There are no funerals currently scheduled at St. Mary Church.
SPECIAL NOTE: ON THANKSGIVING DAY, MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED AT 9:00 A.M.
Welcome to St. Mary Church, a Roman Catholic faith community located in the beautiful shoreline town of Branford, Connecticut.
Centered on the Eucharist, St. Mary Parish is a family of believers in Jesus Christ who, guided by the Holy Spirit, enthusiastically continue the ministry of Jesus through the sacraments, acts of charity, fellowship, and education.
Saturday (vigil): 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM, 8:45 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:15 PM
Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM
Saturday: 8:00 AM
Holy Days: See bulletin
Confessions: Saturday, 3:30-4:30 PM
- Nov 30 2014 4:30 pm - K of C 130th Anniversary & Christmas Party
- Dec 1 2014 5:30 pm - Baptism Prep
- Dec 2 2014 7:00 pm - Full of Grace Gentle Yoga
A growing number of parishioners are taking advantage of our online giving option, signing up for ongoing weekly offerings or making one-time gifts without creating an “account.” This is a fast and easy way to contribute to the parish without having the bring a check and envelope every Sunday. To sign up, please click here. Questions? Just click on “Online Giving FAQs” at the bottom of the page that appears next.
Visits to the Sick and Homebound
Parishoners who are ill or otherwise unable to attend Mass for a short or extended period of time may have Holy Communion brought to them at home, or at a local nursing facility or hospital, by calling the St. Mary parish office at (203)-488-1607. If no answer, leave a message on extention 10 including your name and number and the name, address, and phone number of the patient.
Catholic Resource Center
We are excited to introduce our Catholic Resource Center, which is located in the connector between the church and the Parish Hall. Please check out our selection of CDs, books, booklets and pamphlets for formation and evangelization. Suggested donations are on the kiosk. Please take advantage of this exciting opportunity!
Men's Cornerstone Retreat
Please click here to download the application form for the Men's Cornerstone Retreat on January 16-17, 2015 here at St. Mary Parish.
PRAY FOR IRAQ
St. Mary Church is hosting an Advent Interfaith Vespers Service for Persecuted Christians in the Middle East on Sunday, December 14th at 5:00 p.m. in the church. People of all faiths are invited to come and pray for peace and for our brothers and sisters in the Middle East. There will be psalms, hymns, and reflection. Our guest preacher is Fr. Bassim Shoni, an Iraqi priest from the Mosul area. Click here to download our flyer. Please join us!
Helpful Forms and Links
Like Us on Facebook!
St. Mary Church is now on Facebook. Please go to www.facebook.com/stmarybranford and like our page, "St. Mary Church of Branford"!
Click here to sign up for the USCCB's "Call to Prayer and Fasting" for the intentions of life, marriage, and religious liberty. Have weekly e-mails or text messages sent to you to inform you of the specific intention for each Friday's fast.
Click here to download the 40 Day Spiritual Workout App for your phone.
Click here to download the Laudate App for your phone, a free comprehensive Catholic app with Daily Readings, Prayers, Interactive Rosary, and much more!
Click here to download the Missio App for your phone, launched by Pope Francis to stay up to date on Catholic news from the Vatican and around the world.
Click here for the daily Mass readings.
- Rev. Christopher M. Ford, Pastor
- Rev. Robert N. Landback, Parochial Vicar
- Rev. Robert J. Burbank, Weekend Assistant
- Sr. Carolyn Severino, A.S.C.J., Principal, St. Mary School
- Joanne L. Fresco, Director of Faith Formation
- Roger Erickson, Youth Minister
- Ronald F. Shea, Business Manager
- Emily Dunphy, Administrative Assistant
- Jorge Prego, Director of Music
- Sr. Annette D'Antonio, M.P.F., Music Ministry
- Mario DiNoto, Music Ministry
- Brian J. Reynolds, Cemetery Operations Manager
- Michael Naylor, Cemetery Operations Assistant