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 (or by appointment)
Helpful Forms and Links
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.
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.
Religious Education Registration
Register now for Religious Education (Grades 1-8) for the 2015-2016 year by clicking here to download the form. Please return to the Parish Office. You may use our Online Giving system to make a one-time payment for the registration fee online.
Register now for Confirmation Preparation (Grade 9) by clicking here to download the form. Please return to the Parish Office. You may use our Online Giving system to make a one-time payment for the registration fee online.
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 www.facebook.com/stmarybranford and like our page, "St. Mary Church of Branford"!
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!
Click here for the daily Mass readings.
- Rev. George M. Couturier, Pastor
- Rev. Robert N. Landback, Parochial Vicar
- Rev. Robert J. Burbank, Weekend Assistant
- Dcn. Robert Macaluso, Deacon
- Sr. Annette D'Antonio, M.P.F., Principal, St. Mary School
- Mrs. Theresa Torres, Coordinator of Religious Education
- Deborah Schwall, Confirmation Coordinator
- Sr. Carolyn Severino, A.S.C.J., Director of Adult Faith Formation
- Joanne L. Fresco, Pastoral Associate for the Sick & Elderly
- Roger Erickson, Youth Minister
- Ronald F. Shea, Business Manager
- Emily Dunphy Naylor, Parish Secretary
- Jorge Prego, Director of Music
- Mario DiNoto, Music Ministry
- Brian J. Reynolds, Cemetery Operations Manager
- Michael Naylor, Cemetery Operations Assistant