The date for the Silver Rose Mass has changed to Tuesday, September 29. The Knights of Columbus will bring the Silver Rose to the 8AM Mass at St. Margaret Mary Church. The Silver Rose program commemorates the visions of Our Lady of Guadalupe in 1531 and appeals to Our Lady to strengthen commitment to the sanctity of human life. Please join the Knights at the 8AM Mass on September 29 in support of this program.
Blessing of the Animals will take place at St. Margaret Mary Church near the lower parking lot on St. Francis Day, Sunday, October 4th at 12:30PM. Bring your pets to meet Father Dave!
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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