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.


Please click here to take our Parish Survey, which will only take 10 to 15 minutes of your time and will provide us with authentic and honest answers to help plan for the future of our parish! Deadline is June 23rd.




Registration for the 2019-2020 Faith Formation year is now open! Click here to see schedules and download the Registration form, or fill out the online form! With questions, please contact the Faith Formation office at 203-488-2998 or


The St. John Bosco Women's Group is happy to provide four $500 scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year! Two scholarships will be awarded to High School seniors and parishioners of SJB Parish attending a 4-year college in the Fall of 2019. Two more scholarships will be given to 8th graders attending a local Catholic High School in the Fall of 2019. Please click here to download the Scholarship Application, deadline to apply is July 1st. 


Please click here to download the registration form for the 2nd Annual St. John Bosco Parish Golf Tourney, on Tuesday, June 25 at Pine Orchard. 


Featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau
May 11-22, 2020
Contact the Parish Office for a brochure and registration form 


Recent Parish Events

Upcoming Funerals

There are no funerals currently scheduled at St. John Bosco Parish.


Mass Times

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.

Recent Scam Emails

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.

Promise to Protect

Please visit, 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.