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. 

Welcome !

The Parish of St. Josephine Bakhita is happy to announce the appointment of Monica Piombino as our new Director of Faith Formation beginning mid-July. She comes to us with some 30 years of experience in the Faith Formation world. Monica has been invited to explore and grow our efforts at parish unity, family catechesis and life-long learning. We ask for your help by your prayers and participation in the awesome effort to grow our parish together.

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil:
4:00 PM @ St James Church

Sunday:
7:30, 9:00 AM @ St Elizabeth Seton Church
11AM @ St James Church:

Daily: Mon & Fri: 8:30 AM @St Elizabeth Seton
Tues & Thurs: 8:00 AM in the Chapel @ St James

Holy Days:
7:00 AM @ St James Church,
[email protected] Saint Elizabeth Seton Church,
7:00PM Evening Mass @ St James Church

Sacrament of Penance @ St James Church
Saturday 3PM to 3:45 or by appointment
Office 860-529-8655 9AM-2:30

Office Hours

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

Staff

On Line Giving

Publications


  • Sun, Aug 18th

  • Sun, Aug 11th
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Bible Camp ROAR

Click on photo for a video of children Praising God....

Parish Picnic

Sunday September 8 !!!!!

Parish Picnic will be held on St James Campus after 11 AM Mass....

Plan on having a great time there...

Last Years Photos here...

 

Faith Formation

Currently enrolling students for 2019 - 2020 Faith Formation Classes

Parents of 8th Grade students attending Catholic Schools  - Your child has been receiving his/her religious education through their school until 8th grade. 

When they enter High School, they must enroll in the Confirmation Program at their parish for their continued religious education and preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation. 

If you are new to the parish you will need to complete a Parish Registration form (click here).

To register for Faith Formation classes please click here to download a copy of the registration form.

Completed forms may be mailed to:

St. Josephine Bakhita Parish

Attn: Faith Formation

767 Elm St.

Rocky Hill, CT  06067

Checks should be made payable to: St. Josephine Bakhita Parish

 

2019 Homefront Success!

  • It was a beautiful day to work outside!
  • We loved meeting Maria- our homeowner and gracious host!
  • We kicked off with coffee ... it WAS an early start!
  • Some new faces joined our team this year. So happy to ...
  • Rich and Bob gave our morning pep talk and outlined the ...
  • Father George said a beautiful prayer to start the day. (We ...
  • Coffee and catching up with friends from last year.
  • So happy to have these two back again... YOUNGER muscles!
  • And mom is too!
  • The morning coffee put smiles on a lot of faces.
  • You won't find a harder working bunch...
  • Or a happier bunch!
  • You can always spot the experienced painters!
  • Is he volunteering or just waving to someone???
  • Getting down to work... or UP as the case may be.
  • Some gorgeous bushes needed trimming.
  • They DID SAY our work was a prayer today.
  • They worked on it from all sides.
  • Great job Ladies!
  • Would you believe he threw that blue chair from there? not really...
  • It was great to have so many hands to help...
  • There was a lot to carry up that hill
  • She is having TOO MUCH FUN
  • KEEP UP!!!
  • THIS GUY... wait till you see the video... COMING SOON.
  • I don't think he was TRYING to show off... we're just jealous
  • Playing reverse Jenga (also known as packing the dumpster)
  • OF COURSE WE SORTED OUT THE METAL!
  • You can't tell here, but this driveway was a long way ...
  • Garage Doors...
  • Have we EVER done a Homefront project that DIDN'T have a ...
  • Luckily we have guys with EXPERIENCE...
  • Someone MIGHT have to make a Home Depot run... but the ...
  • And then there was the ground crew...
  • Rake, pull out invasives
  • Haul leaves, poison ivy... Smart volunteers kept themselves well covered.
  • The beds looked great when they were done. And the foundation... well...
  • It got a wonderful paint job! Keep watching for the results
  • Painting down Low, Up high
  • All around the house
  • And door work too.
  • How many different jobs do you see happening in this one shot?
  • Did you catch the tree trimmer job?
  • Keep HYDRATED! Take BREAKS!!!
  • How many gutters can YOU juggle?
  • Cleaning out the gutters...
  • Maria kept the coffee hot all morning.
  • Putting up new facing before installing the new gutters.
  • See we PROMOTE togetherness... Bob calls it building community
  • We call it FUN.
  • That is a saw he is wielding there.
  • Love this expression as he pulls down the trimmed branch. Feel ...
  • Now I debated about posting this shot... WHY?
  • Spider man, spider man... goes wherever a spider can... (did your ...
  • Cooking the hot dogs to go along with the pizza.
  • AND LUNCH MEANS...
  • EVERYONE STOPS WORKING and enjoys each others company
  • So enjoy seeing the faces of our parishoners...
  • Maria made the rounds thanking folks
  • Some of us just chilled out.
  • See anyone you know?
  • Why not join us NEXT year?
  • We promise you'll get a good night's sleep afterwards
  • And you'll make new friends
  • Young and young at heart
  • No experience necessary... we have all kinds of jobs anyone can do.
  • Like the Hospitality Crew... they served food and smiles!
  • TA DA.... the fruits of all our labors!
  • Blessings on all who gave there time and talents to our ...

Save the Date

Various activities of the Parish you should be adding to your calendar.

Sunday, September 8 - Parish Picnic

Click on 'Photos' on Main Menu above to see photos of last years Picnic(great time had by all!)..

September 14 - Rockin' for Haiti Concert

September 28-29 - Fr Johnson from Haiti will join us 

 

Saint Josephine Bakhita North Campus

Saint Josephine Bakhita South Campus

Upcoming Funerals

Caroline Irace:  Thursday August 15  1:00pm  Saint Josephine Bakhita Parish at St. James Church 

Frances Bazzano : Friday August 16  11:00am Saint Josephine Bakhita Parish at Saint Elizabeth Seton Church

Natalyia Kremski: Tuesday  August 20  11:00am  Saint Josephine Bakhita Parish at Saint Elizabeth Seton Church

 

 

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Catholic News

St. Rose of Lima

On August 23, the church celebrates the first saint of the New World, St. Rose of Lima. Isabel Flores de Oliva was born in Lima, Peru on April 30, 1586, daughter of Gaspar Flores and Maria de Oliva. She was baptized in the parish of San Sebastián in Lima by the priest, Fr. Antonio Polanco. She was confirmed in the village of Quives de Manos by the then Archbishop of Lima, St. Toribius de Mogrovejo. At a very young age, she chose to consecrate her life to God. She practiced very intense prayer and penance daily, sometimes depriving herself of food and sleep.She joined the Third Order of St. Dominic and lived in a little hut in her parents' garden, working to help support them. She was ill for the last three years of her life, and was cared for by a government official and his wife. She diedat the age of 31 on August 24, 1617, feast of St. Bartholomew, as she herself prophesied. She was canonized by Pope Clement X in 1671, and was the first saint of the Americas. Her shrine, alongside those of her friends, St. Martin de Porres and St. John Masias, is located inside the convent of St. Dominic in Lima.

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