A Sensitive Note on Parish Finances

With the current suspension of all public Masses, you may be asking how to submit your weekly/monthly collection envelopes. We suggest you fill them out as you would normally and mail them into the Parish Office, (St. Mary Magdalen at 145 Buckingham Street, Oakville, CT 06779)


We recommend Signing up for On-Line Giving

Online Giving is a safe, secure and dependable means of income for the parish.

Thank you for your continued support.

Dispensation from Holy Day of Obligation


May 19, 2020

On March 13, 2020, each and every Catholic in the Archdiocese of Hartford was dispensed from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass by Archbishop Leonard P. Blair. With the cancellation of public Masses and liturgies announced on March 16 and currently in effect until further notice, this dispensation has remained in effect for all Sunday Masses since that time.

In addition, Archbishop Blair has now dispensed each and every Catholic in the Archdiocese of Hartford from the obligation to attend Mass on Thursday, May 21, 2020, for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, regularly a holy day of obligation.

The Archdiocese of Hartford is currently working to prepare a set of guidelines for the resuming of public Masses and liturgies at churches within the archdiocese. Once this work has been concluded and a completed set of guidelines has been prepared, the archbishop will announce when and how the resuming of public Masses and liturgies can take place.

Saint Mary Magdalen Live Stream



Dear Parishioners of St Mary Magdalen Church

We will be opening St Mary Magdalen Church for Individual prayer on Sundays following the 10:00 Mass that is streamed on line.  You will be able to come and spend some time in prayer with our Lord in the Church from 11:15 -5:00 pm.  While the church is open it is very important that social distancing regulations are observed and I encourage the wearing of a mask if other people are in the church.  The church will be cleaned each week to assure safety of all parishioners.  You may also pick up our weekly bulletin and maybe pick one up for a neighbor who cannot make it to the church. This time is reserved for individual prayer only. I hope you will have a moment to stop in and spend some time with our Lord.

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Sending Your Condolences to Fr. Tom's Family

Dear Parishioniers, and Friends,

We pray that you are giving yourselves time to grieve the passing of our Pastor,  Fr. Tom Hickey. We’ve been getting some questions regarding donations in Fr. Tom name and offering condolences. We offer this to you, to help comfort your needs to express your sympathies, until we can come together once more.

Here’s how:

If you want to share your sympathies to the Hickey Family, please send all forms of correspondences in care of:

St. Mary Magdalen Parish
145 Buckingham Street
Oakville, CT 06779

OR  By email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would like to make a memorial contribution in Father Tom’s name, you may do so making checks payable to St. Mary Magdalen Church.

The donor’s name and gift will be acknowledged to his family and also you will receive a note from the parish office.

Thank you for your continue prayers and support during this time of sorrow.

Peace and Blessings,
Roberta Hardt
Parish Admin.

Mass Schedule

Weekend Masses
Saturday Vigil, 4:00 PM;
Sunday, 8:30 & 10:30 AM
Daily Mass
Monday-Thursday; 8:00 AM Rectory Chapel

Sacrament of Reconciliation