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 through which she earns her Masters in Theology through coursework in the summers and works full time in youth and young adult ministry at St. Margaret Mary over the next two years. She is from Palm Harbor, FL, and studied Theology at the Notre Dame where she graduated in May.
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.