Apologetics 101: Apostolic Succession

What is Apostolic Succession? As Catholics we believe that at the Last Supper when Christ instituted the Eucharist, He also instituted the first Apostles as priests of the New Testament. Through the laying on of hands, Ordination, the bishops down the centuries have received their commission in unbroken sequence for two thousand years. The bishops in unity with the Pope have been given the mission to teach and guard the faith entrusted to the Apostles. Through the Holy Spirit, we believe that the same mission given to St. Peter, as the first Pope, and St. Paul as an Apostle in the Early Church is being carried on faithfully and continuously by the bishops and priests ordained today. This unity of faith across time assures us that the faith and Church we profess is the true Church, which Christ promised He would be built on the rock, St. Peter.

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Saint Bridget of Sweden Parish is a Catholic community in the heart of Cheshire. Together we can discover your path to a deeper, more fulfilling spiritual life.

Saturday Vigil Masses:

4PM St. Bridget Church

5PM St. Thomas Becket Church

Sunday Masses:

7:30AM St. Bridget Church

9AM St. Bridget Church

10AM St. Thomas Becket Church

11AM St. Bridget Church

Confession: Saturday 3PM St. Bridget Church

ADDRESS

203-272-3531

 

Parish Office

175 Main Street

Cheshire, CT 06410

North Campus

St. Bridget Church

175 Main Street 

Cheshire, CT 06410

South Campus

St. Thomas Becket Church

435 North Brooksvale Road

Cheshire, CT 06410

 

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