Thanksgiving Feathers & Christmas Bells
We are not having our traditional food collection for Thanksgiving and Christmas due to current COVID concerns. We will be collecting gift cards from local grocery stores, Walmart and Target that will be provided to individuals and families who need assistance during the holiday season. Please place gift cards in an envelope labeled "Holiday Collection" and place in the envelope collection box at either church. If you prefer to donate cash we will purchase the gift card for you. The deadline for donating is the weekend of November 28/29. As always, your generosity is greatly appreciated. God bless you!
If you are in need of assistance during the holiday season, please contact Ginger in the office at St Margaret Mary at 860-644-2411. All requests are confidential.
We are accepting gift cards instead of our traditional Turkey Feather and Thanksgiving bell collection. Please see the bulletin for details.
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Announcement regarding weekday & weekend masses and confessions
We're happy to announce that our churches are now opened on weekdays and weekends with the following mass and confession schedule
St. Margaret Mary: Mass on Mondays thru Thursdays at 8am, Saturdays at 4pm, and Sundays at 11am.
Confessions on Tuesdays at 6-7pm, and Fr. Dave will be available after the morning Mass on Mondays & Tuesdays.
St. Francis of Assisi: Mass on Sundays at 9am.
Due to state sanitizing requirements and time constraints, there will be no 7:30 am Mass at St. Francis of Assisi until further notice. There will be a limit of 100 socially distanced parishioners at St. Margaret Mary church and 66 socially distanced parishioners at St. Francis of Assisi church. The wearing of a mask is required.
Refer to the videos below for additional details and guidelines to follow if you are considering attending mass in person.
You can also click HERE for more information about returning from the Arch Diocese of Hartford.
On March 13, 2020, each and every Catholic in the Archdiocese of Hartford was dispensed from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass by Archbishop Leonard P. Blair due to the potential danger of the coronavirus pandemic. This dispensation was most recently extended on May 27, 2020, with the release of the document 'Opening Churches for Public Worship in the Archdiocese of Hartford,' which stated, “As for Sunday Mass, the dispensation from the Sunday obligation previously granted to all Catholics of the archdiocese by the Archbishop has now been extended through Sunday, September 6, 2020.” In light of continued uncertainty regarding the extent and duration of the coronavirus in the state of Connecticut and throughout the Archdiocese of Hartford, Archbishop Blair has now extended this dispensation from the Sunday obligation through Saturday, November 28, 2020, which is the last day of the current liturgical year. The Archdiocese of Hartford continues to monitor the severity of the situation surrounding the pandemic and will provide updates regarding decisions reached for the archdiocese as they are made. For more info visit- Archdiocese Website LINK here
Parish Priorities 2019 through 2021
Establish an Integrated Ministry of Youth
Create a Children's and Youth Engaged Mass and Worship Experience
Augment our Liturgical Ministries: Ushers, Readers, Servers, Eucharistic Ministries
Create a Faith Formation Steering Advisory Committee
Develop and Implement a Communications Position on the Parish Staff