COVER SHEET CHURCH NAME AND ADDRESS: ST. PATRICK 47 WEST HIGH ST, EAST HAMPTON, CT 06424 PHONE: 1-860-267-6644 CONTACT PERSON: KAREN ADAMETZ SOFTWARE: MICROSOFT OFFICE PUBLISHER 2007 ADOBE READER 8 WINDOWS XP PRINTER: GESTETNER DSm 745/745G PCL5e NUMBER OF PAGES SENT: 1 through 8 SUNDAY DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 14, 2010 TRANSIMSSION TIME: SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: 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. 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. Page Two November 14, 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] 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 Nov. 7, 2010 Week 18 of the Fiscal Year 1,356 Registered Families Ordinary Income: Bulletin Deadline Please submit articles no later than noon on Monday Handicap Accessible Current Week Budgeted: $6,375.00 Actual Collection: $7,092.00 Over or (short) $717.00 Envelopes Received: 208 Second Collections Spiritual Programs: $1,150.00 Envelopes Received: 83 All Saints: $97.00 Envelopes Received: 12 All Souls: $447.00 Envelopes Received: 45 Mission Combined: $100.00 Envelope Received: 1 In Memory of Adolph Sirois: $300.00 Year to Date $114,750.00 $110,711.58 ($4,038.42) Page Three Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Saturday, Nov. 13 5:00pm Mildred Sale req. by Shelia Sale and Adolfo & Juanita Boza req. by Their Family Sunday, Nov. 14 7:30am Frances Vasquenza req. by St. Patrick Parish Family 9:00am Pietro D’Abate req. by Anthony & Tina Rotundo 11:00am Mary Ann Lambert req. by The Jedziniak Family and Margaret Hartman req. by Ruth & Dave Shovling Mass of Remembrance 5:00pm A Special Intention for George Hufnagel req. by Richard Sheehan Monday, Nov.15, St. Albert the Great, bishop & doctor 8:00am The Cahill Family Tuesday, Nov. 16, St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Gertrude 8:00am Sr. Therese Rogan req. by The St. Patrick Guild Wednesday, Nov. 17, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, religious 8:00am Sr. Therese Rogan req. By a friend Thursday, Nov. 18, The Dedication of the Basilicas of St. Peter and St. Paul 6:00am-7:00pm Eucharistic Adoration 7:00pm Closing of Adoration Friday, Nov. 19 8:00am Tom Dash req. by Jack Dash Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Saturday, Nov. 20 5:00pm Francis “Sonny” Vasquenza req. by Dennis & Mary Ann Wall and Joseph Drodwill req. by His Family Sunday, Nov. 21 7:30am Francis Vasquenza req. by Donna Daly 9:00am Alice Bertrand (4th anniv) req. by The Guerette Family 11:00am Mary Ann Lambert req. by The Annino Family and Adolph Sirois req. by St. Patrick Parish Family Joseph P. Naud req. by Carol, Alyson & Lesley 5:00pm “Job well done” is extended to the Guild who had another successful Bazaar. In addition to assisting the parish financially, the Guild provides an important social outlet for many parish members. Thank you! This weekend we have a Mass of Remembrance where we honor our loved ones who have died in the past year. A special word of thanks to the Parish Nurse Ministry who is coordinating this event. To continue last week’s theme in this month dedicated to the Holy Souls we ask ourselves the question: Why do Catholics pray for the dead? If, as I said, last week, God is God of the living and not of the dead, why bother to pray at all? What effect can it have? Again, we refer back to St. Paul’s doctrine on the Body of Christ-we are united with our loved ones in a communion of prayer. The Catholic Church teaches that those who are still undergoing a process of purification may be aided by our prayers, most specifically the prayers of the Eucharist. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states in section 1030: “All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo a purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter heaven.” What is the basis for this teaching? As in all things, Scripture and Tradition. The second book of Maccabees states that Judas offered an expiatory sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins of comrades who fell in battle: “He then took up a collection among all his soldiers, amounting to two thousand silver drachmas, which he sent to Jerusalem to provide for an expiatory sacrifice. In doing this he acted in a very excellent and noble way, inasmuch as he had the resurrection of the dead in view; for if he were not expecting the fallen to rise again, it would have been useless and foolish to pray for them in death. But if he did this with a view to the splendid award that awaits those who had gone to rest in godliness, it was a holy and pious thought.” (2 Macc 12: 43-45) This text, combined with 1 Cor 3:15 and 1 Pet 1:7, forms the church’s understanding of the “purifying fire” that some souls must undertake before entering heaven. The Catechism of the Catholic Church, in 1032, summarizes the tradition using the words of St. John Chrysostom: “From the beginning, the church has honored the memory of the dead and offered prayers in suffrage for them, above all the Eucharistic Sacrifice, so that thus purified they may attain the beatific vision of God. The Church also commends almsgiving, indulgences and works of penance undertaken on behalf of the dead. ‘Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and offer prayers for them.’” This weekend as we celebrate the Eucharist let us heed the words of Hebrews 12: 22-24: “You have not approached that which could be touched and a blazing fire and gloomy darkness and storm….No, you have approached Mount Zion and the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and countless angels in festal gathering, and the assembly of the firstborn enrolled in heaven, and God the judge of all, and the spirits of the just made perfect.” The expiatory sacrifice that brings us all peace is the Mass. How privileged we are to participate in the liturgy of heaven and assist our loved ones with our prayers. May God be praised! Page Four November 14, 2010 Parish Events St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of the Parish Center. All are welcome! ROLLER SKATING: Join us November 21st as we take a field trip to Middletown for roller skating! Permission slip required, see the life teen bulletin board. Sunday, November 14 12:15-1:15pm Youth Choir rehearsal/CHR 10:00-11:30am RCIA/WKRM 6:00pm Life Teen/CH RENTSCHLER FIELD CLEAN UP: We are looking for adults and teens to help us with this fundraiser, 11/28 from 8:00am-noon at Rentschler field. Sign-ups posted on the life teen bulletin board. We need a minimum of 30 people and a maximum of 35. Please let us know if you can help! Tuesday, November 15 7:00pm Why Catholic?/K of C Hall 7:00pm Parish Council Meeting/CH 7:00pm Women’s ACTS Mtg./WKRM Wednesday, November 16 9:00-10:00am Why Catholic?/CH 7:00-9:00pm Life Teen Core Mtg./WKRM Thursday, November 17 7:00pm Catholic Scripture Study/CH 7:00pm Cornerstone Prayer Mtg./K of C Hall __________________________________________________ The Living Nativity Planning meeting for anyone interested in acting, set design and construction, costumes, hospitality, tickets and promotions. NOVEMBER 17th at 6:30pm in the Parish Center. Come and take part in this parish wide holiday event! If you cannot attend the meeting and would like to participate please call the Faith Formation Office at 860-267-6644. SANTA’S HELPER DAY: Saturday, December 11th from 10:00-2:30 in the parish center. Drop off your children so you can get some Christmas shopping done – 4 ½ hours worth! We will care for and occupy them with games and fun. Bring a bagged lunch; we will supply drinks and deserts. Cost; $15 per child, $25 for family of more than 1 child. Proceeds benefit the life teen ministry. STEUBENVILLE EAST 2011 DATE ANNOUNCED: July 22-24th @ the University of Rhode Island. We have many opportunities for you to earn all of the $ you need to attend this retreat and join 4,000 other teens!! Come to life teen on Sunday nights to hear more. Also, help us decide if we should go to NorthBay summer camp in August again with Righteous B!! 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”. THE GRAND KNIGHTS CORNER Nurses’ Notes Pertussis or Whooping Cough Should you be vaccinated?? Pertussis, also know as whooping cough is a highly infectious bacterial illness. Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. After fits of many coughs, someone with pertussis often needs to take deep breathes which result in a “whooping” sound. It can start out like a cold and after a week or two develop into a very severe cough. A prior case of pertussis might provide some immunity but it’s still a good idea to get the shot if under age 65, especially if you have contact with infants. You should get a booster shot every 10 years up to age 65. The Bell Town Council 6190 of the Knights of Columbus would like to report an active month at St. Patrick’s here in East Hampton. We are pleased to announce that we were able to effect the repair of our commercial refrigerator in the parish kitchen. We were able to avoid the $6,800 parish expense with a very modest repair bill. The council was able to support the 40 days initiative that our Parish participated in this year. The Knights took the hours of the night. John Robida and his family were named Knight’s family of the month. The reasons are self evident with all they have done for our Parish over the years. Fern Martin was named Knight of the Month based on the gardening an beautification he has done on our Parish grounds. The Knights would like to thank all that helped and supported our spaghetti supper. It was a successful event again this year. Page Five Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Introduction-Liturgy of the Word: Brothers and sisters, the end of the world is coming! Not the end that we see in movies; Jesus assures us, though, that history will have an end, and we must be prepared. Most of the apocalyptic entertainment that we see dwells on the signs— earthquake, destruction, firestorms. Little is said about God’s role in the final days. But Jesus has plenty to say on the subject. Let us pray today for the faith that we will need to endure whatever trails come our way. READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Rv 1: 1-4, 2: 1-5/Lk 18: 35-43; Ps. Rev. 2:7 Rv 3: 1-6, 14-22 Lk 19: 1-10; Ps. Rev. 3:21 Rv 4: 1-11 Lk 19: 11-28; Ps. 150:1b Rv 5: 1-10/Lk 19: 41-44; Ps. Rev. 5:10 Rv 10: 8-11 Lk 19: 45-48; Ps. 119:103a Rv 11: 4-12 Lk 20: 27-40 2 Sm 5: 1-3 Col 1: 12-20 Lk 23: 35-43 Apostolate of Prayer for Priests….Norwich 11/14: 11/15 11/16: 11/17: Nov 14: Sandra Brophy 2008, Edward Galvin 2002, Madeline Murray 1991, Dorothy Wozniak 1974 Nov 15: Rita Butler 1987, Kenneth Smith 1970 Bishop Michael R. Cote Rev. William McNulty &Rev. Wojciech Pelczarski Rev. C. Paul Boudreau & Rev. Walter Nagle Rev. Richard-Jacob Forcier OFM CV & Rev. Dennis Mercieri 11/18: Rev. James Sucholet & Rev. Robert Lynch 11/19: Rev. Michael Gil & Rev. Gabriel Suleimanovs OSPPE 11/20: Rev. Thomas Sickler MS & Rev. Peter Liszewski Nov 16: Madeline Lanzi 2000, Catherine Wrinkle 1985, Finton Cuddy 1980, William Cogswell 1973, Daniel Healy 1970 Nov 17: Ludger Caron 1979, Gloria Goettlich 1972 Nov 18: Helen Rakatzky 2004, Joseph Weir, Jr. 2002, Norma Comolli 1981, Fr. Bernard McGurk 1972 Nov 19: Mary Ann Merritt 2008, Edgar Weaver 2000, Helen Tierney 1985, Florence Lessard 1982, Joseph McCarrick 1980 Nov 20: Cody Cunningham, 2009, Joseph Sorvillo, Jr. 2002, Johanna Slukis 1979, Ellen MacNary 1977, Agnes Sisto 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. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ We Welcome into the Christian Community of St. Patrick Church through the Sacrament of Baptism Jason Philip Hurt Son of Scott & Natalie 29th Annual Convocation for the Priests in the Diocese of Norwich The Annual Convocation for Priests will be held from November 29 through December 1, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency on Goat Island in Newport, RI. It will be a time for all priests to gather with their bishop for spiritual renewal, support, education and rest. No parish school or institutional activities will be scheduled during these days. Please pray for your priests, as they will be praying for you. Father Nagle will be attending. The theme of this year’s Convocation is be “Personal and Physical Wellness: The Path to a Whole and Holy Life.” The key presenters will be Dr. Juan A. Sanchez, MD, who is the Chair of the Stanley J. Dudrick Department of Surgery at Saint Mary’s Health System in Waterbury, CT. His area of expertise is in Cardiothoracic Surgery and healthy living. His wife Lise Sanchez, is a certified Dietician and will be speaking about keeping a healthy diet. In addition, Dr. Edward Kudej, who is a Chiropractor and Physical Therapist, and his wife, Mary Schianno Kudej, also a Physical Therapist and Trainer, will be addressing the areas of physical health and well being. Page Four November 14, 2010 Please Join the Parish Family of St. Patrick in congratulating the following children in receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation Lauren Annelli Garrett Baier Jacob Beatty Jackson Benigni Nicole Benvenga Cyle Beyer Hunter Billings Lena Bosco Stephen Brady Kyle Burnham Emma Cahill Owen Cahill Jessica Chunko Jessica Cohen Sebastian Dabkowski Kevin Dardick Benjamin Deveran Emma Deveran Alex DiStefano Liv DiStefano Justin Edwards Kiley Farren Noel Flannery Noah Gibson Leonal Guiao Randy Hopkins Gabriel Konior Daniel Kostoss Faith Lanou Ardyn Lezak Tomas Lopes Michael Mamczynski Daniel Markovitz Grace Michalowski Vanessa Naughton R.J. Nichols Alex Ninesling Zachary Peltier Nathan Piscatelli Colin Piteo Juliet Porter Tommy Progano Alexander Thisdale Philip Wentworth Nicholas White Jackie Yorker Katie Zimmer Page Seven Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time 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 Mercy/Xavier Drama Club presents….. It’s a Wonderful Life at Mercy High School, 1740 Randolph Rd., Middletown, CT, on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 7pm and Friday, December 3, 2010 at 7pm. Admission $3.00 and a canned food donation. For more information, www.mercyhigh.com. Five minutes with the Word, Advent 2010 With Advent stating up, please take a few minutes a day, maybe five minutes to grow closer to the Lord before Christmas. Spending just a few minutes a day reading Five Minutes with The Word magazine will dramatically change your experience during Advent from one of commercialization to spiritual openness. Copies are provided by the parish. Please pick one up for your family at the entrances of the Church, the weekend of November 27/28, the first weekend of Advent, and start a new Christmas tradition! DID YOU KNOW…. Week #4 (about 1 month) — I have 40 pairs of muscles that have developed along the trunk of my body. My arm and legs are forming. I am about one-quarter inch long. IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE Cody Cunningham Robert Sypek George Puskar Arthur Murphy Jerome T. Daly Mary Bohan Michael Gosselin Joan Arcidiacono Anna Radziminski Thomas Otto Anthony Bracha Edward West Harriet Wall Doris Rogala Christine Coleman Brandon Scott Rosemarie Czuj John Kelly Rita Urban Carl Mader Francis Vasquenza Robert Lohrmann Maria Durkin Mary Ann Lambert Kevin Naughton Nina Parent Maureen Mello Athele Eilert Jessie Franklin Margaret Hartman Chloris Schunk Sr. Therese Rogan Adolph Sirois Ernest Golnik, Sr. Dolores Pollock George Sorvillo Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. May they enjoy fullness of life with you.
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