Parish : Groups

Children’s Rosary

Meets the first Saturday of the Month at 3:30 PM in the Basilica before the 4:15 Mass. All children are welcome to attend.

Faith Study Group

Adult Education Program

Meets in the Fall and in the Spring. Studies have included Early Church History, the Creed, Lectio Divina, the Mass, Salvation History Scriptural study, Mary in Scripture and the Sacraments. Topics help develop one’s knowledge while deepening our Catholic faith in an atmosphere of fellowship. If you want to be around people that love God and want to share this love, this is the place for you!

For Fall 2016 we will be conducting a bible study on the Prophets, God’s messengers of mercy.  The DVD part of the class is  hosted by Thomas Smith and Sarah Christmyer, and published by Ascension Press. The first class of ten sessions starts Thursday, September 8th at 7 PM in McGivney Hall.  All are welcome. Registration will take place the weekends of August 20-21 and August 27-28 after all Masses.  If you need more information please call Lou Cerullo at 203.558.0248 or Nadine Merancy at 203.510.3376.

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For Spring 2016 we will be conducting a study on God’s mercy, entitled Doors of Mercy by Saint Benedict Press. The first class of eight sessions starts Thursday, April 7th at 7 PM in the McCarthy Center. All are welcome. There are registration forms at all Parish entrances. Please drop the completed forms off in the McGivney Center on March 12th or 13th before or after Mass. Study guides will be available for purchase on these dates. Registration will be open until April 3rd. If you need more information please call Lou Cerullo at 203.558.0248 or Nadine Merancy at 203.510.3376.

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Ladies Guild

The Ladies Guild of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

A group of ladies who are dedicated to serving Our Blessed Mother and our Church.

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Legion of Mary Praesidium

Lady of Knock

Meets Tuesday Morning @10 AM in the McGivney Building. Everyone is welcome.

Music Ministry

Please contact Reuben Barnes if you are interested in joining the choir.  Contact [email protected]


Rehearsals will be held on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 P.M.  The choir sings at the 10:00 AM Mass.


Prayer Lines

For intentions or to join:

Denise at 203-757-7451 or Jo Ann at 203-879-1399.

For intentions, please call: Bob Duff at 203-573-0032.

Perpetual Adoration

“God dwells in our midst, in the Blessed Sacrament of the alter” – St. Maximilian Kolbe

The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception has a chapel set aside for 24-hours Eucharistic Adoration. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, except Holy Thursday at night until after the Easter Vigil Mass.

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Prayer Shawl Ministry

Our Knitting or Crocheting Prayer Shawl Ministry.

We give them away as fast as they are made. More are being made at this time! We have yarn/money donated by those who do not know how to Knit or Crochet. Anyone interested in making a Prayer Shawl, needs yarn or the pattern, please call the Rectory! When complete, please drop the shawl (s) off at the Rectory with your name, address and telephone number.


You know Rosary Beads. Knitting is like that.
One stitch is like a prayer, just like each bead is a prayer.

Right to Life


The group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 P.M. in the Fr. Michael J. McGivney Building. New members are always welcome!

Pro-Life Vigil

Please join us Every Sunday from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. at the Robbins Street Entrance to the Waterbury Hospital. For more info, please call Joe at 720-1239! New members are always welcome!

Cenacle of Life Prayer Group

Rosary every Saturday after the 8:00 AM Mass

We ask that you join us in Praying and Fasting for a End of Abortion and all crime against life. We will begin a CENACLE OF LIFE PRAYER GROUP which will pray 10 decades of the Rosary every Saturday after the 8:00 A.M. Mass.

In these troubled times, we need the Power of Prayer. Please join us. For more information call Terry at 879-4323 or click on this web address:

Spiritual Adoption

Spiritually adopt an unborn child (March to December) by daily reciting this prayer:

Jesus, Mary Joseph, I love you very much; I beg you to spare the life of the unborn child that I have spiritually adopted, and who is in danger of being aborted.