Welcome to our Parish website!
On June 29, 2017 the Archbishop of Hartford, Leonard P. Blair, put into effect the Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Hartford; Meriden was included in The Plan. Here St. Laurent and St. Mary Parishes were closed and the parishioners joined to form a new Parish, Our Lady Queen of Angels. Our new Parish also includes the former Parishes of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, St. Joseph and Holy Angels. These three campuses remain open as centers for worship, pastoral services and catechesis.
Presently, we, the Transitional Parish Team, are planning for the next year when we will establish a permanent Parish Council, Finance Council and Committees. My hope for a new Parish Council is one that is visionary in it’s thinking and purpose. The expectation is to draw the best from each of the campuses and to enrich the whole Church community in Meriden.
Soon we will embark on a SWOT Analysis from the Archdiocese which will look at our common strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. Then we will be better equipped for the challenging work ahead of evangelization, or as Pope Francis said, bringing the church to the margins of society in whatever way we can in our time and place.
Hopefully this website will keep you informed about the many events and opportunities at Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish. Please remember to send us your good thoughts and prayers as we travel together into this new territory of Parish.
Reverend Thomas Sievel
If you are new to our Parish, please download the Parish Registration Form ,
print it, fill it out and return to the Parish Office.
As our churches come together to form a new community, we are enthusiastic about extraordinary things we will do to worship God, to cultivate Religious Education, and advance the values of the Gospel as one Parish!