COVER SHEET - St. Patricks Church

February 22-23, 2014
Lori M. Lechowicz
Kyocera TASKalfa 400ci KX
1 through 8
February 23, 2014
Please deliver to PARISH CENTER ONLY
(which is behind the church) in the OFFICE.
Do NOT deliver to the church. Thank you.
7th Sunday in Ordinary
Welcome to St. Patrick Church
Member of the Blessed John Paul II Community
Feb 22 & 23, 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.
February 22-23, 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:
7th Sunday in Ordinary
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.
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
8:30am - 12:00 Noon - Friday
Bulletin Deadline
Please submit articles no later than
noon on Monday
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
March 2 - Spiritual Programs
March 5 - Ash Wednesday
March 23 - Easter Flowers
April 6 - Spiritual Programs
Handicap Accessible
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
February 16, 2014
Week 34 of the Fiscal Year
Ordinary Income:
Budget Goal
Actual Collection
On-Line Giving
In Memory of (July-Jan): John Piercy $50;
Lillian Plourde $490, Newton Williams $500;
and Sheila Wall $215
“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those
who persecute you….” Matthew 5:44
Love your enemies, easier said than done, no doubt. But,
remember, the foundation of stewardship is prayer. When
we are in close communication with God, it opens our
heart and it turns our attention away from “me” and moves
it towards God and others. It allows us to have a little
more empathy for “our enemy”. When we pray for others,
even “our enemies”, maybe it softens their hearts as well.
February 22-23, 2014
7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God am holy.”
Leviticus 19:2b
Saturday, Feb 22
5:00pm Dennis & Mary Ann Wall (45th Wedding
Anniversary), The Wall, Nichols and
Bernardi Families and Robert Kay req. by Dennis
and Mary Ann Wall
Sunday, Feb 23
8:00am Edna Crowley req. by her niece & nephew
10:30am John Peter Kangley req. by his sister and
Paul Nucifora req. by his Acts Family
Monday, Feb 24
8:00am Arthur Porcelli req. by Jann Dalton
Tuesday, Feb 25
8:00am Philip Maher req. by Kate & Jim Morris
Wednesday, Feb 26
8:00am Joseph Sterling req. by Marie Langenfeld
Thursday, Feb 27
Friday, Feb 28
Eucharistic Adoration Immediately following 8:00am Mass
8:00am Ann Rita Clark req. by Doris & Dottie Lawson
8th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, March 1
5:00pm Sue Brady req. by Pat Powers and Jeanne Nagle
req. by Denis & Mary Ann Wall
Sunday, March 2
8:00am Dianery Delaney
10:30am Jeanne Nagle req. by Daisy Conway & family
A Warm Welcome
St. Patrick Church would like to extend a warm welcome
to our newest Parish member:
Henry Distin
Son of John and Natasha Distin
7th Sunday in Ordinary
Authority. “Who says so?”. Ultimately
for any resolution or clarity on issues there
has to be some sense of authority. For Roman
Catholics our authority comes from the Chair
of Peter and the person who sits in it - The Pope, the successor to
Peter. If you were to visit St. Peter’s basilica in Rome you would
come across a statue of St. Peter with the foot rubbed down from
the thousands of people who have touched it. Why this
discussion on the Pope? This Saturday (February 22nd) is the
Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. The importance of St. Peter in the
church cannot be underestimated. The impetuous fisherman who
heard the great promise from our Lord in the Gospel of Matthew
is also the same one who denied our Lord three times. (“Now
when Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked
his disciples, �Who do men say that the Son of man is?’ And they
said, �Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, others
Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ He said to them, �But who do
you say that I am?’ Simon Peter replied, �You are the Christ, the
Son of the living God.’ And Jesus answered him, �Blessed are
you, Simon Bar Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to
you, but my father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are
Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of
death shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the
kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be
bound in heaven.’ Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell
no one that he was the Christ.”) This should give all of us great
comfort. If weakness is at the heart of the church what does that
tell us….it should strengthen us to rely less on ourselves and trust
more on the strength and power of God. This is what our current
Pope is trying to tell us. Sin shouldn’t scandalize us - the great
scandal is that we do not get back up and have recourse to the
Lord of mercy.
Only in recent years has the presence of Peter in Rome
been challenged. It began in the Protestant Reformation in the
16th century and continues to this day. Steve Ray in his book
Upon This Rock systematically outlines how it was the common
understanding of the church that Peter died in Rome and died in
the persecution of Nero. Here are Steve Ray’s words: “The fact
that Peter presided over the church of Rome has been challenged
only in modern time, and only because of the unfounded
“doctrine” of sola Scriptura, instigated in an attempt to refute the
primacy of Rome…..Some who hold to sola Scriptura would
have us believe that, since the New Testament does not
specifically state that Peter was in Rome he must never have been
there, or, at best, we cannot be certain. They ignore all historical
evidence outside the New Testament itself. But the Bible itself
never claims to give a full accounting of all early Christian
history.” Tradition teaches us that St. Peter was crucified at
Circus Maximus in Rome. The earliest witness to this was St.
Clement of Rome written in 96 AD. In his First Epistle to the
Corinthians he writes: “But, to leave the examples of antiquity,
let us come to the athletes who are closest to our own time.
Consider the noble examples of our own generation. Through
jealousy and envy the greatest and most righteous pillars of our
Church in Rome were persecuted, and they persevered even to
death. Let us set before our eyes the good Apostles: Peter, who
through unwarranted jealousy suffered not one or two but many
toils, and having thus given testimony went to the place of glory
that was his due.”
How blessed we are to have Peter, the Rock, whose boat
will never sink and how blessed we are to have Pope Francis who
radiates the light of Christ to us all! Peace!
February 22-23, 2014
Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Saturday, Feb. 22
Sunday, Feb 23
Monday, Feb 24
7:00pm Rosary for Life/Church
Tuesday, Feb 25
Wednesday, Feb 26
Thursday, Feb 27
7:00pm Catholic Scripture Study/Parish Center
7:30pm Cornerstone Prayer Group/KofC All are welcome
7th Sunday in Ordinary
A beautiful sacrament full of
blessings, romance, love, commitment,
comedy, giving, new life, joys, sorrows, adventure,
challenges, responsibilities, growth, memories and more.
Remember, greater love no person has than he/she is
willing to lay down their life for another – even if it
is only for a few minutes at a time.
There will be hurts. Most are unintentional. When they
occur, try to apply Jesus’ words on the cross:
“Forgive them for they know not what they do."
Little things really do mean a lot. Pay attention to them.
Friday, Feb 28
On-Line Giving End of the Year Reports
The number of abortions in the United
States has declined 25% since 1990.
Still, 28% of those having abortions identify themselves
as Catholic.
America needs no words from me to see how your decision in
Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right
to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and
women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the
heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father's role in an increasingly
fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts -- a
child -- as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience.
And, in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed
many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners. Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being's
entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not
depend on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a
sovereign." ~ Mother Teresa ~
Want to choose adoption instead? Contact National
Council for Adoption (
Shawls for the Bereaved Parishioners
The Parish Nurse Health Ministry is in need of shawls
that are given to the family of a parishioner who has died.
Shawls may be knitted, crocheted or sewn and can be left at
the Parish Center office.
Thank you to those who have already completed many
shawls, donated yarn, and/or provided funding for yarn
Through your generosity we have been able to offer prayer
shawls to each St. Patrick family suffering the death of a loved
one. The families are very grateful and we will continue our
Ministry to the bereaved with your continued prayers and support. Thank you.
Parishioners who use the on-line giving to make
their offerings to the church can obtain a history of their
offerings for tax purposes by logging onto the church
Click on and log in
using the email and password you created when you
signed up. Under “my transaction history” you are able
to enter in the dates you desire and print the report you
Life Development Facts:
~ By 16 weeks of life, a baby in the womb is the size of an
avocado, weighing around 4 ounces and is about 4 1/2 inches
long. He or she has begun to grow toenails.
~ By 21 weeks, the baby in the womb is around 10 inches
long and has developed eyebrows and eye lids.
Question to Ponder:
Is there some person, some situation in my life through which
God is calling me to embrace Jesus’ revolutionary invitation
to transform the world by love?
Due to the amount of snow we’ve received recently, we
are recommending that visitors not drive their vehicles
into the cemetery. There is no place to put all this snow
without the possibility of damaging headstones. It is
suggested you park in the church parking lot until the
roadway is cleared to prevent you from getting your
vehicle stuck.
February 22-23, 2014
Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
7th Sunday in Ordinary
Every week we gather at God’s invitation to hear God’s
gracious word and to respond as best we can. This week
God challenges us to be holy, peaceful, and loving. As we
move through this celebration, let us ponder what that
means for us in our everyday relationships, as well as, in
our actions as consumers, voters and citizens.
Saturday: 1 Pt 5:1-4, Ps 23:1-6, Mt 16:13-19
Wednesday: Jas 4:13-17, Ps 49:2-3,6-11, Mk 9:38-40
Sunday: Lev 19:1-2,17-18, Ps 103:1-4,8,10,12-13,
1 Cor 3:16-23, Mt 5:38-48
Monday: Jas 3:13-18, Ps 19:8-10,15, Mk 9:14-29
Tuesday: Jas 4:1-10, Ps 55:7-11,23, Mk 9:30-37
Thursday: Jas 5:1-6, Ps 49:14-20, Mk 9:41-50
Friday: Jas 5:9-12, Ps 103:1-4,8-9,11-12, Mk 10:1-12
Feb 22: Shirley Harwood 2002, Steven Carducci 2000,
Gertrude Weyant 1990, Simeon Picard 1984, Fr. John Tierney
1983, Rose Cavanaugh 1982, Jeffrey Brennan 1974
Feb 23: John C. Russell 2008, Margaret McCarthy 1998,
Frederick Walton 1993, Joseph Fontanelli 1992
Feb 24: John Harwood 1990, Agnes Conreaux 1987, Mabel
Hughes 1987, Henri Couture 1979, Nicholas Lata Sr. 1974,
Kingsley Dorey 1971
Feb 25: Doris Downes 1993, Eva Becker 1991, Joseph Cyr
1978, Agnes Anderson 1977
Feb 26: Gerard Campbell 2004, Ellen Wildes 1988, Betty
Herlihy 1987, Freda Nicholas 1987, John Lamon 1978
Feb 27: Phyllis Pulido 2002, Joseph Dumond 2000, Frederick
Iasiello 1994, Sylvia Johnson 1992, Fr. Ladislaus Nowakowski
1985, Ozzie Frontel 1984, James Booth 1978, Richard Bidwell
1974, Georgina Duran 1973
Feb 28: James Flannery 2002, Mary Chapman 1994,
Archibald Doran 1979, Mabel Meehan 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.
Remember to bring your peanut butter and/or
tuna next weekend to help provide food and
financial support to the Amazing Grace food
pantry in honor of our beloved parishioner
and friend Suzanne Warner Stanton. Thank
you in advance!
(First weekend of each month)
Apostolate of Prayer for
Father, may Your priests be esteemed a thousand times, privileged to drink
of the Fountain of the Savior each day. Strengthen their souls and grant
them confidence and courage to carry out their duties of saving souls.
Mother Catherine Aurelia, Foundress
2/22: Our Holy Father
2/23: Rev. John Marciniak & Rev. Thomas Sickler
2/24: Rev. Gregory Galvin & Rev. P. Grzegorz Jednaki
2/25: V.Rev.Laurence LaPointe & V.Rev.Dennis Perkins
2/26: Rev. John O’Neill & Rev. Ignatius Manfredonia
2/27: Rev. Gerald Kirby & Rev. Michael Smith
2/28: Rev. Stanley Szczapa & Rev. V. Antony Alaharasan
Operation Rice Bowl
For 41 years, Operation Rice Bowl has helped to feed the
hungry poor. Through Operation Rice Bowl - a program
of prayer, fasting, learning and giving - what you give up
for Lent can give hope to the poorest of the poor. Make
this Lenten season one of awareness, compassion and
Operation Rice Bowl is sponsored by
Catholic Relief Services and the Diocese of Norwich.
Details of this program will appear in next Sunday’s
People who cannot forgive others break the bridge
over which they must pass if they are to reach heaven;
for everyone has a need to be forgiven.
—George Herbert
February 22-23, 2014
Stop the Spread of Germs
Respiratory infections affect the nose, throat and lungs: they
include the flu, colds, RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus) and
pneumonia. The germs that cause these infections are spread
from person to person in droplets from the nose, throat and
lungs of the sick person.
7th Sunday in Ordinary
Please join us in praying the Rosary for
pro-life every Monday evening at 7:00pm
in the church.
You can help stop the spread of these germs by practicing
"respiratory etiquette," or good health manners.
Keep your germs to yourself:
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing,
coughing or blowing your nose.
Discard used tissues in the trash as soon as you can.
Always wash your hands after sneezing, blowing your
nose, coughing, or after touching used tissues.
Washing your hands with soap and warm water is best,
however if that is not possible, use alcohol-base hand
gel or disposable wipes.
Try to stay home if you have a cough and fever.
See your doctor as soon as you can if you have a cough and
fever, and follow their instructions. Take medicine as
prescribed and get lots of rest.
Keep germs away:
Get your Flu shot every year.
Eat a healthy diet containing plenty of fruits & vegetables
and drink plenty of fluids.
Get enough sleep; the average adult needs 6-8 hrs a night.
Wash your hands before eating, or touching your eyes,
nose or mouth.
Don’t share things personal items like towels, lipstick, or
anything else that might be contaminated with respiratory germs
Don’t share food, utensils or beverage containers with others.
The Knights of Columbus, Council 6190, and the Guild of St.
Patrick Church are pleased to announce they will be awarding
three scholarships this year.
To qualify, seniors must be active parishioners of St. Patrick and
be accepted by an institution of higher learning. Applications
may be picked up in the St. Patrick office located in the Parish
Center, Mondays-Thursdays 8:30-3:00pm or on Fridays from
Interested seniors must complete an application, attach transcript of all high school grades to date, and submit these on or
before the due date of Wednesday, May 14, 2014. For additional information applicants should contact Lori Lechowicz,
the Administrative Assistant, at 860.267.6644.
Completed applications may be returned to the Parish Office or
mailed to St. Patrick Church, Attn: Lori
Lechowicz, Administrative Assistant, at 47 West High Street,
PO Box 177, East Hampton, CT 06424.
Defending Our Religious Liberty
#104 Feb. 23, 2014
St. Bernard School: Open House, Tuesday, March 4 at 6:00pm.
Tour the school, meet students and faculty. Admissions Entrance
Exam Sat., March 22nd at 8:30—12:00 for students interested in attending for the 2014-15 school year. For more information visit or call 860-848-1271.
Healing Service: Father Ralph DiOrio will hold a healing service
at Sturbridge Host Hotel, MA on March 2, April 6 and April 27th at
12:00pm. Bus transportation is available in the North Haven, Cromwell and W. Hartford area. For more information call MaryAnn at
It is important that we stay informed regarding the
Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate and how it
will violate our religious freedom as Catholics and as
Americans. If religious liberty is not upheld, all people
suffer and are deprived of their essential contribution to
the common good whether 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 mandate by calling President Obama at the
White House at 202-456-1111 or Secretary of Health
and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius at 202-2055445. Let them know that the mandate is in violation of
our First Amendment right to religious freedom.
February 22-23, 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.”
7th Sunday in Ordinary
Saturday: Blessed Virgin Mary; First Saturday
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.
Olive oil looms large in the vocabulary of baptism. There
are other oils in the pantry closet, from grapeseed to safflower
to canola, but only olives yield the proper meanings. Olives
don’t just happen; they are cultivated, nurtured, pruned, and
fussed over; they are a sign of human and divine cooperation.
Olives can thrive in poor soil, but they cannot survive without
human ingenuity, planting shoots and pruning branches. They
can’t be popped from a tree and munched like apples: they are
inedible without long curing; neither do they yield their oil to
hand pressure alone, but only to huge stone mills. Abundant
patience is needed as sediment sinks to the bottom of storage
barrels and pure oil rises to the surface.
Olive oil is a byproduct of peace: war keeps harvesters,
planters, and pruners within city walls and turns millers into
soldiers. To obtain oil from olives you need vast measures of
hope, patience, faith, and ingenuity. Olive oil is a sign of
God’s bounty and the way we human beings collaborate with
God to bring about impossibly wonderful results. It is creation
at its finest. Some people give chocolate eggs for Easter;
perhaps olive oil is a more appropriate gift!
—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
St. Andrew, St. Francis and St. Patrick Women’s Acts Retreat
is scheduled for March 27-30th at the Immaculata Retreat
Center in Willimantic. Consider making this beautiful, lifechanging retreat! Call Kathy Kendrek at 860-301-1946, Sheila
DeLuca 860-428-0698 or Marie Fusco at 860-537-6386 with
any questions. Registration forms are available on the website.
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 2671508, 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: Keith Lanou 860-680-4988
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