Centennial News & Blog

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible; 
and suddenly
you are doing the impossible.

~ St. Francis of Assisi

A Franciscan Tradition

The Blessing of the Animals Sunday, October 4th, we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. We invite you for the special “Blessing of Animals” at 4:00 PM on the Church grounds. Bring your “beloved” animals for the traditional Franciscan blessing.

A Special Centennial Event

OH HAPPY DAY! On October 9th and 10th, more than fifty voices from two parishes, St. Margaret Mary in Algonquin and Church of the Holy Apostles in McHenry, will merge for a two-evening event celebrating St. Margaret Mary’s 100th Anniversary and Holy Apostles’ 25th Anniversary with performances of liturgical and inspirational music. The program will blend voices from…

Feast of Corpus Christi

FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION & MASS Sunday, June 7th, Saint Margaret Mary will celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ or Corpus Christi. The feast is celebrated with a Eucharistic Procession, in which the Sacred Host is carried accompanied by hymns and litanies. First Communicants, the Knights of Columbus,…

Eucharistic Adoration

Wednesdays Beginning after the 8:30 a.m. Mass and ending Thursday before the 7:00 AM Mass. First Fridays Beginning after the 9:15 AM Mass (8:30 AM Mass in the summer) until 5:30 PM closing prayer with Benediction. Signup below for First Friday Adoration. “If we are to experience the Eucharist as the “source an summit of…

Diocesan Stewardship Appeal

2015 DIOCESAN STEWARDSHIP APPEAL:  Many Roads, One Path   Dear Parishioner, Each year, our Diocesan Appeal helps thousands in our diocese to grow in their Catholic faith. Recently, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, emphasized the heart of the Gospel message by crying out to the world, “The only path is Jesus.” In life, people walk…

First Communion

FIRST COMMUNION Masses are scheduled for May 2nd at 9:00 AM, 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM. Rehearsals are held during the week before the assigned First Communion Mass. Please bring your completed banner to the rehearsal! Please arrive no later than 6:45 PM! • May 2nd, 9:00 AM Communion Mass (Mrs. Fedorowicz/Stout/Payne) Rehearsal on Tuesday,…

Faith on Fire: Have You Been to Caesarea?

FAITH ON FIRE (CENTENNIAL EDITION):  Have You Been to Caesarea? The Faith on Fire! series of talks continues with a very special event… Join us for an Evening of Reflection with Sister Jeannine Randolph, SLW. Sister Jeannine served at Saint Margaret Mary Parish for 10 years as a Pastoral Associate. She will return on Tuesday, April 21st, from…

Divine Mercy Novena

Divine Mercy Novena The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy is a devotion based on the visions of Jesus as reported by Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), known as the “Apostles of Mercy.” She was a Polish Sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy and canonized as a Catholic Saint in…

Art Auction & Casino Night

Annual Benefit for St. Margaret Mary School Please join Saint Margaret Mary Catholic School for its annual Art Auction and Casino Night on Saturday, April 25th. These fundraisers while combined, can be enjoyed individually. The Art Auction offers the chance to bid on beautiful artwork created by the students. Casino Night provides the opportunity to…

Holy Week at St. Margaret Mary

Please join us for Holy Week at St. Margaret Mary.  Also join us for a Communal Penance Service that will be hosted at St. Margaret Mary on Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 PM. Individual reconciliation  (in the Chapel Reconciliation Room): Sunday, March 29th: 6:30 AM, 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM Monday, March 30th:…