Thanksgiving Mass Schedule: 9:00AM Mass on Thursday, November 22 and 9:00AM Mass on Friday, November 23.

Welcome to Saint Mary Parish

 

Click here for photos of our Choir.


Vespers for the Feast of Christ the King

Sunday, November 25 at 4:00pm
Several times a year we gather to celebrate Vespers.
At this hour the Church looks back on the day that has
just passed with a sense of gratefulness.
Vespers is a thanksgiving prayer.
Please join us for this wonderful opportunity for prayer.
Click here for detailed info about Vespers.


November 29 to December 7


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Saint Mary Guild

   Will be hosting its Annual Christmas Luncheon on Wednesday, December 5 at 12:00 Noon at Zody’s 19th Hole. The entrees are: Chicken Piccata, Grilled Salmon, and Slice Roast Beef. The menu includes appetizers, salad, pasta, potatoes, vegetables, coffee/tea and desserts. Reservations for the luncheon are necessary. A check for $40 made payable to St. Mary Church, should be mailed to Mary Wade, 224 Milbank Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830 or left at the Parish Center by Saturday, December 1. Please note your choice of entree when you send in your reservation. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Josie Wiggin at 203.531.9365.


Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form

On Thursday, December 6, we will celebrate
Low Mass with organ for the
Feast of St. Nicholas
at 1:30 in the afternoon

 


An Unusual Mass for Advent

  There are many different customs linked to the celebration of Advent. One of these customs is called a "Rorate Mass," a special Mass celebrated in honor of Our Lady on the Saturdays of Advent. The title comes from the first words of the entrance antiphon for the Mass which translated means: "Drop down ye heavens from above." This reminds us that the Lord came down from heaven and became Man in the womb of the Virgin.
   What makes this Mass so unusual is that it is celebrated in the early morning by candlelight. The celebration should be timed so that the sun begins to rise by the time of the consecration of the Mass.
   We will celebrate a "Rorate Mass" according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (1962 Missal in Latin) on Saturday, December 15 at 6:30 in the morning. If you are an early riser please join us!


Volunteer Christmas Party


All volunteers are invited to join the staff of Saint Mary Parish as we
pay tribute to all who give of their time and talent in the service of our parishioners.
Friday, December 14 at 7:00pm
RSVP to your Ministry Coordinator by Friday, December 7


Christmas Concert

   The Saint Mary Annual Christmas Concert will be presented on Sunday, December 16 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. There is a suggested donation of $10 for adults. Children are free.
   There will be a light reception after the performance.
 


The Giving Tree

   The Giving Tree will be located in the breezeway from December 1 thru December 21.
   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. 


New Year's Eve On The Avenue

   There are many traditions associated with this time of the year. One of the lesser known is the singing of the “Te Deum” a hymn of thanksgiving sung for special occasions.  It is the custom to sing the “Te Deum” on New Year’s Eve to offer thanks to God for the graces given during the previous year. The Church offers a plenary indulgence to those who participate in this devotion under the usual conditions. (Sacramental Confession, reception of Holy Communion and prayers for the intentions of the Holy Father within 8 days of the devotion.)
   This year our choir will sing the “Te Deum” followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 7:00pm on New Year’s Eve. Following the ceremony, we will have a festive New Year’s Eve celebration in the Hitchcock Room from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Champagne and hors d'oeuvres will be served. 1940’s music will be provided by a DJ and we will have a photo booth. The cost for the reception is $30 a person and tickets may be purchased at the Parish Center.
   The party is timed to accommodate both those wishing to be home before midnight as well as those who intend to welcome the New Year elsewhere.
   Please join as we begin a new holiday tradition at Saint Mary!


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


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.


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.


Feast of Corpus Christi


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 20

Soup Kitchen Prep

Tuesday, 9:00 AM

Soup Kitchen Prep
Time: Tuesday, 9:00 AM
  Meet in Hitchcock Room kitchen
Nov 21

Soup Kitchen Day

Wednesday, 9:30 AM

Soup Kitchen Day
Time: Wednesday, 9:30 AM
  Meet in Hitchcock Room kitchen
Nov 22

Parish Center/Offices Closed

All Day

Parish Center/Offices Closed
Time: All Day
  Thanksgiving Holiday - (Only Mass at 9:00am on Thursday and Friday)
Nov 23

Parish Center/Offices Closed

All Day

Parish Center/Offices Closed
Time: All Day
  Thanksgiving Holiday - (Only Mass at 9:00am on Thursday and Friday)
Nov 25

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 26

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.
Nov 29

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 29

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 29

Novena for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday, 7:30 PM

Novena for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Time: Thursday, 7:30 PM
  Guest homilist each evening, ending with Mass where the choir will sing Mozart’s “The Sparrow Mass” with Orchestra. Light reception will follow.
Nov 29

Adult Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, 7:30 PM

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

 

 

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