Welcome to Our Catholic Parish in Bel Air, Maryland - One Parish in Two Locations
St. Margaret and the Mission of St. Mary Magdalen

Advent Reconciliation Service

Monday, December 16, 7:00 pm, St. Margaret Church

Christmas 2019

Christmas Eve - Tuesday, December 24

St. Margaret Church: 4:00 pm; 6:00 pm; 10:30 pm*

Archbishop Lori will be celebrating the 4:00 pm Mass in the church.

*Incense will be used only at the 10:30 pm Mass on Christmas Eve

St. Margaret School Hall: 4:00 pm

St. Mary Magdalen Mission: 4:00 pm; 6:00 pm; 9:00 pm

John Carroll School: 4:30 pm


Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25

St. Margaret Church: 8:00 am; 10:00 am; 12:00 pm


Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Tuesday, December 31

St. Margaret Church: 4:00 pm

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

St. Margaret Church: 8:30 am; 12:00 pm

People often fall into the trap of thinking that complex problems require complex solutions. But the reality is that the solution is both simple and genius. If you are not satisfied with the direction of the world, the solution is Holy Moments. If you are not satisfied with the direction of your life, the solution is Holy Moments. The present moment, the “Right Now,” in collaboration with God is the only moment we can impact. It’s the only moment we can transform into something good and holy. The problems are overwhelming and complex. The solution is simple. The world needs Holy Moments.

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Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or the process of becoming a Catholic? We welcome you to attend our RCIA Monday evening meetings. RCIA meets most Mondays from 7:00 pm – 8:30 p.m.  in the Adult Education Center.  For more information about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults click here. Each week we learn, reflect and share about a different topic of faith.  All are welcome to attend!

To get an idea of the schedule and topics discussed at our RCIA meetings check out the RCIA meeting schedule.  To formally join the RCIA complete the application and email Michelle Sullivan or call the parish office at 410.838.6969

600 CLUB

Don’t miss out! Non-renewed 600 Club tickets are being sold now. If you missed out last year and want in on this “Elimination Game” of fun, you can get your ticket now before it is too late. 600 tickets will be sold and only 600. Sounds like a big number, right? This game and fun party will be May 2, 2020. Why get my ticket so early, you ask? The open selling has just begun and there are more number options! What is your lucky number - Anniversary? Graduation? Car license? Now is the time!

Each ticket is $100. You may have up to 5 names on each ticket (only 2 may come to the party). If you share a ticket with 4 other people, the cost is only $20 for a chance to win prizes worth a total of $25,000! There is an Early Bird drawing on February 4, 2020 for two $500 prizes each from those who have already purchased a ticket. Those tickets are then put back into the drawing for the rest of the cash prizes.

Contact Mary Ann Hultquist at 410-838-6969 or mhultquist@stmargaret.org for any details. You may also just drop a check (made out to St. Margaret Church) in the mail attn: Mary Ann Hultquist, St. Margaret Church, 141 N. Hickory Ave., Bel Air, MD 21014 - make sure your phone number is available for “when” that winner’s call comes through!

Christmas is right around the corner! What a great gift for the person who needs nothing, but a fun time! This is a gift that doesn’t take up much space and can easily slide right under the tree!