Habitat Restore Collection

Saturday, June 1, 2019

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore truck will be in St. Margret’s School parking lot to accept donations to their ReStore facility in South Philadelphia.

The ReStore is Habitat’s discount home improvement store.  They sell new and gently-used furniture, appliances, building supplies, home goods and more.  Habitat uses 100% of ReStore profits to build and repair homes in for low-income families in Philadelphia.  The ReStore is open to the public.

Items Accepted

Furniture:  Overall excellent condition.  Upholstery must be clean, free of stains, not worn, torn or damaged

Appliances: Refrigerators, ranges, range hoods, washing machines, dryers, furnaces, kitchen appliances.  Must be less than 10 years old, clean and in working condition, slight scratch/dent okay. Must have all parts/accessories.

Cabinets:  Must have all doors & drawers, doors must be attached, standard sizes.  

Household Goods:  Kitchen items, house décor, art, brick-a-brack  

Air Conditioning & Heating Units:  Whole house or window models.

Lighting:  Floor and table lamps, ceiling fans, light fixtures

Carpet:  Brand-new ONLY.  Must be 8’x10’ or larger

Hardware:  Door & cabinet knobs, hinges, locks, fasteners

Tools:  Hand or power tools, in good working condition with all parts, cords, batteries

Electronics:  TVs, DVD, CD, record players, radios in good working condition with all parts, cords, batteries

Tax Deduction Information

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  We will provide you with a receipt for tax deduction purposes, as well as an acknowledgement letter with our tax exempt status and tax ID (42-1580163).

Questions? Visit the ReStore web site or email Jim Wentling

Remain in My Love

The Archdiocesan Initiative, Remain in My Love, to reinvigorate marriage and the family is in its third year which is directed to everyone in the Archdiocese, especially married couples and families. Sessions are planned all throughout the Archdiocese to look at marriage as created by God, what is good about marriage and the family as the domestic church.

The Church has something very important to say about marriage and the family and you won’t want to miss it! Visit Remain in My Love today to learn all about the opportunities for you during 2019 and register for the sessions in your area.


Youth Group at Villanova U.

Youth Group at Villanova University

The St. Margaret Parish Youth Group will attend dinner and Mass at Villanova University this Sunday, February 24. Dinner will be held in the Tracey Lounge at 6 PM and Mass begins at 7 PM. Interested students can be dropped off shortly before 6 PM at the Villanova University Church!

Villanova University church is building number 3 on the picture above

Contact Robert Cermignano if interested or with any questions.

Lent Schedule

Download Lenten Flyer Here

Ash Wednesday Schedule (March 6)

  • 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM (School Mass), 12:05 PM, 4:00 PM Service, 7:00 PM

Adult Faith Formation Series (Thursdays, 7:00 PM)

  • Thursday, March 14: Kristi Bushner, Lord Teach Us to Pray

We are so in need of comfort and strength yet perhaps we are uncertain or unaware of the pathways to God through prayer. Prayer is utterly vital to our spiritual lives if we are to receive the graces that God has willed for us.

Presenter: Kristi Bushner, MA, JD

Kristi is a long-time St. Margaret parishioner.  She is an adjunct professor at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and the Adult Faith Formation Director at St. John the Baptist parish in Manayunk, PA.  

  • March 21: Monsignor Paul Dougherty, My Favorite Saint and Why

Do you have a favorite saint?  Discover the favorite saint of our beloved Pastor as you consider which saint models for you the life you most wish to lead.

  • April 11: Chris DeMaio, Journey to Faith; My Road to the Diaconate

When the noise of the world fall silent, the Word of God becomes Loud! St. Benedict reminds us to “Listen carefully, my son, to the Master’s instructions, attend to them with the ear of your heart.” But who is God calling me to be? How well do I know my Church, my Faith, and my God? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join our parishioner and candidate for the diaconate as he discusses what led him to pursue life as a deacon.

Social Justice Initiatives

  • March 27 (6:30 PM): Poor Man’s Supper
  • April 2-3: Prayer Walk

Soup & Stations (Fridays, 6:00 PM Adoration, 7:00 PM Stations & Dinner)

  • March 8
  • March 15
  • March 22
  • March 29
  • April 5
  • April 12

Holy Week Schedule (April 18-21)

  • April 18-20: Morning Prayer (No Masses Scheduled), 8:00 AM
  • April 18: Holy Thursday Mass, 7:30 PM
  • April 19: Good Friday Service, 3:00 PM
  • April 19: Good Friday Tenebrae Service, 7:30 PM
  • April 20: Easter Vigil Mass, 7:30 PM
  • April 21: Easter Masses (7:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM)

Designer Bag Bingo

St. Margaret School

Thank you to all who attended Designer Bag Bingo last Friday evening! We had a record number of women come out to enjoy food, fun, games and some great bags. Congratulations to all our lucky winners! 

Thank you to the 8th grade parents and others who donated raffle baskets, and offered their time for set up and clean up, as well as to the 8th grade students who moved many chairs and tables ahead of the event. A special thank you to Nicole Veith for designing the flyers and programs and to Heather Emery for donating a bag and obtaining the Lilly Pulitzer donations. Of course, a final thank you to Eileen Coyne and Erin Stead for organizing the event and Msgr. Dougherty for leading us in the opening prayer.

 See you next year!

Music Ministry

Meet & Learn with Music Ministry

The Music Ministry will be holding an open “evaluation” for interested parishioners. Please come meet us if you are interested in learning how to join our Ministry.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

1:00-3:00 PM | St. Margaret Church

If you are interested, please sign up for a 15 minute slot in the sign up sheet in the church vestibule, or email Mike at saintmargmusic@gmail.com. During your appointment, we will evaluate your voice or instrument, and tell you about the various ministries and opportunities for you. The Music Ministry has members both adult and youth (children grades 3 and up are eligible). If you cannot make that time slot, please email Mike, and we will set up a time to meet with you. Thank you!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend in Philadelphia

The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street

During The African American Museum in Philadelphia’s annual MLK Weekend Celebration, residents and visitors can enjoy a special film screening, a jazz presentation with vocalist and composer Ruth Naomi Floyd, a scavenger hunt, a keynote conversation between journalists Stephanie Renee and Alejandro “Ali” Danois, access to the museum’s current special exhibit, Cotton: The Soft, Dangerous Beauty of the Past, and more. Bonus: The museum offers $2 admission from Saturday through Monday.

Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue

Eastern State Penitentiary honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day with readings of King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” three times a day (11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.) from January 19 to 21. An informal question-and-answer session moderated by a civil rights scholar follows each reading, and on Monday, January 21, children ages 7 to 12 can create artwork in response to the letter. All activities are free; general admission costs still apply for tours of the penitentiary.

Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd Street

The Museum of the American Revolution rolls out engaging special programming to pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. over the long weekend. On Saturday, January 19, the Philadelphia Jazz Project presents We Shall: A Lyrical MLK Celebration. Through spoken word, singing and instrumental music, the program pays tribute using King’s speeches and sermons. Throughout the weekend, visitors can enjoy free talks in the museum’s core galleries to learn about the roles of African-Americans in the Revolutionary War.

Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

A collection of gospels and jazz spirituals curated by acclaimed producer and musical director Damien Sneed helps tell the story of the Civil Rights Movement in this likely-to-sell-out performance in Longwood Gardens‘ Exhibition Hall. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., We Shall Overcomeweaves parts of the activist’s recorded speeches into the program, which showcases works from artists like Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Duke Ellington and many more.

Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic
Complementing the hands-on learning environment at the Please Touch Museum, the museum features a day-long celebration with interactive events to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Visitors can sit in on a storytelling session inspired by King’s legacy, engage in multiple crafting activities and join a musical parade promoting peace around the world. All activities are free with admission.