• General Parish Announcements

  • Saint Margaret Women’s Fellowship thanks you for your support !!

  • The Women’s Fellowship Christmas Bake Sale and Raffle was a huge success thanks to our supportive, generous parishioners and local merchants. Our members baked an amazing array of goodies and worked hard to display them in a cheerful, enticing way…and YOU all came and bought them! Thanks a million…we hope we made your Christmas merrier!

    The lucky winners of the SMWF In The Nick of Time Raffle were:
    Gift Card Tree – Linda Amplo; Wine Basket – Flo Farrelly; Yankee Candle Baskets – Joanne Arrandale; Popcorn Basket – Mary Pat Lamberti; Stonewall Kitchen Breakfast Basket – Bill Reilly; Hot Chocolate Basket – John Dusza. Congratulations!  
    The Fellowship is very grateful to our generous local merchants who contributed cards and members who made baskets and, especially, to our wonderfully supportive parishioners that bought tickets! It was such fun, festive event!

  • Thank you from the families at St. Martin de Porre

  • Saint Margaret parishioners generously responded to continue the Christmas tradition of Family to Family with St. Martin de Porres Parish in New Haven. We provided Christmas presents to 95 families this year.
    Thank you to all who participated. You truly showed the spirit of Christmas through your generosity.
    Merry Christmas from,
    Helen and Tom Burland, Julie and Hugh O’Toole, Elizabeth and Art DeCillis

  • Help Needed for one of our Parish Ministries

  • Little Miracles, a parish ministry that helps families in need in our area, are in desperate need of a new warehouse to use for the storage of the many things donated to them for the work they do. (A location accessible to I-95 would be most desirable.) If you can provide a space or know someone who can, please send that information to either Chris Lee at mclee1963@yahoo.com or Tom Keogh at tomkeogh@snet.net as soon as possible. The Parish Council thanks you in advance for your consideration in this matter.

  • Have you thought about becoming Catholic? 

  • Do you know someone who might be interested in becoming Catholic? Were you baptized in the Church but never received your First Communion and Confirmation?  A new group is forming for this year’s Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for those adults who either have never been baptized and those who have been baptized in another Christian tradition who would like to become Catholic, as well as for those who were baptized Catholic, but never made their First Communion or Confirmation.
    If you would like to become Catholic or complete your initiation into the Catholic faith, please contact Fr. Dillon at pator@stgeorgeguilford.org

  • “Let the Children Come to Me” Matthew 19:14

  • Starting the weekend of October 3rd, we will have special bulletins at the doors of the church and missals in the pews each specifically for our youngest parishioners. We hope this will help families as they encourage their children to patriciate in the Mass.

  • Looking for Volunteers to bring Communion to residents at Local Convalescent Homes

  • The Madison House is looking for volunteers to come on Sunday mornings and The Hearth is looking for volunteers to come on Tuesday mornings.
    Training will be provided.
    Please contact Liz Connelly at liz.connelly@stmargaretchurch.com if you are interested in learning more.

  • Monthly Canned Soup and Tuna Drive for Madison Food Pantry"

  • On the weekend of February 5th and 6th we will have our Monthly Progresso Soup and tuna drive Bins are located inside the front door of the church and in the lobby of the parish center.

    Questions, please contact Maryann Francischelli at fourfirstnames@sbcglobal.net.

  • ProLife support

  • In honor of Lily Molloy, I’d like to invite you to help, “Save babies”, as Lily would say, by praying at Planned Parenthood in New Haven on Friday mornings.  
    Please call Kathleen at 860-669-4195.

  • Eucharistic Adoration

  • “Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love”

    Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ in a deeper sense. It involves “the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us.”
    During Eucharistic Adoration, we “watch and wait”, we remain “silent” in God’s Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist. By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us.

    Join us for Adoration every Thursday morning here at St. Margaret Church
    from 8:30am – 9:30am.

  • Take a Virtual Tour through our Parish School!

  • Click here to view a virtual tour of East Shoreline Catholic Academy. ESCA is an inter parish Catholic Elementary school located in Branford serving students in grades PK3 – Grade 8. The school is shared by the parishes of St. John Bosco, St. George and St. Margaret.

  • Inviting Interested Volunteers to be part of Martha’s Place Ministry

  • For years, St. Margaret’s Women’s Fellowship has reached out to women affected by homelessness and poverty, through our Martha’s Place Ministry.  Martha’s Place is a transitional emergency shelter in New Haven that helps women to achieve independence. We work quietly to bring nutritious family-style meals to these women at intervals through the year. We’ve set up “Moms and Tots Reading Corners,” stocked with children’s books, at Martha’s Place and its sister shelter, Life Haven. We raised funds to buy food for residents during the pandemic, and fresh staples for children of mothers entering the shelter without resources. If you’d like to join this gentle ministry, we would love to have you! Please call, text, or email Pat Walsh at 203 512-7900. speechlady100@yahoo.com    

  • Collection and Shipment of Used Eyeglasses 

  • The Madison Lions Club (MLC) continues to support the collection of used eyeglasses from the local community and the shipment of recycled eyeglasses to needy clinics in Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. So far, the MLC has sent more than 29,000 eyeglasses to these countries.   
     
    To help fulfill the need for recycled eyeglasses, the MLC has set up collection boxes in various locations in Madison. Prescription and non-prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses are gratefully accepted. A box is located inside the main entrance of St. Margaret Church for this collection.

  • Attention Business Owners, Professionals, Self-Employed and Families!

  • Mary Hoffman from Liturgical Publications is working on securing new advertising sponsors for our parish weekly bulletin. We need and appreciate your help! We continue to publish the bulletin and make it available in print and online.
    Please consider purchasing an ad. Your ad and participation make our bulletin successful and help you attract new customers!
    To place an ad or for more information, please contact Mary Hoffman at 860 836-848 or via e-mail at mhoffman@4LPi.com.

    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