St. Margaret Mary Parish Picnic

Parish Picnic

Sunday, September 11

Join Us in the Naper Blvd. Parking Lot -- Noon to 5:00 PM

Fun for the entire family!

Food... Fellowship... Beverages... Rock Climbing Wall NEW!... Video Game Truck... Bingo... Reptile Show...Silent Auction... Raffle... Raffle...Carnival Games... Pony Rides... Inflatable Amusements... Chair Massage... Face Painting... Nail Art... and more!

We look forward to seeing all of you!

The Men's Club of St. Margaret Mary donates a significant amount to the parish and community. The Picnic, Raffle, and Silent Auction are their primary source of fundraising for the year.

Bible Study 2016-17: Isaiah and Jeremiah

Sr. Marianne Race, CSJ
Sr. Marianne Race, CSJ

Bible Study Books - Ready!

Beginning Tuesday, September 13, join the SMMP Bible Study group to learn more about Isaiah and Jeremiah. Sr. Marianne Race, CSJ, will lead the sessions. Morning sessions are 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM, and evening sessions are 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Sessions are held in the COR Center. Your study book can be picked up at the parish office.

Fee $50

Morning Enrichment Returns September 14

Barbara Mahany

Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door

Speaker: Barbara Mahany
September 14
from 9:15 to 11:15 am
COR Center
Donation: $8

Amid the noise of the everyday melee, it’s sometimes hard to notice the longing in our soul. We ache for quietude, for the hush that allows the Sacred to seep in. In the long shadow of the autumnal equinox, as we enter the Season of Awe, we’ll wrap ourselves in the slow, still meditative gifts that come with carving out quietude, gifts we can begin to weave into our jam-packed days. In slow time, we’ll read, reflect and respond to meditative prompts that draw us into the core of autumn’s radiant blessings.

Barbara Mahany, author of Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door, a collection of meditative essays called “a field guide to wonder and wisdom,” will invite us into the quietude that allows us to behold the sacred, and for one morning we’ll be blanketed in a practice of paying attention that we can carry home deep inside our hearts.

Barbara Mahany is an author and freelance journalist in Chicago, who writes these days about stumbling on the sacred amid the cacophony of the modern-day domestic melee. She was a reporter and feature writer at the Chicago Tribunefor nearly 30 years, and before that a pediatric oncology nurse at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door, which has been called “a field guide into the depths of your holiest hours,” is Mahany’s first book. Publishers Weekly picked it as one of the Top 10 religion books for 2014, fall crop. Her second book, Motherprayer: Lessons in Loving, will be published in March, 2017. She is married to the Tribune’s Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic, Blair Kamin, and together they’ve raised their two sons in both their Catholic and Jewish traditions and faiths.

Business Breakfast — September 17

Business Breakfast September 17

Supper with the Saints

Supper with the Saints


“Supper with the Saints”

Join us on Tuesday evenings in October for a shared meal and an interactive presentation on our Catholic Saints -- learn more about their lives, their mission, and how we can follow their example. We will even include contemporary Christian music videos that reflect their message. All are welcome to attend!

We will supply dessert and beverage, and we invite you to bring a main/side dish to share “potluck style.” More details to come SOON.

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM in the Upper Room

Oct. 4 — PRAYING WITH A BROKEN HEART — St. Francis & St. Monica (Italian Feast)

Oct. 11 — SILENCE IS GOLDEN, ACTION IS AWESOME — St. Joseph & St. Joan of Arc (Breakfast for Dinner)

Oct. 18 — HONOR THE SACRED HEART IN EACH OF US — St. Margaret Mary (Heart & Soul)

Oct. 25 — SEEING GOD IN THE FACE OF OTHERS — St. Vincent de Paul & St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) (Soup & Salad)

Nov. 1 — WE ARE ALL SAINTS — Celebrate the SAINT in ALL of us (Dessert only)
We'll conclude with All Saints Day Mass at 7:30PM

Please watch the Bulletin, Parish Website, and SMMP Facebook page for reminders and more details. Sign up for the Potluck HERE .

Hearts on Fire

Hearts on Fire

Hearts on Fire!

Come Encounter Jesus

Embrace His Kingdom

Parish Theme and Calling 2015-17

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St. Margaret Mary Parish Mission Statement

As a worshipping Roman Catholic parish family we are guided by a collegial partnership of laity, pastor, and ministerial staff. Together we seek to foster spiritual growth through the active practice of Christianity. By the sharing of our God-given talents and resources with all God's people we strive for peace and justice as the "Parish with Heart."

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