• Important Announcement

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  • Parish Update on Phases of Re-opening

  • We are happy to share the following important information pertaining to the loosening of current restrictions and the gradual return to pre-pandemic activities here at St. Margaret and within our local community.

    As of June 26th & 27th:

    Fr. Phil will resume distributing Holy Communion, but Deacon Adam will not.

    Although still discouraged by the Archdiocese, Communion will be available to be received on the tongue. Those who wish to receive in this manner will be asked to wait until the end of communion to approach the altar.

    Processions will resume at the start and end of Mass.

    The church hall will reopen and be available for lay ministry meetings and events that have been requested and approved via the parish office.

    Additional Eucharistic Ministers and ushers will be needed to accommodate increase in attendance at Mases.

    Full disinfection of the church will decrease to twice a week.

    Effective Wednesday, June 9, 2021,

    For those who are vaccinated, wearing masks will now be optional while at Mass, at other liturgies, and at any indoor or outdoor events held at our churches.

    Those who remain unvaccinated should continue to wear masks, with particular attention being given to the safety of young, unvaccinated children.

    Also, for now, ministers who are distributing Holy Communion should continue to follow the directives that have been previously issued, including wearing a mask and sanitizing prior to distribution.

  • Please click on the links below and carefully review the enclosed information.

    Archdiocesan Announcement Regarding Dispensation and Covid Restrictions
    Parish Timeline for Reopening

    Please contact the parish office with any questions.

  • Great Success for SMYLE in their efforts to support those in need

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  • Pictured above in back row from left: Will Wilson, Henry Wilson, Amy Ameika, Lisa Engelhart, Isabella Lombardi, Mia Lombardi, Kylie Ameika, Nicolette Doherty, Luke Johnson, Jennifer Papa. Front row left to right, Olivia Papa, Olivia Ameika, Meryl Sullivan, Kyra Matkin, Sheila Northrup, Katie Sanford and Molly Hoban. 

    SMYLE members not pictured: Chris and Michael Engelhart, Sean and Dan McSweeney, Bryce and Jackson Malary, Daven Palaez, Paris Cartelli, Brynn McKeown, and John Hayden

  • Dear Fr. Phil and the St. Margaret Parish Community,

    On behalf of SMYLE we would like to share some very exciting news. With the generosity of our Parish we have been able to fill 115 packing boxes of much needed items for people who are part of the Mustad Seed Community in Jamaica.

    The following items are included:
    12459 individual baby diapers
    31 pair of children’s school shoes
    40 crib sheets
    116 flashlights with matching batteries
    55 packages of maternity pads
    47 basketballs
    60 footballs
    8 small balls
    16 soccer balls
    93 sets of twin sheets
    6 packages of colored pencils
    310 boxes of crayons 
    1936 pencils
    123 composition books
    56 spiral bound notebooks
    123 jumbo coloring books
    420  erasers
    140 pencil sharpeners

    We believe this will fill between 6 and 8 pallets. The freight container holds 9 to 10 pallets.  The freight container will be brought here in late June and all the boxes will be placed on pallets and loaded into the container which will then be shipped directly to Jamaica. We are delighted and honored to have accomplished so much!!

    Thank you for the honor of leading this project. Thank you for the honor of being the hands of Christ.
    Olivia Papa
    SMYLE Member and coordinator of Mustard Seed Collection Project  

  • 2021 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

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  • It is important that when you give to any charitable organization, you are confident that the funds received are being used wisely. Be assured that your gift to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal supports ministries and programs right here in our own town who receive funding from the Appeal’s Vicariate Outreach Program and that makes a difference in the lives of our local neighbors. Please visit the Appeal website at www.archdioceseofhartford.org to learn more and make your gift today.

    All funds contributed to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal are used exclusively for the purposes outlined in the Appeal literature, which can be found at https://archdioceseofhartford.org/appeal/ No Appeal funds are ever used for legal fees or settlements.


  • WeeklyMass Schedule

  • Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm
    Sunday: 7:30am and 10:00am
    Monday: 7:45am
    Tuesday: 7:45am
    Thursday: 7:45am
    Friday: 7:45am

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

  • Reservations for weekend masses are not currently required, but will be reimplemented if new state or archdiocesan guidelines dictate a lower capacity for our Masses. Parishioners will be notified if this occurs.

  • 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.

  • Parish Master Calendar

    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