Get Involved - For Families   

At St. Margaret Mary we want to be a source of encouragement and support for families. Pope Francis says that, "All families need God. Every single one. We need His help, His strength, His blessing, His mercy, and His forgiveness. It takes simplicity. To pray as a family, simplicity is needed..." With this in mind, we offer a number of things for families at the parish to help them encounter God and receive more abundantly His blessings upon them.


Some of these things are:


  • Date Nights - a chance for married couples to share a meal, enjoy the company of other couples, and listen to talk or video on some aspect of marriage and family life.

  • Sunday Masses - it's a normal thing for our weekend Masses to be a little noisy... and we love it! We are a "kid friendly" church and are delighted to have young children join us as they learn how to pray at church. Further, we have a special affection for children with special needs and we desire to do whatever we can to help them be a part of our parish.

  • Marriage Guidance - if a couple is having some struggles in their marriage, they can ask to meet to chat with the priest, the married permanent deacon, or a married couple from the parish. None of these people are professional marriage counsellors, but they could help to point them in the right direction.

  • Retrouvaille - a series of 6 sessions designed to help couples with marital difficulties. 

  • Spaghetti Supper - once a year the parish sponsors a big pasta dinner that the whole family will enjoy.

  • Annual Parish Picnic - in the summer we rent Camp Marydale for a Sunday afternoon of fun with a all kinds of games, swimming, and a BBQ.


  • Holiday Monday Receptions - each holiday Monday we offer the Holy Mass at 9am and then have a social with drinks and snacks afterwards.


  • Movie Nights - every so often we host a movie night at the hall for families.

  • Church Bazaar - our autumn Bazaar is packed with games, activities, and food.