COVER SHEET - St. Patricks Church

Lori M. Lechowicz
Kyocera TASKalfa 400ci KX
1 through 8
Oct. 14, 2012
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
Weekdays: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 8:00 a.m.
Holy Day Masses: 8:00 a.m., 7:00 p.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:
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.
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
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.
Office Hours
8:30am - 3:00pm, Monday - Thursday
8:30am - 12:00 noon Friday
For those who have chosen to cancel their envelope
order since the “On-line Giving” program has begun, the
following are the extra collections for the upcoming
Nov 1—All Saints Day
Nov 2—All Souls Day
Nov 4—Spiritual Programs
Dec—Christmas Flowers (in memory of)
Dec 2—Spiritual Programs
Dec 8—Immaculate Conception
Dec 25—Christmas Gift to my Parish
Bulletin Deadline
Please submit articles no later than
noon on Monday
Handicap Accessible
Stewardship of Treasure
October 7, 2012
Week 15 of the Fiscal Year
Ordinary Income:
Budgeted Goal:
Actual Collections:
On-Line Giving (Week Ending 10/6)
($ 124.00)
Spiritual Programs (On-line giving) $360.00
“ It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of
God.” (Mark 10:25)
These words of Jesus are so harsh that sometimes we are
tempted to ignore them, thinking that He really could not
have meant them. Yet when our lives revolve around too
many material possessions it is difficult to find the
necessary time for God, for salvation and for God’s beloved
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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, Oct 13
5:00pm Jack Wolf req. by Dorothy Wolf and
Eleanor Czarnowski req. by Jack & Susan
Sunday, Oct 14
8:00 am Constantine Boitson req. by the DeGasperi Family
Thomas Anzalone on their 8th Anniversary req.
by his wife Kathleen and Harry Dean req. by
Larry & Peggy Puzzo
Monday, Oct 15
8:00am Joseph Ferrigno req. by Lenora & John
Tuesday, Oct 16
8:00am Kathryn & Alvin Bowers req. Maris
Wednesday, Oct 17
8:00am Lorraine Cantara req. by Donna Daly
Thursday, Oct 18
Friday, Oct 19
Immediately following morning Mass
Eucharistic Adoration
8:00am Family of Angelina Madalena req. by Angelina
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, Oct 20
5:00pm Mary Aurigemma req. by Linda & Paul Dellano
And Madelaine & Alcide Bouchard req. by The
Martin family
Sunday, Oct 21
8:00 am Mae Guerette req. by Guylaine Guerette
Suzanne Stanton req. by Faith Formation Friends
and Rita Ruckh req. by Donna Daly
Don’t forget to have your Blood Pressure checked THIS
WEEKEND. The Parish Nurses will be available to take
your blood pressure after the 5:00pm Saturday Mass and
after the 10:30am Sunday Mass.
The call to “come follow me” always
begins with Jesus and his look of love.
Have you met Him? Have you
encountered His love? This past weekend
I experienced one of God’s great
miracles: the salmon run in Pulaski, NY. Placed into the Salmon
river as yearlings, King Salmon, Coho Salmon, and Steelhead
Trout begin a run against the current to their home. They are
“imprinted” by a combination of the fertilization process and the
waters into which they are born. The process is very intricate:
here in Connecticut they have tried to establish a Salmon run to
no avail. The eggs are from Nova Scotia and many of them
return there. You and I are similarly “imprinted”. We have
God’s DNA. We are created for God and are destined to return
to the heart of our Father. This should fill us with love. The
responsorial psalm says: “Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we
will sing for joy!” When we are filled with joy we want to
dance, we want to shout, we want to laugh. To see this in God’s
creation was remarkable. Standing at the Black Hole the male
salmon would leap out of the water not once but several times.
To see it is amazing. Shouldn’t this be our attitude as
Christians? We should leap with joy at what God has done and
is continuing to do for us!
When we follow God “all good things together came to me
in her company and countless riches at her hands (Wis 7:1011)” This is an echo of St Paul’s words in his letter to the
Romans: “For those that love God all things work together for
the good. “ (Rom 8) In order, however, for “all things to work
together for the good” teamwork is necessary. A group of eight
young, and middle aged men came together to catch twentyeight salmon. To catch a Salmon takes teamwork. They are so
fast and powerful you need the help of a netter to bring the fish
in. Inevitably when you get a group someone needs a little extra
help-maybe they don’t have the right equipment, perhaps their
line has snapped. The first morning my newly purchased head
lamp wasn’t working and I needed the assistance of Ben, a
fifteen year old, who went on to catch the largest fish. Without
his assistance I would not have been able to properly rig my rod
and reel in the dark. Moments later I landed a large King
Salmon with the assistance of Brian. Throughout the trip my
friend Dean, and his friend Brian, and I were watching over the
three teenagers supplying them tackle clippers and overall
encouragement. This is what families are supposed to do and
this is what parishes are supposed to do: work together as a
team. The next time you see a flock of Geese flying ahead in
formation honking remember this: they are working as a team.
The one in front is taking the bulk of the wind resistance and the
others are drafting. They then switch places and someone else
takes the lead. The honking is the encouragement. “Keep it up
Sally….Way to go Bob…..nice posture Jesse….Come on Rita
you can keep going.” When we work together as a team things
that we thought impossible can come together. When we work
together with Jesus we will begin to realize “all things are
possible for God.”
Imagine the miracles we can work together at St. Patrick if
we come together as a team. When you move a charcoal
briquette away from the pile the flame dies out. When you put it
back in the pile the flame begins to emerge once more.
Sometimes you need to step out of the ordinary to experience
this. God used a fishing trip to communicate this very important
life lesson to me. Don’t go it alone!
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Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Sunday, Oct 14
8:45am RCIA/Kof C Hall
4:00pm Marriage Preparation Presentation/Parish Center
Monday, Oct 15
7:00pm Finance Board Meeting/WKRM
7:00pm CYO Coach Meeting/Parish Center
Tuesday, Oct 16
7:00pm Guild Crafts/WKRM
7:00pm Womens Acts Faith Sharing/Parish Center
7:00pm Parish Council Meeting/KofC
Wednesday, Oct 17
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal/Church
Thursday, Oct 18
7:00pm Catholic Scripture Study/Parish Center
7:30pm Cornerstone Prayer Group/KofC All are welcome
Friday, Oct 19
Saturday, Oct 20
The majority of our country is now pro-life. Still 17,000
CT abortions occur yearly.
“Birth control” no longer has anything to do with either
“birth” or “control”. Closer to its new meaning is the idea
that if people have been sexually out of control, they have a
right to prevent birth (through abortion). Donald DeMarco)
Help is out there: National Office of Post-Abortion-Reconciliation
and Healing 1-800-5WE-CARE.
East Catholic High School: Thursday, November 8, 2012
at 6:45 p.m. The entrance exam for eighth graders will be given
on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 8 a.m. at East Catholic High
School. Pre-registration for the exam is advised but not required.
Visit or call our Admissions office at 860-6495336 x456 for more information!
Xavier High School: Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 1:004:00pm for grades 6, 7 and 8 for parents and young men. Members
of the student body will provide guided tours. Freshman entrance
exams will be Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8:00am. Pre-registration is
requested call 860-346-7735 ext. 702 or go on line at
Mercy High School: Open house Sunday, November 4th at
1:00pm. Entrance exam Saturday, November 17th at 8:00-11:15.
Pre-register AND the Yellow Rose Auction
will be held Sat. October 27. Tickets are $50. Call 860-347-8957
Thank you for supporting the Ministries Fair
last weekend. A special thank you to all the
people who baked and purchased baked goods. We will
be sending Relay for Life $127.50. Thank you to
representatives from Choir, Youth Choir, the Guild,
Adoration, Pro-Life, Family and Marriage, Nurses,
Scripture Study, Prayer Group, KOC, DCF and Catholic
Charities. Your participation and enthusiasm made the
event a success.
St. Peter Church Square Dance
Get out your dancing shoes and save the date! On Saturday,
October 27th from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. we will be having a
Square Dance at St. Peter Church in Higganum in the Church
Hall. Be ready for a good old fashion Barn Hoedown. Lots of
laughs will be had by all! There will be a live caller and band.
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!! Advanced ticket purchase recommended. Adults
and teens $8.00, 12 years old and under $5.00. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Families with children welcome.
Contact Bill at (860) 345-4910, Ray at (860) 345-4687 or Debbie at (860) 345-8018 to purchase tickets. Tickets will also be
sold at the door on a space available basis.
The Mission Combined Collection will be held next
weekend. Your contribution will provide assistance to
the World Mission Appeal, U.S. Bishop’s Appeal for
Latin America, Black and Indian Missions, and the
Catholic Home Mission Appeal. You will receive information in the mail—please read and bring your gift
envelope to Mass next weekend. Thank you!
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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
Before today’s first reading, we will pray that God’s
“grace may make us always determined to carry out good
works.” But in today’s Gospel, a would-be disciple, who
at first was determined to follow Jesus ultimately could
not leave the past behind in order to embrace the future
to which Jesus invited him. Mark says, “Jesus, looking
at him, loved him.” Jesus looks at us with love today.
Let us respond to Jesus’ love, here in our worship and in
the world, by our faithful witness.
Gal 4:22-27, 31-51, Lk 11:29-32, Ps 113:2
Tuesday: Gal 5:1-6, Lk 11:37-41, Ps 119:41a
Gal 5:18-25, Lk 11:42-46, Jn 8:12
2 Tim 4:10-17b, Lk 10:1-9, Ps 145:12
Friday: Eph 1:11-14, Lk 12:1-7, Ps 33:12
Eph 1:15-23, Lk 12:8-12, Ps 8:7
Sunday: Is 53:10-11, Heb 4:14-17, Mk 10:35-45, Ps 33:4-5,
Apostolate of Prayer for Priests, Norwich
Mary Immaculate, let us love you fervently and open our hearts to the
dew of your grace, for we know that you are blessing our priests.
Oct 14: Frances Clark 2008, Frances O’Brien 2007, Theresa
Alessandro 1996, Anna Murphy 1994, Wilbur Bornman Sr.
1983, Marie LeBlanc 1974, Jessica Caron 1973
10/14: Bishop Michael R. Cote
10/15: V. Rev. Laurence LaPointe & Rev. Tadeusz
Oct 15: Richard Poe 1998, Cecelia Finholt 1985, Pauline
Tremblay 1980, Leo Chaplen 1977, James Simpson 1975
10/16: Rev. Christopher Zmuda
10/17: Rev. John Antonelle & Rev. George
10/18: Our Holy Father
10/19: Rev. James Thaikootahil & Rev. Sylva LeCours
10/20: Rev. Prodeep Nayak & Rev. Thomas Sennik
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
Oct 17: Mary Washburn 1991, Charles Devine 1987, David
Barreto 1978, Helen Nelson 1974, Roseanna Soucy 1973
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
Oct 19: 2011 Joseph Francis McNally, 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
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.
A beautiful sacrament
full of blessings, romance, love,
commitment, comedy, giving, new life, joys, sorrows, adventure, challenges, responsibilities, growth, memories and more.
What a grand thing to be loved! What a grander thing
still, to love! (Victor Hugo)
They do not love who do not show their love (William
Love is like an earthquake—unpredictable, a little scary,
but when the hard part is over you realize how lucky you
truly are.
Prayer Post Cards for our Seminarians
Join in praying for our seminarians at your convenience.
Take a postcard from the holder found on the table in the
Knights of Columbus Hall. Pray for that seminarian or
write a brief note if you choose and drop it in the mail.
Let your future priests know you are supporting them
and ask them to pray for you. May God continue to send
us shepherds after his own heart!
The Knights of Columbus and the Guild of St. Patrick
will, once again, offer four $500 scholarships to active St.
Patrick Church parishioners who are currently enrolled at
a Catholic High School. Applications will be available for
pickup in the Parish Office (or can be mailed) after October 5th.
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FLU SEASON 2012 - 2013
The 2012-2013 flu vaccine will protect against 3 different
flu viruses again this year; H3N2 virus, influenza B and influenza A or H1N1.
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times
may lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a
flu vaccine each year.
Symptoms of the flu include: fever or feeling feverish with
chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body
aches, headache, fatigue. Flu spreads mainly by droplets made
when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets
can land in the mouth or nose of another person who is nearby
and cause them to become infected.
You may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before
you even know you are sick as well as while you are sick. Most
healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning one day
before symptoms develop and up to 5-7 days after becoming
It takes about 2 weeks after vaccination to build up the antibodies needed to provide protection against the flu.
The flu usually begins in October and can last through May.
However the timing is very unpredictable and can vary season
to season. The peak is usually January and February.
For more info visit
CARE is looking for Volunteers.
At Middlesex Hospice and Palliative Care, volunteers are
an integral part of our interdisciplinary team, reaching out
to patients and families as they cope with the challenges of
terminal illness. Volunteers can choose to work in homecare, on the Weiss Hospice Unit or in bereavement support after completing 40 hours of classes and a 12-hour
mentorship. Classroom training runs from early February
to mid-April, 2013, and is held on four Saturdays and one
evening. The program is always in need of male, as well
as, female volunteers. To begin our fall application process, please contact Barbara Standke, Hospice Volunteer
C oor dina t or a t 86 0 -3 58 - 69 5 5 or
Bar [email protected].
Question to Ponder:
What must I “go, sell, give” if I would “come, follow” Jesus in
fully committed discipleship?
In September alone the food bank served
160 adults and 98 children—nearly 80 families. Our shelves clear out s fast as we are filling them.
Our current needs are: canned veggies, peanut butter,
jelly, pasta, pasta sauce, canned fruit, canned soup, tuna,
coffee and tea, toothpaste, bar soap and dish soap.
With Sincere Gratitude,
Deb Robinson, Food Bank volunteer
Parish Nurse Health Ministry
The Saint Patrick Parish Nurse Health Ministry has been
serving our parish for the last eight 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 with meals, prayer shawls and bereavement materials,
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 next meeting to plan the Mass of Remembrance will be
held on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Parish workroom at the Parish Center. The Ministry extends a welcome to
anyone who would like to join. For more information, please
contact Maggie Coolican 860 267-0540 or [email protected].
U.S. Congress
The Honorable John Larson,221 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT
06106, Phone: (860) 278-8888,Fax: (860) 278-2111. The Honorable
Joseph Courtney, 101 Water Street, Suite 301, Norwich, CT 06360,
Phone: (860)886-0139, Fax: (860) 886-2974 The Honorable Rosa DeLauro, 59 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06510, Phone: (203) 562-3718,
Fax: (201) 772-2260
The Honorable Jim Himes, 211 State Street, 2nd Floor, Bridgeport, CT
06604, Phone: (866) 453-0028, Fax: (203) 333-6655, The Honorable
Christopher Murphy, 114 West Main Street, Suite 206, New Britain, CT
06051, Phone: (860) 223-8412, Fax: (860) 827-9009
U.S. Senate: The Honorable Joseph Lieberman, One Constitution
Plaza, 7th Floor, Hartford, CT 06103, Voice: 860.549.8463 (Voice)
Phone: 800.225.5605 (In CT), Fax: 866.317.2242
The Honorable Richard Blumenthal, 90 State House Square, 10th Floor,
Hartford, CT, 06103, Phone: (860) 258-6940 Fax: (860) 258-6958
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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.
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.
Seton Scholarship Dinner: The Diocese of Norwich Invites you to
attend the dinner honoring the recipients of the 2nd Annual Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D. Award on Sunday October 28 at the Lake
of Isles, North Stonington. Contact 860-887-4086.
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat: If you are silently grieving after an
abortion; then healing, forgiveness and peace can have a beginning.
Retreats are for men and women who have been struggling emotionally
and spiritually. October 26-28 in Westerly, RI. Call Carol at 401-4217833 ext. 118 or
St. Patrick Church Ministries
Adoption Information: Mike & Tina Mohr — 881-7080
Altar Servers: 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
Catholic Scripture Study
Kathy Anderson 365-5003
Child Advocate:
Peggy Puzzo 267-9932
Cobalt Lodge:
Daisy Conway—267-0833
Coordinator of Caregiving:
Sister Dominic Joseph—267-6644
Eucharistic Adoration: Sheila Wall—267-9486
Guild: Kim Lanou—267-9235
Silver & Gold Jubilee Anniversary Mass: Inviting all couples
married 25 & 50 years, and any significant anniversary year, in renewal
of your wedding vows at the Pontifical Mass on Sunday, October 21,
2012 at 2:00 p.m. Celebrate with Bishop Michael R. Cote at the Cathedral of St. Patrick. For more information call 860-889-8346 ext. 283
Knights of Columbus: Keith Lanou 860-680-4988
Pilgrimage tour to Rome & Assisi: October 19-28, 2012. Learn
more about your Catholic faith by participating in this upcoming pilgrimage tour sponsored by the Office of Radio & Television and help
support the daily television Mass and WJMJ Catholic Radio. Contact
Scott 203-758-7367 or email [email protected]
Nurses’ Ministry: Maggie Coolican—267-0540
ST MARY SCHOOL, 100th Anniversary Gala: St. Mary of
Czestochowa School will hold it’s 100th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, November 10th from 6:00-11:0pm. The Gala will be held at the
Elks Crystal Ballroom in Middletown and will include find dining,
entertainment, live auction and appearances by the Mercy High School
Show Choir and Xavier Jazz Band. For information call 860-638-7406
or email [email protected] to reserve your ticket(s) now!
21st Annual Red White & Blue Mass: Bishop Cote will celebrate
Mass for all military personnel in honor of their service and the many
sacrifices made by their families on Sunday, November 18th, 10:15a.m.
at the Cathedral of St. Patrick. For more information call: 860-8879294 ext. 232
Marriage Encounter Weekend: Rekindle communication and
enjoy a weekend away. Call 860-376-0440 or email [email protected] or
Marriage Encounter: Dan & Pam Harazim—267-1184
Pastoral Council Chair: Peter Bergan—267-4341
Prayer Group: George & Regina Looby—267-8203
Prayer Line: Jann Dalton — 267-5720
Pat Powers — 267-8529
Pro-Life: Rev. Walter Nagle 267-6644
R.C.I.A.: Sister Dominic Joseph—267-6644
Vocation Contact: Rev. Walter Nagle 267-6644
Wedding Coordinator: Michelle Donahue—342-0435
Westside Manor: Deb Desrocher—267-0705