EFFECTIVE JUNE 8, 2020
On June 8, 2020 public weekday (Mon-Fri) Masses, Baptisms, Confessions, Weddings, and Funerals can all resume in the Archdiocese of Hartford with careful health precautions in place. Weekend Masses will resume on July 4/5.
At St. John Bosco Parish, we will resume the public celebration of weekday Mass on Monday, June 8 and weekend Mass on Saturday, July 4. Important things to note:
SIGN UP FOR WEEKEND MASS ATTENDANCE LOTTERY
Sign up for the Weekend Mass Lottery any time (new names can continue to be added), by using the link to the online form found above, or by contacting the Parish Office at 203-488-1607 or [email protected].
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM FR. GLEN
Dear Friends in Christ,
I announce that Archbishop Leonard P. Blair has appointed me Parochial Vicar of St. Gregory the Great Parish in Bristol, Connecticut, effective July 15, 2020. In addition, I have been assigned as Chaplain to St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol, effective July 15, 2020. My last day working at St. John Bosco Parish will be Tuesday July 14, 2020.
On June 7, 2017 I arrived in Branford to begin my work immediately following my Ordination to the Priesthood. I had no idea what was in store for me. Three years later in 2020 I sit back and and reflect on everything I have experienced, and do so with a heart full of immense gratitude. To read the full version of Fr. Glen's letter, click here.
Farewell Reception July 12
All are welcome to stop by on Sunday, July 12 from 1:00-3:30 PM at the St. Mary Hall, to thank Fr. Glen for his 3 years of service at St. John Bosco Parish and to wish him well at his new assignment at St. Gregory the Great Parish and St. Paul High School in Bristol, CT. A light lunch will be served - individually wrapped sandwiches along with a Cannoli Truck for your enjoyment! Optional seating indoors as well as outdoors (weather-permitting). All will be handled in a safe manner so please bring a mask and practice social distancing. Guidelines limit the attendance to 150 people at any given time, so please consider staggering the time you arrive. We promise a good time as we say our farewells and wish our best to Fr. Glen!
Recent Parish Events
Parking Lot Prayer
There are currently no funerals scheduled at St. John Bosco Parish.
Parish Vision Plan
We are excited to present our Parish Vision Plan, which lays out goals for the next three years to help us live our mission more fully, and the milestones we've determined are necessary to meet our goals. These are priorities of where we feel we need to improve on as a parish, based on the results of our parish survey. Please take some time to read it by clicking here, and see how your family can help us achieve these goals. For more info or with any questions, please contact Sue Allen at [email protected].
Find Us On Social Media!
Visit www.growandgo.com to see videos from the Synod!
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 or Fr. Glen, 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 https://promise.archdioceseofhartford.org/, 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.