• Parish Announcements

  • Help Wanted !! Little Miracles is looking for energetic helpers to assist in their warehouse on a regular weekly basis

  • The tasks are varied from folding clothes, to getting packages ready for Friday, and visiting families. Time is flexible. It’s a wonderful way to spend time with a friend. Little Miracles has been in existence since 1996. We have helped thousands of families with support from both parishes. We have a lovely heated space in Branford which is donated to us. It’s very rewarding when you visit/pray with families.
    Please call Lily, 203-245-4829, Betty,203-421-4118, or Maria, 203-245-7172.

  • St. Margaret’s Women’s Fellowship is holding a craft making event on Tuesday, October 24, from 10:00am-2:00pm in the church hall

  • We will be making some simple crafts to sell at our booth at the craft sale in November. All materials will be available to make items but if you can bring a scissor, that will help. All handmade donations are gladly accepted. No jewelry please.
    For more information please contact Maryann Francischelli at 203-318-8417/fourfirstnames@sbcglobal.net.

  • Our Lady of Mercy School: Open House on Sunday, October 29th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm.

    School tours…meet the teachers…
    curriculum overview…maker space demos…
    Grades 1-8 please visit Main Campus at 149 Neck Road, Pre K3, Pre K4, and Kindergarten please visit the Early Childhood Center at 39 Academy Street.
    For more information, please contact the school at 203 245.4393.

  • Performance by Patriot Sound, Music of Your Life, 40’s-70’s: On Sunday, October 29 at 3:00pm in the church hall

  • Tickets are $10.00 each and will be on sale after all masses.  All proceeds will be donated to Wounded Veterans charities.  Wine, soft drinks and appetizers will be served.  This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and St. Margaret’s Women’s Fellowship.  
    For further information please call Mike Piccione, 203-245-3622

  • BOOTS TO SUITS DRIVE: After all Masses, Nov 4th & 5th: sponsored by St. Margaret Church Knights of Columbus/Sacred Heart Council in partnership with “Save a Suit.Org”

  • Please help our returning veterans, both men and women, who are unable to afford dress attire for Job interviews. We are asking for the following:
    Business Professional Dress Attire
    *
    Please only Excellent and in Clean Condition
    Men’s and Lady’s Suits
    *
    Men’s Blazers and Pants;
    Lady’s Blazers
    *
    Lady’s Dresses/ Skirts
    Shoes, Belts, Lady’s Handbags
    *
    Men’s Shirts & Ties
    Women’s Tops & Shirts
    *
    Coats ( Winter and Rain Wear)

    COLLECTION TIMETABLE
    Saturday, November 4, 6:00-7:00 PM
    Sunday, November 5, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the St. Margaret Church Hall

    Please call Mike at 203-245-3622, if alternate delivery arrangements are necessary.

  • Family to Family Gift Sharing Program to benefit families from St. Martin dePorres in New Haven

  • For thirty nine years St. Margaret Parish has had a holiday sharing program with Saint Martin de Porres Parish in New Haven. This program provides an opportunity for a family from St. Margaret Parish to provide Christmas gifts for one of the New Haven families. Profiles outlining the composition of the New Haven families are provided to our parishioners, gifts are bought, wrapped and delivered to Saint Margaret Parish Center and then are brought by truck or van to New Haven in time for the holidays.
    On the weekend of November 11 and 12, profiles for St. Martin de Porres families will be available after all Masses in the Church Hall.

  • Tri-Annual Food Drive: November 11th & 12th

  • Food collected benefits Madison Community Services and our Little Miracles. After the 9:30 mass on November 12, we are asking for parishioners to come and sort the food. It is a fun way to give back and makes our job so much easier.

  • St. Margaret’s Women’s Fellowship: Potluck Dinner and Topiary Tree making, November 14 at 6:30pm in the church hall

  • Lead by Cyndi Silengo, owner of La Fleur Florals. All the women are invited. The dinner is free to attend. You are asked to bring either an entree, side dish or a dessert to share. The cost for the topiary tree is $27 for members and $32 for non members. Payment needs to be made by October 25 so supplies can be ordered. Please send checks, made out to SMWF, to Maryann Francischelli, 10 Sterling Park, Madison, CT.

  • Liturgical Music Volunteer Opportunities

    The Saint Margaret Church choirs will resume singing in September. Rehearsals will begin the week of September 10, 2017. If you enjoy singing, please join us!! New members are always welcome! For more information, please click here

  • The Great Bible Adventure Course Continues: Three Courses being offered beginning the Week of September 11th

    This year, there are three Bible courses being offered at St. George and St. Margaret’s. Please click here to view details on each of the courses being offered.
    The Bible is at the heart of our Catholic Faith—and our relationship with God. It is the living Word of God, where our Father meets with us and lovingly speaks to us. Reading the Bible should bring us closer to Christ, but understanding it is not always easy. Many people tell us they have tried time and again to prayerfully read Scripture, but they get frustrated because they “just don’t get it.”

    The Great Adventure is designed so that anyone can make sense of the Bible and experience the life-changing power of God’s Word. At the core of the Great Adventure is the concept that there is a story running through the seventy-three books of the Bible that ties all of Scripture together and makes sense not just of the Bible, but of our lives as well.

    No previous Bible prerequisites are required for these courses; however, it is suggested that these courses are completed in the order listed. We encourage people all with all levels of Bible knowledge to participate in these studies for we see the richness each person adds to the weekly discussions on the readings. We hope to see many of you in each class. Scholarship is available

    To register or to answer any questions, please contact Cosette Heimann, 860-338-3076 or Greg Smith, 203-848-5893. Thank you for your considerations and we look forward to seeing you in class.

  • LITTLE MIRACLES NEEDS YOUR HELP

    Household items are needed for a new mother, who had to leave her home in New Jersey in a rush because she was being pressured into having an abortion, and is staying in a shelter with her baby boy until she can get an apartment. 
    Needed items are furniture, bedding and kitchen supplies.
    Please call Lily at 203-245-4829 or Betty at 203-421-4118.
    Thank you for your constant generosity.

  • CAREGIVER SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP

    Are you providing care for someone? Have adult children come back home and need help, comfort and support? Are you taking care of an elderly parent, a spouse or a child who needs extra care? Does a relative, friend or neighbor look to you? Do you feel overwhelmed or tired? Do you pray but don’t feel you’re being heard or answered? Come join the Caregiver Group. Come and see you are not alone. Come and pray together with us for spiritual comfort, hope and relief. Meetings are at Saint John Bosco Church (formerly Saint Mary Church) in Branford located at 731 Main Street in the Parish Center on the first Wednesdays of each month from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 6th. For more information please contact Deacon Adam Michaele at (203) 530-4466 or Rose Michaele at (203) 815-3716.

  • SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES

    What is a small Christian Community? It is a group of 8 to 12 people who are committed to meet either weekly or by-weekly to read and discuss the scripture readings for the following weekend. Each group is lead by a facilitator who invites members of the group to read each of the readings and invites them to share what they interpret from each particular reading. Reflections from several sources such as The Word Among Us, the Magnificat, lectors workbook and other publications may be used to help
    understand the readings. It is a way to build
    community and to help all members to grow in their faith.

    Anyone interested in joining a group or for more information is asked to contact Gail Cox at 203-245-1846, or Maureen Fuest at 203-245-7607, moefuest@aol.com. We hope to start our new groups in September.

  • PARISH CENTER GREETERS

    We are looking for volunteers to greet visitors at the Parish Center. We have open days Monday thru Friday, either 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, or 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM.
    For more information, please contact Julia Adams-Brophy at 203-421-0473,
    jaral88@aol.com, or Rosemary Riccio at 203-245-2360, rlriccio@yahoo.com

  • Crafters Wanted

    Applications are now being accepted for the St. Margaret Knights of Columbus 15th Annual Craft Show, which will be held on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 in the church hall.  For an application, please contact Linda at 203 421-5082 or linsul@comcast.net.

  • Raffle! Take a Chance – Give a Chance ! Grand Prize 2017 Corvette!

    Sponsored by The Hartford Bishop;s Foundation, Inc. to benefit Catholic Education. The proceeds from this raffle will help Sr. Mary Grace Walsh and her team advance their plans for the recruitment of new students and families for Catholic Schools, professional development of teachers and administrators, salary augmentation through the Seat of Honor Program and act as a springboard for additional funds for students with financial need.
    The drawing will be held Saturday, Nov 18th, 2017. Lucky tickets ($10 each) are available for purchase at the Parish Office.