Catholic parishes thrive when people leave their private comfort zones and reach out to the church and world to form community and offer loving service. Since the Second Vatican Council there has been a wonderful explosion of lay “ministries” in the Catholic Church. Faith increases, friendships form, community deepens, the neighbor is served… and God is glorified. St. Margaret Mary is blessed with many liturgical, prayer and service-oriented ministries. Come join us!
Council # 15339
Grand Knight: Daniel Sapien
Phone: (909) 573-9406
Deputy Grand Knight: Steve Enright
Phone: (909) 717-1047
Admission Director: James Hernandez
Phone: (909) 964-0450
WHO ARE THE KNIGHTS: The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization of Catholic Men, 18 years of age and older who are committed to making their Parish and Community a better place and supporting their Church through charitable work. It was founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney. The Order is still true to its founding principles of Charity, Unity and Fraternity.
WHO CAN JOIN: Open to men 18 years of age or older who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See.
WHEN DO THEY MEET: Our Council (#15339) meet every second Tuesday of the month. Social hour starts at 6:00pm (with dinner) followed by a Rosary at 7:00pm. Meeting starts at 7:30pm here at St. Margaret Mary Church.
Contact: Call Parish Office
Phone: (909) 591-7400
The Filipino Ministry promotes the richness, beauty and good values of the Filipino heritage. Our mission is to serve the Lord through fellowship and community service. We help identify and respond to the different needs and programs of our parish, as well as the needs of our community and our Church. We practice solidarity with other ethnic communities and nations in the larger Church community.
In our shared journey towards spiritual growth, we need each other’s support, encouragement and friendship. We plan and hold different community and cultural activities to promote camaraderie and involvement, develop lay leadership, and build the faith and identity of the Filipinos in our parish.
A highlight each year is our annual Luau, usually held in late August. This event is an occasion of major fun and fellowship, and the proceeds go to promote parish projects.
We meet every Sunday after the 11 AM Mass in Sacred Heart Center. Room B.
Director: Debbie Cruz
Prolife Ministry Mission Statement
“Respect Life is a ministry that recognizes the dignity of each individual as created in the image of God and seeks through faith, hope and love, to protect the sanctity of all God’s children from the moment of conception to natural death.”
Covered in Love
Covered in Love is a charitable outreach assisting the Bridges Program connected with Assure Pregnancy Counseling Center in Montclair. Individuals interested in sharing their talent by crocheting, knitting or sewing baby blankets, booties, or caps can deliver their finished gifts to the parish office. The baby booties are given to pregnant women after their first ultrasound as a visual incentive of the gift of life they are deciding to carry. The blankets and caps are given in post- delivery gift baskets to women involved in the Bridges program. Donations of yarn are also accepted.
Are you aware of a woman who is pregnant and contemplating abortion? Commit to pray for the mother and father during the duration of their pregnancy for the safety of the unborn, the emotional and spiritual health of the parents and the future of all touched by the pregnancy.
To help accomplish this, it was recommended an individual say the following daily prayer for a period of nine months.
“Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of [baby’s name] the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.”
Sanctity of Human Life Course (PMFP Specialization)
Course covers Church teaching and implications of Bioethics, Euthanasia, Death Penalty, Abortion, Human Sexuality and Family Planning.
Contact Marie Widmann @ProLifeCatholicMinistries@SBDiocese.orgor 909-475-5351
Right to Life Resources
Assure Pregnancy Clinic
9675 Monte Vista Ste G
Montclair, CA 91763
Rachel’s Vineyard Post Abortion Retreats
rachelsvineyard.org (for schedules and information)
Director: Germaine Lanathoua
Contact: (909) 627-9357
Ministry Contact: Kim Heim
The Homebound Ministry provides a connection for the homebound via parishioners visiting and bringing Holy Communion to those unable to come to mass. Our ministry offers kindness and spiritual support, helping the homebound to remain a part of our faith community. We send forth Eucharistic Ministers to hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and private residences to provide comfort, prayer, a patient ear, and most importantly Holy Communion.
Our Homebound Ministry welcomes parishioners to join us in reaching out to our extended church community and offers training to help you get started in this rewarding service.
If you feel called to be part of this ministry or need more information, please contact: