Both the front door of the Church and the Sacristy door will be opened. You will meet a greeter upon entering and sign-in! We will continue to encourage you to wear masks during Mass following CDC guidelines for crowds in confined spaces! Thank you!

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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. 

For those who would like the readings for this week’s mass click on this link.

Sunday Mass – 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time 

September 26, 2021

 

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To signup please click on “On-Line Giving Button” on our website or by clicking this
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For customer assistance please call 1-800-348-2886 and choose option 1.

Pastor's Message

  • Dear Friends, 

    A good friend to our parishioners is moving on! George Zamary announced to me last week, that he will be retiring on September 30th. We thank George for his years of service to the parish, and we pray for his next stage in life! 

    George has cared for many of our families over the years. Our parish has seen his loving touch in ministering to the homebound, in leading our outreach to seniors, and assisting people in preparing their family funerals. May God bless him! 

    You will see George around the parish as a parishioner and a volunteer in our religious education program. 

    Peace, 

    Msgr. Ryan 

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Mass Times & Reconciliation

SABBATH MASSES
Saturday – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday – 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m.

Please enter through the Second Hill Lane door or the sacristy door and give your name and phone number to the Greeter.

The Covid 19 Alert level has been raised to “Red” because of the increase in cases of the “delta variant” Mayor Hoydick has directed that masks be worn in public buildings by all! 

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.

.DAILY MASS

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

Wednesday – Communion Service at 9:00

CONFESSION
Saturday 1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

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

WEATHER POLICY

We have developed a policy that safeguards our parishioners and will allow time for our parish contractors to clear the property during storms. Weekdays: When the schools are closed or delayed or the Town or State has advised against travel, Daily Mass will be cancelled for that day. The parish will notify channel 8, channel 3 and the radio stations of the cancellation.

Weekends: When severe weather occurs during weekend Mass times, please check the local TV and Radio stations and our parish website for cancellations. It becomes very difficult to keep the sidewalks, driveways, and parking area clear if it snows during Mass time. Your safety is important to us! Any Mass intention effected by the cancellation will be said during the next week.

 

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 or email Denise at denisebartelson@olgstratford.com

Bishop Caggiano's Corner

Welcome!

Be Still and Know that I am God.
Psalm 46:10

New to the Parish? Please Click Here to register!

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2021 ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL

Learn more about the Annual Catholic Appeal

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Parish Happenings

PARISH SURVEY

We would like to thank our parishioners for receiving our calls! Our callers have called more than 300 households on our list. It is a difficult pastoral task to recreate parish life with people at many different places in their lives. We have encountered some difficulties with phones no longer in service. We want to renew our contact with our parishioners which is essential for our parish! We want to assess the pastoral needs of our parish households, and we hope to develop an action plan to move our parish beyond the pandemic! 

 You may complete the survey online by clicking here and assist our callers by completing our survey. Thank you for assisting us in this very important process for our parish! 

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For more information click here!

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Save the Date 

Drive-up Blessing of Animals 

Sunday, October 3 at 10:30 am 

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More information is available on the Knights page, or on their website.

 

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We have added a Formed page on the website! On that page you will find an introductory page about Formed. You will also find the trailer for the Search Program.

Still need to register? Just follow the following steps. It’s easy!

1. Go to formed.org/signup
2. Select your parish: Enter parish zip code 06614 and select Our Lady of Grace from the provided dropdown menu
3. Register with your name and email address
4. Check that email Inbox for a link to start watching FORMED

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The Global Synod 

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis has called for the Worldwide church to gathering a Synod process. The process will involve all parishes throughout the world and gather the insight of the members of the Catholic commu-nity. More information will be following.

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Returning to Service of our Parish 

We are beginning a process to invite our parishioner who served the parish before the pandemic, to return to ministry in the parish. If you were an Altar Server, Reader, Eucharistic Minister, or Usher, please sign your name and phone number to the lists on the parish bulletin board. We would also like to hear from the members of the parish who served on parish committees or parish organizations. Please sign on the appropriate sheet. More information to follow! 

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Your Offertory Donation is Important!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued generosity and your weekly donations to Our Lady of Grace Church. Your weekly donation is the foundation of the parish so that we can maintain a good financial balance in the parish. Please continue to make your weekly donations by mail, drop box, or by electronic online giving. Second Collection -Sept. 26; Women’s Ministry  

Thank You for Make-up Donations – A special note of thanks to all parishioners, for their generosity in giving your make-up envelopes. Your commitment to Our Lady of Grace Parish supports our parish and our ministry!

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Please click on “On-Line Giving Button” on our website or by clicking this link, https://www.osvhub.com/olgstratford/funds. 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. Second Collection: Sept. 26; Women’s Ministry

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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: Sept. 19 – Fr. Martin Igoe;  Sept. 20- Fr. John Inserra;  Sept. 21- Fr.. Ian Jeremiah;  Sept.22 – Fr. Christopher Johnson;  Sept. 23 – Fr. Michael Jones;  Sept. 24 – Fr. Shawn Jordan;  Sept. 25-  Fr. Dious Joseph

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Why be a Member of the Parish?

Not a registered member of OLG! Many parishioners seek Mass cards, sacramental certificates, sponsor certificates. Your membership enables us to communicate in a timely manner. We invite you to add your name to the list of our parishioners on the parish census by filling out the Become A Parishioner form which can be mailed in, dropped it in the Drop Box by the rectory, emailed as as attachment to StaceyBreyan@olgstratford.com, by using the on-line registration link or contact the parish office if you prefer NOT to register online by calling the Parish Office at 203-377-0928 x13. 

 

2020 Mass Book

The Mass Book is available for your Mass intentions. The weekend mass donation is $20.00 and the weekday mass offering is $10.00. Masses can be said for either “living” or “deceased”. If a specific day is unavailable, please consider having a Sanctuary Lamp lit for your intentions. The stipend is $10.00 per Lamp. The office will be open on Wednesday 9:30 until noon so that you can pick up your mass cards and make your mass intentions. Please call prior to coming to the rectory on Wednesdays. A staff member will meet you in the rectory garage.

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 Stacey at the Parish Office (203) 377-0928 x13. 

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