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


Today is Thursday, March 5th and ALL Religous Education Classes are Cancelled. Thank you and be safe.


Attention: North Church Steps Closed Due to Damage

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

Cruise Ship Midnight Cruise Raffle: See bulletin for pictures, as well as the winners and sponsors. Thanks to all who made it such a success!
2015 Appeal Photo
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.

Lent is Here:
Journey, Cross and Crucifixion** – A live dramatic presentation of the Stations of The Cross. Join us as we experience the trial of Jesus, His journey through the streets of Jerusalem, & His final moments on the cross. Thursday, March 12th at 7:30 PM in the Church. A freewill offering will be taken.

“Drop In on the Gospel” Nights – Tuesday, March 3, Thursday, March 5 (see bulletin for more info)

Parish Reconciliation Service: Friday, March 13 at 7:30pm

Faith Formation:
Special Events this Week:
Level 7 Reflections on Tuesday, March 3rd at 7pm in the Auditorium
Level 8 Retreat on Saturday, March 7th from 10am - 3:30pm in the Church and the Auditorium

Children’s Liturgy of the Word: Scripture Readings gatherings geared to children are held at the 10am Mass during Lent (Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 8, & 22).

Family Mass: March 15 [Hospitality after the March 15 Mass]

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.

St. Margaret of Scotland Preschool: Open House Registration - Friday, March 6, 2015 from 9:30am-1:00pm. Bring your child, come visit our classrooms & meet our teachers.
2 year Old Separation Class: Weds. & Friday 12:30-2:30 pm - $1550 a year, $155 each payment for 10 payments
2 1/2 to 3 1⁄2 Year Olds: $1,650 a year; $165 each payment for 10 payments. Classes: Wednesday & Friday 9:00 to 11:30 A.M. or 12:15 to 2:45 P.M.
Prepare for Full Day Kindergarten: 3 1⁄2 to 4 1⁄2 Year olds- $1,650 a year; $165 per 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.

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