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Parish Updates

Please read below for important Parish Updates as we continue the process of merging together into one parish community.

Revision of City-Wide Mass Schedule, Effective April 6/7, 2024

The next revision of the city-wide Mass Schedule will be taking place on April 6/7, 2024 - Divine Mercy Sunday, the Sunday after Easter. While we fully acknowledge the difficulties of change, please know that this revision is the result of countless hours of prayer, study of the data, and consultation with the parish staff and leadership. It ensures that Masses will be celebrated in each of our 8 churches with the resources we currently have available, so that we can continue to build up the Body of Christ in New Haven.

Masses Going Away:
4PM Saturday Vigil at St. Anthony Church (and 3PM Confessions)
5PM Saturday Vigil at St. Joseph Church (and 4PM Confessions)
7:30 AM Daily and 7:30 AM Sunday Mass at St. Martin de Porres Church
2PM Sunday Latin Mass at St. Stanislaus Church (as of 1/14/24)

Mass Times Changed:
9AM Sunday Mass at St. Anthony Church changed to 8AM
9AM Sunday Mass at St. Francis Church changed to 9:30 AM
10:30 AM Sunday Mass at St. Mary Church changed to 11AM

Please read the important letter from the Pastors in Solidum if you have not yet had a chance to read it, which details the reasons behind this change, as well as reference the graph of 2023 data.

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Creation of New Parish Pastoral and Finance Councils

Our newly formed Blessed Michael McGivney Pastoral and Finance Councils met for the first time in October 2023, and continue to meet on a regular basis. Each council is made up of representatives from each of our churches.

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Decree of Merger

On July 1, 2023, the parishes of Saints Aedan and Brendan, Saint Anthony, Saint Martin de Porres, Saint Mary, Saint Michael, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Stanislaus, will merge to form a new parish to be known as Blessed Michael McGivney Parish of New Haven, Connecticut, in accordance with canons 121 & 515 §2 of the Code of Canon Law. On June 7, 2023, Archbishop Leonard P. Blair issued a decree effecting the merger of the aforementioned parishes.​

New Haven Catholic Implementation Team Documentation

SWOT Analysis

SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. A SWOT analysis is a technique utilized for assessing four aspects of an organization.

Monthly Team Meetings

Implementation team meetings are held on a monthly basis, with representation from all parishes. Representatives were appointed by their respective Parish Pastor.

January 2023 Meeting Minutes
Reference Documentation

Implementation team reference material is taken from the Archdiocese, developed, or gathered from other relevant sources.

Address from Archbishop Blair to the Catholic Faithful of New Haven

"While the churches in the city of New Haven experienced some alteration during the first wave of Pastoral Planning in 2017, the plan now is to initiate an even more substantial change to support its Catholic population. Instead of simply closing or merging weakening or failing parishes, the goal is to bring the priests, churches, ministries, and resources of the city together, uniting them in the hopes of creating a stronger, more vibrant Catholic community and culture. Thus the Archdiocese will now be implementing a new, united ‘municipal model’ for the city of New Haven. The several parishes in New Haven will be brought together into a single new entity, still keeping a number of existing church buildings and serving thousands of diverse parishioners."

Archbishop's Address
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