NEW! LIVE STREAMED DAILY MASS FROM ST. JOHN'S CONVENT

 

There will be daily Mass live streamed from St. John Convent at 8:30 AM. You can watch through the school's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sjsoldsaybrook

HERE ARE SOME OPTIONS TO ATTENDING IN PERSON MASS:

norwichdiocese.org/masses—for Sunday Mass and additional local churches live streaming Masses.

live.holyfamilyretreat.org


ewtn.com for the daily Mass schedule.


ortv.org—TV Mass—Hartford Archdiocese—10am


wordonfire.org—TV Mass—Bishop Barron 8:15am


catholictv.org—Live Mass from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame's campus in South Bend, Indiana. 10:00 AM every Sunday. 9:30 AM Mon-Fri.


saintpatrickscathedral.org—Live Mass from St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. 10:15 AM every day


CONFESSIONS: Confessions are by appointment only. Please call the rectory and leave a message with either Fr. Martin or Fr. Greg and they will contact you. 860-388-3787.

Sewers Needed For Face Masks


Sewers are needed to assist in the making of masks for our most vulnerable population. We know that sewers talk to other sewers so we’re hoping you can spread the word. We do have material, elastic, and patterns with pockets (which need to be followed) for both youth and adults that we can get to you for the making of the masks. If you are able to help, please contact us to make arrangements for getting supplies. Thank you in advance for helping in this most important task.

 

Rebecca Rowe Indich, 860-304-4148, rrowe03965@gmail.com, Mental Health Rep. for the Town of Westbrook

or

Elizabeth Carpenter, ecarpenter@westbrookct.us, Social Services, Westbrook

Haiti Food Collection

New! Third Article

Please check out our article on the Walk With Haiti Ministry tab.  This article lets you know how your contribution to the Haiti Food Collection helps to fund 3 separate nutrition programs.

Holy Family Retreat Center

ONLINE ZOOM MEN'S EVENING RETREAT

 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Rev. Warren Savage

In place of favorite weekend retreats, Rev. Warren J. Savage, a priest of the Diocese of Springfield, MA, will offer an online spiritual reflection.  He is currently the Director and Catholic chaplain at the Albert and Amelia Ferst Interfaith Center, Westfield State University; instructor, Permanent Diaconate Formation Program; chairperson of the Committee for the Continuing Education of Clergy. Fr. Savage is also a member of Spiritual Directors International among several other ministries.

 

Donation is $25 to register: holyfamilyretreat.org/together-we-rise

ONLINE ZOOM WOMEN'S EVENING RETREAT


Wednesday, June 10, 2020
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Presenter TBD

This program will be offered online via the Zoom platform. Information on how to access the program will be emailed to registered participants in advance.  Donation is $25 to register holyfamilyretreat.org/together-we-rise

 

For details on these other upcoming retreats, please check out the website: holyfamilyretreat.org/together-we-rise 


Morning for Mothers

Sat. June 6th, 9-11AM by great Liza on staff


Morning for Parents/Grandparents

Sat. June 13th, 9-11AM by couple


Evening for Young Adults

Thur. June 11th, 7-8:30PM by great Colin on staff

Supermarket Gift Cards -- Still Available, Concierge Style!

 

We are continuing to sell gift cards for Stop and Shop, ShopRite, and Big Y, just as we always do after Mass at St. Mark Church. You get the face value and Walk with Haiti gets a percentage donated by the store. You can order by phone or email and we’ll deliver the card(s) to you. 

 

These cards are also a great way to support the Food Pantry at St. Mark. Call Rich or Rachel at 860-767-1503 or email: rachelhiggins88@gmail.com. Or mail your check to the parish office MARKED “GIFT CARDS FOR FOOD PANTRY” and we’ll get your gift cards to the food pantry.

Food Pantry Emergency Need

Due to St. Mark being closed due to the COVID-19 virus, those faithful parishioners who donate food to the Food Pantry have been unable to drop off their donations.  The number of families needing food continues to grow and. the need is great.  Therefore, the Food Pantry will have a barrel outside of the door at the Church Hall where you can drive up and drop off food daily between 7 am – 6 pm. The need is great for the following items: Tuna Fish, Canned Corn, Soups, Cereal, Rice and Pasta. Please keep in mind “safe distancing.”  Thank you for your generous donations!

The Temporary Suspension of the Public Celebration of Mass in the Diocese of Norwich

 

NORWICH – Beginning effective immediately, Bishop Michael R. Cote has mandated that all public celebrations of Mass be temporarily suspended in all churches of the Diocese of Norwich (the Connecticut counties of Middlesex, New London, Tolland, and Windham and Fishers Island, New York), and continuing until further notice.


This decision was made in light of the recommendations of healthcare professionals and Governor Ned Lamont’s executive order requiring the closure of all restaurants, bars, gyms, and movie theaters and the prohibition of civic, social, and recreational gatherings of 50 or more people, including religious, spiritual, or worship gatherings of such size.


Priests will continue to celebrate a daily Mass with no congregation, remembering in prayer all who are affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Also, pastors are encouraged to make provision for their churches to be open during
the day so individuals can still come and pray and make an Act of Spiritual Communion with the Lord.


People can visit NorwichDiocese.org for updates as they become available.

Message From Father Greg:
Welcome to St. John in Old Saybrook and St. Mark in Westbrook! Welcome is so often said routinely, but we truly do want all visitors and new parishioners to feel comfortable and wanted in our parish. We want your voice and your heart to share with us when we praise God and thank God for the blessings we have received. We encourage you to take your place in our community and contribute your skills and your enthusiasm as we grow together in the love of God and one another.

 

Welcome to St. John & St. Mark Churches:
We extend a warm welcome to all and invite you to attend our churches. You will find our parish communities a place where your life of faith will be nourished. We invite you to come share your special gifts within the communities of St. John and St. Mark. Your prayers, your presence, and your talents are most welcome.

May God Bless all of us.

ST. JOHN CATHOLIC CHURCH

161 Main Street

Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Weekend Masses:

Saturday:  4:00 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:15 am & 11:00 am

Daily Masses:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:15 am

*If St. John School is delayed or canceled because of weather, the only Mass that day will be AT ST. MARK at 9 am

Confessions:

Saturday from 3:00-3:30 pm and by appointment

ST. MARK CATHOLIC CHURCH

222 McVeagh Road

Westbrook, CT 06498

Weekend Masses:

Saturday:  5:00 pm

Sunday: 7:45 am, 10:15 am & 7:00 pm

Daily Masses:

Tuesday & Friday at 7:15 am

*If St. John School is delayed or canceled because of weather, the only Mass that day will be AT ST. MARK at 9 am

Confessions:

Saturday from 4:00-4:30 pm and by appointment

ST. JOHN PARISH

161 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Tel: (860) 388-3787

ST. MARK PARISH

222 McVeagh Road, Westbrook, CT 06498

Tel: (860) 399-9207

Parishes of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich, CT 

 

Serving the Communities of Greater Old Saybrook, Westbrook, and

Our Sister Parish, Notre Dame de Lourdes, Port Au Prince, Haiti

 

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