Important Notice:  Construction is currently underway on the Parish Center roof.  If you are coming to the parish during the day, please park behind the church between the hours of 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday until further notice.  Thank you.


Thank you for the ACA in-pew
              A note of thanks to all those parishioners who have made their pledges and gifts to the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal. We should have an updated accounting this week to see where we stand with this year’s appeal.

Memorial Day Mass
              Please come an join us for our Annual Memorial Day Mass on Monday May 28 at 9:00 am. We will remember all those who have died in service to our country, and all those who served so gallantly to keep our nation free! Join us in prayer and remembrance.

Congratulations to 1st Communion Children
On Saturday, May 5th, twenty children received their First Holy Communion. Congratulations to all these students and their families.

Nursing Home Information
              If a parishioner is admitted to a nursing home for a short stay and would like a visit from a Eucharistic Minister, please call the Parish Office and make arrangements with George Zamary at 203-377-0928. At the nursing home, please inform the nursing station that you requested Communion from your parish. When we visit, we will check with the nurses to verify your medical status and to get approval for the visit.

Long-Term Nursing Home
             Please call George Zamary at the Parish Office, 203-377-0928, to schedule a time for an visitation assessment at the nursing home.

Madonna Award
On Sunday May 20 at 12:00 pm Mass, the parish will recognize parishioners: 

Michael & Katherine Marella

Sylvia Kordish 

for their service to our parish. The Madonna Award was created by the Parish Pastoral Council as a means to recognize and say thank you to the many people who serve our parish community.


From the Faith Formation Fundraising Committee:
The Fundraising Committee of OLG Faith Formation has a few more fundraisers planned for the next few months, please put these dates on your calendar: 

Mohegan Sun Bus Trip
Date: Sunday, June 10, 2018
Time: 11:30 am – 8:30 pm. Pick up and drop off at OLG parking lot.

Price:  $35 per person (includes $15 bet on the wheel and a $15 meal voucher towards buffet or food court purchase)Flyers and information to reserve tickets are in the pamphlet racks in the church this weekend. Availability limited to the first 55 PAID reservations.
Any questions please contact: Paula Latham @203-258-4971 (cell) or paulalatham@optonline.net

     Paint and Sip Night
Save the date: Friday, June 22, 2018!
Further info will follow.


News for Hospital Patients
              If a parishioner is hospitalized at St. Vincent’s or Bridgeport Hospital, please list Our Lady of Grace as your parish of registration. Then when our clergy makes their hospital visits, your name will come up on the parish list and we will visit you to pray and receive Communion. Also, there are “on-call” diocesan assigned chaplains at both hospitals available to parishioners if the need arises.


Growing Up Catholic and Baptism Schedule
        Growing Up Catholic Classes are held 6 times per year on the second Sunday of the following months: January, March, May, July, September and November. Due to Mother’s day on May 13, our next Growing Up Catholic class will be held on Sunday, May 20 at 1:30 pm. For additional information please call the Parish Office and speak with Stacey. Baptisms take place on the 1st or 3rd Sunday of each month. Please call the Parish Office at 203-377-0928 and register with Stacey.


Meetings and Events

  • Mother’s Day Plant Sale, Sat, Sun., May 12 & 13 (PC).
  •  K of C Country Breakfast, Sunday, May 20 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. (PC)
  • Blood Pressure Screenings, Sunday, May 20, 9:30 am – 11:30 am. (MH)
  • Growing Up Catholic, Sunday, May 20, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. (MH)
  • Blood Pressure Screenings, Monday, May 21, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (MH)
  • Re-Imagining Faith Formation, Monday, May 21, 7:00 pm. (MH)
  • Parish Bingo, Tuesday, May 22. Doors open at 4:30 pm; first game at 6:30 pm. Food and beverages available for purchase.
  • Parish Finance Council, Tuesday, May 22, 7:00 pm (Rectory).
  • Adult Faith Formation Class, Thursday, May 24, 7:00 pm. (MH)
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 – All Parish Offices Closed.

FF = Faith Formation Office
MH = Madonna Hall
PC = Parish Center
PO = Parish Office 


 Parish Census
         We need your assistance. Please update your parish census information if your address, phone number, email address or number of people in your household has changed. You can update your information by calling the Parish Office at 203-377-0928 and speak with Stacey, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon or email staceybreyan@olgstratford.com
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Use of Parish Property
       We are blessed to have such a nice parcel of land for our parish.  We have beautiful green space and a large parking lot.  People are drawn to our property because it is well maintained and clean.
Lately, we have noticed that people are using the parish grounds as their private recreational area.  Please spread the word, the parish grounds are private property. Anyone wishing to use the field or parking lot, for whatever reason, must first get permission from the Parish Office.  The parish is put at great risk when unauthorized people decide to use the parking lot or field for their own use.  The Stratford Police have been notified to keep an eye on our property.