• General Parish Announcements

  • 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.

  • 2021 Archbishops Annual Appeal

  • The 2021 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal is now underway in our parish. Your support of this year’s Appeal ensures that essential charitable, educational, and pastoral ministries of the Archdiocese of Hartford are carried forward.
    We hope you can help meet our parish goal. If you would like to make a gift, please mail in your pledge card. You may also visit the Archdiocesan website at www.archdioceseofhartford.org or call the Appeal Office at (800) 781-2550. Keep in mind that an early pledge will allow you to best use the monthly payment plan.
    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/.

  • Knights of Columbus members offering Vaccine Registration and Transportation Assistance

  • If you do not have access to a computer or email address, and/or would like help with either registering for a vaccine appointment, or if you need transportation to your vaccine appointment, please contact us at 203-952-8752 or kofc5780@gmail.com and we will help if we can. You can also contact the Madison Senior Center at 203-245-5627 for assistance with registering for, and scheduling vaccine appointments.
    If you are homebound, we can help with registration over the phone, or we can come to you and help in person from a safe distance.

  • 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    

  • Make Meaningful Moments with Us! Hospice Homecare Volunteer Opportunity

  • Volunteers are needed to help create meaningful moments for the hospice patients of
    VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice, a local nonprofit home healthcare agency that has served the community for more than 100 years.
    We offer creative, COVID-19 -safe opportunities to serve others by phone including, weekly phone visits, prayer partners, reading, legacy writing, guided meditation and relaxation therapies and, music. Window Pet Therapy visits and weekly personal note writing are other options. (Once COVID restrictions are lifted, in person visits will resume).

    Also, Volunteers are needed year round, to help our hospice patients and families with outdoor chores such as snow shoveling, raking leaves, weeding, tending flower beds etc…Teens welcome!
    When you join our team, you will receive free, mandatory training, the support of a team and unlimited appreciation and gratitude.
    To learn more about a rewarding experience that can change your life and that of another, contact Jo Ann Begley at 203.458.5950 or Jbegley@vna-commh.org.

  • 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.

  • Update on On-line Giving

  • Beginning on January 1, 2021, the online giving list will include an option to donate to our parish school, East Shoreline Catholic Academy. Just a reminder that online giving is available to all parishioners. Simply click here to enroll. For questions abut online giving, please contact Joyce Leone at jleone@abateassoc.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