• Parish Announcements

  • Up-Coming Parish Events:

  • Friday, September 13th at 6:30pm: Faith Formation Grades 1-8, First Annual Ice Cream Social in the Parish Center

  • All students in grades 1-8 and parents are invited to come see our new space and kick off the new year!!
    Please RSVP to Nancy or Chris at religious.education@stmargaretchurch.com

  • Order of Malta’s Sixth Annual Lourdes in a Day Pilgrimage: Saturday, Setember 21st 9:30am – 3:00pm, St. Peter Claver Church in West Hartford

  • All are invited to attend this annual day of grace and healing.

    For more information or to register by September 15th, please contact: Mark Sullivan at sllvnchrth@yaoo.com or call him at 860.523-1405.

  • Parish Lay Ministries: News and Requests for Volunteers

  • The Hospitality Ministry will begin hosting Weekly Coffee and receptions each week after the 9:30am Mass starting Sunday, September 22nd

  • All parishioners are welcome to join us downstairs in the Church Hall!

    Volunteers willing to provide homemade baked goods, fresh fruit or veggies are always needed and appreciated.

    Please contact Valerie Zajac at toastersmom@gmail.com if you are able to help.

  • Engaged couples conference this week-end

  • This weekend, we welcome engaged couples who are participating in our Engaged Couples Conference hosted by team members from St. George and St. Margaret Parishes. The goal of the team is to share our marital experiences with these couples as they prepare to enter the sacrament of Holy Matrimony. Please pray that they continue to feel God’s presences in their lives and are blessed with a long, joyful, and committed life together.

    If you would like to learn more about this ministry, please contact Ed or Joanne Arrandale at 203-318-8590 or jarrandale@comcast.net

  • Attention Altar Servers, Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers

  • Please click on the attached link to review the Ministry Schedule for September – December 2019* . Paper copies of this schedule are available per request. Please contact Liz Connelly at liz.connelly@stmargaretchurch.com

  • St. Margaret Music News

  • The choirs will resume singing in September. Rehearsals will begin the week of September 8. If you enjoy singing, please join us. New members are always welcome!

    Contemporary Choir – The Contemporary Choir sings at the 9:30 am Mass on Sunday, Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 7:30 pm in the church. In addition to singers, the choir invites instrumentalists (guitar, percussion, flute, etc. to join them).

    Traditional Choir – This choir sings at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm in the church.

    Cantors – The cantors sing the responsorial psalm and lead the parish in singing the hymns and Mass parts. It is not necessary to sing every week. Training and rehearsal time is provided. A brief meeting and audition is required.

    Instrumentalists – We invite instrumentalists to play at weekend Masses. High School age musicians are encouraged to share their talent with the Parish as their schedule allows.

    For more information, please contact
    Beth Stone, the music director at
    (203) 245-7301, extension 110 or at Elizabeth.Stone@StMargaretchurch.com

  • Evening Bible Study Group will resume weekly meetings on Wednesday, September 18th at 7:30pm in the Parish Center

  • The evening bible study group has weekly meetings from September – June which include a Hebrew scripture reading, a song to fit the theme or day, and a prayer session.

    Members choose a book in the Bible to study, and follow prepared discussion points.

    New members are always welcome.

    Contact Alan Steines 203-421-4989 or sasteines@hotmail.com

  • Faith Formation: Confirmation Program: “When he calls to me, I will answer him…” Psalm 91:15

  • Our first year Confirmation candidates are looking for catechists to guide them in their Faith Formation. No experience necessary other than a love of Christ and a passion to spread His good news. You will be supported every step of the way.

    Please contact Ed and Joanne Arrandale, co-coordinators of our Confirmation Program, at confirmation@stmargaretchurch.com for details on the new program.
    Ed and Joanne Arrandale, confirmation@stmargaretchurch.com, (203) 245-7301 ext. 108

  • The Great Adventure Bible Study Ministry is offering 7 new courses for the Fall at St. Margaret and St. George parishes

  • Please click here to learn more about the new course offerings for this coming Fall.

  • Calling all Crafters

  • Applications are now being accepted for the St. Margaret Knights of Columbus 17th Annual Craft Show, Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9 in the Church Hall.

    Handmade items only, no direct sales.

    For an application, please contact Linda at (203) 421-5082 or linsul@comcast.net

  • Eucharistic Adoration: Requesting Volunteers

  • Have we got a deal for you! It won’t cost you a penny, you don’t have to attend any meetings or make any phone calls. Your rewards will be priceless. Lent is the perfect time for you to give this a trial run. Leave the world outside the church doors and sit one hour with our Lord Jesus, exposed in the Blessed Sacrament.

    We have had many faithful adorers over the ten years we have been offering adoration. Unfortunately, for many different reasons, we have lost many of those faithful. But every one would tell you the same thing, that was the best hour of their week.

    If you would like to have a closer relationship with Jesus, please consider any hour that will fit your schedule,it is very open. This is something you do for YOU.

    Of the 2000+ families in our parish, we currently have less than 50 people who attend adoration on a regular basis. Please, help us change that number, and in the process, feel the peace you can only experience by knowing Jesus in this way Try it for Lent.

    For more information, contact Andrea Puglia at drea1827@yahoo.com" or (203) 245-0381.

  • Caregiver Spiritual Support Group

  • Are you taking care of an elderly parent, a spouse, a child or someone else? Come join the Caregiver Spiritual Group for prayer and support. Meetings are at Saint Mary Church, Branford in the Parish Center. Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 4th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. For more information please contact Deacon Adam Michaele at (203) 530-4466 or Rose Michaele at (203) 815-3716.

  • Wellness Group: welcomes anyone feeling Anxious, Stressed, Isolated or Depressed

  • The Ministry for Wellness is a spiritual based support group. All are welcome including caregivers. The group meets at St. George Church on the green, in Guilford, 33 Whitfield Street in the Deacon Ruiz Center adjacent to the rectory from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

    For further information contact Deacon Adam Michaele at (203) 530-4466 or Rose Michaele at (203) 815-3716.

  • Hospitality Ministry: Volunteers Needed to help bake and serve at weekly “Coffee And” Receptions

  • We are looking for individuals who can help to continue the good work of this ministry by helping to serve and make baked goods for our weekly coffee and gathering after the 9:30am Mass. “Coffee And” runs from September through June of each year. Please consider being part of this wonderful Ministry.

    For more information, please contact Valerie Engler at toastermom@gmail.com

  • Helping Hands Ministry

  • Helping Hands is a volunteer-driven ministry led by Justin Murphy, a parishioner and member of the Knights of Columbus. This ministry provides free services to our local neighbors in need. Yard clean-up, snow removal, dump runs and other minor carpentry 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.
    Contact Justin Murphy at HelpingHandsCT@outlook.com , or call (203) 952-8752

  • Parish Prayer Line

  • Bernadette Niedermeier will be continuing the Parish Prayer Line allowing parishioners to share any news you would like prayed for confidentially by your brothers and sisters in Christ. This could include
    a hospitalization, a long-term illness, unexpected news, or joyful celebrations.

    To submit a request for prayers, please send your name, the prayer request, and any other pertinent information to Bernadette at (203) 980-0570 or e-mail bcnmuse@hotmail.com.

    Would you like to be part of our Prayer Ministry? All former members and those newly interested in becoming part of the prayer line please contact Bernadette Niedermeier at (203) 980-0570 or e-mail bcnmuse@hotmail.com. Please provide your current e-mail address and phone number.

    Thank you for your prayerful consideration.

  • St. Margaret is a member of the Dynamic Catholic Family

  • Through the outreach program at Dynamic Catholic, St. Margaret is now a member of the Dynamic Catholic Family. As a member, our Parish Champions will distribute to parishioners resources that will help us know, live, and grow in our faith. Limited number of books and CDs are received monthly and will be distributed after selected Masses. We encourage you to pass along the materials to family or friends once you’ve had a chance to read them. Additional copies are available at www.DynamicCatholic.com.

    For more information or to help distribute these free resources, please contact Ed and Joanne Arrandale at (203) 318-8590, jarrandale@comcast.net

  • Purchase Pre-Paid Grocery Cards to help support our parish!!

  • Please remember to stop in the Church Hall after Mass to purchase
    your Grocery Cards.  Thanks so much for your participation, and please keep
    these sales going.

    The parish earns between 5 -10% (less credit card fees) of the cost of each grocery card purchased. For every $100.00 purchased, the church gets $5.00. This can add up very quickly based on the number of parishioners who get involved with this program.

    Grocery Cards are available for purchase in the church hall after all Masses and in the Parish Office.

    You can also pre-order your grocery cards on-line and they will be ready for quick pick-up after Mass or at the parish office

    Click here to complete the
    Grocery Card Pre-Order Form

    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