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Very Rev. Christopher M. Ford,
Rector of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
Father Ford was born in Hartford, CT and grew up in Needham, MA. During college his father retired and his parents moved to Madison, CT where they lived the next 30 years. Father Ford attended Syracuse University where he received a degree in Public Policy: Urban Affairs from the Maxwell School of Public Administration.
Having discerned a vocation to the priesthood, Father enrolled in St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. He was ordained a priest by Archbishop John Whealon on August 29, 1987. After serving four years in St. Francis of Assisi in Naugatuck he was appointed by Archbishop Whealon to graduate studies in Rome. In 1993, he received a license in Canon Law from the Pontifical Gregorian University. Upon returning home he has served in various parishes and in the Metropolitan Tribunal as both judge and defender of the bond.
His previous pastorates include St. Justin in Hartford and St, Mary in Branford. On July 1, 2015 Archbishop Blair appointed Fr. Ford rector of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and Episcopal Vicar for the Waterbury Vicariate.
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Saturday: 4:15 PM Vigil; 6:30 PM - Spanish Vigil
Sunday: 5:45 AM, 7:00 AM, 8:15 AM, 9:45 AM, 11:15 AM, 12:30 PM, 4:15 PM, 6:00 PM - Latin Mass
Monday-Saturday: 6:15, 7:00, 8:00 AM, 12:10, 4:15 PM (except Saturday)
Holy Day Masses: Vigil – 6:30 PM; 5:30 AM, 6:45 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:15 AM, 10:45 AM, 12:10 PM, 4:15 PM, 6:30 PM