St. Mary Church | Serving the Branford Catholic community since 1855




An active and engaged parish community, St. Mary Church is proud to have over forty different ministries and programs.

Click the buttons below to learn more about parish activities within our Fellowship, Liturgical, Outreach, Spiritual, and Youth ministries.



Our Fellowship ministries strive to bring members of the parish together either to provide firsthand support to those in need or simply to have some fun and enjoy each other's company. These ministries include groups like the Knights of Columbus, the Ladies Guild, Cornerstone, Caregiver Support and Bereavement Groups, Friendly Visitors, the Senior Luncheon, and the parish Hospitality and Special Events Committees.



Our Liturgical ministries offer parishioners the opportunity to actively participate in the sacramental and liturgical life of the parish. Through making beautiful music, assisting during Mass, or bringing the Eucharist to those who cannot attend, these groups help make our liturgies reverent and prayerful experiences. These ministries include our Choirs, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors, Ushers, and Altar Servers.


Our Outreach ministries give St. Mary parishioners the chance to live out their faith in tangible, service-oriented ways. Helping others both within the parish and in the broader community, the members work diligently to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world. These ministries include the Outreach Committee, Pro-Life Committee, Environmental Stewardship Group, and the Knitting & Crochet Group. 


Our Spiritual ministries of the parish provide additional occasions for parishioners to expand their spiritual life, deepen their faith, and spend time in prayer with our Lord. These ministries include Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Spiritual Direction, Spirit & Truth, Legion of Mary groups, the Prayer Shawl Ministry, Full of Grace Gentle Yoga & Centering Prayer, and weekly Rosary groups.


Our Youth ministries provide the young men and women of the parish with opportunities to live out their faith in an active and enjoyable way. Through a mixture of prayer, work, and fun, they try to engage the young members of our church who are beginning their faith journey. These ministries include the Children's Choir, Altar Servers, Challenge, Cub Scouts, K4J Vacation Bible School, Columbian Squires, LifeTeen, and the Social Action Group.