November 2 - All Souls Day Mass at 8:00AM

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Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

   The Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive will be held at all Masses the weekend of November 23 and 24. Donations may be brought to the parish center or left in the back of the church. Suggested items for the Drive are:
   Mac & Cheese; Beef Stews; Pastas; Jelly and Jam; Peanut Butter; Chili; Cereals; Pancake Mix; Instant Potato Mix; Canned Vegetables/Soups; Rice; Dried Beans; Tea; Coffe; Juices; Tuna Fish/Tuna Helper; Applesauce; Raisins; Powdered Milk; Cookies
   Anyone who wishes to help sort and pack the items, should come to the Hitchcock Room on Sunday, November 24, after any morning Mass.


Annual Giving Tree

   The Giving Tree will be located in the breezeway from November 29 thru December 19.
   Please take a tag from the tree and return an unwrapped gift for a child. If you are donating a gift card, such as GAP or CVS, please leave the envelope with Elva Giuliani at the Parish Center office or slide it under the office door during off hours.
   Thank you in advance for your generosity and for making Christmas better for some of our less fortunate children.


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

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Meeting Schedule
Monday, November 18, 2019
Monday, December 16, 2019

All gatherings will begin with
Adoration in the Main Church at 7:00pm.
Young adults 21-35 years of age are all welcome!


Feast of the Assumption of Mary

   


Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

    


Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Feast of Corpus Christi


Blessing of the Palms

   


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. You may see the norms and download a copy in English and Spanish by clicking here.

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


Walking With Purpose

   Come as you are and see what this fresh and relevant Catholic Scripture-based program for women is all about. Tuesdays, at 9:30am in the Parish Center Hitchcock Room. Contact Jan Jepsen Montana for further information at JMJLLC2010@optonline.net. Visit www.walkingwithpurpose.com. 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.


Mysteries of the Rosary

   


Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord!

   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.


Hallalujah Chorus Easter Vigil


Christmas Concert Solo

(Click on our VIDEO button to view more)


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
here.


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

Nov 18

Saint Mary Young Adult Society

Monday, 7:00 PM

Saint Mary Young Adult Society
Time: Monday, 7:00 PM
  If you are between the ages of 21-35 and are looking to deepen your prayer life and knowledge of the faith, come join St. Mary’s Young Adult Society.
Nov 19

Soup Kitchen Prep

Tuesday, 9:00 AM

Soup Kitchen Prep
Time: Tuesday, 9:00 AM
  Meet in Parish Center Hall kitchen
Nov 20

Soup Kitchen Day

Wednesday, 9:30 AM

Soup Kitchen Day
Time: Wednesday, 9:30 AM
  Meet in Parish Center Hall kitchen
Nov 21

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.
Nov 21

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.
Nov 21

Adult Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, 7:30 PM

Adult Choir Rehearsal
Time: Thursday, 7:30 PM
  Rehearsals in Room D.
Nov 22

Feast of Saint Cecilia (Latin Mass)

Friday, 7:30 PM

Feast of Saint Cecilia (Latin Mass)
Time: Friday, 7:30 PM
  Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Latin Mass according to the 1962 Missal)
Nov 24

Feast of Christ the King (Vespers)

Sunday, 4:00 PM

Feast of Christ the King (Vespers)
Time: Sunday, 4:00 PM
  Solemn Vespers and Benediction
Nov 28

Parish Center/Offices Closed (Only Mass at 9:00am)

All Day

Parish Center/Offices Closed (Only Mass at 9:00am)
Time: All Day
  Thanksgiving Holiday - No Adoration. Only Masses at 9:00am on Thursday and Friday.
Nov 28

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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