• Traditionally each year at Christmas time, parishioners at St. Margaret Parish provide countless local families and individuals in need with thoughtful gifts and monetary donations to help ensure that their Christmas is special.

    Please see below to learn how you can support one or more of the 4 ministries of our parish who are requesting assistance during this year’s Christmas Season of Giving

  • Family to Family Giving Program with families from St. Martin de Porres in New Haven

  • For more than 40 years, St. Margaret Parishioners have made Christmas meaningful by providing presents for a family from St. Martin de Porres Parish in New Haven. Due to COVID restrictions, we will offer a non-contact selection process using Google forms.

  • Follow this link that will bring you to the full list of families and their profiles.
    1. Fill in your email
    2. First and Last Name
    3. Phone Number
    4. There are 3 groups of profiles to
    select from:
    Families with 1-2 Children
    Families with 3 or more children
    Families with Adults only
    5. Click on the group you are interested
    in (drop box)
    6. Select Family Profile
    7. Press Submit
    8. Shop for your family and box up for
    drop off at St. Margaret’s Parish
    Center on Friday, December 3rd
    between 5:30-8:00pm or Saturday,
    December 4th between 7:30 am and
    8:30 am.

    9. Once you select your family we will
    email a confirmation with packing
    instructions.
    This program is facilitated by Helen and Tom Burland, Elizabeth and Art DeCillis, Julie and Hugh O’Toole.

  • Family to Family Program with families from All Saints Catholic Academy in Fair Haven (formerly St. Rose and St. Francis School)

  • All Saints Catholic Academy (ASCA), formerly St Rose and St Francis School, is now an integration of 5 New Haven Catholic schools, including St Rose and St Francis.

    This year we have several families from ASCA who are in need of our help.
    Sister Diane, ASCA’s Principal, has requested that this year’s Gift Giving approach be the same as last year, recognizing the logistic difficulties that the virus continues to present. Parishioners are invited to select a family profile and then provide a monetary donation to help that family with its tuition responsibility to ASCA.

    This ministry is facilitated by Mike and Connie Piccione.

  • How to support the families in need from ASCA:

  • Click here to select one or more of the ASCA family profiles that you would like to support.
    Payment can be made by check or credit card:
    Please click here for payment instructions.

    All donations must be received in the parish office by Friday, December 3rd, 2021.

    The monies will be sent to Sr. Diane, Principal of ASCA, who will apply your donation directly to the tuition cost for your selected family. This will allow the family to free up monies to purchase gifts for Christmas.

  • Little Miracles Pro-Life Ministry

  • This Little Miracles is a ministry started in 1996 to help women who, although financially or emotionally fragile, would choose life for their unborn child. We provide diapers, wipes, clothing, food, formula, baby furniture, car seats, and various accessories, as well as emotional support. Everything we give away to others has been donated to us by very generous parishioners or members of our community. We stay in touch with these moms until they are in a better place.

    This ministry is facilitated by Barbara Ciotti and a group of volunteers at St. Margaret and St. George parishes.

  • How to support Little Miracles:

  • 1. Decide on the amount you would like to donate.
    2. Payment can be made by check or credit card:
    Please click here for payment instructions.

    3. All donations must be received in the parish office by Friday, December 3rd, 2021.
    4. All donations will be used to purchase gift cards for local families in need during the Christmas season.

  • Madison Food Pantry

  • MCS Inc is An all-volunteer nonprofit 501©(3) organization providing services and assistance to Madison residents since 1930. 100% of funding is from private donations, without any town, state or federal funding. We provide Madison clients with 3 meals for 3 days each time they visit. We offer non-perishable items along with fresh produce, eggs and dairy.

    Facilitated by Mary Ann Franciscielli.

  • How to help support the Madison Food Pantry:

  • 1. Decide on an amount that you would like to provide.
    2. Payment can be made by check or credit card:
    Please click here for payment instructions.

    3. All donations must be received in the parish office by Friday, December 3rd, 2021.
    4. All donations will be used to purchase gift cards for local families in need during the Christmas season.

    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