Saint Josephine Bakhita Parish is a Christ centered, Roman Catholic faith community in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.
We are committed to being a welcoming, inclusive and hospitable parish celebrating vibrant Eucharistic liturgies for all ages.
We value an unwavering commitment to social justice and a compassionate outreach to all.
We also laud an innovative, lifelong and inter generational faith formation approach, embracing technology in the service of our ministries.
An invitation for High School Singers & Musicians
A group of Saint Elizabeth Seton singers going in high school are interested in establishing a choir for high school men and women to sing at occasional masses. Only one Thursday rehearsal before a scheduled mass would be necessary. Instrumentalists are welcome as well. If interested, speak to Elizabeth Husmer, Director of Music at Saint Elizabeth's or sign up in the SES foyer.
Al Barrieau, Friday, January 18th at 10:00am, Saint Elizabeth Seton Church
01/16/19 5:00 am
Nothing of Marcellus' life beforeÂ his papacy has survived the centuries. He became Pope at the end of the persecutions of Diocletian in aoundÂ 308-309. The persecutions had disrupted the Church so much that there had been a gap of over a year with no Pope. Once he was elected, he faced several challenges, including reconsituting the clergy, which had been decimated and whose remnant had practiced their vocation only covertly and with the expectation of martyrdom. He worked hard to recover and welcome back all who had denied the faith in order to keep from being murdered.When a group of the apostacized, known as the Lapsi, refused to do penance, Marcellus refused to allow their return to the Church. The Lapsi hadÂ a bit ofÂ political pull, and some members caused such civil disruption that emperor Maxentius exiled the Pope in order to settle the matter. Legend says that Marcellus was forced to work as a stable slave as punishment, but this appears to be fiction, however we do know that he died of the terrible conditions he suffered in exile, and is considered a martyr because of that.He was initially buried in the cemetery of Saint Priscilla in Rome, butÂ his relics were later transferred to beneath the altar of San Marcello al Corso Church in Rome where they remain today.Read More