St. John Bosco Parish

What's New




On June 29, 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.



The St. John Bosco Women’s Group is pleased to accept nominations for four $500 scholarship awards. To be eligible for an award, the candidates must be participating members of St. John Bosco Parish and either be a 2018 middle school graduate and attending an area Catholic high school in the Fall, or a college-bound 2018 high school graduate attending any four year college in the Fall. The scholarship award recognizes the student’s commitment of time and talent to our parish community. Interested candidates can click here to obtain an application. The application deadline is August 1st. Recipients of the scholarship awards will be announced the week of August 19, 2018.



Please click here to read a letter from the Bishops of Connecticut regarding a proposed bill that would allow for Catholic education to become more financially accessible to a diverse student population.


Beginning in Grade 1, parents enroll children yearly in parish faith formation classes leading up to Confirmation (Grade 10 or older). This summer program is for students who have completed Grade 1 or higher in school and either have never enrolled in Faith Formation before, or have missed some years and need to catch up. To see a schedule and registration form, click here. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 24.


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



Recent Parish Events

Upcoming Funerals

Arthur Borrelli - Sat, July 21 @ 11:00 AM at St. Mary

William Gorman, Fri, July 27 @ 10:00 AM at St. Mary

Josephine Sleievis - Sat, July 28 @ 11:00 AM at St. Mary

How Do I Become Catholic?

The St. John Bosco RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) has begun meeting, 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 Sr. Carolyn at 203-488-1607 or

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!