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Welcome to Saint Gregory the Great Parish of Bristol, Connecticut.  Thank you for visiting our website.

To My Dear Parishioners::

As we begin our Fall schedules and find ourselves in the midst of the Pandemic (corona-virus), we thank God for the many blessings that He has bestowed upon us and our parish.  It is that time of year again to begin the 2020 Parish Annual Collection. Last year, parish families generously contributed $103,856 to the Annual Collection last year.  I am grateful to those who sacrificed to make this happen.  Your financial support and participation make it possible for us to continue to do the many good things that are happening here at Saint Gregory’s.  Your continued participation is vital!

The Parish Annual Collection is an integral and imperative part of the financial structure of Saint Gregory Church. It is necessary to provide a needed addition to the weekly offertory, which does not cover the ongoing operating expenses.  Just as you have encountered in your own homes this past year, the parish has experienced higher heating costs, utilities, insurance premiums and operational expenses. The collection also provides funds for small capital and maintenance projects. This past Spring we were informed by our air conditioning company that one of the air conditioning units in the church and a unit in the rectory had to be replaced.  Both units were the original units when air conditioning was put in the church and the rectory. Both units were not functioning and could not be repaired since they were both leaking water.   Both units were replaced before the summer came in. Also this summer, the parish truck that takes care of all the plowing in the winter and other maintenance tasks, had to be replaced.  The old truck was purchased in 2006. I was informed that the truck would not be able to handle another winter of plowing and the like. As a result, a new parish truck had to be purchased at the end of the summer.  These were both unexpected expenses that we did not plan on.  Our goal for the Parish Annual Collection this year is $115,000.00.

Again, I express my sincere gratitude for your gift last year to the Parish Annual Collection.  I would deeply appreciate it if you could give prayerful consideration to renewing, or increasing, this generous, sacrificial gift to Saint Gregory Church.  While I do not know your individual circumstances, I must ask all parishioners to support this year’s very important appeal.  The future of our parish depends upon the support of our parishioners.  Please return your gift card in the enclosed envelope either by mail or drop it in the collection basket when you attend Mass as soon as possible.  If you would prefer to make your contributions electronically, please enroll in our Online Giving Program. Follow the Online Giving link on our website: http://stgregorybristol.org

Even if you are unable to attend Mass each weekend with us, please do your part in supporting our parish.  Your spiritual well-being is my first priority; however, it is also my responsibility to keep the bills paid, the budget balanced and the parish buildings in good repair.  I know that making this gift will involve sacrifice and I truly appreciate all that you do in providing for the financial stability of our parish.  More important than my gratitude, however, is that God will bless you for whatever you do to build up His Church.  I thank you in advance for your response.  I know you will do your best in support this year’s Parish Annual Collection.

 With all best wishes,

Sincerely in Our Lord,

Monsignor Gary F. Simeone

Pastor

ALERT !!

Some parishioners warned us about a scam text message they just received supposedly from Father Gary.  This is a SCAM, do not answer the text. 

The text started out with the person's name, saying "can you do me a favor?"  And when they responded to it, because they thought it could be Father Gary.  A return text asked them to purchase gift cards for “people in the hospital who were suffering from cancer”  and that he couldn’t get to the store and would pay them back later.  Obviously a SCAM

We have notified the Monsignor and he is changing his password,  but if you or anyone you know receives this message, DO NOT respond.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
Our Temporary Office Hours are Mon. - Fri 9-12 noon

If you have any business that can be completed via the telephone, please do so. Our number is 860-589-2295.

You may use THE RETURN BOX  to the right of the Rectory door for your offerings 

Thank you for your cooperation and continued support. 

Click here to link to our Facebook page or search for 'st gregory the great church bristol ct' on your Facebook account.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

On Resuming Public Worship 

The Weekday Schedule of Masses has resumed as of MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2020.

Daily Mass is celebrated at 9:00 AM Monday thru Saturday mornings.

Archbishop Blair has officially announced that the Vigil Mass on Saturdays and the Masses on Sunday Mornings will resume the weekend of July 4th and 5th, 2020.

Saturday Vigil Mass:                   Beginning July 4, 2020 at:    4:00 PM

Sunday Morning Masses:           Beginning July 5, 2020 at:    7:30 AM; 9:30 AM and 11:15 AM

Confessions will be heard at the usual time on Saturdays from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

All the requirements that the Archdiocese of Hartford has established for parishes to open safely must continue to be carefully observed.

Parishioners need to be reminded that they are still dispensed from the Obligation to attend Sunday Masses, and that the elderly, the sick, and those who care for anyone who is vulnerable are encouraged not to attend at this time.

EXTENSION OF THE DISPENSATIONFROM THE SUNDAY MASS OBLIGATION

 On March 13, 2020, each and every Catholic in the Archdiocese of Hartford was dispensed from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass by Archbishop Leonard P. Blair due to the potential danger of the coronavirus pandemic. This dispensation was most recently extended on May 27, 2020, with the release of the document 'Opening Churches for Public Worship in the Archdiocese of Hartford,' which stated, “As for Sunday Mass, the dispensation from the Sunday obligation previously granted to all Catholics of the archdiocese by the Archbishop has now been extended through Sunday, September 6, 2020.” 
 In light of continued uncertainty regarding the extent and duration of the coronavirus in the state of Connecticut and throughout the Archdiocese of Hartford,  Archbishop Blair has now extended this dispensation from the Sunday obligation through Saturday, November 28, 2020, which is the last day of the current liturgical year.
 The  Archdiocese of Hartford continues to monitor the severity of the situation surrounding the pandemic and will provide updates regarding decisions reached for the archdiocese as they are made.

LIVE STREAMING OF SUNDAY MASS: The 9:30 AM Sunday Mass is live streamed on Saint Gregory the Great face book page.

There are sanitizing stations provided around the Church. Parishioners are encouraged to bring their own if they can because of the shortage of hand sanitizers. You must wear a face mask, the practice of Social Distancing by staying at least 6 feet from people who do not live in your household, must be observed.

We are grateful to welcome you back and resume our liturgies together, we ask that you take these precautions to stay safe. Thank you!


WELCOME OUR NEW PAROCHIAL VICAR

Father Glen Dmytryszyn

We welcome our new Parochial Vicar, Father Glen Dmytryszyn. Father Glen, as he likes to be called, is a native of Wethersfield, Ct. and prior to his ordination attended St. John’s Seminary in Boston, earning a Master of Divinity Degree. Fr. Glen was ordained to the Priesthood on May 20, 2017 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph by Archbishop Leonard P. Blair. Fr. Glen recently finished his first assignment at St. John Bosco Parish in Branford, Ct.  Fr. Glen will also be a part-time Chaplain at St. Paul Catholic High School. He will be succeeding Fr. Hector in this assignment.


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2020 ARCHBISHOP'S ANNUAL APPEAL DONATE ONLINE

To donate online for the Archbishop' Annual Appeal, click on this link Archbishop's Annual Appeal - DonateOnline

This will take you to the Donate Online page. Then Follow the instructions on that page.

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Regular Mass Times

Saturday Vigil Mass 4:00pm
Sunday Masses, 7:30, 9:30, 11:15AM

Confessions 3:00pm Saturday or by appointment.

Daily Mass is celebrated at 9:00 AM
Monday thru Saturday

Holy Day Masses, 9:00, 12:10, 5:30pm

Exposition and Adoration, Every Friday,
9:30 - 10:30 am.. Closing with Benediction.

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Monday through Thursday:
9:00am - 12:00 noon & 1:00pm -3:30pm
Friday: 9am -12noon