St. John Bosco Parish

What's New




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.




Faith Formation Registration for the 2018-2019 year is now open! Beginning in Grade 1, parents enroll children yearly in parish faith formation classes leading up to Confirmation (Grade 10). To see a schedule and registration form, click here. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 15TH.




Click on the poster below to find out more information, watch a video, and purchase tickets!



Recent Parish Events

  • Sr. Carolyn's Farewell Reception
  • Sr. Carolyn's Farewell Reception
  • Sr. Carolyn's Farewell Reception
  • Sr. Carolyn's Farewell Reception
  • Sr. Carolyn's Farewell Reception
  • Sr. Carolyn's Farewell Reception
  • Sr. Carolyn's Farewell Reception
  • Sr. Carolyn's Farewell Reception
  • Sr. Carolyn's Farewell Reception

Upcoming Funerals

Joseph A. Pagliaro - Fri, Aug 17 @ 11:00 AM at St. Mary

Bernice Arbegast - Sat, Aug 18 @ 11:00 AM at St. Mary

Angela Graves - Mon, Aug 20 @ 11:00 AM at St. Mary

How Do I Become Catholic?

The St. John Bosco RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) will begin meeting in September, they meet 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. 20.

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.

Find Us Online!


CLICK HERE to see all the great features of our new parish app and where to download it. A great resource for prayer and parish communication, you'll want this on your smartphone or tablet!


At, you can like our page, check out what's been happening in our parish, and learn more about all the exciting things that are coming up!