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Forty Years of Priestly Service

You have traveled half-way around the world from your native country of India, one of the world’s most populous countries, to serve us here in our tiny neighborhood of Oakville, Connecticut.  What an adventure!

Although you have been with us for only five months, we have benefited from your deep faith and compassionate spirit.  Thank you for leading us in worship, deepening our understanding of the Word of God, and walking with us through this stressful time of the pandemic.  Thank you for being our parish priest!

Ad Multos Annos!

The disturbing violence on the Capitol steps and under the Rotunda, that ensued a protest rally, must not determine our destiny or define our character as a free country that is governed by just laws and the rule of order. The world looks to our country as the model of civility when it comes to transfer of governance. Our founding fathers gave us the gift of the Constitution that has always facilitated this peaceful transfer. We must protect the integrity of our democracy that allows for dissent and differing opinions expressed by persuasive words and debate, not by violence. In the end the rule of just laws must determine our civil destiny. In this time of strife we must appeal to God for His wisdom and to seek His Will. We seek the intercession of the patron saint of our country, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, to pray for our common cause and help us see the Will of God even through the murky waters of turbulence. Let us pray for justice and peace for all.

December 14, 2020

Dear Faith Formation Families
I am excited to announce that we have a new Faith Formation Coordinator at St Mary Magdalen Parish. Gintare Lopez joined us last week. Gintare resides in Cheshire and comes to us via New York and Lithuania. Gintare has experience in both missionary work internationally and in youth ministry in New York.

In the next few weeks Gintare will be familiarizing herself with our faith formation program and developing creative ways to stay in contact with our students while we are in a remote status. When schools open up again we hope to bring our faith formation students back to in–person classes. In the meantime Gintare will be reaching out to families to follow up on progress made with the home-based program.

Gintare will be working closely with our catechists, our faith formation secretary, Johanna Dubauskas, and our parish staff and clergy. Please join me in welcoming Gintare to our parish. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
I pray you are having a safe and peaceful Advent.

Sincerely in Christ
Fr Anthony J. Smith
Administrator

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Watertown/Oakville we will be suspending all in-person Faith Formation/ Religious Education classes through December.

We will continue to monitor the home program.  

 

While Sunday Masses have resumed, the dispensation from the Sunday obligation previously granted to all Catholics of the Archdiocese by the Archbishop will continue to extend through Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The elderly, the sick, and those who care for anyone who is vulnerable remain encouraged not to attend at this time.

Please attend only if you feel it is safe and if you do not display symptoms of COVID-19.

You may still submit your weekly/monthly collection envelopes, mail them into the Parish Office, (St. Mary Magdalen at 145 Buckingham Street, Oakville, CT 06779)

OR

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.

During this time of social separation, we are making every effort to communicate the most current updates and we will continue to do so, we will use the parish website, the parish app. and the weekly bulletin to do so.

****Please download the Parish App this is the easiest way to get the most up to date information.

 Parish Appmyparishapp.com or text the phone number 88202 to get updates

St. Mary Magdalen Parish Office Number: 860-274-9273

Parish Website Address: www.stmmagdalen-oakville.org

Face book Private GroupKeep the Faith, Group Admin., Jacqueline Cote

For our weekly Live Stream Mass

For all Archdiocesan communications related to the novel corona virus, see https://archdioceseofhartford.org/coronavirus/.

“Stay Safe, Stay Home” Policy 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Temporary Administrator: Fr. Anthony Smith, contact number: 860-274-8836 

St. John the Evangelist Church, Watertown

We hope this helps to assure you; we are here for you, the presence of illness in any form, has always been a time to turn to our faith and seek to deepen our trust in our Lord. By the graces of God we will get through this, together, continue to Pray and Stay Home, Stay Safe,

Stay St. Mary Magdalen Strong!

Peace & Blessings,

Roberta Hardt, Parish Administrator

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

Parish Livestream

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

Parish Livestream