About us

Who We Are & What We Do





Our story

Founded in 2017, Saint Damien of Molokai Parish comprises the former parishes of St. Joseph and St. Gabriel – both in Windsor, each with its own eponymous church and congregation, and distinct culture. From the inception of the new parish, St. Damien parishioners and ministries proactively blazed a trail toward one cohesive Catholic community, embracing new ways of operating and new Christian brothers and sisters under a single parish. Still in its infancy, St. Damien of Molokai Parish continues to grow and adapt to the needs of its members.

LOCATIONS

St. Gabriel Church & Parish Office

379 Broad Street

Windsor, CT  06095

 

St. Joseph Church

1747 Poquonock Avenue

Windsor, CT 06095

MASS TIMES

St. Gabriel Church

Saturdays at 4:00pm

Sundays at 8:00am and 11:00am

 

St. Joseph Church

Saturdays at 5:15pm

Sundays at 9:30am


Core values



Our mission is to serve Jesus Christ by loving God and each other, to spread the Good News and to make new disciples in our community.


The vision for our parish is to unify, awaken and energize the faithful and make our celebration of the Eucharist an irresistible expression of welcome, faith and love.


Our staff


Ms. Lori Possum

Ms. Lori Possum

Bookkeeper / Cemetery Sexton
Deacon R. Carl Lickwar

Deacon R. Carl Lickwar

Deacon
Mrs. Charlene Stosonis

Mrs. Charlene Stosonis

Parish Sexton
Deacon Albert Cala

Deacon Albert Cala

Deacon
Mr. Jonathan Wyse

Mr. Jonathan Wyse

Communications Coordinator
Mrs. Martha Erickson

Mrs. Martha Erickson

Parish Secretary
Mrs. Cynthia Glick

Mrs. Cynthia Glick

Coordinator of Faith Formation





A Shared History

With the founding of (former) St. Joseph Parish in 1892, the founding of (former) St. Gabriel Parish in 1921, as well as the subsequent addition of (still-independent) St. Gertrude Parish in 1947, there has been a continuous Catholic presence in Windsor. Since the earliest days, these faith-based communities have represented a rich and diverse heritage in Connecticut’s oldest settlement, bound together by both geography and a common Faith. On June 29, 2017, by decree of Archbishop Leonard P. Blair of the Archdiocese of Hartford, St. Joseph Parish and St. Gabriel Parish merged to become St. Damien of Molokai Parish, under Father John P. Melnick’s pastorship. Supporting the spiritual needs of Catholics in the town of Windsor, the new parish’s mission is to serve Jesus Christ by loving God and each other, to spread the Good News and to make new disciples in our community. It is the vision of Saint Damien of Molokai Parish to unify, awaken and energize the faithful and make our celebration of the Eucharist an irresistible expression of welcome, faith and love.