CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE & LOTTERY
Christmas Day Mass Lottery Sign Up
Due to the capacity restrictions with COVID-19, you must sign up for the Christmas Day Mass Lottery by December 20th for a chance to attend in-person - click on the link above (preferred method) or call 203-488-1607, ext. 10 and leave a voicemail. A reminder that the dispensation from attending Sunday & Holy Day Masses is extended to February 16, 2021.
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED TO IN-PERSON VISITORS
The Parish Office will be closed until further notice to in-person visitors and most staff will be working from home.
You can still call 203-488-1607 and leave a voicemail 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 will be cancelled until at least the end of the year. 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 FEBRUARY 16, 2021 (the eve of Ash Wednesday) 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].
Jorge's Musical Meditations
First Communion 2020
Angela Farricielli - Wed, Dec. 2 @ 12:00 PM at St. Mary.
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.
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.