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

Music Ministry Workshop : Open to All! Come for an enjoyable time. Try out you voice; learn some techniques. See bulletin for details.

Faith Formation:
Sessions begin Monday, Sept. 21: All children MUST be brought into the building. and to their Catechists. NO DROP OFFS!

Honor Roll Students: Congratulations to all our young men who were named to St. Anthony's HS Honor Roll.

VirtusTraining: To volunteer in the parish you must be Virtus certified. St. Margaret’s Parish upcoming Virtus training dates:
Monday, October 5th @ 7:30 PM ~ Church
Registration Required. To register call the Parish Center @732-3131.

Parish Ladies' Retreat: Oct. 23 - 25 at the Ronkonkoma Cenacle. See bulletin for details.

St. Margaret’s Children’s Choir : Our Children’s Choir rehearses Saturdays from 9:30 –10:30 AM in the Parish Center. All children in 2nd grade or above & who love to sing are welcome! For info call Liz DeGennaro at 732 -7601 or email

Diocesan News Items:
Golden Wedding Liturgy: Honoring Couples Married 50 years or more. See bulletin for details.

Fall Family Festival: First time event, on October 10th; see bulletin for details.

Annual Mass for Deceased Children: At the Cathedral.; see bulletin for details.

Respect Life Sunday - Oct. 4: See bulletin for information.

For the Ride Home: Rear View Mirrow
Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time - October 4

In today’s Gospel Jesus is questioned by the Pharisees, the teaching authorities at the time. They believed they were better than other people because of their education, so they would ask tricky questions to trap their opponents. Even though Jesus did not have their education, he was always able to give an answer that tried to help them see things a different way. He was not interested in tricking them, but letting them see how God the Father saw things. He could do that because he had such a close connection with God. In the next story, we see a very different picture. Parents are trying to have Jesus touch and bless their children. They knew that something was special about Jesus, even though they did not know what it was. But he cared for children, so that made him different. His disciples, however, saw this as a problem.. Jesus became ‘indignant,’ because he wanted everyone to come and be with him!

1. People sometimes ask questions not to get an answer, but to trick you. How do you feel when that happens? Talk to your grownups about how to handle people who use words in a mean way.
2. Children have faith in the people who take care of them in many ways. Can you name some of those ways?


Catholic High School Open House

You are invited to explore the benefits of a Catholic High School Education.

The open house dates for the Diocese High Schools are:

9/26 - Our Lady of Mercy & St. Dominic’s Prep

9/27 - Holy Trinity

10/3 - Kellenberg, Chaminade & Sacred Heart

10/4 - St. Anthony’s

10/18 - St. John the Baptist & St. Mary’s

10/24 - McGann-Mercy

Go to ~ call 516-739-5030 for info & times or pick up the brochure at the Parish Center.


2015 Appeal Photo

Food Pantry: St. Margaret’s Outreach is asking for donations. Rice & Rice Meals, Cookies, Tuna, Small Jars of Jelly & Peanut Butter, Mac & Cheese, Soup, Sauce. Thank you for your generosity!

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 10:00AM-2:00PM, weather permitting