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 and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Limited Services Tuesday & Wednesday Evening from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closed Sundays

Holy Week Services:

Holy Thursday - April 17
9:00 AM—Morning Prayer Service
11:00 AM—Chrism Mass/St. Agnes Cathedral
11:00 AM—Family Prayer Service
8:00 PM—Mass of the Lord’s Supper Repository after Mass until 11:00 PM

Good Friday - April 18
9:00 AM—Morning Prayer
11:00 AM—Family Stations of the Cross
3:00 PM—The Lord’s Passion
8:00 PM—Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday - April 19
9:00 AM Morning Prayer
9:30 AM—Blessing of the Food
8:00 PM— Easter Vigil
*No 5:00 PM Mass on Holy Saturday*

Easter Sunday - April 20 8:00 & 10:00 AM &12:00 Noon—Mass

Vacation Bible School:
Save the Date - July 14-18. Weird Animals ~ Where Jesus is One of a Kind! Adult Volunteers Needed. Please call 732-3131 x119. Registration begins on April 28th

Faith Formation:

FF Level 2 Catechist Meeting. All Faith First Level 2 Catechists will meet on Thursday, April 24 at 7 PM in the Auditorium

CGS 1st Communion Retreat: The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd children that are receiving their 1st Holy Communion on April 27th, will be having their retreat on Thursday, April 24 - 6:30- 8 PM & on April 25 & 26 from 10-4 in the rectory.

Confirmation Dates Set: Confirmation will be celebrated by Bishop William Murphy on Monday, May 19th 2014. Children whose last names begin with A - K will receive at 10:00 am. Those whose names begin with L - Z will be confirmed at 2:00 pm.

$10,000 Super Raffle: A Success: To All Parishioners, Thanks to All who supported our parish effort by purchasing tickets and working on the party. The proceeds will help me serve you

St. Margaret of Scotland Preschool Open House: Wednesday, April 30 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Bring your child, come visit our classrooms & meet our teachers. Free gift with each completed form.

  • 3 1⁄2 to 4 1⁄2 Year olds $1,600 a year; $160 per payment for 10 payments. Classes: Wednesday & Friday 9:00 to 11:30 A.M. or 12:15 to 2:45 P.M.
  • 2 1⁄2 to 3 1⁄2 Year olds $1,600 a year; $160 each payment for 10 payments. Classes: Wednesday & Friday 9:00 to 11:30 A.M. or 12:15 to 2:45 P.M.
  • One month’s tuition with completed forms guarantees your child a place in our Program. Any questions call Jenny Tranfaglia, Coordinator, 732-3131 x124.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word & Family Liturgy: Children’s Liturgy of the Word will be on the first, second & fourth Sunday Mass at 10 AM where the children process to the auditorium for age appropriate activities to help them better understand the Gospel. Children of kindergarten age and old- er go down to the auditorium (without parents) accompanied by our Parish adult leaders of the Ministry and return before upstairs after the Homily. Family Liturgy will be on the third Sunday of the month at the 10 AM Mass. The Homily will be given with the children gathered around the altar. Our Children’s Choir will be singing at this Mass each month. PLEASE NOTE: Due to Easter and 1st Communion celebrations, the next Children’s Liturgy of the Word will be celebrated on May 25th

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:

Tax Statements:Due to the increase in stamps and trying to be thrifty, we will not automatically sending out End of Year Tax Statements. Call the rectory if you would like your statement at 732-3131 x133. Please leave a clear message with your name, address and if you know your envelope number.

Baseball Registration: Visit the website online at or call 716-5080 for 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 are: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 9:00AM-12:00PM, weather permitting