• General Parish Announcements

  • 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.

  • Thank you from Little Miracles

  • Little Miracles would like to thank all of the people who made a contribution to us during the Christmas Season of Giving. Your generosity made a very big difference in the lives of many. Besides the diapers and toys and stuffed animals and other items we distributed, we were able to give each of the families on our list a $100 gift card. There were many grateful moms and happy children’s smiling faces and we owe it all to you. Thank you, thank you!

  • Archdiocesan 14th Annual Marriage Enrichment Celebration: Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 from 7:00-8:30 pm

  • Please join us for an evening of prayer, reflection and fun centered on the theme: “The Unforeseen of Quarantine: Viewing our Sacrament with 2020 Vision.” Due to ongoing pandemic restrictions, this year’s program will be virtual and conducted over the internet. Participants can join with either video/audio or just audio connections. There is no cost for the program, however, if your circumstances allow, please consider a donation to local family-centered charities negatively impacted by COVID-19.
    Instructions for signing into the program will be provided with your registration confirmation.
    To register or obtain more information, contact Tom and Donna Finn at 860-302-1110, or email to tfinnphd@gmail.com. Please R.S.V.P. by February 4th, 2021.

  • Two New Bible Study courses being offered virtually for LENT

  • Exodus: Called to Freedom
    Ten-week Bible study course on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM starting February 2nd.
    Description:
    Do you want to experience true freedom? Have you ever wondered freedom means, and how to find it?
    Exodus is often seen as the defining moment in Israel’s history, when God called Israel out of slavery in Egypt to freedom. The story of Exodus isn’t only Israel’s story, however – it’s also our story. Exodus: Called to Freedom looks through the lens of Christ and the Church to show how God ultimately desired to free us from the deadly grip of sin so that we could have authentic freedom.

    Insight to James, Pearls of Wise Living
    Eleven-week Bible study coarse on Tuesdays, starting February 2nd, at 6:30 PM using ZOOM virtual meeting.

    Description: James is one of the most practical books of the Bible. Its teachings speak loudly to those who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and their faith.
    This study offers “pearls for wise living” by applying the wisdom of James to our current day. For anyone who has struggled to live a truly Christian life, James offers a wealth of practical solutions for handling and even sanctifying everyday circumstances.

    Participants in each of these two courses will meet every week to view an engaging video presentation followed by a time of lively group discussion and fellowship.

    The cost for workbook for either of the courses is $30.  

    Please register on or before January 26 by contacting Cosette Heimann at cosheimann@gmail.com or 860-338-3076.

  • 2020 Contributions to St. Margaret Church

  • Parishioners who wish to receive a summary of their contributions made to St. Margaret Church for the 2020 year, are asked to click here to fill out the attached form and place it in the offertory basket, or mail to the parish office.

  • Thank you from the Madison Food Pantry

  • As you are aware we replaced our annual food drive for the Madison Food Pantry with a financial drive. The response was overwhelming. We raised $2000. Thank you and may you take comfort in knowing you made a difference.

  • Update on On-line Giving

  • Beginning on January 1, 2021, the online giving list will include an option to donate to our parish school, East Shoreline Catholic Academy. Just a reminder that online giving is available to all parishioners. Simply click here to enroll. For questions abut online giving, please contact Joyce Leone at jleone@abateassoc.com.

  • Madison Boy Scout Troop 490 Annual Christmas Tree Pick-up and Recycling

  • Members of Madison Boy Scout Troop 490 will pick up your tree and recycle it for a small tax-deductible donation of $15.  

    Pick-ups can be scheduled for Sunday, January 10, 2021 and Saturday, January 16, 2021 starting at 9am.  

    To schedule your pickup:
    call 203-679-9627 or
    email bsatroop490@yahoo.com. Please include your name, address, and phone number.  

    On the day of pick-up: please leave the tree in the yard and the check in your mailbox (payable to BSA Troop 490) and the Boy Scouts will take care of it!  

    This is the major fundraiser for the Troop and they wish to thank all the people in Madison who support them!

  • Walking With Purpose, The Women’s Catholic Bible Study Group will be hosting an upcoming Bible Study session “Opening Your Heart”.

  • Do you desire to grow in your Catholic faith? Do you seek connection with other women of faith in the parish community? Would you like to experience a Bible study that will help you to encounter Christ in a more personal and transformative way with real-life application? We invite you to join “Walking with Purpose”, hosted virtually by St. Margaret in Madison.

    The Opening Your Heart study session will start on January 14th and run through June 17th (no class on April 1st). This study is designed for all women, regardless of Bible study experience. You are welcome as you are to come and learn how the Scriptures apply to your everyday life. Classes will be held virtually on Thursdays from 9:00am – 10:30am OR 7:00pm – 8:30pm.

    There is no fee to join, you will need a study guide which can be purchased for $40 at www.walkingwithpurpose.com.

    Contact Jeannie Gillespie at jeangillespie11@gmail.com or 203-918-3025
    Go to www.walkingwithpurpose.com for more information and to order your study guide

  • SMWF Needs Your Help! Please support “GotSneakers”

    “GotSneakers?”, a sneaker recycling organization is the latest endeavor of our St Margaret Women’s Fellowship ministry and we are asking for you help.

    How can you help?
    Please do NOT discard any outgrown or worn:

    Sneakers (those without metal cleats)
    Leather sandals,
    Work boots,
    Shoe boots (booties)
    Leather slippers,

    Sizes 5 plus for women and 7 plus for men (No children’s shoe items).

    Why?
    Because individuals and families here at home and in developing countries, who are desperately in need of footwear and economic opportunities will thank you. An added benefit is that the Fellowship will be compensated for the footwear it collects! Any money received from GotSneakers? will go toward the ministry’s outreach, social and religious programs and scholarships for our St. Margaret Church students.

    Where to I bring my donations?
    Starting November 2nd, a large shoe collection box will be placed in the lobby of the Parish Center and another box will be just inside the FRONT doors of the church. Before placing the shoes into either of the boxes, please tie laces of matching sneakers together or place elastic bands around the other pair.

    Your donations will be collected and sent monthly to “GotSneakers”? for redistribution and remuneration.

    If you have any questions, contact Rita Gould at mgould89@comcast.net or (860) 663-3042.

  • Prayer at Planned Parenthood in New Haven

  • Looking for Pro-life souls willing to gather for prayer at Planned Parenthood in New Haven every other week on either Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning. If you are willing, please text or call Kathleen Kirby at 860-227-4526.

  • Help our local Madison Food Pantry by donating needed items

  • The Madison Food Pantry has changed they way they operate during Covid. The following items are needed and can be dropped off behind the Madison Senior Center during the day.

    Needed items are: Pasta, Mac and cheese , Knorr pasta sides, pasta sauce, Soup, Tuna, canned chili and stew, canned beans, Canned vegetables, muffin, brownie mixes, cereal, kid’s snacks and small juices.

    For further information please contact Maryann Francischelli at 203-931-5041.

  • Looking for a space for your college remote learning?

  • We understand that some of our parishioners may find themselves
    unexpectedly home and taking college classes remotely due to the pandemic. If you are a parishioner of St. Margaret, 18 or older and currently needing a clean, safe and quiet place to study for your remote college learning, we would like to help!

    We have classrooms on the second floor within our parish center building that we are happy to make available on a first come first serve basis.

    Eligible students may reserve one of these classrooms by clicking here or on the Parish Center Classroom Reservation icon located at the top of this page.
    Classrooms will be available to reserve on either a Monday & Tuesday OR Wednesday &Thursday. Reservations will be available to be made up to two weeks ahead.
    Once a reservation is secured, students are welcome to come use their assigned room anytime between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm. The classrooms each have chairs and a table, Wi-Fi access and electric outlets. Due to Covid restrictions, only one student is permitted in each room.
    Any food or drink is to be removed and the area left clean at the end of each day.
    Restrooms are available.

    For further details, please contact the parish office.

    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