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

Parish Offices Hours
Mass Schedule

St. Margaret
Queen of Scotland

History of the Parish


Easter Parish Mission

“The Compassionate Life” ...three evenings with Father Andy O’Reilly

Fr. Andy O’Reilly, C.PP .S. M.Div. from Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Studied at Graduate Theological Union, Berkely, California. Popular preacher with experience as seminary formation director and nearly 25 years as pastor of parishes throughout the country.

All Mission Talks in the Church at 7:30 – 8:30 PM

A Shorter Mission talk will be given after the 9 AM Mass

April 27
Living with God’s Compassionate & Unconditional Love

  • The Truth of God’s love for us

  • Removing the Barriers to accepting God’s love

  • Your unique purpose in God’s plan

  • Our grateful response to God’s unconditional love in the midst of life’s struggles

April 28
Living with the challenges and pain of life

  • Living the Paschal Mystery everyday

  • The challenges and crosses of life as opportunities to experience God’s love

  • Finding joy through compassion for each other

  • How God’s love makes it possible to forgive

April 29
Living with the people of God

  • Experiencing God’s love through others

  • Becoming sacraments of God’s love

  • Turning the power of fear into the power of love

  • Our mission to make the kingdom of God come alive

Ignatian Prayer Adventure 2015 Easter Season Opportunities: Continue the retreat, or check out the other Easter themes on the page. Click link on the left to explore.

Eucharistic Adoration:
O Come Let Us Adore Him! Wednesday, April 22nd 7:30 P.M. ~ Church

Faith Formation:
First Communion Rehersal on Wednesday, April 29th, 4:30pm in Church
Level 6 Commitment Ceremony Thursday, April 30th, 7:00pm in Church

Easter Memorial Flowers: Thank you for donating in memory of your special people. All names are listed inthe April 12 bulletin.View the April 12th bulletin.

After Easter Activities: (see more information in bulletin)

Eucharistic Adoration: O Come Let Us Adore Him! Wednesday, April 2nd 7:30 P.M. ~ Church. See bulletin for details.
Doroth Day - Peacemaker Thursday, April 30th at St. Joseph's College, Patchogue
Thomas Mertonb's 100th Birthday Series about the great spiritual writer
Faith and Light Meeting May 1st. For developmentally challenged
Parish Hospitality Sunday - May 17th after 10am Mass in Auditorium. See bulletin for details.

Tax Statements: Call the rectory if you would like your tax- statement at 732-3131 x133. Please leave a clear message with your name, address and if you know your envelope number. Statements will be mailed near the end of the month. Thank you.

2015 Appeal Photo

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:

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. We are in need of Cookies, Crackers, Juice Boxes, Shampoo, Canned Vegetables, and Spaghetti 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 9:00AM-1:00PM, weather permitting