St. Margaret of Scotland
81College Road
Selden, NY 11784

(631) 732-3131
(631) 732-8827 (Fax)
Faith Formation:
(631) 698-0798

Fr. Jim Wood, Pastor
Fr. Paul Butler

Parish Staff

Office Hours
Mass Schedule

St. Margaret
Queen of Scotland

History of the Parish


Rectory Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Faith Formation:
Students Prepare for Eucharist and Confirmation This weekend at the 5pm and 10 am masses, our Confirmation and First Communion candidates are being presented to our parish community. They are publicly committing themselves to the prayer, study and practice needed in the months ahead to prepare themselves to celebrate these special gifts of God’s grace. We ask you to please pray for them as a group. We have distributed cards, each with the name of one candidate, so that you may continue to pray for an individual candidate by name over the course of this year of preparation. Please feel free to send them words of encouragement throughout the year by dropping off a card or note at the rectory with the child’s name: first name, last initial and level (on card - lvl 8 or lvl 2). If you did not receive a name, please contact the parish office. Their sacramental celebrations will be in the spring and we invite you to continue to celebrate with them by your presence at those masses.

Altar Server Meeting: Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 9:30 am Church

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Starting Up & Looking to Grow: Dismissal for the Children’s Liturgy of the Word Service will begin on October 26th at the 10 AM Mass. This will be the only dismissal for the month of October as we continue to search for committed and faith filled volunteers to join us in this very special ministry. Leader Training will be provided along with continued support from the Office of Faith Formation. Please reach out to Gina Rizzo at: 846-1342 or next CLoW Service will be on November 9th.

St Margaret of Scotland Fest: Available Next Week After Mass & at the Rectory. $8 Adult,s $5 Children (5-10). Mark Your Calendars! Pre-Sale Only, No Sales at Door. The fun starts after the 500 Mass on Saturday November 15, 2014 in the auditorium.

Catechist & Volunteers Needed: God has indeed set the framework of our lives. All we need to do is fit ourselves into it. One way you can “fit into the puzzle of our faith life” is to join the Faith Formation Team as a Catechist, assistant, hall monitor or prayer leader. The Children and families of our parish need you to help them see how they too are pieces of the puzzle God has set before us. Please call Jen Menneci and tell her that you are the missing piece! 732-3131ext. 131 or email

St. Margaret’s Children’s Choir:
Started October 4th! Our Children’s Choir rehearses on Saturdays from 9:30 –10:30 A.M. in the rectory. All children in 2nd grade or above & who love to sing are welcome! The Choir sings joyfully the third Sunday of the month at the 10:00 AM Children’s Mass. For info call Liz DeGennaro at 732 -7601 or email

Catholic High School Open Houses: Starting September 27th, though October 29th. Go to—call 516-739-5030 for INFO and times or pick up the brochure at the rectory.

Stony Brook Hospital seeks EM’s: The Catholic Chaplain’s Office at Stony Brook University Hos- pital is seeking Eucharistic Ministers to bring Communion to Catholic patients at the hospital. Eucharistic Ministers are scheduled to serve one day a month (Sunday or Wednesday) & spend 1-3 hours at the hospital per assignment. Training will be provided. If interested in learning about this special ministry, please contact Greg Shemitz at 751-2446 email: or Ueli Laeng at 737-4164, email:

Audio - Visual Assistance Needed!: St. Margaret’s visual technologies, - videos & projected lyrics to spread the Good News here at our parish is in need of volunteers. If you are 14 yrs. old or older & are able to assist & like working with these technologies, see Dan after Mass at the Music Ministry, call the rectory at 732-3131 x117 or send your e-mail address & how you would like to help to

Sign Language Mass: The Saturday 5:00 P.M. Mass at St. Margaret’s is interpreted in sign language. Please spread the word to those who are hearing- impaired that this is available to help them in their praise and worship.

The Long Island Catholic Website!: Now that the Long Island Catholic Magazine is underway, we are happy to announce the development of the Long Island Catholic website:

Calling all Children... Christmas Play: Sunday, Dec. 14th~3 PM The children of Saint Margaret’s parish prepare a gift for the Christ Child. They honor His birth by retelling the Christmas story for their family, friends and all of our parishioners. Auditions for speaking parts will be on Mon., Oct. 6th 5:30 –7:00 PM in the Church. All are welcome! Any child Pre-K to 6th grade may take part in the production. Angels must be 3 years and older—do not need to audition. Children participating in the pageant are expected to attend ALL of the rehearsals ~ 5:30-7:00 PM in the Church. See the bulletin for rehearsal dates and additional information.

Food Pantry: Our pantry could use kid’s snacks, juice, breakfast and lunch meals. Please see the following list: SOUP (out), JELLY (out), Spaghetti O’s/Ravioli, Crackers, Fruit Cups, Fruit Snacks, Goldfish Crackers, Hot Dogs, Juice Boxes, Lunchables, Pop Tart,s Pretzels, Pudding Cups, Raisins, Tuna, Complete Pancake Mix. If you are unable to shop please visit our OUTREACH ANGEL located in the lobby of the church after mass. Thank you all for your generosity! Donations maybe dropped off at the rectory or in the box by St. Joseph in the back of the church. Many blessings for those who remember the less fortunate.

Thrift Shop:
All are Welcome! The shop is located between the Church and the Rectory. Our hours are listed below. The thrift shop is looking for curtains, table cloths, glasses & dishes, pots & pans, summer shoes & pocketbooks and small knick knacks. Please bring all heavy items during thrift shop hours You can drop them off at the thrift shop during their hours below or bring them into the rectory. Please do not leave them outside in the weather. If you have any questions about our needs or how we can help you, please call our Parish Social Ministry Office at 732-3131 x119. The Thrift shop is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00AM - 2:00PM, and Saturdays 10:00AM - 1:00PM Thrift shop Summer Hours(June, July and August) are: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00AM-1:00PM, weather permitting