COVER SHEET - St. Patricks Church

Lori M. Lechowicz
Kyocera TASKalfa 400ci KX
1 through 8
Oct . 30, 2011
Please deliver to PARISH CENTER ONLY
(which is behind the church) in the OFFICE.
Do NOT deliver to the church. Thank you.
Welcome to St. Patrick Church
Saturday Vigil: 5:00p.m.
Sunday: 8:00am & 10:30am and
5:00 pm (Oct-May)
Weekdays: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 8:00 a.m.
Called together by God to experience Jesus and his word,
in the sacraments of the Church and in each other, we are committed to love God
and to embrace all God’s people as witnesses of God’s mercy.
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St. Patrick Church
47 West High St.
P.O. Box 177
East Hampton, CT 06424-0177
Office: 860-267-6644
Fax: 860-267-7807
Rectory: 860-267-6646
Email: [email protected]
Web address:
Pastoral Team
Rev. Walter M. Nagle, Pastor
Sister Dominic Joseph Valla, A.S.C. J.
Pastoral Associate
Lori M. Lechowicz, Administrative Assistant
Dani Annino, Director of Faith Formation
John P. Higgins, Director of Music & Organist
Office Hours
8:30am - 3:00pm, Monday - Thursday
8:30am - 12:00pm, Friday
Bulletin Deadline
Please submit articles no later than noon on Monday
Welcome to our Parish Family
Newcomers to the parish are invited to introduce
themselves to Father Nagle after Mass and to
register at the Parish Office.
Please advise the Pastor, Pastoral Associate, or Administrative
Assistant to arrange pastoral visits or Holy Communion for
those who are sick, hospitalized or homebound.
Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also arrangements can
be made by calling the Rectory.
Arrangements can be made by calling the Parish Office.
Couples must contact the Pastor at least one year in advance to
reserve a date and make arrangements.
In a large parish, keeping the information on parishioners up to
date is a difficult task. You can be of immense help in this
regard. If you move or change your telephone number, please
contact the parish office (267-6644). Not only will this help
avoid confusion, but it will also save the cost of paying
additional charges for returned mail. Thank you.
Stewardship of Treasure
October 23, 2011
Week 17 of the Fiscal Year
1,362 Registered Families
Ordinary Income:
Actual Collection:
Over or (short)
Current Week
Year to Date
$ 108,375.00
$ 104,744.00
($ 3,631.00)
Envelopes Received: 191
Handicap Accessible
Cradle Fund $45 (2 envelopes received)
Mission Combined Collection: $865.00 (17 envelopes rec’d)
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Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Thirty First Sunday
in Ordinary Time
Saturday, October 29
5:00pm Mary Heidel req. by her parents and
Madeline & Alcide Bouchard req. by the Martin
Sunday, October 30
8:00am Joseph & Russell Suarez req. by Dianery Delaney
10:30am Richard Lonsdale req. by the Lonsdale family and
Mary Mancuso & Joe Fazio req. by the Rotundo
5:00 pm George Scott req. by Gordon & Jann Dalton
Monday, October 31
8:00am Special Intention for Grandchildren of Angelina
Tuesday, November 1
All Saints Day
8:00am Salvador Acevedo req. by Dianery Delaney
7:00pm Special Intention for John & Dianery Delaney
Wednesday, November 2
8:00am Kathryn & Alvin Bowers req. by Maris
Thursday, November 3
6:00am-7:00pm Eucharistic Adoration
Closing of Adoration
Friday, November 4
8:00am Elsie & J. Marshall Brown req. by their son
Thirty Second Sunday
in Ordinary Time
Saturday, November 5
5:00pm Adolph Sirois req. by the Sirois Family and
Ray G. Jordan & Family req. by Betty Jordan
Sunday, November 6
8:00am Jeannine Dash req. by the DeGasperi Family
10:30am Geraldo Gomes req. by the Marshall Family and
John Youngs req. by Jim & Jackie Mathias
5:00 pm John Youngs req. by the St. Patrick Parish Family
Your new lector workbooks for the upcoming Liturgical
Year are in the sacristy. Please pick them up at your
earliest convenience. Thank you.
Thank you for your continued generous
support of the stewardship campaign in our
parish. God continues to bless our parish.
This weekend we are going to address another
“change” in the words of the Mass. This time the “change” is
in the Profession of Faith (the Nicene Creed). As the priest and
congregation currently stated: “We believe in one Lord, Jesus
Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, light from light, true God from true God,
begotten not made, one in being with the Father.” That phrase
“one in being” will now be changed to “consubstantial.” Why?
For this it is helpful to know a little church history. I have
borrowed the following from an article by Emily StimpsonOSV Newsweekly, 2/20/11. It seems that seventeen hundred
years ago the Catholic Church was drawn into a knockdown,
drag-out fight about how to best express the relationship
between God the Father and God the Son. The fight was
sparked by the Alexandrian priest Arius. He and his followers,
dubbed Arians, argued that the Father and Son were of like
substance, homoousios, but that the Son had not always been
with the Father, that the Father had in fact pre-existed the
Son……Still with me?......Just remember, Arius’ theology is
bad. Arius’ bishop, Alexander, however, said otherwise.
Siding with the Pope and the majority of Catholic bishops, he
defended the teaching that the Father and Son were of the
same substance, or homoousios. He also defended the belief
that the Father and the Son were co-eternal, that they had
existed together through all eternity. One “iota” was all that
differentiated homoousios from homoiousios and yet for that
one “iota” Catholics gave their lives, and bishops such as St.
Athanasius and St Hilary of Poitiers were sent into exile
(Athanasius no fewer than five times). In 325 the Council of
Nicaea definitively settled the question, declaring that the
Father and the Son were of the same substance, homoousios.
Why the big deal? There was concern that although people
could understand how we are “one in being” with the Father, it
does not say anything unique about Christ. In fact, if not
careful one could begin to question the divinity of Christ.
Looking around today I can see that as an issue. People look to
Jesus as a good moral teacher or perhaps a guide for how to
live one’s life, but God? Athanasius was such a staunch
defender of the divinity of Christ because much of the Church
had became Arian in his time. They could accept the divinity
of the Father but Jesus somehow fell short of divinity. This is
still relevant today. If you were told you had an opportunity to
receive God in Holy Communion you would probably wait in
line outside the Church for hours or days on end. We do that to
get sporting event tickets or tickets for concerts don’t we? Yet,
at every Mass when the priest says “ This is My Body, This is
My Blood” he is saying that the blood and wine become Jesus
Christ…..God. Yes, Consubstantial may be an awkward word.
It does not roll easily off the tongue, but as I said last weekend,
words are important and people have died for words. Are you
willing to die to say that Jesus Christ is Lord, that Jesus Christ
is God? Drama aside, it is a good opportunity to reflect on the
words we say and why we say them. It is also good to
contemplate the mystery of the Trinity. Let Jesus in His own
way reflect what I have tried to say here. He will give you the
light to understand why it is so significant that we
acknowledge Him as Lord in every aspect of our lives.
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Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Sunday, October 30
10:30am Guild Bazaar set up/Parish Center
5:00pm Life Teen Mass followed by dinner & Life Night
Monday, October 31
5:00pm Vespers with Bishop Cote
Wednesday, November 2
7:00pm Choir rehearsal
7:00pm Life Teen Core Meeting/WKRM
Thursday, November 3
7:30pm Cornerstone prayer group/KofC
Friday, November 4
5:00-8:00pm Guild Bazaar/Parish Center
Saturday, November 5
9:00-1:00pm Guild Bazaar/Parish Center
Life Night Speaker
10/30 – national speaker, Bryan Mercier to speak about
the dangers and effects of devil worship!
TEENS: View podcasts at “Sunday, Sunday, Sunday”, Catholic Movie Reviews,
THE171, LoveLife, and TheMix!!
For more information on upcoming events or for
monetary, food or time donations, please contact
Michelle or Bill Donahue, 860-342-0435 or e-mail us at
[email protected].
A beautiful sacrament full of blessings, romance, love,
commitment, comedy, giving, new life, joys, sorrows,
adventure, challenges, responsibilities, growth, memories
and more.
Behind every great man is a surprised woman. (Maryon
The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to
forget it once. (H.V. Prochnow)
Increased Giving
Our Increased Weekly Giving Program will soon be
coming to a close. We would like to commend all parishioners for their concern for our parish. If you have
not yet returned your response envelope, please consider doing so as soon as possible.
We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops. (Unknown)
Marriage is not just spiritual communion; it’s also
remembering to take out the trash. (Joyce Brothers)
Save the Date!!!!
Friday, Dec 2 at 7pm and Saturday Dec 3 at 9am, St
Patrick Church is proud to welcome nationally known
Catholic evangelist, Steve Ray.
Steve has captivated audiences with his personal
testimony: “ From Baptist to Catholic: the unintended
Tickets are $10 for Friday and $10 for Saturday...OR $15
for both days. Tickets are now available in the parish
office. More information to follow but please do mark
your calendar for this very special speaker. You can find
out more online at We hope
to see you!
St. Patrick Guild Christmas Bazaar
The Bazaar will take place on Friday, Nov, 4th
from 5pm-8pm and Sat. Nov. 5th from 9am1pm. Booths will feature hand crafts, linens, miscellaneous treasures and trinkets, original dried flower arrangements, toys, games and children's books, delicious baked donations and a wonderful selection of
jewelry and much, much more!
Food will be available both days at Santa's Kitchen.
Please come and join the fun!
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Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
Gathering here at God’s invitation through the Holy
Spirit, on this late autumn Sunday we hear that “whoever
exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles
himself will be exalted.” We who call ourselves
Christians must be careful not to rely only on that name
to get us into heaven, but rather roll up our sleeves and
get busy about the work of proclaiming God’s kingdom
through works of charity and mercy. Let us pray today
for the grace to do just that.
Monday: Rom 11:29-36, Lk 14:12-14, Ps 69:14c
Tuesday: Rv 7:2-4, 9-14, 1 Jn 3:1-3, Mt 5:1-12a, Ps 24:1-6
Wednesday: Wis 3:1-9, Jn 6:37-40, Ps 23:1
Thursday: Rom 14:7-12, Lk 15:1-10, 27:13
Rom 15:14-21, Lk 16:1-8, Ps 98:2b
Saturday: Rom 16:3-9, 16, 22-27, Lk 16:9-15, Ps 145:1b
Sunday: Wis 6:12-16, 1 Thes 4:13-18, Mt25:1-13, Ps 62:2-8
Apostolate of Prayer for
Rev. Joseph DeCosta & Rev. Paul Murdock
Oct 30: Dolores Pollack 2010, Thomas Farrell Jr. 1994, Anne
Radavich 1992, Deacon Dale Schultz 1990
Rev. Edward Dempsey & Rev. Patrick McCorry
Our Holy Father
Oct 31: Louisa Poglisch 1976, Marguerite Bransfield 1974,
George Hill 1972, William Stamm Sr. 1971
Rev. Edward Wisneski & Rev. Patrick Biegler MSA
Nov 1: George Sorvillo 2010, Christopher Crowley 2001,
Anna Avery 1997, Al Carito 1995, Mary Grover 1986, Martha
Vecci 1979, Adolph Benak 1973
Rev. George Busto CO & Rev. Edward Dempsey
Rev. Dariusz Dudzik & Rev. Joseph DeCosta
Rev. James Sucholet & Rev. Raymond Introvigne
Nov 2: Fr. Raoul Pronovost 1996, Theresa Doran 1991,
Albertina Gurney 1983, Benjamin Kucia 1982, Edith Lata
1980, Beverly Zawisza 1976, Fr. John Quinn 1970
Nov 3: Joann Gorton 2004 Zofia Dyrkacz 1999, John
Rychlovsky 1992, Harry Ali 1988, Paul Flynn 1975, Stanley
Szczapa Sr. 1973
Nov 4: Dr. Angelo Gulino 1972
Nov 5: Helen Gleason 2005, Helen Daniels 1992, Helen Kopet
1992, Marvin O’Hearn Sr 1988, Marie Coffey 1985
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. May their
souls and the souls of all the faithful departed
through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
Holy Day and Holiday Masses
Thanks to the over 20 people who have volunteered to
serve at these Masses. However, we still have need for
the following:
All Saints Nov. 1st, 7 PM:
1 Lector
Christmas, Dec. 24th 4 PM:
2 Lectors, 2 Eucharistic Ministers
Christmas, Dec. 24th 6 PM:
2 Lectors, 3 Eucharistic Ministers, & 1 server
Christmas, Dec. 24th Midnight:
1 Lector, 1 Eucharistic Minister
Christmas, Dec. 25th 10:30 AM:
1 server
If you can help, please contact Peter Arcidiacono
at 860-267-2326 or [email protected]
We welcome into the Christian Community of St. Patrick
Church through the sacrament of Baptism:
Daughter of Gerard & Lori Egan
Son of Fadi & Maureen Maalouf
The Food Bank needs for October are: Spaghetti sauce,
baked beans, canned soups, canned fruit, shampoo, bar
soap, dish soap, laundry soap, toilet paper, mustard,
ketchup, relish and mayonnaise.
Project Thanksgiving food sorting will be November
19th and project Christmas food shorting will be
December 17th. Please contact at [email protected]
with any questions.
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Have you seen the St. Patrick Prayer Board for active
military personnel who are fighting on the front lines for
our freedom? It’s located in the vestibule of the Church, to
the left as you enter from the front steps. We post the
pictures and rank of relatives of our parish family members
and ask that you remember them in daily prayer. Since
there are many new deployments, please let us know if
there are any family members you would like posted...and
may God keep them safe.
St. Patrick Church has an AED (Automated External
Defibrillator) located in the church which helped East
Hampton obtain designation as a state HEARTsafe
community program. The requirements include early
emergency bystander response; rapid delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation; early defibrillation and rapid
advanced care and transportation. East Hampton also has
trained first responders and members of the community as
well as AED’s in the schools, Sears Park, and in each police
cruiser, fire department rescue truck, and in two
ambulances. It is important to know who in the parish is
certified in CPR/AED. Please email Katie Morris at
[email protected] or (860) 267-0881.
Help Keep St. Pat’s & East Hampton a Heart Safe
Community Community CPR/AED/First Aid
Red Cross Two year Certificate
East Hampton Ambulance Association Building
Middletown Ave., East Hampton. You must attend both evenings
6:30 to 10:00pm.
Nov. 15 (Tuesday) & Nov. 17 (Thursday);
Dec. 6 (Tuesday) & Dec. 8 (Thursday)
Choosing a family cemetery lot is inevitable. Instead of
leaving this decision to a loved one, a friend or perhaps
even a stranger, why not make this a family decision
now? For a limited time, all Catholic families have the
opportunity to purchase pre-need graves with upright
monument rights or shrine graves with interest-free
installment payments up to 4 years at Holy Cross
Cemetery in Glastonbury and St. Mary Cemetery in East
Hartford, St. James and St. Bridget Cemeteries in
Manchester. This offer will conclude on November 15,
2011. Please call 860-646-3772 for more information.
Come visit East Catholic High School during their Open
House on Thursday, November 10th at 6:45 pm. The entrance
exam for 8th graders will be on December 3rd at 8:00 at the
school. Pre-registration is advised. Visit or
call 860-649-5336 ext. 456.
Open House Sunday, November 6th. 2:00 Presentation by
Admin, 2:30-4:30 tour of school. Entrance Exam for Class of
2016 is Saturday, November 19, 8:00-11:15, Fee $25. Preregister at For more information call:
Diocesan News
“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled.”
Matthew 23:12
“Exalt” seems like such a pompous word. Who among us
would put ourselves on a pedestal and sing our own glory?
Yet, that’s what we do when we think that we get all the
credit for our accomplishments. We must humbly acknowledge that all we have and all we do is a result of
God’s blessings to us. Thus, we are called to give back to
God in gratitude for all that He has given to us.
Natural Family Planning
The Norwich Diocese will offer a Natural Family Planning class (NFP) for married and engaged couples. Find
out why NFP couples experience the ultimate “Marriage
Insurance” with a less than 4% divorce rate! The classes
are held at St. John’s Church in Old Saybrook. For info
call the Collisions at 860-399-8265 or go to
MEN! Wana-getta-way?
Take a break? Find some solitude? Figure things out?
Spiritually prepare for the Christmas season? Figure out
God’s plan for you? Come join us for the Third Annual
Men for Christ Weekend to be held December 16, 17,
and 18 at Enders Island. The retreat is open to high
school seniors, college men and those who are married
or single. Includes communal and private prayer, adoration, confession, Holy Mass and dinner with Bishop
Cote. There will be specific talks regarding the vocations of married life, priesthood and the permanent dioconate. For more information or to register contact:
[email protected] or call 860-887-9294.
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Bereavement Support Groups
Every first and third Monday: 5:00-6:30pm, Conference
Room A or B, Middlesex Hospital, Middletown. Every
second and fourth Thursday: 6:30-8:00pm, Shoreline
Medical Center, 260 Westbrook Rd., Essex. Every second
and fourth Wednesday: 10:00-11:30am, One MacDonough
Place, Community Room. (The Hospital’s assisted living
facility on the corner of Main St. Extension and
MacDonough Place.) For more information, please call
Chaplain Dennis McCann, Middlesex Hospital
Chaplain, 860-358-6725.
Pro-Life Mass
Join our Diocesan family for the monthly Pro-Life Mass
on Saturday, November 5th at 8:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s
Cathedral in Norwich. The Rosary will be prayed after
the Mass and a brunch served following the Rosary. Join
us as we pray to protect the least among us, the children
of the womb.
St. Patrick Church Ministries
Adoption Information: Mike & Tina Mohr — 881-7080
Altar Server: Susan Lanzi—267-9984
Altar Society: Maureen Sweeney 267- 2520
ACTS Retreat/Men& Women:
Warren & Beverly Edwards—267-9926
Al & Isabel Vela—267-1508
John & Carol Lambert—267-9157
Baptism Contact:
Sister Dominic Joseph —267-6644
Baptism Class:
Mary Kaye Varni—267-9050
Child Advocate:
Coordinator of Caregiving:
Sister Dominic Joseph—267-6644
For information on a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our
Lady at Fatima, Portugal in the month of March, 2012,
please call toll free 1-877-627-4268.
Westside Manor: Deb Desrocher—267-0705
Cobalt Lodge: Daisy Conway—267-0833
Eucharistic Adoration: Sheila Wall—267-9486
Guild: Kim Lanou—267-9235
St Andrew Church
Please support St. Andrew Church in Colchester by
attending their “Olde Tyme Christmas Fair on
November 4th from 4:00-8:00 pm (Santa will be in
attendance from 5:00-7:00) and November 5th from 9:00
am– 2:00 pm. Come enjoy Polly’s Turkey Dinner and
many other booths & displays. For more information
please call 860-537-2355.
Knights of Columbus: John Hines—267-4270
Life Teen: Bill & Michelle Donahue—342-0435
Marriage Encounter: Dan & Pam Harazim—267-1184
Nurses’ Ministry: Maggie Coolican—267-0540
Pastoral Council Chair: Peter Bergan—267-4341
Prayer Group: George & Regina Looby—267-8203
The Knights of Columbus will be collecting FROZEN
turkeys the weekend of November 12 & 13th. They will
also be collecting stuffing, yams, gravy, biscuit mix,
canned veggies, pie crust and filling, fresh carrots,
potatoes and celery. Thank you for your support!
Prayer Line: Jann Dalton — 267-5720
Pat Powers — 267-8529
Pro-Life: Theresa Hickey—267-0071
R.C.I.A.: Sister Dominic Joseph—267-6644
Vocation Contact: Don Hickey—267-0071
Wedding Coordinator: Michelle Donahue—342-0435