From Fr. Emmanuel

Guidelines for Re-opening

06-03-2020Fr. Emmanuel Ihemedu

Dear brothers and sisters,

As of Monday, June 8, 2020, St. John Paul the Great Parish doors are open for the public celebration of weekday Masses, baptisms, wedding Masses and funeral Masses. Efforts are being made to ensure that our parish is in compliance with all safety directives.

Archbishop Blair has extended the dispensation for Sunday Mass through Sunday, September 6, 2020. The date for the resumption of public celebration of Sunday Mass is yet to be announced. We will continue live streaming & videos of weekday and Sunday Masses so that all will be able to participate and remain connected with our parish family. Times and days have changed.


We Shall Open Our Doors for Public Worship Soon!

05-28-2020Fr. Emmanuel Ihemedu

Dear brothers and sisters,

In accordance with Archbishop Blair's instruction, beginning Monday, June 8, 2020, Saint John Paul the Great parish along with other parishes of the Archdiocese of Hartford will reopen our doors for the public celebration of WEEKDAY MASSES only. No more than a total of 100 socially-distanced persons will be allowed to be present at a given Mass. Efforts are being made locally to ensure that our parish is in compliance with safety directives.

Beginning June 8, Baptisms, Wedding Masses and Funeral Masses will resume here at St. John Paul the Great Parish. The same procedures and precautions for weekday Mass will be applied to these special celebrations (i.e. no more than 50 socially distanced persons of at least 6 feet will be allowed to be present, masks, very limited music without congregation singing etc.).


Holy Week

04-01-2020Fr. Emmanuel Ihemedu

Dear Church Family,

I hope all of you are safe and healthy amidst the Coronavirus crisis. I am praying for each and every one of you daily asking our Lord to keep you safe and protect you and your family.

As you know, the Holy Week is next week. While we may be on lockdown, we are not on knockdown. The worst thing that can happen to us is to let this crisis get the better part of us which is our relationship with God. Below is our Holy Week schedule and how we can remain united in prayer. I am hoping that you will be able to join us in these solemn activities: