You will meet a greeter upon entering and ask that everyone still continue to sign-in! Masks will be required if the alert status is Red. Otherwise we strongly recommend wearing of mask in enclosed confined space as per CDC guidelines. 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.

 

Pastor's Message

  • Dear Friends,

    I have been contacted by several parishioners, who stated their check donation to the Annual Bishop’s Appeal had not been cashed. May I suggest you check your bank statements! If your donation was not cashed, please contact the parish office (203-377- 0928 x113), and we will verify our ABA donation list. Thank you for your support!

    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 we ask all to continue giving your name and phone number to the Greeter.

The Covid 19 Alert level determines if masks must be worn. It is currently Red. Non vaccinated are required to wear a mask and ALL are encouraged to wear a mask. Signs are posted on the Church and building doors stating the current OLG COVID mask protocol . Please read the signs and adhere to them. Thank you!

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

The Church is open for prayer Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

 

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

Confessions have returned to the Penance Room in Church. Please wear a mask for Confession! 

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 Podcast

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 StaceyBreyan@olgstratford.com, 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. 

 

2022 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. 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 Stacey at the Parish Office (203) 377-0928 x 113. 

Welcome!

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

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Bishop Caggiano’s 2022 Bishop’s Appeal Message

My Dear Sisters and Brothers in the Lord.,

As we begin this new year together–a year that will be marked with both challenges and opportunities–I come to you to ask for help, specifically your help to realize the vision of hope that I outlined for you in my Christmas greetings.

Please give to the Appeal as generously and as sacrificially as you can. And I thank you in advance for your kindness and your support. May God bless you and your loved ones, as together we work to build a vision of hope here in Fairfield County.

Sincerely in Christ,

Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano Bishop of Bridgeport

Read the 2022 Bishop’s Appeal Message from Bishop Caggiano

Click here to visit the Annual Bishop’s Appeal Website

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Parish Happenings

The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.

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Cooperative Mission Appeal Sunday

This year we are returning to hosting a Mission Priest for the Appeal weekend. Fr. Joe Chacko will be speaking at all masses on July 16/17. Fr. Chacko will be representing the Diocese of Balasore, India. We ask your generosity for the work of the Church in the missions. More information next week.

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Calendar Process

We are beginning our parish calendar process. We ask all group leaders to complete the parish calendar request form for your organization and submit the forms to the parish office be July 15th.

The parish calendar request form is available on the parish website, picked up from the folder on the sacristy bulletin, or by contacting the parish office at 203-377-0928 x113 or by email at staceybreyan@olgstraford.com.

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Respect Life

Religious Freedom Week 2022: Life and Dignity for all take place June 22-29. The week begins with the Feast of St. John Fischer and Thomas More, ends with the Solemnity of St. Peter and Paul, and includes the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Many resources are available to help the faithful pray, reflect. And take action on religious liberty, both here in this country and abroad. Resources, including graphics, lectionary notes, bulletin inserts, and daily prayers and reflections are available at usccb.org/ReligiousFreedomWeek

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Questions of the Week – JUNE 26 • 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Don’t Look Back

Another said, “I will follow you. Lord; but let’s first say farewell to those at my home.” Jesus said to him. “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”(Lk. 9:61-62)

  • 1 Kings 19:16b. 19-21 – Call of Elisha
  • Galatians 5:1, 13-18 – Proper use of freedom
  • Luke 9:51-62 – The apostles’ requirements
  • Adults: When have you faltered or looked back duringyour journey of faith?
  • Kids: What can you do to be a stronger follower ofJesus this week?

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The Sacrament of Penance is celebrated each Saturday from 1:15-2:15pm. We ask you to wear a mask when coming to Confession. 

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The Global Synod  – The Diocese of Bridgeport will hold a closing prayer service to close the Diocesan phase of the World-wide Synod.

We have submitted our parish report to the Diocese. We would like to thank Bob and Debbie Scott, Linda Skowronski, and Sue Zello for representing the parish as Synod delegates. We thank Judy Mudre for preparing the final report.

Come Holy Spirit Prayer  – Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen. 

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Parish Office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please call prior to visiting the Parish Office (203) 377-0928 x113. We will continue to try and keep everyone safe. 

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Formed.org for Children – During the summer we invite parents and grandparents to engage their children in learning about their faith. Find these programs on Formed.org The wonderful world of Benjamin Cello, Signs of Grace, Catholic Heroes of the Faith, Lukas the Storyteller, Truth to Inspire Series, Brother Francis, The Annie Moses Show, Short Answers for Big Questions

Registering for FORMED is easier than ever:

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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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: July 3: Capital Improvement

  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: July 3 – Capital Improvement

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CallingPost – Stay connected with the Parish. Watch for our Friday night update calls. We are happy to hear so many of our parishioners are receiving our calls. Some of you may have blocked the parish messages. CallingPost will continue to call until the message is received. As the summer months come upon us, we may not need to send a weekly update! When we send a weekly update it will be sent as it has been on Friday at 7:00 pm. Help us to provide you with good information and watch for our CallingPost messages. If you are not receiving our messages please contact the parish office ( (203) 377 – 0928 Ext. 113 or email StaceyBreyan@olgstratford.com Thank you for your continuing support.

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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: June 26 – Fr. Bose Selvaraj;  June 27 -Msgr. Richard Shea;   June 28 – Fr. Phillip Sheridan;  June 29 – Fr. Raymond Eric Silva;  June 30  – Fr. Norbert Siwinski; July 1 – ;  July 2 – ;  July 3 – .;  July 4 –

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