NEW! URGENT UPDATED NOTICE – 07June2020
Opening Churches for Public Worship
In the Archdiocese of Hartford
Updated: May 26, 2020
As of Monday, June 8, 2020, parishes of the Archdiocese of Hartford can reopen for the public celebration of weekday Masses only, provided that no more than a total of fifty (50) socially distanced persons are present at a given Mass in keeping with the limitation currently set by the civil authorities, and provided that a parish is in compliance with the directives in this document. Pastors may consider the possibility of more than one Mass a day (for example, a second Mass in the evening) if circumstances warrant it and all the requirements for safe opening are followed.
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 Sunday, September 6, 2020. This will remain in effect even when the public celebration of Sunday Mass resumes, hopefully in the very near future.
While many churches can accommodate a congregation of 50 socially distanced people, those churches that cannot will have to limit participation accordingly. If a parish has more than one church, serious consideration should be given to start by only opening one church, so that the parish can concentrate on having Mass safely in that one place.
Current live streaming and videos of Mass (weekday and Sunday) should continue so that those who cannot attend will be able to participate and remain connected with the parish.
PLEASE NOTE that there are two documents that we are reading through and will provide more information once it is available. These documents are extensive and relate to other aspects of Church gatherings and Sacraments.
WEEKDAY MASSES (ONLY)
Weekday Masses, as scheduled, will resume this coming Monday, June 8. There are many requirements put forth by the Archdiocese of Hartford.
“There can be no more than a total of 50 socially distanced (6 feet apart) persons. There may not be sufficient room at every weekday Mass for all who wish to attend and that you may not be able to sit in your accustomed pew. You must wear a face mask and must observe all the required precautions, that is; practice social distancing upon entering and exiting the church by staying at least 6 feet from people who do not live in your household. You must wear a facemask or cloth face covering. Do not shake hands with others. Use hand sanitizers, do not congregate to socialize before or after Mass.”
Furthermore: All hymnals and missalettes have been removed and there is to be no literature left in the church. Children under two should not wear a mask and parents should make the judgment for children between the ages of two and five whether they should wear a mask. Places/pews will be marked to maintain distancing in the church.
Please follow all precautions to stay safe.
MUCH NEEDED are volunteers to help ensure that all directives are followed and
to help sanitize the church. If you can help please call the office at 203-734-0005, leave a name/phone number and someone will contact you.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO WEEKEND MASSES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
CELEBRATION OF THE MASS – Live Stream Schedule
Please join us, virtually, as we Celebrate Mass at:
Saturday, June 06, 2020 at 4:30PM – Live Streamed
Note that all Live Streamed Masses are available afterwards so you can view them at your convenience)
Also, we are recording the Mass in tandem with the Live Stream so that if anything goes wrong with the
Live Stream we can switch out the Live Stream version with the recorded version. That will be done as
soon as humanly possible.
The Masses will be live streamed on Facebook. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates.
Note that the Masses will be bilingual.
God bless you all! We continue to pray for all of you.
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Parish Mass Times
Mass Saturday: 4:30 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM
(Polish) and 5:30 PM
Monday: Novena with Mass at 7:00 PM
Tuesday: Morning Mass at 7:00 AM in
Wednesday: Novena with Mass at 7:00
PM in Polish
Thursday: Morning Mass at 7:00 AM in
Friday: Morning Mass at 7:00 AM in
Saturday: Morning Mass at 8:00 AM in
First Friday: 7:00 AM Mass in English followed by the Litany to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
7:00 PM Mass with Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Every Monday (Rosary at 6:45 PM) in English.
7:00 PM Mass with Novena to our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Every Wednesday (Rosary at 6:45 PM) in Polish.
Divine Mercy Devotions: Every third Sunday at 3:00 PM – Be sure to check the bulletin for more information.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Confession is heard before Weekday Mass and on Saturdays at 3:30 PM