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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AS INFORMATION IS CHANGING DAILY, PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES AND NEW INFORMATION.
 

LIVE STREAM MASSES FROM THE DIOCESE OF NORWICH
All Masses can be found on www.norwichdiocese.org/masses and are closed to the public.

The Mass of Chrism with the Blessing of the Oils will be held as scheduled on Tuesday, April 7 at 10:30 am at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick.


Bishop Cote will preside at the following celebrations which will likewise be live-streamed from the Cathedral through the Diocesan website, as noted above:


Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord – 9 am
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7 pm
Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion – 3 pm
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night – 8 pm 

Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord – 9 am

St. Mark & St. John Holy Week and Easter Schedule

 

It is with great sadness that we must announce that due to the COVID-19 virus, All Public celebrations of Mass for Holy Week and Easter have been suspended.  While there are no public Masses, please know that Masses are being said privately in church daily and your intentions are being remembered.

 

On Palm Sunday, there will be BLESSED PALMS outside both churches which you may stop by and pick up.

 

During HOLY WEEK both St. Mark & St. John Churches will be open from 9 am – 6 pm for anyone wishing to stop by for SILENT prayer.  Please respect the “Social Distancing” rule and we ask that no more than 10 people are in the church at one time.  

NEW UPDATE

CONFESSIONS: Please note that confessions will be available at St. Mark Church in the Fr. Filip room Monday - Saturday - April 6 – 11 (Holy Week) From 10 am – 12 noon and 5 – 6 pm. Please continue to follow the Safe Distancing rules as well as “Silent Prayer” while in the church.
 
Check out the on-line bulletin for other Mass options and helpful information. 
Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers as we go through this difficult time. 
 
Blessings, Fr. Greg & Fr. Martin

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.


Further information regarding other sacramental and liturgical celebrations, Holy Week and Easter, and all celebrations beyond that date will be forthcoming. 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

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

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