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:
Second Grade - There will be a second grade parent meeting on Monday, September. 29th at 7 PM in the church. A makeup meeting is on Tuesday, September 30th at 10 AM in the church.

Second and Eighth Grade Enrollment Mass - All families are invited to attend the 5 PM Mass on Saturday, October 4th or the 10 AM Mass on Sunday October 5th for a blessing for their 2nd and 8th grade children who are preparing for sacraments this year..

CGS Training Resumes: Take advantage of this chance to grow your faith. The Level I Training for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program is open to all parishioners. The program opens God’s plan of salvation as it has been revealed through time. While one purpose of the training is to prepare catechists, it will ‘Break open the Word’ for you in a whole new way. This will help you better understand your sharing in the Eucharist and help you better share your faith with your children. The Course began on Sept13th , 9-4. This is your last opportunity to join. Contact Jen Menneci at 732-3131ext. 131 or email for details.

Special Collection for Middle East Relief Sept 28th: Our Church mourns the terrible suffering of Christians and other victims of violence, especially in the Middle East. Our Christian brothers and sisters and other innocent victims of the violence in the Middle East urgently need the assistance of the Catholic community of the United States. Our Diocese joins in this effort through a Special Collection for the Middle East this weekend and by setting aside a day of prayer & fasting on Oct. 4, 2014.

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:
Starts 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