Keeping Us Connected Newsletter
October 8, 2021
“Hail, Full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.”
- Luke 1:287
Dear Saint Mary Friends,

Again this week we send videos to give you a glimpse inside our Parish Church. Enjoy - and pray we’re back in with no more delays. Also, since October is the Month of the Rosary, enjoy the musical videos of the Hail Mary (below). But most importantly….

Farewell Father Damian
Just as last weekend we welcomed Fr. Brendan, so this weekend we must say farewell to Fr. Damian who has been re-assigned to the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in Stamford. Such is the lot of a priest who promises to go wherever the bishop sees a need.

Fr. Damian is such a willing priest. He will be at all Masses this weekend to say goodbye and to allow Parishioners to thank him and send him off with gratitude and prayers.

We thank Father for his 2 years here at St. Mary’s, in particular for his little known service to the sick of our Parish during the worst of COVID. Few know the pastoral service he provided in hospitals, nursing homes, and hospice through his sacramental and pastoral priestly service. 

Thank you, Father Damian and may you go with God. 
Health and blessings,
Monsignor Royal
MORE CHURCH RENOVATION VIDEOS
YOUTH & FAMILY


RE Begins...

Elementary School Sunday, October 24th @ 9:30-10:15am; Tuesday, October 26th @ 4:30-5:15pm in the School classrooms (students), Hall (parents)
 
Middle School (Edge) Monday, October 25th @ 7-8pm in the Gym (students), Hall (parents)
 
High School Sunday, October 24th @ 6-7pm in the Hall (students) Stay tuned for an October calendar with some one-off events--we hope you’ll be able to join us

COMING UP...

The all-Parish BBQ will be rescheduled for a later date.
Begins October 18
KIDS CLUB! Parents can drop off their children or they can stay and get involved!

Two Fridays a month, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, in the Nancy Bossidy Recreation Center.

Upcoming dates:
October 8th (this Friday!) • November 5th • November 19th • December 3rd • December 17th

Email Brenner LeCompte, brennerlecompte@gmail.com. or Kristen LeCompte, krich612@gmail.com, for more info or to join.

Our Parish Offices will be closed on Monday, October 11.
There will be one Mass at 9 AM in the Parish Hall.
PRAYER AND SACRAMENTS
SUNDAY MASSES

Saturday - 4:30 PM, NBRC
Sunday - 8 AM, HALL
10:30 AM, NBRC
11 AM, HALL
5 PM, HALL

First Saturday 8 AM Mass
Parish Hall

No Masks Required


The 11 AM LIVESTREAMED MASS HAS RETURNED
Watch on our Facebook Page
Please note: It will not be recorded for viewing later


WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday, 9:00 AM (Oct 11) - Hall
Tuesday, 5:00 PM
Wednesday, no public Mass (Oct 13)
Day of Priest Convocation
Thursday, 5:00 PM
Friday, 12:30 PM
Location: GYM

Masks not required for fully vaccinated
Please do not arrive earlier than 12:15 PM to the 12:30 PM Mass
Daily Mass at 7 AM and 12 Noon will return in the Church once the Church building is reopened

PLEASE NOTE:
Wednesday's 12:30 PM Mass will be said privately
SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION
Tuesdays - 4:15 PM

Saturdays - 3:00 to 4:00 PM

Parish Hall

Masks not required for fully vaccinated

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Adoration Chapel
OPEN DAILY
10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Masks not required for fully vaccinated
FUNERALS & MEMORIALS
Check our website for upcoming funerals and memorials
PRAYER LIST
LINKS & UPDATES
Many thanks for your continued support of our Parish!
NEW PLATFORM: Our Online Giving has been upgraded to a newer, easier-to-use platform!

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
Or drop your offering in the basket at Mass.