Skip to the content

Groups List

We welcome, invite, and encourage your involvement in our parish life group. For more information, contact the Parish Office at or 608-271-7421.

Groups List

Please click on the groups below to learn more.

Carefree Years

Carefree Years is a social group for men and women who are 55-years-old and older. We host multiple social events every year, including potlucks and game nights, and attend various plays throughout the year. Learn more

Families with Young Kids

Join with other families with young children for faith and fellowship. This is a great way to meet other parents to form friendships, prayer groups, or play groups. For more information, please contact Lisa Phillips at

Join Our New Knights of Columbus Council at SMG

Your Knights of Columbus have been asked to form a parish-based Knights of Columbus Council with a focus on serving St. Maria Goretti Parish.

The Knights help Catholic Men become more engaged in their Faith, which can make them better Catholics, better husbands, better fathers, better men. Our principles of Charity, Unity & Fraternity guide us in serving our parish and community.

For more information about becoming a Knight or joining this new council, please contact Kevin at or Ron at

Ora et Labora - Prayer and Work

Ora et Labora is Latin meaning prayer and work. Our group puts prayer and work into practice, so that we can use these methods in our everyday lives. We will work on various facilities or grounds tasks around the parish and focus on a certain type of prayer either before, during, or after our work. For more information, please contact Josh Bruecken at or 608.268.2972

Parish Council & Commissions

The Parish Pastoral Council and Parish Commissions support the work of the parish community. Learn more

Rangers Club - For Fathers and Sons

Rangers Club is a Catholic based group for fathers and sons (grades K-5) which strives to develop moral virtues in young boys through simple talks and fun activities. Fathers will receive practical advice on developing character in their sons. Events include a virtue talk, competitive activity, snacks, and socializing. For more information and upcoming events, please contact Brian at

Seven Sisters Apostolate

The Seven Sisters Apostolate is a call to strengthen the Church by ensuring that a Holy Hour is prayed each day of the week for the sole intention of our priests. Each woman commits to a specific priest and a Holy Hour on a specific day of the week, thus covering a complete week. At SMG, two woman can also divide the Holy Hour. If you are interested in praying for our priests at SMG through this Apostolate, please contact Teresa Whipple at New members are always welcomed.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Our mission is to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Our primary outreach is to visit with families newly transitioning out of homelessness, providing blankets, furniture, groceries and other necessities. Learn more

Weekly Bible Study

Join fellow school parents and parishioners on Thursdays, after the 8 a.m. school Mass, in prayer and fellowship to study the upcoming Sunday Mass readings. Young children are welcome to tag along. We'll meet in the back area of the Parish Hall. For more information, contact Katie Christensen at or 630-776-3092.

Young Adults

Join other young adults in their 20s and 30s, whether single or married, for faith formation, social events, and volunteering opportunities. Learn more

Youth Ministry

Our Youth Ministry program offers opportunities for middle and high school students to encounter Christ through prayer, sacrament, and service. Learn more

Support Our Parish

In gratitude for God’s generosity, we dedicate a sacrificial portion of our gifts of time, talent, and treasure to serve Christ and His Church by supporting the needs of our parish.