Rev. Thomas Hickey


Starting Saturday, August 15th Fr. Zacharias Pushpanathan will become the Temporary Administrator of St. Mary Magdalen Parish and School and will assume all the temporal, pastoral and spiritual responsibilities. Fr. Zacharias will reside at the rectory.

I want to thank the whole staff and clergy at the parish and the staff and faculty at the school for their hard work and dedication these past few months. Thank you for helping me as temporary administrator to continue the ministry at our parish. Also I would like the thank our Parish Council. Parish Finance Committee, Trustees and School Board and School Finance Committee for their guidance.

Many thanks to Fr. George Mukuka for his commitment to celebrate Mass each weekend. Finally I would like to thank the parishioners for the continued support, presence and prayers offered during this time.

Please know you have been in my prayers. I want to congratulate Fr. Zacharias on his new position and wish him well. I will be assisting him in making a smooth transition.

May God Bless you and keep you safe in His care.
Peace and prayers
Sincerely in Christ
Fr. Anthony J. Smith

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.

In concurrence with State and Federal guidance and requirements, the Funeral Mass for Rev.Thomas W. Hickey will be held privately for his FAMILY ONLY.

We are endeavoring to make the Funeral Mass available, in its entirety, through the Archdiocese Office of Radio & TV. Refer to the Archdiocese of Hartford website.

Please continue to pray for the repose soul of our beloved Pastor, Shepherd and Friend, Fr. Tom and his family during this difficult time.

Peace and Blessings,

Roberta Hardt/
Parish Admin.

St. Mary Magdalen Parish

Oakville, CT

In keeping with the instructions we have received from the Archbishop of Hartford as well as the restrictions on large gatherings imposed by the State of Connecticut, the funeral services for Father Hickey will be private and limited to family and a few invited guests.  Please keep Father Hickey and his family in your prayers.  Thank you for your cooperation.

TV Broadcast
Due to unprecedented circumstances there will not be a live, streaming or recording of the funeral services for Father Hickey.  

It is with a very heavy, and sadden heart, that I share the news of Fr. Thomas Hickey’s death with you today. Fr. Tom passed away suddenly and unexpected on Friday morning, please find comfort in knowing that it was a peaceful death.

Mass Schedule

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

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday, 3:00-3:30 PM