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

Lenten Soupers - Fridays during Lent: Pray, Eat, Listen, and Share

Spend Fridays during Lent nourishing your faith and enjoying the company and conversation of friends and fellow parishioners. All are welcome to pray the Stations of the Cross and stay for the parish's Lenten Soupers in the parish hall:

5:30pm - Stations of the Cross in the Church

6:00pm - Grace and simple Lenten meal of soup and salad

6:30pm - Adults: Presentation and shared reflection on discipleship

6:30pm - School-aged children: catechist-led Lenten activity

7:00pm - Closing prayer

All are welcome to share a simple meal of soup and salad and to reflect on Jesus' call to follow him as we read and reflect on the book Into His Likeness by Dr. Edward Sri. Into His Likeness is the parish's gift to you this Lent! Pick up your copy in the parish office, church, or mission.

Book Discussion Schedule & Lenten Souper Menu:

March 15: Imitating Jesus (Ch. 3-5): Lauren Traskey  (Cream of potato soup, salad, bread)

March 22: Humbled Before God (Ch. 6-7): Marty Wolf  (Clam chowder, salad, bread)

March 29: Forgiven and Healed (Ch. 8-9): Jim Keefe  (Cream of mushroom soup, salad, bread)

April 5: Nourished by Word and Sacrament (Ch. 10 & 12): Ken Goedeke (Broccoli cheese, soup, bread)

April 12: Nourished by Prayer and Christian Friendship (Ch. 11 & 13): Peggy Hart  (Variety of soups, salad, bread)

Free will donations will be accepted at each Souper.

Click here for information about Lent at St. Margaret

Click here for a schedule of Lenten Opportunities

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Join us for our Parish Lenten Mission
March 25-27, 2019
7:00pm each evening

A Lenten Mission is a great way to retreat from our daily routine and receive some spiritual nourishment. Mark your calendars and invite a friend!

Praying Like the Master: Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Luke

Leader: Rev. Martin J. Burnham, PSS

The key to living faithful and fruitful discipleship as a Catholic Christian is intimacy with God. How one creates this intimacy will be the focus of our retreat. The roots of our intimate relationship with God are found in our lives of prayer. Come spend time with the master of prayer, Jesus, as portrayed in the Gospel of Luke. Learn the way that Jesus prays and explore how to incorporate His example into your daily living. The fruits of the Lenten season await you.



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JUNE 24 – 28, 2019

9:00 am – 12:15 pm

St. Margaret Church Campus

600 Club - Saturday, May 4, 2019

Don’t miss out!  Get in on this “Elimination Game” of fun!  600 tickets will be sold and ONLY 600.  Buy your chance at prizes totaling $25,000.  This game and fun party will be May 4th of 2019.  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!  You’ll want to get your ticket before the Early Bird drawing on February 5th for 2 prizes of $500 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 clear for “when” that winner’s call comes through!  If you are the “Big Winner” and win the $10,000 prize you could use that for a hefty down payment on that new car you’ve been dreaming about!

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here for more information.


St. Margaret Parish

141 N. Hickory Avenue
Bel Air, Maryland 21014

1716 Churchville Road
Bel Air, Maryland 21015