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."
For over 30 years, St. Margaret Mary has cared for the youth of our parish and the surrounding community. Volunteers and professional staff have created a vision for youth ministry that includes faith formation, small christian communities, sacramental preparation and peer leadership. We hope that you will join us in continuing to empower young people to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
Dan Lawler is our Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and oversees the high school youth ministry program. He previously worked at Ascension Parish in Oak Park and graduated from the University of Dayton with a B.A. in Religious Studies.
Marissa Griffith is part of Notre Dame's Echo program, a two year program through which she takes classes at Notre Dame to earn my Masters in Theology during the summer and work full time in youth and young adult ministry here at St. Margaret Mary during the school year. She was born and raised in Palm Harbor, FL. She encountered Christ through Eucharistic Adoration and mission trips to Haiti in my high school youth ministry and knew she was called to live a life that was radically for Christ. She studied Theology at the University of Notre Dame undergrad and graduated in May. She is looking forward to journeying with you all as we grow in relationship with Christ!"
Arlene Serio is our Faith Formation Secretary and oversees the administrative work of the office. She previously worked in the RE office at Ss. Peter and Paul in Naperville.
Debbie Brutlag is our Faith Formation Program Assistant. She is a great resource for our catechists and helps to keep our office in order.