Church of St. Mary
26 Dodgingtown Road
Bethel, CT 06801
203-744-5777
Mass Schedule
Sunday 7am, 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, 5:30pm
Saturday 8am, 5:30pm
Weekdays 6:30am, 9:00am
Palm Sunday, March 29 Sat. (March 28) 5:30pm; Sun. (March 29) 7am, 8:30am, 10am, 12 noon
April 2, Holy Thursday 7pm Mass of the Lord's Supper followed by Adoration in the Parish Hall until 11pm
April 3, Good Friday 3pm -- Celebration of the Lord's Passion
April 4- Great Vigil of Easter 8:00pm
Easter Sunday, April 5 6am Sunrise Mass at Blue Jay Orchards (weather permitting), 7am, 8:30am, 10am, 12noon
Mass Schedule
Saturday 4:00pm
Monday, March 30 9:30-10:00am
Tuesday, March 31 7-9pm
Wednesday, April 1 5-6pm
From the Pastor Saturday, March 28: 5:30pm (Fr. Corey),
Sunday, March 29: 7:00am (Fr. Corey), 8:30am (Fr. Rolando), 10:00am (Fr. Rolando), 12:00noon (Fr. Chris), 5:30pm (Fr. Chris)

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

PALM SUNDAY (March 29)
Masses are celebrated on:
Sat. evening (March 28) at 5:30pm
Sun. at 7am, 8:30am, 10am, 12 noon, 5:30pm

CONFESSIONS: Monday, March 30: 9:30–10:00am; Tuesday, March 31: 7:00 — 9:00pm; Wednesday, April 1: 5:00 — 6:00pm (last opportunity before the Triduum)

DAILY MASSES:
(Mon., Tues., & Wed.) 6:30 & 9am

HOLY THURSDAY (April 2)
9:00am – Morning Prayer (no morning Mass)
7:00pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Adoration in the Parish Hall until 11:00pm

GOOD FRIDAY (April 3)
9:00 am – Morning Prayer (no morning Mass)
12:00noon – Ecumenical Way of the Cross beginning at Bishop Curtis Homes.
3:00pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
7:00pm – Stations of the Cross
(Day of FAST and ABSTINENCE – no eating between meals and no meat)

HOLY SATURDAY (April 4)
9:00am – Morning Prayer (no morning Mass)
12:00n – Blessing of Easter Food (Parish Hall)
(No 5:30pm Mass)
8:00pm – The Great Vigil of Easter

EASTER SUNDAY (April 5)
Masses are celebrated at:
6:00am Sunrise Mass at Blue Jay Orchards (weather permitting)
7:00am, 8:30am, 10:00am, 12:00noon at the Church (No 5:30pm Mass on Easter Sunday)

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY (April 12)
Masses are celebrated on Sat. evening at 5:30pm and on Sun. at 7am, 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, 5:30pm
3:00pm – Holy Hour including Song, Adoration and the Divine Mercy Chaplet in the Church









Welcome to Saint Mary Parish in the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Beginning in 1882, the Catholic Church has served the needs of the people of Bethel from the Town Hall, to the Church on Greenwood Avenue, or our current Church on Dodgingtown Road. Being the only Catholic Church in the town of Bethel, our parish community reaches to the surrounding towns of Danbury, Brookfield, Newtown and Redding. St. Mary Parish Center includes a beautiful church seating 850 worshippers, a parish hall, an active and thriving school, convent and rectory.

With the dedication of our school principal Sister Anne McCarthy SSND, Sister Alberta SSND, our Director of Religious Education Mary Ferri, our Music Director Michael Ferrari, our Choir Director Elizabeth Barnes, our Youth Minister Dean Aufiero, our Plant Manager Paul Orsino, our Rectory Staff Kate Fitzgerald, Pat Jackson and Julie Doerner, our Deacon John DeRoin and our priests Father Rolando Arias and Father Chris Perrella, we serve a vibrant, dynamic, faith-filled community that brings the message of the Gospel, the guidance of the Church, the grace of the Sacraments and the love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit to the world around us.

Visit our website and visit us in person – you are most welcomed to our community!

God Bless!
Father Corey Piccinino
Pastor