Reconciliation Monday set for 3/29

BRIDGEPORT—“Reconciliation Monday” will be held again this year on Monday, March 29 in parishes throughout the diocese.

A total of 26 parishes will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation from 3-9 pm, so that the lay faithful may experience God’s mercy as Holy Week begins.

The invitation to participate in “Reconciliation Monday” was created in the joyful spirit of Pope Francis who said, “Now is the time to be reconciled with God. Staying on the path of evil is only a source of sadness.”

According to Msgr. Thomas Powers, vicar general of the diocese, because of the ongoing pandemic host parishes may offer Confessions in a variety of venues, which would include confessionals, church bodies, parish centers or outdoor parking lots.

Each will make the determination. Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has asked that penitents have the option of confessing anonymously or face-to-face and that a distance of six feet (as recommended by the CDC) is maintained between the priest and penitent.

“Reconciliation Monday” will be hosted from 3-9 pm at the following parishes:

Deanery A (Queen of Peace)

  1. St. Andrew Parish: 435 Anton Street, Bridgeport
  2. St. Ann Parish: 481 Brewster Street, Bridgeport
  3. St. Augustine Cathedral: 359 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport

Deanery B (Mystical Rose)

  1. St. James Parish: 2070 Main Street, Stratford
  2. St. Lawrence Parish: 505 Shelton Avenue, Shelton
  3. St. Mark Parish: 500 Wigwam Lane, Stratford

Deanery C (Queen of Martyrs)

  1. St. Theresa Parish: 5301 Main Street, Trumbull
  2. St. Rose of Lima Parish: 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown

Deanery D (Our Lady, Queen of Confessors)

  1. St. Peter Parish: 104 Main Street, Danbury
  2. St. Edward the Confessor Parish: 21 Brush Hill Road, New Fairfield
  3. St. Joseph Parish: 163 Whisconier Road, Brookfield

Deanery E (Seat of Wisdom)

  1. St. Mary School Hall, 183 High Ridge Road, Ridgefield
  2. Our Lady of Fatima, 229 Danbury Road, Wilton

Deanery F (Queen Assumed into Heaven)

  1. Our Lady of the Assumption Parish: 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield
  2. St. Pius X Parish: 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield

Deanery G (Mother of Divine Grace)

  1. St. Aloysius Parish: 21 Cherry Street, New Canaan
  2. St. Thomas More Parish: 374 Middlesex Road, Darien
  3. St. Matthew Parish: 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk

Deanery H (Cause of Our Joy)

  1. The Parish of St. Cecilia-St. Gabriel: 1184 Newfield Avenue, Stamford
  2. Holy Spirit Parish, 403 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford
  3. Sacred Heart Parish: 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford

Deanery I (Mary, Mother of the Church)

  1. The Parish of St. Catherine of Siena and St. Agnes: 4 Riverside Avenue, Greenwich*
  2. St. Mary Parish: 178 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich
  3. St. Michael the Archangel Parish: 469 North Street, Greenwich

** Confessions heard from 5-7:30 pm

(To find a deanery near you, and for a full Confession and Eucharistic Adoration schedule from around the diocese visit: