Baptism 1 300x175Baptisms are held in the Chapel:
Saturdays between 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sundays between 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Helpful Information
• Normally there are to be two Roman Catholic godparents who have received baptism, first communion and confirmation. However, when this is not possible, at least one godparent must be a Roman Catholic. In this case, the other godparent must be a Baptized Christian. Godparents not from this parish should provide a sponsor certificate to St. Catherine's.

• If your family is registered with another parish, the permission of the pastor of other parish is required for baptism to take place at St. Catherine's.

scarlett baptism 249x172• Parents are required to attend one of the Pre-Baptismal preparation sessions held in the Rectory on the third Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m.

• Parents should schedule a brief meeting at a mutually convenient time (i.e. following a Sunday Mass) with one of the priests or deacons prior to attending the pre-baptismal preparation class. The following questions will be addressed during this informal discussion:

• Do you, as parents of young children, feel welcome in the parish?

• Do you feel you are adequately informed regarding parish activities?

• In what ways would you like to contribute to, and participate in, the life of parish?

chapel baptism fount 255x153• Are you willing to commit yourselves to the ongoing religious education of your children, and to encourage them to participate in the Church's sacramental life?

To schedule a baptism, please call our Receptionist at 203-637-3661 x310.

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