Messages From Fr. Anthony Smith

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April 21, 2020

I am Fr Anthony Smith, the pastor of St John the Evangelist Church, and I have been asked to be the temporary administrator of St Mary Magdalen Church in the wake of Fr Hickey’s passing. I am humbled to be asked to assist St Mary Magdalen in these very challenging times.  I look forward to meeting with you in the near future.

This is the time of year when flowers and shrubs are manifesting their beautiful blooms. The beauty reminds us that its First Communion time in the Church. Normally it is a time when excitement builds for our children as they prepare to receive Holy Communion for the very first time.  Unfortunately we are living in a very challenging and uncertain time. As you know, with the current shutdown of all public events, our scheduled First Holy Communion Mass has been postponed.  The uncertainty of this pandemic does not allow us to set a definitive date for this Mass at this time.  I am hoping and praying that we will soon see the end of this health crisis and begin to gather as a faith community once again.  We will need to wait for directives from the Archdiocese before any scheduling of Masses can take place.  When we get word that we can celebrate public Mass we will begin planning for our First Communion Mass.  We will keep you posted when any further information becomes available.

Until then please be assured of my prayers for you and your family as we persevere through this very challenging time.  If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me or our staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (860) 274-1955.

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr Anthony J. Smith

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
Suspended