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

Faith Formation Registration for 2020/2021 is on hold as we work to create a plan for the upcoming school year. 


The parish office is open by appointment only,  Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The parish office lobby is open for drop-off of casseroles, nonperishable food items, and offertory as well as picking up items that staff may have left for you in the lobby, Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
The door will be kept locked, but please ring the buzzer, and tell the receptionist why you are there.  The parish office is closed on Fridays.

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Sunday Mass - August 9, 2020

Sunday Mass Worship Aid
Children's Liturgy of the Word - August 9
Updated Outreach Flyer
Mass and Prayer Schedule
Saturdays: 4:00 PM
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
Sundays: 9:00 and 11:00 AM
(Next outdoor Mass is scheduled for
August 23 at 9:00 am
at St. Mary Magdalen Mission - weather permitting)
Video Mass:
Recording of Sunday Mass will continue indefinitely
on our YouTube channel, St. Margaret Parish Bel Air
Weekday Mass:
Daily 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM in the church
In Chapel after 8:30 AM Mass
Private Prayer:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in the chapel
Saturdays between 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Outdoor confessions will continue until further notice. Confessions will be held under the two tents located in the church parking lot on Saturdays between 2:00 - 3:00 PM. You may wait in your car until one of the tents becomes available or social distance near one of the tents while you are awaiting your turn under the tent. Chairs under the tent will be positioned 6 ft. apart. There will be NO in-car confessions.
Parish Office Hours
Lobby open for pick-up and drop-off of items
Monday – Thursday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Upstairs of parish office is open by appointment only
(Please call to make an appointment – 410-838-6969)
Monday – Thursday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Parish Office is closed on Fridays
Stay Connected to St. Margaret Parish Virtually

Birthright Baby Bottle Drop Off

Please continue to drop off your baby bottles for Birthright at the Church, Hall or Mission at the Masses each weekend.  There will be crates marked at the entrance doors for your baby bottle almsgiving.

Thank you for your support of Birthright and the unborn.

Outreach Donations



Our Daily Bread Casserole - St. Margaret Parish - Beef Stew Recipe

2 lbs. beef cubes (small) or ground beef
salt & pepper
1 medium onion, chopped
5 medium potatoes, chopped
4 carrots, peeled & cut up
1 pkg. frozen cut green beans
1 beef bouillon cube
1 ½ cups of water, separated
2 tablespoons flour

Brown meat, add salt, pepper, and onion. Let simmer about 30 minutes until tender. Add vegetables, bouillon, and 1 cup of water and simmer until done. Mix 2 tablespoons flour with ½ cup of water until smooth; add to stew to thicken to desired consistency. Pour into casserole pan. Cool and cover with aluminum foil and freeze. Label casserole: St. Margaret Parish and include your name. Deliver FROZEN casserole to the front door of the Mission Monday-Friday before 4:00pm - please place the frozen casserole in the cooler or drop off on Wednesdays 9:00am-4:00pm. Thank you for providing meals to so many in need.

Nourishing Faith Life While Parish Programming is Suspended

Please know that we are working on creative ways for us to connect in a virtual setting to share faith with each other as a parish community. When it is set, we will share it on the website and in other parish communications.

Until then, let’s take advantage of some of the wonderful on-line resources available to us. Here are a few suggestions.

Daily Readings with Video Reflections at USCCB.org

Did you know that video reflections of the Scripture readings proclaimed at Mass each day are available at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website (USCCB.org)?

Just go to the home page and click on today’s date on the calendar (right-hand side of home page).  A link to the video reflection will be in the column to the left of the readings, or click here to go directly to the video reflections.

Online Celebration of Mass

Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire ministry is recording daily Mass from Bishop Barron’s chapel.  Masses are celebrated by Bishop Barron or Fr. Steve Grunow.  Click here to join in daily Mass.

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has a list of online and live streamed Masses available in throughout the archdiocese. Click here for more information.



This website has literally hundreds of options to nourish and grow in your faith, including programs on topics such as Bible studies, the Sacraments, and faith formation, as well as movies, books and audio lectures.

Here are just a couple of options to check out:

  • Lenten Reflections for short, daily videos about this season of introspection and preparation
  • Opening the Word video series for a reflection on the Sunday readings.
  • Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist, a seven-part video series

Register for your FREE subscription, today. It is St. Margaret’s gift to you!

To set up your account, enter our parish code (6X6FXW) on the FORMED.org home page. Please contact Michelle Sullivan at mksullivan@stmargaret.org with any questions or if you need assistance accessing your subscription.