Lenten Friday Observances

Eucharistic Adoration

St. John the Evangelist Church from after the 12:10 PM Mass until 6:50 PM

St. Mary Magdalen and St. John the Evangelist Churches at 7:00 PM

Shadow Stations of the Cross - March 31

Shadow Stations of the Cross as presented by the Faith Formation Students

Come and join us for a creative presentation of the Stations of the Cross and meditate on Christ's love through the Shadow Stations of the Cross

When: Friday, March 31st at 7pm

Where: Saint Mary Magdalen Church 

Action Alert

Please click on the link below and ask members of the Judiciary Committee to oppose SB 1076

The Conference would like to thank all those who sent emails to the Public Health Committee in an effort to stop the approval of assisted suicide in our state. Unfortunately, the Public Health Committee has voted SB 1076 out of committee, mostly along party lines. 

  The bill will now proceed to the Judiciary Committee for consideration. In past years, the Judiciary Committee has been critical in stopping the legalization of assisted suicide.

Even if you sent an email to the Public Health Committee, please click on the link below and ask members of the Judiciary Committee to oppose SB 1076. The Conference, along with the disability community and others, will continue the fight, but we need your support.

 Take Action Now

Email the Members of the Judiciary Committee

Ask them to vote "NO" on legalizing physician assisted suicide in Connecticut.

Click here to send an email to the Committee Members

(You can edit the email provided. The system already knows the members of the Judiciary Committee)

Holy Week 2023 Schedule

St. John the Evangelist Church
574 Main Street, Watertown

Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper April 6 at 7 PM

Good Friday
April 7 Service at 3:00 PM
Stations of the Cross at 7:00 PM

Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil April 8 at 8:00 PM

Easter Sunday Masses
Sunday, April 9 at 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM


St. Mary Magdalen Church
16 Buckingham Street, Oakville

Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper April 6 at 7 PM

Good Friday
April 7 Service at 3:00 PM

****Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass April 8 at 8:00 PM at St. John the Evangelist Church ONLY***

Easter Sunday Masses
Sunday, April 9 at 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM

Holy Disciples Parish Palm Cross Fundraiser

The Catholic Women of Holy Disciples Parish wish to thank everyone who took part in our Palm Cross sale. We sold a record breaking 177 crosses with all proceeds going towards our many parish needs. Your generosity is astonishing!

Don’t forget to pick up your orders at St. Mary Magdalen School parking lot, 140 Buckingham St., Oakville via our drive through distribution on Sat. 4/1 from 11am-2pm, and Sun. 4/2 from 11am-1pm rain or shine.

Archbishop's Annual Appeal

Click on the image above if you would like to make an online donation.

The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal helps provide the critical funding needed to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, counsel those in despair, offer much-needed assistance to the unemployed, and make medical care available to those without health insurance.

Your gift to the 2023 Appeal will help to continue these and other vital ministries, services, and programs that reach out to so many in need.

All funds contributed to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal are used exclusively for the purposes outlined in the Appeal literature, which can be found at https://archdioceseofhartford.org/appeal/ No Appeal funds are ever used for legal fees or settlements.

Parish Activities

Holy Disciples Parish HomeFront Benefit Pasta Dinner - April 20

Pasta with a Purpose! Holy Disciples Parish HomeFront Benefit Pasta Dinner Thursday, April 20, ... Read More »

The Choir is going to Italy!

Consider joining the Holy Disciples combined choir on a wonderful trip to the Amalfi ... Read More »

Catholic Women of Holy Disciples Meeting

Due to last week’s snow storm, The Catholic Women  of Holy Disciples will now ... Read More »

Holy Disciples Parish Update

As we move forward transitioning to our new parish, Holy Disciples, some things will take a longer period of time to convert than others. One such item is our Finances.

We ask that current parishioners who worship at St. John the Evangelist continue to write checks payable to St. John the Evangelist and likewsie, those who worship at St. Mary Magdalen contiunue to write checks payable to St. Mary Magdalen. You may continue to use your existing envelopes and on-line giving until further notice.

If you have any questions on this matter, please don't hesitate to contact the parish office.

Parish Life News E-Mail

Did you know that you can have a regular summary of Parish Life activities delivered right to your e-mail inbox?  Simply click on the link below to sign up. You can also use the link to review past issues of the parish e-mail that you may have missed!

Online Giving Option

Thank you for your continued financial support to your parish.  It is your support that helps us build a strong faith community through the programs we are able to develop and offer, our liturgies, our staff, and caring for our buildings and grounds just to name a few.

Did you ever consider the convenience of signing up for Online Giving with WeShare?  The benefits for the parish include

  • More consistent giving with recurring contributions
  • Online donation summaries for record keeping
  • Reaching a wider demographic of givers
  • Accommodates all special parish collections

WeShare also makes donating simple and easy for our parishioners, while at the same time keeping the process safe and secure.

If you would like to enroll in Online Giving, please click on the image above. If you have any questions or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please call our parish office at 860-274-8836.

"Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you." --Luke 6:38

Welcome to Holy Disciples Parish

Welcome to the parish! Please introduce yourself to Father Napolitano and Father Anthony Smith after Mass. We want to know and serve you!

Please register by stopping in or calling:

St. Mary Magdalen Oakville Office

Monday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

(860) 274-9273

- Or - 

 St. John the Evangelist Watertown Office

Monday - Thursday  from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

(860) 274-8836

- Or - 

click here to obtain a census form.

We encourage you to use our Offertory Envelope system or our online giving system, and to share your time, talent and treasure within our parish community.   We sincerely welcome you to join our Holy Disciples Parish Family! 

Vocations Corner

Jesus has declared “the hour is coming in which all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out”.  Jesus calls, “Lazarus, come out!” 

You, too, can offer freedom and life to those bound in death.  Consider giving life through ministry as a priest or religious.   Call Father Michael Casey, Director of Vocations, 860-761-7456,  or email [email protected], or visit the web at hartfordpriest.com.

Saint John the Evangelist Campus of Holy Disciples Parish Online links

Follow Us on Instagram: Follow posts from St John the Evangelist Campus of Holy Disciples parish on Instagram - saintjohnwatertown
Saint John the Evangelist Campus Online: 
Office e-mail: [email protected]
Campus Websitestjohn.weconnect.com
School Website   www.stjohnwtn.org
Campus Facebook Pagewww.facebook.com/stjohnwatertown
Saint Mary Magdalen Campus Online:


Office Hours

Parish Office/Mailing Address
21 Academy Hill
Watertown CT 06795
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday excluding holidays
Phone (860) 274-8836

Oakville Office
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday only
Phone: 860-274-9273

Faith Formation Office:
9 Academy Hill
Watertown, CT 06795
Phone (860) 274-4123

10 AM to 3 PM
1 PM to 4:30 PM
10 AM to 3 PM

Mass Times

At St. John the Evangelist Church:
Daily Mass
M,T,Th,F 12:10 PM

Saturday Vigil
5:00 PM
7:30 AM
9:00 AM (livestreamed on Facebook)
11:00 AM

At St. Mary Magdalen Chapel:
Daily Mass
M,T,W 8:00 AM

At St. Mary Magdalen Church:
Saturday Vigil
4:00 PM
8:30 AM
10:30 AM




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Mass Times When Traveling

Have you ever been traveling and wanted to find out the Mass times in the area you were visiting? You can prepare before you travel or during your trip by checking out CatholicMassTime.org