Parish Services

Sacraments

Eucharist - Mass Schedules

Weekend Masses
Saturday Vigil Masses at 4 PM and 5:30 PM in the Church
Sunday Masses at 7 AM, 9:15 AM and 11:15 AM in the Church
Sunday Masses at 8 AM, 10:30 AM, 12 Noon, 5 PM in the Parish Hall

Weekday Masses
7 AM and Noon in the Church, Saturday at 8 AM in the Church (Novena Mass)

Holy Days – 7 AM, 9 AM, Noon

Reconciliation - Confessions

Saturdays from 3-4 PM in the Church. Sundays 4-5 PM in the school. For Advent and Lent, please see the Bulletin. On Holy Days, 30 minutes before the Vigil Mass.

Baptisms & Pre-Baptism Instruction

  • Baptisms are celebrated every Sunday at 12:30 PM, with the exception of Holy Days and Holiday weekends. Please call the Parish Office to schedule a Baptism. 
  • The Pre-Baptism class, held the second Wednesday of every other month at 7:30 PM in the Barn, is required for new parents and parents who have not participated in a pre-Baptism class within five years and wish to have a child baptized. Please call the Parish Office to register for a Pre-Baptism class.
  • Catholic godparents are required to obtain a sponsor certificate from their parish stating that they are practicing Catholics in good faith and forward it to the Parish Secretary at least one week before the Baptism. A non-Catholic Christian may also act as a witness for a Baptism. 
             Contact:  Parish Secretary, Maria Arena, (203) 438-6538, ext 110, maria@smcr.org

Marriage & Marriage Preparation

  • Couples planning to marry should contact the Parish Secretary at least one year in advance to schedule their wedding. 
  • At least nine months prior to the wedding date the future bride and groom should begin preparation for their marriage and are expected to participate in the marriage preparation program (Pre-Cana) offered by the Diocese of Bridgeport. A booklet on preparing for marriage at Saint Mary Parish is available at our Parish Office.
  • For schedules and other information about the Diocesan marriage preparation program (Pre-Cana), see their website: www.bridgeportdiocese.com/index.php/marriageprep
Contact:  Parish Secretary, Maria Arena, (203) 438-6538, ext 110, maria@smcr.org

Anointing of the Sick

Anyone who is seriously ill or preparing for surgery may arrange to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick by contacting the Parish Office:  (203) 438-6538.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

RCIA involves preparing un-baptized and baptized, but un-catechized adults for initiation into full communion with the Catholic Church. RCIA general information sessions typically begin in September and continue through November. These are followed by weekly instructional classes in Scripture and Catholic doctrine beginning on the first Sunday of Advent and continuing through Palm Sunday. To the extent possible, the session schedule tries to accommodate the convenience of the participants.
Contact: Deacon Bob Salvestrini, (203) 438-2761, salvo@aol.com

Religious Education

Office: (203) 438-7335                   Fax: (203) 438-6876
Director of Religious Education      Sr. Joan Brennan, CND, religioused@smcr.org
Assistant                                         Sr. Margaret Brennan, CND, religioused@smcr.org
Administrative Assistant                 Nancy Cofone, ncofone@parishmail.com
Assistant                                         Dorian Peckham, dorian@smcr.org
For additional information contact: religioused@smcr.org

Music Ministry

Director of Music and Organist:  Darren Motise, (203) 438-6538, ext 300, darren@smcr.org

Saint Mary Cemetery

Office: (203) 438-3606                            Fax: (203) 438-7906
Director:  Ray Sturz,  rsturz@smcr.org   Sales:  Donna Barber, dbarber@smcr.org

Saint Mary School

The School, awarded the Blue Ribbon by the U.S. Department of Education, and the Diocesan Award for Excellence, is one of 33 elementary schools in our Diocesan System. Preschool through eighth grade. Principal:  Anna O’Rourke, (203) 438-7288, orourkea@smsridgefield.org
For additional information, please visit:  www.smsridgefield.org 

Youth Ministry/Life Teen

Youth Minister:  Laura Danner, (203) 438-2393, ldanner@smcr.org

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