COVER SHEET - St. Patricks Church

Lori M. Lechowicz
Kyocera TASKalfa 400ci KX
1 through 8
Oct . 16, 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
Daisy Conway, Financial Secretary
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
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.
2nd Collection
Mission Combined Collection
Stewardship of Treasure
Bulletin Deadline
Please submit articles no later than noon on Monday
October 9, 2011
Week 15 of the Fiscal Year
1,362 Registered Families
Ordinary Income:
Actual Collection:
Over or (short)
Envelopes Received:
Current Week
($ 325.50)
Year to Date
Handicap Accessible
2nd Collection: Cradle Fund $100.00
Envelopes Received: 11
May God Bless those who were able to respond to the
Increased Giving Campaign!
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Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Twenty Eighth Sunday
in Ordinary Time
Saturday, October 15
5:00pm Barbara Dumond req. by her children and
Richard Wall req. Michelle Larson
Sunday, October 16
8:00am David Delaney req. by Dianery Delaney
10:30am Rocco Pagnelli req. by the family and Thomas R.
Anzalon req. by his wife, Kathleen
5:00 pm Cliff Sheehan req. by Gordon & Jann Dalton
Monday, October 17
8:00am Helen Dash req. by Jack Dash
Tuesday, October 18
8:00am Joseph Ferrigno req. by John & Lenore Bear
Wednesday, October 19
8:00am Special Intention for Jeff & Fatima Lachance
req. by Angelina Madalena
Thursday, October 20
6:00am-7:00pm Eucharistic Adoration
Closing of Adoration
Friday, October 21
8:00am Mary Aurigemma req. by Linda & Paul Dellano
Thirtieth Sunday
in Ordinary Time
Saturday, October 22
5:00pm Richard Wall and Edith Spencer req. by
Dennis & MaryAnn Wall
Sunday, October 23
8:00am Constantine Boison req. by DeGasperi Family
10:30am Mary L. Perone req. by Bernadette Robinson &
Children and Richard Wall req. by Diane Annelli
5:00 pm
Russell Durant req. by Anne & Frank Mikullitz
The Saint Patrick Parish Nurse Health Ministry has been
serving our parish for the last seven years. The members
are Registered Nurses, EMTS, Social Workers, and other
interested parishioners who volunteer their time and
expertise to benefit parishioners at St. Patrick Church.
The Ministry meets only twice a year but facilitates the
following: monthly blood pressure screenings, support to
bereaved families, Mass of Remembrance, Mass of
Anointing, as well as Bulletin health tips and health
brochures and Care Notes in display cases in the church and
center. The Ministry extends a welcome to anyone who
would like to join. For more information, please contact
[email protected]
In our day and age there is a lot of
skepticism and cynicism about religion
and faith. People are weary of political
leaders making promises they do not
keep and, in general, there is a lot of mistrust of people
in authority (whether it be teachers, pastors, chief
executives or government leaders). Wouldn’t it be nice to
see the Gospel lived? Wouldn’t it be heartwarming to
experience the love of Jesus Christ? Such love is
possible. I am very pleased to report that in a world with
all of this skepticism, cynicism, and unbelief there are
people who are making a difference. I personally was
able to experience it this past weekend on the Men’s
ACTS retreat in Willimantic. What make the ACTS
retreat formula so special is nothing fancy-it is the
Gospel lived. Twenty-seven team members (many of
whom are from our parish) ministered to thirty one men
from St. Patrick and St. Andrew/St. Francis. Fr Marek
Masniki, pastor of St. Andrew, and myself both went as
Walter and Mark and we both agreed that it was one of
the most powerful experiences of our priesthood.
Apparently I hid my identity quite well because many of
the men did not realize that I was a priest!
Many thanks to those who worked so hard behind the
scenes to make the retreat happen! Your efforts bore
great fruit. Amazing things happen when men put down
their defenses, their walls, and allow themselves to be
human. Isn’t this what Jesus did?
The other thing that struck me about the weekend is
the importance of community. The Gospel is not meant
to be lived alone. Unless you have a specific vocation to
live as a hermit (which is a very small percentage of
people) you will live out your vocation, your calling, in a
community. For many people this community is the
family. Eventually, however, our community expands
among friends and acquaintances at school, work, and in
our town. At no time was God alone. God is a Trinity of
persons, Father, Son & Holy Spirit, and you and I are
called to live in a community as well. Hopefully, parish
life here at St. Patrick is another key community in your
Bearing with one another, learning to love, is the key
to becoming more authentically alive, more authentically
human. My prayer is that everyone will heed the call of
Christ to discipleship and to live the Gospel. As they say
when you work for the Church, the pay may not be
much, but the benefits are out of this world. Ask any of
the men who were on the ACTS team, or men and
women who have been on a team in the past, to a person
I am sure they will all agree: what you receive is far
greater than what you give. And, as for me, it was an
honor and privilege to be ministered to, and I hope and
pray that “Walter” can grow into the Shepherd and
Pastor that God wants me to be. Deo Gratias!
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Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Monday, October 17
7:00pm Parish Council/Columbus Hall
Tuesday, October 18
6:30 pm Why Catholic/ Parish Center
7:00pm Guild Crafts/WKRM
7:00pm Women’s Acts/ KofC
Wednesday, October 19
9:00am Why Catholic/WKRM
7:00pm Choir rehearsal
7:00pm Life Teen Core Meeting/WKRM
Thursday, October 20
7:00pm Catholic Scripture Study/Parish Center
Saturday, October 22
After Every Mass—Butter Braid Fundraiser/Life Teen
Classes for all grade levels have begun –
almost! Grades 6-8 will meet for the first
time on October 24th due to the rescheduled
Pantherfest. Classes meet from 6:30pm 8pm. Program information and calendars
are available on our website, If you need additional
information or have questions or concerns please contact
Dani Annino in the Faith Formation Office at 860-267-6644
or email [email protected]
A beautiful sacrament full of blessings, romance, love,
commitment, comedy, giving, new life, joys, sorrows,
adventure, challenges, responsibilities, growth, memories
and more.
The question is asked, “Is there anything more beautiful than a
young couple with clasping hands and pure hearts in the path
of marriage? Can there be anything more beautiful than
young love?” And the answer given. “Yes, there is a more
beautiful thing. It is an old man and an old women finishing
their journey together on that path. Their hands are gnarled,
but still clasped, their faces are seamed, but still radiant, their
hearts are physically bowed and tired, but still strong with
love and devotion for one another. Yes, a more beautiful thing
than young love is old love.” (Unknown)
Increased Giving
The Increased Weekly Giving Program is very important to
our financial stability. It is also important to show our
gratitude to God for our many gifts by responding to the needs
of our parish. If you have not returned your response
envelope, please do so at the first opportunity.
40 Days for life update
10/29 - Prayer in front of Planned Parenthood, Norwich
10:00-11:00 am
Join life teen parishes around the world collecting; diapers,
onesies and plastic baby bottles to donate to crisis
pregnancy centers! Drop off items at church.
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]
The St. Patrick Guild Christmas Bazaar will take place on
Friday, November 4th from 5:00-8:00 pm and Saturday,
November 5th from 9:00-1:00 pm. Please consider donating
new or lovingly used items to our various booths. No
clothes, large gym equipment or adult books, please. Drop
off will be at the church hall Monday, Oct 31st -Thursday,
Nov. 3rd, 9:00-4:00 p.m. and 5:30-8:00 pm.
Various booths needing your support include:
TOYLAND (games, toys, children’s books), LET IT SNOW
(linen closet, holiday items, linens and things, MY
FAVORITE THINGS (treasures & trinkets), DECK THE
HALLS (Mary Lu’s Décor Galore), SILVER BELLS
(Jewelry Gems—Jessie’s recycled bling—please help Jesse
expand her inventory, call 860-267-9193), SANTAS
ELVES (hand crafted gifts & stocking stuffers made by our
(delicious baked donations), LET’S CHANCE IT (fantastic
raffle, drawing at 12:00 on Saturday), THE
EATERY AT SANTA’S KITCHEN (homemade soup, mac.
& cheese, burgers and dogs), AND THIS AND THAT
(hallway overflow with large items).
For more information, call Isabel at 860-267-1508 or Barbara at 860-267-6818.
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Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
Sometimes when we hear the words of today’s Gospel
about repaying Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to
God what belongs to God, we get caught up in an
accounting problem and lose sight of the fact that
everything belongs to God. As we gather for today’s
celebration, let us remember that even when we think
that we have earned everything we have, it is all still a
gift—given to us by our loving God. How can we repay
Oct 16: Mildred Couture 1995, Arturo Duran Jr. 1993,
Michael Hall 1989, Rodney Schleidt 1987, Ethel Spencer
1983, Norman Hill 1978, Karen and Dawn Wine 1974
Monday: Rom 4:20-25, Lk 12:13-21, Lk 1:68
Tuesday: 2 Tim. 4:10-17b, Lk 10:1-9, Ps 145:12
Wednesday: Rom 6:12-18, Lk 12:39-48, Ps 124:8a
Thursday: Rom 6:19-23, Lk 12:49-53, Ps 40:5
Rom 7:18-25a, Lk 12:54-59, Ps 119:68b
Saturday: Rom 8:1-11, Lk13:1-9, Ps 24:6
Sunday: Ex. 22:20-26, 1 Thes 1:5c-10, Mt 22:34-40, Ps 18:24, 47, 51
Apostolate of Prayer for
Bishop Michael R. Cote
V. Rev. Charles LeBlanc & Msgr. Richard LaRocque
Oct 17: Mary Washburn 1991, Charles Devine 1987, David
Barreto 1978, Helen Nelson 1974, Roseanna Soucy 1973
Our Holy Father
Rev. Salvador Gonzalez OMI & Rev. Martin Jones
Oct 18: Anne Marie Ouellette 2009, Robert Pollack 2005,
Arlyn Cohn 1996, Phyllis Basso 1994, Chester Gorski 1992,
Anne Sheehan 1990, Loretta Donahue 1989, Susan Bransfield
1974, William O’Kulich 1973, Anna Arnold 1971
Rev. Richard Breton & Rev. Prodeep Nayak
Rev. Thomas Angelo & Rev. Joseph Ashe
Rev. Anthony DiMarco & Rev. Gerald Kirby
Oct 19: Barbara Dumond 2009, Joseph Ferrigno 2004, Juanita
Hyde 1996, Rose Fontanelli 1992, Thomas DiStefano Sr. 1983
Oct 20: Kyle Johnson, 2008, Marie Wemlinger 1978, Eva
Hudec 1974, Adam Lacsartis 1973, Madaline Leone 1972
Oct 21: Roy Spaulding 2003, Genevieve Galvin 1997, Louise
Usanis 1989, John Dembiczak 1982, Jerome Lessard 1982,
Sebastian Brunetti 1981, Angelo DiStefano Sr. 1980
Oct 22: Carl Stanich 1992, Ellen Coughlin 1986, William
Cullen Sr. 1986, Joseph Badrick Sr. 1980, Mary Downey
1980, Ernest Hawley 1979
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.
We welcome into the Christian Community of St. Patrick
Church through the sacrament of Baptism:
XAVIER LEE, son of Michele & Roy
ADAM ARTUR KORDAS, son of Grzegorz & Kasia
LACHLAN LLOYD PLANTE, son of Kenneth & Lisa Ann
Register with FEMA
Need help after Irene? It’s easy to get started, call 800-6213362 (FEMA) or go on line at
You will be asked to provide the following information:
phone number, social security number, current mailing
address, address of damaged property, brief description of
damages, insurance information (if insured). You will be
issued a FEMA application ID number for all future contact
with FEMA. A FEMA disaster housing inspector may call
to set up an appointment to view damages. Assistance may
include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low
interest loans to cover uninsured property losses and other
programs to help recover from the effects of the disaster.
You must register before October 25, 2011.
Pasta Dinner in Honor of Local Resident
Come join us for a pasta dinner and silent auction to be
held in honor of Suzanne Stanton, on October 28th from
5:00-9:00 PM at the St. Patrick Parish Center in East
Hampton. All proceeds will be donated to AstraZenaca
Hope Lodge of Boston which provides free housing for
cancer patients and caregivers who live more than 40
miles from the City, free transportation to patients and a
wonderful support system. Tickets are $10/adults, $5 for
children under 10. Space is limited, please call Beth for
[email protected]
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Catechumenate is the process of welcoming new
members into the Roman Catholic Church. It is meant for
those who are not baptized, those baptized into the Catholic
Church who have not yet received the sacraments of
Eucharist and/or Confirmation. Inquiry classes will be
ending this week and we will be entering the next phase
called the Catechumenate. Let us keep our candidates in
prayer as they continue their journey with the Lord.
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.
Oct.17 (Monday) & Oct.19 (Wednesday); Nov. 15 (Tuesday) & Nov.
17 (Thursday); Dec. 6 (Tuesday) & Dec. 8 (Thursday)
The members of the ACTS community wish to welcome
the following men from St. Patrick’s Church, who have just
returned from an ACTS Retreat: Peter Arcidiacono, Jeff
Carr, Al Fontenault, John Kriss, Bill Lonsdale, Father
Walter Nagle, and Bill Russ.
Thank you for answering God’s call. May you have
found your ACTS retreat a true “blessing”.
Your ACTS Brothers & Sisters
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:
ALSO, Mercy High School Yellow Rose Auction will be held
Saturday, Oct 22. For more information call 860-347-8957!
Open House for 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Students & Parents,
October 23, 1-4:00 pm. For more information on open house,
“Students Helping Students” Ad Book Campaign or Entrance
Exam for 8th Grade students, visit
Diocesan News
“Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to
God what belongs to God.” Matthew 22:21
In reality, everything belongs to God. We would have
nothing if God had not given us the skills, talents and opportunities to accomplish what we accomplish. Therefore,
we have an obligation to return a portion of our gifts to
God, for all gifts come from Him and belong to Him.
Great Family Movies in
Theaters this fall!
From the creators of FIREPROOF comes
“COURAGEOUS” an action packed drama. Honor does
begin at home. In theaters Sept. 30th. View at: Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez in
“The Way”, a powerful and inspirational story walking El
Camino de Santiago in Spain. Life is too short to walk it
alone. View at: In theaters Oct. 7th.
Look out CT and TN! Based on an inspiring true story, see
the birthplace of today’s women’s basketball in “The
Mighty Macs”. View at: In theaters
Oct. 21st. Movie reviews can also be found at:
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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.
Mission Combined Collection
The Mission Combined Collection this weekend supports
missionary works in Latin America, Asia, Africa and
parts of the United States. By Baptism, all Catholics are
called to participate in the mission of the Church, called
to share their faith as missionaries.
Today our
missionaries are facing incredible odds as they labor in
places like Africa where drought and the AIDS epidemic
are causing enormous human misery. They need and
rely on our support, through prayer above all, but also
through our financial needs.
Thank you for your generosity in the past and thank
you for what you will do now to help our missionaries
continue their vital work. When we support them, we
join them, and in this way, we too are missionaries for
St. Peter Church at 30 St. Peter Lane, Higganum.
A GOOD OLD FASHION barn hoedown—Get ready for
lots of laughs! Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 7:00-10:00
p.m. Live caller & band. Come and have fun. You don't
have to know how to square dance, but you will by the time
you leave. There will also be line dancing. Sure to be a
good time! Tickets should be purchased in advance.
Adults & teens $8, 2 yrs & under $5. Contact Bill at 860345-4910, Ray at 860-345-4687 or Debbie at 860-345-8018
to purchase tickets.
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
Westside Manor: Deb Desrocher—267-0705
Cobalt Lodge: Daisy Conway—267-0833
Eucharistic Adoration: Sheila Wall—267-9486
Guild: Kim Lanou—267-9235
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
This year’s event will be held on October 22nd from
9:00—6:00 pm at St. Dominic’s Church in Southington.
Speakers include Randy Raus, President of Life Teen;
Tom Peterson, founder of Catholics Come Home;
Doug Barry, Co-host of EWTN’s Life on the Rock
and Deacon Paul Kulas, member of the ACTS
community. Confessions and adoration available
throughout the day. Mass will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m.
Lunch is included. Call David at 860-739-4607 for more
Prayer Group: George & Regina Looby—267-8203
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