Starting Monday, Sept 10, Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for Adoration from 12:30 to 5:30pm and conclude with Benediction at 5:30pm. Join us on Mondays and spend time in the presence of the Lord.

Welcome to Saint Mary Parish

 

Click here for photos of our Choir.


Daily Mass in Summer

Each summer we celebrate our daily Masses
(Monday thru Friday) in the Chapel in order to
save on our air conditioning bill.
Masses in the Chapel will begin on
Monday, May 28 and continue until
Friday, September 28
.



Fall Adult Education Series

   Back in the 60's there was a catchy phrase used in an advertisement for college education: "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." Even more to the point: "A Catholic mind is a terrible thing to waste."
   A Catholic mind should be fed on simply the best and
the most profound. For the goal of every Catholic is the perfection of Heaven, so every thought in his head should be nearly perfect.
   For three weeks we shall at least scratch the surface of the Best Catholic Authors.
   This year we are happy to welcome back Fr. John Perricone, professor of Philosophy at Iona University and well-known retreat master, for our Fall Adult Education Series.
   The series will begin on Tuesday, September 18, continue on September 25, and conclude on October 2. Location: Parish Center Hitchcock Room at 7:30pm.


Solemn Vespers and Benediction
for the Feast of
Saint MIchael the Archangel


Friday, September 28
at 7:30 in the evening

 


Interested In Becoming A Catholic?
Or, are you an adult Catholic who has not received Confirmation?

   If you would like to become a Catholic or have not been fully initiated in the Catholic Church (were only baptized and have not received First Communion and Confirmation), or if you know anyone who may be interested in seeking full communion with the Catholic faith, please contact Fr. Rolando Arias at the parish office 203.869.9393 x3 for more information about the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).
   The RCIA program prepares candidates to be received as members of the Catholic Church. Potential candidates are often found among family members and friends of our Parish community.

 

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Walking With Purpose

   Ladies, please join for our first meeting on Tuesday, September 25, in the Parish Center Hitchcock Room from 9:30 to 11:30am. Author Laura Mary Phelps will discuss her latest book, Victorious Secret: Everyday Battles and How to Win Them. Laura will show us how to put on our spiritual armor and face the fight every day. Click here for more info.
   Walking with Purpose transforms the hearts and lives of women by providing Bible studies that enable women to know Christ through Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic Church.
   Please join us to find out what WWP is all about! Bring a friend! Click on the Walking With Purpose link for more info and registration.


Candlelight Rosary Procession

On Monday, October 1 at 7:30pm, we will have an outdoor candlelight rosary procession to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary followed by a short meditation and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Many graces and favors are granted to those who pray the Rosary. Please join us as we honor the Mother of God and the Patroness of our Parish. In case of rain, the procession will be in the Church.


A Marian Concert
Sunday, October 7 at 4:00pm

  St. Mary cantor and soprano soloist, Marjorie Donalds, along with St. Mary organist, Allen Blehl, will present a concert of Marian music to celebrate the month of October, which is dedicated to the Holy Rosary.
  They will be joined by our professional choir section leaders: Dustin Damonte and Julian Whitley, who will be performing works by Mozart, Bach, Schubert, and more.
  Come and enjoy beautiful music, inspired by Our Lady. The concert is free, and all are encouraged to attend.


Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord!
Rehearsals for all choirs begin on Thursday, September 13

   Our ADULT CHOIR is made up of volunteers and professionals who have a shared love of music and liturgy and are devoted to enhancing the worship of the parishioners through sung prayer.
In addition to singing every Sunday at the 10:30 Mass, the choir presents an annual Christmas Concert and sings for all the Solemnities and important Feast days of the church year. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30pm.
   Our YOUTH CHOIR is open to all children in grades 3 through 8. The program develops musical skills such as part-singing and vocal development, with an emphasis on learning the traditional music of the church. The youth choir sings at the 9:00am Mass every Sunday as well as at the annual Christmas concert. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00pm.
   Our CHERUB CHOIR is for children in grades K through 2. The program introduces music fundamentals and singing. The cherubs sing twice a month at the 9:00am Mass as well as at the annual Christmas concert. Children will rehearse on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:00pm. Children in Grades K and 1 must be accompanied by a parent at rehearsals.   
   Our choir season runs from September to June. New members are always welcome! To register, click here.


Feast of Corpus Christi


Annual Catholic Appeal

   As the Annual Catholic Appeal comes to a close, we have received $378,859 from 274 families bringing the parish to 94.69% of our $400,000 goal. Many thanks to those who have made a (Click here to donate).
   Your gift will be greatly appreciated and makes a difference in the lives of others.


Hallalujah Chorus Easter Vigil


Christmas Concert Solo

(Click on our VIDEO button to view more)


NEW Video Highlights of Our Pontifical Mass with Cardinal Burke


Are you tired of using old-fashioned envelopes? Would you like to make sure your weekly donation helps your parish even if you're away? We can now accept donations through your Credit or Debit Card! You can also donate electronically from your checking or savings account! Easy online account setup!

For FAQs about Online Giving, click here.
For more details, click
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Visit these websites for additional coverage of our events
Society of St. Hugh of Cluny for a review of our Rorate Mass and the Epiphany Mass.
Visit New Liturgical Movement for added coverage of our Epiphany Mass.
Also at NLM, the Visit of the Relic of Saint John Vianney.

For coverage of our Pontifical Mass with His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke,
visit Society of St. Hugh of Cluny here.


Safe Environment Re-Certification
For Clergy, Religious Sisters/Brothers, Employees or Volunteers

     The Diocese of Bridgeport is renewing its commitment to and strengthening of our Safe Environment programs. Please click here for Bishop Caggiano's letter.
     If you attended a VIRTUS training in the past, you have an online account. Contact
Elva Giuliani, 203.869.9393, if you need instructions on how to access your account
or click 
here. If you're new to volunteering at St. Mary you will need to attend a live VIRTUS session. Click here for instructions on how to create a VIRTUS account and view upcoming classes.
     If you are a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Usher, Catechist, Choir member, Homebound Minister or volunteer in any capacity, you are required to attend/renew your VIRTUS training, background check, and policy acknowledgments. 
     If you have any questions or need your password reset, contact Elva Giuliani at 203.869.9393.


We Want Your EMAIL Address!!

   We would like to start sending information about upcoming parish events via email. In order to do this we need to update our files and include the email addresses of our parishioners.
   Cards are provided on the tables in the vestibule of the Church. Please print clearly and drop the cards in the collection basket during Mass. Or click on CONTACT tab above and "Contact Us" us with the info. Thank You!


Devotions

Most Catholics know that May is the Month of Mary and October is dedicated to the Rosary. Many do not realize that the Church proposes different devotions for each month in order to assist us in our spiritual lives. Below you will find listed the devotion suggested for all 12 months.

January - The Holy Name and Childhood of Jesus
February - The Holy Family
March - St. Joseph
April - The Blessed Sacrament
May - Mary
June - Sacred Heart of Jesus
July - The Precious Blood
August - Immaculate Heart of Mary
September - Seven Dolours (Sorrows) of Mary
October - The Holy Rosary
November - Poor Souls in Purgatory
December - The Immaculate Conception


Broadcast of the Final Celebration Mass

​Bishop Caggiano's
Pastoral Letter

 


Miraculous Mary Statue

View our photos of the installation of the beautiful marble statue
of Our Lady 
of the Miraculous Medal donated by two very generous parishioners. Bishop Caggiano blessed the statue.

 

     

Daily Mass Schedule 

Monday thru Friday
7:00am and 12:05pm
Saturday 8:00am

Sunday Mass Schedule

7:00, 9:00, 10:30am,
12:15 and 5:15pm
Saturday Vigils: 4:00, and 7:30pm (Spanish)

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
9:00-3:00pm

Confessions - Saturday
2:45-3:45pm in Chapel
Baptisms - Sunday 1:30pm

Upcoming Events

Sep 25

Adult Education Series

Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Adult Education Series
Time: Tuesday, 7:30 PM
  Presented by Father John Perricone, Iona University.
Sep 27

Cherub Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, 5:30 PM

Cherub Choir Rehearsal
Time: Thursday, 5:30 PM
  Grades K thru 2. Rehearsal, accompanied by a parent, in Room D of the Parish Center.
Sep 27

Youth Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, 6:00 PM

Youth Choir Rehearsal
Time: Thursday, 6:00 PM
  Grades 3 thru 8. Rehearsal in Room D of the Parish Center.
Sep 27

Adult Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, 7:30 PM

Adult Choir Rehearsal
Time: Thursday, 7:30 PM
  Rehearsals in Room D.
Sep 28

Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel - Vespers

Friday, 7:30 PM

Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel - Vespers
Time: Friday, 7:30 PM
  Solemn Vespers and Benediction
Oct 1

Eucharistic Adoration with Benediction

Monday, 12:30 PM

Eucharistic Adoration with Benediction
Time: Monday, 12:30 PM
  Adoration from 12:30 to 5:30pm concluding with Benediction at 5:30pm.
Oct 1

Social Concerns Meeting

Monday, 7:00 PM

Social Concerns Meeting
Time: Monday, 7:00 PM
  Meet in Parish Center Library.
Oct 1

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary - Candlelight Rosary Procession

Monday, 7:30 PM

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary - Candlelight Rosary Procession
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
  Candlelight Rosary Procession (weather permitting)
Oct 2

Adult Education Series

Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Adult Education Series
Time: Tuesday, 7:30 PM
  Presented by Father John Perricone, Iona University.
Oct 4

Cherub Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, 5:30 PM

Cherub Choir Rehearsal
Time: Thursday, 5:30 PM
  Grades K thru 2. Rehearsal, accompanied by a parent, in Room D of the Parish Center.

 

 

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