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Christmas Concert

   The Saint Mary Annual Christmas Concert will be presented on Sunday, December 11 at 3:00pm in the Church.
   The Saint Mary Adult Choir will be joined by the Youth and Cherub Choirs in a program of traditional Christmas music. All are encouraged to come and experience the joyful sounds of Christmas. Join us for a parish Christmas reception after the performance.



Christmas Pageant

Presented by the
2023 Confirmation Class

Please join us on Sunday, December 18, following the 9AM Mass in the Parish Hall. All children are welcome to view this wonderful event—The Joyful Coming of Jesus! We will also have a surprise guest joining us that morning after the Pageant! Come as a family and celebrate this season together. 
*Santa’s Box is accepting donations of canned foods for families in need.

 

 

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Second Sunday of Advent
Gospel Mt 3:1-2
 

John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" It was of him that the prophet Isaiah had spoken when he said: A voice of one crying out in the desert, Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. John wore clothing made of camel's hair and had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. At that time Jerusalem, all Judea, and the whole region around the Jordan were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins.  When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce good fruit as evidence of your repentance. And do not presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you, God can raise up children to Abraham from these stones. Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees. Therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. I am baptizing you with water, for repentance, but the one who is coming after me is mightier than I. I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fan is in his hand. He will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire."



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Congratulations!


Dolores D’Elia receives the
2022 St. Augustine Medal of Service from Bishop Caggiano


Walking With Purpose is a women’s Bible study that provides a nurturing environment for women to explore the Bible and apply God’s Word and teachings to our lives. There is something for everyone, no matter where you are in your faith journey.
For more info, contact Jan Jepsen Montana at jmjllc2010@optonline.net
Click here for more info on upcoming sessions.
Click here to register


Youth and Cherub Choirs

   If your child was previously in the program, you will receive an email from me with more details. If you would like to register your child, you may do so here, or simply fill out a registration form (available at the reception desk or outside room D) and leave it in my mailbox in the parish center.
  Our Cherub Choir is open to children in grades K through 2. Rehearsals take place on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:00pm. Children in grades K and 1 must be accompanied by a parent at rehearsals. Our Youth Choir is open to children in grades 3 through 8. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00pm. Our Adult Choir rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:00pm. All rehearsals take place in the parish hall.
                                                                Marjorie Donalds, Director of Music


Beginning February 2, 2022
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Kilian Welcomes You to Saint Mary!!!


Children at Mass
Children in Mass are gifts, not distractions!

     But if a young child does become disruptive, which is natural, please be respectful of other parishioners and remove the child from church and feel free to return once it is appropriate. 
     Please do not let young children wander from the pew or run up and down aisles or through the Mary chapel alcove.  Also, if late for Mass, please do not proceed to the front of the church but instead occupy a pew closer to the rear.
     Consideration of others and reverence help to maintain a prayerful atmosphere for all.


Family Movie Nights

To help families spend time together and share common experiences, The Leadership Institute provides recommendations for Family Movie Night. Each week, a new movie recommendation and explanation is available for your consideration. More than 100 movie recommendations are online ready for your review. Click movies.


Pray Every Day: Let Us Help

   Did you know that every single day, Bishop Caggiano sends several thousand text messages - and you can get one! Join the Face of Prayer movement - just text the word PRAY to 55778 and receive an invitation and intention every afternoon. What a great way to prepare our hearts and our homes. Learn more.


Take Time To Listen

Four Catholic young adults, seeking God in the midst of this crazy, mixed-up world have come together to share their stories of faith. Take a few moments to listen to Restless, a new podcast created right here in the Diocese of Bridgeport. Listen as the young people discuss life, relationships, and work through the lens of our Catholic Faith. Listen now.


 Sign Up For "On The Same Page"

Get tips for living our faith at home, suggestions, and reminders for upcoming liturgical feasts, holidays, and holy days, as well as ideas for connecting the life of the parish and/or school with the busy home life of our families. Click here to sign up.


Family Bible Challenge

     Is your family up to the challenge? Starting again in October, the Family Bible Challenge is back for season seven, when we will focus on the beauty of God's creation. Sunday brings a reflection to your inbox and Wednesday brings a quiz.
     Join anytime and catch up with past seasons, including the quizzes, today. Click here


Conversations About Race

Webinars that will focus on racial challenges and the Church.
Click here to see what's next.



Social Concerns takes a road trip to visit an old friend!

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Our Youth Choir
 


Revised Liturgical Norms

   When the liturgical reforms of the second Vatican council were promulgated, the lives of many of the faithful were disrupted because they were neither informed nor prepared for the changes to come. As we look forward to the promulgation of our own revised liturgical norms, Bishop Caggiano is committed to avoiding that same mistake.  
   The Revised Liturgical Norms for the Diocese of Bridgeport will be promulgated on the first Sunday of Advent, December 2, 2018. Between now and then, we will embark on a comprehensive catechetical and communication strategy so that when the norms are made public, there is a more complete understanding of what we aim to do, namely, raise awareness of and commitment to a celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that is both faithful and universal.  
   In the video
here, Bishop Caggiano outlines the timeline for catechesis, makes the case for why we are revising the norms, and invites everyone to participate in this process.

Available Resources:
   Article One: "What is Liturgy?" click here
   Article Two: "The Role of the Laity in Liturgy" click here
   Article Three: "Music in the Sacred Liturgy" click here
   Article Four: "
The Role of the Altar Server" click here
   Article Five: "The Role of the Reader at Mass" click here
   Article Six: "
The Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion" click here


 Mysteries of the Rosary

   


   


Christmas Concert Solo

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 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

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 - Friday 12:05 PM
Church doors will open
from 10 AM to 3 PM

Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigils: 4 PM
and 7:00 PM (Spanish)

Sunday: 9 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:15 PM, 5:15 PM

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

Confessions
Saturday 3:00-3:45 PM
Spanish 6:15-7:00 PM
(Alcove to left of altar)

Baptisms - Sunday 1:30 PM

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