General Information

Marriage: Arrangements should be made at least three months in advance.

Baptisms: On the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month immediately following the 10:30 am mass. Please make arrangements at least one month in advance. Preparation class held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the rectory

We welcome our new parishioners and invite them to register at the rectory

Are you searching for God? Do you, or someone you know, feel a calling toward the Catholic Church?

RCIA – the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults – is a program for adults who are considering entering the Catholic Church or for baptized Catholics who wish to complete the Sacraments of Initiation (Holy Eucharist and Confirmation). We also welcome Catholics who would like to study their faith more deeply.

In RCIA, we talk about the presence of God in our lives and in the world. We share our faith and pray. We study Scripture and how it relates and speaks to us today. We learn about the Church, its beliefs, and its sacraments. We explore what it means to be Catholic and to live a Christian life. We learn from each other as we journey together on a pilgrimage of faith.

RCIA sessions will take place on Monday from 7:00 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. in McCarthy Hall (7325 N. Claremont Avenue). The introductory class meets on Monday, September 9. RCIA culminates with the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 11, 2020.

If you have been contemplating entering the Church or completing your Sacraments of Initiation, please consider RCIA. Or you may know someone who has inquired about the Church or has not completed the Sacraments of Initiation. Spread the good news!

If you would like more information, please call the Rectory at (773) 764-0615 and leave a message for Fr. Tirso, Fr. Hal, or Art Blumberg. You may also email Art at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Is God calling you? Let us welcome his presence!

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RCIA 2019-2020

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St. Margaret Mary Parish
Religious Education Program
2019-2020

The Program welcomes students in Grades 1 through 12 who attend public or non-Catholic private schools.

Classes meet on Saturday from 9:00 to 10:30 am in the school building. The first class will meet on September 14, 2019 and the last on May 16, 2020.

Registration begins June 23, 2019 and ends September 7, 2019. Late Registrations will not be accepted so please register early. Forms can be found in the Church, requested at the Parish Office Monday through Thursday from 9 to 12 & from 1 to 5 or downloaded from on the link below ("Download Attachments").

Completed forms can be placed in the Sunday collection, or returned to the parish Office.

Sacramental Preparation

First Reconciliation & First Eucharist – two year preparation. Students in Grades 2 through 6 who have completed two years of Religious Education will make their First Confession during Lent 2020 and celebrate their First Communion on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

Confirmation – two year preparation.

Students in grades 7 through 12 who have completed two years of Religious Education will be Confirmed on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Students beginning Religious Education at age 16 or older will join the RCIA Program (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) and celebrate their Sacraments at the discretion of the Pastor.

Fees & Payment

Tuition is for the academic year and covers books and supplies

A deposit of $25.00 for each student is required to complete your registration.

By September 9 th full or partial payment of your balance is required for your child to be admitted to class.

Payment options are:

  • 2 payments of 50% of your balance, due on Sept 7 th and Nov 9 th.
  • 5 payments of 20% of your balance, due on Sept. 7 th , Oct. 12 th , Nov. 9 th , Dec. 7 th and Jan. 11th.

Please plan ahead, so that we can welcome your children into class without delay.

If the tuition is beyond your means, please make an appointment to speak with Father Tirso, our Pastor.

If you have any questions, please contact the Religious Education Office on 773-764-0615 or Cynthia Splatt, Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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