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.
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To view Sunday 9 am 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
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JOIN FATHER GEORGE @ 5:00PM FOR 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!!!
THIS ONE FROM FAITH FORMATION
Hello Families,It’s been a long time! We have been blessed in the last month to celebrate with those of you who have received the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation. Now we are preparing to design a faith sharing experience for the Fall as we continue our journey of faith with all of you.
We are getting ready to launch registration for our 2020-21 Faith Formation program. While things will look different - at least for the first half of our year - we are excited for the chance to bring new ideas and share our faith together! There is a well-known quote that says, "Don't be afraid of change. You may lose something good, but you may gain something better." That is our hope for our program this year!
What will the program look like?
The safety of all our children and catechists is our top priority, so we will only gather when we feel it is safe to do so. We will begin our programming for the year in October with an online platform. We are working hard putting different resources and videos together to design an online learning experience that will be enhanced by simple, fun activities that our children and our families can do together to strengthen our faith. Our catechists will help us reach out to you and your children and stay in contact with you through this new online platform. When we are able to, we hope to meet in small groups (though this may not happen for the first few months). If this does happen, you will always have the option to stay with the online platform exclusively if you are more comfortable.
Your Faith Formation team, Beth, Monica, Carol, Lori and Linda
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. This dispensation was most recently extended on May 27, 2020, with the release of the document 'Opening Churches for Public Worship in the Archdiocese of Hartford,' which stated, “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.”
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 Saturday, November 28, 2020, which is the last day of the current liturgical year.
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.
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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 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church with all the necessary precautions: masks, distancing, hand sanitizing, etc.
2021 POLAND PILGRIMAGE
INFORMATIONAL MEETING TO BE RESCHEDULED
Due to the current COVID-19 Restrictions on public meetings and social distancing the informational meeting on our pilgrimage will need to be rescheduled.
Please check this space periodically for updated information.
If you would like to be notified of the rescheduled meeting by email please e-mail deacon Michael at [email protected] and let him know.
Peace...and hang in there...be strong...be hopeful.
NOTICE of CANCELLATIONS
The Parish Office is open by appointment only. Phone messages will be picked up.
Religious Education Classes are gearing up to restart soon, be sure to sign 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]
None at this time.
2021 Mass Intention Scheduling
Time to schedule your Mass intentions....
but due to Covid-19 we will be doing it differently this year.
Here’s what you need to do:
1) Call the office anytime NOW between 10:00am-2:00pm: we will make a phone appointment for you on one of the following dates:
Oct.15th or Oct. 29th
Scheduled times will be between
10:00am & 2:00pm
2) On your scheduled day and time YOU will call the office and we will put your requests in the book. Limit of 3.
3) Payment will be due within 2 weeks of your appointment to hold your dates. You can mail a check to the office or leave your payment in an envelope by using the slot in the Rectory office door.
***BEGINNING NOVEMBER 2ND YOU MAY CALL THE OFFICE MONDAY-FRIDAY
FROM 9AM - 2:30PM & SCHEDULE
YOUR MASS INTENTIONS. ***
Limit of 2
Office Phone: 860-529-8655
Thanks, Carrie & Pam