Saint Josephine Bakhita Parish

We are 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. 

Sunday Mass
Weekend of January 23rd & 24th
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
4:00 at St. James
9:00 at St. Elizabeth Seton
11:00 at St. James
Registrations are Required!
We have a limited seating capacity &
we need a written record of attendees for contact tracing.
Click Here to register to attend mass on January 23rd & 24th
Online Reservations are open from Monday until Friday evening for the following weekend.
Music for Mass - Click Here.
Readings for Mass - Click Here.

Celebrating Mass at Home
As you gather in front of a screen at home this year to celebrate mass with our parish community, we offer a few suggestions:
  • Set up your space with candles or white lights and a prayer cloth
  • Download the music ahead of time and sing along
  • Actively participate during mass: stand, kneel, sit, respond, sing
  • Organize a "Watch Party" to pray and celebrate with others
  • Offer your greetings and Sign of Peace in the Facebook Chat

Please Read These Guidelines For Attending Mass

To view Sunday 9am or 11am Mass Online

Click here to view the Mass on Facebook...

You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch. You can click 'not now' if invited to login to Facebook. Click on "Videos." On the "Videos" page, click on the red "live" button to watch the livestream starting at 9:00 AM or 11:00 AM Sunday Mornings. If you visit the "Videos" page after the mass is over, you can click on the image of the mass to watch the recording. 


View Sunday Morning Mass and Father George's Daily Prayer below 

If you get a message "Video not available or Video interrupted"

just refresh the website page. 

Daily Prayer


Fr. George livestreams Evening Prayer Monday - Friday at 5:00pm using Facebook live which can also be viewed live above.

The recordings will also be available afterward on the Parish Facebook page at the link below.

You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch. You can click ‘not now’ when invited to join Facebook. Click on “Videos” on the left hand side of the Facebook page. On the “Videos” Page, click on the red “live” button to watch the livestream starting at 5:00pm. If you visit the “Videos” Page after short prayer time is over, you can click on the most recent image of Fr. George to watch the recording.


Please join us!!!



All members of the Saint Josephine Bakhita Parish community are invited to join in the faith activity for the month of January.  To learn more, Click Here.

Email pictures of your Cross to the Faith Formation Office at [email protected].


Extension of Dispensation from Sunday Mass Obligation

On March 13, 2020, each and every Catholic in the Archdiocese of Hartford was dispensed from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass by Archbishop Leonard P. Blair due to the potential danger of the coronavirus pandemic.  In light of continued uncertainty regarding the extent and duration of the coronavirus in the state of Connecticut and throughout the Archdiocese of Hartford, Archbishop Blair has now extended this dispensation from the Sunday obligation through February 16, 2021.

The Archdiocese of Hartford continues to monitor the severity of the situation surrounding the pandemic and will provide updates regarding decisions reached for the archdiocese as they are made.


To see Father George's Latest Newsletter, Click Here.


To receive these parish communications in your E-Mail, update your contact information, Click Here.

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

 A temporary change for the times and place for Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) is in effect....

The times will be Monday evenings at 6:00 pm at St. Elizabeth Seton Church with all the necessary precautions: masks, distancing, hand sanitizing, etc.



  • Sun, Jan 10th

  • Sun, Jan 3rd

On Line Giving

On Line Offering

To Learn More about Online Giving, Click here.

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil:
4:00 PM @ St. James

9:00 AM @ St. Elizabeth Seton
11:00 AM @ St. James

Daily Masses:
Mon & Fri: 8:30 AM @ St. Elizabeth Seton
Tues & Thurs: 8:00 AM @ St. James

The Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Mon: 6:00 PM @ St. Elizabeth Seton

Office Hours

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM Mon. - Fri.


Is God talking to you?

Pilgrimage to Poland 2022 Is On!!!!


Our Saint Josephine Bakhita Parish Pligrnage to Poland has been scheduled

for May 2-11, 2022 

We are in the process of confirming everything final with EO Tours and anticipate the details to be ready to share by about mid-January.

We will soon be scheduling an informational ZOOM meeting to brief interested folks and answer everyone's questions. 

If you would like to be notified of the time and date of the ZOOM meeting by email please    e-mail Deacon Michael at [email protected] and let him know.

Peace...and hang in hopeful...we will get there!!!

Saint Josephine Bakhita Parish

Out of the East!

Enjoy this beautiful sung piece
by members of our music ministry
as a form of prayer and meditation
during the Season of Christmas.
To watch and listen, Click Here.

Add St Josephine to your Mobile Device

Iphone Instructions




The Parish Office is open by appointment only. Phone messages will be picked up.

Saint Josephine Bakhita Adult Bible Study has gone on-line until further notice. It has been taken online consistent with the "social distancing" all are urged to observe during the current COVID-19 emergency. Members should check their email for details. If you did not receive an email from Deacon Michael please email him at [email protected]

Saint Josephine Bakhita North Campus

Saint Josephine Bakhita South Campus

Upcoming Funerals

None at this time.