• Requests are often made of the parish to support various charitable causes. In order to allow for fair and equal attention to be given to each of these requests, a Charitable Requests Committee has been established which serves to help our Pastor determine which causes the parish is able to support. This committee is made up of individuals who each represent a part of our parish community:

    Members of the Charitable Inquiries Committee

    Anthony Amplo – Parish Council member
    Robert McKenna – Parish Council member
    Justin Murphy – Member of the Knights of Columbus
    Christine Beirne – Member of the SMYLE Youth Group
    Amelia Rivera – Parish Secretary

  • The Committee will:

    1. Review all requests on a quarterly basis. Meetings may occur more frequently based on the timing of some events.

    2. Review and assess the appropriateness of requests and determine if assistance can be given.

    3. Contact the individual and/or organization with a decision within 1 week of the quarterly meeting.

    4. Reserve the right to deny any requests that may be contrary to the spirit, intent or mission of St. Margaret Church.

    5. Whenever possible the committee will inform the requester of other possible sources of assistance, as they apply to the inquiry (Madison Town Services, Food Pantry, etc.)

    6. Reserve the right to honor Parish
    organizations/events over non parish events.

  • Procedure for Submitting Requests to the Charitable Inquiries Committee*

  • 1. Please complete and submit the on-line Charitable Request Form in no less than 45 days prior to any proposed fundraising event or activity. (Exceptions will be reviewed as possible)

    2. Paper copies of this form are available per request in the parish office. Please send the completed form to the Charitable Inquiries Committee via one of the following ways:

    • Drop off at the St. Margaret Parish Office, 39 Academy Street
    • Mail to the St. Margaret Parish Office at 39 Academy Street, Madison, CT 06443

    3. A member of the committee will be in touch with the petitioner to confirm receipt of the request.