Parking Lot Caution and Safety
Please use caution on entering and exiting the parish grounds. With the time change we have darkness much earlier. Please watch for parishioners and guests walking and entering our building. Please keep people safe!
Blood Pressure Screenings at OLG
Our parish nurses will be conducting blood pressure screenings on:
- Sunday, Nov. 18, 9:30 – 11:30 am.
- Monday, Nov. 19, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm.
From the Parish Open Meeting held on November 3rd
Dear friends, A note of thanks to all who attended the parish meeting on November 3rd. I thank you for your discussion of serving the needs of parishioners with one-priest in the parish.
After our parish meeting on November 3rd, the Parish Pastoral Council has continued the discussion to change our Saturday Mass schedule. In order to listen and process the pastoral needs of the parish, the Parish Council is seeking your response to moving to one parish Mass on Saturday. If you have a concern or are in need of information, please contact the parish council leadership in writing. Send your thoughts and concerns to Dr. Jack Boitano, c/o Our Lady of Grace Parish Office, 497 Second hill Lane , Stratford, CT 06614
Saturday Confession schedule
Beginning on Saturday December 1st, we will be changing our Confession Schedule. The new times for the Sacrament of Penance on Saturdays will be 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm. Thank you for your understanding.
Thank You Bulletin Advertisers
Our parish bulletin advertisers, who are listed on the back of our parish bulletin, support the publishing of our bulletin. Please consider using one of them for your next project or event.
I would like to thank each and every one of you for the love, support and friendship you extended to me during my ministry at Our Lady of Grace. I want to thank everyone who came to my farewell party that was held on Sunday, October 28. I am also very grateful to you for your many expressions of love, goodness and generosity. God bless you all! Fr. Kumar
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.
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.
Parish Ministry to the Sick
We presently visit Bridgeport Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital on Monday or Tuesday of each week. In recent weeks, we have had several questions regarding parishioners not being visited while in the hospital. We need your assistance to build a better list of our parishioners who might be in the hospital.
Please make sure that when you are admitted into the hospital you list Our Lady of Grace as your parish. Your name will be included on our parish list in the hospital Pastoral Care Office. The HIPPA rules limit the parish clergy and pastoral minister from visiting you if your name is not on this list. If you are hospitalized Wednesday through Saturday, we ask you or your family to call the Parish Office at 203-377-0928. Please leave your name and the name of the hospital.
Always know that there is a Pastoral Care Team in both Bridgeport and St. Vincent’s Hospital. If you need to speak with a priest, the Priest Chaplain is available.
If you need to have a Mass said for someone and the date is taken, why not offer a 7 day Sanctuary Lamp instead? The cost is $10 per lamp. If interested, please call the Parish Office at 203-377-0928.
In Memory of a Loved One or Friend
When a loved one or a friend passes away, please consider one of these ways to memorialize their passing. At Our Lady of Grace Parish, we have several options available to you:
+You can get a Mass card for those recently departed with a Mass said in their memory or you can have a Mass said on an anniversary, birthday or special occasion of a departed loved one or friend. Week day Mass stipends are $10 and the stipend for a weekend Mass with Music is $20.
+Located on either side of the Tabernacle are two Sanctuary Lamps. A single lamp can be lit in your loved one’s memory for a week, Sunday thru Saturday, for a donation of $10.
+The Parish Memorial Fund assists the Church in purchasing items that may be needed for our liturgies. This would include vessels, vestments and ritual books. Your donation in your loved one’s or friend’s name is entered in our Parish Memorial Book.
+You may also speak with Msgr. Ryan or Deacon Rob if you would like to donate to something other than what has been mentioned. They would be happy to assist you in selecting a way to remember your loved one or friend.
If you have any questions, please call the Parish Office at 203-377-0928.
Save the Date
March for Life 2019 – Unique from Day One
Save the date and plan to join the Diocese of Bridgeport as we make a pilgrimage to the annual March for Life, Friday, January 18, 2019. Bus departs from St. Augustine in Bridgeport with stops in Norwalk and Stamford. Call Maureen Ciardiello, Coordinator of Respect Life and Project Rachel Ministry, for more information at 203-416-1445 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration details forthcoming.
If you will be traveling over the weekend, you click on the above mentioned website to find churches and their Mass schedules in the areas you are visiting.