September 24, 2020
The Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 27, 2020
Saint Josephine Bakhita Parish will livestream the 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM Sunday Mass using Facebook Live. The livestream of the Mass can also be viewed on the front page of our website. The recordings remain available afterward on the Parish Facebook page. Join us for Sunday Mass online!

For the Sunday Music, Click Here.

For the Sunday Readings, Click Here.
Sunday Mass Schedule

Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at St. James capacity of 80 people
Sunday at 9:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton capacity of 50 people
Sunday at 11:00 a.m. at St. James capacity 80 people

Reservations are required!

We have a limited seating capacity & we need a written record
of attendees for contact tracing.

There are two options for making your reservations:

Sign up online at for the upcoming weekend starting Tuesday morning. Reservations will close by Thursday evening or before if we reach capacity. We need to close the reservations by Thursday evening so that we can prepare for the weekend Masses. When you make your reservation, enter the # (quantity) of people attending from each household. We will set up the reservation system one week at a time.

By Phone
If you have no access to internet, call 860-529-8655 and our office staff will assist you with reservations. Please call only on Tuesday or Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. You will need to call each week for the upcoming weekend. Do not leave a voicemail, there will be no guarantee to reserve a seat by voicemail.

Read the Guidelines for attending Sunday Mass - Click Here.
Our Dynamic Catholic Event “Find Your Greatness," which was to be held at Incarnation Church, Wethersfield, will now be virtual. We can participate in this life-changing event from the comfort of our homes on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. The details are posted on the Incarnation Parish website. To learn more: Click Here.
Week 2: Dignity of Work & Rights of Workers
Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in God’s creation. The economy must serve the people, not the other way around. Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in God’s creation. If the dignity of work is to be protected, then the basic rights of workers must be respected – the right to productive work, to decent and fair wages, to a safe working environment and to organization and joining of unions, to private property, and to economic initiative. Explore deeper, Click Here.
Registrations are now being accepted for our new Faith Formation Program for grades pre-K - 10. Our program theme for this year is:


If you will be participating in our program this year, please register no later than Friday, October 2, 2020 as we will be ordering materials, determining class groupings, and starting online classes by mid October.

If your child is preparing to receive a sacrament in 2021, they need to register and participate in the program this year.
How do I sign my children up?
Click on this link and it will take you to our online form. Fill it out the form, provide payment information and submit. Please do not use internet explorer when submitting the form.

Contact us with any questions at or 860-529-1274.
Your Faith Formation Team
Monica, Beth, Carol, and Linda & Lori
2021 Mass Intention Scheduling

It is time to schedule your Mass intentions but due to Covid-19 we will be doing it differently this year.

Here’s what you need to do:
1) Call the office anytime NOW between 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and we will make a phone appointment for you on one of the following dates:
Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 8
Scheduled times will be between 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
2) On your scheduled day and time YOU will call the office and we will put your requests in the book. Limit of 3.
3) Payment will be due within 2 weeks of your appointment to hold your dates. You can mail a check to the office or leave your payment in an envelope by using the slot in the Rectory office door.
Office Phone: 860-529-8655

Carrie & Pam
Car Caravan to Homebound Members of
St. Josephine Bakhita
On Saturday, October 3 at 10:00 am, the Parish Visiting Team will be leading a car caravan to visit homebound members of our community. Our first caravan in May was a huge success with both those visited and those in the caravan feeling greatly uplifted. The visiting team regularly brings the Eucharist to parishioners who are not able to attend Mass. We are currently unable to enter these homes, so we will be stopping in front of the homes to wave and bring them cards and flowers from our community. If you are able to join our caravan, email, and meet us in your decorated car at the St. James Church parking area on October 3 at 9:45 am. If you are unable to join our caravan but would like to help, consider making inspirational cards or small gifts and drop them off in a basket in the St. James foyer (open from 9-1 am), as well as continuing to pray for our homebound friends.
A simple reminder of an upcoming second collection for the support of Elementary Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford, which will take place at St. Josephine Bakhita Parish on the weekend of September 26-27. You can only imagine the stress that the pandemic has placed on schools in general and on Catholic parochial schools, in particular. Most Catholic elementary schools face economic stresses in a normal year. This year they need our help more than ever. I pray you can consider some financial help via this special annual collection. If you receive giving envelopes through the mail or contribute on-line, you will be aware of the scheduled collection. If you do not have those options for contributions, and would still like to make a donation to the schools…please forward a check made out to the parish and we will pool all donations and forward the funds to the Archdiocese School Office. Thank you for your generosity! Fr. George
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St. Josephine Bakhita Parish
767 Elm Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067