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Welcome!

If you are new to the community, Welcome! We are grateful to the Lord for your presence with us and look forward to including you in all areas of our life together.

Please take a moment to fill out a registration card and introduce yourself to Father. Registering makes it easier for us to provide documentation such as a certificate for sponsoring a child for Baptism or Confirmation or to arrange for a wedding here. So please register.

COVID Update

Mask requirements are now set by each town.

In Storrs: masks or cloth face covers must be worn by EVERYONE, regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor public spaces, meeting spaces, private businesses, and all places of employment except when eating or drinking.

In Coventry: Masks must be worn by all who are not fully vaccinated - at Mass and also in all parish meeting rooms and offices.

The general dispensation from attendance at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation ended as of Saturday, 22 May, 2021. Obligation never applies to anyone when attending Mass would jeopardize their health. Anyone may be legitimately prevented from attending Mass, and those for whom the obligation does not apply includes:

  1. those suffering from serious pre-existing conditions that may make them more susceptible to falling ill from COVID-19;
  2. those who are ill and homebound;
  3. a caregiver in close contact with someone who:
    • has tested positive for any contagious disease, including COVID-19;
    • is in quarantine due to exposure to any contagion or residing with someone who is in quarantine

Change in Mass Times Starting 8-29-21

St. Mary Church
There will be a Tuesday night Mass at 6 pm. The 9 am day Masses will end during the week. Weekend Masses will remain the same.

St. Thomas Aquinas
There will be a daily 12:20 pm Mass, Monday-Friday. There will also be a Sunday 7 pm student Mass each Sunday and the normal weekend schedule will remain the same.

Mass Schedule

At Saint Mary Church - Masks recommended

Masks are required of ALL who are not fully vaccinated who attend Mass or meetings, and when visiting church offices

Reconciliation (Confession): Saturday, 3pm (or by appointment)

Mass: Saturday, 4:00pm & Sunday, 10:30am
Tuesday 6pm, Wednesday - Friday 9am (Summer only)

At Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapel - Masks required
Masks are required of EVERYONE -- regardless of vaccination status -- who attend Mass or meetings, and when visiting church offices

All Masses at Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapel are Air-Conditioned

Reconciliation (Confession): Sunday, 8am (or by appointment)

Mass (live & streamed): Saturday, 5:30pm, Sunday, 8:30am
(No Daily Mass in the Summer)

Announcements

Liturgy Committee

Posted on September 14, 2021 in: General News

Liturgy Committee
The Liturgy Committee will be meeting via Zoom at 7:00 p.m. on September 29,2021.

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Attention Lectors

Posted on September 14, 2021 in: General News

Attention Lectors
If you would like a Lector’s guide please let Eileen Rivers at St Mary’s know (860-742-0681); She is ordering them. They will cost $12.00 each. She will have them at the Rectory at St. Mary’s. God Bless, Mary Cross

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40 Days-For-Life Campaign

Posted on September 14, 2021 in: General News

40 Days-For-Life Campaign
The Norwich 40 Days-For-Life Campaign will begin with a Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday, September 21, at 7 p.m. Bishop Michael R. Cote will be the principal celebrant and Fr. Michael Bovino will be the homilist. This year, the 40 Days for Life Campaign runs from Wednesday, Sept. 22nd through Oct. 31st. Please join-in with your fellow parishioners by praying, fasting, and...

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A Journey with Mary Through Her Seven Sorrows
If you are seeking to find hope, strength and comfort from a loss, burden or sorrow, join us for A Journey with Mary Through Her Seven Sorrows, a virtual seven-week program that will explore each of the seven sorrows of Mary’s life and the message of strength and encouragement each one contains. The program will meet online Tuesday nights from 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m. beginning September 28th throug...

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Livestream and Recordings

Mass is being livestreamed from Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapel on the UConn Campus

Saturday at 5:30pm • Sunday at 8:30am

THIS WEEK, we plan to also stream the Sunday 7pm Mass

- If you missed the live stream, you can view a recording of Mass on our video archive page. On a phone or small tablet? When the page opens, touch 'Videos' to see the videos.

Downloads 

- Download this week's bulletin

- Download the Mass parts that don't change from week-to-week (reusable)

- Weekday readings are available at the USCCB website

- Download the readings and music for this weekend, September 18 & 19

Livestream

 

 

Tips:

- If it's time for the live stream but you can't see the video, or if the wrong video is playing, you might try refreshing your page.

- If your stream keeps stopping, try changing the 'bitrate' to a lower number, 540p, 360p or 240p, by clicking the little gear that appears when the video is playing at the bottom of the video window.

2021 Annual Catholic Appeal 

ACA 2021 English version from DIOCESE OF NORWICH on Vimeo.

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