R.C.I.A. – Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Anyone who is considering becoming Catholic or who is Catholic and has not received the sacraments of First Communion and/or Confirmation and would like to do so should call Deacon Rich at 860-620-7164 or email for information about the R.C.I.A. program.

Bible Study


Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian’s life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life.

First Holy Communion

Children are prepared to receive their First Holy Communion in the third grade. For preparation information please contact the church office. First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, May 6, during the 9:00 AM Mass.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confessions are heard on Fridays at 6:30 PM and on Saturdays at 3:15 PM.

Sacrament of Baptism

Parents wishing to initiate their children into the faith through this sacrament should speak with the pastor.

Sacrament of Confirmation

The youth of the parish normally receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at the age of 15 or 16 which corresponds usually to the 10th grade. For information about preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation please contact the church office.

The Sacrament of Matrimony

Couples interested in entering into the Sacrament of Marriage are asked to contact the pastor to discuss pre-marital preparation.

Sacrament of Holy Orders

Is the priesthood for you? Call: Office of Vocations (860) 286-7670 or visit:

Annointing of the Sick

It is our privilege to pray with the sick and to administer the Sacrament of Annointing. Please feel free to contact us when the need arises.

Community Outreach

Our parish provides various opportunities for community outreach and service. They include:

Food Drive

The CCD Parents Making Sandwiches in December


Visitation of the Sick and Elderly. A constant concern of our parish is the care of the sick and the elderly. Members of the Legion of Mary regularly visit our parishioners. Please join them in their work. Contact Maria Grabowy 860-583-4242 or Maryann Spirito 860-589-8751.

Volunteering at Ingraham Manor The Youth Ministry and other parishioners often pay a cheerful visit to residents of the Ingraham Manor in Bristol, as shown in the photo below. Please contact Debbie 860-874-9939.

Members of our Youth Ministry visiting a resident at Ingraham Manor


Altar Servers

Altar servers assist at liturgies. Contact Deacon Rich 860-620-7164.

Bereavement Ministry

This ministry provides a process for those who have lost a loved one to deal with grief. For information about our Fall 2018 Bereavement Ministry please watch this website or contact Joan 860-583-9831.

Children’s Choir

For rehearsal schedule please contact Christina at 860-798-1714.

Church Library

Our parish has a library with a variety of books and periodicals. Offerings are available in both the English and Polish languages. It is open on weekends after Sunday masses. During the week it is open upon request. Please contact the Church office.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assists the priests and deacons in distributing Holy Communion at Masses and in bringing the Eucharist to the sick and homebound. Contact the rectory at 860-583-4242.


This ministry welcomes those attending mass or other special events in our parish with a smile and a kind word. New greeters are always welcome to help. Please contact Joan Keyowski 860-583-9831.

Lazarus Committee

This committee helps the family with the many tasks at the time of a funeral. They provide a warm welcome to a family and friends attending the funeral. They are also available to help with the luncheon after the funeral-setting up and clean up. A special Mass for the deceased of the parish is celebrated about every two months, on a Saturday at 8:30AM, followed by a reception for all the bereaved. Contact Karin Kaczynski at 860-801-1856.


Lectors read the Word of God in Mass and lead the Prayers of the Faithful. Please contact Deacon Richard at


Music Ministry

The parish choirs endeavor to heighten the spiritual, educational and social enrichment of their members as they provide music ministry for the parishioners. The Adult Choir and Children’s Choir contact is Christina Micari at 860-798-1714. The Polish Language Choir is under the direction of Karolina Zagaja 860-329-1261.

Parish Gardeners

Members of the parish maintain and care for various landscaped areas and flower beds on the church property on a voluntary basis. A “green thumb” would help, but everyone is invited to join in. Contact the rectory at 870-583-4242 or Matt 860-803-0287.

Visitation of the Sick and Homebound

This is an ongoing ministry. Visitations to hospitals, convalescent homes, and homes are made regularly by priests of the parish, Eucharistic Ministers and members of the Legion of Mary. Contact the rectory at 860-583-4242.

Youth Ministry

Visit the Youth Ministry page.


Abortion / Hope and Healing

Sisters of Life

Lumina . . . a ray of light in abortion’s darkness

Hope After Abortion

Abortion Changes You

After Abortion

Good Counsel Homes


Women Made New Ministries

Chastity Project

Catholic Answers Chastity Outreach

The Culture Project

Books and Other Publications

Loyola Press

St. Benedict Press

The Word Among Us


The Porn Effect

Chastity Project

Covenant Eyes (Internet Accountability and Filtering)

Fight the New Drug

Integrity Restored

The Kingsmen

Pregnancy Help

Chastity Project

Heartbeat International

Visitation Center Pregnancy Support

Women Made New Ministries

Same-sex Attraction

Chastity Project

Courage – A Roman Catholic Apostelate

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Schools and Workshops

Albertus Magnus College

Fairfield University

Holy Apostles College & Seminary

St. Joseph School in Bristol

St. Matthew School in Forestville

St. Paul Catholic High School

St. Vincent’s College

University of Saint Joseph

Spiritual Life

Apostleship of Prayer

Archdiocese of Hartford

Augustine Institute

Blessed Is She

Small Christian Communities

St. Gerard’s Center for Life

Test Your Calling

Our Sunday Visitor

“Vianney” Performances

Vocations Office


CCD information

The Education Committee oversees the religious education of the children of the parish, as well as provides opportunities for adult enrichment. 

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions, Teacher Contact Information, and Philosophy of St. Stanislaus Program below. For more information, please contact our CCD Director Joanna Grabowski at (860) 877-2267.

CCD Frequently Asked Questions

When are classes held?

Classes for Grades 1-9 are held at 10:00-11:00 AM on Sundays, beginning on September 18, 2022.

Classes for Grade 10 are held at 6:00-7:00 PM on Mondays, beginning on September 19, 2022.

Where are classes held?

Classes for Grade 3 are located in the rectory.

Classes for Grades 1-2 and 4-10 are held in the Bartlewski Center.

  • Grade 1 is located on the main floor next to the office.
  • Grade 2 is located on the main floor across the hall from the office.
  • Grades 4 and 5 are located downstairs.
  • Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 are located upstairs.

What is the registration/textbook fee?

The registration fee for the program is $50 (active Parishioners) and $75 (non-Parishioners). In order to replace a lost book, an additional $20 fee will be charged.

Teacher Contact Information

9 (First-Year Confirmation)Jonathan
10 (Second-Year Confirmation)Emily
Director of Religious EducationJoanna