Keeping Us Connected Newsletter
June 29, Issue XLIV
“O holy Apostles, Peter and Paul, intercede for us.”
- Prayer on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul -
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Dear Saint Mary’s Friends,

Please take note of some important communication changes:

Newsletters

  • After today, newsletters will go back to being sent once a week on Fridays.

Masses & Adoration

  • Sunday Mass schedules and sign-ups will go live on our website Thursdays at 9:00 A.M.* Registration required for Sunday Masses.

*Date and time change per the request of several parishioners for ease of scheduling for the weekend.

  • Weekday Masses - Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 12:00 Noon in the Parish Hall. No registration required.

  • Eucharistic Adoration will continue twice a week with sign-ups on our website.

Critical News will be sent out via email as necessary.

Records Update - Snail Mail

Please watch your snail mail. Registered parishioners will receive a letter sometime in July to help update our records. During the pandemic, we’ve learned that too many home addresses, emails addresses, phone numbers, names of family members, etc., are not accurate. This has prevented us from being able to communicate vital news with every parishioner. So please be on the lookout for a letter from St. Mary’s in this regard and follow through with checking if you’re information is correct and updating, it if it is not.
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Collection for Dorothy Day Hospitality House 
This past Saturday was the collection for the Dorothy Day Hospitality House, inspired and spearheaded by parishioner Lukas Dapkus. It was a great success, and as usual, St. Mary’s charitable heart was in evidence – even among our youngest members. Well done Lukas!

Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

A great feast day today – celebrating the two great apostles, Peter and Paul. We include a video below on the necessary union of the two. And if you have the 10-part Video Series “Catholicism, ” you might take a look at the 5 th video “The Indispensable Men: Peter and Paul.”

Health and many blessings,
Monsignor Royal

Praised be Jesus Christ!
Now and Forever. Amen.
Also in today’s Newsletter:
A written reflection by Deacon Salvestrini: Olive Trees
  • Video on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul
FAITH & FAMILY


Monday Challenge - Morning Ritual

No time over the weekend? Watch now. :))

PRAYER AND SACRAMENTS
Parish Hall Masses

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12 Noon
No Registration Needed

Saturday, July 4
4:30 PM
Sunday, July 5
8:00 AM
10:30 AM
Registration for Sunday Masses will go live on our website
Thursday @ 9 AM

*The 10:30 AM Sunday Mass will be livestreamed
Watch LIVE and afterwards (anytime) on our  Facebook page  and  website
Sacrament of Confession

Tuesdays - 12:30 to 1:30 PM
Saturdays - 3:30 to 4:30 PM

NEW LOCATION: Nancy Bossidy Rec Center (GYM). Enter from the Greenfield Avenue entrance, then bear left, driving alongside the main entrance to the gym. Confessions will be held there. Exit to the left onto Barry Avenue.

Church Bells Ring Noon Each Day for the Angelus

Whether you can hear them or not, let’s try as one community in the Lord to pray the Angelus together at that time, wherever we are. If you don’t know the Angelus, you can pray 3 Hail Mary's (or take this opportunity to learn it  here ).

Adoration 2:00 to 6:00 PM
Sundays & Wednesdays

Please remember to wear a face mask and sit at a safe distance.

for all the sick, deceased, health care workers, pharmacists, and first responders

Church Open Hours
Monday - Saturday, 8 AM - 6 PM
Sunday, 11 AM - 6 PM

The Church is sanitized daily at 7 AM 
Many thanks for your continued support of our Parish!
WAYS TO CONTINUE YOUR WEEKLY OFFERTORY

Your support helps maintain our Parish facilities and bring the Eucharist and God's Word to our community - plus it helps those in need through our many ministries. 

Onl ine Giving  is an easy way to give with a click of a button.

You may mail your offertory to the Parish office as well; mail is picked up every day. St. Mary Parish, 55 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877