• We are excited to announce our new Faith Formation program for our 9th and 10th graders. P.L.A.C.E. – Passionately Living As Catholics Everyday. This dynamic curriculum will engage students in a variety of learning opportunities designed to meet Jesus in their daily lives and find their PLACE with Christ and within the Church community.

    Through experiential learning opportunities of the corporal works of mercy, students will engage in a variety of community service projects and other activities during the two year Confirmation Program.

    Ed and Joanne Arrandale
    Coordinator of Confirmation
    203.245.7301 ext. 108

  • Sophomore Students and Parents, please review the following:

  • Important Dates related to Confirmation Ceremony
  • Monday, March 2 – Penance Service at 6:00 pm in the Church. As per the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Archdiocese Guidelines, “One should receive the sacrament of Reconciliation in order to be cleansed for the gift of the Holy Spirit.” For this reason all candidates are to attend the Penance Service. Catechists will review the steps of the sacrament in class prior to the service.

    Monday, March 2 – Confirmation Rehearsal with candidate, sponsor, and one parent in the Church. Meet in the Church Hall by 6:45 pm. Gowns will be distributed at this time. If a sponsor cannot attend, the parent will fill in at rehearsal and pass along the information to the sponsor.

    Saturday, March 7 – Sacrament of Confirmation at 11:00 am in the Church with Bishop Juan Betancourt. Candidates are to arrive at the Church Hall by 10:30 am. There will be a reception in the Church Hall following the ceremony.

  • Important Information for all Freshmen Confirmation Students and Parents

  • Freshmen Volunteers needed to help at the Reception after the Confirmation Ceremony

  • A reception traditionally follows the Confirmation ceremony at St. Margaret, and as in previous years, we need help from the Freshman Class and Parents. This year’s ceremony will be on Saturday, March 7 at 11:00 am, presided by Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt.

    Please click here to sign up to provide baked goods/appetizers and/or help during the reception. This is an ideal opportunity to get a preview of the Confirmation ceremony before your own ceremony next year.

  • Please see below for a review of the upcoming schedule for all Freshmen Confirmation Students:

    February 23, 6:00 pm – 7:15pm at the Church Hall. Lures presentation given by a New Haven FBI agent.
    Confirmation Sponsor Assignment and Confirmation Sponsor Affirmation Form are each due at this class

    March 8, 6:00 pm – 7:15pm at Parish Center. Chapter 6: Why be Catholic?

    March 13, time TBD at St. Margaret Church. Stations of the Cross(this is a class)

    March 22, 6:00pm – 7:15pm at the Church Hall and Church. Presentation on Apology Language followed by a Prayer Service.
    Confirmation Name Assignment Form is due at this class.

    March 23, 6:00pm- 7:15pm at St. Margaret Church. Sacrament of Reconciliation (all encouraged to attend)

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    God bless,
    Ed and Joanne Arrandale
    203-245-7301, ext. 108

  • General Announcements

  • Souper Bowl Collection

  • Parents – Thank you for your support of SuperBowl for Caring this past weekend. We are proud of all our Sophomore students for their engagement, respect, gratitude,and politeness that they showed during the collection and interaction with the parishioners.

    We’re thrilled to announce that they collected $1950 that will be distributed to Loaves and Fishes, Madison Food Pantry, Life Haven, and the Community Dining Room, according to the preferences of the kids last week.

    We are grateful for your support of all of our service projects and in getting the kids out in the community truly making a difference to those in need! Thank you!

  • Find your Place with Jesus Newsletters

  • Passionately living as a Catholic everyday involves sharing your gifts with the Parish Community. In doing so, you will find your place with Jesus.

    We will be providing students with a newsletter at each class that outlines some of the ways they can volunteer and give back right here within our parish community;

    Click on the link below for the most recent copy:

    October 7, 2019

  • Registration

  • If you have not registered your child for the Confirmation program, please contact Ed and Joanne Arrandale at 203.245.7301 ext. 108 or confirmation@stmargaretchurch.com and we will be happy to provide you with the registration requirements for your child.

  • Confirmation Program: Calendar of Meetings and Activities

  • Pictures from recent events:

  • Confirmation Ceremony 2019

    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