Tuesday Confessions suspended and will begin again on the First Tuesday of Lent, March 8, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Welcome to Saint Mary Parish

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 23, 2022

Gospel Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21

Since many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as those who were eyewitnesses from the beginning and ministers of the word have handed them down to us, I too have decided, after investigating everything accurately anew, to write it down in an orderly sequence for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may realize the certainty of the teachings you have received.
Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news of him spread throughout the whole region. He taught in their synagogues and was praised by all. He came to Nazareth, where he had grown up, and went according to his custom into the synagogue on the sabbath day. He stood up to read and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah.
He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written:
            The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
                        because he has anointed me 
                        to bring glad tidings to the poor.
            He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives
                        and recovery of sight to the blind,
                        to let the oppressed go free,
                        and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.
Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to the attendant and sat down, and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him. He said to them,
“Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”


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.


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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.


Visit https://www.EWTN.com for daily Mass
at 8:00am with encore at 12:00 PM.
Check you local cable lineup for channel.


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.



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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 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

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
Tuesday 7:00-8:00 PM
Saturday 3:00-3:45 PM
(Alcove to left of altar)

Baptisms - Sunday 1:30 PM

Upcoming Events

 

 

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