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, 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

2015 Appeal Photo

Faith Formation:
Classes resumed on January 4th.

Catechist Meeting: Auditorium Monday, January 26th at 7:30 PM

Banner: All home taught and Grade 3 CGS student will have their banner making session on Wednesday, Jan. 28th at 7 PM in the auditorium.

Level 2: Faith Formation Parent/Child RETREAT Sunday, January 25th either 10 AM or 12:30 PM. Check with your child’s catechist to confirm which session you are scheduled to attend in the auditorium

Family Mass: Next Sunday: January 18th at 10 AM

Eucharistic Adoration: Praise & Worship, Reflection, Meditation and Prayer. O Come Let Us Adore Him! Wednesday, January 28th at 7:30 p.m

Gathering of the Palm: ll families are invited to bring their old palm to the church lobby before Mass on the next three Sundays so we can burn them for ashes to be used on Ash Wednesday, February 18th. The palm will be burned at a ceremony, Tuesday Evening February 17th, outside the church at 7 PM

Children’s Liturgy of the Word:As a follow up to the special Advent Program, we are planning a similar program for Lent. Please check the bulletin for updates.

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:

Catechist & Volunteers Needed: God has indeed set the framework of our lives. All we need to do is fit ourselves into it. One way you can “fit into the puzzle of our faith life” is to join the Faith Formation Team as a Catechist, assistant, hall monitor or prayer leader. The Children and families of our parish need you to help them see how they too are pieces of the puzzle God has set before us. Please call Jen Menneci and tell her that you are the missing piece! 732-3131ext. 131 or email

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 to make baskets for Thanksgiving. Please choose items off of our wish list & bring them into the rectory or put in the box in the back of the church. (PLEASE-NO PERISHABLES IN CHURCH). Turkey (or voucher), Sweet Potatoes, Instant Potatoes, Canned Vegetables, Gravy, Stuffing, Canned fruit, Corn muffin mix, Cookies, Cranberry sauce, Cake mix, $10 supermarket card, Apple Juice, Coffee/tea

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