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the parish of St Martin of Tours Tel.: (860) 824-7078
Our Main Parish Office is located at
4 Main Street
Canaan, CT 06018
Tel.: (860) 824-7078
the parish of
St. Joseph Church
4 Main Street
Canaan, CT 06018
St. Mary Church 
76 Sharon Rd
Lakeville, CT 06039
Immaculate Conception
4 North Street
Norfolk, CT 06058
4 Main Street
P.O. Box 897
Canaan, CT 06018
 5 pm
Office Hours
Monday-Friday 10 am - 3 pm
Nancy Griffin and Madeleine Byrne
Martin of Tours lived in the fourth century, at that great turning point in history when Christianity became legal in the Roman Empire. Inspired by the Good News of Jesus Christ, he left a successful military career to become a monk and later a bishop who traveled widely, evangelizing the countryside and creating that new and particular sort of community life in the villages of central France that now is called a “parish”. (The term “chapel” is derived from the place where pilgrims venerated Martin’s “cape” or cloak.) He was a servant of all the people and a very humble man who responded creatively to the needs of his times and opened up vast perspectives and opportunities for ordinary, everyday life, whose impact continues to this day. (November 11 is his feast day – the very day World War I was ended, not co-incidentally.)

He is the perfect patron for us. For we the people of the villages and countryside of the Northwest Corner of Connecticut, from the Church of St. Mary in Lakeville, St Joseph's in Canaan, and Immaculate Conception Church in Norfolk, are called together in these days to create a new form of catholic community life in our times. How exciting! Like Martin, we live in what Pope Francis has called the “change of an age”, which invites us to discover and create new ways of communicating and sharing in the Joy of the Gospel, the Good News of Jesus Christ for all people and all times and places.
So let us pray and ask his guidance that we may be united and inspired as a people of faith, hope and love in this time, after the example of our patron, St. Martin of Tours. Pray for us!
Saturday Vigil:
St. Joseph, Canaan
7:30 am
9:30 am
11:30 am
St. Joseph, Canaan
St. Mary, Lakeville
Immaculate Conception, Norfolk
Daily Mass Schedule:
8 am - St. Joseph, Canaan
8 am - Immaculate Conception, Norfolk
8 am - St. Mary, Lakeville
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
2:30 - 3:30 Saturdays
St. Joseph Church, Canaan
or by appointment (860.824-7078)
Tel.: 860.824.7078
Fax: 860.824.4925
Deacon Stephen Beecher (860.491.4235)
Father M. David Dawson
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