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


Same Place - New Name

Sometimes changes happen, but names stay the same. This is true for the building we call “the Rectory.” The definition of “Rectory” is “the house where the rector (pastor) of a Christian church lives.” Some of you who have been part of St. Margaret’s for a while will remember that at one time the priests lived in the Rectory. But, a dramatic change took place about 10 years ago: the priests moved to a separate residence and the whole “Rectory” building became a Center for Faith Formation and other parish ministries. The living quarters were renovated and became offices, meeting rooms and atria for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

So, it is time for the name of this important building to match its current role: PARISH CENTER. The Staff decided to make this change in order to help all of us, particularly our newer parishioners, appreciate more fully the importance of this space. This name will start appearing in letters and announcements, as well as in the bulletin. PARISH CENTER. Changing habits takes time, so there will be slips, and “Rectory” will come naturally at the beginning. But if we all are conscious of making the effort, the new name will soon become as comfortable as the old one.


Where so much of the Parish activity is centered!

2016 Mass Book: Masses in 2016 are now available. Call or come to the Parish Office.

Faith / Spiritual Growth Opportunities: (See Bulletin for Details)
Pastoral Faith Institute: Are you looking to deepen your faith?PFI information sessions are being offered at St. Margaret's

Parish Blood Drive Award: Thanks to all who helped us reach 305 pints of blood in 20214! We received the Gold Award for 2014. See Bulletin for details.

Parish Blood Drive

Monday, July 27th 3-9 PMAuditorium
We Need Your Help!
Blood donors must be age 17-75 (16 with parental consent; 76+ with a doctor’s note), weight a minimum of 110 lbs. & in generally good health. Photo ID required.
Anyone who would like to donate can call Joe Callari at 320-3363 or 445-4024 Thank you and God Bless You.

Vacation Bible School: We are making plans for an exciting VBS week this Summer. Some types of Christmas decorations will be welcome. See Bulletin for details.

For the Ride Home: Rear View Mirrow
Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time June 28, 2015

After the storm that we heard about last week and after spending time on the non-Jewish side of the Sea of Galilee, Jesus now is back in Capernaum, the town he spent a lot of time in. In today’s gospel, we hear about TWO miracles: one with a young girl and the other with an older woman. But there is another difference, too. Jesus knew he was going to help the little girl and her family. (He was on his way to her house when the second miracle happened.) But the woman’s healing came as a complete surprise! Do you remember that He said, “Who touched me?” He knew something happened, but he did not know who did it. That sounds surprising, but it again reminds us that Jesus is human like us, and learns things like we do. However, with the little girl’s miracle, Jesus did not just cure her, he raised her from the dead! So, this story reminds us that just as He is truly human, He is truly divine. Because only God can bring life back to someone who is dead!

He strictly ordered that no one should know (that he brought the girl back to life).
1. Why do you think Jesus said that?
2. If you promise a friend that you will keep a secret, do you do it? How would your friend feel if you did not keep your promise?
3. But sometimes you are not comfortable keeping a secret. Who should you talk to if you are uncomfortable with a secret?


2015 Appeal Photo

Peanut Butter and Jelly Ministry:

Congratulations To St. Margaret of Scotland’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Ministry
16 years & 200,499 sandwiches!
A special thank you to all the volunteers through the years who helped make this ministry such a success!
Many needs were answered and many homeless were fed!


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