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Saint Joseph Parish
8 Robinson Avenue
Danbury, Connecticut 06810-5517
Telephone Number:  (203) 748-8177

Reverend Samuel V. Scott, Pastor 
Reverend David W. Franklin, Parochial Vicar
Reverend Raymond M. Scherba, In Residence
Reverend Augustine Nguyen, In Residence 
Deacon Donald J. Naiman

Parish Office Hours 
Monday - Friday 
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. 

All bulletin notices should be email to Kathee Meerman



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Mass Schedule


12:05 p.m. Daily Mass

4:00 p.m. Saturday Vigil

12:00 Noon Sunday

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Message from Fr. Scott, October 6, 2020

Dear parishioners and friends of St. Joseph Parish,


This past weekend, I spoke at all the Parish Masses to deliver an important development from the Diocese of Bridgeport. Some may have missed the announcement I made on behalf of Bishop Frank J. Caggiano. Therefore, I wish to share here that Fr. Michael Clark has been appointed the parochial vicar of St. Joseph Parish beginning October 19, 2020. As we go to press, I want to assure you that I will be including a more detailed biographical sketch of Fr. Clark in the near future.


Briefly, please know that Fr. Clark is an enormously talented young priest. He was ordained by Bishop Caggiano as a priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport on October 12, 2019. Originally from Cornwall, in the West Country of England, Fr. Clark read law and theology at Cambridge. He then completed his theological formation at the Venerable English College, a Catholic Seminary in Rome, where he studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical University of Sant’Anselmo. Please join me in warmly welcoming him.


At the same time, the Bishop announced that Fr. David Franklin will be concluding his priestly ministry here to take up his new assignment as a parochial vicar at St. Aloysius Parish in New Canaan, effective November 1. We are all very sad that Fr. Franklin will be leaving us. It has truly been a joy for me to serve with him as a trusted and valued colleague who also became a very dear friend. Please see the announcement beneath my column for the opportunities we are providing to say ―thank you‖ to Fr. Franklin for his thirteen years of devoted service to the St. Joseph Parish community.


Devotedly in Christ,


Rev. Samuel V. Scott




Father David Franklin will be concluding his ministry here for a new assignment at St. Aloysius Parish. Be-ginning November 1st.


Tuesday October 27 - 6-9 PM: Dinner at Anthony's on the Lake $40 per person. All tickets must be pur-chased after Masses - unfortunately only 75 tickets will be available.


Saturday October 31 - 12:30 - 2 PM: Drive by Father Franklin to say thank you and receive a blessing! Cars will enter the lot off Main Street and proceed to the School lot. For those wishing not to exit their car the parade will move around the perimeter of the lot. Father Franklin will be under the canopy. Those that wish to park and visit longer may do so with a mask. For more information please call: Leigh Fiorito, 203-300-0799, or Antonia Stalzer, 203-748-3417.



July 20, 2020, 3:00 P.M.

St. Joseph Parish, Danbury, is taking precautions regarding public gatherings during the pandemic.  These precautions are based on the requirements of health officials, as well as precautions recommended by our Parish Task Force which we believe are prudent.  We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Mass, but please understand there are risks involved in attending public worship in a pandemic despite all the precautions taken by the Parish and the Diocese of Bridgeport.


We ask for the safety of all that you refrain from attending Mass if you are sick or have recently been sick; if you have a cough or are experiencing symptoms consistent with the coronavirus; or have recently traveled by plane.  Thank you for your cooperation with all the directives that have been put in place for your safety and the safety of our clergy and your fellow worshipers.  by registering for Mass, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to the guidelines below, assuming all risks involved.  Do not hesitate to call the Rectory Office if you have questions.  Thank you for your patience, loyalty, and understanding. 





  • Social distancing and mask-wearing in effect from the time you leave your car

  • On arrival, a volunteer will check off your name/reservation

  • Pews are marked with a sign for your seating

  • Use hand sanitizer as you enter the side entrance

  • No singing by the congregation

  • At communion time, the center aisle is marked for distancing

  • Bathrooms are closed

  • The Church will be sanitized immediately following Mass


What to expect when you come to Mass:


We have a 100-person seating capacity in the Church, including priests, volunteers, and organist.  Therefore, reservations are required.

Reservations will open every Monday for the following weekend. 


When you arrive in the parking lot, wearing your mask and social distancing will be in effect from the time you leave your car until you return to your car after Mass.  Please keep you face covered at all times except when receiving Holy Communion.

As you enter, we ask you to use hand sanitizer.

A volunteer will guide you to your seating.  Pews are marked to ensure 6-ft. distance from all directions.  No seating is permitted in roped-off pews.

There is no singing by the congregation, as singing is believed to increase the spread of the virus.  Thank you for your attention to this guideline. The organist will provide chant and hymn singing from the gallery.  At the 5 p.m. Youth Mass, the musicians will face the sanctuary from the side aisle and provide contemporary music.

All printed materials and hymnals have been removed from the Church.

Holy water fonts are empty.


Holy Communion: There will be 6-ft. markings on the center aisle floor to maintain social distancing.  At 6-ft. from the priest, please stop.  The priest will elevate the Eucharist and say, "The Body of Christ."  Say "Amen," and then step forward to receive the Host.  Immediately, please step to the side, remove or lower your mask, place the Eucharist in your mouth, and put your mask back on.  Return to your seat.

Those receiving the on the tongue please come forward at the end of the Communion line.  At 6-ft. from the priest, please stop.  The priest will elevate the Eucharist and say, "The Body of Christ."  Say, "Amen," and then step forward, remove your mask, receive the Host and put your mask back on.  Return to your seat.  The priest will sanitize his hands each time after offering Communion in this manner.


At the conclusion of Mass, we request that you do not congregate inside the church since we will need to sanitize it immediately in order for the formula to dry in time for the next Mass.  The Church will be sanitized after every Mass with a chemical that is chlorine-based that is sprayed on all surfaces -- pews, cushions, door handles, etc. 




SATURDAY VIGIL -- 4:00 PM (also live-streamed)

SUNDAY -- 7:30 AM

12 Noon (also live-streamed)

5:00 PM


Please be advised that intentions for Masses not on this schedule will be offered at private Masses at the same time as currently scheduled.




Religious Education




Saturday Vigil  4:00 P.M. 

(also live-streamed)
7:30 A.M.,
12:00 Noon (also live-streamed)

5:00 P.M. 

Monday - Friday 
12:05 P.M. 


   11:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon  
3:00 P.M. 3:45 P.M

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