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.


 LIGHT THE ADVENT WREATH AT MASS

Would your family like to light the Advent Wreath at Mass? Click here to sign up online, or sign up in the St. Mary or St. Therese sacristies after Mass.


BEST ADVENT EVER


Get ready for Advent by signing up for the Best Advent Ever emails through Dynamic Catholic! BestAdventEver.com/Christmas18


ESCA TREE & WREATH SALE

Located at 300 E Main St, Branford

Saturdays 9:00AM-7:00PM

Sundays 10:00AM-6:00PM
Mon-Fri 5:00PM-8:00PM

The inaugural ESCA Tree & Wreath Sale (a former tradition at St. Mary School) is upon us. It will run from Saturday, November 24th until we are sold out, located behind L&L Electronics (across from Branford Ford on Rt. 1). This is the school’s second largest fundraiser; your support is greatly appreciated!

With questions, contact Kyle Habiniak at 203-623-2438. You may place an order any time by emailing escatreesale@esca.eduk12.net.  


CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

Sunday, December 16
3:00 PM - Festival of Carols at St. Therese

Confessions - Saturday, December 22
12:00-1:00 PM - St. Mary
3:00-3:30 PM - St. Therese
4:00-4:30 PM - St. Mary

Christmas Eve - December 24
3:00 PM - St. Therese (St. Therese Choir)
4:00 PM - St. Mary (Children's Choir)
4:30 PM - St. Therese (with Children's Pageant)
9:15 PM - Concert of Carols (St. Mary Quartet)
10:00 PM - St. Mary (St. Mary Quartet + Adult Choir)

Christmas Day - December 25
9:00 AM - St. Therese
10:00 AM - St. Mary (Adult Choir)



APPALACHIA TRIP 2019

St. John Bosco Parish is planning another mission trip to Appalachia for our high school youth on June 22-29, 2019. Please click here to find our more information. Registration forms and deposits are due by December 30, 2018.  


IMPORTANT LETTER FROM ESCA

Please click here to download an important letter from East Shoreline Catholic Academy, in regards to the "OLM Prep" School in Madison, which was inserted into bulletins the weekend of Nov 24/25.

 MASS TIME CHANGE STARTING SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 

 

 

Recent Parish Events

  • 1st Class Relic of St. John Bosco on All Saints Day
  • 1st Class Relic of St. John Bosco on All Saints Day
  • Fr. Glen celebrating All Souls Mass in the St. Agnes Cemetery Mausoleum
  • Fr. Glen celebrating All Souls Mass in the St. Agnes Cemetery Mausoleum
  • All Souls Mass of Remembrance for those passed away this year
  • All Souls Mass of Remembrance for those passed away this year
  • All Souls Mass of Remembrance for those passed away this year
  • All Souls Mass of Remembrance for those passed away this year
  • All Souls Mass of Remembrance for those passed away this year

Upcoming Funerals

Dorothy Czaplicki - Mon, Dec 10 @ 11:00 AM at St. Mary

Joseph Torcellini - Thurs, Dec. 13 @ 11:00 AM at St. Mary

Frank Grandel - Sat, Jan 5 @ 10:00 AM at St. Therese

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.

Important Letters from Archbishop Blair

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 August 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 into 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 Blair's second letter.

Farewell to Sr. Carolyn