• Parish Announcements

  • Relics of the Passion Tuesday, March 20th 7:00pm St. Margaret Church

    Please Note: This event will start at 7:00pm (NOT 6:00pm) . We apologize for any confusion with regards to this .

    The relics of the passion is a one hour meditative program with supporting musical pieces that serve as a guide to help you accompany Jesus through His suffering during the Passion. The program ends with personal veneration of the relics.

    Light refreshments will be provided in the Church Hall

  • Congratulations to parishioner, Andrea Puglia for being selected to receive the St. Joseph’s Medal of Appreciation

  • Each year, the Archbishop asks his pastors to nominate a parishioner who has been particularly helpful in the ministry and pastoral life of the parish, to receive a special award known as the St. Joseph’s Medal of Appreciation. These nominees often work behind the scenes, without
    fanfare, but are none the less vital to the healthy functioning of parish life.

    These honorees will gather from around the diocese to receive this special award, directly from the Archbishop, in a special ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford next Sunday, March 18, at 3:00 PM.

    We are proud to announce that this year’s representative from St. Margaret Church is Andrea Puglia. Please join us in congratulating her when you see or work with her, and pray that her good example may continue to inspire others to do the good works of our Lord.

    Andrea’s name will be added to the special plaque with the names of our past honorees, that is normally displayed in our church hall. This plaque will be on display in the sanctuary next weekend.

    Congratulations Andrea!

  • 2018 St. Margaret Parish Photo Directory

  • All are invited to be a part of our new parish photo directory. Our last parish photo directory was printed in 2003, and in looking around, it is evident that much has changed since then. A new photo directory will help us capture these changes and also help to put a “face to the name” of many of our fellow parishioners.

    Once complete, our 2018 Parish Photo Directory will be available in both
    paper and web-based formats.

    Our photo directory won’t be complete
    without you!

    Photography Sessions with a professional Life Touch photographer, will be taking place in the church hall:

    Tues., April 3rd – Sat., April 7th
    Tues., April 24th – Sat., April 28th

    To Schedule an Appointment for your Photography Session:

    Sign-up on-line: by clicking here and following the prompts


    Call: 1-866-756-0281, Mon – Fri, 9 AM – 5 PM

  • Living Stations of the Cross, Friday March 23rd at 7:00pm

    Call Bernadette Niedermeier 203-980-0570 or email bcnmuse@hotmail.com for more information.


  • Bishop Peter Rosazza is leading a pilgrimage to Ireland from the 4th to the 13th of September, 2018. Anyone interested may email him at:
    prosazza@aol.com or call him at St. Thomas Seminary’s main number, 860-761-7430.

  • PILGRIMAGE TRIP TO THE “The Way of St. James” Sept. 13-24th, 2018

  • Travel with Chaplain Maryann Kowalsky,
    a previous Camino walker, on a spiritual journey walking the Camino de Santiago. This trip begins in Madrid, touring sights in Burgos, and Leon. We begin our walk in Sarria and continue along the ancient pathway making our way to the
    Cathedral of St. James in Santiago de Compostela ( an UNESCO site) where we will present our travel passport and receive the Compostela.

    Our tour continues to Muros and Finisterre “the end of the world” before heading back to Madrid.

    This pilgrimage is physically rigorous as we will be walking up to 13 miles per day on sloped and uneven terrain. Educational Opportunities, Inc. is our travel agent and this organization has a long history of quality Christian tours.

    The $4,198 (double occupancy) cost of this 12 day trip includes: airfare, luggage transfers, breakfast and dinner, first class hotels, entrance fees, hotels and gratuities. Brochures for this trip are available.

    Please contact Maryann Kowalsky at
    maryannkowalsky@comcast.net for further

    This trip is limited to 10 people and requires a deposit of $300.00 by March 12th.

  • Volunteers are needed to help host and bake for the weekly Coffee and receptions

  • We are currently seeking volunteers who may be interested in helping to
    host and/or make bake goods for our “Coffee and”
    receptions which are held in the Church Hall each Sunday after the 9:30am Mass.

    The following dates are available to host:
    April 8th, 15th , May 20th
    June 3rd, 10th & 17th

    For more information and/or to sign-up to host, please contact Liz Connelly at liz.connelly@stmargaretchurch.com or 203.245.7301.

  • Parish Greeters Needed

  • We are looking for volunteers to greet visitors at the Parish Center. We have open days Monday thru Friday, either 9:00am to 12:00Noon, or 12:00 Noon to 3:00pm.

    For more information, please contact
    Julia Adams-Brophy at 203-421-0473,

  • Lenten Simple Suppers

    Friday evenings: March 23rd

    Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

    Served in the lower Church Hall

    Hosted by the St. Margaret Parish Council

  • Stations of the Cross:

    Offered each Friday during Lent at 7:00pm in the Church.

  • Lenten Weekly Hour of Prayer: Led Into Wilderness: Joining Christ in the Desert : Tuesdays: 6:30pm – 7:30pm, March 20th & March 27th

  • The adult continuing education ministry is pleased to announce a new program this year held during the Lenten season. This program is being offered in partnership with the Catholic lay association and nonprofit organization, The Inner Room, and directed by parishioner Kevin M Johnson.

    Every Tuesday there will be a gathering that will incorporate brief thematic offerings to help one slow down and relax, deepen their prayer and their relationship with God, a question and answer period, and include time for contemplation.
    The program is designed for people to drop in any week they can or come each week and see the topics and activities build on each other.
    The theme is Wilderness and the program will allow us to explore the Mystery and adventure of journeying into the Wilderness without needing to purchase a plane ticket or requiring us to take time away from our responsibilities of work or family.

  • Retreat for Women April 6-8, 2018 Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center Farmington, CT

  • The women of our parish are invited to experience a weekend filled with spiritual renewal, rest, and relaxation. At Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, the natural beauty of the grounds as well as the peaceful atmosphere of the retreat house will provide a much needed break from your daily routine. It offers the quiet solitude you may need to hear God’s word and message with new clarity. You will have the opportunity to participate in conference talks, and also share and reflect with other women on this year’s theme.

    For more information, please call Maureen Fuest at 203-245-7607.

  • Little Miracles: Request to hold off on donations until March 2018

  • Little Miracles is extremely grateful for all the wonderful donations. However, we are overwhelmed at the moment and need some time to process everything, so we ask that people hold off until March while we sort what we have. Thank you.

    If you have any questions please call Betty at 203-421-4118, Maria at 203-245-7172, or Lily at 203-245-4829.

  • New Ministry – Helping Hands

  • Helping Hands is a volunteer-driven ministry led by Justin Murphy, a parishioner and member of the Knights of Columbus. This new ministry provides free services to our local neighbors in need. Yard clean-up, snow removal, dump runs and other minor maintenance 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.

    Confidential requests, or additional information may be obtained by contacting Justin Murphy at 203.952.8752 or at HelpingHandsCT@outlook.com, or Liz Connelly at 203.245.7301 ex 104.

  • 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
    2. At the Parish Office (third floor of the
    Parish center): Mon – Fri 9:00am –

  • 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


    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.


    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.


    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