Weekday Mass Schedule

Monday 8:00am at St. Jerome
Tuesday 8:00am at St. Maurice
Wednesday 8:00am and 5:30pm at St. Jerome
Thursday 8:00am at St. Maurice
Friday 12:10pm at St. Jerome

Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday 4:00pm at St. Jerome, 6:00pm at St. Maurice
Sunday 9:00am at St. Maurice, 11:00am at St. Jerome

Only the Saturday Mass at 6:00pm will be live streamed on YouTube. Please join us from your computer or mobile device!

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Further Extension of Dispensation from Sunday Mass Obligation

As was announced by Governor Lamont, the State of Connecticut, on Friday, November 6, 2020, will revert back to more rigorous restrictions, implementing "Phase 2.1", to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Attendance at Mass for all churches in the Archdiocese of Hartford will be restricted to 50% of capacity or 100 persons, whichever is less. 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 Tuesday, February 16, 2021. This will remain in effect even though the public celebration of Sunday Mass has resumed. Guidelines for opening of churches throughout the Archdiocese of Hartford can be found here.

Pastor's Letter

Happy Thanksgiving!

11-26-2020Fr. John Granato

My Dear Friends,

This Thursday is Thanksgiving. We will have Mass at 9 am that day at St. Maurice Church. It is only fitting that we begin that secular holiday for our country with a religious celebration, for the word Eucharist itself means thanksgiving. The prayers at Mass that day are especially fitting. The opening prayer says, “Father all-powerful, your gifts of love are countless and your goods infinite; as we come before you on Thanksgiving Day with gratitude for your kindness, open our hearts to have concern for every man, woman, and child, so that we may share your gifts of loving service.” The offertory prayer says, “God our Father, from whose hand we have received generous gifts so that we might learn to share your blessings in gratitude, accept these gifts of bread and wine, and let the perfect sacrifice of Jesus draw us closer to all our brothers and sisters in the human family.” And post communion prayer says, “In this celebration, O Lord our God, you have shown us the depths of your love for all your children; help us, we pray, to reach out in love to all your people, so that we may share with them the good things of time and eternity.”

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Upcoming Events

2021 Mass Intention Book Opening

This year, due to COVID-19, our Mass Book opening will not be handled in the same manner as in previous years. To limit in person contact, we ask that you CALL the office and not come into the building unless absolutely necessary. If you do come into the office, a mask is required. You may arrange Masses during office hours by calling 860-224-2411.

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2021 Missals *FINAL WEEK

A 2021 Missal will be provided to each parishioner, again, making it your own personal copy for the entire year. To assist in offsetting the cost of this beautiful book, we are asking for a suggested donation of $5 for each book.

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Bingo

Due to the pandemic, our Bingo has been suspended until further notice. We will resume as soon as it is safe to do so.

Christmas Giving Trees

The Giving Trees will be set up the weekend of Nov 28/29. Take a tag and return the unwrapped gift with the tag attached by Sun, Dec 13.

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The Spirit of the Franciscan Christmas Fair

Add Sat, Nov 21 - Sun, Dec 20

This year, because of the pandemic, the Franciscan Christmas Fair, benefiting the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, will be online. We invite you to join them for The Spirit of the Franciscan Christmas Fair Sat, Nov 21 - Sun, Dec 20.

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Fatima, Our Lady of the Rosary

The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano

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Revoir Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial assistance to St. Katharine Drexel students.

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