“Our parish communities are measured by how they serve “the least of these” in our parish and beyond its boundaries – the hungry, the homeless, the sick, those in prisons, the stranger (Matt. 25).”

– US Catholic Bishops

Service to Parishioners

Bereavement Ministry

The Bereavement Ministry seeks to accompany people and their families in their journey of grief as they learn to adjust to the absence of their loved one’s physical presence and the resulting feelings of pain and loneliness. A bereavement minister is a compassionate person that gives the grieving person the time they need to grieve and listens without making judgement or giving advice. If you are in need of grief support or are interested in serving within this ministry, please contact Deacon Terry Taylor at (630) 369-0777 or email bereavement@smmp.com

Comfort Care (Funeral Luncheons & Emergency Meals)

The Funeral Luncheon Committee provides a luncheon, at no charge, following a funeral for up to 250 people in the Parish Center. For more information and to volunteer, email funeralvolunteers@smmp.com.
The Emergency Meals group supplies home cooked meals to families in difficult situations (illness, accident, etc.)When you are ill and cannot come to Mass.  To ask for emergency meals contact the parish office at 630-369-0777. For more information or to volunteer, email emergencymeals@smmp.com.

Holiday Gift Basket Committee

Our parish collects food baskets for families of six in need at Christmas and Easter. These meals are given to local social service agencies and be distributed to low-income families in our area.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a worldwide Catholic fraternal organization for men that provide members and their families with volunteer opportunities for service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people. St Margaret Mary Council 16011 invites all Catholic men of the parish to join our Council. Meetings are held on the 4th Thursdays of the month. Contact: Michael Maziarek at (630) 201-8400 or Robert Presnak at (312) 543-2735 or email kcs@smmp.com.

Legion of Mary

Its stated mission is for active members to serve God under the banner of Mary by the corporal and spiritual works of Mercy. The main activities include door to door evangelization, inviting all to our parish with a weekly bulletin, looking for any needs such as religious articles, materials, elderly needs and asking if homes have been blessed. For more information, email legionofmary@smmp.com.

Men’s Club

This group strives to serve God, each other, our parish and community in a spirit of camaraderie. They organize charitable activities such as April in Parish, and sponsor family activities such as the annual parish picnic and the annual family pizza night.

Come see why SMMP is the parish with a heart. All parish men 18 years of age and older are invited to join us every third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center.  You are already a member! For more information email smmpmensclub@gmail.com.

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Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Ministers bring comfort and a caring heart to the sick and homebound of our parish and surrounding areas. We take Holy Communion to those who are unable to come to church. We visit parishioners in their homes, or at the hospital; we do a Sunday morning prayer service at Sunrise Assisted Living Home; and we visit people at St. Patrick’s Nursing Home. To schedule a pastoral visit contact the parish office at 630-369-0777. For more information and to volunteer, email pastoralcare@smmp.com.

Scouts

St. Margaret Mary sponsors both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Each has their own web site: Cub Scouts Pack 507 and Boy Scouts of America Troop 507. Check out these websites for current events, activities and contact information. 

September Social Club

The September Social Club’s aim is for seniors to socialize and have fun, meet new friends and greet old friends, and to be there to support each other on joyous occasions and at difficult times. For more information, email septemberclub@smmp.com.
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St. Vincent de Paul

Provides emergency assistance to anyone living within our parish boundaries. They also meet with those who come to the parish in need of financial help. To get assistance from our St. Vincent de Paul Society contact the parish office at 630-369-0777. For more information or to volunteer, email stvdp@smmp.com
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Sunday Nursery

Our parish provides a free babysitting service during the 10:00am Mass. For more information, contact the parish office at 630-369-0777 or email sundaynursery@smmp.com.

Sunshine Ministry

The Sunshine Ministry makes daily phone calls to seniors and shut-ins to make sure they are well and to provide emotional support. If necessary they can also contact neighbors and family members to do follow up. For information for signing up a friend or loved one for this service contact the parish office, 630-369-0777 or email sunshine@smmp.com.

Christian Service Commission

The Christian Service Commission (CSC) is a combination of many committees whose responsibility it is to provide opportunities to serve God and those in need. The CSC contributes coordination, planning, assessing needs, and aids in establishing the ministry efforts of the parish. The commission also serves as a link with diocesan social ministry agencies, such as: Catholic Charities, social concerns and family ministry.

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Service to Our Community

Charitable Contributions Committee

St. Margaret Mary Parish donates to organizations which serve the needy. A committee allocates these funds based upon human needs including feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, and providing for the physical and spiritual well-being of individuals and groups. This committee, comprised of parishioners, meets monthly starting in September to review donation requests. Requests can be submitted starting on July 1. To volunteer, email charitablecontributions@smmp.com.

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Christmas Giving Tree

The Christmas Giving Tree gives parishioners a chance to share Christmas gifts and food with families in need. For more information, email givingtree@smmp.com

Daybreak Transitional Housing

Daybreak Transitional Housing provides housing and supportive services to homeless families, while they work toward permanent housing and a quality of life that supports their needs. For more information, email daybreak@smmp.com.
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Earth Care Committee

The Earth Care Committee helps the parish become more eco-friendly; provides resources and opportunities for parishioners to care for creation; and advocates for environmentally responsible policies and legislation.

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Food Pantry Ministry

Parishioners are encouraged to regularly donate non-perishable food items to help those less fortunate in our community. Donations are taken to Loaves & Fishes Community Services. For more information and to volunteer, email foodpantry@smmp.com.

Holiday Gift Basket Committee

Our parish collects food baskets for families of six in need at Christmas and Easter. These meals are given to local social service agencies and be distributed to low-income families in our area.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a worldwide Catholic fraternal organization for men that provide members and their families with volunteer opportunities for service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people. St Margaret Mary Council 16011 invites all Catholic men of the parish to join our Council. Meetings are held on the 4th Thursdays of the month. Contact: Michael Maziarek at (630) 201-8400 or Robert Presnak at (312) 543-2735 or email kcs@smmp.com.

Legion of Mary

Its stated mission is for active members to serve God under the banner of Mary by the corporal and spiritual works of Mercy. The main activities include door to door evangelization, inviting all to our parish with a weekly bulletin, looking for any needs such as religious articles, materials, elderly needs and asking if homes have been blessed. For more information, email legionofmary@smmp.com.

Men’s Club

This group strives to serve God, each other, our parish and community in a spirit of camaraderie. They organize charitable activities such as Christmas in Parish. The club also sponsors family activities such as the annual parish picnic and the Kane County Cougars outing.

Come see why SMMP is the parish with a heart. All parish men 18 years of age and older are invited to join us every third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center.  You are already a member! For more information, email smmpmensclub@gmail.com.

Visit the Men’s Club page

Military Ministry

This is a support group for all veterans and currently serving soldiers. We also lend a hand for those in need. We mail letters, boxes of personal items, valentines and Christmas cards as well as having a prayer group. We also wish to support the families of soldiers. For more information and to volunteer, email militaryministry@smmp.com.

P.A.D.S. (Public Action to Deliver Shelter)

P.A.D.S. provides dinner, breakfast, hospitality, laundry, and shelter to the homeless in conjunction with other area churches. SMMP parishioners staff the site once a month. For more information and to volunteer, email pads@smmp.com.
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Peace & Justice Advisory Working Group

This group provides advice and support to the parish Justice & Outreach Minister in planning educational events, advocacy campaigns, liturgical resources and other activities that enable the parish to fulfill its social mission to provide charity and justice in our community, our nation and our world. For more information and to volunteer, email peaceandjustice@smmp.com.
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Pro-L.I.F.E. Committee

The Pro-L.I.F.E. Committee works to spread the pro-life message by following the Bishops’ pastoral plan for pro-life activities: education, pastoral care, affecting public policy and prayer. We work to bring attention to the sanctity of life for all people in all stages. For more information and to volunteer, email prolife@smmp.com.
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Refugee Support Group

The Refugee Support Group provides direct service to refugee families in our community and plans educational programs and advocacy opportunities to live out the Church’s teachings on migrants and refugees.

Sharing Parish

This committee provides tuition assistance to students at three Catholic grammar schools in Aurora — St. Rita of Cascia, St. Terese of Jesus, and St. Peter — by sponsoring a yearly “mega” Garage Sale to raise funds.  For more information and to volunteer, email sharingparish@smmp.com.

St. Vincent de Paul

Provides emergency assistance to anyone living within our parish boundaries. They also meet with those who come to the parish in need of financial help. For more information and to volunteer, email stvdp@smmp.com.
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Sunshine Ministry

The Sunshine Ministry makes daily phone calls to seniors and shut-ins to make sure they are well and to provide emotional support. If necessary they can also contact neighbors and family members to do follow up. For information for signing up a friend or loved one for this service contact the parish office, 630-369-0777 or email sunshine@smmp.com.

Christian Service Commission

The Christian Service Commission (CSC) is a combination of many committees whose responsibility it is to provide opportunities to serve God and those in need. The CSC contributes coordination, planning, assessing needs, and aids in establishing the ministry efforts of the parish. The commission also serves as a link with diocesan social ministry agencies, such as: Catholic Charities, social concerns and family ministry.

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