• General Parish Announcements

  • Save The Date: October 15th – 17th, 2021

  • Please set aside some time and plan to join us for a celebration of our parish patroness Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, an education of her devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and a renewal of our parish community.

    Friday, October 15th: Special Holy Hour focused on the importance of silence and the litany of the Sacred Heart.

    Saturday, October 16th: Throughout the day, all are welcome to visit the church hall where information will be on display about the life of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and the history of our parish.

    4:00pm Mass:celebrating the feast day of our patroness along with special acknowledgement to those within our community who helped sustain us all during the Pandemic.

    Sunday, October 17th: early afternoon concert highlighting the 12 Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus featuring members of our parish community. Babysitting will be provided. Reception will follow in the church hall.

  • 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.

  • Parish Office Summer Hours

  • Beginning Monday, June 28, 2021 and ending Monday, September 6, 2021 (Labor Day), the St. Margaret Parish Center will be open to the public Mondays through Thursdays 9am to 1pm. Phone messages will be checked in the afternoons and on Fridays.

  • 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