• Daily Masses resume June 8th, 2020!

  • Basic Information Everyone Needs To Know About Reopening Churches For Public Worship

  • When Will Mass Resume – As of Monday, June 8, 2020, parishes of the
    Archdiocese of Hartford can reopen for the public celebration of weekday Masses
    only
    . A date is not yet determined for the resuming of Sunday Mass but will be
    considered following the successful implementation of the weekday Mass guidelines.

    Sunday Mass Obligation – Archbishop Blair has dispensed from the obligation of
    attending Sunday Mass every Catholic in the Archdiocese of Hartford, and unless
    otherwise announced, this dispensation will continue through Sunday, September 6, 2020.

    Who Can Come to Daily Mass? – In this first stage of resuming public worship, no more than a total of fifty (50) socially distanced persons may be present at a given Mass in keeping with the limitation currently set by the civil authorities.

    Who Shouldn’t Come to Daily Mass? – The elderly, those with pre-existing conditions, those who are fearful or anxious, and those who are taking care of a sick or home bound person need not be concerned if they miss Mass as the dispensation from the Sunday obligation has now been extended. Anyone in those categories is asked to continue taking advantage of television of streaming Masses online as they stay home and stay safe.

    What to Bring to Mass – Unless exempt, those attending Mass are required to wear masks or face coverings and are asked to bring hand sanitizer for use during the liturgy.

    Social Distancing – Those attending Mass are required to keep proper social
    distancing while in the church. This will require everyone to remain 6 feet apart
    from anyone who is not a member of their household.

    What About Confession?- As of June 8 the ban on any publicly scheduled
    confessions is also lifted. This is done, however, at the discretion of the pastor, with the sacrament of Penance only to be resumed when proper procedures are in place.

    Time to Prepare- A committee at St. Margaret Church has been formed and is currently working with Fr. Phil to establish a set of procedures to safely implement the required guidelines in order to resume public liturgies and sacraments here at St. Margaret Church.
    These guidelines, specific to our parish, will be made available starting next week (June 4th) via parish email (Flocknote), the parish web-site, the parish bulletin and posted on posters around the church.
    It most important that all parishioners planning to attend Mass, review and abide by these guidelines to allow for the safety and comfort of all within our parish community.

  • Updated Parish Office Hours

  • Starting Tuesday, May 26th, 2020, the parish office will be open Monday – Thursday from 9:00am – 4:30pm. Some staff continue to work from home as much as possible but all phone messages and emails will be monitored.

  • Weekly Bulletin now being emailed directly to Parishioners

  • Please note that the Company that prints and delivers our weekly bulletin has offered to email it for the parishioners every week for the time period. Please be on the look out for an email from lpiconnections@4lpi.com. Your system may not recognize the address, please check your spam or junk email inbox.

  • Join with us in Praying the Rosary in May

  • Pope Francis is asking Catholics to make a special effort in May to pray the rosary, knowing that by doing so they will be united with believers around the world asking for Mary’s intercession in stopping the coronavirus pandemic.
    “Contemplating the face of Christ with the heart of Mary, our mother, will make us even more united as a spiritual family and will help us overcome this time of trial,” Pope Francis

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  • Knights of Columbus offering Scholarships

  • The Knights of Columbus are offering scholarships to current Eighth Grader students attending a parochial high school nest year and to all High school Seniors attending College in the Fall.

    Please click on the links below for the appropriate application:

    Parochial High school Scholarship Application

    College Scholarship Application

    Please send all applications to:
    Mark LoStocco
    K of C Scholarship Chairman
    6 Williamsburg Circle
    Madison, CT 06443

    All applications must be postmarked by May 30th, 2020. Applications received after May 30th cannot be considered.

  • Women’s Fellowship Offering Scholarships

  • St. Margaret Women’s Fellowship is offering
    two $500 scholarships to parishioners: one for a graduating high school senior, who plans to attend a college, university or trade school in September, and one to a currently enrolled college student.

    Please click on the appropriate links below for the Applications:

    Application for current High School Seniors

    Application for current College student

    Students are asked to complete an essay on the specific topic included on the applications. Essays will be blindly judged, so please follow directions carefully. Your name should NOT appear on the essay only on the application. Mail completed essays to Rita Gould, 41 Bar Gate Trail,
    Killingworth, CT 06419

    All applications must be postmarked no later than May 23rd, 2020.

    Essays received after that date will not be considered.

    For any questions, contact Rita at mgould89@comcast.net

    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