Fr. Bob Slideshow
KofC Palm Cross Orders
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED TO IN-PERSON VISITORS
The Parish Office will be closed until further notice to in-person visitors and some staff will be working from home.
You can still call 203-488-1607 or email [email protected] to coordinate routine items such as Mass Cards, Mass Intentions, etc.
Please use the following means of contactless drop-off for items such as envelopes, order forms, etc. - clearly marked in an envelope:
All in-person ministry meetings and in-person Faith Formation classes are cancelled until further notice. Please contact the Faith Formation Office for remote learning information.
MASSES ARE STILL IN-PERSON, see information below!
SUNDAY DISPENSATION EXTENDED
The dispensation from the Sunday obligation has been EXTENDED through MAY 23, 2021 (Pentecost Sunday) and live-streaming will continue until the dispensation is lifted on our parish Facebook and YouTube channels. Those in high-risk categories are encouraged to continue staying home, even as people begin to return to Mass. We will continue with our temporary Mass schedule below.
Please read the Archdiocesan guidelines at https://archdioceseofhartford.org/guidelines-for-opening-churches-for-public-worship-in-the-archdiocese-of-hartford/.
At St. John Bosco Parish, we have resumed the public celebration of weekday Mass. Important things to note:
With any questions, please contact the Parish Office at 203-488-1607 or [email protected].
1st SUNDAY of LENT
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
ASH WEDNESDAY MASS
LENTEN TECH FAST
RECENT: MUSIC & WORSHIP
Fr. BOB FUNERAL MASS
David LaFogg - Fri, Feb. 26 @ 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary
Please note that funerals must abide by current health regulations -- wearing of face masks, social distancing, and 125-person limit in the church.
How to Watch Daily Mass
The television Mass is broadcast seven days a week at 10:00 AM on WCCT-TV (WB20) and WCTX-TV (MyTV9). It can also be seen Saturday and Sunday at 5:00 AM on WCCT-TV. The Mass can also be found streaming live at these times on http://www.ortv.org/streaming/streaming.htm.
St. John Bosco is introducing a new outreach program called BOSCOnnect, in an effort to keep "connected" to parishioners during these trying times of the pandemic - especially the isolated, the elderly, and those without families in the area.
If you or someone you know would like to be included in this program by receiving a weekly phone call and/or being assisted with basic needs, please email [email protected] or call 203-488-1607, ext. 10.
Sign Up for Parish Notifications
We have adopted a new way of communicating with you! You may receive an email or text message from the parish sent from our new system, Evangelus, run by the same company as our Parish App. This is not spam. We encourage you to open the message and follow the link to create a profile and select your preferred form of contact. Get emails or text messages directly to your phone during this time of social distancing, such as the link for live-streamed Mass each week. There will also be groups for you to join, just like on the Parish App. Visit eva.us/johnbosco to sign-up and let us know if you prefer to receive emails or text messages from us!
DO YOU KEEP RECEIVING A RECURRING TEXT MESSAGE?
It has just come to our attention that for those cell phone numbers who were imported into Evangelus, a recurring invitation message will continue to be sent every time we send out a message UNTIL YOU DO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: respond YES to sign up to receive messages from us, or respond STOP to "opt-out" and not receive any more messages.
Unfortunately this is a system feature and there is nothing we can do on our end to stop it, unless you tell us directly you need help and want to be taken off (or just respond STOP to the message directly). If you need assistance please contact the Parish Office at 203-488-1607 or [email protected]. We apologize for any frustration it has caused!
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.