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Stations of the Cross

Posted by Fr Thomas Griffin

Stations have been cancelled Friday February 19th at St, Mary's

Barring weather cancellations Stations of the Cross this year will be held Fridays on a rotating basis through the three churches under the following schedule:

Feb. 19 - St. Mary at 6:30

Feb. 26 - Ss. Thomas & Anne ... Read More »

Ash Wednesday Schedule and Procedure Changes

Posted by Fr Thomas Griffin

February 17, 2021: Ash Wednesday Schedule and Information –

Services schedule:       8:00AM St. Mary - Jewett City

                                8:00AM Ss. Thomas & Anne – Voluntown

                                3:30PM St. Catherine – Preston

                                5:30PM St. Mary – Jewett City

                                7:00PM St. Catherine – Preston

                                7:00PM Ss. Thomas & ... Read More »


Posted by Fr Thomas Griffin

EMAIL HAS BEEN HACKED   It appears that Father Ted's email has been hacked. You may receive an email supposedly from Father Ted asking you to purchase a gift card. Please DO NOT respond. This is NOT from Father Ted but goes to a different address. If you have ... Read More »

October/November Changes to St. Mary Mass Times

Posted by Fr Thomas Griffin

Effective Thursday October 15th the 7:00 PM Mass at St. Mary's will be discontinued and we will go back to an 8:00 AM Mass at St. Mary's on Thursday mornings.

Also as a reminder on Monday November 2nd Monday's 8:00 AM Mass will be moved from Ss. Thomas & ... Read More »

Date for Resumption of Sunday Masses

Posted by Fr Thomas Griffin

Dear Parishioners,

            In follow-up to my letter of June 1, 2020, it is with great pleasure that I announce that Bishop Cote has stated Sunday Masses will resume on the weekend of July 4-5, 2020.

The Bishop also stated COVID safety and social distancing protocols must continue to be followed.  Thus, wearing masks ... Read More »

Weekly Mass Update - Q&A

Posted by Fr Thomas Griffin

Dear Parishioners,   There have been a few questions regarding weekday Masses that have come up:

  Q: If I do not sign-up or make a reservation and there is space available, will I be turned away if I show up for Mass?    A:  If you do not ... Read More »

Weekday Masses to Resume with new Temporary Schedule

Posted by Fr Thomas Griffin

Bishop Cote has given permission for weekday Masses to resume on Monday, June 8, 2020. Sunday Masses will continue to be suspended until further notice.

When you come again to Church, some things will be different and some things will be the same. The purpose of this letter is ... Read More »

Resumption of Daily Masses

Posted by Fr Thomas Griffin

The Diocese of Norwich has notified us that the celebration Masses will be allowed to resume on Monday June 8th. This only applies to DAILY Mass, there will continue to be no Sunday Masses celebrated at this time.  More information will be forthcoming from about Mass times and any restrictions.

Below is a link to a short video from the Diocese laying out some of the changes we will see when we come together again. When we return to ... Read More »

No date for resuming public Masses

Posted by Fr Thomas Griffin

There has been much talk and press coverage about the resumption of Church services. We currently have no official date as to when we will be able to resume celebrating public Masses at our three parishes. We do know that there will be some possible restrictions for our mutual ... Read More »

May 20 Church/Pandemic Update

Posted by Fr Thomas Griffin

Father Ted’s Update

The reading from the Book of the Acts of the Apostles for this coming Sunday takes place between the Ascension of Jesus and the day of Pentecost.  With the events of Ascension and Pentecost as a kind of pair of bookends, we find the Apostles gathered ... Read More »