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


Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday March 29
Weekend Schedule ~ Palms available all Masses

Sacrament of Reconciliation March 30
3 PM– 9 PM

Holy Thursday April 2
11:00 AM—Chrism Mass/St. Agnes Cathedral
5:00 PM—Family Prayer Service
8:00 PM—Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Repository after Mass until 11:00 PM

Good Friday April 3
11:00 AM—Family Stations of the Cross
3:00 PM—The Lord’s Passion Church
Open for Visiting until Dusk

Holy Saturday April 4
9:30 AM—Blessing of the Food
8:00 PM— Easter Vigil
*No 5:00 PM Mass on Holy Saturday*

Easter Sunday April 5
8:00 & 10:00 AM &12:00 Noon—Mass
Auditorium: 10:00 AM & Noon

Golden Wedding Liturgy:
Couples Married Fifty Years or More and their families are invited for a special blessing. Details in bulletin.

Lent is Here:

“Drop In on the Gospel” Nights – Tuesday, March 24, Thursday, March 26 see bulletin for details.

Street Sandwich Supper: Friday, March 27 at 7pm in Auditorium

Ignatian Prayer Adventure 2015 Lenten Retreat Opportunity: Make Lent special through your computer! Invitation and explanation in our bulletin (available at church or online here). Click link on the left to explore.

Faith Formation:
Special Events this Week:

Home Taught/Parent Directed Children parent/child meetings on Tuesday, March 24, OR Thursday, March 26, from 4 - 6pm in Church

Special Sacraments Program Prayer Service on Saturday, March 28, at 11am in Church.

Easter Memorial Flowers: Let the names of your special people be remembered this Eastertime. See bulletin for info and form.

Church Holy Week Cleaning: Wednesday morning, April 1. Volunteers needed to get the Church in tip top shape. 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