COVER SHEET - St. Patricks Church

Lori M. Lechowicz
Kyocera TASKalfa 400ci KX
1 through 8
May 19, 2013
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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May 19, 2013
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.
Pastoral Team
Rev. Walter M. Nagle, Pastor
Sister Dominic Joseph Valla, A.S.C. J.
Pastoral Associate
Lori M. Lechowicz, Administrative Assistant
Dani Annino, Director of Faith Formation
John P. Higgins, Director of Music & Organist
Office Hours
8:30am - 3:00pm, Monday - Thursday
8:30am - 12:00 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
May 26 - Seminary
June 2 - Spiritual Programs
July 7 - Spiritual Programs
August 4 - Spiritual Programs
August 15 - Assumption
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
Stewardship of Treasure
May 12, 2013
Week 46 of the Fiscal Year
Ordinary Income:
Budgeted Goal:
Actual Collection:
On-Line Giving (W/E 5/10)
Spiritual Programs: $240.00
Ascension: $501.00
“The Counselor, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send
in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all
that I told you.” (John 14:26)
The materialism of our society lures us to concentrate more
on what we want than on what God wants for us and from us.
It is good to know that when we are confused by our
stewardship responsibilities, we can call on the Holy Spirit to
show us the way.
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Pentecost Sunday
Pentecost Sunday
Saturday, May 18
5:00pm Madeline Lanzi & Frank & Marie
Coffey req. by the family and for the special
intention of Irene Zenkiewicz req. by her brother
and sisters
Sunday, May 19
8:00am Robert Berger req. by The Annino Family
10:30am Adolph Sirois req. by the DeGasperi’s, Frank Len
req. by The Koziel Family and Charles Sienna req.
by Pat Cameron
Monday, May 20
8:00am Special Intention for Isabel DeMartino
Tuesday, May 21
8:00am Herbert & Joyce Rittman req. by their family
Wednesday, May 22
8:00am Special Intention for the grandchildren of
Angelina Madalena
Thursday, May 23
Friday, May 24
Eucharistic Adoration Immediately following 8:00am Mass
8:00am Kathleen Munoz req. by Dianery DeLaney
The Most Holy Trinity
Saturday, May 25
5:00pm Deceased members of the Dash & Vincent families
req. by Jack Dash, Frederick Gagnon req. by
Dorothy Wolf and Emil Reich req. by Ted and
Marie Stankiewicz
Sunday, May 26
8:00am Warren & Nellie Edwards req. by The family
10:30am Genevieve & Frank Mikullitz req. by Frank &
Anne Mikullitz, Joan Viets req. by Pat Powers,
Peter Senyk req. by the Williams and a Special
Intention for Jack Sweeney
This weekend is Pentecost
Sunday. We continue our celebration
of First Holy Communion and pray
for an outpouring of the Spirit on our
church. In his Jerusalem Catechesis,
St. Cyril of Jerusalem says: “The Spirit comes gently and
makes himself known by his fragrance. He is not felt as a
burden, for he is light, very light. Rays of light and
knowledge stream before him as he approaches. The
Spirit comes with the tenderness of a true friend and
protector to save, to heal, to teach, to counsel, to
strengthen, to console. The Spirit comes to enlighten the
mind first of the one who receives him, and then, through
him, the minds of others as well. As light strikes the eyes
of a man who comes out of darkness into the sunshine
and enables him to see clearly things he could not
discern before, so light floods the soul of the man
counted worthy of receiving the Holy Spirit and enables
him to see things beyond the range of human vision,
things hitherto undreamed of.”
I love these words. The Holy Spirit is the soul’s
best friend. Friends know one another from the inside
out. C.S. Lewis in his work The Four Loves says that
love of friendship is the most inclusive of the loves. With
spring blooming and the hummingbirds returning,
perhaps we can relate to the analogy of our soul being
like a garden. The Holy Spirit is the gardener who trims,
clips, plants, and waters. However, as St. Cyril says, the
trimming, clipping, planting and watering is “not felt as a
burden, for he is light.” Even though you and I may not
be aware, the Holy Spirit is constantly at work in our
soul “with the tenderness of a true friend and protector.”
Water. Living Water. This is the image that helps
me the most. In the words of Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa:
“Sometimes one will see, on a farm where an irrigation
channel follows the upper contour of a sloping field,
people hurrying to open up little furrows, little channels,
to lead the water little by little into every planted row and
to every little seedling. It is a happy kind of work,
especially in summertime. It is the kind of work that
makes people sing while they are doing it, and everyone
can take part in it, even the little children. It is an image
of what needs to be done in the vineyard of the Lord.
Trace out a little furrow to lead the water of the Word of
God, or faith or praise or consolation, to someone: the
water of the Spirit. We need not merely trace out these
furrows; we can become ourselves channels of the Spirit
to others.”
This weekend let the living water gently flow upon
us so that “we can become ourselves channels of the
Spirit to others.”
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May 19, 2013
Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Sunday, May 19
2:00pm Pre Jordan/WKRM
Join the Pro-Life Committee on the first
Monday of each month at 7:00pm
in the church.
Monday, May 20
7:00pm Finance Board Meeting/WKRM
7:00pm Rosary for Life/Church
Tuesday, May 21
7:00pm Parish Planning Meeting/WKRM
Wednesday, May 22
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal/Church
Thursday, May 23
7:30pm Cornerstone Prayer Group/KofC All are welcome
Friday, May 24
Saturday, May 25
According to Diocesan policy, each parish may elect two
Masses per week that allow for "multiple" intentions. The
two Masses at St. Patrick designated to have more than one
intention are the Saturday vigil Mass at 5:00 and the Sunday
Mass at 10:30. It has been our custom to limit intentions to
only two; however, effective immediately, these two Masses
are now available for multiple intentions. By so doing, there
will be more opportunities available to select the date of your
choice. Therefore, when scheduling a date for a Mass intention, remember the 5:00 vigil and 10:30 Sunday Masses can
have "multiple" intentions.
Lord, we simply had no idea just how wonderful you
were. We have praised you in the past, but until the
Day of Pentecost we had not seen your glory. We
have given you thanks, but as we celebrate Pentecost
we recognize our utter dependence. We have worshipped your name, but on this Pentecost Sunday we
stand overwhelmed by your power. Lord, how can we
not praise you for what you have shown us in the coming of the Holy Spirit? In him, you have revealed
something of your authority over all things, your joy in
your creation and your desire to fill us with your love
and power. Lord, we praise you for your greatness,
which cannot be confined or restricted in any way; for
the way you have been present and active in your
world from before the dawn of creation. We praise you
for all those who down the centuries have known your
truth, acknowledged your presence and been filled
with your power. We praise you that on this Day of
Pentecost your promise of the Holy Spirit is for us; that
as we are together in this place we can know what it
means to be filled with the grace of the Lord Jesus
Christ, love of God and the power and the presence of
the Spirit. May he empower us to live in you. Amen.
The Feast of Pentecost will be celebrated on Sunday, May 19
at 2:00pm at the Cathedral of St. Patrick Hall in Norwich.
We’ll have great music, praise and worship. Witness by Deacon Pierre Desillets and Teaching by Deacon James Delaney.
Come one and all. For more information call: 860-887-0702
The Saint Patrick Guild will be holding
their annual tag sale on Friday, May 31 from
5-8 pm and Saturday, June 1 from 9 am to 1
pm in the Saint Patrick Church parish center in East Hampton. The guild promises an exciting array of items, as always.
If you are spring cleaning and wish to donate items for
the tag sale, the guild will begin collecting donations at the
parish center on Sunday, May 26 from 10-2 pm. They will
also collect Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29,
from 9 am to 12 noon and 4 to 7pm and on Thursday, May
30 from 9 am to 12 noon only. Acceptable donations include housewares, linens, toys, small furniture, kitchen
equipment, etc. Please, no computer equipment, baby furniture, books (except children's books) or clothing.
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Pentecost Sunday
Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
Our fifty-day celebration of the Easter season concludes
today as we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the
new church. This day, known sometimes as the “birthday
of the church,” is also a day to celebrate the coming of the
Holy Spirit into our own lives. Let us give thanks and
praise to God for the many gifts of the Holy Spirit. Come,
Holy Spirit, and fill the hearts of your faithful!
Sir 1:1-10, Mk 9:14-29, Ps 93:1a
Sir 2:1-11, Mk 9:30-37, Ps 37:5
Sir 4:11-19, Mk 9:38-40, Ps 119:165a
May 20:
May 21: Imogene R. Ursin 2008, Loren Predmore 1992, John
Sullivan 1987, John O'Brien 1979, Albert Greenwood 1971
May 22: Helen Biondi 1999, Charles Hall 1996, William
Hughes Sr. 1991, Elmelda Grandchamps 1979
May 23: Agnes Bussiere 1998, Mary Bride 1987, Everett
Sullivan 1976, James Wilson 1972
May 24: Charles Sienna 2004, Josephine Lechner 1999,
Joseph Becker Sr. 1991, Charles Dickinson 1985, Gerald Wall
1981, Howard McCormick Sr. 1979
May 25: Theresa Sullivan 2011, Jeannine Dash 2005, John
Zipoli 2004, Everett Lawson 1999, Arthur Valli 1993, Joan
Holmes 1990, Fernand Gamache 1989, William Schultz Sr.
1989, Franciszek Ukleja 1987, Frances Nana 1984, Norma
Morse 1979, May Osborne 1979, Cleo Cardin 1978, Vincenza
DiMaria 1977, Gustave Bussiere 1973
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.
In this Year of Faith, a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration will be
celebrated by Bishop Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich on Friday,
May 24th at 7:00pm, in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich.
This Holy Hour will be celebrated on the eve of the Ordination to the
Priesthood of Deacon Brian Maxwell. Also, we will join with our
Holy Father, Pope Francis (and with dioceses around the world) in an
hour of Eucharistic Adoration in a profound communion with Christ
to intensify our faith in the Eucharist during the Year of Faith. All
are encouraged to participate in the Holy Hour and in Deacon Maxwell’s Ordination on Saturday, May 25th at 10:30am at our newly
restored Cathedral.
Sir 6:5-17, Mk 10:1-12, Ps 119:35a
Saturday: Sir 17:1-15, Mk 10:13-16, Ps 103:17
May 19: Charles Barber 1999, Janet Grover 1998, Mary
Nowakowski 1997, Lisa Corcoran 1995, Stella Martin 1990,
Katherine Smythe 1987, Rita Towne 1987, Blanche McGee
1982, Margaret Morrissey 1979, Matthew Wemlinger 1974,
Fr. William DuBois 1970
Sir 5:1-8, Mk 9:41-50, Ps 40:5a
Pv 8:22-31, Rom 5:1-5, Jn 16:12-15, Ps 8:4-9
Apostolate of Prayer for
Dear Mother, intercede for their every need and secure for our
beloved Priests the grace of holy perseverance. O, Jesus, kindle
in the heart of Your Priest a spark of love for Your Precious
Blood and for souls. Mother Catherine Aurelia, Foundress
Our Holy Father
Rev. Thomas Smith & Rev. Michael Giannitelli
Rev. Jude Surowiec & Rev. Anthony DiMarco
V.Rev. Dennis Perkins & Rev. Brian Converse
Rev. Adam Pupsys & Rev. Gregory Galvin
Rev. Thomas Sickler & Rev. James Sucholet
Rev. Robert Buongirno & Rev. Richard Ricard
A beautiful sacrament full of
blessings, romance, love,
commitment, comedy, giving,
new life, joys, sorrows,
challenges, responsibilities, growth, memories and more.
“Is there anything more beautiful in life than a boy and a
girl clasping clean hands and pure hearts in the path of
marriage? Can there be any thing more beautiful than
young love?” And the answer is given. “Yes, there is a
more beautiful thing. It is an old man and an old woman
finishing their life’s journey together on that path. Their
hands are gnarled, but still clasped; their faces are
wrinkled but still radiant; their hearts are physically
bowed and tired, but still strong with love and devotion
for one another. Yes there is a more beautiful thing than
young love. Old love.” (Anonymous)
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May 19, 2013
Do you know what your BLOOD PRESSURE is?
Blessed John Paul II in his encyclical letter “The Gospel
of Life’ reminds us that �when the sense of God is lost,
there is also a tendency to lose the sense of man, of his
dignity and his life” (no.21). If we wish to change the
“culture of death” in our society we must restore God to
the center of our lives. The power of the Gospel is to
transform humanity from within and to make it new. Like
the yeast which leavens the bread, the Gospel is meant to
permeate all cultures and give them life from within so
that they may express the full truth about the human person and about human life.
~Most Rev. Kevin Farrell, Bishop of Dallas, homily at the Closing
77% of Americans treated for a first stroke,
69% of Americans who have a first heart attack, and
74% of Americans with congestive heart failure
ALL have blood pressure over 140/90!
Here is some good news about high blood pressure: Even if you
have many risk factors, there are steps you can take to prevent
high blood pressure:
-Keep your weight at a healthy level. You can accomplish this
by a combination of healthy eating and regular exercise.
-Eat a healthy diet. This includes eating only the amount of food
your body needs and choosing foods high in nutrients and low in
fat, sugar, and salt.
-Limit how much salt you eat. Most of the sodium you eat is in
the form of salt. It may be salt that you add at the table or salt
added to processed foods you consume.
-Limit how much alcohol you drink.
-Don't smoke tobacco, and minimize your exposure to secondhand smoke.
-Get regular exercise. Try to get at least 30 minutes of activity
each day. Exercise relieves stress and helps you control your
-Don't let stress build up. The chemicals your body makes in
response to stress make your heart beat harder and faster and
your blood vessels tighten. All this makes blood pressure higher.
The number of abortions in the United
States has declined 25% since 1990.
Still, CT abortion rate is 30% higher than U.S. average.
“It is recorded in the monastic rules that a monk once performed an abortion on a girl; the Buddha judged his action seriously wrong, which incurred him the highest offense in the monastic rule. A monk committing this kind of wrongful deed must
be expelled. The Buddha considered the embryo to be a person
like an adult, so the monk who killed the embryo through abortion was judged by Buddhist monastic rules as having committed a crime equal in gravity to killing an adult.” (Soraj
Need crisis pregnancy help? ABC Woman’s Center is there for
you. (860-344-9202; email: [email protected])
Question to Ponder:
In what way(s) has the Holy Spirit, who transformed the
frightened apostles into bold evangelizers, transformed me
during Eastertime’s fifty days?
Mass for the 2013 National Prayer Vigil for Life, January 25, 2013.
Students from Mercy High School in Middletown were inducted
into The French National Honor Society on March 21, 2013.
This is the first induction at Mercy High School. Twenty-six
new members were selected based on the criteria of scholarship,
character, leadership and seriousness of purpose. Congratulations to parishioners of the St. Patrick Parish: Mackenzie
Dugan, Junior and Amanda Zimmer, Sophomore!
St. John School, Old Saybrook, will host an open house
and tour on Tuesday May 28th from 6:30-8:00pm. For more
information call 860-388-0849.
Blessed John Paul II School, Middletown, is now accepting
registrations for Pre-K –8th grade. For more information contact 860-342-3202.
Defending Our #63
May 12, 2013
From May 20-29, 2013, Archbishop Henry J.
Mansell will be leading a Year of Faith Pilgrimage
to Rome and other Italian cities. He will celebrate
Mass at the four major basilicas in Rome:
Peter, St. Mary Major, St. Paul Outside the Walls
and St. John Lateran. He and the Connecticut
pilgrims will pray that the federal health care
mandate is changed so that freedom of religion is
protected for people of all faiths.
If you have a special intention, the
Archbishop will remember your intentions during
the Masses on the pilgrimage.
Visit: and click in the
Year of Faith box to fill out and email a form.
The time is now to contact the White House.
Let them know that the mandate violates the First
Amendment, which guarantees every American
Freedom of religion. Call the White House at 202456-1111
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Pentecost Sunday
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.
“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.
Bus Trip to Fr. Ralph DiOrio HEALING SERVICE: May
28, June 4 and June 11 there will be a bus trip to St. Anne Shrine, Fiskdale, MA. For info visit
Notre Dame Church Flea Market & Tag Sale: On the first
Saturday of every month (beginning May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3,
Sept. 7 and Oct 5) rain or shine there will be a flea market & tag sale in
the church hall, garage, parking lot and lawn, from 8:00-1:00pm. Vendor space is available—call 860-349-0356.
Mass in Commemoration of the Irish Families: Father James
Kinnane will celebrate Mass at the Irish American Home in Glastonbury on May 19th at 9:00am in commemoration of the Irish Famine.
Attendees are asked to bring a donation of food for the Malta House
Pantry in Hartford.
Women’s Retreat Weekends: May 31-June 2. Holy Family’s
retreat team invites you to experience a transformative weekend retreat.
Visit the website to register
Senior Renewal Day: Join fellow seniors on June 19th….“Why
Must We all Die?” Immaculata Retreat House, Willimantic, CT
Annual Sister’s Retreat:July 21-27 and July 28-Aug 2 (Silent retreat) theme: “Believe in the One God Has Sent”. For information visit
Pennsylvania Trip: Another trip to Pennsylvania is being planned
for September 10-12th to see Noah at the Sight and Sound Theater. For
details contact St. Mary Church, Portland. 860-342-3476.
225th Anniversary Quilt Show: Trinity Episcopal Church, Portland will hold their 225th quilt show on October 4 & 5th. Information
and registration forms are available at the church Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, from 8-12:00. Deadline for registration is August 10th.
For information contact Alicia at [email protected] or 860-9825416.
Holy Land Trip: Educational Opportunity Tours offers a trip to the
Holy Land January 1-16, 2014. Contact Fr. Michael Sequeira at 860304-4588 or [email protected].
Pro-Life Mass
Please join us for the monthly Pro-Life Mass on
Saturday, June 1st ~ 8:30a.m. Fr. Joseph Whittel will
celebrate the Mass to be held at SS. Peter & Paul Church
in Norwich due to Cathedral renovations. Following the
Mass the Rosary will be prayed both at SS. Peter & Paul
Church and at the Planned Parenthood. There will not be
a brunch after the Rosary on June 1st. Your presence is
welcomed as we work together to bring about a culture
of life.
Knights of Columbus Hall
Due to the increased humidity, especially in the springtime,
please do NOT turn down, turn off or unplug the dehumidifier
at any time while in the hall. This is an automatic dehumidifier
and will turn on and off as needed. Thank you for your
St. Patrick Church Ministries
Adoption Information: Mike & Tina Mohr 857-1960
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: Sheila Wall 267-9486
Guild: Kim Lanou 267-9235
Knights of Columbus: Keith Lanou 860-680-4988
Marriage Encounter: Dan & Pam Harazim 267-1184
Nurses’ Ministry: Maggie Coolican 267-0540
Pastoral Council Chair: Peter Bergan 267-4341
Prayer Group: George & Regina Looby 267-8203
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