GATHER (formerly called MERGE Middle School Ministry) is a program for Junior High and High Schoolers focused on dynamic faith experiences, authentic friendships in Christ, and small group faith sharing.
B.U.L.L.F.R.O.G.S. stands for Building Up Life, Loyalty, Faithfulness, Respect, Obedience, Gratefulness, and Spirituality, and meets every other Wednesday 6:00PM-8:00PM in the Youth Room (Room 1 – Ministry Center).
BULLFROGS is a Middle School Youth Group led by the high school peer ministry team for 6th-8th graders who want to meet new friends, grow in faith, and have fun. It is a little smaller and more informal than the MERGE Middle School Ministry program.
FREE. No pre-registration. All 6th-8th graders are welcome. Just show up and join the middle school community.
The TARGET High School Community meets every Monday 7:00PM-9:00PM in the Youth Room (Room 1 in the Ministry Center).
It is FREE. All 9th-12th graders are welcome. No pre-registration. Just show up and join the high school community.
TARGET is NOT a class! The community is led by the Peer Ministry Team and involves fun games, faith sharing, prayer, small group discussions, and informal hang out time. Each month there is a new series of topics and themes which relate to the Catholic Faith and real life.
Two teams of high school teens (The LAND Team & The PMT Team) lead Middle School & High School Youth Ministry efforts at St. Margaret Mary Parish. Peer Ministry Teams meet most Sunday evenings to plan upcoming ministry events and to grow closer to Christ.
at St. Margaret Mary Parish (Algonquin, IL)
Confirmation Preparation at St. Margaret Mary Parish is a one-year eight-session process that begins in September and ends with Confirmation in the Spring. In the Diocese of Rockford, IL, teens may be confirmed as early as 9th grade.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are over 18 and out of high school, and would like to be confirmed in the Catholic Church, please contact the parish office (847)658-7625 for more information on confirmation preparation for adults