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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 »

Food Pantry needs Egg cartons

Posted by Fr Thomas Griffin

Saint Mary Food Pantry needs egg cartons.    We have received a donation of over 100 dozen eggs, but they are in flats.  So we need to repackage them into egg cartons holding a dozen each.  If you have any empty egg cartons that you are able to donate, ... Read More »

Live Streaming Masses

Posted by Fr Thomas Griffin

Live Streaming Masses for Holy Week and Ongoing           Choices for live streamed Masses as well as recorded Masses can be found linked to the Diocese webpage on the 'Website Links' page of our website. The options include the Holy Week Mass schedule.

March 31 Update

Posted by Fr Thomas Griffin

March 31 Update

Dear Parishioners,

 Never in my life did I ever think that we would not be able to celebrate Holy Week or Easter Masses and services, yet here we are.  In so many ways it seems surreal, yet it is very real.

            With the extension of ... Read More »

Food Pantry Demand Increasing, Needs Up Sharply

Posted by Fr Thomas Griffin

Dear Parishioners,  As we have been hearing, food pantries and soup kitchens have been seeing an increase in the number of people they are serving.  Here is one concrete example of what is happening locally.   This past Tuesday Saint Mary Food Pantry distributed food to 166 households.  On average ... Read More »

Virus response update March 28

Posted by Fr Thomas Griffin

Dear Parishioners,  I am writing to keep you updated as to what is going on in our parishes and faith community during this time.  This is the first time that we are sending an email to all parishioners who have given an email address to us as part of ... Read More »

The Temporary Suspension of the Public Celebration of Mass in the Diocese of Norwich

Posted by Fr Thomas Griffin

We received this notification the afternoon of Tuesday March 17th. As you will see, all public Masses have been suspended until further notice. We encourage you to make use of live Masses on TV or any electronic media while the suspension is in effect. Please pray for a speedy ... Read More »

MASSES DURING CORONA VIRUS (3/14/20)

Posted by Fr Thomas Griffin

Please note that as of today, March 14, 2020, Masses ARE NOT being cancelled at this time; all Masses will be celebrated according to our normal schedule both on the weekends and during the week.  However, if you are ill or experiencing any symptoms of illness Bishop Cote has ... Read More »

2020 Easter Triduum Scheule

Posted by Fr Thomas Griffin

Services for the Easter Triduum Thursday April 9th through Easter Sunday April 12th  for St. Mary Church, Jewett City; St. Catherine Church, Preston; and Ss. Thomas & Anne, Voluntown will be: Holy Thursday, April 9th 9:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer @ St. Catherine Church   7:00 p.m. - Mass ... Read More »