COVER SHEET - St. Patricks Church

August 23-24, 2014
Lori M. Lechowicz
Kyocera TASKalfa 400ci KX
1 through 8
Aug 24, 2014
Please deliver to PARISH CENTER ONLY
(which is behind the church) in the OFFICE.
Do NOT deliver to the church. Thank you.
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Welcome to St. Patrick Church
Member of the Blessed John Paul II Community
August 23-24, 2014
Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm AND Sunday: 8:00am & 10:30am
Weekdays: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 8:00am
Holy Day Masses: 8:00am & 7:00pm
Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm AND
Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 & 10:30am - Latin Mass at 12:00pm
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.
August 23-24, 2014
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:
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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
8:30am - 3:00pm, Monday - Thursday
CLOSED on Friday during July & August
Bulletin Deadline
Please submit articles no later than
noon on Monday
Couples must contact the Wedding Coordinator, Michelle
Donahue at 860-342-0435 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
August 17, 2014
Week 7 of the Fiscal Year
Ordinary Income:
New Budgeted Goal:
Actual Collection:
On-Line Giving:
($ 838.50)
For those are using the on-line giving program,
Listed below are the extra collections for the
upcoming months:
September 7 - Spiritual Programs
September 28 - Norwich Council Catholic Women
October 5 - Cradle Fund
Handicap Accessible
“Or who has given the Lord anything that he may be
repaid?” Romans 11:35
St. Paul reminds us of a central fact of stewardship. We
cannot give the Lord anything, because God already
owns it all. God made everything. All that we can do is
return a portion of God’s many gifts back to Him. Sincere gratitude for our gifts opens our hearts to joyful
August 23-24, 2014
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
“Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in
heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be
loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:19
Saturday, August 23
5:00pm Special Intention for Johann Pardi req. by Patrick
Sunday, August 24
8:00am Dottie Cyr req. by Warren & Beverly Edwards
10:30am Philip Votto req, by Diane Devine and Donald
Pettengill req. by Lenora & John Bear
Monday, August 25
8:00am Joseph Gallo, Jr. req. by John & Jane Robida
Tuesday, August 26
8:00am Grandchildren of Angelina Madalena
Wednesday, August 27
8:00am Mary Heidel req. by her family
Thursday, August 28
Friday, August 29
Eucharistic Adoration Immediately following 8:00am Mass
8:00am Gertrude & Fred Rogan req. by Maris
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Saturday, August 30
5:00pm Rose & Leo Paholsky req. by their family and Nick
Mengiafico req. by his family
Sunday, August 31
8:00am A special neighbor req. by Mrs. Sirois & the Rushin
10:30am Deceased members of St. Patrick Church
Do you regularly attend the Sunday 10:30 Mass? Would
you be willing to escort a sight impaired parishioner
from Chatham Acres to Mass and back? If so, please
contact the parish office at 860-267-6644. Thank you for
your service to your family in Christ.
A faithful Christian, illumined by the rays of grace
like a crystal, ought to illumine his neighbor with the
light of good example, through word and deed. —St. Anthony
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
There is a wonderful line in the
movie Rudy where the President of the
University of Notre Dame says “In my
45 years of priesthood there are only
two things I can say with absolute certainty - There is a
God and I am not God.” When St. Paul in today’s second
reading goes into that marvelous hymn it is almost as if
he is in some sort of a deep mystical experience. He
writes: “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and
knowledge of God! How inscrutable are his judgments
and how unsearchable his ways! For who has known the
mind of the Lord or who has been his counselor? Or who
has given the Lord anything that he may be repaid?” On
this side of eternity there is much that we will have to
question: Why did so and so die? Why did such and such
happen….and so on. The answer to this and to other
questions comes down to four little words: The will of
Our Lady, when addressed by the Archangel
Gabriel, was certainly startled. However, her answer for
Christians some 2,000 plus years has been the model of
understanding that which we cannot comprehend - “Let
it Be…” Spiritual writers such as J.P Caussade have
written eloquently on surrendering to Divine
Providence…..allowing our life to become one continual
“Let it Be..” Mother Teresa used to call it “Total
Surrender.” In her words-“Today there is no water in the
well, there is no food in the pantry….be at peace…let it
be….and then you are free.” It is so hard for us to live
this type of life because in many ways we are masters of
our own destiny. This is what our culture teaches us.
“The self made man.” It is worth noting that St. Thomas
Aquinas had an experience at the end of his life that left
him speechless. He is known as the Angelic Doctor
because of the wisdom of his teaching. Near the end of
his life He had an encounter with God that profoundly
affected him. He put down his pen and declared
“Everything I have written is like straw compared to the
glory of God.” He never wrote again. You and I hearing
those words may then ask “Why bother?” We bother
because God is a God of process, and it is in the process
of learning about God and reading about Him that our
intellect becomes purified. One day we shall see Him as
He is. For now, we stumble in the dark. However, in the
darkness God gives us His aid. We have the Holy Spirit
who prompts our actions and gives us wisdom. We have
the aid of the sacraments which nourish and feed us. We
have God’s Word, Scripture which is like a “lamp unto
our feet.” We have the teaching magesterium of the
We have so much to be grateful for, but most of all
we should fall to our knees as we marvel at the beauty of
creation and sing: “How Great is our God!”
August 23-24, 2014
Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Saturday, August 23
8:00am Acts Meeting/Parish Center
Sunday, August 24
6:30pm Cornerstone Prayer Group/K of C - All are welcome
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Please join us in praying the Rosary for
Pro-life every Monday evening at 7:00pm
in the church.
Monday, August 25
7:00pm Rosary for Life/Church
Tuesday, August 26
Wednesday, August 27
Thursday, August 28
BLUE MASS Steak Dinner Fundraiser
Friday, August 29
Catechists Needed
The faith formation office is looking for a few
more people who like to work with children, enjoy
sharing their faith, and have some free time on
Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday afternoons or
evenings! All classes meet in the Parish Center. Please consider
joining this important ministry. For additional information call Dani
in the Faith Formation Office at 860-267-6644 or email
[email protected].
RCIA is the process of welcoming new members into the
Roman Catholic Church. It is meant for those who are not
baptized, baptized into another Christian Church or baptized into the Catholic Church but have yet to receive the
sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation. Classes
will begin in September if we have applicants. For more
information please call Sister Dominic Joseph at 860-2676644.
If you have received the Sacraments of Baptism and
Eucharist, but have never been Confirmed, please consider
receiving instructions about the Sacrament of Confirmation to complete your three Sacraments of Initiation.
Often adults are asked to be a Godparent or sponsor for
a family member or friend, but are not able to do so because they have never been confirmed. Rich Knotek will
provide Confirmation classes for interested adults. For
more information, call Dani Annino at 860-267-6644.
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 out) after August 18th and must be returned before
SEPTEMBER 12, 2014.
The fundraiser will be held on Friday, September
5, 2014 at the East Great Plain Fire Department, 488 New
London Turnipike, Norwich, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The dinner will include steak, baked potato, salad, bread &
butter, soda and water. Tickets are $20.00 for Adults and
$10.00 for Children 12 and under.
For more information or tickets please call Monsignor Brown at 860-887-9294, ext. 232 or Ms. Becky Cady
860-887-9294, ext. 235.
Twenty-fourth Annual BLUE MASS
All law enforcement officers (federal, state, and
municipal, active and retired) and their families are invited
to the Twenty-fourth Annual Blue Mass and Reception,
Sunday, September 21, 2014, in the Cathedral of Saint
Patrick, 10:15 a.m. All parishioners are cordially invited to
attend this Mass. Bishop Cote, the Bishop of Norwich,
will celebrate the Mass and Very Reverend David P. Choquette, Police Chaplain, and Pastor of Most Holy Trinity,
Pomfret and Saint Mary Church, Putnam, will be the
Norwich Police Chief Louis J. Fusaro, Sr., and
Connecticut State Police Major Louis J. Fusaro, Jr., are the
Blue Mass Co-Chairs. For more information, please call
Chief Fusaro, Major Fusaro, or Monsignor Brown at 860887-9294, ext. 232.
If you and your family are planning a summer
vacation and would like to continue your Sunday
Offerings, you can do so through our On-Line Giving
It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s efficient and
it’s completely secure!
Go to our website:, click on
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August 23-24, 2014
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
In today’s Gospel we will hear Jesus ask, “Who do you
say that I am?” Most of us would not be here if we had
not already given thought to that question. Yet every
new experience in our lives gives us another opportunity
to learn more about the Lord. Maybe it’s been a while
since you’ve thought about it. Today, who do you say
that Jesus is? Let us pray together and find out.
Saturday: Ez 43:1-7a; Ps 85:9ab, 10-14; Mt 23:1-12
Sunday: Is 22:19-23; Ps 138:1-3, 6, 8; Rom 11:33-36;
Mt 16:13-20
Monday: 2 Thes 1:1-5, 11-12; Ps 96:1-5; Mt 23:13-22
Tuesday: 2 Thes 2:1-3a, 14-17; Ps 96:10-13;
Mt 23:23-26
Wednesday: 2 Thes 3:6-10, 16-18; Ps 124:1-2, 4-5;
Mt 23:27-32
Thursday: 1 Cor 1:1-9; Ps 145:2-7; Mt 24:42-51
Friday: 1 Cor 1:17-25; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 10-11;
Mk 6:17-29
July 23: Aime Boulanger 1996, Alphie Belanger 1986,
Archbishop Henry O'Brien 1976
July 24: Janet Boissonneault 2001, James Sieber 1999,
Susanne Smith 1984, William Commerford 1976, Gaston
Poulin 1973
July 25: Loretta McLay 1995, Catherine Young 1994, Al
Vezina 1980, Patricia Lawson 1979, Charles Carson 1976
July 26: Fr. Casimir Muszynski 2008, Fr. Joseph Morrissette,
2006, Rose Lange 2003, Fr. William Schneider 1999, Edith
Mott 1998, Fr. John Ramsay 1994, Jose Torres 1986, Derry
Kitchell 1981, Kimberly Kitchell 1981, Leo Kiley 1976,
Marguerite Maton 1976, John Wimmer 1976, Priscilla Oppelt
July 27: Mary Bailey 2003, Tracey True 2001, Deacon
Richard A. Boucher 1999, Suella Palmer 1983, Elinor Gavin
July 28: Patricia Peszynski 2005, Donna Benedict 1995, Luisa
Gotay 1986, Gladys Duford 1978
July 29: Joseph Becker, Jr. 2004, Shirley Nosal 2002, Agnes
Madigan 1977, Lucille Bolduc 1975, Gerald Cook 1970
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.
Nationwide Pro-Life
This program will begin on
Wednesday, September 24th and
run through Sunday, November
2nd. There will be a “40 Days
for Life” vigil Mass on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd at 7:00pm at the
Cathedral in Norwich. For forty days the focus will be to
bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity with
prayer, fasting and peaceful activism.
Apostolate of Prayer for
Father, enkindle in Your priests a hunger for the glory of Jesus, and for the
love of souls…….Mother Catherine Aurelia, Foundress
8/23: Rev. Damian Tomiczek & Rev. Paul Murdock
8/24: Rev. James Sucholet & Msgr. Robert Brown
8/25: Rev. Leon Joseph Susaimanickam & Msgr. Willis
8/26: Rev. Joseph Castaldi & V.Rev. Michael Donohue
8/27: Rev. Izydor Sadowski & Rev. William McCarthy
8:28: Rev. John Antonells & Rev. William McNulty
8/29: Rev. Keith Shuley & Rev. Richard Sliwinski
The number of abortions in the United
States has declined 25% since 1990.
Still, 28% of those having abortions identify themselves
as Catholic.
The abortion trade is immensely profitable. It is also
intensely traumatic for women in both
the short and the long term. (Daniel Harrizin)
Isaiah.- 49:26 I will fight and I will save your children
Want to choose adoption instead? Contact National
Council for Adoption (
Question to Ponder:
How does Peter’s continuing presence in the Church, today
through the ministry of Pope Francis, impact my life of witness? For example, do I consciously emulate Francis’ humility, gentleness, and openness and take time to read his daily
homilies and other teachings readily accessible online?
August 23-24, 2014
Heat Exhaustion: This is a heat-related illness caused by
the loss of water and electrolytes from the body. It causes
excess sweating, extreme fatigue, weakness, dizziness,
nausea, vomiting and headache. Sometimes it causes muscle cramping.
Risk factors are: Strenuous exertion in high temperatures, Poor physical conditions, Loss of salt or water by
reducing oral intake, Overuse of diuretics (water pills),
Pre-existing illness with fever, Alcohol use and clothing
too warm for the climate
Heat Exhaustion can lead to dehydration: The human
body is comprised largely of water. If you lose more fluids
than you take in, you can become dehydrated. This means
there are not enough fluids in our body for it to function
What to do for dehydration: Drinking plenty of liquids,
water is best. Doctor may advise electrolyte solution or
sports drinks. Avoid alcohol; caffeine and carbonated
drinks can lead to increased dehydration.
Prevention of Heat Exhaustion/Dehydration:
Watch for early signs of heat illness and stop physical exertion before they worsen - minimize skin exposure; use a
hat and lightweight, light colored clothing - do not exercise in hot weather - avoid dehydration by drinking 8
ounces of fluid for every 15 minutes of moderate exercise
- limit alcohol and caffeine use in hot weather.
Get prompt Medical Attention if there is: Continued
vomiting, worsening symptoms of weakness or dizziness,
not able to keep fluids down, body temperature of 103F
oral or higher, confusion or coma, hot, flushed skin without sweating.
Defending Our Religious Liberty
#130 August 24, 2014
If religious liberty is not properly understood, all people suffer and are deprived of the essential contribution to the common good, be it in
education, health care, feeding the hungry, civil
rights, and social services.
If you haven’t done so already, please voice
your opposition to the health care mandate by calling President Obama at the White House at 202456-1111 or U.S. Secretary of Health and Human
Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell at 202-205-5445.
Let them know that the mandate is in violation of
our First Amendment right to religious freedom.
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A Pontifical Mass with Bishop Cote will be held on Sunday, October 19th at 2:00pm at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in
Norwich. This Mass is for the renewal of marriage vows
and presentation of commemorative certificates to couples
celebrating their 25th and 50th wedding anniversaries, or
other anniversary significant to them. Families are invited. Couples must be in good standing with the Church,
sacramentally married in the church and must register with
their parish. To register call the parish office at 860-2676644.
It’s time to help fight cancer and donate
to the St. Patrick Church Team for the
Relay for Life on September 6th. Log onto, then click Donate. You can enter our Team
name – St. Patrick Church (make sure it’s in East
Haddam, Ct) – or Jann Dalton– and help us reach our
goal for 2014. It’s a way to celebrate cancer survivors,
remember lost loved ones and honor those still fighting.
Once again, our very own Kevin Reich has donated his 3-bedroom house on Cape-Cod as a prize!
All those raising more than $300 for the St. Patrick team
will be entered into a drawing for a getaway at the Cape!
Raise more than $100 and you’ll be entered in a
drawing for: $50 gift certificate for Angelico’s Restaurant, $50 gift certificate for Sadler’s Restaurant, $50 gift
certificate for It’s So Ranunculus. You may win a prize
and every dollar raised helps us fight this terrible disease
that takes too many from our Parish. For more information, see Jann Dalton (860) 267-5710 or Dani Annino
(860) 267-6644.
Mass for Those Dedicated to Education: The 19th Annual Diocesan Mass for those dedicated to education will be celebrated on September 7th at 8:45am. All are welcome.
PRO-LIFE MASS: Join us as we pray to end abortion and for the
healing of those who have had an abortion on September 6th at
8:00a.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral in Norwich.
Mass of Remembrance: The annual Diocesan Mass of Remembrance
in memory of children who have died from stillbirths, miscarriages or
abortions, will be held September 9th at 6:00pm at the St. Patrick Cathedral in Norwich. Light refreshments to follow. 860-889-8346 ext
Senior Renewal Day: Fr. Roger Couture invites all seniors to join
this year’s series “The Parables of Jesus—Guides for Faith Pilgrims”
beginning on Wed. Sept 17th 9:30am-1:00pm. Fee is $10—call 860423-8484.
Married Couples’ Retreat: Come, join us Sept 26-28 for 10th Married Couples Retreat at Immaculata Retreat House. Capacity is limited.
Call 860-423-8484 for more information.
August 23-24, 2014
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. Please let us know if there are
any family members you would like posted...and may God
keep them safe.
“Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as
they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless
acts they perform for us in our time of need. We ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.”
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.
In recent weeks, we have looked at the evolution of how
Roman Catholics initiate children into the life of the Church.
How did customs evolve in the Eastern Church? At one time,
Christians in both East and West preferred to celebrate baptism
in a community setting, with large numbers of adults and
children initiated at Easter. The two branches of Christianity
began to split on the proper time to do this.
In the East, water was blessed in abundance on the feast
of the Epiphany, which marked, among other things, the
baptism of the Lord. Once infant baptism was fixed on that
day, local customs marking a birth began to evolve. One
celebration was the giving of a name on the eighth day,
another was the “purification” of the mother on the fortieth day
after birth. In that blessing, reenacting Mary and Joseph’s
journey to the temple, the priest took the baby in his arms and
placed the child before the altar. Just as Simeon received the
child Jesus, so the priest received the new Christian while
chanting Simeon’s prayer. Later, normally on Epiphany, the
priest would baptize, chrismate (confirm), and give a few
drops of the Precious Blood to the child in a joyous celebration
of the whole community. —Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
We Can Help
To report inappropriate contact of any kind by a representative of the Diocese of Norwich or for assistance to victims,
please call: 1-800-624-7407
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
This trip is scheduled for December 6th and is sponsored
by St. Francis Church. The total cost is $129. First You will
experience "CHRISTMAS AT THE MANSION" Enjoy the
beauty of “The Breakers” as it captures the elegance of the
Christmas season during its heyday. This breathtaking 90minute tour of Vanderbilt’s grandest mansion, overlooking the
Atlantic Ocean, will surely put you in the holiday mood!
Next it's onto the NEWPORT PLAYHOUSE &
CABARET where you can relax and enjoy a delicious
luncheon buffet and a hilarious comedy. “Lie, Cheat &
Genuflect”….Two young men (gamblers who never win) have
a rich uncle who is leaving all his money to a niece who is a
nun—whom he has never seen! The uncle dies, and one of the
nephews arrives as the niece, dressed as a nun--and the fun
A $25 Deposit is due by September 30th. Make checks
payable to St. Francis Church and please note "Newport Bus
Trip" in memo area. Mail to St. Francis Church, 10 Elm St.
Attn: Newport Bus Trip, Middletown, CT 06457. Bus departs
St. Francis Church at 7:00 a.m. & returns home approximately
6:30 p.m. Please contact Susan Gombotz at (860) 346-1870
or Lucy DiMartino at (860) 343-3213 for more information.
St. Patrick Church Ministries
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, and 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: Margaret Bannon 267-2165 and
Joan Fomento 267-8512
Guild: Melissa Jones 467-6544 & Nancy McFatter 267-4653
Knights of Columbus: Gary Corliss 860-467-6616
Marriage Encounter: Dan & Pam Harazim 267-1184
Nurses’ Ministry: Mary Gould 860-267-4643
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: Bill & Debbie Lonsdale 267-1878 and
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