Rev. Thomas Hickey


One year ago on March 13, 2020, our pastor, Father Tom Hickey, passed into eternal life. We will mark his first anniversary next weekend, in particular in our worship at the 4:00p.m. Vigil Mass with prayers of gratitude for his pastoral service in our parish.

Please join us to pray the Rosary at 3:30 p.m.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.

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 Chapel

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

Parish Livestream

Our Parish Facebook page “Keep the Faith” will live stream Mass
from our church at 10:30 am on Sunday

Parish Livestream