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

Ignatian Prayer Adventure 2015 Easter Season Opportunities: Pentecost marks the end of the Easter Season. Look for some reflections about this special feast. Click link on the left to explore.

Faith Formation:

Registration News: Early response to registration has been strong. Join your neighbors by returning your form before June 1st. Remember: a $50 deposit is required.

May Crowning: May Crowning PhotographsView the bulletin of May 17, 2015 for additional photographs and for details.

Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesday, May 27 at 7:30pm in the Church

Third Annual Baby Shower: The Women of Faith Miistry is partning with the Life Center of Long Island to provide assistance for new and expectant mothers who are in need of supplies for their babies. See Bulletin for details.

Vacation Bible School: We are making plans for an exciting VBS week this Summer. See Bulletin for details.

For the Ride Home: Rear View Mirrow
Pentecost Sunday May 24, 2015

What happens when you try to hold your breath? At the beginning, it is not a problem. But very soon, it becomes harder and harder, until you have to let your breath out. Why is that? Because we need air to live and our bodies cannot do without it. In today’s Gospel, Jesus talks about the Spirit or the Advocate. Unlike English, the languages that Jesus and the early Christians used (Hebrew and Greek), had only one word for “breath” and “spirit.” So, when we hear about the Holy Spirit in the Bible, we should remember how necessary it is for us to breathe, because that was what Jesus and his friends were thinking. That will help us to understand how important the Spirit is for us as Jesus’ family. But, unlike our breathing, we have to remember to ask the Holy Spirit to keep us spiritually alive. One easy way to do that is to say the words of the Sign of the Cross and remember the Holy Spirit is there with you.

1. Can you remember when you held your breath or had trouble breathing? How did it feel?
2. Can you remember a time you felt God was very close to you. How would you describe how that felt?


2015 Appeal Photo

Food Pantry: St. Margaret’s Outreach is asking for donations. We are in need of Rice & Rice Meals, Cookies, Tuna, Small Jars of Jelly & Peanut Butter, Toilet Tissue & Shampoo. 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