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




Young people, do not be afraid to be holy!

- Pope Saint John Paul II -



At St. Mary Church, we are dedicated to supporting the involvement of young men and women in the life and activity of our parish. We recognize the importance of everyone's gifts and to provide chances for all those gifts and blessings to shine through. Therefore, we excitedly promote a number of different opportunities for kids, teenagers, and young adults, doing our best to help them develop their relationship with God and live out their faith life in real and active ways. We’re happy to offer a variety of helpful resources and great activities in addition to providing opportunities in education and ministry to all those interested.


Resources & Activities

As an active part of the Catholic Chat with Father Matt video series, the young men and women of the parish are invited to ask questions about life, faith, and the Church in an attempt to find some helpful answers and strengthen their relationship with God. You can click here to ask Fr. Matt a question or watch the latest video.



Led by young adults from our church, the Y.A.H.W.E.H. Service Team was formed to provide service opportunities for high school members of the parish, offering them firsthand experience in living out and deepening their faith. To learn more about the Team and its latest project, click here.

Ministry & Education

Our Youth Ministry program provides the young men and women of the church with opportunities to participate in the life and activity of the parish through a mixture of prayer, work, and fun. You can click here for more information on getting involved in these ministries. 

The Religious Education program at St. Mary Church strives to provide our children and the young men and women of our parish with the opportunity to grow in their faith and begin the process of building a lifelong relationship with our Lord. For more information on Religious Education classes for students in Grades 1-8 or those preparing for Confirmation, please click here.

You can also find information about St. Mary School by clicking here.