Report by Paula Antolini, December 24, 2020, 9:31AM EDT
On this Holy Day as many celebrate Christmas Eve and the birth of Our Lord on December 25th, wishing you PEACE and HAPPINESS, across the world. Let good overcome evil and let freedom ring. God Bless.
HOLIDAY SERVICES IN BETHEL CT
St. Mary Church, 26 Dodgingtown Road, Bethel, CT 06801
The Sunday indoor Mass schedule is as follows: 4:30pm Saturday Vigil Mass; 8:00am and 11:00am Sunday morning Masses. The Sunday Mass will continue to be available online. Please be advised that the obligation for Mass is still lifted during this time. Public weekday Mass schedule is 9:00am Monday through Saturday. Sunday Mass can be viewed online by going to https://www.facebook.com/StMaryChurchBethel/. Funeral Masses and Nuptial Masses may also resume.Please see the links below for all the information needed to return to public Mass.
- Per the Governor, effective Friday, November 6, 2020, the entire State of Connecticut will roll back to Phase 2.1: For us at the Parish, that means we must return to 100 people maximum at Masses coming this weekend, Nov. 7/8. The following guidelines must be observed:
-Socially distanced with masks remains mandatory, unless you provide medical proof that they have a medical condition that prohibits them from wearing a mask.
-Sign up continues to be live each Wednesday on our website for the following weekends’ Masses.
Sign up here for Christmas masses: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050544AFAA23A4FE3-christmas14
Sign up here for masses: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050544AFAA23A4FE3-weekend7
Sign up here for adoration: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050544afaa23a4fe3-first
The following are helpful links to read about the resumption of public Masses:
Other helpful information during this time:
- Our Priests’ Message On Covid 19
- Changes In Our Parish Life
- Frequently Asked Questions On Spiritual Sustenance Without The Reception Of Sacraments
- Diocese Resources On Covid 19
- Bulletin: December 20 2020
- Mourning During The Pandemic
- To live-stream Parish Masses go to https://www.facebook.com/StMaryChurchBethel/
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 95 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT 06801
Click here to watch 4:30 PM Christmas Eve “A Fireside Christmas”
Join us for worship 9 a.m. Sundays online
In-person worship will resume when pandemic conditions improve.
Bethel United Methodist Church, 141 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT 06801
We know that many are not able to not comfortable to worship in the sanctuary. We are pleased to offer livestream services from our sanctuary each week. We alternate the Live-stream services every other week. One week will be at 10:00 am and the other week will be at 8:30 am. Just click on the link below and it will take you to the new BUMC YouTube channel. This link can also be found on the BUMC website. This link will always take you to the channel where you will find previous live-streamed services, and be able to connect to the current weekly live-stream.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCok6vCI5EnWaCpjARNbaH2g More information here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/mychurchwebsite/c4875/chruch_news_121120.pdf
NOTE: Additional seating is available during our 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. services in our Upper Room, where we will be showing the service on a large screen with excellent sound. If this is of interest to you, please register for our overflow room.
First Congregational Church of Bethel, 46 Main St, Bethel, CT 06801
CHRISTMAS SERVICES: Two Services Christmas Eve and One Christmas Morning: Join us Christmas Eve; Thursday; for On-Line Worship. We will broadcast at 5:00 PM and at 9:00 PM on Facebook. The early service is a festival of carols and lessons; the later service is a candlelight ceremony — bring your own candle, for a shorter, calming program. On Christmas Day; Friday; join us for a short Merry Christmas and Prayer Service. It will be at 10:00 AM also on Facebook. Use your computer or phone and go to: https://www.facebook.com/FCCBCT
In-Person Service Suspended Sunday Mornings 10:00 AM More info
Walnut Hill Community Church, 156 Walnut Hill Rd, Bethel, CT 06801
Three ways to worship:
ONLINE SERVICES: Join us for our online worship services Sundays at 9 or 11 a.m. or 7 p.m. (EDT) WATCH HERE
HOUSE CHURCH: Host church in your home. Click below to find out more. LEARN MORE
IN PERSON SERVICES: Attend a worship service at one of our physical locations. LEARN MORE
Have kids in Preschool-Grade 6? To access our online program: click here.