Saint Emery’s was founded in 1932. Saint Stephen of Hungary Church in Bridgeport, Connecticut founded earlier was closed after 84 years. The communities of St. Emery and St. Stephen of Hungary merged in 1971 forming a single parish in Fairfield, Connecticut.

The Clergy and Parishioners of Saint Emery’s Church extend a warm and open welcome for everyone seeking a place to worship and serve a loving God.

Saint Emery’s Parish has faithfully served its people, young and old, celebrating the risen lord for 85 years bringing to them the true spirit and love of Christ.

Browse our website to learn about St. Emery’s Parish, our mission, our ministries, and our outreach and social activities.  Read our rich history and enjoy a pictorial tour of the beautiful paintings, stained glass windows (the St. Francis of Assisi story), tapestries and sculpture art located throughout the Church.

The Weekly Bulletin web links, Announcements and ‘Where to Find it’ on this website, are below.



Dear Parishioner,

On the first Easter Sunday morning the disciples of Jesus journeyed from grief, despair and confusion, to faith, hope and an inexpressible joy.  It is a journey we often make in our own lives.

We invite you to make this journey with us this Holy Week and Easter.  May our participation in Holy Week and Easter services enrich our understanding of the great truth of God’s inexhaustible love for us and bring us profound peace and joy.

We hope that you can join us in our Holy Week services and receive the Sacrament of God’s mercy.  Please try to be with us – and bring a friend.  All are welcome.  We are blessed when you are with us.

To all our parishioners, friends and families, may you experience the joy and blessing of the Easter Season.

 Have a Blessed and Joyous Easter!

 Father Milan



(Passion) Palm Sunday – March 25
4:30 PM Vigil Mass
9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Sunday Mass


Holy Thursday – March 29
7:30 PM Mass. of the Lord’s Supper
8:30 – 9:00 PM Adoration at the Altar of Repose

Good Friday – March 30
3:00 PM Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death
7:00 PM stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday – March 31
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Sacrament of Penance
2:00 PM Blessing of the food for the First Meal of Easter
8:00 PM Easter Vigil

9:00 AM and 11:00 AM

The Resurrection of the Lord




March 25 – Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord


March 18 – Fifth Sunday in Lent
March 11 – Fourth Sunday in Lent
March 4 – Third Sunday of Lent
February 25 – Second Sunday of Lent
February 18 – First Sunday in Lent



  • St. Emery Easter Bake Sale March 24-25 (see March 18 Bulletin)
  • The St. Emery Annual Ladies Tea April 22 (News/Events)
  • The  First Communion Workshop photographs posted (News/Events)
  • The 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal is underway (Outreach)
  • The annual Lenten Season Food Drive, February 18, Posted (Outreach)
  • The annual Loaves and Fishes Lenten  Drive Posted (Outreach)
  • The Outreach Projects for 2018 are Posted (Outreach)
  • The Upcoming Events for 2018 are Posted (News/Events)



Online Giving

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Historic PlaceOn August 7, 2013, the Church of St. Emery attained the distinctive honor of being officially registered as An Historic Place in the State of Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) officially notified the Diocese of Bridgeport, the Town of Fairfield and the Parish of this honorary designation on August 23, 2013.





Internet Link


St. Emery’s 80th Anniversary slide show.

A Trip Through History
Internet Youtube link)




To stay current with St. Emery Parish activities go to the following designations on the website navigation bar.


Outreach (Charity)
Outreach covers both Charity Functions and Fund Drives either underway or being planned


Our Parish Community

News/Events  (Latest News and Social/Church Events)
News/Events covers Latest News, Upcoming Events and 2018 Past Events



St. Emery registration and contact information including street address, telephone numbers, email address, directions/map-link and parking information can be found in the Contact/Registration section.

As points of interest, a photograph showing St. Emery’s Church during construction in 1932 was recently discovered as well as a discovery of a one-of-a-kind lost sculpture of St. Stephen.  Both are shown in the History section.

Ever wonder what the Latin inscriptions mean on the 130 year old rare stained glass windows in the Church?  Father Charles Allen S. J., Assistant to the President at Fairfield University, who is versed in Latin, translated these inscriptions to English and they are quite elegant. We thank him for his effort. The translations can be found in the Sacramental Life section.


Historic Architecture and Art

St. Emery Church

St. Emery Church

A view inside of St. Emery’s Church showing location of the elegant Saint Stephen/Saint Emery mural fresco over the altar in the sanctuary.  

The center marble altar, the two side altars with statues and a portion of the original ceiling art can also be seen.

(Click 0n photographs to enlarge)

The Sanctuary mural painting (banner on top of this web page) is one of the most recognizable art pieces in the Church from 1932. The painting ‘Admonitions’ shows St. Stephen of Hungary (center), his young son St. Emery (left) kneeling beside him and St. Gerard (behind St. Emery) who was the Tudor of St. Emery.

The altar mural is a copy of a painting by the renown artist Karoly Lotz, the Prince of Hungarian Artists. The Sanctuary mural figures were carefully restored to their original condition and the background structure was added in 2000 in accordance with the original painting. 

Sanctuary showing Altar and upper Stained Glass Windows

A larger view of the altar and mural painting (right) reveals the three stained glass windows located above the altar dating from 1932 (see below). The original mural figures were painted by Italian artist Joseph Natale.


Every window in the Church portrays a biblical story, event or religious symbolism.

Last Supper. The Good Shepherd

The Sanctuary window to the left of the Altar portrays the Last Supper with Jesus and Saint Peter and a present apostle. Note the shepherd’s staff below Jesus’ feet symbolizing Jesus the Good Shepherd.

The Crucifixion, Virgin Mary and Joseph of Arimathea

The window in the upper center of the Sanctuary shows Jesus on the Crucifix with the Virgin Mary and Joseph of Arimathea, who recovered Jesus’ body, by his side.

Good Samaritan Women

The Sanctuary window to the right of the Altar symbolizes a parable with Jesus asking for and receiving water (the living water) from the Good Samaritan Women.