During these trying days, especially when many feel isolated and alone, it’s important to have various ways to connect spiritually with our parish family.That's why we are inviting you to join your parish community on Zoom for An Evening of Reflection on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 at 7 PM. It will be led by Tammy Hewitt, parish director of evangelization and discipleship. This evening will be an opportunity to put aside our stressors and distractions as we spend time together in prayer and reflection. The session will be one-hour maximum and while any thoughts or comments will be welcomed, there is absolutely [...]
September 2020 With the fall season upon us, I truly hope that this letter finds you well. As we know all know, 2020 has brought unprecedented challenges to every aspect of our lives. We continue to meet these challenges using our faith and creative resources, which allow us to negotiate what each day brings. While change is a part of our lives, we also need the stability and focus that our traditions and institutions provide. The changing seasons also remind us to take the opportunity, every day, to savor all of the beauties God places before us and [...]
As of Saturday, September 26, 2020, the time for Exposition and Adoration of the Holy Eucharist at St. Paul Church will change. It will now take place each Saturday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Please feel free to participate in adoration at St. Paul Church during that time. Standard social distancing protocols remain in place. Please wear a mask. Exposition and Adoration of the Holy Eucharist will also be lived-streamed each Saturday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Are you looking to find a socially distant way to serve others through a parish ministry? Are you seeking to feel a deeper connection and involvement with our parish community in these trying times? It is with great enthusiasm that we announce that the SS. Isidore and Maria Parish ImmaCare Shelter Food Ministry is starting up once again. After a brief pause due to the shelter renovations, we will soon resume delivering meals to the shelter in Hartford. We are grateful to all of the volunteers who have generously agreed to continue to serve in this ministry. We are [...]
SS. Isidore and Maria Parish will hold the annual pet blessing on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 at 11:30 AM at the gazebo outside of St. Paul Church. This event is RAIN or SHINE! Pets of all sizes, shapes and species are welcome. All animals must be leashed, crated or caged, and under the control of their owners at all times. Owners: standard social distancing rules with other humans applies. Please wear masks! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the annual pet adoption event held in partnership with our neighbors at St. James Episcopal Church in Glastonbury has been POSTPONED until Oct. 2021. [...]
Mental illness affects people of all ages, genders, religions, and backgrounds. That’s why the SS. Isidore and Maria Health Ministry seeks your help in supporting “The Purple Light Project,” an initiative of Hartford Hospital’s Institute of Living (IOL). The Purple Light Project provides tangible support to the psychiatric patients in Hartford Hospital’s Emergency Department, which monthly sees approximately 450 people experiencing a mental health crisis. All too often, they arrive at the hospital without the life’s basics that we take for granted. That’s where YOU come in. There are two ways you can help support The Purple Light Project: 1) Dine at [...]
In the Eucharist, we “break the one bread that provides the medicine of immortality, the antidote for death and the food that makes us live forever in Jesus Christ.” (St. Ignatius of Antioch) Despite the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, the opportunity to receive communion in a safe, socially distant manner is available following each weekend Mass at SS. Isidore and Maria Parish. We understand that there are some people who are not yet comfortable participating in Mass in person. Simply come to the front entrance of St. Paul Church at one to the times listed below, and avail [...]
MASS TIME CHANGE: Beginning Sept. 4th, Friday daily Mass at St. Paul Church will be held at 12:15 p.m. This allows us to provide more people with the opportunity to participate in daily Mass. PLEASE NOTE: Daily Mass on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays will remain at 7:30 a.m.
As of Monday, August 10, 2020, SS. Isidore and Maria Parish is DISCONTINUING the pre-registration requirement for attending weekend Masses. Seating starting with Masses this weekend (8/15 & 8/16) will be available on a first-come, first-seated basis, up to 100 people. Mass times & locations are as follows: Saturdays at 4 PM at St. Paul Church Sundays at 8 AM at St. Paul Church Sundays at 9:30 AM at St. Paul Church Sundays at 11:15 AM at St. Paul Church Standard social distancing protocols remain in place, and Communion will still be available at the conclusion of every Mass. Live-streaming [...]
(UPDATED Sat., Aug. 8 at 10:55 AM) Great news! Power has been restored at St. Paul Church, and we are grateful, as we understand many across Glastonbury and around the region remain without power at this time, including St. Augustine Church. Please know that weekend Masses at SS. Isidore and Maria Parish will take place this weekend as scheduled: Sat. 8/8 at 4 PM at St. Paul Church Sun., 8/9 at 8 AM at St. Paul Church Sun., 8/9 at 9:30 AM at St. Paul Church Sun. 8/9 at 11:15 AM at St. Paul Church No registration is required - seating is available [...]