Letter from our Pastor, Fr. Jim Sullivan
4 Aug 2020
We are now heading into week #6 of Sunday Masses and it is exciting to see people starting to come back in large numbers. At two of the masses, (8:00am and 10:00am) we have been over the 100 person limit currently allowed by the State of Connecticut. The last thing we want to do is turning people away from attending Sunday mass.
As a suggestion, perhaps you would consider attending a later mass (12:00pm or 4:00pm). These masses have consistently had less than 100 people. The priests of the Basilica also serve at St. Francis Xavier Church (625 Baldwin Street) and their 9:30am Mass has room for more.
We all hope and pray that the state limits are lifted soon.
Welcome back to all,
Fr. Sullivan and staff
Sunday Mass Schedule (effective 4-5 July 2020): 4:15pm Sat Vigil, 6:30am, 8am, 10am, 12pm and 4pm ***No reservations taken at this time***
Daily Mass Schedule: 6am (Mon-Sat) 8am (Mon-Fri) 12:10pm (Mon-Sat) 5:30pm (Wed & 1st Fri)
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.
Confessions will also resume: Mon to Fri from 6:30-7am and 11am-12pm, Sat from 6:30-7am, 11-12pm and 3-4pm; and Sun from 7:15-7:45am, 9:15-9:45am and 11:15-11:45am.
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TEMPORARY PUBLIC SCHEDULE
(up to 100 persons)
Updated 2 JULY 2020
6am & 12:10pm (Mon-Sat)
5:30pm (Wed and 1st Friday only)
4:15pm (Sat Vigil), 6:30am, 8am,
10am, 12pm & 4pm
Weekdays (Mon - Fri)
6:30 - 7am
11am - 12pm
Weekends (Sat & Sun)
Sat 11am-12pm & 3-4pm
Sun: 7:15-7:45am, 9:15-9:45am & 11:15-11:45am
Eucharistic Adoration (in the church)
Mon to Fri from 1-6pm
Sat & Sun from 1-4pm
Parish Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
For General Inquiries:
Flame of Love:
Monday at 6:00pm
Tuesday at 7:30am & 12:00pm
Wednesday at 12:05pm
Thursday at 12:05pm
daily before the 12:10pm Mass
The Children’s Rosary:
First Saturday at 3:30pm
PRAYER Line: Bob Duff at 203.573.0032
"A glorious refuge where faith, hope and charity are
awakened, replenished and shared."
Holy Hour for Vocations - Wednesday
immediately following the 12:10pm Mass
Adoration continues throughout the afternoon
concludes with Benediction
Prayer for the Canonization of Father Michael J. McGivney
God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan, you called your priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, to be an apostle of Christian family life and to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor. Through the example of his life and virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, fulfilling his commandment of charity and building up his Body which is the Church. Let the inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love so that we may continue his work of caring for the needy and the outcast. We humbly ask that you glorify your venerable servant Father Michael J. McGivney on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present (here make your request). Through Christ our Lord. Amen. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father