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

To My Dear Parishioners:

We find ourselves in the midst of the great health crisis that we are all facing as a result of the coronavirus epidemic.  We are all challenged with carrying on with daily life to the extent that circumstances permit.  The Archdiocese of Harford and all its parishes are striving to provide pastoral care not only to those adversely affected, whether physically or spiritually, but also maintain the ongoing life of the church and its many services and ministries, however curtailed they may be at the moment.

All Masses are suspended until April 30th which includes Palm Sunday Masses, Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper, Good Friday Service, Holy Saturday Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Masses.

Confessions are still being heard on Monday evenings from 6PM to 7PM and on Saturday afternoon from 3PM to 3:30 PM. Confessions will also be heard on Monday, April 6th from 6PM to 7PM. 

As a result of the suspension of all Masses until April 30th, I ask that, to the extent that you are not adversely effected by the pandemic, that you not forget the needs of your parish or the wider church so that we can continue to fulfill our obligations to pay our employees, to maintain our facilities, and to carry out our mission.  Because of the suspension of Masses, the parish is no longer able to rely on the weekly envelopes of its parishioners.  As a result of the coronavirus, the outreach of our church, spiritually and materially, will be needed more than ever in the face of the many challenges and hardships inflicted on many people less fortunate than ourselves.
I am very grateful to all who continue to support our parish through the On-Line Giving, a simple and very effective way of facilitating contributions. This process, makes it possible for you to contribute to the parish from anywhere at any time.  This is helpful at this time, when the Masses on Sunday have been suspended.  To make your contribution to the parish, simply go to the parish website: www.stgregorybristol.org and click on the ‘Online Giving’ tab in the Menu, or you can go directly to www.osvonlinegiving.com/1640 . You also may mail your contributions to the parish, using your parish envelopes and send them directly to us at: Saint Gregory the Great Church, 235 Maltby Street, Bristol, Ct. 06010. You also may drop them off at the Parish Office using the drop box to the right of the Rectory door.

I ask that you keep in mind that we are truly blessed if we have the opportunity to help others, especially at a time of uncertainty, sorrow and hardship for many people.

May the Lord continue to bless you for your continued generosity to our Parish. May God Bless you.

Sincerely,
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.

Special Events:

 
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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. 

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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.


ST. Gregory's Outreach Team

On July 2nd the St. Gregory outreach team kitchen crew made dinner for the clients of Brian’s Angels. We delivered 40 hamburgers, macaroni salad, potato chips, fruit cups and bottled water. Pay Stebbins was very grateful and we have committed to delivering another dinner on July 23.
See Photos: Click HERE
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ST GREGORY’S ON THE GO ……

 

 

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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