The Church of St. Timothy

Gathering in Faith, Giving Thanks, Serving the Least among Us

Events & Programs

Please see the St. Timothy Google Calendar at right for the latest events

Under One Roof. Oct 6 – Nov 6
(Mandell JCC Chase Family Gallery)

St. Timothy’s is participating in Under One Roof, a collaborative community art experience, featuring works of art created by agencies and organizations in greater Hartford, each exploring the theme of “Welcoming the Stranger“. The project brings together, under one roof, diverse people from our community, along with their ideas, thoughts, hopes, and dreams. The theme resonates because it has universal relevance, importance and provide opportunities for groups to express their perspectives and interpretations of the meaning of the “Welcoming the Stranger” theme. St. Timothy’s was represented by our artistic parishioners Ellen Fox, Barbara Carpenter, Barbara Schwartz, Mary Smullen and Nancy Burns.  Their “canvas shows that, through the eyes of God, we are one family, and therefore not strangers. Because we are brothers and sisters made in the image and likeness of God, we are connected to one another through our faith in God and our faith in humanity.”

12th Annual Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference. October 19
(8:00 am – 5:00 pm, St. Paul’s Catholic High School, Bristol)

This year’s theme is “Forge Your Path to Holiness.” Auxiliary Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt is the opening speaker. Archbishop Leonard P. Blair will be the primary celebrant at the 4 p.m. vigil Mass. Other invited speakers include Dan Burke, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Father John Bartunek. Boxed lunch is included. Register at

Young Family Play Group. October 20
(9:30-10-30 am, O’Connell Hall)

Come play and pray with us! Join us for toys and crafts, prayer and conversation, and coffee and doughnuts! The playgroup is geared toward children kindergarten-aged and younger, but older siblings are always welcome! Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  Contact Meredith Springer with any questions!

Social Justice Dinner. October 22
(5:00 – 9:00 pm, Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville)

The Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry (OCSJM) is celebrating 51 years of ministry in the Archdiocese of Hartford. A Social Justice Dinner and Awards celebration will be held on Tuesday, October 22nd at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT, beginning with a reception at 5 pm. The office of Social Justice Ministry advances Catholic Social teaching by educating and preparing parishes to work for social justice. For more information, contact Barbara Carpenter at 860-371-7170 or or visit the website at

Men’s Retreat Meeting. Fri, October 25 (5:30 pm 1 Longlane Rd)

HF-Retreat-Center-horizontal-logo-(hi-res)Do you ever wonder what happens during the February Men’s Retreat, and why the men from St. Tim’s participate year after year? Please join Father Al, Colin Petramale from Holy Family Retreat Center, and the members of Saint Timothy’s parish on October 25 for an evening of camaraderie and conversation, starting at 5:30 pm around a fire-pit at 1 Longlane Road. Please RSVP to Paul Travers ( or (860)372-7532).  Please bring your own chair & BYOB. Snacks etc. on-site.

October Social Justice Ministry Drive: Winter Wear for Kids. October 26-27

coats-for-kidsThe Social Justice Ministry is asking you to help provide warm winter coats to needy children in our area. We will be collecting monetary donations (cash or checks made out to the Church of St. Timothy) to purchase these winter coats through the Knights of Columbus “Coats for Kids” program. We prefer monetary donations due to the excellent pricing that the Knights are able to achieve, but we will gladly accept new or gently used winter coats, hats, mittens, scarves & boots. Sizes needed are extra-small to extra-large (grades pre-k through 8th). Thank you for considering this request and thank for all of your generosity and support in the past. If you have questions or would like more information please contact Debbie LaPierre!

Hospitality Sunday Returns. November 3
(after 8:30 and 10:30 Masses)

Come join us for some coffee, fellowship and maybe a few fall activities.

From Broadway to the Met: Concert to Benefit MATH. November 3, 2 p.m. (Northwest Catholic theater)

2019-09-24 17_52_27-MATH _ Medical Aid To HaitiA concert to benefit MATH (Medical Aid to Haiti). Our own internationally acclaimed soprano Rochelle Bard and her musical guests will present a concert for all ages. Musical highlights will include songs from all-time favorite Broadway and Classical music, such as Les Misérables, La Bohème, Rent, The Sound of Music, Tosca, Sister Act, and Wicked! A concert full of choruses, duets, trios and solos will be performed by choirs from St. Timothy’s and beyond, her sister Nicole Bard Lian and tenor Daniel Juarez. A dessert reception will be held after the concert. For more detail or if you would like to sponsor an artist, song, etc., please visit  To purchase tickets in advance, please click here.

Mary Magdalene: Insights from Ancient Magdala.
Wed. November 6, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
(St. Peter Claver
A presentation from the cultural perspective

Thurs. November 7, 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (St. Peter ClaverA spiritual mini-retreat day  lunch included; sign-up required (Nov. 1 deadline)

In a collaborative event sponsored by the West Hartford Parishes (St. Tim’s, St. Giana, St. Thomas the Apostle and St. Peter Claver), you are invited to attend one or both of TWO events during which Jennifer Ristine, a consecrated woman of Regnum Christi, will offer insights into Mary Magdalene through the lens of archaeology, culture & geography, sacred scripture, historical texts, and spiritual theology.  Use your gospel imagination to enter into Mary’s life-transforming encounter with Jesus and relate it to your own ongoing conversation and deepening discipleship.

Contact Gigi Frailey (860-561-4235 or for more information and to sign up for the retreat.

2019 Women’s Conference. November 9
(10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Northwest Catholic High School)

This year’s theme is “Set the World Ablaze.”  Sarah Hart, one of the leading figures in contemporary Roman Catholic music today, will be the Keynote speaker discussing “How to Be Women on Fire! (Without Burning Out)”.  Coffee and lunch are included. For more information and registration, go to


Lectionary Scripture Study.  Tuesday mornings.
Now through June
(8:15 – 9:15/30 am, Rectory)

Lectionary_sturdyLectionary Scripture Study.  Open to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of the Word of God and of how this is lived out in everyday life.  No expertise necessary!  Click here for more details.