• General Parish Announcements

  • In response to many inquiries, the Archbishop has created a video assisting those who may be looking for guidance on how to make an informed choice at the ballot box while using their Catholic faith as their moral compass. To view the video, please click on the arrow above.

  • Join us at St. Margaret Church for an early viewing of Fatima: Sunday, November 22nd at 1:00pm or Thursday, December 10th at 7:00pm

  • Click on the link above to view the trailer for this movie.
    Described as “a powerful and uplifting drama about the power of faith, this movie tells the story of a 10-year-old shepherdess and her two young cousins in Fátima, Portugal, who report seeing visions of the Virgin Mary. Their revelations inspire believers but anger officials of both the Church and secular government, who try to force them to recant their story. As word of their prophecy spreads, tens of thousands of religious pilgrims flock to the site in hopes of witnessing a miracle. What they experience will change their lives forever.” 
    Please RSVP by November 16th by clicking here or calling the parish office.

  • 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.

  • Tune in to watch the Beautification of Venerable Fr Michael J. McGivney

  • The Beatification of Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney will take place at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph on Saturday, October 31, at 11 AM. In-person attendance is by invitation only. Those who will not be able to attend can view a live broadcast of the Mass on television (WCCT, WCTX, EWTN) and online.

    As this is a most historic and joyous event for Catholics throughout Connecticut, we hope that you will join us in prayer and spiritual communion, as Fr. McGivney attains the title of Blessed: a testament to the heroic virtue he displayed throughout his short life.

    Stay tuned to our Facebook page as we conclude our Month of McGivney, where we will continue sharing videos, quotes, and inspirational content in the lead-up to this monumental day

  • Archdiocesan Women’s Conference Going Virtual!

  • Due to the CoVid-19 pandemic, the Archdiocesan Women’s Conference, will take place in an extended virtual format, running from November 2020 to May 2021. A chance to “attend” a workshop and prayer experience will be available monthly on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Attendees will register in advance for the virtual event and partake in spiritual nourishment and time in community as a taste of the experience of the Women’s Conference in this socially distant time…. and of course, it will be free of charge!
    Visit www.CatholicEdAOHCT.org to register for these monthly events!

  • Please submit availability for November and December 2020 Liturgical Ministry Schedule

  • We are currently working on the liturgical ministry schedule for November and December 2020. The Week-end Mass Schedule remains: Saturday: 4:00pm, Sunday: 7:30am & 10:00am

    Fr. Phil is still requesting 2 Eucharistic Ministers, 1 lector and 1 usher to serve at each week-end Mass. Altar servers are not being called back to serve yet.

    If you are able and willing to serve at week-end Masses, please complete and submit the attached Availability Form for November and December 2020 by this Monday, October 26.

    Please note that the schedule for Christmas Masses is also included within this schedule.

    Once everyone has submitted their availability, we will create and send out the schedule to everyone by Thursday, October 29, 2020.

    Thank you !

  • ESCA and SpongeBob have invaded Madison!

    Take a minute to vote for ESCA’s “Scarecrows Invade Madison” entry- SpongeBob!!! Scarecrows will be on display throughout downtown Madison through the
    month of October.

    Click here to place your vote

    Voting ends midnight on Oct 29. 

    Thank you for your support!

  • 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).

    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.

  • Afternoon Book Group resuming monthly meetings

  • St. Margaret Afternoon Book Group will resume meeting on Tuesday, October 20, at 2:00 in the Parish Center, first floor, Room 105. Our topic is Journey to American Sainthood: Father Michael J. McGivney, Dorothy Day, Bishop Fulton J Sheen. Masks and social distancing are required. New members welcome.

  • Amazing Possibilities, virtual live event with Matthew Kelly: Thursday, November 5th at 8:00pm.

  • We are excited to share with our parishioners that, for the first time in ten years, author and speaker Matthew Kelly has created a new event titled Amazing Possibilities. This virtual event will feature a live, interactive Q&A with Matthew Kelly himself. He will also lead you through an interactive Dream Session – something he has led countless businesses through in the professional world, but never to this scale!

    To purchase a ticket, please click here.
    All attendees will also receive an event pack containing Matthew Kelly’s event exclusive book, Amazing Possibilities, shipped directly to your door and email access to the event before it starts.
    Incredible things happen when you collaborate with God. Come see for yourself!

  • 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.

  • Update on parish Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Drives

  • Our Thanksgiving/Christmas food drives for the food pantry and our Little Miracles will be going to cash only. Gift cards will be purchased and given to clients.

    If you would like to donate money to the Madison Food Pantry go to their website, at madisoncommunityservices.org where you can donate by credit card or check.

    If you would like to donate money to Little Miracles, please make checks payable to Little Miracles and mail to Barbara Ciotti at12 Amber Trial in Madison.

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

  • Walking With Purpose, The Women’s Catholic Bible Study ministry to resume meetings

  • Do you desire to grow in your Catholic faith? Would you like to connect with other women in our parish community? Weekly group sessions will be offered virtually starting on October 15th at both 9:00AM AND 6:00PM.

    Living in the Father’s Love, a six-week study of God the Father, reveals how deeply relevant the Gospels are to our relationships, both with God and those we love. No previous Bible study experience is necessary; come as you are and discover just how much God loves us. New participants are welcome!

    All participants will need to register, even those who participated before the shut down. To register contact:
    Chris Lee mclee1963@yahoo.com 860-716-8511 or Jeannie Gillespie jmg44@mac.com 203-918-3025 or click here to register online

  • Choir Rehearsals are now being held virtually

  • Virtual Choir Rehearsal Schedule:
    Tuesdays, starting September 22
    6:15 PM – Children’s Choir
    7:30 PM – Traditional Choir
    Thursdays, starting September 24
    7:30 PM – Contemporary Choir

    We will be holding online rehearsals, and invite anyone interested in doing some singing from home to come and join us. We will be working on vocal technique, singing new and familiar hymns, and working on developing sight-reading skills.

    Singers are muted for much of the rehearsal. Only the person leading the rehearsal is heard as choir members sing along. Rehearsals online are like having a private voice lesson in your home since all you hear is the choir director and yourself.
    If you would like to do some singing during this time, please consider joining us on Tuesday or Thursday. To join us, please contact Elizabeth Stone, the music director at 203 245.7301 ext. 110. or at Elizabeth.Stone@StMargaretchurch.com*

  • St. Margaret Women’s Fellowship 2020-2021 Membership Drive

  • The St. Margaret Women’s Fellowship (SMWF) has been busy planning for the 2020-2021 year.  Although the current Covid situation has not allowed us to begin events, we have lined up multiple programs which we hope will offer “something for everyone”.
    We hope that all women of the parish will consider joining us! Dues are $15.00 yearly and Membership forms are available by visiting the Women’s Fellowship page here on the parish website.

  • 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