• Parish Announcements

  • Message from Archbishop Blair

    Please click here to read a recent letter to all parishioners from the Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair

  • St. Margaret’s Women’s Fellowship , Homecoming Meeting: Wednesday, Sept. 27th at 7:00pm in the Chruch Hall

    All women from the shoreline are welcomed to join. We will start with a general meeting explaining what we will be doing for the coming year and finish with refreshments and new friends. We welcome all new members. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

  • Columbus Day Essay contest Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council of St. Margaret

    Christopher Columbus is the patron of the Knights of Columbus because of his impact on the world as a Catholic. In the spirit of Columbus; all students in our parish (and our parish school) are invited to submit an essay of 100 words or less expressing how they will make our world a better place.
    Entries may be submitted electronically by clicking here or may be mailed to or dropped off at the parish office (24 Academy Street, Madison)
    All entries must be received by *Sunday, October 1.
    • Winners will be notified the week of October 1st and then announced on October 7th at the KofC Family Pasta Dinner at St. Margaret’s Parish Hall.

    For questions about the Columbus Essay Contest, please contact Frank Connelly, connelf@comcast.net.
    Inquiries can also be sent through the Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council at kofc5780@gmail.com

  • WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY will begin on 10.4 at 7:30pm

    We will begin our study this year with the Gospel According to Mark.  This will be the 17th year for our group to be meeting, and we would love to have some new members.  We have a discussion format in which members are encouraged to comment, question, or just listen – whatever is most comfortable.  You may be surprised as to how much you will learn, how it will move you, and the relationships that you will develop in this small groups setting.  
    If you have any questions, please call Alan Steines at 203-421-4989.

  • K of C Columbus Day Family Pasta Dinner, Saturday, Oct 7th in the Church Hall

    Please join us for a night of friendship, food and fun with other families from St. Margaret Church to celebrate Columbus Day and fellowship within our parish community.

    Enjoy a meal of pasta, salad and dessert with family and friends, all our welcome! Soft drinks and water will be provided. BYOB, so bring your favorite wine, beer (or other!) to share with your table.

    Cost is $15 per person, and kids 12 and under eat free, so please bring the whole family.

    Winners of the Columbus Day Student Essay contest will be announced the night of the dinner with monetary prizes for the top 3 entries.

    Tickets for the dinner will be on sale after all Masses on the weekends of September 16th, 23rd, and 30th.

    Net proceeds from the event will help fund the KofC’s annual donations to local charities.
    Questions about this event, please contact the Knights of Columbus at kofc5780@gmail.com

  • CATECHISM 101: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – 6:30PM, St. Margaret Church

    Would you like to learn more about our religion? All men,women, children of our parish and non parishioners as well are welcome to join us for this informative presentation and discussion with Kevin Johnson. Please click here to learn more about Kevin
    Please submit your questions for Kevin at smwf2017"smwf2017@gmail.com

  • 24 hour Eucharistic Adoration for Life will start on Thursday, October 19 after the 7:45 Mass and end on Friday, October 20 before the 7:45 Mass.

    The Archdiocesan 40 Days for Life will start on September 27 and run through November 5. Please consider giving an hour of your time to pray for an end to abortion and to pray for life from Conception to Natural Death.
    Please call Janet Crook at 203-245-9409 or email janetscc@comcast.net to register for an hour during the 24 hour time period.

  • Registration now open for K & Pre-K Sunday School Program

    All children aged 4 & 5 years of age are invited to participate in our Sunday Preschool & Kindergarten Program on Sunday mornings starting October 22nd, 2017 and running through March 25th, 2018 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 or a paper copy can be obtained in the parish office.

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

  • 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.

  • Learn more about our parish elementary school

    Our Lady of Mercy School is an award winning, Catholic, coed elementary school (grades PK3- grade 8) located in Madison. The school offers a challenging and comprehensive course of study based on the Catholic faith. The curriculum integrates STREAM learning, and technology with the use of ipads, chromebooks, coding, robotics and more. To learn more about our programs please call 203 245-4393 or email admissions@olmschool.com and schedule a tour. Our main campus is located on 149 Neck Road in Madison, and the Early Childhood Center is located on 39 Academy Street in Madison. Check us out at www.olmschool.com and on our Facebook page. Begin your blue ribbon journey here!