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St. Mary’s

History

American society did not always welcome its immigrants.  The relative strangeness and poverty of newcomers, as well as their differences of speech, custom, and skin color made some people suspicious and rejecting.  Over generations, however, the Catholic Church stood with immigrants and for immigrants.  Ours was - and continues to be - an immigrant Church. 

St Mary Parish embodies this bright Catholic history.  Build in 1845 by newly-arrived Irish workers for Norwich’s factories, St. Mary’s is the oldest Catholic parish in eastern Connecticut.  St. Mary Church soon became home and a remarkable place of welcome for new arrivals from many other countries.  Polish immigrants arrived in such great numbers that they built their own sister parish close to St. Mary’s, appropriately named for St. Joseph. 

Today, St. Mary Church is home to Spanish-speaking people from many Latin American countries as well as Puerto Rico.  Norwich has perhaps the largest Haitian community in the state, and St. Mary’s is their spiritual home.  Our 90 year-old St. Anthony Chapel celebrates the presence of Portuguese-speakers from Cape Verde, and they are still arriving.  Established parishioners, residents for generations, have the special task of making St. Mary’s a place of welcome.   Spanish, Haitian Creole, and English are the principal languages of our parish’s life and worship.  Here we are building on a foundation that others have laid.  We welcome and celebrate our diversity, creating from it one body in Christ.

Historia

La sociedad americana no siempre da la bienvenida a sus inmigrantes. La extrañeza relativa y la pobreza de los recién llegados, así como sus diferencias de lenguaje, las costumbres y color de la piel hacen que algunas personas las vean de manera sospechosas y las rechazen. Durante generaciones, sin embargo, la Iglesia Católica se quedó con los inmigrantes y por los inmigrantes. La nuestra era - y sigue siendo - una Iglesia inmigrante.

La Parroquia Santa María encarna esta historia católica brillante. Fue construida en 1845 por trabajadores irlandeses recién llegados para las fábricas de Norwich, Santa María es la parroquia católica más antigua en el este de Connecticut. La Iglesia Santa María pronto se convirtió en el hogar y en un lugar extraordinario de acogida para los recién llegados de muchos otros países. inmigrantes polacos llegaron en tan gran número que construyeron su propia parroquia hermana cerca de Santa María, con el apropiado nombre de San José.

Hoy en día, la iglesia Santa María es el hogar de personas de habla española de muchos países latinoamericanos, así como Puerto Rico. Norwich tiene quizás la más grande comunidad de Haití en el estado, y Santa María es su hogar espiritual. Nuestra Capilla de San Antonio celebró sus 90 aniversario y la presencia de portugueses que hablan de Cabo Verde, y todavía están llegando. feligreses establecidos, los residentes de otras generaciones, tienen la tarea especial de hacer de Santa María un lugar de acogida. Español, creole haitiano, e Inglés son los idiomas principales de la vida y el culto de nuestra parroquia. Aquí estamos construyendo sobre los cimientos que otros han puesto. Damos la bienvenida y celebramos nuestra diversidad, la creación de ella en un solo cuerpo, en Cristo.

Legliz Sent Mari

Sosyete Ameriken an pa toujou akeyi imigran yo byen. Sengilarite ak povrete nan moun ki fèk vini yo, an menm tan ak jan yo pale a ki diferan, koutim, ak koulè po yo, te fè kèk moun sispèk. Atravè jenerasyon pase yo, sepandan, Legliz Katolik toujou rete kanpe avèk imigran yo e pou imigran yo. Pawas nou an, se yon Legliz imigran e jis kounye a se yon Pawas imigran li ye.

Pawas Sent Mari defini istwa Katolik la. Travayè Ilandè yo ki te fèk vini pou faktori Norwich yo bati Legliz sa a en 1845. Sent Mari se pawas Katolik ki pi ansyen nan lès Connecticut. Legliz Sent Mari byen vit tounen yon kay e yon kote remakab pou akeyi nouvo arive ki soti nan anpil lòt peyi. Imigran Polonè yo te vini an sitèlman gran nomn ke yo bati pwòp pawas sè yo tou prè Legliz Sent Mari, yo te chwazi yon non apwopriye Sen Jozèf.

Jodi a, Legliz Sent Mari se Legliz moun ki pale panyòl, ki sòti nan anpil peyi nan Amerik Latin osi byen ke Porto Rico. Norwich gen petèt pi gwo kominote Ayisyen nan eta Connecticut la, Sent Mari se Legliz yo li ye tou. Chapel Sen Antoine nou an ki genyen 90 ane depi lap selebre prezans moun ki soti Cape Verde yo e ki pale Pòtigè, toujou continue vini nan Sent Mari. Pawasyen Sent Mari ki bien etabli, e ki abite nan Pawas lan depi plisiè jenerasyon, yo gen yon travay espesyal pou yo fè. Sent Mari se yon Legliz ki recevwa e ki akeyi moun ki sot lòt kote. Panyòl, Ayisyen, ak Anglè, se lang yo itilize nan Pawas nou an. Isit la nou ap bati sou yon fondasyon ke lòt moun te koumanse bati anvan nou. Nou akeyi e nou selebre divèsite nou yo, nou kreye nan li yon sèl kò nan Kris la.

Mass Times

Saturday - English 4:00 pm
Sunday - Español 9:45 am
Kreyòl - 12:30 pm
Tuesday - English 8:00am, Español 6:30pm

Confessions

Saturday - English 3:00 pm
los martes - Español 5:45 pm - 6:30pm

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Parish Staff

Parish Priests
Fr. Robert Washabaugh
Fr. Tomasz Albrecht

Pastoral Associates
Sister Leidy Castillo
Sister Yannick Saieh

Secretary
Elaine Vollmuth
Secretary's Hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Sister Leidy:
los martes y los viernes
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bulletins

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March 3, 2019
February 17, 2019
February 10, 2019
February 3, 2019
January 27, 2019
January 13, 2019
January 6, 2019
December 30, 2018
December 23, 2018
December 16, 2018
December 9, 2018
December 2, 2018
November 25, 2018
November 18, 2018
November 11, 2018
October 28, 2018
October 21, 2018
October 21, 2018
October 14, 2018
October 7, 2018
September 30, 2018
September 16, 2018
September 9, 2018
September 2, 2018
August 26, 2018
August 19 2018
August 12, 2018
August 5, 2018
July 29, 2018
July 22, 2018
July 15, 2018
July 8, 2018
July 1, 2018
June 17, 2018
June 10, 2018
June 3, 2018
May 27, 2018
May 20, 2018
May 06, 2018
April 29, 2018
April 15, 2018
April 1 2018
March 25, 2018
March 18, 2018
March 11, 2018
March 4, 2018
February 25, 2018
February 18, 2018
February 11, 2018
February 4, 2018
January 28, 2018
January 21, 2018
January 14, 2018
January 7, 2018
December 31, 2017
December 24, 2017
December 17,2017
December 10, 2017
December 3,2017
November 26, 2017
November 19, 2017
November 12, 2017
November 5 2017
October 29, 2017
October 22 2017
Oct 15 2017
September 24 2017
September 10 2017
September 3 2017
August 27 2017
August 13 2017
Aug 6 2017
July 30 2017
July 23 2017
July 16 2017
July 9 2017
July 2, 2017
June 25 2017
June 18 2017
June 11 2017
June 4 2017
May 28 2017
May 21 2017
May 14 2017
May 7, 2017
April 23, 2017
April 16, 2017
April 9, 2017
April 2, 2017
March 26, 2017
March 19, 2017
March 19, 2017
March 12, 2017
March 5, 2017
February 26, 2017
February 19, 2017
February 5, 2017
January 29, 2017
January 22, 2017
January 15, 2017
January 8, 2017
January 1, 2017
December 24, 2016
December 17, 2016
December 11, 2016