The 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.


Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Held at all Masses the weekend of
November 17 and 18.
Donations may be brought to the parish center or left
in the back of the church. Suggested items for the
Drive are listed in the bulletin.
Anyone who wishes to help sort and pack the items,
should come to the Hitchcock Room on
Sunday, November 18, after any morning Mass.


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


Click here to print or download

 

Parish Calendar

Online Giving

Youth Group

Parish Photos

Directions


Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 PM

Giving Tree
December 1 thru December 21

Rorate Mass
Saturday, December 15 at 6:30 AM

 


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 15

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 15

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 15

Adult Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, 7:30 PM

Adult Choir Rehearsal
Time: Thursday, 7:30 PM
  Rehearsals in Room D.
Nov 17

Thanksgiving Food Drive

All Day

Thanksgiving Food Drive
Time: All Day
  Donations may be brought to the parish center or left in the back of the church.
Nov 18

Thanksgiving Food Drive

All Day

Thanksgiving Food Drive
Time: All Day
  Donations may be brought to the parish center or left in the back of the church.
Nov 19

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 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)

 

 

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