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Regarding Cancellation of Mass and Confessions

The Archdiocese of Hartford has extended its cancellation of all weekend and weekday Masses and Liturgies until further notice.  In compliance with this mandate, there will be no Public Masses or devotions (Stations of the Cross) during this time of cancellation.  In addition, publicly scheduled confessions are now suspended until further notice.

However, the Church will be open to everyone at the following scheduled times for prayer and visits, keeping in mind to use "social distancing" from other members (of at least 6 feet of separation), with a maximum limit of 50 persons inside the Church at one moment.

Church Opening Hours:

Sundays: 8:15am -- 12:00pm

Mondays to Saturdays: 7:30am -- 9:00am

The Pastor will be celebrate a private Mass each day and will fulfill the requested intentions indicated in the Sunday bulletin.  Let us unite ourselves in spirit with these Masses by making a spiritual communion.

According to St. Thomas Aquinas, Spiritual Communion includes 2 main elements: an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and a loving embrace as though we had already received Him. Spiritual communion produces within us effects similar to Sacramental Communion, according to the fervor of our desire and to the love with which we give Him welcome and attention. An ardent Spiritual Communion obtains for us the graces we need to become more pleasing to God, to practice virtue, and to avoid sin. An act of Spiritual Communion can be made with your own prayerful words or using a formula such as this one below.

Act of Spiritual Communion recommended by St. Alphonsus Ligouri:

My Jesus, I believe that Thou art truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love Thee above all things, and I long for Thee in my soul. Since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace Thee as though Thou hast already come. I unite myself entirely to Thee. Never permit me to be separated from Thee. Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, pray for us.

St. Joseph, pray for us.

St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.

St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.

St. Benedict, pray for us.

St. Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

St. Patrick, pray for us.