Saint Mary Church

Serving the Branford Catholic community since 1855

Contact Info

731 Main Street
Branford, CT 06405-3693
P: 203-488-1607
F: 203-483-9208

Our Church


Please click here to download a printable version of our Holy Week schedule.


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.

Mass Times

Sunday Masses:
Saturday (vigil): 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM, 8:45 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:15 PM

Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM & 12:05 PM (Lent)
Saturday: 8:00 AM

Holy Days: See bulletin

Confessions: Saturday, 3:30-4:30 PM
Sunday, in-between Masses
Monday, 6:00-7:00 PM (during Lent)




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Online Giving

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 Joanne Fresco at the St. Mary parish office at (203)-488-1607. If no answer, leave a message on extention 18 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!


Technology Corner

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.


Upcoming Funerals

Charlie Morrissey - Sat., March 28 @ 11:30 a.m.

Pilgrimage to Philadelphia

The Archdiocese of Hartford is sponsoring a pilgrimage to Philadelphia in September to see Pope Francis. Please click here to view the trip information and download the registration form! Spots are expected to fill up quickly, this is "first come first serve." Printed forms are available in the Parish Office and at the exits of the church.



Please click here to download the 2015 Lenten Schedule.

Helpful Forms and Links

Pray for Persecuted Christians

Please pray for the Christian refugees who are being persecuted in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. You may call or e-mail the office, or stop by, to pick up a bumper sticker that we have created to stand in solidarity with them.

Like Us on Facebook!

St. Mary Church is now on Facebook. Please go to and like our page, "St. Mary Church of Branford"!

Daily Readings

Click here for the daily Mass readings.


Office Hours

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday

Fax: 203-483-9208