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:
7th Grade Parent Meeting: Tuesday, November 18th at 7 PM Church & Auditorium

2nd Grade Reconciliation Services: Saturday, Nov 22 at 11 AM or 1:30 PM—Church

2nd Grade Parent Meeting: Wednesday Nov. 19 @ 6 PM or Thursday, Nov 20 @ 11 AM in the Church.

Christmas Wreaths: St. Margaret of Scotland Christmas Wreaths- Prepaid Orders Only. Deadline for orders Friday, Nov 14th. Pickup orders on Saturday, November 29th 11:30AM - 2:00PM at 81 College Rd., Selden, NY 11784

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.

Lunch with Santa: Saturday, Dec. 13th from 12 - 3 PM. Have your picture taken with Santa, enjoy lunch with friends and family. Adults $10 per person, children 6-15 yrs. old $5.00, children 5 yrs. & younger - free. Call the rectory 732-3131 or 736-3825 to register.

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:
Started 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

The 3 1/2 Stories of Christmas: Friday, November 21st at 7:00 PM Church.

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.

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:

Christmas Play: Sunday, Dec. 14th~3 PM

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