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Saint Margaret Mary, RC Church
560 Lincoln Avenue
Staten Island, New York   10306
(718) 351-2612    Fax: (718) 987-0446
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New Parishioners:
All parishioners are invited to
Register to participate in our parish life.
Did you know that you need to be
registered to have a child baptized, or
have a First Communion, Confirmation
or Wedding?
Also, if your asked to be a sponsor,
you need a letter from your
registered parish.
You can Register at the Rectory or by
completing and submitting the online
Registration Form.
Last Updated: October 7, 2014 8:05pm
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
REGARDING THE STATEN ISLAND
SUBSTANCE ABUSE EPIDEMIC
At the March 27th, 2014 meeting of the
Staten Island Vicariate, the subject of
substance abuse on Staten Island was the
principle topic.  Congressman Michael
Grimm, Adrienne Abbate (Project Director,
Tackling Youth Substance Abuse) and Luke
Nosta (Director, Camelot) made
presentations on the serious abuse problem
on Staten Island.  
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FEAST OF ST. MARGARET MARY
Our annual celebration of the Feast of St. Margaret Mary will be held this coming Sunday,
October 12th at the 10:00am Mass
.  At the Mass, there will be a presentation of flowers
by the children to our patron saint.  At the conclusion of the Mass there will be a procession
to the Olympia Activity Center (OAC) where there will be refreshments.

All are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the Procession and reception.

The actual Feast Day of St. Margaret Mary is Thursday, October 16th.
To learn about St. Margaret Mary visit
Our Patron Saint.


FAITH FORMATION
On Tuesday, October 14th at 7:00pm in the Dongan Hall Meeting Room,
your Faith Formation Committee will be holding its monthly meeting.

Be part of making St. Margaret Mary’s a welcoming parish and help shepherd those
who have strayed from the Church back to the Lord.  All are welcomed to help plan
the coming year’s Calendar of Events.  

It is through your participation that we continue to the legacy of St. Margaret Mary’s
warm and welcoming parish.  Please come and see what we are all about.  You don’t
need to make any commitments.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
The 2014-2015 Religious Education Schedules for Levels 1-4 and 5-8 are available
on the
Religious Education Page.


SCRIPTURE STUDY
Please join us at a Scripture Study session.  They are held on:
-  Mondays at 7:00pm in the Dongan Hall Meeting Room, and
-  Tuesday immediately after he 9:00am Mass in the Rectory

These sessions read the scriptures for the coming week and a reflection of each reading.
There is then a round table discussion as to how the readings impact the individual.  
If you are shy or don’t wish to share your experiences, that’s fine.  No one is required
to do anything other than listen to and reflect on the readings.

Over the years we have had many people attend these sessions and all walk away with a
better feeling of themselves and others. As one participant has mentioned “this is food
for our mind and soul.”   

We are not Biblical Scholars, we are a group of individuals who obtain a great deal
out of the teachings from the Bible. The sessions are very informal and we even provide
coffee and treats.


Cardinal's Stewardship Appeal Campaign
Congratulations St. Margaret Mary's Parishioners!!!!
Our parish has exceeded its goal of $11,000!  
What an outstanding accomplishment.

As of June 27th, we have received 63 pledges, totaling $12,292.  

What makes this so significant is that last year we received 61 pledges,
totaling $11,637 surpassing our goal of $10,500.  Of that $11,637 a
very generous contribution was made by the Korean Catholic
Apostolate of Staten Island.  This year, you the parishioners of
St. Margaret Mary stepped forwarded and showed your generosity in
exceeding last year without any assistance.

Our St. Margaret Mary’s family has much to be proud of in supporting
this vital archdiocese campaign that helps so many, including us during
our Hurricane Sandy recovery.

Its not too late to make a pledge if you haven’t made one as yet.  
Envelopes are in the rear of the Church.  

Thank you very much for your continuing generosity and God bless you!

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WEEKLY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Altar Society                      Mrs. Margaret Pisciottano                     (718) 351-2612
Saturday after the 9:00am Mass in the Church.         
Join in keeping our Church and Sanctuary neat and clean.
All are encouraged to help.
Choir / Music Ministry        Ms. Patricia Seblano                              (718) 954-0247
Sunday after the 10:00am Mass in the Choir Loft.
New members are welcomed.
Food Pantry                        Mr. Jim Regan, St. Vincent DePaul        (718) 351-2612
Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm under the Rectory.  Enter via rear Parking Lot.
Golden Age Club                Ms. Terry Brennan                                (718) 351-2612
Tuesday at 1:00pm in the Dongan Hall Meeting Room.
New members welcomed.
Island Shores Residents Mass
Monday 10:30am
Legion of Mary                         Mrs. Barbara Regan                            (718) 351-2119
Pray the Rosary Monday through Saturday at 8:30am and
Sunday at 11:30am in the Church..         
Weekly meeting Sunday after the 12:00pm Mass in the Rectory.
New members welcomed.
Miraculous Medal Novena
Monday after the 9:00am Mass.
RCIA/Bible Study                     Mrs. Barbara Regan                       (718) 351-2119
Monday at 7:00pm in the Dongan Hall Classrooms.
Religious Education                   Mrs. Barbara Regan                            (718) 351-2119
Registration for 2014 - 2015 is now open.  
Classes for Levels 1 - 4 will take place Sunday Mornings and Levels 5-8 will take place
Wednesday Afternoons 4:00-5:30.  Please bring your child’s Baptismal Certificate and a
$25 deposit when registering to cover the cost of the book.
Scripture Study  Sr. Barbara Helco (am) and Mr. Jerry LePre (pm)
(718) 351-2612         
Monday after the 9:00am Mass in the Rectory.
Monday at 7:00pm in the Meeting Room.-
-   The 7:00pm session is taking off for the month of August, 2014.  

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TAKE A PHOTO TOUR
View our parish Picnic photos at our Facebook page.

Click here to take a photo tour of our Church the prior events.
MASS SCHEDULE
Daily:
Monday - Saturday   9:00am
Saturday:
5:00 pm
Sunday:
8:00am, 10:00am, and 12:00noon

CONFESSION SCHEDULE
Saturday:  4:00pm to 4:30pm
Faith Formation
Committee
Our Faith Formation
Committee meets
every
second Tuesday of the
month at 7:00pm
in the
Dongan Hall Meeting
Room (under he
Church).

For more information,
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RECTORY OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday:  9:30am - 2:30pm

BAPTISMS
1st and 2nd Sundays, by appointment only.  Interviews of
parents seeking baptism for their children are arranged by
calling the Rectory during business hours.

MARRIAGES
Arrangements for the Sacrament of Marriage must be
made six months in advance. Please contact the Rectory
for further information.
Reverend Joseph M. McLafferty
Temporary Administrator
Meet Father Joe
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