Adult Faith Formation

The Church's catechetical mission aims to help the faithful of all ages to grow in both human and Christian maturity, enriching the whole of life with the leaven of the Gospel.

Faith formation helps adults make "a conscious and firm decision to live the gift and choice of faith through membership in the Christian community."
---excerpted from Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States

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The Gospel According to Luke, Part II  -  March 6 to April 11, 2017

Meetings take place in Room 101- 102 of the O'Connor Center
 - Monday evenings from 7:30 - 9:00 or Tuesday mornings from 10:00 - 11:30.

Registration forms can be found here

*Deliver completed registration with $20 material fee to the rectory by February 21.

Luke tells the story of Jesus of Nazareth as a mighty prophet and Savior of the world in fulfillment of Old Testament expectations.  Luke also emphasizes Jesus as a person dedicated to prayer.  He begins with Jesus' virginal conception and birth, and follows Jesus through his public ministry to his passion, death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven - all under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  Luke, along with Matthew and Mark, is one of the synoptic gospels.  It is the primary gospel of the year "C" in the Catholic Church's liturgical cycle, the current cycle.

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Online registration is now open!
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Women, would you like to have a better understanding of your faith and learn more about God? Are you stretched and would like a way to refuel and be refreshed while making authentic connections with others? If so, we invite you to consider joining Walking With Purpose (WWP), a Catholic bible study for women. Through personal study and small group discussions, WWP helps link our everyday challenges to solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Church.

WWP will meet on Thursdays from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., from early October through late April. We do not meet during holidays or school vacations. Free childcare is available.

Interested in learning more? Feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Maria Manos, Barbara Ripp, Molly Zola or Jill Vollmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Becoming a Catholic (RCIA)
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Periodically we receive inquires from baptized Christians we are interested in entering the full communion of the Catholic Church or who would like to know what the requirements are to become a Catholic.  We also have requests from unbaptized persons who would like to be baptized.

If you, or a member of your family or a friend, fit in one of these categories, please contact Deacon Renato Berzolla at 203-912-5777 for additional information.

Mass Schedule

Saturday (Church)
5:00 p.m. (Vigil)

Sunday (Church)
7:30, 9:00,10:30 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m.

Daily Mass (Chapel)
Monday through Friday:
7:00 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m.

Holy Day (Church)
Eve: 5:15 p.m. (Vigil)
Day: 7:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.

Masses in other Languages (Sept-June, Chapel)
  French Mass
  2nd Sunday (12:00 p.m.)
  Italian Mass
  3rd Sunday (11:00 a.m.)
  Spanish Mass
  4th Sunday (11:00 a.m.)

Reconciliation (Sacristy)
Saturday: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment

Contact Us

4 Riverside Avenue
Riverside, CT 06878

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Phone: (203) 637-3661
Fax: (203) 637-8934

Photo Courtesy of
Hugh O'Connor