• Parish Announcements

  • “Why Believe in God?”: Seminar for Highschool students: Sunday, February 25 at 4:30 pm in the Parish Center

  • One of our newest ministries, BEYOND CONFIRMATION, will be hosting their inaugural seminar series. This series is open to all High School students who have completed their Confirmation. We are very excited to have Fr. Ryan Lerner, previous parochial vicar here at St. Margaret, as the speaker for this engaging presentation.

    RSVP via email or text to Dr. Charles Wira at charles.wira@yale.edu or 203-435-7329.

  • Parish Greeters Needed

  • We are looking for volunteers to greet visitors at the Parish Center. We have open days Monday thru Friday, either 9:00am to 12:00Noon, or 12:00 Noon to 3:00pm.

    For more information, please contact
    Julia Adams-Brophy at 203-421-0473,
    jaral88@aol.com

  • Update on Parish School

  • Please click here to read a special announcement regarding the future of our Parish School.

  • New Parish School Information Meeting: Thursday, February 15th 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s School, 62 Cedar Street in Branford.

  • We hope you can join us to learn more about the new East Shoreline Catholic Academy. All other Open House dates have been postponed.

  • Knights of Columbus Membership Drive: After all Masses February 24th & 25th

  • We’re looking for a few good men!!

    If you want to:

    Help your brethren
    Share your talents
    Give thanks for your blessings
    Make a difference
    Love & serve the Lord

    Then the Knights of Columbus is waiting for you.

    Come learn more about what we do and how you can help.  

    Members of the Knights will be in the Church Hall after each Mass on February 24th/25th to share more information on St. Margaret’s Knights of Columbus.

    Visit our website at: http://www.kofc5780.org or contact Pete Regan at regan_peter02@yahoo.com

  • Alzheimer’s Association – Free Family Caregiver Series – St. Margaret Parish – Thursdays in March 2018

  • The Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter is offering a free education program for family and friends of people with any type of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. This four-part series will take place in the St. Margaret Parish Center, second floor.
    A light dinner will be served. The sessions will run on four consecutive Thursday’s, beginning on Thursday, March 1 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Guest speakers will address the following topics:
    March 1 – Overview of Dementia, including
    Alzheimer’s Disease
    March 8 – Effective Communication
    Strategies and Behavioral
    Challenges/Strategies
    March 15 – Keeping the Caregiver
    Healthy,
    Community Resources, and Tips for Family
    Relationships
    March 22 – Legal and Financial Issues

    To register for one or more sessions in this free series, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-203-230-1777, ext. 14 or mtomasetti@alz.org

  • Lenten Simple Suppers

    Friday evenings: March 2nd, March 16th, & March 23rd

    Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

    Served in the lower Church Hall

    Hosted by the St. Margaret Music Ministry, Women’s Fellowship & the Parish Council

  • Stations of the Cross:

    Offered each Friday during Lent at 7:00pm in the Church.

  • Lenten Weekly Hour of Prayer: Led Into Wilderness: Joining Christ in the Desert : Tuesdays: 6:30pm – 7:30pm February 20th, March 6th, March 13th, March 20th & March 27th

  • The adult continuing education ministry is pleased to announce a new program this year held during the Lenten season. This program is being offered in partnership with the Catholic lay association and nonprofit organization, The Inner Room, and directed by parishioner Kevin M Johnson.

    Every Tuesday there will be a gathering that will incorporate brief thematic offerings to help one slow down and relax, deepen their prayer and their relationship with God, a question and answer period, and include time for contemplation.
    The program is designed for people to drop in any week they can or come each week and see the topics and activities build on each other.
    The theme is Wilderness and the program will allow us to explore the Mystery and adventure of journeying into the Wilderness without needing to purchase a plane ticket or requiring us to take time away from our responsibilities of work or family.

  • Viewing & Discussion of the documentary “In Pursuit of Silence”: Tuesday, February 27th 6:00pm – 9:00pm St. Margaret Church Hall

    Sponsored as part of the Adult continuing education ministry’s weekly Lenten program.
    All are invited to join us for a viewing of the award-winning documentary In Pursuit of Silence followed by a question and answer period discussing how this connects to our Lenten practice.
    If you feel you could use some down time or a retreat to get away but cannot take the time off, come join us in discovering the Wilderness right where you live.

  • Relics of the Passion Tuesday, March 20th 7:00pm St. Margaret Church

    The relics of the passion is a one hour meditative program with supporting musical pieces that serve as a guide to help you accompany Jesus through His suffering during the Passion. The program ends with personal veneration of the relics.

    Light refreshments will be provided in the Church Hall

  • Living Stations of the Cross, Friday March 23rd at 7:00pm

    • In the Main Church following the simple supper
    • Families or individuals are invited to participate.
    • For more information or to volunteer, please call Bernadette Niedermeier at 203.980.0570

  • Tea for Little Miracles, Sunday, March 4 at 1:00 church hall

  • This is a fund raiser hosted by the Women’s Fellowship to benefit Little Miracles which is a ministry supported by both St. Margaret and St. George’s parishes. Please bring a wrapped gift to benefit a child in need from ages newborn till 10 years old.

  • Celebration of World Down Syndrome Day: 11:00 AM mass on Sunday, March 18th, 2018

  • Please join our parish community in celebration of World Down Syndromw Day. The official Day of WDSD is March 21st. This day was chosen to signify the triplication of the 21st chromosome which occurs in individuals with Down syndrome – Trisomy 21. This date has been observed by the United Nations since 2012. Down Syndrome International encourages friends all over the world to celebrate and raise awareness of how these individuals play a vital role in our lives and communities.

    Any persons/children who would like to join us in presenting flowers at the altar in remembrance of all born and unborn with Down syndrome may join us in the back of the church at the offertory. Flowers will be provided.

    All are invited to a coffee social following mass in the church hall.

  • Retreat for Women April 6-8, 2018 Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center Farmington, CT

  • The women of our parish are invited to experience a weekend filled with spiritual renewal, rest, and relaxation. At Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, the natural beauty of the grounds as well as the peaceful atmosphere of the retreat house will provide a much needed break from your daily routine. It offers the quiet solitude you may need to hear God’s word and message with new clarity. You will have the opportunity to participate in conference talks, and also share and reflect with other women on this year’s theme.

    For more information, please call Maureen Fuest at 203-245-7607.

  • Little Miracles: Request to hold off on donations until March 2018

  • Little Miracles is extremely grateful for all the wonderful donations. However, we are overwhelmed at the moment and need some time to process everything, so we ask that people hold off until March while we sort what we have. Thank you.

    If you have any questions please call Betty at 203-421-4118, Maria at 203-245-7172, or Lily at 203-245-4829.

  • New Ministry – Helping Hands

  • Helping Hands is a volunteer-driven ministry led by Justin Murphy, a parishioner and member of the Knights of Columbus. This new ministry provides free services to our local neighbors in need. Yard clean-up, snow removal, dump runs and other minor maintenance work (even simply changing a light bulb) to help keep your home safe and comfortable. Last minute errands and/or transportation to appointments will also be considered based on availability and distance. No job is too small.

    Confidential requests, or additional information may be obtained by contacting Justin Murphy at 203.952.8752 or at HelpingHandsCT@outlook.com, or Liz Connelly at 203.245.7301 ex 104.

  • Purchase Grocery Gift Cards to help support our parish!!

  • You can now pre-order and pay for your grocery gift cards on-line.

    Click here to complete the
    Grocery Gift Card Pre-Order Form

    Then pick-up your cards at one of the following places/times:

    1. In the Church hall – After all week-end
    Masses
    2. At the Parish Office (third floor of the
    Parish center): Mon – Fri 9:00am –
    4:00pm

  • 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

  • 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