• Parish Announcements

  • Now even easier to use Grocery Gift Cards to help support our parish!!

  • Purchasing grocery gift cards is an easy and mutually beneficial way to help support your parish.
    The following grocery cards are available:
    Stop & Shop, Big Y, Shop Rite, Roberts & Ferraro’s Marketplace.

    Gift cards are available in the $100, & $50.

    For each card that you purchase, the parish received 5% of the cost of the card:

    For example – if you purchase a $100 Stop and Shop Gift Card, the parish will receive $10.

    The following options are available to purchase your gift cards:

    • After Masses on Sundays in the church hall
    • At the Parish Office (third floor of the
      Parish center): Mon – Fri 9:00am – 4:00pm
    • In the first floor lobby of the parish center
      on Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

    You may now PRE-ORDER your grocery gift cards:

    Simply click on the link, compete your order and select your form of pick-up.

  • Parishioners invited to Light the Advent Wreath at Week-end Masses

  • Attention all Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors & Altar Servers:

  • Parishioners are invited to sign-up to light the advent wreath at the start of each week-end Mass during the upcoming season of Advent.

    Please click here to select and sign-up for the Mass of your choice

    Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start of your selected Mass and meet in the sacristy. Your family will process in with the priest, light the advent wreath and then return to your pew for the start of mass.

    For questions, please contact Liz Connelly at liz.connelly@stmargaretchurch.com

  • Advent Adult Education Program – “Waiting in the Dark” Wednesdays in December

  • Run by Kevin M Johnson, this is a series of contemplative Advent themed events that will run every Wednesday in December from 7 pm – 8 pm in the church hall or the church itself.

    Each session will be a combination of information, silent prayer, discussion, music, and reflection to help unpack the themes of Advent, the importance of silent prayer, Mystical Theology, and how we can prepare our bodies, hearts, and minds for the coming Christmas Season.

  • Parish Family Christmas Party, Saturday, Dec 2, 6:00pm – 8:00pm in the Church Hall

  • Following 5:00 p.m. Mass: Tree Lighting and the Blessing of our Creche, the Women’s Fellowship will host our annual “Happy Birthday Baby Jesus”
    Party from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    PIZZA, PUNCH, SODA, CUPCAKES, BIRTHDAY GOODIE BAGS, CAROLS BY THE CHILDREN’S CHOIR & CRAFTS FOR THE KIDS

    Info: Joan Johnson 203-421-3190

    Just think: Fun and friends…everyone fed (for free)…home by 8:00!
    Please come!

  • SISTER’S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM: THE MYSTERY OF THE MAGI’S GOLD Saturday, December 16th at 3:00pm or Sunday, December 17th at 2:00pm, Long Wharf Theater, New Haven

  • It’s CSI: Bethlehem in this
    holiday mystery extravaganza, by the author of the Late Nite Catechism series, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages—whatever happened to the Magi’s gold? Retelling the story of the nativity, as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to become a yearly classic.

    Group rate for tickets is $30.00 per person.
    All interested in attending, please send payment along with the show that you wish to attend to St. Margaret Parish Office by Wednesday, Nov 22nd. (please make checks payable to St. Margaret Church.

    Tickets will be distributed the week prior to the shows. Those attending can choose to meet in the church parking lot an hour before the show to carpool or can meet at the Long Wharf Theater.
    Questions, please contact Elinor Parisi pppar@comcast.net.

  • Family to Family Gift Sharing Program to benefit families from St. Martin dePorres in New Haven

    For thirty nine years St. Margaret Parish has had a holiday sharing program with Saint Martin de Porres Parish in New Haven. This program provides an opportunity for a family from St. Margaret Parish to provide Christmas gifts for one of the New Haven families. Profiles outlining the composition of the New Haven families are provided to our parishioners, gifts are bought, wrapped and delivered to Saint Margaret Parish Center and then are brought by truck or van to New Haven in time for the holidays.
    On the weekend of November 11 and 12, profiles for St. Martin de Porres families will be available after all Masses in the Church Hall.

  • St. Margaret’s Women’s Fellowship will sponsor a “Just in the Nick of Time Bake Sale” after all Masses on December 16th & 17th.

  • It will feature yummy Christmas treats. Why not shop our incredible selection of homemade Christmas goodies? Your oven will stay clean and you’ll have more time to shop!

  • You are invited to the NEW YORK ENCOUNTER: Jan 12-14, 2018, an exciting annual cultural event in New York City.

  • Past years programs have included presentations on education, economics, film, art, music, literature, politics, science, healthcare, and more, with speakers such as Timothy Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics; David Brooks of the New York Times; Fr. Julián Carron, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation; Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University; Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP, Editor-in-chief of Magnificat; Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York; Seán Cardinal O’Malley, OFM, Cap., Archbishop of Boston.

    This year’s diverse list of speakers and exhibits will explore the theme “An Impossible Unity”.

    Click here for more information – including links to videos from the 2017 Encounter

    The event is January 12-14 at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street. The event is family-friendly and is free (no registration required).

  • Liturgical Music Volunteer Opportunities

    The Saint Margaret Church choirs will resume singing in September. Rehearsals will begin the week of September 10, 2017. If you enjoy singing, please join us!! New members are always welcome! For more information, please click here

  • The Great Bible Adventure Course Continues: Three Courses being offered beginning the Week of September 11th

    This year, there are three Bible courses being offered at St. George and St. Margaret’s. Please click here to view details on each of the courses being offered.
    The Bible is at the heart of our Catholic Faith—and our relationship with God. It is the living Word of God, where our Father meets with us and lovingly speaks to us. Reading the Bible should bring us closer to Christ, but understanding it is not always easy. Many people tell us they have tried time and again to prayerfully read Scripture, but they get frustrated because they “just don’t get it.”

    The Great Adventure is designed so that anyone can make sense of the Bible and experience the life-changing power of God’s Word. At the core of the Great Adventure is the concept that there is a story running through the seventy-three books of the Bible that ties all of Scripture together and makes sense not just of the Bible, but of our lives as well.

    No previous Bible prerequisites are required for these courses; however, it is suggested that these courses are completed in the order listed. We encourage people all with all levels of Bible knowledge to participate in these studies for we see the richness each person adds to the weekly discussions on the readings. We hope to see many of you in each class. Scholarship is available

    To register or to answer any questions, please contact Cosette Heimann, 860-338-3076 or Greg Smith, 203-848-5893. Thank you for your considerations and we look forward to seeing you in class.

  • LITTLE MIRACLES NEEDS YOUR HELP

    Household items are needed for a new mother, who had to leave her home in New Jersey in a rush because she was being pressured into having an abortion, and is staying in a shelter with her baby boy until she can get an apartment. 
    Needed items are furniture, bedding and kitchen supplies.
    Please call Lily at 203-245-4829 or Betty at 203-421-4118.
    Thank you for your constant generosity.

  • CAREGIVER SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP

    Are you providing care for someone? Have adult children come back home and need help, comfort and support? Are you taking care of an elderly parent, a spouse or a child who needs extra care? Does a relative, friend or neighbor look to you? Do you feel overwhelmed or tired? Do you pray but don’t feel you’re being heard or answered? Come join the Caregiver Group. Come and see you are not alone. Come and pray together with us for spiritual comfort, hope and relief. Meetings are at Saint John Bosco Church (formerly Saint Mary Church) in Branford located at 731 Main Street in the Parish Center on the first Wednesdays of each month from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 6th. For more information please contact Deacon Adam Michaele at (203) 530-4466 or Rose Michaele at (203) 815-3716.

  • SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES

    What is a small Christian Community? It is a group of 8 to 12 people who are committed to meet either weekly or by-weekly to read and discuss the scripture readings for the following weekend. Each group is lead by a facilitator who invites members of the group to read each of the readings and invites them to share what they interpret from each particular reading. Reflections from several sources such as The Word Among Us, the Magnificat, lectors workbook and other publications may be used to help
    understand the readings. It is a way to build
    community and to help all members to grow in their faith.

    Anyone interested in joining a group or for more information is asked to contact Gail Cox at 203-245-1846, or Maureen Fuest at 203-245-7607, moefuest@aol.com. We hope to start our new groups in September.

  • PARISH CENTER GREETERS

    We are looking for volunteers to greet visitors at the Parish Center. We have open days Monday thru Friday, either 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, or 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM.
    For more information, please contact Julia Adams-Brophy at 203-421-0473,
    jaral88@aol.com, or Rosemary Riccio at 203-245-2360, rlriccio@yahoo.com

  • Crafters Wanted

    Applications are now being accepted for the St. Margaret Knights of Columbus 15th Annual Craft Show, which will be held on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 in the church hall.  For an application, please contact Linda at 203 421-5082 or linsul@comcast.net.

  • Raffle! Take a Chance – Give a Chance ! Grand Prize 2017 Corvette!

    Sponsored by The Hartford Bishop;s Foundation, Inc. to benefit Catholic Education. The proceeds from this raffle will help Sr. Mary Grace Walsh and her team advance their plans for the recruitment of new students and families for Catholic Schools, professional development of teachers and administrators, salary augmentation through the Seat of Honor Program and act as a springboard for additional funds for students with financial need.
    The drawing will be held Saturday, Nov 18th, 2017. Lucky tickets ($10 each) are available for purchase at the Parish Office.