Tuesday, March 17th (St. Patrick, Pray for us!)—
|All public Masses have been suspended by order of the Bishop. The church building will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm daily. Until further notice there will be no Adoration or Confessions.
Please pray for an end to the spread of the Coronavirus, and for St. Mary Parish.
Thanks, Father Ringley
|La celebración publica de la Misa ha sido suspendida por el Obispo como resultado del coronavirus. La iglesia estará abierta desde 7:00 am hasta 8:00 pm. No hay adoración ni confesión hasta nuevo aviso.
Por favor oren por la terminación del coronavirus, y por nuestra parroquia.
Gracias, P. Ringley
Monday, March 16—A message from Bishop Caggiano:
Yesterday, March 15, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that, for the next 8 weeks, any in-person gatherings of 50 people or more throughout the United States be cancelled or postponed. Governor Lamont today followed that directive and has limited crowds to less than 50 in the State of Connecticut.
With those standards now in place, out of concern for the common good of ending the spread of the Coronavirus and for the wellbeing of the clergy (many of whom are older and at greater risk) and the lay faithful of the Diocese of Bridgeport, I would like to inform you of some important new directives that will be binding throughout the Diocese.
Effective this evening [March 16th Monday] at 8:00 PM, all weekday and Sunday public Masses celebrated in the presence of the lay faithful are temporarily suspended in the Diocese of Bridgeport. This will remain in effect until Friday, April 3rd. You will receive a confirmation or revision of that date on Monday, March 30th.
Please know that I do not make this decision easily, and I realize that some may disagree with it. However, this is an extraordinary – and, in some ways, unprecedented – time in the life of the Church, the country and the world, and it requires extraordinary action to ensure the safety of those whom we serve. I appreciate greatly your cooperation in communicating this decision to your parishioners in a clear and pastoral manner.