Welcome to Saint Mary Church
Saint Mary Parish is the oldest parish in Milford, the mother parish of a number of parishes stretching from West Haven to Stratford, and currently one of the largest parishes in the Archdiocese of Hartford. Established in 1874, we look back over one hundred and forty years with gratitude to God and to all those who have gone before us in faith. As we look to the future, we do so with great hope and confidence. We are a Roman Catholic community of faith numbering 12,000 members in all. We are proud of the vitality of the life of our parish. We have a strong and vibrant liturgical and devotional life. We offer an excellent school and religious education program for the formation of our younger members. We sponsor a wide variety of ministries that reach out to those in need, both within the boundaries of our parish and beyond. We warmly invite you to visit with us and to get to know us. Know that you are always welcome!
From our Pastor, Rev. Aidan N. Donahue
As the month of June wanes, we look forward to the summer ahead of us. One of the traditions in Milford and across the country is the annual fireworks celebration connected with the Fourth of July, the annual celebration of the birth of our nation.
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Notes & News
July 3 Bulletin Deadline Is Noon, June 24
BULLETIN NOTICE: Articles for the July 3rd bulletin must be in the rectory office by noon, June 24th. Articles for the July 10th bulletin must be in the rectory office by noon, July 1st.
Volunteers Needed To Care For St. Mary Garden
Over recent years we have received many compliments about our parish garden -beautiful flowers as well as a variety of succulent vegetables which are donated to local food pantries. Unfortunately it will be impossible to continue the garden unless we receive some hands-on support from at least 15 parishioners. The work in the garden is peaceful and serene, completely enjoyable, and so satisfying to see your efforts rewarded by knowing that you are helping others. If you can spare one hour every two weeks we will be able to continue the garden with no problem. Please contact Al Tonry at 783-9805 or Altonry@optonline.net.
Rosary Program For Boys And Girls Begins July 7
The Legion of Mary is sponsoring the 31st Annual Rosary Program for boys and girls entering Kindergarten through middle school beginning Thursday, July 7th to August 25th. The sessions are held every Thursday from 10:30AM until 12:30PM in Father Cronin Hall. There is NO FEE. Any questions, please call Mrs. DiNapoli, 799-8670
Baptism is the first step toward lifelong membership in the Church. The St. Mary Parish Family welcomes the newest baptized members into our community and congratulates their parents and godparents on this wonderful event: Read more.
Free Rosary Repair Service
Do you have broken Rosary Beads? We have been informed of a FREE rosary repair service: Betty and Dick Holden, 7930 Estero Blvd, Apt 502, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 (Nov.-April) or (May-Oct) 7 Crane Place, Simsbury, CT 06070. Send your broken beads in a padded envelope and they will be repaired and returned to you within a week. You may also donate beads and they will be sent to the missions. Please indicate repair/return or send to missions. Email address is HoldenBnd@comcast.net, phone is 239-463-3993 (Florida) or 860-658-6330 (Connecticut).
Get Involved in Children's Mass on First Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
St. Mary Parish is continuing the Children's Mass on the first Sunday of every month during the school year at the 8:30 Mass on November 1st. We are looking for volunteers to be readers, singers and greeters. We have designated those students in Grade 5 for the Mass on November 1st. If you wish to volunteer for this privilege, send an email as soon as possible to email@example.com.Assignments will be made on a first come-first serve basis. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Pendleton at 874¬8752 or via the above email address.
Share your news with the Stella Maris Parish Newsletter
Do you have news about the good work of the St. Mary Parish? The volunteer staff of the Stella Maris, the St. Mary Church parish newsletter, has a new email address parishioners can use to share their news and inquiries. It's firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reach out to the Stella Maris staff whenever you hear of news or events happening within our parish.
"Altar Family" opportunites
For a greater participation as a family, we invite and encourage as many parents or adults to join the children to form a new “Altar Family.” For more information, contact email@example.com
Catholics Come Home Website
Are you Catholic but not sure why? Do you struggle to understand your faith? Are you a "passive" Catholic, or do not attend Mass regularly? Here is a user-friendly source of information and inspiration: Catholics Come Home.org. The St. Mary community hopes that you will return to your faith, understand your religion and be an active Catholic. If you would like more assistance in understanding your role in the church, please do not hesitate to contact our priests or deacons.
Religious Education Staffing And Information
If you are interested in teaching or learning more about participating in this program, please contact the Director, Sue Marra 203-877-5874. For up-to-date class information, see Religious Education.