St. John Bosco Parish

What's New

 

 WELCOME TO
ST. JOHN BOSCO PARISH

 

On June 29, 2017 the three Catholic parishes of Branford (St. Mary, St. Therese, and St. Elizabeth) were united into one parish named St. John Bosco Parish. This new, united parish will have the use of two church buildings: St. Mary Church and St. Therese Church. While St. Elizabeth Church will no longer have any regularly scheduled Masses, the parish family of St. Elizabeth will be a vital part of the new parish of St. John Bosco. We look forward to all the opportunities this merger will provide as our churches join together to form a more vibrant and prayerful Catholic community here in Branford.

 We are excited to welcome the patronage and guidance of St. John Bosco into the Branford Catholic community. If you would like to know more about our new name and the patron saint of our new, united parish, CLICK HERE to find information about his life and service in the Church.


HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

PALM SUNDAY - April 13/14
Normal Weekend Mass Schedule 

HOLY THURSDAY - April 18
7:00 PM at St. Mary

GOOD FRIDAY - April 19
12:00 PM Ecumenical Service starting at St. Mary
3:00 PM at St. Therese

HOLY SATURDAY - April 20
9:00 AM Blessing of the Food at St. Mary
9:30 AM Confessions at St. Mary
10:00 AM Blessing of the Food at St. Therese
10:30 AM Confessions at St. Therese
8:00 PM Easter Vigil at St. Mary

EASTER SUNDAY - April 21
7:00 AM, 10:00 AM, & 12:00 PM at St. Mary
9:00 & 11:00 AM at St. Therese


 RECENT SCAM EMAILS & TEXT MESSAGES

Across the Archdiocese, some parishes have reported email scams which appear to come from the Pastor asking for money. At quick glance the email resembles a valid email address but in fact it is not. These email phishing scams falsely identify themselves as the pastor of the parish and may even reference his actual name. Under no circumstances do parishes or pastors ask for donations in this way and reference buying gift cards, wire transfers, or Bitcoin.

Parishioners in Branford have reported getting emails and even text messages from people appearing to be Fr. Keefe, asking for donations of gift cards. THIS IS A SCAM. If you have responded to any of these messages, consider changing your email passwords to ensure your own account safety. CLICK HERE to download a document "How to Tell if an Email is a Scam" to help you understand how to determine if an email is legitimate in any situation.


LENTEN PROGRAM

Click here to download a copy of our 2019 Lenten Program, with a detailed schedule of all of our Lenten activities!


 

 


 



UPCOMING PILGRIMAGES

IRELAND WITH FR. KEEFE & FR. GLEN
CANCELLED
Visit
http://myirishtours.com/Ireland_2019.html for an alternate option

SPLENDORS OF EASTERN EUROPE WITH MSGR. WALKER
Featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau
May 11-22, 2020
Contact the St. Therese Office for a brochure and registration form


  MASS TIME CHANGE STARTING SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 

 

 

Recent Parish Events

  • Fr. Glen's Lenten Mission
  • Fr. Glen's Lenten Mission
  • Fr. Glen's Lenten Mission
  • Fr. Glen's Lenten Mission
  • Fr. Glen's Lenten Mission
  • Fr. Glen's Lenten Mission
  • Simple Supper hosted by ESCA
  • Simple Supper hosted by ESCA
  • Simple Supper hosted by ESCA
  • Simple Supper hosted by ESCA
  • Simple Supper hosted by ESCA
  • Simple Supper hosted by ESCA
  • Stations of the Cross with ESCA students
  • Stations of the Cross with ESCA students
  • Stations of the Cross with ESCA students
  • Stations of the Cross with ESCA students

Upcoming Funerals

Donald Peck - Tues, April 23 @ 10:00 AM at St. Mary

Richard Messina - Sat, May 4 @ 10:00 AM at St. Mary

How Do I Become Catholic?

The St. John Bosco RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) meets on Sunday mornings after the 10:00 AM Mass (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM) in the St. Mary Parish Conference Room. For more information, contact the RCIA Team through the St. Mary Office at 203-488-1607, ext. 25.

Visits to the Sick & Homebound

At Saint John Bosco Parish, we realize that you or your loved ones might be ill or otherwise unable to attend Mass for short or extended periods of time, and when that's the case, we want offer all the support we can. Through our different ministry groups, we are happy to come pay a visit to homes, local nursing facilities, or hospitals for those who can't get out and to bring Holy Communion to those who would like to receive it.

If you or your loved ones are in need of this ministry, please call Joanne Fresco in the St. Mary Office at 203-488-1607. If she's not available, please leave a message on Extension 19 that includes your name and number and the name, address, and phone number of the person you'd like visited.

Promise to Protect

Please visit https://promise.archdioceseofhartford.org/, the Archdiocese of Hartford's website dedicated solely to responding to the sexual abuse crisis within the Church. Read the Archbishop's statements, watch video messages, find resources for the Office of Safe Environment and Victim Assistance and Reporting, and download prayers.

Farewell to Sr. Carolyn