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November 28, 2010
Welcome to St. Patrick Church
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.
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November 28, 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:
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
Welcome to our Parish Family
Please introduce yourself to our parish pastoral
team and register with the parish secretary.
Please advise the Pastor, Pastoral Associate, or Parish
Secretary 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.
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, Karen
8:00am - 3:00pm, Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 12:00pm, Friday
Stewardship of Treasure
Bulletin Deadline
Please submit articles no later than noon on Monday
Handicap Accessible
The Bulletin was transmitted before the weekend Masses
because of the Thanksgiving holiday. In next week’s
bulletin the stewardship report will have two weeks in it.
Thank you.
“For you do not know on which day your Lord will come” Matthew 24:42
Preparations for the Christmas season remind us how much we
all want to be generous. We all want to give good gifts to one
another. Yet, often when it comes to giving back to God our
response is, “Not yet!” We put off sharing our time, talent and
treasure for another day. We say we will give when we have
more time or more money. Yet, none of us knows when God
will come and ask for an accounting of how we used the gifts
entrusted to our care. The start of Advent reminds us not to put
off our stewardship. The Lord is coming!
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First Sunday of Advent
First Sunday of Advent
Saturday, Nov. 27
Francis Vasquenza req. by Jack & Susan Lanzi
and A special intention for the 90th Birthday of
Aurora Hughes req. by Larry & Peggy Puzzo
Sunday, Nov. 28
Adolph Sirois req. by Jack Dash & Family
Larry VanBourgondien req. by Peggy & Larry
Sr. Therese Rogan req. by Agnes Zaverton and
Gretchen Fogleboch-Toran req. by Ellie
Ernest Golnik, Sr. req. by St. Patrick Parish
Monday, Nov. 29
No Morning Mass. Father Nagle is away at the Convocation.
Tuesday, Nov. 30, St. Andrew, apostle
No Morning Mass. Father Nagle is away at the Convocation.
Wednesday, Dec. 1
No Morning Mass. Father Nagle is away at the Convocation.
Thursday, Dec. 2
6:00am-7:00pm Eucharistic Adoration
Closing of Adoration
Friday, Dec. 3, St. Francis Xavier, priest
Elsie F. Brown req. by Her Son
Second Sunday of Advent
Saturday, Dec. 4
John Wall req. by His Wife and Family and
John Daly & Jerome T. Daly req. by Donna
Sunday, Dec. 5
Adolph Sirois req. by Jim & Jackie Mathias
Mary Ann Lambert req. by The Faith Formation
A special intention for the 90th Birthday of
Peggy Daly req. by Her Friend Dottie Lawson
Adolph Sirois req. by The Martin Family
Baptism during this Mass
This weekend we begin our Advent journey to Christmas.
As one who strongly believes it is not necessary to reinvent the
wheel, this weekend I will borrow the thoughts of British
spiritual writer Caryll Houselander (1901-1954). The excerpt
is from her best-selling spiritual classic, The Reed of God.
“Advent is the season of the secret, the secret of the growth of
Christ, of divine love growing in silence. It is the season of
humility, silence, and growth. For nine months, Christ grew in
his mother’s body. By his own will, she formed him from
herself, from the simplicity of her daily life. She had nothing
to give him but herself. He asked for nothing else. She simply
gave him herself.”
Working, eating, sleeping, Mary was forming Jesus’ body
from hers. From her humanity she gave him his humanity.
Walking in the streets of Nazareth to do her shopping, to visit
her friends, she set his feet on the path to Jerusalem. Washing,
weaving, kneading, sweeping, her hands prepared his hands
for the nails. Every beat of her heart gave him his heart to love
with; his heart to be broken by love. All her experience of the
world about her was gathered to Christ growing in her.
Looking upon the flowers, she gave him a human voice-the
voice we still hear in the silence of souls saying: “Consider the
lilies of the field.” Sleeping in her still room, she gave him the
sleep of the child in the cradle, the sleep of the young man
rocked in the storm-tossed boat. Breaking and eating the bread,
drinking the wine of the country, she gave him his flesh and
blood; she prepared the host for the Mass.
This time of Advent is absolutely essential to our
contemplation, too. If we have truly given our humanity to be
changed into Christ, it is essential that we do not disturb this
time of growth. Advent is a time of darkness of faith. We shall
not see Christ’s radiance in our lives yet; it is still hidden in
our darkness. Nevertheless, we must believe that this is
growing in our lives; we must believe it so firmly that we
cannot help relating everything, literally, to this almost
incredible reality. We ought to let everything grow in us, as
Christ grew in Mary. And we ought to realize that in
everything that does grow quietly in us, Christ grows. We
should let thoughts, words and songs grow slowly and unfold
in the darkness in us. In the seasons of our Advent-waking,
working, eating, sleeping, being-each breath is a breathing of
Christ into the world.
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November 28, 2010
Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Sunday, November 28
Life Teen/CH
Thursday, December 2
Catholic Scripture Study/CH
Cornerstone Prayer Meeting/K of C Hall
Life Teen Core Mtg./WKRM
Friday, December 3
Pro-Life Meeting/K of C Hall
Life Teen Band practice/CHR
Saturday, December 4
Tree Lighting/Crèche Lighting/Carol Sing after the
5:00pm Mass
St. Patrick Parish Council News
The St. Patrick's Parish Council is seeking two volunteers to
join the Council this Fall. This is a great opportunity for any
parishioner interested in learning more about our parish and
how it operates. Time commitment is ~ 2 hours a month for
meetings, as well as some additional time to work on parish
projects. If you are interested please contact Mike Mohr at
(860) 881-7080.
St. Patrick Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus, Belltown Council
6190 sponsored an annual Thanksgiving Turkey and Food
Drive on November 13 & 14. The parishioners here at St
Patrick contributed items for distribution to families in our
town so they may share an enjoyable Thanksgiving with their
families. This year, a total of 50 turkeys and over 20 crates of
grocery items and fixings were donated. In addition, the
Knights have received $800 in cash donations for the Food
Bank. To this amount, the East Hampton Rotary Club will
m a t c h
t h i s
c o n t r i b u t i o n
b y
25% adding $200 totaling $1,000. The Knights wish to thank
all who participated and contributed to this worthy cause. May
you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving.
We will care for your Children while you tend to Christmas
chores. They will bring home many treasures and craft
surprises that they can keep or use as gifts! Some fun activities
planned for your child include:
•Cupcake Decorating
•Card and Scarf making
•Christmas Caroling & Tree Trimming
•Face Painting….and much more!
Bring a bagged lunch; we will supply drinks and desserts. The
cost is $15 per child or $25 per family. For planning purposes
a reservation would be appreciated but NOT required.
Proceeds benefit the life teen ministry. For reservation or to
sign-up call Lorraine, 267-6406 or Cathy, 267-1308.
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.
For more information on upcoming events or for monetary,
food or time donations, please contact Michelle or Bill
[email protected] To view Saint Patrick life teen
pictures, go to, email address:
[email protected], password is “splifeteen”.
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First Sunday of Advent
Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
Let us come rejoicing into the Lord’s presence today as we
begin this Advent season. Jesus exhorts us to stay awake, and
so this Advent let us listen more closely to God’s word in
order to prepare ourselves for God’s coming into our hearts.
Even as we hear scriptures that prepare us for God’s coming at
the end of time, the best way to get ready for the final coming
is to be ready for God’s coming into our lives every day.
Is 4: 2-6 Mt 9524: 37-44; Ps. 112
Rom 10: 9-18 Mt 4: 18-22; Ps. 19:10
Is 25: 6-10a Mt 15: 29-37; Ps. 23:6cd
Is 26: 1-6 Mt 7: 21, 24-27; Ps. 118:26a
Is 29: 17-24 Mt 9: 27-31; Ps. 27:1a
Is 30: 19-21, 23-26 Mt 9: 35-10:, 5a, 6-8
Is 11: 1-10 Rom 15: 4-9 Mt 3: 1-12
Apostolate of Prayer for
Nov 28: Robert Sypek 2009, Jorge Rosenberg 2008, Lawrence
Drake 1999, John Rankl 1995, John Cahill 1978, James
Scalera 1978, Gladys Goguen 1973
Nov 29: Marjorie Whelan 2002, Thomas Brown Sr. 2001,
Nora Bodner 1989, Domenic Zacchio Jr. 1985
11/28: Priests who have left ministry
11/29 V. Rev. Michael Donohue & Rev. Thomas Smith
11/30: Rev. William Flynn & Rev. Tadeusz Zadorozny
12/1: Rev. Joseph Koch & Rev. Paul Gaumond
12/2: Rev. Thomas Smith & Rev. William Flynn
12/3: V. Rev. James Carini & V. Rev. Michael Donohue
12/4: Rev. Richard Ricard & Rev. Halbert Weidner
Nov 30: Katherine Burke 1988, Virginia Blanchard 1984
Dec 1: Lena Margnelli 2006, Alfred Becker 1996, Edward
Sperry 1991, Anita Margnelli 1978
Dec 2: Carolyn Valenchis 1987, Sr. Rose Nolan 1972
Dec 3: Josef Sienkiewicz 1986, Anita Albright 1979, Helen
McGuire 1979
Dec 4: Helen Gorczyca 1999, Thomas Stabinski 1999, Gerard
Monroe 1996, John Zaniewski 1987, Walter Murray 1983,
Erwin Daniels 1982, Anna Miller 1978, Leo Ouellette 1978,
Elizabeth Staeth 1974
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.
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.
There will be no
morning Mass on Monday, Tuesday or
The theme of this year’s Convocation is “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.
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November 28, 2010
You are cordially invited
to our Second Annual
Christmas Tree Lighting
Sexton Job Description
Being affirming & having the ability to collaborate with
Upkeep and maintenance of parish center, church and rectory.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
after the 5:00pm Mass
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, light painting,
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 hours a day, with
the possibility of more if needed. Please see Karen Adametz in
the Parish Office for an application.
The Giving Tree: The Giving Tree program is ongoing
until 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 appropriated child. Thank you for
your generosity and continued support of this program. If you
have questions, call Dani in the Faith Formation Office,
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 present but you may place in a Christmas bag. All
gifts must be returned to the Church by Monday, December
13, 2010. Any questions please call Jane Leary at 860-2678340. Thank you again for your continued support.
We will welcome the
beautiful season by
lighting the tree, the
crèche, singing Christmas
carols and enjoying pizza
and fellowship in the
parish center afterwards!
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First 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,
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
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,
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 Guild: Daisy Conway—267-0833
Altar Servers: 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
Prayer Group: George & Regina Looby—267-8203
Prayer Line: Jann Dalton — 267-5720
Pat Powers — 267-8529
Week #6 — My skeleton is complete now and
I have reflexes. Now I have electrical brain
wave patterns that can be recorded. I am
becoming a thinking person.
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