FAITH FORMATION 2020-2021
Please click here to visit our Faith Formation page, with our re-opening plan and schedules!
SUNDAY DISPENSATION EXTENDED
The dispensation from the Sunday obligation has been EXTENDED through NOVEMBER 28TH 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 resumed the public celebration of weekday Mass on Monday, June 8 and weekend Mass on Saturday, July 4. Important things to note:
With any questions, please contact the Parish Office at 203-488-1607 or [email protected].
NEW SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 3/4
WELCOME FR. JOHN GANCARZ!
We welcome Fr. John Gancarz as our new Parochial Vicar at St. John Bosco Parish! To read more about Fr. John, click here.
Parking Lot Prayer
Marie Masotta - Fri, Sept 25 @ 11:00 AM at St. Therese
Thomas Raiola - Sat, Sept 26 @ 10:00 AM at St. Mary
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.