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:
There will be no religious education classes from 12/22/14 through 1/3/15. Classes resume on January 4th.

Family Mass: Next Sunday, the manger that the children have filled with “good works straw” will be placed in our parish creche at the 10 AM Mass. Come and be part of this special event! Sunday: Dec 21 at 10 AM

Christmas 2014 :
Saturday, December 20th 10:00 -11:00 AM & 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Monday December 22nd 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Christmas Eve
4:00 PM Church
4:00 PM Auditorium
6:00 PM Church
10:30 PM Choir, Mass begins at 11:00 PM (Church)
Please Note—There is no midnight Mass Christmas Eve

Christmas Day
8:00 am (Church)
10:00 AM (Church)
12:00 PM (Church)
Please note: The first Mass on Christmas Morning is 8:00 AM.

January 1st - Solemnity of Mary
Wednesday, December 31st , 5:00 PM
Thursday, January 1st, 10:00 AM

Children’s Liturgy of the Word: We are planning a very special Advent Program for the first three Sundays of Advent. Mark you calendars and plan on your younger children joining this special set of gatherings during the 10am Mass. Sundays: Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 14.

Christmas Sale: St. Margaret of Scotland Knights #7262 will be selling Christmas Cards ($8) featuring photos of our Church or Creche. Lawn Signs ($10) and Car Magnets ($5) “Keep Christ in Christmas” These items will be sold in the Church lobby on Dec. 13/14. For more info call Joe Callari at 736-3825

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:

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:
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

Food Pantry: St. Margaret’s Outreach is asking for donations to make baskets for Thanksgiving. Please choose items off of our wish list & bring them into the rectory or put in the box in the back of the church. (PLEASE-NO PERISHABLES IN CHURCH). Turkey (or voucher), Sweet Potatoes, Instant Potatoes, Canned Vegetables, Gravy, Stuffing, Canned fruit, Corn muffin mix, Cookies, Cranberry sauce, Cake mix, $10 supermarket card, Apple Juice, Coffee/tea

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