As you are all aware this is a time of change for us here at St. Mary and St. Thomas, and during this time of change we all have to be willing to accept that things will not always operate as smoothly as they have in the past, believe me I have learned this first hand. It was my full intention to have our Mass schedules continue as they have until September with no modifications during my scheduled vacation. However, even though I and my staff have made the best efforts that we can, we are unable to provide coverage for the 10:15 AM Mass on August 10th, however, the 10:30 Mass will be held at St. Mary’s in Coventry. In addition to this announcement I find it necessary to begin the new Mass schedule as of Saturday, August 23rdinstead of September 6th due to the unavailability of priests during August.
I want to extend my gratitude to you in advance for your understanding of this situation. It is not what I wanted or intended during this transition, however, the reality remains that there just aren’t enough priests to go around, and until we have more men entering seminary and being ordained situations like this will occur more frequently as our aging priest population moves into retirement.
As always if you have any concerns you wish to discuss with me about this my door is open to you. I ask that you keep me, St. Mary’s and St. Thomas in your prayers as we move forward in this new era for our two parishes.
God bless you all,
Parish Council Announcement
Parish Council Announcement
On July 15, 2014 there was a meeting of the Parish Councils of both St. Mary Church and St. Thomas Aquinas Church to discuss the combined Mass schedule. It was a wonderful meeting with the two councils getting to know each other and sharing our combined efforts to consider the needs of both parishes.
The result of the meeting was that the daily Mass will be at 12:20 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas, the reason for this is that the UConn students faithfully attend the daily Mass and many of them do not have transportation. The Vigil Masses will continue to be held at 5 p.m. at BOTH CHURCHES. The 8:15 a.m. Mass will continue to be held at St. Thomas Aquinas and the 10:30 a.m. Mass will continue to be held at St. Mary. Since the largest attendance for Mass is for the 10:15 and 10:30 it was noted that St. Mary has the most space to accommodate the amount of combined parishioners. The 7 p.m. Student Mass will continue to be held at St. Thomas for obvious reason.
St. Joseph Chapel in Eagleville will be re-purposed for First Friday Services and possibly Weddings.
We appreciate the cooperative spirit of our combined Parish Families and look forward to getting to know, and worship with, our neighbors.
Parish Councils of St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas
Daily Mass 12:20 p.m. St. Thomas Aquinas
Vigil Mass 5:00 p.m. St. Mary and 5:00 p.m. St. Thomas Aquinas
8:15 a.m. Mass St. Thomas Aquinas
10:30 a.m. Mass St. Mary
7:00 p.m. Mass St. Thomas Aquinas (during Student Session only)
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Monday 2 PM
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Wednesday 11 AM
Thursday 1 AM, 5 AM
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Readings for the Week of August 31, 2014
St.Thomas, Storrs Sunday 8:15 a.m.
St. Mary Church Sunday 10:30 a.m.
St. Mary Church-Daily Mass
M-F 12:20 at St. Thomas in Storrs
12 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please Note Father John will be at the Rectory weekly
Monday 2-4 PM
Tuesday 2-4 PM
Friday 2-4 PM
Or by appointment if necessary