St. Justin-St. Michael Parish
 
W E L C O M E

MASS TIMES:
Daily Mass:

Monday - Thursday     

8:00 AM - St. Justin-St. Michael

(Parish Center Chapel)

Sundays:

ALL MASSES HELD AT ST. JUSTIN - ST. MICHAEL

230 Blue Hills Avenue
8:00AM (Traditional)

9:30AM (Spanish) Main Church

11:00AM (Gospel/Caribbean Choir)

4:00PM (Creole) - Parish Center

First Sunday of the Month:

Only one Mass Celebrated

11:00AM Multicultural Mass

Holy Days:

8:00 AM - St. Justin-St. Michael

(Parish Center)
7:00 PM - St. Justin-St. Michael Church

WEEKLY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION FOR HEALING & HOPE

St. Justin Parish-St Michael Center Chapel

Wednesdays 6:30 PM

FIRST FRIDAY MASS OF HEALING AND ADORATION TO THE SACRED HEART

"Come to Me, all you who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

Come to our First Friday Mass of Healing and Adoration.  All are invited to receive the healing power of God and experience the power of the Holy Spirit at work to transform and heal.  All Masses are celebrated in the Parish Center Chapel of St. Justin-St. Michael.  Mass begins 6:30 PM on: 

September 1

 

ST. JUSTIN - ST. MICHAEL

WEEKLY PRAYER & TEXT UPDATES

Text SJSM to the number 77948 to join St. Justin-St. Michael Parish family to receive weekly prayer and updates from Fr. Emmanuel.  Get six (6) short messages a month.  Text HELP for help. Text STOP to cancel messages. Data rates my apply.

ARE YOU SICK AND IN NEED OF A PRIEST?

If you would like Fr. Emmanuel or Fr. Kingsley to visit you or your loved one in the hospital, at home or hospice, please call 860 268-9370.

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INTERESTED IN BECOMING
A CATHOLIC?

We have a rich heritage of welcoming people in faith.  If you or someone you know has questions about the Catholic Church or would like to inquire about the process of becoming a Catholic, please call us at: 860-246-6897.

 

DOWNLOAD OUR NEW PARISH APP

Our new Saint Justin-Saint Michael app is now available to download for iPhone and Android smart phones.  Stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications and easy-to-access event calendar and the ability to quickly reply to or share messages via FaceBook or Twitter.  Enjoy a bunch of additional features like prayer, daily reading, helpful reminders to silence your phone before Mass or Confession and much more.

 

Welcome to St. Justin -
St. Michael Parish

 

Father Emmanuel Ihemedu

 

"We are a catholic church, one Catholic family striving to live a life of complete service to God and neighbor. At Saint Justin - Saint Michael, Christ is the host and Christ welcomes all. I join my parishioners to invite you to worship with us on Sunday. No matter where you are in life, no matter where you stand in life-single, married, divorced, single mother, single father, homeless, immigrant, handicapped in some way, sick, lonely and alone, widow, grieving - we welcome you."
          - Father Emmanuel Ihemedu, Pastor

MY PRAYER FOR YOU THIS WEEK

  

How to Support your Pastor while he is on vacation!

Before leaving for the Black Catholic Congress in Orlando, I took ill. With high fever, shivering type and discomforting sore throat, I was tempted to cancel the trip, but I didn’t. I braved it and got on that plane, and made it to the Congress. Thanks to the generosity and support of our church members, I was well nursed and taken care of. I bet of all the priests and bishops on that trip, I was the only one with my own nurse, and for that I will forever remain grateful to Vernette and Jose. The congress was gloriously beautiful and uplifting.

My illness woke my consciousness about self-care. I realized that with everything going on ranging from the merger of our two parishes to the revamping of our ministries, I have not been taking good care of myself. Consequently, I will be taken three weeks off for vacation beginning this Sunday July 16th. I know that there is still much to be done and that I should be doing, but I am sure that those things will still be there upon my return. While on vacation, I would like each one of you to remember me in your daily communion with God as I will be praying for you. Here are my prayer points which I adapted from Pastor Randy of North Carolina.

 

Pray that I may disconnect totally from parish work!

The work of a pastor can be 24/7/365. It can be tough to get away. Tough to disconnect and encounter the true self. Often, I find myself weighed down by so many intrusive thoughts, such as, what I forgot to do before leaving, the sick I forgot to visit, the priest covering for me and preaching in my absence. Granted that some of these concerns can be driven by pride – that nobody can do it better, the truth of the matter is that some of those concerns come from a deep love for those God has entrusted to me to lead and shepherd. Pray that God will remind me: that the church is His, not mine; that He has placed other godly leaders there (pastors and others) who are more than capable of leading with excellence (Father Kingsley will be on call to visit the sick, funeral, continue with Wednesdays Adoration, and the office will be open) that I need to give my 90-year-old father and 84-year-old mother and siblings my undivided attention.

Pray for a relaxing time of visiting with family

Pray for the time simply to enjoy each other as a family, and to enjoy together some activities that simply are not part of the normal routine, including some “chill time” and rest. I am looking forward to having a couple of days with family, especially with those I get to see only once or twice each year. However, with us living thousands of miles away, when we get together the tendency can be to try to cram a year’s worth of activities into a couple of days. So, pray for a great time of visiting with family AND for the opportunity to relax while there.

Pray for traveling mercies

Pray for safe travels back home to CT. Yes, I said travel back HOME to CT. While I enjoy visiting with family in Nigeria, home is where God has planted me, and that is here in CT.

Thank you for your love and commitment to your pastor and his family in Nigeria. Thank you for your prayers. I love you all. I look forward to being back with you soon. 

Father Emmanuel

PRAY FOR OUR MARYCARE MISSION
TO NIGERIA


Marycare’s singular mission is to break the vicious cycle of poverty in communities marginalized and isolated because of their ethnic and social economic status. Marycare Medical Clinic is one of the programs we sponsor to carry out our mission. On January 12, 2016 the official opening of Marycare Health Centre took place. The health center is now providing healthcare to some 10,000 residents of the town of Ejemekwuru and its surrounding neighbors. It has 4 rooms, one ward and an open reception area. The people of Ejemekwuru and their surrounding neighbors will forever remain grateful to all our donors who made this possible. May God reward you abundantly.

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2017 MARYCARE FUNDRIASER

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

CLICK HERE FOR

DECREE FOR ST. JUSTIN &

ST. MICHAEL MERGER

 

 

SAINT JUSTIN-SAINT MICHAEL

PARISH

NEW MASS SCHEDULE

 8:00a.m. Traditional Mass

 9:30 a.m. Spanish Mass

11:00 a.m. Gospel/Caribbean

 4:00 p.m. Creole - Parish Center

 

Now that we have a combined Saint Justin-Saint Michael Parish we ahve a wnderful opportunity to grow and develop our community. The Evangeliztion Committte will meet on Monday, July 17, 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center.  Please join us, we want yur inpput.  togethr we will discuss ideas and plans for vitalizing our community and for reaching out and inviting new members to our parish.  Myles Hubbard will share what he learned at the Nations Catholic Leaders Conference in Florida.

 

ST. JUSTIN - ST. MICHAEL FOOD PANTRY

open every

Saturday at 9:00 AM

7 Clark Street

Entrance is on the side of the Church

MALTA FOOD PANTRY

at St. Justin-St Michael

open to the Community

Saturday Mornings

9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Parish Center 

lower level

Entrance from parking lot behind

Jumoke Academy.        

FIRST SUNDAY

FOOD COLLECTIONS

St. Justin-St. Michael Food Pantries need help to re-supply their shelves with donations of cereal, peanut butter, jelly, pasta (all types) and spaghetti sauce. During the Mass there will be a special blessing of all the food. Please be generous and remember to check the expiration dates on the items. We cannot accept expired food donations.

 

ADULT PREPARATION FOR SACRAMENTS

(RCIA)

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Adult Catholics. The Holy Spirit moves us to respond to God's grace at different times in our lives.  If you are an adult who is interested in becoming Catholic or are an a baptized Catholic who has been reflecting on becoming more involved in the church and desire to received the sacrament of First Eucharist and/or Confirmation please call the Parish Office at 860 246-6897. 

St. Justin-St. Michael Parish  230 Blue Hills Avenue  Hartford, CT 06112
860-246-6897 or 860-522-6184

Youth Events

2012