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.
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
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
- Father George M Couturier, Pastor
- Parish Council, Parish Council
- Michael Ward, Deacon
- Elizabeth V. Husmer, Director of Music, Saint Elizabeth Seton
- Joy O'Sullivan, Director of Music, Saint James Church
- Monica Piombino, Director of Faith Formation
- Beth Mulvey, Administrative Assistant Religious Education
- Carrie Silvia, Administrative Assistant
- Gisele Reyngoudt, Business Manager
- Pamela Funk, Parish Secretary
- Randy Martini, Sexton, Saint Elizabeth Seton Church
- Ray Benedetto, Sexton, Saint James Church
On Line Giving
Bible Camp Photos
Sunday September 8 !!!!!
Parish Picnic will be held on St James Campus after 11 AM Mass....
Plan on having a great time there...
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!
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
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
08/23/19 6:00 am
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 SebastiÃ¡n 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.Read More