The Catholic Community of Saint Bridget is a welcoming community of believers, grounded in faith, motivated by compassion, envisioning the future, empowered by the Spirit through baptism to use our personal and communal gifts to actively live the way Jesus calls us to live in the world today.

80 MAIN STREET, MANCHESTER, CT 06042 | PHONE: 860 643 2403 

The Catholic Community of Saint Bridget

Thank you for your interest in St. Bridget Parish. Whether you’re just visiting us for a brief time, looking for a new parish home, are returning to the practice of your Catholic faith or are interested in finding out more about the Catholic Church, we’re happy to have you here. Our parish community is a vibrant one that seeks to make the Gospel of Jesus Christ present and effective here in Manchester. Our staff and volunteers look forward to answering any questions you may have. Come celebrate with us or participate in one of the many activities as we celebrate our Catholic faith.


Father Marcin P Pluciennik, Pastor

Pastoral Planning Progress Report

By late September, the first round of pastoral planning meetings will have resulted in restructuring recommendations from over 200 priests and at least 900 parishioners representing 17 deaneries and 212 parishes of the Archdiocese. An additional round of meetings with priests and parishioners will begin sometime in November. These meetings will entail reviews and feedback on the first round of deanery planning. The feedback we gather will be used to advance our thinking on how best to restructure our deaneries. 

Additionally, and as a response to people’s request for more frequent and up-to-date communication, the Office of Pastoral Planning has launched its new Pastoral Planning website:

Here you will find information about Pastoral Planning, including a glossary of key terms; people invested in guiding the process; data and statistics that will help inform decisions; news and testimonies from those involved in the pastoral planning process, and much more. 

Finally, in the last quarter of 2016, we will publish a special edition magazine dedicated to providing even more information about pastoral planning, including stories and testimonies from people whose parishes and/or schools have already merged or are in the process of restructuring. The magazine will be mailed to every registered household of the Archdiocese.