"When you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
so that your almsgiving may be secret.
And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.”
Matthew 6:3-4

Our Parish offers several opportunities to give alms. This ministry reaches out to those less fortunate from our local community; we serve many families on a weekly basis. We do have a screening process for eligibility.We are proud to be a recipient of the Vicarate Outreach Program of the Archdiocese of Hartford.

Compassionate Carmelites Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry, the Compassionate Carmelites, is open Wednesdays 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM  for anyone in need of non-perishable items.  Please contact the Parish Office at 203-756-8981 for more information.

Donations may be dropped off at the Parish Office during normal business hours, (8:00 AM to 2:00 PM) Monday-Thursday. If you visit the Parish for Mass, donations may be left in the food pantry bins located in the Vestibule and the elevator in the Upper Church.  Bins are also located at The Tree of Life in the Lower Church. Click here to see more about the Pantry's needs.

“Two of the Corporal Works of Mercy ask us to Feed the Hungry and Give Drink to the Thirsty.”

Money for the Compassionate Carmelites Food Pantry may be donated through our offertory envelope system or online by clicking here.

Mass/Candle Intention Donations

  • Mass and Candle Intentions for memorials of the dearly departed, for the sick and ill, or in honor of a Saint are available by calling the Parish Office at 203-756-8981.
  • You are also invited to memorialize in honor or celebration of a loved one or a deceased loved one through a monetary gift to our Parish in lieu of flowers at the wake or funeral.


Memorial Brick Program

Become a part of our foundation.

All proceeds to benefit the Church Restoration Fund. Your brick will remain in perpetuity. Bricks are $1,000 for the top level in front of the doors, $500 for the middle level, and $250 for the lower level.
You may download the form, complete it and return to the Parish Office with your payment. For more information, feel free to call the Parish Office at 203-756-8981

Memorial Brick Program Form