Announcements

Unfortunately due to circumstances, this year we were not able to hold our annual tag sale. We plan on bringing it back next year and will keep everyone posted with the date. At this time we cannot accept tag sale items but appreciate whatever you are willing to donate to our event next year.
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Attention parishioners!
Please email the office to update your personal information. We had many emails bounce back to us that were undelivered. Also, if you have a cell phone to receive texts, we would love that information too! Thank you for your help.
Email: stpaulwtfd@yahoo.com

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To keep you updated, our church is open for individual prayer every day of the week. Just a reminder to please be considerate of your fellow parishioners and maintain good social distancing while in the church.  The church will be open during the below hours.  Should you happen to arrive at the church and the doors are locked, it means that we have a priest saying Mass inside and he will be alone for a short time to celebrate that Mass.
Monday-Friday:  8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday:  8:00am-4:15pm   (Confessions 3:45pm-4:15pm)
Sunday:  8:00am-12:00pm

Our Mass schedule will remain the same as normal for each parish.  The only difference is that the doors will be locked during these times as the priest will be privately celebrating these Masses.  All Mass intentions will be celebrated as scheduled.  Due to the Masses not being public, Fr. Mark has made sure that we are set up to live-stream Masses on YouTube.  Our pastor, Fr. Mark has been praying for everyone and all the medical professionals who are assisting the sick.  We are live streaming the Saturday Evening service at 4:00PM  and Sunday morning at 10:00AM each weekend.

We understand that this is a challenging time for all of the faithful and we are diligently doing what we can to increase access to the Mass in these unprecedented times. God’s Love endures all hardships, may his grace sustain you and keep you in this season.

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“The Temporary Suspension of the Public Celebration of Mass in the Diocese of Norwich

NORWICH – Beginning effective immediately, Bishop Michael R. Cote has mandated that all public celebrations of Mass be temporarily suspended in all churches of the Diocese of Norwich (the Connecticut counties of Middlesex, New London, Tolland, and Windham and Fishers Island, New York), and continuing until further notice.

This decision was made in light of the recommendations of healthcare professionals and Governor Ned Lamont’s executive order requiring the closure of all restaurants, bars, gyms, and movie theaters and the prohibition of civic, social, and recreational gatherings of 50 or more people, including religious, spiritual, or worship gatherings of such size.

Priests will continue to celebrate a daily Mass with no congregation, remembering in prayer all who are affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Also, pastors are encouraged to make provision for their churches to be open during the day so individuals can still come and pray and make an Act of Spiritual Communion with the Lord.

Further information regarding other sacramental and liturgical celebrations, Holy Week and Easter, and all celebrations beyond that date will be forthcoming. People can visit NorwichDiocese.org for updates as they become available.”

 

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While our parish and the Diocese of Norwich continue to try and keep all parishioners updated on the changes in our Catholic Community during this time, we are also seeking your assistance.

Many churches are having an especially difficult time coping with Coronavirus for a number of reasons.  In addition to offering spiritual guidance and education on a many levels; we have numerous monthly operating expenses that are covered through our weekly offertory.  We prayerfully ask that all parishioners continue to tithe during these difficult times in order to maintain the daily operations of the parish.  Without your support and weekly offering we will not be able to maintain expenses.  Donations may be mailed to the office at any time, or for your convenience we also accept online donations.

You will all continue to be in our prayers especially during this time of uncertainty.  May we pray in hope that all of us may be safe and healthy during this pandemic.

 

Church mailing address:

St. Paul Church

170 Rope Ferry Rd.

Waterford, CT 06385

 

Online donations:

WeShare – https://stpaulwaterford.weshareonline.org/

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For the safety of our parishioners and Faith Formation students, please follow all signs in the parking lot of the church. Upon entering the church parking lot, the road is one way. Should you go to the left in front of the church, there is no right turn at the stop sign. That direction is strictly for taking a left at the stop sign to exit the church parking lot. Please advise, for your safety, there is no parking in the front of the Church. This space needs to be kept clear during Mass for emergency vehicles only. The safety and security of parish has always been a high priority. Please contact the office with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Please click on the below link for the new Mass schedule that will take effect starting May 1, 2019.

Mass Changes Letter