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A Sensitive Note on Parish Finances

While Sunday Masses will resume during the weekend of July 4 & 5, the dispensation from the Sunday obligation previously granted to all Catholics of the Archdiocese by the Archbishop will continue to extend through Sunday, September 6, 2020. The elderly, the sick, and those who care for anyone who is vulnerable remain encouraged not to attend at this time.

 Please attend only if you feel it is safe and if you do not display symptoms of COVID-19.

You may still submit your weekly/monthly collection envelopes, mail them into the Parish Office, (St. Mary Magdalen at 145 Buckingham Street, Oakville, CT 06779)

OR

We recommend Signing up for On-Line Giving

Online Giving is a safe, secure and dependable means of income for the parish.

Thank you for your continued support.

Returning to Sunday Worship!

Dear Saint Mary Magdalen Parishioners,

We are happy to announce that public Sunday Masses will begin on the weekend of July 4/5. We will follow our traditional weekend schedule: Vigil Mass, Saturday, 4pm / Sunday Masses 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Confessions Saturday, 3-3:30 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen.

According to the current guidelines, Masses celebrated indoors are limited to 100 persons, maximum, or less according to the guidelines for social distancing.

When you come to Mass, you are required: 1.) to wear a face covering, 2.) to bring your own hand sanitizer, 3.) to remain 6 feet apart from anyone who is not a member of your household and 4.) to observe any other required precautions.

NO social gatherings are permitted either before or after Mass, including the parking lot.

Currently we are not celebrating daily Mass at St. Mary Magdalen, but Mass is offered at St. John the Evangelist at 12:10 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Daily Mass is also offered at other area churchesSt. John the Evangelist Church offers the opportunity for Confessions on Saturday afternoons 3:30 - 4:30p.m. & Monday evenings from 6p.m. - 7:00p.m.

The dispensation from the Sunday obligation previously granted to all Catholics of the archdiocese by the Archbishop is extended through Sunday, September 6, 2020.

Who Shouldn’t Come to Mass: Elderly who maybe compromised, those with pre-existing conditions, those who are fearful or anxious, and those who are taking care of a sick or homebound person need not be concerned if they miss Mass as the dispensation from the Sunday obligation has been extended.

Anyone in those categories is asked to continue taking advantage of televised Masses or Masses streamed online as they stay home and stay safe.

Each person is responsible to determine whether he or she should attend, but you are not under the obligation to attend Mass.

Public celebration of Sunday Masses will begin July 4/5

6/19/2020
The Archdiocese of Hartford has made the following announcement:

Resuming Public Worship on Sundays in the Archdiocese of Hartford

Churches in the Archdiocese of Hartford will be able to reinstitute the celebration of public Sunday Masses beginning the weekend of July 4 & 5, 2020.

Continuing to follow the required Archdiocesan procedures and respecting the current limits set by Governor Ned Lamont, Sunday Masses can take place beginning that weekend either indoors with a maximum of 25% of the church capacity or 100 total persons, whichever is less, socially distanced, or outdoors with a maximum of 150 persons, socially distanced. 

While Sunday Masses will resume during the weekend of July 4 & 5, the dispensation from the Sunday obligation previously granted to all Catholics of the Archdiocese by the Archbishop will continue to extend through Sunday, September 6, 2020. The elderly, the sick, and those who care for anyone who is vulnerable remain encouraged not to attend at this time.

As has been the case throughout the response to the coronavirus, the Archdiocese of Hartford will continue to track the situation surrounding the pandemic and will offer any and all updates deemed necessary to these current guidelines.

Please stay connected for more information.

Additional information about times and procedures for St. Mary Magdalen Parish will be communicated later this week. 

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Sending Your Condolences to Fr. Tom's Family

Dear Parishioniers, and Friends,

We pray that you are giving yourselves time to grieve the passing of our Pastor,  Fr. Tom Hickey. We’ve been getting some questions regarding donations in Fr. Tom name and offering condolences. We offer this to you, to help comfort your needs to express your sympathies, until we can come together once more.

Here’s how:

If you want to share your sympathies to the Hickey Family, please send all forms of correspondences in care of:

St. Mary Magdalen Parish
145 Buckingham Street
Oakville, CT 06779

OR  By email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would like to make a memorial contribution in Father Tom’s name, you may do so making checks payable to St. Mary Magdalen Church.

The donor’s name and gift will be acknowledged to his family and also you will receive a note from the parish office.

Thank you for your continue prayers and support during this time of sorrow.

Peace and Blessings,
Roberta Hardt
Parish Admin.

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Mass Schedule

Weekend Masses
Saturday Vigil, 4:00 PM;
Sunday, 8:30 & 10:30 AM
Daily Mass
Monday-Thursday; 8:00 AM Rectory Chapel

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Suspended