• General Parish Announcements

  • Parish Monthly Movie Nights

  • Thursday, May 12th at 6:00PM in the Church Hall, featuring, the movie, “Regarding Henry” starring Harrison Ford

    “His life was based on power, success, and ruthlessness, until a bullet made him think again. The story of a man who had everything, but found something more.”

    Join us for the first of this monthly gathering.
    RSVP is requested so chairs can be set-up. Please contact Lynn at lynn.mason@stmargaretchurch.com or call 203 245-7301.

  • Six week BIBLE STUDY starts on Thursday, May 19th at 7pm and runs weekly through June 23rd at St. Margaret Parish Center, 2nd floor

  • Please join the women of Walking with Purpose for, Living In The Father’s Love a six lesson study about God the Father that reveals how deeply relevant the Gospels are to our relationships, both with God and those we love.

    For more information contact Jeannie Gillespie at jeangillespie11@gmail.com or at 203 918-3025.

    Visit Walking with Purpose online www.walkingwithpurpose.com to learn more.

  • Book Discussions with Fr. Phil

  • Based on feedback received from the recent parish survey, Fr. Phil will be presenting the following workshop with more like this to come …

    Thursday, June 2nd from 6:15pm – 8:15pm
    Church Hall
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    This workshop will focus on the following
    two synergistic readings:
    Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus by Sherry A. Weddell

    The Missionary of Wall Street: From Managing Money to Saving Souls on the Streets of New York, by Stephen F. Auth

    The first book expands upon the broader spectrum of layperson ministry, while the second exemplifies a successful venture in curbside evangelization.

    For further explanation of both books, please click here
    Copies of both books can be found in Lynn’s office.

    Please let Lynn know if you are attending so appropriate seating can be arranged in the Parish Hall for interactive dialogue.
     

  • Bus trip planned to attend the “Catholic Underground” in NYC, Saturday, November 5th, 2022

  • As a result of strong interest for local and international retreats that surfaced in our recent parish survey results, a visit to the “Catholic Underground” prayer service is now being planned for families and young adults of our parish.

    The bus for this trip will leave the St. Margaret parking lot promptly after the 4:00pm Mass.

    Catholic Underground is a direct response to a call that began with Pope John Paul II, and is continued by Popes Benedict XVI and Francis. JPII said that because the Gospel lives in conversation with culture, we must be fearless in crossing the cultural threshold of the communication and information revolution now taking place.

    The first part of the evening is Eucharistic adoration, and begins with Vespers (Evening Prayer). This is the universal prayer of the Church prayed by the Catholics throughout the world in every time zone and in every language. After Vespers, there is a time of simple praise. This provides a window for each person to personally encounter Jesus Christ. The beauty of the darkened Church illumined by candles helps us enter the mystery of our
    Lord’s presence in the Eucharist. The holy hour ends with solemn Benediction.

    The second part showcases Catholic artists. Here we experience the “new evangelization”. The Underground includes music, poetry, visual art, dancers, film, drama, etc. We end our evening as we began. With the prayer of the Church. Compline (Night Prayer) is simple and beautiful. It concludes with a hymn to Our Lady.

    For more information please visit www.catholicunderground.net

    RSVP required We ask anyone who may have interest in attending to please let us know as soon as possible by clicking here

    Without hearing from people as to their interest, we will be unable to move forward with finalizing plans for this event. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Marian Shrines Pilgrimage, planned for Fall of 2023: Sunday, September 13th – Friday, September 29th, 13 Days in France, Portugal & Spain with Fatima, Santiago, Lourdes, Zaragoza Montserrat & Barcelona

  • RSVP Required Please provide your RSVP on the parish by clicking here.

    Click here To view the full 13 day itinerary,

    Your prompt reply will allow us to determine if there are enough people interested to move forward
    with definitive plans for this trip.

  • Have you thought about becoming Catholic? 

  • Do you know someone who might be interested in becoming Catholic? Were you baptized in the Church but never received your First Communion and Confirmation?  A new group is forming for this year’s Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for those adults who either have never been baptized and those who have been baptized in another Christian tradition who would like to become Catholic, as well as for those who were baptized Catholic, but never made their First Communion or Confirmation.
    If you would like to become Catholic or complete your initiation into the Catholic faith, please contact Fr. Dillon at pator@stgeorgeguilford.org

  • Looking for Volunteers to bring Communion to residents at Local Convalescent Homes

  • The Madison House is looking for volunteers to come on Sunday mornings and The Hearth is looking for volunteers to come on Tuesday mornings.
    Training will be provided.
    Please contact Liz Connelly at liz.connelly@stmargaretchurch.com if you are interested in learning more.

  • Monthly Canned Soup and Tuna Drive for Madison Food Pantry"

  • On the weekend of June 4th & 5th we will have our Monthly Progresso Soup and tuna drive Bins are located inside the front door of the church and in the lobby of the parish center.

    Questions, please contact Maryann Francischelli at fourfirstnames@sbcglobal.net.

  • ProLife support

  • In honor of Lily Molloy, I’d like to invite you to help, “Save babies”, as Lily would say, by praying at Planned Parenthood in New Haven on Friday mornings.  
    Please call Kathleen at 860-669-4195.

  • Eucharistic Adoration

  • “Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love”

    Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ in a deeper sense. It involves “the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us.”
    During Eucharistic Adoration, we “watch and wait”, we remain “silent” in God’s Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist. By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us.

    Join us for Adoration every Thursday morning here at St. Margaret Church
    from 8:30am – 9:30am.

  • Take a Virtual Tour through our Parish School!

  • Click here to view a virtual tour of East Shoreline Catholic Academy. ESCA is an inter parish Catholic Elementary school located in Branford serving students in grades PK3 – Grade 8. The school is shared by the parishes of St. John Bosco, St. George and St. Margaret.

  • Inviting Interested Volunteers to be part of Martha’s Place Ministry

  • For years, St. Margaret’s Women’s Fellowship has reached out to women affected by homelessness and poverty, through our Martha’s Place Ministry.  Martha’s Place is a transitional emergency shelter in New Haven that helps women to achieve independence. We work quietly to bring nutritious family-style meals to these women at intervals through the year. We’ve set up “Moms and Tots Reading Corners,” stocked with children’s books, at Martha’s Place and its sister shelter, Life Haven. We raised funds to buy food for residents during the pandemic, and fresh staples for children of mothers entering the shelter without resources. If you’d like to join this gentle ministry, we would love to have you! Please call, text, or email Pat Walsh at 203 512-7900. speechlady100@yahoo.com    

  • Collection and Shipment of Used Eyeglasses 

  • The Madison Lions Club (MLC) continues to support the collection of used eyeglasses from the local community and the shipment of recycled eyeglasses to needy clinics in Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. So far, the MLC has sent more than 29,000 eyeglasses to these countries.   
     
    To help fulfill the need for recycled eyeglasses, the MLC has set up collection boxes in various locations in Madison. Prescription and non-prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses are gratefully accepted. A box is located inside the main entrance of St. Margaret Church for this collection.

  • Attention Business Owners, Professionals, Self-Employed and Families!

  • Mary Hoffman from Liturgical Publications is working on securing new advertising sponsors for our parish weekly bulletin. We need and appreciate your help! We continue to publish the bulletin and make it available in print and online.
    Please consider purchasing an ad. Your ad and participation make our bulletin successful and help you attract new customers!
    To place an ad or for more information, please contact Mary Hoffman at 860 836-848 or via e-mail at mhoffman@4LPi.com.

    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