Welcome to our Parish website!
- Please stay keep checking back for updates. Stay safe everyone and may God continue to bless everyone.
- Father Sievel will be celebrating Mass via Live stream on the Parish Facebook page on Sunday at 8:45 am. The video will be on this website page at 10am and can be viewed anytime.
- Lectio Divina is currently meeting on ZOOM. Contact the parish office for details.
- Please know that you can continue your weekly offertory by mail, office door slot, through the Offertory boxes at the entrances to all churches or through our online parish giving.
- Faith Formation Registration is ONLINE! Go to the Faith Formation Home Page for more information
- Need Masks?
The wife of one of our staff has offered to make masks for parishioners in need. Please call the parish office, 203-235-6381 with your requests. Indicate how many adult (male/female) and children (give ages for correct size) masks are needed. The only thing that is asked is your patience as she is making them by herself. She is also taking donations of material, clothing that could be cut up and yarn. All can be brought to the parish office.
Message from Father Sievel:
As we journey through the Easter Season and Covid 19 we probably feel tired, discouraged and restless. How we yearn for a return to normal! Yet there is no “normal” any longer. The statistics are astounding still: 25,000 new Covid cases reported daily throughout the US, miles long lines of people seeking face masks and food in our own state, a new Covid related illness surfacing in children, businesses struggling to survive, millions of unemployed... We are not over this scourge. Careful planning is necessary for a reopened Connecticut.
And so, for the issue of reopening churches, we will see what instructions we receive from the Archdiocese. I hope this will be a workable and gradual process. The safety of people is my first concern as Pastor.
This pandemic has taught us that the greatest act of charity and mercy is to keep people safe. This is our goal at OLQA Parish!
So often we hear “We will get through this together” and this is true but we say in faith “God is with us, in Jesus Risen and present to the church and the world.”
May we abide in this reality too!
Forward in Faith,
Father Tom Sievel
The three churches rang their bells on Easter Day at Noon to proclaim the Resurrection and offer hope. (click here to hear it)
Faith Formation Registration is on the Faith Formation Home Page
Please Update Your Parish Registration Form, you can return it in the collection basket or return to the Parish Office:
Parish Registration Form