• SMYLE Saint Margaret Youth Leadership Enterprise

  • Members of St. Margaret Church who are in grades 9 through 12 are welcome to be a part of this Youth Group.

    We are a group of enthusiastic teenagers who are interested in building a strong, supportive community here in Madison CT and beyond, while strengthening our own faith.

    Adult volunteers are welcome as well to take on leadership roles in our planning team as well as for chaperoning events.

  • Why join SMYLE?

  • This youth group teaches new ways to serve others, social and leadership skills, appreciating your family and friends, and most importantly, teaches you more about your faith, your relationship with God, and even yourself.

  • What does SMYLE Do?

    • Community Service and Christian Service
    • Preparing and serving meals for facilities
      in need.
    • Week long mission trip during the
      summer
    • Interfaith activities
    • Fundraising for charities such as soup
      kitchens, and shelters
    • Activities and bonding experiences for
      the members
    • Serving many different people in need in
      our community
    • Retreats and prayer services
  • Mission Impossible

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  • 16 kids from St. Margaret’s SMYLE group participated in this year’s “Mission Impossible”. When their annual mission trip to Brooklyn, NY was cancelled due to COVID, the group knew they still wanted to do something. For 2 straight days, they worked in the field behind the parish center in 102 degree weather. They painted and donated 50 pieces of used furniture to Columbus House which provides shelter services for men, women, Veterans and families. They collected and sorted 42 bags of clothing and linens for Goodwill. They created 40 baskets filled with kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and cleaning essentials for single mothers and their young children to use as they move from shelters to apartments. They also created legacy building kits for the nurses in the NICU at Yale to give to families when a newborn infant dies, as well as sympathy cards of support that these families will receive in the years following their loss.

    These teens really outdid themselves in giving back to their community! We are so proud of them all!

    Many thanks to Jennifer Papa, Carolyn Mader and Lisa Engelhart who worked tirelessly to make this year’s mission trip happen! We are also grateful to Chris Wilson, Kerry McKeown, Susan Bader and Amy Laffargue for supervising and helping during the 2 days. The teens that participated are Katie Sanford, Pamela, Chris & Michael Engelhart, Sean McSweeney, Adam Laffargue, Callie Richards, Meryl Sullivan, Olivia Papa, Henry & Willi Wilson, Ava & Bella Lombardi, Claire Bader, Luke Johnson, and Kylie Ameika. Great job, everyone!

  • For more information about how to get involved, please contact:

  • Sean McAuley: Leader of SMYLE, at vermont2ski@gmail.com

  • News & Recent Events:

  • Mission Trip 2019 to Worcester, MA

  • Members of the SMYLE youth group collected donations on Super Bowl Sunday to support their meal ministry at Columbus House in New Haven!

  • Members of SMYLE recently hosted Coffee And reception

  • SMYLE members cook and serve at Divine Providence Parish in New Britain

  • Mission Trip to Brooklyn, NY Summer 2017

  • Mission Trip Summer 2016

    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