A Community Growing Together in Faith

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The Truth.  The Beauty.  The Good.
We are a Faith Community ANCHORED by the belief in the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. As a Family of Saints in Training. We hope to be the light and love of Christ, bringing his peace to all we meet by sharing the Good News of the Gospel.

 


Frequently Asked Questions


When you visit
Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go?

We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.


When are services?
Weekend Masses:
Saturday Vigil - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. ~ 11:00 a.m. ~ 4:30 p.m.

Daily Mass: 
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. 
Rosary at 8:00 a.m.
No Mass or Rosary on Monday and Tuesday.


What should I wear?
Although the Catholic Church has no real dress code when attending Mass, there is an unwritten dress code that demands we are properly dressed out of Respect, Honor, and Reverence for the Real Presence of Our Lord. 


How do I get to Our Lady of Peace?

Off I-95 South

651 Stratford Road
Parish Office - 10 Ivy Street
Stratford, CT 06615


Where do my children go?
It is appropriate that children of all ages attend Mass regularly and be included in the eucharistic celebration. 

Many parents with infants and young children may find it very difficult to bring them to Mass, but the goal is to get them coming as soon as they are able and get them ready by familiarizing them with the church, maybe by going for short visits and gradually extending those visits. Going to church should be a privilege and something they want to do.

While children cannot fully understand all that goes on at Mass, they can participate in some ways. They can learn to genuflect and bow. They can place the envelope in the basket. They can sing, and the family can practice songs at home. 

The goal is to help our children to participate fully in the eucharistic life. 


Am I expected to put money in the offering?
The money that is collected in the Sunday offertory is used to support the day-to-day operations and needs of the parish such as heat, air, salary of clergy and staff, sacramental and liturgical supplies, repairs, etc. In addition, there are special collections that go to various missions and needs of the wider church and diocese.


I have a hearing problem. Is there any special assistance?
We are currently in the development stage of this ministry.


I want to join the Parish. 
Download a registration form @ https://ourladyofpeacestratfordct.weconnect.com/join-the-parish or stop the Parish Office.