Christian Meditation Group at St. Margaret Mary Parish Meets each Tuesday evening at 7pm in the Church Cry RoomThe format of this weekly group meeting is simple and the meeting is about 45 minutes to one hour.
The members of the Communications Committee maintain the Parish website. They issue a monthly calendar of parish events that is published as an insert to the bulletin. The Communications Committee serves as a consultant to help publicize activities sponsored by individual parish committees and serves as the primary source for publicity for major parish wide events.
This Committee also maintains the parish website.
The mission of the St. Margaret Mary Child Care Center is to provide a Christian environment where children will feel safe, comfortable, and secure away from home. This provides an opportunity for children to learn to interact and share; to respect themselves and others; to establish a good self-image; to develop mentally, emotionally, and physically; and most of all to have FUN!
Day care (licensed by the PA State Department of Public Welfare) is available for preschool and young school age children Monday - Friday, 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM all year long, with certain holiday exceptions. Drop-in day care is also available.
Diocesan approved preschool and kindergarten classes are available Monday through Friday in two sessions (9:30 AM - 12:00 PM) and (12:30 PM - 3:00 PM). For more information, please contact the St. Margaret Mary Child Care Center.
Once a month, following Sunday Mass, coffee, juice and donuts are served in the Parish Social Hall. "Donut Sundays" are announced in the church bulletin.
There are people in the Parish who are in need of friendship and spiritual help when they are homebound, in hospitals, or nursing homes. Parishioners assist the Pastor by visiting them and distributing Holy Eucharist to the Homebound / Nursing Homes.
The Parish Finance Council serves as an advisory body to the pastor and the Parish Pastoral Council in the administration and stewardship of parish finances, budget, parish facilities and long-range financial development. Mandated by Canon Law, Parish Financial Councils, like Pastoral Councils are consultative bodies.
The 3 to 5 member Financial Council are appointed by the Pastor on the basis of their expertise in matters related to accounting and finance, development, budget, engineering and law.
The Finance Council and the Pastoral Council function independently but it is essential that they communicate with one another in furthering the parish mission. A member of the Finance Council attends Pastoral Council meetings to assure continued sharing of information.
The members of the St. Margaret Mary Parish Finance Council are listed in the Parish Directory on this site.
The Second Vatican Council called for the creation of Parish Pastoral Councils. In the Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, #26, we read: "In dioceses, as far as possible, councils should be set up to assist the Church's apostolic work, whether in the field of evangelization and sanctification or in the fields of charity, social relations and the rest... The role of Parish Pastoral Council is, through ongoing pastoral planning, to maintain the integrity of the parish mission and the goals and objectives related to it. Within this new model, programs and events continue to take place in the parish through the efforts of many dedicated parishioners, always in the context of the parish mission and its pastoral plan."
The members of the St. Margaret Mary Parish Pastoral Council are listed in the Parish Directory on this site.
Approximately eighty members of the parish have formed a prayer line and commit to praying daily for requested intentions. Requests are kept confidential.
If you have a prayer request for any intention or would like to join St. Margaret Mary's Prayer Line, please call one of the facilitators.
The role of the Social Justice Committee is to identify, investigate and respond to issues and events that compromise Catholic teaching on the role of the Church community to protect the human rights of all peoples. Social Justice issues and links provide all with an opportunity to keep abreast on important issues. All parishioners are invited to participate in matters relative to the action of this committee. For additional information or to voice a concern, please contact the Social Justice Committee.
At St. Margaret Mary Parish, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is available Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to noon. This ministry can be found in the Dompka Education Center beginning the first Saturday of February until the last Saturday in March. Bring your W–2’s, 1099’s and a copy of last year’s return, if available. Proper identification with confirmation of Social Security Number is required. The volunteers will help complete and if so desired, electronically file the parishioner’s tax forms.