St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church

Gathered by the call of Jesus to serve one another.

2405 S 7th St, Terre Haute, IN 47802
(812) 232-3512

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Regular Mass Schedule

Saturday: 4:00 PM
English - 11:00 AM
Spanish - 2:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM
3rd Thu - 11:00 AM
Friday: 9:00 AM
Holy Days: See Bulletin


Saturday: 2:30 PM or by
Daily Readings
Here God's Call

Welcome . . .

Fr. Daniel BedelSt. Augustine is credited with calling Christ, “ever ancient, ever new.”  As Catholics, we recognize the need for the Church to have one foot firmly established in the ancient traditions and devotions of our faith, while having the other foot always stepping out courageously into the modern age in which we live.  It is in this spirit that we of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Terre Haute welcome you to our parish community through our website.  In this site, we invite you to discover the amazing events coming up, listen to the weekly homilies, meet our wonderful staff and volunteers, and explore our mission to be an active, diverse community brought together by the story of God working in and through our lives.  I hope you enjoy your visit to this website, and through it, I hope you feel welcomed to our wonderful parish family!  May God bless you!

Fr. Daniel Bedel

PS.  See you at Mass! 

Reflections from Deacon Mike . . . The Lone Tree     

Deacon Mike StratmanAs I travel through Indiana and Illinois taking care of my clients during the week, I have noticed on several occasions a lone tree growing in the middle of the field. It was a mystery to me. Acres of trees had been cut down so the farmer could grow corn and beans.  But one tree remained standing, its branches reaching up and spreading out. I did some investigating and the mystery was solved. Farmers long ago traditionally left one tree standing so that they and their animals would have a cool place to rest when the hot summer sun was beating down on them.  Interesting! 

That brings to mind about the times we find that we alone have survived something, and we don't know why. Soldiers coming home from combat and patients who've survived a life threatening illness struggle to know why they survived when others did not.

In the Old Testament, stories are told about some of the Israelites whom God spared when the nation was sent into exile. Those Israelites preserved God's law and later rebuilt the temple. The apostle Paul survived early persecution to become God's messenger to the Gentiles.

If we stand where others have fallen, it's to praise God and spread our arms as shade for the weary. The Lord helps us through our trials and tribulations which enables us to be a tree of rest which can be used to encourage others and give hope.

Together through prayer and service,

Deacon Mike

Job OpeningsFull-Time Associate Coordinator of Youth Ministry Position Available

The Terre Haute Catholic Community is seeking a full-time Associate Coordinator of Youth Ministry to work collaboratively with the Coordinator of Youth Ministry to facilitate a Total Youth Ministry program for the five city parishes of Terre Haute, Indiana for Grades 9-12.  This includes, but is not limited to: religious education and Confirmation programs, retreats and prayer services, mission trips, service projects, leadership development of students and volunteers, and fundraising.

Applicant should be a practicing Catholic and possess a love for and knowledge of the Catholic faith, as well as a strong commitment to the faith development of young people.  The applicant must have the ability to organize, collaborate with coordinator, and work well with volunteers, exhibit good leadership skills, creativity and initiative.  Professional work ethic and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential.  Bachelor’s Degree and Youth Ministry programming experience preferred.   Possession of a Youth Ministry Certificate or the willingness to obtain one is essential.  Some overnight travel, frequent evening and weekend work is required.

Direct Inquiries by June 5, 2017 to: Barbara Black, Youth Ministry Supervisor, 2322 N 13 ½ St., Terre Haute, IN  47804; 812-466-1231 or