Rev. Cyprian P. La Pastina, Pastor                Charlene C. Prisinzano, Director of Religious Education
phone: 203 869 9250                                                              email: saintmre@gmail.com


Mass streaming every day at 12 Noon on Facebook


  St Mary Greenwich



Message from Fr. La Pastina


Dear Parents,

I wish you and your families a happy and blessed Easter!

I hope this message finds you well during these unusual and challenging times.  It seems almost impossible that the things in life that we normally take for granted have been temporarily taken away from us.  We are not able to come and go as we please, some have lost their jobs, shopping has become more difficult and we cant even go to Mass at the moment.  We are worried about our finances, loved ones and the risk of infection.  

At these moments must never thing that God has abandoned us, on the contrary, its an opportunity to strengthen our relationship with the Lord who loves us more than we can possibly image.  We should strive to spend more time in private prayer, study of sacred scripture and the Catechism.  In particular, I encourage the recitation of the Rosary. Next to the Holy Mass it is the most important prayer we have.  Never underestimate the power of the Rosary or the intercession of the Mother of God.

As you know we have had to postpone First Holy Communion and Confirmation due to Covid-19 restrictions.  At the moment we do not know the dates these Sacraments will be rescheduled.  The Bishop has informed me that Confirmations will be rescheduled for sometime this Fall.  As soon as the Diocese gives me a date I will let you know. When public Masses resume you will be contacted about rescheduling the date for your child’s First Holy Communion.  

Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.  Some of you may already know Mass is streamed on our Facebook page “St Mary Greenwich” every day at 12 noon.  While this is no substitute for being present at Mass and receiving the sacraments it is a way for us to stay focused and united in prayer.  I look forward to the day when our lives can return to normal and we can gather together at the Altar of the Lord.

With prayers and best wishes!
Father La Pastina 

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Although we are closed at this time, it is a good time to register for the coming year. 


Registration for 2020 - 2021 Religious Education begins March 9 


Families must re-register each year. 


forms are on line at


 www.stmarygreenwich.org.


Please do not submit tuition payment at this time.



Tentative 2020~2021

Class Schedule

 

Grade 1                                             Mondays                                               4:00 -5:00 pm 

First Eucharist                                Tuesdays                                               4:15 -5:15 pm 

Grades 3, 4, & 5                               Tuesdays                                                4:15 - 5:15 pm

Grade Six                                          Mondays                                                4:00 - 5:00 pm

Grade 7                                            Wednesdays                                           7:00 - 8:00 pm 

Confirmation Grade 8                       Wednesdays                                          7:00 - 8:00 pm


                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Upper Grades Receiving First Eucharist

Students who are in grades 4 and up who are preparing for First Eucharist are required to attend a weekly class. Day and time TBD in addition to their regular class. Please see your calendar for exact dates. This class will begin in January

Students in the Bridges to Faith Class

Students in grades 5 and up who have either had no formal Religious Education classes or who have missed two or more years of formal Religious Education classes are required to attend the Bridges to Faith class weekly  in addition yo their regular grade level class. This class begins in September. Day and time TBD

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 FOOD OR DRINK IS NOT PERMITTED IN THE BUILDING. 
PLEASE DO NOT SEND WATER WITH YOUR CHILD.
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Attendance

Because we have so few classes, we will require a doctor's note if a student is absent more than three times. Please see your handbook for complete information.
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Drop off and Pick up

Please drop your child off no earlier than 5 minutes before class. There is on one to supervise early drop offs. PLEASE!!! Make sure there is class before dropping off.

Please pick up your child promptly. The DRE cannot  be expected to supervise late pickups. Please consider  traffic when picking up. 
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 CELL PHONES

Teachers will collect phones. St. Mary religious education reserves the right to collect all cell phones before class.  Phones may be used ONLY after dismissal and in the lobby.  Anyone using a cell phone at any other time will be required to leave it in the office.