The weekend mass schedule is:

 Saturday – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday – 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 


Our 4:00 pm Saturday sabbath mass will be live-streamed and available on our Facebook and YouTube pages beginning at 4:00pm. It will be posted here on our home page usually by 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening and available on all three throughout the weekend.The readings for this week’s mass can be found by clicking on this link.



Third Sunday of Easter 

April 14,2024


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Pastor's Message

  • Dear Friends,

    At our March Parish Council meeting we discussed several notes we received from the parish suggestion box. The message was a challenge to bring a sense of personal prayer to our parish. The Staff has developed a two-page prayer booklet of traditional Catholic Prayers. You will find them in the pew book racks. Copies will also be available at the exits this weekend.


    Msgr. Ryan

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Mass Times & Reconciliation


Saturday – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday  Masses are at 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

We invite parishioners to present the Offertory Gifts! Our 4:00 p.m. Saturday sabbath mass will be live-streamed. The mass will continue to be available on our Facebook and YouTube pages beginning at 4:00pm on Saturday and throughout the weekend! It will be available usually by 6:00 p.m on Saturday on the homepage of our website.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 9:00 a.m.


Masses will be at 5:30 pm on the Vigil of the Holy Day and Masses on the Holy Day at 9:00 am and Noon.


Wednesday mornings, Deacon John Piatak will hold a prayer service at 9:30 a.m. to begin Eucharistic Adoration. Please come and join us for prayer and adoration weekly from 9:30 a.m.-Noon.


  Join us weekday mornings at 8:30am to pray the rosary of the Blessed Mother.


Saturday 1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.


Church is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Handicapped Parking

The four spaces directly in front of the Church on Second Hill Lane are handicapped parking spaces. These spaces are for our parishioners who have a handicap parking sticker.

Wheelchair Seating

We invite you to be seated in the front area of the church. You and your family can be seated. Communion will be brought to you at the beginning of Communion time

Why be a Member of the Parish? Not a registered member of OLG! Many parishioners seek Mass cards, sacramental certificates, and/or sponsor certificates. We invite you to become a parishioner filling out the Become A Parishioner form found in the bulletin and emailed as attachment to dropped in the Drop Box by the rectory or by using the on-line registration link. If you prefer NOT to register online call the Parish Office at 203-377-0928 x 113.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Are you or do you know someone who is looking for personal growth in their Catholic Faith?

If you are an adult who has never been baptized

If you are an adult who has been baptized in a non-Catholic community

If you are an adult who has been baptized in the Catholic Church but never received Eucharist or Confirmation

If you are an adult interested in finding out more about the Catholic Faith, RCIA may be for you. For further information or questions you may call Linda Skowronski at 203-375-8992

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Why be a Member of the Parish?

Not a registered member of OLG! Many parishioners seek Mass cards, sacramental certificates, and/or sponsor certificates. We invite you to become a parishioner filling out the Become A Parishioner form found in the bulletin and emailed as attachment to dropped in the Drop Box by the rectory or by using the on-line registration link. If you prefer NOT to register online call the Parish Office at 203-377-0928 x 113. 


2024 Mass Book

Mass book 2024 

The 2024 Mass book is open. Please note the following changes when scheduling your masses for 2024:

  • Mass for Parishioners will be scheduled for weekdays during 2024.
  • You may only schedule 5 weekend masses for 2024
  • Masses with Collective Intentions will be scheduled for the first Saturday of the month beginning July
    6th, 2024. The parish Council will develop the implementation of the Collective Intention Mass in our parish.

Please consider having a Sanctuary Lamp lit for your intentions. The stipend is $10.00 per Lamp. Mass cards can be picked up in the Parish Office during office hours. Parish Memorial Books – When you wish to remember a special someone, remember that Our Lady of Grace Parish has a Memorial Program. The purpose of the Memorial Program is to provide the funding of small projects within the parish. For example, vestments, ritual books, and other liturgical needs. This is a wonderful way to acknowledge someone living or deceased or in thanksgiving for a prayer answered. The Memorial Books are displayed in the Chapel area by the Tabernacle. For information on the OLG Memorial Program or to make a donation please call Cathy at the Parish Office (203) 377-0928 x 113. 

The Diocese of Bridgeport has asked us to pray for our priests. They publish a monthly list  of priests to pray that month. We have added a Pray for Our Priests page to our website with the names of the priests bring prayed for during the month. Each week on our home page we will list the names of the priests to be prayed for that week. The priests we are asked to pray for this week are: April 14 – Fr. Pedro Sosa, IVE;  April 15 – Fr. Irek Stachurski;  April 16 – Fr. Luke Suarez;  April 17 – Msgr. Edward Surwilo;  April 18- Fr. Eugene Szantyr;  April 19 – Fr. Leszek Szymaszek;  April 20 – Fr. Charles Talar;  April 21 – Fr. Thomas Thorne;  April 22 – Fr. Rolando Torres;  April 23 – Fr. Peter Towsley.

A message from Msgr. Ryan: As your Pastor,  Iwant to let you know that I am in complete support of the Appeal, and I am asking that you join with me to do everything we can to make the Bishop’s Appeal successful in our parish. I am counting on you, members of our parish family, to participate sacrificially in this vital appeal for the good of the Diocese of Bridgeport and its ability to address urgent needs and build new ways to advance our mission as the Body of Christ in Fairfield County.

Click here to visit the Bishop’s Appeal Website

We are hopeful that 100% of our registered households will respond to the 2024 Bishop’s Appeal. While the level of sacrifice will differ from parishioner to parishioner, an Appeal gift this year is within the reach of the majority of our people. Please prayerfully consider supporting the Bishop’s Appeal with a pledge or one-time gift as your means allow. Your support is much needed and will be greatly appreciated! We will be asking for your support next weekend March 9th & 10th.

Our Lady of Grace Parish

2024 Bishop’s Appeal as of 2/21/2024

ABA Goal: $67,800.00

Total Pledged: $32,820.00 / 48.41%

Donors to Date: 88 Donors


Parish Happenings

7th Anniversary of Growing Up CatholicOn Sunday, April 28th there will be a Blessing of all the children baptized over the course of the last 7 years at the 9:00 Mass. Refreshments and fellowship to follow in Madonna Hall after mass. RSVP by email to: by April 19th!


Our Lady of Grace Women’s Ministry May Crowning & Candlelight Rosary

                  Wednesday, May 1st, 2024 – 6:30 PM

We invite all women, including mothers & daughters, of the Catholic Community of Stratford to join the Our Lady of Grace Women’s Ministry for our May Crowning and Candlelight Rosary Service. This is a special gathering in which we will pray together and crown Mary with a wreath of flowers to honor her as the Queen of Heaven and the Mother of God.


Save the Date-Pre-Mother’s Day Plant Sale! The Women’s Ministry be hosting the Pre-Mother’s Day Plant Sale on the weekend of May 3rd – May 5th. Friday May 3rd 12 pm – 4:30 pm. Saturday May 4th 9:30 am – 5:30 pm. Sunday May 5th 9:30 am -1:30 pm. Tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini and more Marigolds, impatiens, dahlias, petunias, geraniums to name a few also parsley, basil, oregano, and lavender. Hanging baskets and more. All plants are locally grown.


Parish Finances

We thank those parishioners who have responded to Msgr. Ryan recent letter. One question that was asked was: How much cash is received in the Weekly Sunday Offertory Collection? The answer is that the average response in cash donations is $300-$400 a week!

Would you ever consider On-Line Giving an option for you! Here is how to become an on-line donor. To create an account and start on-line giving go to: funds and click “Create Account” in the upper right corner. If you have any questions you may contact Jennifer Volturno at 203-377-0928 x117.



An Easter Thank You – We welcomed more than 500 people to our “Little Church” on Easter. There are many people who play a role in Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter. May we say thank you to :

The Parish Staff, Ministers and Volunteers! Matt Roumeles our Music Minister, Our Parish Flower Committee, The Knights of Columbus for the outdoor Stations May God Bless you always! Pictures from Easter Sunday’s mass can be seen in our Parish Photo Gallery


We have added a new tab on our website. This tab, Religious Resources, will include the Diocese of Bridgeport, the Fairfield County Catholic (latest edition), the Leadership Institute, seasonal resources (Lent Easter, Advent, Christmas) and other resources, This will allow us space on the opening website page for parish news, information and activities!


Parish Family Mass – The next Family Mass will be Sunday, April 28th at 9am. Msgr. Ryan will speak with the children regarding having adding Jesus to your summer fun.


Lord’s Kitchen – The volunteers from Our Lady of Grace Parish will be serving the meal at the Lord’s Kitchen on Monday, April 22nd. We ask our parish family to keep our volunteers in their prayers as they take care of those who are in need. Our volunteers also ask the help of our parishioners by donating bars of soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and toilet tissue. We are accepting monetary donations to assist with the meal expense! The collection buckets will be available April 13/14 to receive your donations. The buckets will be placed outside the rectory garage.


Questions of the Week April 14th – 3rd Sunday of Easter – The Living Christ

Jesus said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself.” (Luke 24:38–39)

Acts 3:13- 15, 17-19 • Peter’s Discourse on Jesus’ Resurrection
1 John 2:1-5a • Keeping the Commandments
Luke 24:35-48 • Jesus Appears to the Eleven

Adults: What questions about Jesus still arise in the midst of your faith?
Kids: What question would you like to ask someone about Jesus’ appearance to the Apostles?


We would like to thank our online donors for their support of our parish. We would like to ask our donors to check their accounts. We have noticed that your credit card may have expired or you have changed account numbers. Your financial support to our parish are important! Please call (203) 3770928 x113.

Click on “On-Line Giving Button” on our website or by clicking this link, For customer assistance please call 1-800-348-2886 choose option 1 or the Parish Office at (203) 377-0928 x113.  To insure the proper date for your donation, we will be announcing each month the second collections and their dates:  April 14 – Hope for the Future; April 21 – Capital improvement.


CallingPost Please watch for our calls each Friday night at 7pm. If you wish to receive our parish CallingPost call 2033770928 X113.

Thank you for receiving our CallingPost message on Friday evening at 7pm. Did you know 86.6% of our parishioners are receiving our CallingPost message? Please listen to our message during Lent!


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