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.
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An invitation for High School Singers & Musicians
A group of Saint Elizabeth Seton singers going into high school this fall 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 theSES foyer.
Francis Joseph Albano, Friday September 21st at 11:00am at Saint James Church
09/19/18 6:00 am
Emily was born in 1787 at Rodez, France.Â She was educated at Villefranche, became a teacher at the age of 18 and, realizing that many of the children of the poor were not going to school because they could not afford to, she opened a school for them and taught without charge.Â She also began to consider religious life, but after entering three or four congregations for a short time, she realized that she was not called to any of the existing orders.Â Emily devoted all of her life to teaching the poor and gathered other young women to help her cope with the rapidly growing numbers of children in her school. These women also gave all their lives to teaching the children and became the nucleus of the Religious Congregation of the Holy Family of Villefranche. Â The congregation was devoted to caring for the elderly, prisoners, and orphans, in addition to the schools for the poor. Some of the nuns were also contemplative and spent their time in prayer and adoration.Â She died of cancer at Villefranche on September 19, 1852.Â At the time of her death Saint Emily de Rodat had opened 38 charitable institutions.Â Â Saint Emily was canonized in 1950 by Pope Pius XII.Read More