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

Mass Schedule

St. Margaret
Queen of Scotland

History of the Parish

Welcome to our Parish Website!

For Hours of Our Parish Office, Faith Formation and Outreach, click here

Happy Thanksgiving:
Begin your day by Thanking the Lord at our 9AM Parish Mass!

Parish Ministries:
Allowing the Lord to guide us to a deeper appreciation of our abilities is part of our Faith. This month, you are asked to take time with the packet that you received to see how you can show your thanks to God in action!

St. Margaret Fest 2015:
See the fun pictures in the bulletin.

Lunch with Santa:
Once again, our Knights of Columbus are invitng all children Once again, our Knights of Columbus are invitng all children Sat., Dec. 12 from Noon to 3pm. See bulletin for details.

Faith Formation:
Nov. 23 -28: NO Faith Formation Gatherings/Meetings.

Advent Program at 10AM Mass:
Special gatherings for school aged children to prepare for Christ's Birth. Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, & 20

For the Ride Home: Rear View Mirrow
Feast of Christ the King November 22

Today’s Gospel takes place after Jesus is arrested and in jail. He is on trial before the Roman military governor, Pontius Pilate. Pilate was a cruel and strict soldier who was responsible for keeping the peace in this conquered part of the Empire. Pilate was not happy that there seemed to be trouble, especially with Jerusalem filled to overflowing with pilgrims for the Passover celebration. He wanted to get this over as soon as possible! So he asks Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus’s answer, “My kingdom is not of this world,” shows that he is not about having all the power and armies and gold and riches. No. He lived his life owning nothing more than his clothes; and preaching, teaching, healing and loving others. Jesus wanted everyone to look deep into themselves and see that every person is valuable in God’s eyes. It is not what we own, but how we try to live like him. Those that listen to and belong to the truth belong to his Kingdom.

1. Jesus says he was born to “testify to the truth”. That means to teach and live the truth. How did Jesus do that?

2. Why do you think that people want to own so much stuff ? Can you figure out how to get rid of some of your things to live more simply like Jesus?


2015 Appeal Photo

Outreach News:
Christmas Door Collection: Nov. 28/29 & Dec. 5/6 at all Masses.

Christmas Wish List. Your thoughtfulness can make a big difference for a family in need this Christmas. Deadline is Dec. 9.

Wash Up Kits for the Homeles.We are in need of small personal hygene/grooming items. See the bulletin for examples.

Food Pantry:
We are beginning to plan for the many Thanksgiving baskets requested this year. It is important that you follow the wish list in the bulletin. Thank you for you support!

Thrift Shop:
We are located between the Church and Parish Center. Our Fall/Winter hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am - 2:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am - 1:00pm. Please call the Parish Social Ministry Office(631-732-3131 x119) to arrange drop-offs of large items.

WE ARE IN NEED OF: Winter coats(women and children), Girls Clothing and Shoes of all sizes. Leave your donations in the bin to the right of the Shop or drop them off at the Parish Center during office hours.

Volunteers needed for Saturday Mornings. Can you help?