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


Summer Parish Office Hours:
Open for Walk-In Business
9am -1pm
9am -1pm
9am -1pm
Sat & Sun

Back to School Collection: Thank you for your geneorus support of $1,752.00. It was a big help in assisting all who came for supplies.

Faith Formation:
Calling CGS Catechists: We need you with us now more than ever! There’s a whole new generation of children looking for Jesus the Good Shepherd. We have several Level II Atriums open, waiting to be filled with your experience and joy. Please contact Jen Menneci to say you’re able to share your love of the Good Shepherd with our children & their parents. ~ 732-3131 ext. 131

Fall Training Program: Starting in September, we will be offering a weekly training session for new catechists in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program on Monday afternoons 4:30-6:00. Check back soon for details.

(Grand)children Starting College?: Help them to be welcomed at their college by the Catholic Community.. Details in theBulletin.

St. Margaret Preschool: Orientation will be held on Wednesday, September 2nd. See bulletin for details.

Unbound: Change a Life through Sponsorship: Fr. Mark Lane wrote to say "Thank You" to all who were able to sponsor a child/elderly person. About 75 new sponsorships were received!

Diocesan News Items:
Pope Francis's Mass in NYC: Tickets will be available from Diocese [website:]. To help us prepare ourselves for this event and to give our Holy Father our support, our Knights of Columbus will be distributing prayer cards after all the Masses next weekend, August 22/23

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

Gennesaret Retreat: For those dealing with serions illness. See bulletin for details.

For the Ride Home: Rear View Mirrow
Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time - August 16, 2015

If you remember, three weeks ago we heard the story of Jesus feeding thousands of people with a small amount of food. Then, two weeks ago and last week, we listened as Jesus explained that there is a greater miracle that is available to anyone who believes. With Holy Communion, we receive Jesus himself. But today, Jesus goes even further. He tells the people that he wants us to unite with him not only by learning his teachings or thinking about him in our minds and hearts. He wants to give himself completely to us! “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.” Jesus sometimes said and did things that were difficult to understand. This was one of them. His followers were very confused and upset by this! "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” Jesus said this not to upset p

1. Sometimes, we love doing something so much that we forget everything else. We are “totally” focused. Can you think of some example from your life?
2. When we go to receive Holy Communion, you hear “Body of Christ” and you say “Amen.” Why do we say that? What does it mean for the way you act towards others during when you are not in church?


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