parish centennial

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…

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…

About Our Patron: St. Margaret Mary

FAITH ON FIRE (CENTENNIAL EDITION):  About Our Patron: Saint Margaret Mary The Faith on Fire! series of talks continues with the look at our patron: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. Join us for a special video on her life, a parishioner’s testimony, a children’s skit and more. A very appropriate subject as we celebrate 100 years here at…

There is Still Time: In the Footsteps of Saint John Paul II

CENTENNIAL PILGRIMAGE: There is Still Time for “In The Footsteps of Saint John Paul II” Join Father Peter Sarnicki, as he journeys through the footsteps of Saint John Paul II and takes you through Krakow, Warsaw, Wadowice, the birthplace of our beloved Pope and Saint. You will visit St. John Paul II’s family home and…

Just Two of Our 100 Good Deeds!

CENTENNIAL GOOD DEEDS: Just Two of Our Hundred Good Deeds! We’ve all been challenged to perform 100 Good Deeds for 100 Great Years. We’re now a quarter of the way through our Centennial Year, and as a parish we’ve come through with some really great Good Deeds. Here are two in particular so far… Ever…

Our Centennial Ministry of the Month

OUR CENTENNIAL MINISTRY OF THE MONTH: PRO-LIFE MINISTRY We have a three-fold mission: (1) education about the growth and development of human life before birth and about the sanctity of all human life from conception until natural death. (2) financial support for Crisis Pregnancy Centers which assist pregnant moms, pre-born children, new mothers and their babies with emotional, material…

Food for Thought!

A CENTENNIAL GOOD DEED: FOOD for THOUGHT Oddly enough, as a family falls on hard times their tastes do not suddenly veer toward beans and soup. These are items most frequently received by food pantries. Certainly those hard pressed are appreciative of whatever help they receive. While we are besieged seemingly from all sides from all…

Get Your Centennial Wearables!

Show Your Centennial Pride! CELEBRATE IN STYLE… Visit our WALKING TOGETHER Resale Shop for the latest in 100th Anniversary Wearables. If we don’t have your size or color, place a special order. We have quality T-Shirts, Sweatshirts and Hoodies emblazoned with the Parish 100th Anniversary logo. Get them while supplies last!  

When the World Prayed for TWA Flight 847

FAITH ON FIRE (CENTENNIAL EDITION):  When the World Prayed for TWA Flight #847 The Faith on Fire! series of talks continues with the heartfelt and deeply spiritual stories of fellow parishioners. George and Jo Ann Lazansky will share their experiences of being held hostage, how God never abandoned them, and how our parish family and…

Directory Sign-ups: Last Chance Photo Session

Last Chance for Parish Directory Sign-up! BE A PART OF HISTORY! It has been ten years since we last published a Parish Directory. We invite you to take this opportunity to have a family photo session. Make an appointment with our official photographer for your family picture in our special 100th Anniversary St. Margaret Mary Parish Directory….