The Church of St. Timothy

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Parish Staff

  Our Administrator

Fr. George Mukuka was appointed Administrator at St. Timothy Parish by Archbishop Leonard P. Blair on July 1, 2016. He was ordained on May 14, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Hartford. He studied at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, where he earned a Post Master’s Degree in Theology in 2011. As a transitional deacon, he worked at Sacred Heart Parish in Bloomfield with Fr. Aidan Donahue. While studying at Holy Apostles Seminary, he began his studies for a Licentiate Degree in Canon Law (JCL) at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC., which he completed in 2014. After ordination, he was appointed as the Parochial Vicar at St. Francis of Assisi, in Naugatuck and worked briefly as a temporary Chaplain to the Sisters of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Hamden.  Fr. George was then appointed Parochial Vicar and later Administrator and Pastor at St. Joan of Arc in Hamden. Concurrent with his job as Pastor, Fr. George was appointed to the Metropolitan Tribunal as Judge and Defender of the Bond. On July 1, 2015, he was appointed as Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Hartford. From October 2015 to June 2016, he served as Priest in Residence at St. Elizabeth Seton in Rocky Hill. Born in Zambia, Fr. George has lived in the USA for the past eight years.

 pastor_priest_deacon_1_20120228_1976528406 Our Deacon

Deacon Dennis Ferguson was born in New York City, grew up in Darien and Wilton, Connecticut, and has resided in West Hartford for more than 35 years.

His undergraduate degree is in Special Education and he retired from the Connecticut Department of Developmental Disabilities after 25 years as Director of Residential Services.  He was accorded the distinction of Fellow of the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. He received his law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1988, and is a solo practitioner in West Hartford specializing in Trusts, Estates and Probate law.

Deacon Dennis is a member of various local and national boards including:  Hartford Archdiocese Catholic Charities; American School for the Deaf; Catholic Health East; Mercy Housing and Shelter; and the William J. Ryan Scholarship Committee. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Mercy Community Health, and is also an Associate of the Sisters of Mercy.

Deacon Dennis is married to Linda Dow, Chief Counsel for the Human Resources Division of the Connecticut Judicial Branch. They have three children and seven grandchildren, who, he says, live too far away:  Sacramento, California; Atlanta, Georgia; and Boston, Massachusetts.

Contact Information:    (tel.)  860-965-0157    (email)  ferguson@drflaw.com

pat Our Pastoral Associate

Patricia Ann Piano, our Pastoral Associate, has served the parish of St. Timothy since September 2002. Her ministry is wide in its scope and includes the development and support of many of the areas of parish life. She is the coordinator of all the liturgical ministries, works with the Pastoral Care Team, and facilitates the RCIA process. She offers a lectionary scripture study each Tuesday morning in the dining room of the rectory (all welcome) as well as spiritual direction by appointment.

Pat is a native of Philadelphia, and lived in Westchester, NY and Wilbraham, MA, before moving to Connecticut.  She studied education and psychology at Immaculata College, Immaculata, PA, and holds a Masters Degree in Religious Studies from Regis University, Denver, CO.  She worked as Director of Faith Formation at St. Ann Parish in Avon, CT for 14 years before coming to St. Timothy.  Pat is married to Dan Piano and has five grown children and eight grandchildren.

You can reach Pat at the Rectory: 860-232-8594 or patriciaannpiano@comcast.net

pastor_priest_deacon_3_20120228_1737294178  Our Weekend Associate

Father Henry C. Frascadore, a Bristol native, was ordained on May 7, 1959. He was educated at St. Anthony School, St. Thomas Seminary, and St. Bernard Seminary, Rochester, NY. During his last year of theology he was a prefect at St. Thomas Seminary. After ordination, he received an MA and an MEd from Boston College in 1964. He attended the Outward Bound School in Leadville, CO and the American College, Catholic University of Louvain, Leuven, Belgium on Sabbatical in Contemporary Catholic Theology. He also studied at Heythrop (Jesuit) College, London.

His first parish assignments were St. Clare, East Haven and St. Augustine, Hartford. In 1964 he was named Vice Principal and Director of Guidance at South Catholic High School, Hartford. In 1966 he became principal of South Catholic. In 1973 he was appointed Archdiocesan Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education.

In 1985, Father Frascadore became a familiar figure in our area as President of Northwest Catholic High School. During his 11 years in that capacity, Northwest was cited by the U.S. Department of Education for Excellence in Education. In 1995 St. Joseph College awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for his distinguished service to Catholic education.

In 1997 Governor Rowland appointed him to the Board of Trustees, Hartford Public Schools Board of Education. That same year, he became pastor of St. Dominic Church, Southington where he served until his retirement. He is currently a Corporator for St. Francis Hospital, and a senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum, Hartford. He has written extensively on educational topics.

In 2011 Father Frascadore published a well-received book of his poems and reflections “Beyond the Weeping Willow Tree.”  His latest publication is “Harmony.”   Fr. Frascadore lives in Hartford with his dog.

Sandy  Our Parish Secretary

Sandy is in the office in the Rectory on Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.  Please stop by and say hello!  They can be reached at (860) 233-5131 or rectory@sttimothywesthartford.com.

Mary Beth Rosato headshot (3) (150x150) (150x150) Our Bookkeeper

Mary Beth Rosato, joined the St. Timothy staff in 2015.  A native of Minnesota, Mary Beth grew up in West Hartford.  After earning a BA in Math and Economics from Mount Holyoke College, she relocated to the Baltimore-Washington area where she lived for 18 years before returning to CT in 1999.  While in MD she earned an MBA from the University of Maryland and worked in programing, marketing and project management for Westinghouse and IBM.

While raising her three children, Mary Beth immersed herself in countless volunteer activities in the schools, her parishes and the community at large.  A 2007 graduate of the Catholic Biblical School, she is a member of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in West Simsbury where she currently serves as a lector and choir member.

For the past five years, Mary Beth has advocated and cared for her elderly parents who now reside at McLean in Simsbury.   She volunteers as a SNAP Advisor for Foodshare and proudly plays in the handbell choir at Holy Family Retreat Center.  Mary Beth resides in Avon with her husband, David, and their furry friend, Charley.

She can be reached at (860) 233-5131 or bookkeeper@sttimothywesthartford.com

Rochelle  Our Director of Music

Rochelle Bard joined the staff of St. Timothy Church in 2013, having previously served as the music director of another parish.  An award-winning, nationally-known opera singer, Rochelle had her Carnegie Hall debut in June, 2014.  She was recently bestowed an honorary doctorate by her alma mater, The College of the Holy Cross, and holds a master’s degree in voice from the New England Conservatory.  To reach Rochelle:  rochellebard@gmail.com