Apart from the ministerial opportunities we have in our parish, one might also enter more deeply into the life of the parish by joining any of the following organizations and societies.
Knights of Columbus, is a fraternal, charitable organization founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney. Our Heart of the Island Council ascribes to their foundational principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism with a spirit of family. They strive to help our parish in any way possible. New members are always welcome and actively recruited by our council family.
Gifts: Visioning, Gifts: Empathy, Organizing, Supporting, Faith-Sharing, Facilitating, Assistance
The Blood Drive Team organizes two St. Margaret of Scotland church blood drives a year, run by LI Blood Services. Blood donors consistently donate approximately 120 pints during each drive. Volunteers staff the sign-up tables after Masses, as well as welcoming donors and staffing the drive canteen on the drive day.
Gifts: Empathy, Organizing, Supporting, Welcoming, Facilitating, Advocacy, Compassion, Justice, Assistance
The Hospitality Team organizes the monthly refreshments that follow the 10:00 Mass, as well as preparing light refreshments for a variety of other parish gatherings as needed throughout the year (The hope is to have this more often).
GIFTS: Organizing, Supporting, Welcoming/Hospitality, Celebration, Assistance
The Women of Faith meet periodically for events of prayer, sharing, and topical presentations. In addition to these gatherings, they sponsor an annual Fall Retreat and the annual Spring Baby Shower for the support of the Life Center.
Gifts: Visioning, Supporting, Welcoming, Facilitating, Advocacy, Celebration, Assistance
The Monday Bible Sharing Group meets each Monday morning, after 9 am mass, in the Parish Center to reflect on the readings of the coming Sunday Liturgy.
Gifts: Empathy, Listening, Communicating, Faith-Sharing, Welcoming, Stewardship