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CHURCH NAME AND ADDRESS:
ST. PATRICK
47 WEST HIGH ST, EAST HAMPTON, CT 06424
PHONE:
1-860-402-8969
1-860-267-6644
CONTACT PERSON:
KAREN ADAMETZ
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Welcome to St. Patrick Church
CELEBRATIONS OF
THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
Saturday Vigil: 5:00p.m.
Sunday: 7:30a.m, 9:00am, 11:00a.m.
5:00 P.M. Life Teen Mass
Weekdays: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 8:00 a.m.
Holy Day Masses: 8:00 a.m., 7:00 p.m.
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 11:30pm carol sing &
12:00am(midnight) Mass
Christmas Day: 10:00am (No Saturday vigil)
Sunday, December 26, 2010: 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am
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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December 12, 2010
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]
NEW Web address: saintpatrickeh.org
Pastoral Team
Rev. Walter M. Nagle, Pastor
Sister Dominic Joseph Valla, A.S.C. J.
Pastoral Associate
Karen Adametz, Parish Secretary
Daisy Conway, Financial Secretary
Dani Annino, Director of Faith Formation
John P. Higgins, Director of Music & Organist
Office Hours
8:00am - 3:00pm, Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 12:00pm, Friday
Welcome to our Parish Family
Please introduce yourself to our parish pastoral
team and register with the parish secretary.
MINISTRY OF CAREGIVING
Please advise the Pastor, Pastoral Associate, or Parish
Secretary to arrange pastoral visits or Holy Communion for
those who are sick, hospitalized or homebound.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also arrangements can
be made by calling the Rectory.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Arrangements can be made by calling the Parish Office.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Couples must contact the Pastor at least one year in advance to
reserve a date and make arrangements.
CHANGING YOUR RESIDENCE
OR PHONE NUMBER
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, Karen
Adametz.
Stewardship of Treasure
Dec. 5, 2010
Week 23 of the Fiscal Year
1,354 Registered Families
Ordinary Income:
Bulletin Deadline
Please submit articles no later than noon on Monday
Current Week
Budgeted:
$6,375.00
Actual Collection:
$6,866.50
Over or (short)
$491.50
Envelopes Received: 206
Spiritual Programs:
$1,165.00
Envelopes Received: 79
Handicap Accessible
Christmas Flowers:
$522.00
Envelopes Received: 12
Memorial Donation:
Rose Daly Cone: $25.00
Year to Date
$146,625.00
$135,464.08
($11,160.92)
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Third Sunday of Advent
Third Sunday of Advent
Saturday, Dec. 11
5:00pm
Ray Jordan & Family and Anna & George
Miller req. by Elizabeth Jordan & Family
Sunday, Dec. 12
7:30am
Adolph Sirois req. by The Rushin Family
9:00am
Michael Gosselin req. by M/M Walter Zglobicki
& Mr. Thomas Walder
11:00am
Edward & Irene Robida req. by John & Jane
Robida and Josef Hecht req. by The Family
Baptism during this Mass
5:00pm
Ernest Golnik, Sr. req. by St. Patrick Guild
Monday, Dec. 13, St. Lucy, virgin and martyr
8:00am
The Cahill Family
Tuesday, Dec. 14, St. John of the Cross, priest and doctor
8:00am
Vito Catucci req. by Kate & Jim Morris
Dec. 6 was the feast of St. Nicholas of Bari. Interestingly,
he is the patron of Bakers and Pawnbrokers. According to
tradition, next to the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Nicholas is the
saint most frequently depicted in art by Christian artists. He is
also invoked as a patron of children in particular. This is
because of the story where a citizen of Patra lost all of his
money and had to support three daughters who could not find
husbands because of their poverty. The man was going to give
them over to prostitution but this soon came to the ears of St.
Nicholas who took a bag of gold and, under cover of darkness
threw it in at the open window of the man’s house. The gold
covered the eldest daughter’s dowry and she was soon duly
married. At intervals Nicholas did the same for the second and
third. The tradition of charitable giving continues to this day in
the form of gift giving at Christmas. We thank the Lord for the
gift of St. Nicholas, his inspiring life story, and the greatest gift
of all, Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Special thanks are also due
to those parishioners who so generously contributed to the
organ fund. 345 families pledged $141,465. To date, $89,
600.00 has been paid. The average pledge was $413.64. What
is so extraordinary about this is the group effort. We can look
forward to wonderful music on a new organ by Mid March!
7:30am
Adolph Sirois req. by Keith & Kim Lanou &
Family
9:00am
Edward & Ruth Connell & Phil Wall req. by
Sheila Wall & Family
This weekend happens to be Gaudete Sunday, from the
Latin word meaning “rejoice.” How appropriate that this
Sunday corresponds with the feast of the miracle of the Tilma
of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As Christianity is the greatest story
ever told, the miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a miracle
that continues to evolve even to this day. In obedience to the
directives of Our Lady who appeared to St. Juan Diego and the
request of the Bishop, on Dec. 12, 1531 Juan Diego gathered
Castillian roses that had miraculously appeared on the hillside.
Our Lady carefully arranged them in his Tilma and when he
opened it before the bishop the image appeared as it is to this
day. Nasa has performed research on the material and found
the colors to be of no known human origin. The fact that the
fabric has not deteriorated can still not be explained by
science. Take a moment today to reflect on the words she first
spoke to a startled man in his 50’s (Juan Diego), and imagine
her speaking them to you: “Listen, put it into your heart, my
youngest and dearest son, that the thing that frightens you, the
thing that afflicts you, is nothing: do not let it disturb you; do
not fear this sickness, nor any other sickness, nor any sharp
and hurtful thing. Am I not here, I, who am your Mother? Are
you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source
of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the
crossing of my arms? Do you need something more? Let
nothing else worry you, disturb you; do not let your uncle’s
illness pressure you with grief, because he will not die of it
now. You may be certain that he is already well.”
11:00am
Norman Emmons & Richard Robida req. by
John & Jane Robida
In the hustle and bustle of this hectic season let those
words echo continually in your heart.
5:00pm
Dolores Pollack req. by St. Patrick Guild
Wednesday, Dec. 15
8:00am
Brian Brazzale req. by Helen Hill
Thursday, Dec. 16
6:00am-7:00pm Eucharistic Adoration
7:00pm
Closing of Adoration
Friday, Dec. 17
8:00am
A Special Intention for Jeff & Fatima
LaChance req. by Angelina Madalena
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Saturday, Dec. 18
5:00pm
Deceased members of the Lanzi Family and
Joseph Drodwill req. by His Loving Family
Sunday, Dec. 19
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December 12, 2010
Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Sunday, December 12
8:00am-12:00pm
CYO Plant Sale/CH
10:00-11:30am
RCIA/WKRM
12:15-1:15pm
Youth Choir/CHR
2:00pm
Pre-Jordan Baptism Class/WKRM
6:00pm
Life Teen/CH
Monday, December 13
7:30pm
K of C Mtg./K of C Hall
Tuesday, December 14
6:00pm
Guild Christmas Party
7:00pm
Deanery Penance Service/CHR
Wednesday, December 15
1:00-6:00pm
Red Cross Blood Drive/CH
Thursday, December 16
7:00-8:30pm
Catholic Scripture Study/CH
7:00pm
Cornerstone Prayer Meeting/K of C Hall
7:00-9:00pm
Life Teen Core Mtg./WKRM
CHRISTMAS PARTY: DECEMBER 19TH! Join us for our
annual life teen Christmas party complete with DJ Ray! Also,
this year Saint Andrew life teen will be joining us!!! More
details to follow. Come and help us celebrate the birth of
Christ with friends, food and fun!! All teens welcome.
NODINE’S: Christmas gift idea! Nodine’s is a company in
Connecticut that makes old world gourmet meats, poultry, fish
and cheese! Purchase for yourself or consider a gift card for
someone on your Christmas list! Orders will be delivered right
to your door the next day! To place an order call 800-222-2059
or visit their web-site at www.nodinessmokehouse.com.
DECEMBER 26TH: No life teen Mass or activity
For more information on upcoming events or for monetary,
food or time donations, please contact Michelle or Bill
Donahue,860-342-0435
or
e-mail
us
at
[email protected] To view Saint Patrick life teen
pictures, go to www.snapfish.com, email address:
[email protected], password is “splifeteen”.
Friday, December 17
6:30pm
Living Nativity/CH
__________________________________________________
A Deanery Penance Service will be
held here at St. Patrick Church this
Tuesday,
December 14, 2010 at 7:00pm
ST. PATRICK CYO
POINSETTIA SALE
This Sunday, December 12th, the St. Patrick CYO Basketball
program will be selling poinsettia plants in support of their
2010-11 season. They will be available in the parish hall after
all Masses today. In addition, they will be selling them during
the Living Nativity on December 17th from 6-8:30pm. This is
a the program’s major fundraising event, so kindly support
your players. Those of you that have purchased in the past
know how hearty and vibrant our plants are! IMPORTANT
NOTE: Individuals who have preordered plants through a
team player will be contacted by that player to arrange for
the delivery of your plants. Thanks to all for your
support!!
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Third Sunday of Advent
Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
My dear sisters and brothers, Saint James councils patience in
today’s second reading. As we begin our celebration today on
this joyful Third Sunday of Advent, let us take a break from
the hustle and bustle of the season to reflect on what it means
to wait for the coming of the Lord. Can we be patient? Let us
pray today to allow the kingdom to unfold “in God’s good
time.”
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
Nm 24: 2-17, 15-17a Mt 21: 23-27; Ps. 25:4
Zep 3: 1-2, 9-13 Mt 21: 28-32; Ps. 34:7a
Is 45: 6b-8, 18, 21b-25 Lk 7: 18b-23;
Ps. Is 45:8
Is 54: 1-10 Lk 7: 24-30; Ps. 30:2a
Gn 49: 2, 8-10 Mt 1: 1-17; Ps. See Ps. 72:7
Jer 23: 5-8 Mt 1: 18-25
Is 7: 10-14 Rom 1: 1-7 Mt 1: 18-24
Apostolate of Prayer for
Priests….Norwich
Dec 12: Lillian Hoelzle 1997, Mary Larsen 1988, Albina Musa
1982, Gertrude Kelley 1977, Phoebe LaBrie 1977
Dec 13: Edmund Nosal 1981, Charles Ellis 1979, Ralph Sasso
1977, J. Kenneth Connell 1973
Dec 14: Deacon John Lillis 1992, Ida Monroe 1990
12/12: Bishop Michael R. Cote
12/13 Rev. Gabriel Suleimanovs OSPPE &
Rev. Thomas Sickler MS
12/14: Rev. Robert Lynch & Rev. Michael Gill
12/15: Rev. Dennis Mercieri & Rev. James Sucholet
12/16: Rev. Walter Nagle & Rev. Richard-Jacob Forcier OFM
12/17: Rev. Wojciech Pelczarski SDS &
Rev. C. Paul Boudreau
12/18: Rev. John O’Neill MS & Rev. William McNulty
Dec 15: Emma Moran 2003, Jennie Abbey 2000, Belle Brack
1986, Msgr. Thomas Stack 1980, Louis Falcigno 1980, Fr.
Victor Salmaso 1979, Louise Collins 1979, Charles
VanOudenhove 1975, Edith Nichols 1973, Raymond Cossette
1972
Dec 16: Philip Wall 2005, Fr. William Myers 1987, Jean
O=Neil 1986, Delina Minnick 1983, Marie Beane 1976,
Edward Dickau 1974
Dec 17: Stanley Sobolewski 2004, Dominic Biondi 2001,
Armand LeBlanc 1982
Dec 18: Gladys Bobbi 1994, Bill Owens 1985
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.
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We welcome into the Christian Community of
St. Patrick Church through the
Sacrament of Baptism
Brody William Buckley
Son of
Eric & Carrie
WATCHING AND WAITING
“PRAISE GOD WITH MUSIC”
Organ Replacement Update
$89,600.00 has been collected to date representing 63.34% of
all pledges. Thank you for your timely payments. The order for
the organ has been placed. A construction and installation
planning meeting is scheduled for early January. The target
date is Easter 2011.
The Organ Committee
In his love Christ has filled us with joy
as we prepare to celebrate his birth,
so that when he comes at the end of time
he may find us watching in prayer,
our hearts filled with wonder and praise.
—Adapted from the second Preface for Advent, Roman Missal
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December 12, 2010
Sexton Job Description
Upkeep and maintenance of parish center, church and rectory.
This would include, but not be limited to:
Changing light bulbs, keeping kitchen area, center hall and
offices clean, emptying trash on a regular basis, maintaining
inventory of supplies, keeping front entrances of all facilities
free of snow and ice (salted), cleaning church and parish center
when needed. Being aware of possible electrical, mechanical
& plumbing problems within the church, center hall and
rectory and reporting them to the Parish Secretary.
This is a part time position, 3 days a week 2 hrs a day, with the
possibility of more if needed. Please see Karen Adametz in the
Parish Office for an application.
THE
LIVING
NATIVITY
Friday, December 17th
7PM
St. Patrick Parish
Center
The Giving Tree: The Giving Tree program is ongoing
until TODAY Sunday, December 12, 2010. We will be
collecting new unused books and games for the East
Hampton Food Bank. Please take a tag from the tree, make
your purchase, attach the tag to the item and place it under the
tree. Please do not wrap the gift. It is very important that the
tag be returned with the gift, so that it can get to the
appropriate child. Thank you for your generosity and
continued support of this program. If you have questions, call
Dani in the Faith Formation Office, 267-6644.
The Annual list to sponsor a child through the East Hampton
Volunteer Food Bank for Christmas is now posted in the back
of the church. Please sign your name and phone number next
to the item you wish to purchase for a child. Please do not
wrap the present but you may place it in a Christmas bag.
All gifts must be returned to the Church by THIS Monday,
December 13, 2010. Any questions please call Jane Leary
at 860-267-8340. Thank you again for your continued support.
Tickets $2.00
All proceeds will benefit
the East Hampton Food
Bank
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Third Sunday in Advent
Diocesan News
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.
The Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords under the musical
direction of Gina Fredericks will present their 21st Annual
Winter Concert on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at Portland
High School, High St., Portland at 2:00pm. For tickets ($18
adults/$15 seniors and students under 12) or information to
join us, please call 860-346-8045 or 860-342-3120. Also
check out our website at www.vocalchords20.org.
St. Andrew’s Church, 128 Norwich Ave., Colchester, CT:
150th Anniversary Christmas Concert, Friday, December
17, 2010 at 7:00pm (snow date, Sunday, December 19th at
2pm).
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER. Just as we
celebrate Thanksgiving by gathering together with family, why
not celebrate your Marriage by attending a Worldwide
Marriage Encounter Weekend?
It’s a positive, simple,
common sense, private experience between husband and wife
that revitalizes your marriage. Make your reservation now!
Upcoming dates: January 28-30, April 8-10 and July 15-17,
2011. For more information about Worldwide Marriage
Encounter or to register for an upcoming weekend, please
contact Joe and Jane Staszowski at (860)644-7260 or
[email protected] or www.wwmeorg.
St. Patrick Church Ministries
Adoption Information: Mike & Tina Mohr — 881-7080
Altar Server: Susan Lanzi—267-9984
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
Coordinator of Caregiving:
Sister Dominic Joseph—267-6644
Westside Manor: Deb Desrocher—267-0705
Cobalt Lodge: Daisy Conway—267-0833
Child Advocate: Maggie DeCrescente—267-2457
Eucharistic Adoration: Sheila Wall—267-9486
Gathering in Grace: Roxann Bartone—267-6279
Guild: Maria Camara—267-6321
Knights of Columbus: John Hines—267-4270
Life Teen: Bill & Michelle Donahue—342-0435
Marriage Encounter: Dan & Pam Harazim—267-1184
Nurses’ Ministry: Maggie Coolican—267-0540
Pastoral Council Chair: Mike Mohr—881-7080
DID YOU KNOW….
Week #8— I’m almost two months old now. I’m not an
“embryo” anymore. Now doctors call
me a “fetus” “Fetus” is a Latin word
that means “little one.” I am little. I
may be less than an inch and a half
long! But my stomach is already
making its own juices, and, using an
ultrasonic stethoscope, you could
listen to my heartbeat.
Prayer Group: George & Regina Looby—267-8203
Prayer Line: Jann Dalton — 267-5720
Pat Powers — 267-8529
Pro-Life: Theresa Hickey—267-0071
R.C.I.A.: Sister Dominic Joseph—267-6644
Vocation Contact: Don Hickey—267-0071
Wedding Coordinator: Michelle Donahue—342-0435