July 22, 2019

Death of Christ The King Former Pastor Announced; Burial Mass Today

The death of Rev. Msgr. Thomas Bride, the former pastor of Christ the King Church in Old Lyme, has been announced. Monsignor Bride was pastor at Christ the King from 2007 to 2014.

A Vigil for the Deceased with Reception at the Church will take place today, Sunday, June 30, at 3 p.m. at Christ the King, and his body will lie in state until 7 p.m. this evening, when a Parish Mass will be celebrated for his repose.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow, Monday, July 1, at 10 a.m., also at Christ the King Church.  Bishop Cote will preside.

Rev. Msgr. Bride’s service to the Diocese of Norwich goes back to 1967 when he was ordained. During his 52 years as a priest, he served as director of vocations for 34 years and  as vicar general of the diocese for 21 years.

Prior to coming to Christ the King Church, he was pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Quaker Hill.

Visit this link on theday.com to read a full obituary of Rev. Msgr. Bride.

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