As was announced at the end of July, Fr. Tom is being reassigned by the Archdiocese of Hartford and the Jesuit Community of California to St. Gregory the Great Parish, Bristol, CT in September. Our prayers go with Fr. Tom in this new ministry. We thank him for his five years at St. Rita Parish and the new Parish of Divine Mercy.

Fr. Tom returned to Connecticut to be near his mother who is elderly and in failing health. He ministered in Hamden so that he could assist in her caring. While we are saddened to see Fr. Tom leaving Divine Mercy Parish, it is understandable that he be closer to his mother.

We are planning a celebration of thanksgiving for Fr. Tom on the weekend of September 8th and 9th. Please watch the bulletin for details.

There will be a Divine Renovation gathering on Monday, August 19, 2019 in the Donnelly Parish Center at 7pm. Have you been wondering, or are you intrigued by the comments and bulletin notices about Divine Renovation and alpha? We are having a meeting to further discuss how we can move forward with this new style of parish leadership and renewal.

Please join the Divine Mercy Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes, praying for a civilization of love and culture of life in our country and around the world with the Silver Rose as it passes through Connecticut. Tuesday, August 20th at 7:00 PM, St. Rita’s Church. Refreshments to follow. All Welcome.

Save the Date:

  • Sunday, September 15, 2019
  • Following the 11:30am indoor Mass at St. Stephen Church
  • Adults: $8 / Family of 4 Inclusive: $25

Hamburgers, hots dogs, fried chicken, fried dough, salads, desserts, beverages, plus a 50/50 raffle and activities for children. Tables and chairs will be provided.

Sponsored by the Divine Mercy Parish Knights of Columbus.