We would like to invite you to a Farewell Reception for Fr. Matt that will take place on Sunday, June 25, from 12:00 - 2:00 PM in the Parish Hall. Come join Fr. Matt for a pizza party! Pizza (including gluten-free pizza for those who need it), salad, cake, and ice cream will be served. We can't wait to see you there!
PASTORAL PLANNING UPDATE
On June 29, the three Catholic parishes of Branford (St. Mary, St. Therese, and St. Elizabeth) will be united into one parish named St. John Bosco Parish. This new, united parish will have the use of two church buildings: St. Mary Church and St. Therese Church. While St. Elizabeth Church will no longer have any regularly scheduled Masses, the parish family of St. Elizabeth will be a vital part of the new parish of St. John Bosco. We look forward to all the opportunities this merger will provide as our churches join together to form a more vibrant and prayerful Catholic community here in Branford.
If you would like to read the official Canonical Decree from Archbishop Leonard Blair regarding this merger and our new parish, please CLICK HERE.
We are excited to welcome the patronage and guidance of St. John Bosco into the Branford Catholic community. If you would like to know more about our new name and the patron saint of our new, united parish, CLICK HERE to find information about his life and service in the Church.
Recent Parish Events
Kwadwo Gyamfi - Saturday, June 24 @ 10:00 a.m.
Visits to the Sick & Homebound
At St. Mary Church, we realize that you or your loved ones might be ill or otherwise unable to attend Mass for short or extended periods of time, and when that's the case, we want offer all the support we can. Through our different ministry groups, we are happy to come pay a visit to homes, local nursing facilities, or hospitals for those who can't get out and to bring Holy Communion to those who would like to receive it.
If you or your loved ones are in need of this ministry, please call Joanne Fresco in the Parish Office at 203-488-1607. If she's not available, please leave a message on Extension 19 that includes your name and number and the name, address, and phone number of the person you'd like visited.
Find Us Online!
CLICK HERE to see all the great features of our new parish app and where to download it. A great resource for prayer and parish communication, you'll want this on your smartphone or tablet!
Head to facebook.com/stmarybranford to like our page, check out what's been happening in our parish, and learn more about all the exciting things that are coming up!