Our Doors Are Open For Weekday Public Worship!

06-21-2020Fr. Emmanuel Ihemedu

St. John Paul the Great Parish doors are now open for the public celebration of weekday Masses, baptisms, wedding Masses and funeral Masses. All safety procedures and precautions are being followed.

Archbishop Blair extended the dispensation for Sunday Mass through Sun, Sep. 6. The date for the resumption of public celebration of Sunday Mass is yet to be announced.

We will continue live streaming & videos of weekday and Sunday Masses so that all will be able to participate and remain connected with our parish family. Click here for schedule updates. If you are planning on attending a public Mass or service, please review the guidelines.


What You Need to Know About Reopening Our Doors for Public Worship

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Weekly Reflection

Good Ground Yields Bountiful Harvest

07-12-2020© LPi

Using the best seeds doesn’t always guarantee the best plants. An older Italian gentleman straight from Italy gave me these amazing tomato seeds that he claimed produced the best tomatoes ever grown. Without doubt, the fruit he shared with me was a testament to that fact. These tomatoes were amazing! I couldn’t wait until the next growing season to plant these seeds and harvest my own tomatoes. The whole experiment ended up a failure. I did everything the gentleman said, but my fruit didn’t even come close. What happened? At first I was perplexed, then some years later the light dawned. The problem wasn’t the seeds, it was the soil!


Upcoming Events

Registration for the 2020-21 school year is OPEN!

St. John Paul the Great Academy is currently closed due to Covid-19 as are all schools, but all are invited to “visit” the school online and to request more information using the form available here.


Kevin's Place

Jul 12, 2020: 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Kevin's Place provides a FREE community meal the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at 1:00pm at St. Peter Hall, 107 E. Main St., Torrington.

Due to the COVID -19, we will continue to hand out bagged lunches at the front entrance to the hall.

Virtual Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Jul 13, 2020: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Worldwide Marriage Encounter has gone online with an online 3-week marriage experience called "RESTORE – REKINDLE – RENEW."


Virtual Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Jul 16, 2020: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Worldwide Marriage Encounter has gone online with an online 3-week marriage experience called "RESTORE – REKINDLE – RENEW."


Livestream Prayer with Father Emmanuel

Jul 17, 2020 (weekly)

Join Father Emmanuel for a Livestream prayer including Divine Mercy Chaplet and Adoration Fri at 6:30pm at Facebook.com/JohnPaulGreatParish.

How to Report an Incident of Sexual Abuse to the Archdiocese of Hartford

Cómo Denunciar un Incidente de Abuso Sexual que Involucre a un Menor o Adulto Vulnerable en la Arquidiócesis de Hartford