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 Masses at our Churches
Weekend of November 28th & 29th
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 Sunday Mass

Guidelines For Weekend Masses: PLEASE READ


Daily Mass has resumed...Click For Guidelines



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 

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

Just refresh the website page. 

Sunday Music 

Sunday Readings


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!!!



Annual Rocky Hill Community
Thanksgiving Worship Service 

Click above for info on connecting thru zoom

Tuesday, November 24, 7PM 


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. 

We can be reached at: click link for online registration form [email protected] or call 860-529-1274.



Your Faith Formation team, Beth, Monica, Carol, Lori and Linda

Faith Pumpkin


Emergency Appeal: Basic Human Needs crisis
We wouldn’t ask now if it wasn’t an emergency. Please help in any way that you can.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities has done everything possible to help people in need. People who have lost their jobs. People who are struggling with access to food and shelter. People who are scared for their children.
Every day, the pleas keep coming in.
"It is with a humble heart that I am seeking help at a very difficult time for me. I recently lost my full time job. I am a single mom. I am rendered helpless to pay my mortgage or any of my bills."
"Current single mom with a 6 year old and a newborn out of work due to covid and behind on rental payments in risk of eviction."
"I am in need of rental assistance. I have been unemployed since the start of the COVID pandemic. I have paid my rent faithfully up until July. I am trying to find help and have applied for SNAP benefits and only am able to receive food stamps. Is there any way that you guys can help me."
"I’m really need help to pay the rent bill , my husband lost his job due the pandemic . I’m the only who are working but my salary isn’t enough for all the expenses and provide food also ... Thank you!"
"I’m scared to miss a rent payment. Please get back to me. Thank you."
Unfortunately, we are past our breaking point. Our case managers are overwhelmed, and our hearts are breaking. We just cannot keep up with the demand without additional help from our friends, partners, and supporters.
Why donate to Catholic Charities in a time of crisis?
We have been in operations for 100 years. Together, we will be here for 100 more. Individuals and families in need are reaching out to us. We want to do everything we can to honor their dignity and humanity in an hour of need.
Thank you so much.
John P. Noonan
Director of Development & Communications

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. 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 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.


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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.




  • Sun, Nov 29th

  • Sun, Nov 22nd

On Line Giving

Mass Times

All Masses have been suspended due to the Pandemic, you can view 9AM Mass live on sundays by referring to message at top of page....

Saturday Vigil:
4:00 PM @ St James Church

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

Temporarily the Sacrament of Penance will be held at St Elizabeth Seton Church
Monday 6 PM or by appointment
Office 860-529-8655 9AM-2:30

Office Hours

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


Is God talking to you?

Pilgrimage to Poland 2021



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 hopeful.





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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]



Saint Josephine Bakhita North Campus

Saint Josephine Bakhita South Campus

Upcoming Funerals

None at this time.


Mass Intentions

2021 Mass Intention Scheduling

Time to schedule your Mass intentions....

but due to Covid-19 we will be doing it differently this year.jpg
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.

Limit of 2
Office Phone: 860-529-8655
Thanks, Carrie & Pam