Keeping Us Connected Newsletter
May 28, 2021
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
-Matthew 28:19
Dear Saint Mary Friends,

Heading into the Church’s Trinity Sunday, please note the videos (below) on the supreme mystery and reality of our Faith: The Blessed Trinity of one God in three persons. And since we are also entering into Memorial Day Weekend, please see the video (below) provided by the Military Archdiocese of the United States. First of all, however, here are just a few reminders about our recently changed procedures for Mass and Confession. They are important to repeat since the number of parishioners is growing and those returning may not know of the changes.

Mass Attendance
Last weekend was a good beginning with more parishioners returning in-person to Mass. Please God, that increases as more of our community return to worship together. Once again, the simple guidelines are:

  1. No registration for Mass is required. 
  2. Those doubly vaccinated need not wear masks but can choose to do so. 
  3. Parishioners may sit wherever they so choose. 

Sacrament of Confession
Confessions will now be heard in the Hall. Parishioners can simply walk into the school hall and line up for confession. The same mask policy stated above is in effect also for Confession.

Live-streaming of 11:00 Mass
Beginning this Sunday, May 30, you can watch Mass LIVE from our website and Facebook page but the Mass will not be recorded and posted for parishioners to watch at a later time. Bishop Caggiano sees this as another step toward getting all of us back to Mass in person. This encourages parishioners who still have valid reasons for staying away from in-person worship to join with those physically in attendance in real time participation and communion. So, yes, 11:00 Mass will be live-streamed, but not available later in the day. 

Parish Offices
I am happy to report that starting next week the Parish Offices will be open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 AM - 2 PM.

Blessings of peace and health to all,
Monsignor Royal
Also in today’s Newsletter:
Father's Day Mass Cards and Online Requests

Available for purchase ($10 per card) June 1 through June 15 

Please call Kim Macko in the Parish Office, 203-438-6538, to arrange payment and pickup.


You may also enter your father's name online to be remembered at all Father's Day Masses (no card).
YOUTH & FAMILY
Look for live Children's Liturgy events coming soon!
PRAYER AND SACRAMENTS
ALL MASSES OPEN
NO REGISTRATION
REQUIRED

No mask required if you are vaccinated
Mask required if you are not vaccinated
SUNDAY MASSES
Saturday - 4:30 PM, NBRC
Sunday - 8 AM, HALL
10:30 AM, NBRC
11 AM, HALL
5 PM, HALL

Watch 11 AM Mass LIVE from our website and Facebook page. Please note, it will not be recorded for later viewing.

WEEKDAY MASSES
Monday, 12:30 PM - GYM
Tuesday, 5:00 PM - GYM
Wednesday 12:30 PM - GYM
Thursday, 5:00 PM - GYM
Friday, 12:30 PM - GYM

No Registration Required
Please do not arrive earlier than 12:15 PM to the 12:30 PM Mass

SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION
Tuesdays - 4:15 PM

Saturdays - 3:00 to 4:00 PM

Location: Inside the Parish Hall

Masks are required for those who are not vaccinated. Social distancing is not required.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Additional seats have been added to the Adoration Chapel

Adoration Chapel
OPEN DAILY
10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
No number limits

No masks required for the fully vaccinated. Others must wear masks. No distancing required.

PRAYER LIST
Many thanks for your continued support of our Parish!
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