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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 »


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 »

Easter Wishes

Posted by Fr Thomas Griffin

On behalf of our entire parish family, we wish you the warmest wishes for a blessed and holy Easter celebration and invite you to come and celebrate the mysteries of our salvation during this holiest time of the Church’s year. You and your family will be remembered in the ... Read More »

Fr. Ted's Parish Update

Posted by robert pucel

Holy Spirit Catholic Community Serving the parishes of Saint Catherine. Preston. CT • Saints Thomas and Anne. Voluntown. CT • Saint Mary, Jewitt City, CT May 12,2017

Dear Parishioners, Thank you for your patience at Masses two weekends ago on April 29 and 30. Bright and early that Sunday ... Read More »

Third Year Anniversary

Posted by robert pucel

Holy Spirit Catholic Community Serving the parishes of Saints Thomas and Anne, Voluntown, CT • Saint Mary, Jewett City, CT • Saint Catherine, Preston, CT  July 28, 2016  Dear Parishioners,         

            It is hard to believe that we have been ... Read More »

Financial Update

Posted by robert pucel


August 24, 2014

Dear Parishioners,

         Last month, the monthly financial update presented the overall results of the fiscal year 2013-2014. Saint Mary Parish finished the year with a deficit of approximately $32,000. With this result is both good news and bad news.

         On the positive, good ... Read More »

Another Tri-Parish Update

Posted by robert pucel

August 14, 2014

Dear Parishioners,

            Here is an update regarding several things happening in our parishes.

            Saint Mary Parish Religious Education

            It is with great pleasure that I announce that we have hired a Coordinator of Religious Education and a Confirmation Coordinator for Saint Mary Parish ... Read More »