• Parish Announcements

  • Request for Volunteers to help at the Masses on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

  • Please click here to review and sign-up for one of the areas where volunteers are needed to assist with the Masses that will be held on Christmas Eve,Sunday, December 24th, & Christmas Day,Monday, December 25th.

    Please click here to see the Mass Schedule for Christmas 2017.

  • Purchase Grocery Gift Cards to help support our parish!!

  • You can now pre-order and pay for your grocery gift cards on-line.

    Click here to complete the
    Grocery Gift Card Pre-Order Form

    Then pick-up your cards at one of the following places/times:

    1. In the Church hall – After all week-end
    2. At the Parish Office (third floor of the
    Parish center): Mon – Fri 9:00am –
    3. In the first floor lobby of the parish
    – Wednesdays from 4:00pm –

  • Advent Adult Education Program – “Waiting in the Dark” Wednesdays in December

  • Run by Kevin M Johnson, this is a series of contemplative Advent themed events that will run every Wednesday in December from 7 pm – 8 pm in the church hall or the church itself.

    Each session will be a combination of information, silent prayer, discussion, music, and reflection to help unpack the themes of Advent, the importance of silent prayer, Mystical Theology, and how we can prepare our bodies, hearts, and minds for the coming Christmas Season.

  • Family to Family Gift Sharing: St Francis & St Rose School

  • This program has been part of the fabric of our church for the past 22 years.  This gift sharing with those less fortunate celebrates the Epiphany or Three Kings Day, which in the Hispanic culture is the focal point of the Nativity celebration.  

    Family profiles will be available to pick-up
    in the church hall on the weekend of 12/2 – 12/3.

    Questions, please contact Mike or Connie at 203.245.3622

  • Gozzi Turkey Farm Christmas Tree Fundraiser: in support of Our Lady of Mercy School

  • From November 25th until December 17th 2017 Gozzi Turkey Farm will donate 25% of the proceeds for each tree purchased to OLM. (please be sure to mention this ad)

    They have a great selection of trees and sizes! Visit Gozzi Turkey Farm to support our parish school!!

  • St. Margaret’s Women’s Fellowship will sponsor a “Just in the Nick of Time Bake Sale” after all Masses on December 16th & 17th.

  • It will feature yummy Christmas treats. Why not shop our incredible selection of homemade Christmas goodies? Your oven will stay clean and you’ll have more time to shop! All proceeds go directly to our Scholarship Fund.

  • You are invited to the NEW YORK ENCOUNTER: Jan 12-14, 2018, an exciting annual cultural event in New York City.

  • Past years programs have included presentations on education, economics, film, art, music, literature, politics, science, healthcare, and more, with speakers such as Timothy Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics; David Brooks of the New York Times; Fr. Julián Carron, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation; Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University; Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP, Editor-in-chief of Magnificat; Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York; Seán Cardinal O’Malley, OFM, Cap., Archbishop of Boston.

    This year’s diverse list of speakers and exhibits will explore the theme “An Impossible Unity”.

    Click here for more information – including links to videos from the 2017 Encounter

    The event is January 12-14 at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street. The event is family-friendly and is free (no registration required).

  • Liturgical Music Volunteer Opportunities

    The Saint Margaret Church choirs will resume singing in September. Rehearsals will begin the week of September 10, 2017. If you enjoy singing, please join us!! New members are always welcome! For more information, please click here


    Are you providing care for someone? Have adult children come back home and need help, comfort and support? Are you taking care of an elderly parent, a spouse or a child who needs extra care? Does a relative, friend or neighbor look to you? Do you feel overwhelmed or tired? Do you pray but don’t feel you’re being heard or answered? Come join the Caregiver Group. Come and see you are not alone. Come and pray together with us for spiritual comfort, hope and relief. Meetings are at Saint John Bosco Church (formerly Saint Mary Church) in Branford located at 731 Main Street in the Parish Center on the first Wednesdays of each month from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 6th. For more information please contact Deacon Adam Michaele at (203) 530-4466 or Rose Michaele at (203) 815-3716.


    What is a small Christian Community? It is a group of 8 to 12 people who are committed to meet either weekly or by-weekly to read and discuss the scripture readings for the following weekend. Each group is lead by a facilitator who invites members of the group to read each of the readings and invites them to share what they interpret from each particular reading. Reflections from several sources such as The Word Among Us, the Magnificat, lectors workbook and other publications may be used to help
    understand the readings. It is a way to build
    community and to help all members to grow in their faith.

    Anyone interested in joining a group or for more information is asked to contact Gail Cox at 203-245-1846, or Maureen Fuest at 203-245-7607, moefuest@aol.com. We hope to start our new groups in September.


    We are looking for volunteers to greet visitors at the Parish Center. We have open days Monday thru Friday, either 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, or 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM.
    For more information, please contact Julia Adams-Brophy at 203-421-0473,
    jaral88@aol.com, or Rosemary Riccio at 203-245-2360, rlriccio@yahoo.com