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 Ministry and oversees the junior high and 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.
Arlene Serio is our Religious Education and Youth Ministry 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 Religious Education and Youth Ministry Program Assistant. She is a great resource for our catechists and helps to keep our office in order.
Caitlin Sica is our Echo Apprentice, who moved to Illinois from New Hampshire. She graduated from Plymouth State University with a B.A. in English with a concentration in Secondary Education. Caitlin previously worked as the K-8 Coordinator/High School Youth Minister at her home parish, St. Andre Bessette. Passionate about Theology, Caitlin decided to begin pursuing her Master’s, and was accepted into, Echo: a two year graduate program, offered through the University of Notre Dame, that offers participants the opportunity to earn an M.A. in Theology.