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 March 13th & 14th
Fourth Sunday of Lent
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.
Guidelines for attending mass in person, Click Here.
Click Here to register to attend mass on March 13th and 14th.
**Online Reservations are open from Monday until Friday evening for the following weekend.**
Music for Mass - Click Here.
Readings for Mass - Click Here.

Stations of the Cross for Children, Families & Everyone
The Stations of the Cross is a special devotional prayer that helps us recall the tremendous love of Jesus Christ as He suffered and died on the cross for our salvation.

Celebrating Mass at Home
As you gather at home to celebrate mass virtually 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

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. 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, click on the image of the mass to watch the recording. 


View Sunday Morning Mass 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 5:00 PM on the Parish Facebook Page and above on this webpage.  The recordings will also be available afterward on the Parish Facebook Page.

Click Here to View Evening Prayer on Facebook

All members of the Saint Josephine Bakhita Parish community are invited to join in the faith activity for the month of March called "Lent In A Bag." 

To learn more, Click Here.

Email pictures of your Lent Prayer Table and decorated "Lent In A Bag" 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 May 23, 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 Read Father George's Latest Newsletter, Click Here.


To Receive Our Parish eNewsletter By E-Mail, 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, Mar 7th

  • Sun, Feb 28th

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

Slow Down

Slow down for a few moments and enjoy this sung meditation prepared by members of our music ministry, Gil Andrada and David Wurzer, accompanied by Elizabeth V. Husmer. In offering it we fondly remember Fr. Ed McLean.
Copyright permission granted by the composer, Chuck Gerard.

To watch and listen, Click Here.

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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.