• Staff Update

    Please join us in welcoming Lynn Mason to the position of Parish Secretary. Lynn has been a member of St. Margaret Church since 1998, when she first moved to Madison, and has raised her family in the parish. She spent many years volunteering in the religious education program. Lynn is eager and enthusiastic to be more involved in the day-to-day operations of the parish and looks forward to interacting with many parishioners in this role.

  • Special Cause for Second Collection

  • This coming weekend (August 8/9) we will have a second collection for the support of the Catholic Mission Cooperative Appeal benefiting the ministries of the Diocese of Monze in Zambia. Because of the global pandemic, a representative of the Diocese is unable to be with us this year, however, their work continues as does their need for our support. They very much need our assistance to support ongoing formation of priests, religious, seminarians and lay leaders as well as the construction of a larger, central church for diocesan worship celebrations. We ask your generous response to this important work of the universal Church. Thank you.

  • Paper Bulletins now available

  • The weekly bulletin is available once again in paper copy at the end of each week-end Mass. The bulletin will also continue to be available on the parish website.

  • Mission Impossible

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  • 16 kids from St. Margaret’s SMYLE group participated in this year’s “Mission Impossible”. When their annual mission trip to Brooklyn, NY was cancelled due to COVID, the group knew they still wanted to do something. For 2 straight days, they worked in the field behind the parish center in 102 degree weather. They painted and donated 50 pieces of used furniture to Columbus House which provides shelter services for men, women, Veterans and families. They collected and sorted 42 bags of clothing and linens for Goodwill. They created 40 baskets filled with kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and cleaning essentials for single mothers and their young children to use as they move from shelters to apartments. They also created legacy building kits for the nurses in the NICU at Yale to give to families when a newborn infant dies, as well as sympathy cards of support that these families will receive in the years following their loss.

    These teens really outdid themselves in giving back to their community! We are so proud of them all!

  • Many thanks to Jennifer Papa, Carolyn Mader and Lisa Engelhart who worked tirelessly to make this year’s mission trip happen! We are also grateful to Chris Wilson, Kerry McKeown, Susan Bader and Amy Laffargue for supervising and helping during the 2 days. The teens that participated are Katie Sanford, Pamela, Chris & Michael Engelhart, Sean McSweeney, Adam Laffargue, Callie Richards, Meryl Sullivan, Olivia Papa, Henry & Willi Wilson, Ava & Bella Lombardi, Claire Bader, Luke Johnson, and Kylie Ameika. Great job, everyone!

  • Weekend Masses

  • We are happy to return to weekend Masses, but would also like to remind everyone that Archbishop Blair has dispensed from the obligation of attending Mass every Catholic in the Archdiocese of Hartford, and unless otherwise announced, this dispensation will continue through Sunday, September 6th, 2020. Masses continue to be available to view on Television and on-line. With this in mind, everyone is asked to carefully consider their decision whether or not to attend Mass at this time.

    Modified Weekend Mass Schedule

    Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm
    Sunday: 7:30am and 10:00am

    Please note that this Mass schedule is different from our typical weekend schedule to allow for disinfecting of the church after each Mass.

  • Reservations required for weekend Masses:

  • There will be a limit of 80 people at each Mass.

    Please click here to make your on-line reservation for week-end Masses

    For those who may not have access to a computer, please call the parish office at 203 245-7301 and speak to the parish secretary who will add you to the list for the Mass you would like to attend.

    Please note that on-line reservations will be available until 1:00pm on Saturdays.

    Phone calls to the parish office to make week-end Mass reservations will be available until 4:00pm on Thursdays.

    When you arrive at Mass, please provide your last name and the number of people attending with you to the usher at the door.

    If your name does not appear on the list, you may not be able to attend.

    Reminder that the Church Hall remains closed and NO RESTROOMS will be available at week-end Masses.

  • It most important that all parishioners planning to attend Mass, review and abide by the following guidelines to allow for the safety and comfort of all within our parish community.

  • Update on Sacraments

  • Confessions – Fr. Philip Schulze will be available after weekday Masses to hear scheduled confessions. Confessions will take place outside the church by the statue of St. Jude, located in the farther part of the parking lot. To schedule a confession, please contact the Parish Office at 203 245-7301.

    Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms- please contact the parish office for further information on the procedures now in place for each of these sacraments.

  • Summer Parish Office Hours

  • Monday – Thursday from 9:00am – 4:30pm.

    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