Ministry & Committee Information

Please see our Ministry Contact page for additional contact information for these committees.

Ways To Be Active in Mary, Gate of Heaven Parish,

St. Mary & St. Robert Bellarmine Churches


Altar Servers

Grade 5 and up. Contact Fr. Tim O'Brien, 860-623-2524


Join our team of bakers who provide goodies for parish events and outreach.  Contact Emily Leary, 860-623-8163


Ten week “New Day” seminar open to anyone grieving the death of a spouse, family member or friend. Contact Sue Cannon, 860-623-3209, or Ruth Cate, 860-627-8121


For information on both the Contemporary and Traditional choirs, contact Steve Carrier, 860-623-8808 or Michele Basile at  860-623-2524.

Church Cleaners

Help prepare the churches for services. St. Mary, contact Jane Van Allen, 860-627-8262; St. Robert, contact Trudy Oliva, 860-623-1096

Sunday Morning Coffee Hours

Set up and clean up. St. Mary, contact TBA; St. Robert, contact Paula Taylor, 860-292-1700

Easter Egg Hunt

Help with the annual event. Contact Robin Roncari, 860-623-4094


All aspects of religious education: CCD, Confirmation Preparation, RCIA, Vacation Bible School, Adult Education.  All types of volunteers needed, teachers helpers. Contact Marilyn Stratton, 860-627-9469 or 860-623-3646

Baptism Preparation

Contact Deacon Ron Biamonte, 860-623-2524

Evangelization Team

Help needed on all levels to provide vibrant, faith based programs, presentations and workshops to the parishioners of Mary, Gate of Heaven. Contact Gloria Rucci at 860-623-2943.

Eucharistic Ministers

Distribute the Eucharist at Mass and to the homebound. Contact Diane Macaluso, 860-623-1565

Funeral Ministry

Contact the Parish Rectory, 860-623-2524


Welcome worshippers to Mass! All ages welcome! Contact Frank Borchetta, 860-623-6221

Health Ministry

Visit or phone the homebound as your schedule allows. Bring joy and caring. Good listening skills appreciated.  Anyone 18 and older, contact Theresa Farr, 860-623-5688 or Sandy Quagliaroli, 860-623-8608. For those with knitting and crocheting skills, this team also makes prayer shawls.

Knights of Columbus

Catholic men are encouraged to contact Kevin Dwelley, 860-292-1801


Proclaim the Word of God at Mass. Contact Chris Kula, 860-654-1895

Liturgy Preparation

Contact Monsignor O’Grady at the Rectory, 860-623-2524

Music Director

Contact Michele Basile, 860-623-2524

Parish Council

Members always welcome. Contact president MarAnne Danyluk, 860-254-5497.

Prayer Line

Join prayer warriors who respond to email alerts for needed prayers. Contact Toni Montecalvo, 860-623-2257

Prison Ministry

Join a committed team bringing the Eucharist, Bible studies and other workshops to our Connecticut prison population. Contact TBA.

Pro-Life Ministry

Help protect human life from conception to natural death. Contact Jim O’Boyle, 860-623-0243


Young Adults (18+). Contact Frank Borchetta, 860-623-6221


Men’s, contract Jime Abare (860-254-5880) or Paul Rucci (860-623-2943); Women’s and other for Our Lady of Calvary, Holy Family Retreat Center and Cursillos, contact Marilyn Stratton, 860-627-9469 or 860-623-3646, Judy Klocker, 860-623-7-55, or Gloria Rucci, 860-623-2943.

Shelter Suppers – Immaculate Conception (ImmaCare, Inc.)

Cook, bake, help prepare suppers that dedicated volunteers take to the shelter. Contact Deb Alexa,  cell/text (860) 966-7153 or debalexa@yahoo.comMenus & recipes can be viewed here.

Small Christian Communities

Join one of the many small parish groups (6-10 members) which meet weekly to pray over and discuss the Sunday Mass readings. These groups also support social justice initiatives whenever possible. Contact MaryAnne Danyluk, 860-254-5497


Contact rectory, 860-623-2524


For further opportunities and ideas on how to participate in the life of Mary, Gate of Heaven Parish, visit  To add events, questions, or corrections to the website or the calendar, email Eileen Pearce at or call 860-706-6219. 


Updated 6-12-2021









Saturday Vigil
4:30 PM (St. Robert)

7:00 AM (St. Mary)
8:30 AM (St. Robert)
9:30 AM (St. Mary)
11:00 AM (St. Mary)

Saturdays 3:30-4:00 PM (St. Robert)

Daily Masses
Monday through Friday:
7:30 AM (St. Mary)

8:30 a.m. (St. Mary)