• Pastoral Ministries

  • Caregiver Support Group: A Christian based spiritual support group for caregivers who provide care for an elderly parent, spouse, child, relative, friend or neighbor who needs extra care. The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Parish Center of Saint Mary Church in Branford from
    6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.
    Contact Deacon Adam Michaele 203-530-4466, amichaele@sbcglobal.net

    Open & Ongoing Bereavement Support Group: This is an open and on-going interfaith bereavement support group for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. It is an opportunity to move beyond pain and loss while sharing, listening, receiving, and giving support.
    Contact Jeanne Terrazzano 203-245-3848 jterrazz@yahoo.com

    Spiritual Wellness Ministry: A Christian based spiritual support group for those who feel anxious, depressed, stressed or isolated. The group usually meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from September through June at the Deacon Ruiz Center at Saint George Church in Guilford from 2:00 PM –3:30 PM.
    Contact Deacon Adam Michaele 203-530-4466: amichaele@sbcglobal.net

    Rosary & Prayer Services at Convalescent Homes: A group of parish ministers who visit local convalescent homes to lead recitation of the Holy Rosary and conduct other prayer services.
    Contact Elizabeth Connelly 203-245-7301 Ext.104, liz.connelly@stmargaretchurch.com

    Rosary at St. Margaret Church: The Holy Rosary is recited Monday-Friday at 7:20 AM. On Saturdays recitation of the Rosary and special prayers begins at 7:20 AM.
    Statues of Our Blessed Mother Visitation Program: Three statues of our Blessed Mother are available for one week visitations to you and your families to inspire devotion. One is a traveling version of Our Lady of Fatima which includes the Rosary and documents which will help you understand the importance of the Rosary and how to pray it well. The other two are statues of Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Grace.
    Contact Dianne Coyle 203-421-1196, raydiance2@sbcglobal.net

    First Saturday of Reparation: As authorized by the World Apostolate of Fatima, this group meets in the church on the First Saturdays of each month to pray the Rosary and other prayers in reparation for our sins, as requested by Our Lady of Fatima.
    Contact Dianne Coyle 203-421-1196, raydiance2@sbcglobal.net

    Prayer Line: The St. Margaret Prayer Line Ministry consists of parish volunteers who pray on behalf of people who submit their requested intentions via phone call or e-mail. Ministry leaders distribute the requests to the Prayer Line volunteers who pray for the intention.
    Contact Margaret Ridarelli: 203-421-3530, ridarelli@aol.com

    Prayer Cenacle for Priests: On the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, a group of parishioners meets at Paul and Maria Prete’s home to pray for all catholic priests.
    Contact Paul and Maria Prete 203-245-7172