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


Summer Rectory Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Limited Services Tuesday & Wednesday Evening from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed Saturdays and Sundays
Will Resume Regular Hours After Labor Day

Faith Formation:
As class placements begin zipping through the air- waves to your email or finding their way to your mailbox, please know that we are excited at the ap- proach of this year in Faith Formation. We are looking forward to seeing everyone when Faith Formation classes begin during the week of Sept. 15th. Textbooks and materials will be distrib- uted at their first class session. Children on ‘home teaching’ are invited to pick up their materials the week of Sept. 8th from the Rectory.

Calling all Catechists and Assistant Catechists: Our first Catechist Meeting is on Thursday, Sept. 4th at 7PM in the Auditorium. We can’t wait to see everyone and pray together. Class materials will be distributed & we can catch up over a cup of coffee.

CGS Training Resumes: Enroll in the Level I Training for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program. Not only will this prepare you to be a catechist, it will ‘Break open the Word’ for you in a whole new way. Course begins on Sept 13th 9AM-4PM. Contact Jen Menneci at 732-3131ext. 131 or email for details.

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

VIRTUS Training:
St. Margaret Parish will be holding a VIRTUS training session on Thursday, August 28th at 7:00 PM in the auditorium. In order to volunteer in the parish you must be VIRTUS certified. To register call the rectory 732-3131 x 0 or go to

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:

Back to School: Supplies that are needed by August 11th: Store gift cards, backpacks, trappers, binders, spiral notebooks, loose leaf note- books, pens, pencils, crayons (24 ct), folders, index cards, washable colored markers, colored pencils, glue sticks, highlighters, erasers and rulers. Please take a tag from one of the baskets in the lobby to help out a child in need.

Baseball Registration: Mark your calendars! St. Margaret’s Baseball Fall registration will take place from 7 –9 P.M., Thursday, Aug. 7th in the auditorium. Boys ages are from 5-12 and girls from 5-15. Call 631-236-7252 or email for further info—

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