• Parish Announcements

  • Forward with Faith: Parish & Archdiocesan Campaign

  • SMYLE 11th Annual Coat and Blanket Drive:The weekend of October 20th and 21st after all Masses

  • Over the coming months, parishioners will be learning more about and invited to pledge support for this landmark campaign being led by the Hartford Bishops’ Foundation. The mission of this campaign is to invest in long-term and extraordinary projects, entities, and services that are integral to the long-term sustainability of the Archdiocese.
    For more information, please click here.

  • Its That time of year again! Fall has returned and so have the chilly temperatures. Members of our SMYLE group will be collecting new or gently used coats and blankets for local area homeless shelters for men, women, and children
    This year there is a special urgent need for warm winter blankets ! Please no light quilts or bedspreads! There is a shortage of blankets so your help is appreciated!!

    Thank you in advance for your generosity and continued support of this ministry!

  • K of C/ Operation American Soldier(OAS) Music Fundraiser: Sunday, Nov 11th, 3:00pm – 6:00pm at the American Legion Hall in Madison

  • The event will be a music fundraiser featuring The Patriot Sound and The Vonzelles Trios with music from the 40’s to70’s. There will also be a conclusion with a Patriotic music selection tribute.

    This will be the 10th year that the Operation American Soldier drive has sent “Taste of Home” items to our Active Military deployed in war zones.

    The cost for this event is $10/person and includes a Wine/ Beer & Soft Drink bar and Appetizers

    *Tickets will be on sale after each mass in the Church Hall at the Knights of Columbus table

  • Pallet & Potluck, sponsored by St. Margaret Women’s Fellowship, Thursday, November 15th, 6:30pm in the Church Hall

  • Join us for a fun filled ladies night out. Abby from Shorleine Pallet Design will provide all that you need to paint a decorative wooden pallet. Click here to view the six different designs to choose from ranging in price from $20 – $45.
    To reserve your pallet design, please send a check to SMWF c/o Carmen Murphy, 44 Wyndy Brook Lane, Madison, CT 06443. Please be sure to include your name, phone number and the design name that you are wanting to reserve.
    All reservations MUST BE received by November 7th.

  • Pre-K & Kindergarten Sunday School Program beginning Sunday, October 21, 2018

  • All children aged 4 & 5 years of age are invited to participate in our Sunday Preschool & Kindergarten Program on Sunday mornings starting October 21st, 2018 and running through March 24th, 2019 in the parish hall during the 9:30am Mass.
    Children participate in a variety of crafts, stories and free play aimed at introducing them to basic themes of prayers, biblical stories and the wonders of our church.

    The cost is $50.00 per child.

    Registration: click here to print the Registration Form.

    Please send completed registration form and payment to Liz Connelly at the parish center.

    For questions, please call 203-245-7301 ext. 104.

  • Weekly “Coffee and” receptions each week after the 9:30am Mass

  • Please join us for the first Coffee And social after the 9:30 mass. If you are interested in hoating or contributing baked goods to any of our weekly “Coffee Ands”, please contact Valerie at toastersmom@gmail.com. Thank you!

  • Helping Hands Ministry

  • Helping Hands is a volunteer-driven ministry led by Justin Murphy, a parishioner and member of the Knights of Columbus. This ministry provides free services to our local neighbors in need. Yard clean-up, snow removal, dump runs and other minor carpentry work (even simply changing a light bulb) to help keep your home safe and comfortable. Last minute errands and/or transportation to appointments will also be considered based on availability and distance. No job is too small.
    Contact Justin Murphy at HelpingHandsCT@outlook.com , or call 203-952-8752

  • “2018 CONNECTICUT MEN’S CONFERENCE: “Go Into the Whole World”

  • All men are invited to the 11th Annual 2018 Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference which will be held at the St. Paul Catholic High School, 101 Stafford Ave., Bristol, CT, on Saturday, October 20th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    Enjoy Catholic fellowship, spiritual and charismatic speakers, exhibitors, adoration, confession, vigil Mass and box lunch. Tickets on sale now at ctcatholicmen.org.

  • Mini Life in the Spirit Seminar, St. Mary Church 54 Grove St. Clinton, CT October 27, 2018; 9:30 Am to 4:00 PM

  • Presented by Fr. Ray Introvigne, Mrs. Judith Hughes, and Team. Please bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. A free will offering will be taken.
    To register, call St. Mary Church at 860-669-8512

  • Childcare volunteers needed for local faith based group: MASTERING MOTHERHOOD

  • Mastering Motherhood is a faith based moms group in Madison CT. We are looking for childcare volunteers. We meet every Thursday from 9:00-11:30AM at Christ Chapel in Madison. We have 6 childcare rooms that need to be staffed with loving volunteers. You will need to be safe placed trained. Christ chapel will take care of all training.
    For more information please email
    Meganpearson16@gmail.com.  
     

  • Jesus is Calling … Could you not keep watch for one hour? Mark 14:37

  • Eucharistic Adoration is offered every first and third Thursday of the month immediately following the 7:45 AM Mass, and ending after Benediction at 7:00 PM. Why not make the commitment to spend one hour with Jesus, present in the Blessed Sacrament. Choose an hour that will fit your schedule. To sign up, or for more information, contact Andrea Puglia at 203-245-0381 or email drea1827@yahoo.com. Our next Eucharistic Exposition will be held on Thursday, October 18. Please note that as requested by Archbishop Blair, Saint Margaret will now offer one hour adoration during the month of October on Thursday the 11th and again on the 25th.  It will begin immediately following the 7:45 a.m. Mass and end at 9:30 a.m., one hour only!

  • CRAFTERS WANTED

  • Applications are now being accepted for the
    St. Margaret Knights of Columbus 16th Annual Craft Show, which will be held on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 in the Church Hall.  For an application, please contact Linda at 203-421-5082 or linsul@comcast.net

  • Annual 40 days for life will be celebrated from September 26 to November 4th.

  • Please think about praying an hour before the Blessed Sacrament on our 24 hour for life day of Adoration to be held from Thursday, October 4th after the 7:45 am Mass until Friday, October 5th before the 7:45 am Mass.

    Please call Janet Crook at 203-245-9409 to sign up for this very worthwhile prayer time or email her at janetscc@comcast.net.

  • RACHEL’S VINEYARD RETREAT WEEKENDS FOR HEALING AFTER ABORTION

  • If you are suffering from an abortion, experience the healing love of Jesus Christ on a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat weekend October 19-21, 2018 in Litchfield, CT The weekend healing process includes discussions, Living Scriptures with meditations, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a Memorial Service and Mass of Entrustment. Participation is totally confidential and offers a beautiful opportunity to experience God’s love, forgiveness and compassion. Both women and men have participated in past retreats and have ranged in age from teens to mid-eighties.

    The fee for the weekend is $175.00 for meals, private room and all retreat materials. Scholarships are available for financial assistance.

    For more information contact Marie at 203-631-9030, email her at mlaffin@prolifeministry.org, or visit our website at www.rachelsvineyard.org.

  • Feeling Anxious? Stressed? Depressed? Isolated? Come join the Spiritual Wellness Group, a spiritual based support group.

  • All are welcome including caregivers. The group meets at St. George, 33 Whitfield St., Guilford, CT Church, in the Deacon Ruiz Center adjacent to the rectory from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The meeting dates for this month are: Sunday, October 14th and Sunday, October 28th

  • ALL INCLUSIVE PILGRIMAGE

  • Father Joe Keough invites you to join him for an unforgettable experience of the Oberammergau Passion Play in July 2020. This historic play only takes place once every ten years and trips are booking up fast. Join us as we tour Germany, Switzerland and Austria on this all-inclusive pilgrimage.
    For more information please email Fr. Joe Keough at frjfk@aol.com or call Divine Providence Parish in New Britain at 860-229-4851.

  • Bus tour to Lancaster, Pa: Biblical Production: JESUS May 14-16, 2019

  • All are invited to Save the Date and join St. Margaret Church, Madison parishioners on a 3 day bus tour to Lancaster, PA. The highlight of the tour will be the biblical production of JESUS at the Sight & Sound Theatre. We will stay at the beautiful Eden Resort for 2 nights where we will have two bountiful breakfast buffets. This resort, with all its amenities, may be viewed at www.edenresort.com.
    Dinner will include a meal prepared and served by an Amish family in their home with our second dinner at the Greenfield Restaurant recently purchased and operated by Chef John Moeller who served in the White House as Chef to three First Families and their guests. We will enjoy a visit to the quaint Kitchen Kettle Village where you will enjoy your lunch and many shops and galleries. Also included is a tour of the Amish farmlands and a trip to an Amish barn where artist Elva Hurst will paint in chalk while portraying the story of her life. The tour will conclude with a Mass celebrated by Father Joseph F. Keough at the Chapel of the Franciscan Bernadine Sisters in Reading, PA on the way home. We will also have lunch there following the Mass.
    Cost is $499 pp double, $489 pp triple and $599 single. The trip will include a professional Tour Director and is all inclusive with the exception of lunch.

    If you have any questions, please call Janet Capello (860) 342-3476 or (860) 214-1909 or email at janet.capello@aol.com. This tour books quickly so reserve your seat promptly.

  • Little Miracles Parish Lay Ministry: in need of diapers

  • “We, the babies, who are constantly getting helped with clothing, furniture, formula and toys by Little Miracles, are in great need of diapers! Our stock is very low, and our demand for diapers is very high. Please help Little Miracles with any size diapers, so they can provide them to us when we need them. Your help is always appreciated.”

    Marked bins will be located in the Church Hall for your donations.

    Please call Maria at 203 245.7172 or Betty at 203 421.4118 for more information or questions.

  • St. Margaret is a member of the Dynamic Catholic Family

  • Through the outreach program at Dynamic Catholic, St. Margaret is now a member of the Dynamic Catholic Family. As a member, our Parish Champions will distribute to parishioners resources that will help us know, live, and grow in our faith. Limited number of books and CDs are received monthly and will be distributed after selected Masses. We encourage you to pass along the materials to family or friends once you’ve had a chance to read them. Additional copies are available at www.DynamicCatholic.com.

    For more information or to help distribute these free resources, please contact Ed and Joanne Arrandale at 203-318-8590, jarrandale@comcast.net

  • Parish Prayer Line

  • Bernadette Niedermeier will be continuing the Parish Prayer Line allowing parishioners to share any news you would like prayed for confidentially by your brothers and sisters in Christ. This could include
    a hospitalization, a long-term illness, unexpected news, or joyful celebrations.

    To submit a request for prayers, please send your name, the prayer request, and any other pertinent information to Bernadette at 203-980-0570 or e-mail bcnmuse@hotmail.com.

    Would you like to be part of our Prayer Ministry? All former members and those newly interested in becoming part of the prayer line please contact Bernadette Niedermeier at 203-980-0570 or e-mail bcnmuse@hotmail.com. Please provide your current e-mail and phone number.

    Thank you for your prayerful consideration.

  • Purchase Pre-Paid Grocery Cards to help support our parish!!

  • You can now pre-order and pay for your grocery cards on-line.

    Click here to complete the
    Grocery Card Pre-Order Form

    Then pick-up your cards at one of the following places/times:

    1. In the Church hall – After all week-end
    Masses
    2. At the Parish Office (third floor of the
    Parish center): Mon – Fri 9:00am –
    4:00pm

    East Shoreline Catholic Academy
    The inter-parish school of St. George, Guilford, St. Margaret, Madison, and St. John Bosco, Branford.

    62 Cedar Street, Branford, CT 06405
    Phone: 203-488-8386 Fax: 203-488-2347