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.

 


 

MASS TIME CHANGE STARTING SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 


FAITH FORMATION 2018-2019

Faith Formation Registration for the 2018-2019 year is now closed. Beginning in Grade 1, parents enroll children yearly in parish faith formation classes leading up to Confirmation (Grade 10). To see a schedule, click here. FINAL DEADLINE WAS NOVEMBER 1ST. Any registrations that come in after this deadline will have to wait until next year.


FIND YOUR GREATNESS EVENT NOTES

Couldn't make it to the event, or did but wish you wrote things down? Click here to download a page of notes compiled by one of our parishioners!



 ARCHBISHOP BLAIR LETTERS

Please click here to read an important letter from Archbishop Blair regarding the latest scandals to hit the Church, which was inserted into all bulletins the weekend of Aug 18/19.

Please click here to read a second letter from Archbishop Blair, regarding the current standing of the Archdiocese of Hartford and everything that has been put in place since 2002, which was inserted into all bulletins the weekend of September 29/30.

Lastly, you may click here to read the preliminary four-point plan adopted by the United States Bishops’ Conference as announced on September 19, as referenced in Archbishop's Blair second letter.


FAREWELL TO SR. CAROLYN

 

Recent Parish Events

  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary!
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary!
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary! - Fr. Keefe, Fr. Glen, ...
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary!
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary! - St. Mary School Teachers
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary!
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary!
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary!
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary!
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary!
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary!
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary!
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary! - St. John Bosco Staff
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary!
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary!
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary! - Sr. Annette's Family
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary!
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary!
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary!
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary!
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary!
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary!
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary!
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary! - ESCA Students/Children's Choir
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary! - St. Peter School, Torrington ...
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary! - Renewal of Vows at Motherhouse
  • Celebrating Sr. Annette D'Antonio's 50th Anniversary! - Golden Jubilarians at Motherhouse

Upcoming Funerals

John Cudgma - Thurs, Nov. 15 @ 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary

How Do I Become Catholic?

The St. John Bosco RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) will begin meeting on September 16th, 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!

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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!


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At facebook.com/saintjohnboscobranford, 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!