Lori M. Lechowicz
Kyocera TASKalfa 400ci KX
1 through 8
May 6, 2012
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 and
5:00 pm (Oct-May)
Weekdays: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 8:00 a.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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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.
Arrangements can be made by calling the Parish Office.
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 - 12:00pm, Friday
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
April 29, 2012
Week 44 of the Fiscal Year
1,392 Registered families
Ordinary Income:
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
Actual Collection:
May 6—Spiritual Programs
May 6—Seminary Education Fund
May 17—Ascension
May 20—World Combined Collection
May 27—Seminary Offering
June 3—Spiritual Programs
Bulletin Deadline
Please submit articles no later than
noon on Monday
Handicap Accessible
($ 805.00)
“Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and
truth.” 1 John 3:18
How do we love in deed and truth? The answer is through
stewardship—giving some of our time to spend with Our
Lord in prayer, giving some of our talents to do ministry in
the parish, giving some of our financial blessings to support
the work of the Church.
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Fifth Sunday of Easter
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Saturday, May 5
5:00pm Adolph Sirois req. by the Sirois family and
Mary Heidel req. by her family
Sunday, May 6
8:00 am Minnie McKinney req. by the Dennis &
MaryAnn Wall
10:30am Michael Distefano & Suzanne Stanton req. by
John & Jane Robida
5:00 pm Noemi Camara req. by the Camara Family
Monday, May 7
8:00am Special Intention for Isabel & Ronnie DeMartino
req. by Angelina Madalena
Tuesday, May 8
8:00am Sergio & Victoria D’Antonio req. by the
D’Antonio Family
Wednesday, May 9
8:00am Special Intention for the family of Angelina
Thursday, May 10
6:00am-7:00pm Eucharistic Adoration
Closing of Adoration
Friday, May 11
8:00am Gertrude & Frederick Rogan req. by Maris
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Saturday, May 12
5:00pm Jean –Robert Richard req. by her sister Jessie
and Frank & Marie Coffey req. by the Lanzi &
Dunham families
Sunday, May 13
8:00 am Judy Wall req. by Sheila Wall
10:30am Teresa DeGasperi & Adele Bellotti req. by
the DeGasperi Family
5:00 pm There is no 5:00 Mass.
For your information, notes from the Parish Planning meetings
have been made available. Go to St. Patrick’s website at and on the first page you will see “click
“Donation Angel”
Donate any type of vehicle, running or not.
Donation Angel is a car donation program that raises funds to
support our Catholic Charities of Norwich, and its mission to
respond to Christ’s call to care for those in need by providing
services for individuals and families. Click or call now for free
quick removal of your unwanted vehicle and receive a tax
deduction. For info call Ray at: 866-434-1131 or
[email protected]
Joel Osteen has built
Lakewood Church into one of
the largest congregations in the
United States. Week after week
he fills the Compaq center in
Houston with inspirational
homilies. Here is a story taken from his book “Every Day
a Friday.” In a chapter titled “Be A Dream Releaser” he
has the following to say: “Give up your comfort to
comfort others. Jesus told us about the Good Samaritan
who was riding his donkey and saw a man who had been
beaten and left for dead on the roadside. He lifted the
injured man onto his donkey and took him to a place
where he could recover. I love the fact that the Good
Samaritan let the injured man ride while he walked
because sometimes to comfort others, you may have to
give up your own comfort. Sometimes you have to trade
places with those you are hurting. To be a healer, you
will be inconvenienced. You might have to miss dinner
in order to wipe away a tear. You might have to skip a
workout to help a couple work through their challenges.
You may even have to drive across town and pick up that
co-worker struggling with an addiction and then bring
him to church. A true healer doesn’t mind
inconvenience, or taking risks in the course of reaching
out to those who truly need a hand up. Jim Bakker, the
fallen minister and co-host of the PTL club television
show, went to prison for five years on fraud convictions.
When he was about to be released, Franklin Graham, Bill
Graham’s son, contacted him and said his family had
rented him a house and provided a car for him.
“Franklin, you can’t do that,’ Bakker told him. ‘I have
too much baggage. You’ll be criticized. Your ministry
can’t be associated with me.’ Franklin said, ‘Sure we
can, Jim. You were our friend before, and you will be
our friend afterward.’ The first Sunday after his release,
Jim Bakker was living temporarily in a halfway house as
a condition of the court. Ruth Graham, Billy Graham’s
wife, called the place and asked the man in charge if Jim
could have permission to leave and come to church with
the Grahams that Sunday. The judge agreed. When Jim
entered the Church, they ushered him right down to the
very front row and sat him next to Franklin Graham. The
Grahams had ten or fifteen family members there. There
were two vacant seats next to Jim Bakker before the
music started. He didn’t know who they were for. But
when the music kicked up, a side door opened and out
walked Billy and Ruth Graham. They sat right next to
Jim Bakker. He had been out of prison only forty-eight
hours, but the whole world was put on notice that the
Grahams still considered Jim Bakker a friend.” The
Grahams were loving Jim Bakker back into wholeness.
They were acting as healers. This is how our lives will
bear fruit if we befriend the friendless.
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Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Sunday, May 6
8:00 & 10:30 Masses—First Holy Communion
2:00pm Baptism Classes/WKRM and Parish Hall
Monday, May 7
Tuesday, May 8
6:00pm Guild Meeting/Pot Luck dinner/Parish Hall
Wednesday, May 9
7:45am E. Hampton AP testing/Parish Hall
9:00am Why Catholic/WKRM
6:00pm Women’s Acts Team Meeting/KofC
6:30pm Choir practice/Church
7:00pm Life Teen Core Meeting/WKRM
7:00pm Why Catholic/Parish Hall
Thursday, May 10
7:45am E. Hampton AP testing/Parish Hall
7:00pm Scripture Study Party/Parish Hall
7:30pm Cornerstone Prayer Group/KofC All are welcome
Friday, May 11
7:45am E. Hampton AP testing/Parish Hall
Saturday, May 12
5:00 Mass—First Holy Communion
After all Masses—Blood pressure check/KofC
If you have yet to register, please call the Faith
Formation Office as soon as possible to
schedule an appointment. Classes are filled as
the completed registration forms are received.
All re-enrollments will be accepted until May 1, 2012.
Fees will be collected at the time of registration. You can
be billed or payments may be made on line through our
The Food Bank is gearing up for the town wide Postal Food
Drive MAY 12th. We are the busiest we have ever been and
all donations are very much appreciated. We have plenty of
Pasta. Our needs are: soup, baked beans, canned meals
(ravioli), canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly, juice, ketchup,
mustard, cereal, hand soap, tooth brushes, tooth paste, and
shampoo. Again, thank you for your continued support. Deb
Robinson Food Bank volunteer.
Give her a CT “Choose Life” License Plate from the Children First
Foundation. “Choose Life” License Plates with smiling faces are
promoting adoptions and traveling everywhere as a witness to Life
and Love. Give a gift that keeps on giving, it’s so easy! Go to for info or download a state’s application
form. The license plate helps fund agencies such as Catholic
May 20th – last Life Teen Mass and life night before
summer begins
Steubenville East Conference Rhode Island July 20-22nd
NorthBay Camp; Maryland – August 2012
TEENS: View podcasts at - “Sunday,
Sunday, Sunday”, Catholic Movie Reviews, THE171,
LoveLife, and TheMix!!
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
s t p a t r i c k l i f e t e e n @ g m a i l . c o m .
The majority in our country is
now pro-life as a result of many prayers and the growing realization of the damage abortion is doing. Still,
teenagers have over 300,000 abortions yearly.
“Every 36 seconds in America a women lays her body
down, forced to choose abortion out of a lack of practical
resources and emotional support. Abortion is a reflection
that society has failed women.” (Patricia Heaton)
Need crisis pregnancy help? Catholic Charities is there
for you. 1-800-352-0991; email: [email protected]
The St. Patrick Guild & Knights of Columbus will be
awarding a $1000 scholarship each to a graduating high
school senior. Applicants must be graduating from high
school this spring, be an active member of St. Patrick
Parish & plan to further their education at a one, two or
four year school, college/university. Applications are
available in the Parish Office. Submit a completed application, together with a transcript of all high school grades
to the office on or before MAY 16, 2012.
Spring is here! As you begin your clean sweep, don’t
forget the St. Patrick Guild Tag Sale, June 8 & 9! Donations of decorations, toys, housewares, glasses, linens,
small furniture, kitchen equipment, pictures, etc. will be
accepted on June 3rd beginning 3:00pm. No computer
equipment, books (except children’s), or clothing. We
promise an exciting array of baked goods & goodies, as
usual. Hope to see you then!
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Fifth Sunday of Easter
Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
As the world of nature blossoms with the fresh growth of
springtime, today’s Easter season liturgy bids us sing a new
song to the Lord. Through holy baptism God has worked
wonders, helping the Church grow through the gift of new
members, joining all of us as living branches to Christ the
true Vine. Through the strength this celebration of the
Eucharist bestows, may we glorify God by bearing much
fruit and becoming more faithful disciples of the Risen
Monday: Acts 14:5-18, Jn 14:21-26, Ps 115:1b
Tuesday: Acts 14:19-28, Jn 14:27-31a, Ps 145:12
Wednesday: Acts 15:1-6, Jn 15:1-8, Ps 122:1
Thursday: Acts 15:7-21, Jn 15:9-11, Ps 96:3
Acts 15:22-31, Jn 15:12-17, Ps 57:10a
Saturday: Acts 16:1-10, Jn 15:18-21, Ps 100:2b
Sunday: Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48, 1 Jn 4:7-10,
Jn 15:9-17, Ps 98:1-4
Apostolate of Prayer for
May 6: Helen Robinson 1997, Paul Melnichuk 1992, Joseph Novotny 1973
May 7: Henry Cooper 1991, John Musa 1986, William
Valli 1986, Gertrude Kingsley 1973
May 8: Margaret Poit 2007, Dianne Baker 2006, Camille
Plourde 2001, Victoria Sylvia 1996, Mary Bidwell 1995,
Betty Maloska 1993, Gertrude Rogan 1992, Mary Brogan
1989, Anthony Swabski 1987, Fr. Walter Keenan 1980,
Edward Brackoneski 1978, Constance Fazzino 1977,
Achille Cozzi 1976, Raymond Broadbent 1974
May 9: Rosemarie Czuj 2010, Anne Belanger 1978, Delina
Masse 1977, Walter McDonald 1974, Thomas Hyde 1971
May 10: Pauline LeBlanc 1992, John Towne 1992, Peter
Sheehan 1985, Mark DiStefano 1980, Charles Ocelik 1979,
Edward McMurtry 1970
Mat 11: Sylvia Culbert 2002, Fr Joseph Bannon 1991, John
Young Sr 1986, Lloyd Cone 1981, William Rogan 1975,
Florence Tibbets 1974
May 12: Florence Zadrozny 1999
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.
A beautiful sacrament full of blessings, romance, love, commitment,
comedy, giving, new life, joys, sorrows, adventure, challenges,
responsibilities, growth, memories and more.
“This 4th of February will be the mightiest day in the history of our
lives, the holiest and the most generous toward us both—for it makes
of two fractional lives a whole; it gives to two purposeless lives a
work, and doubles the strength of each whereby to perform it; it gives
to two questioning natures a reason for living and something to live
for; it will give a new gladness to the sunshine, a new fragrance to the
flowers, a new beauty to the earth, a new mystery to life and it will
give a new revelation to love, a new depth to sorrow, a new impulse
to worship. In that day the scales will fall from our eyes and we shall
look upon a new world. Speed it!”
Letter from Mark Twain to Olivia Langdon, 9-8-69. They were
married for 40 years!
5/6: All Bishops
5/7: Rev. Charles McGrail & Rev. Robert Washabaugh
5/8: V. Rev. James Carini & Rev. Tomasz Albrecht
Rev. Damian Tomiczek SDS & Rev. David Choquette
5/10: Rev. Thomas Plathottam CST & Rev. Marcin Mikulski
5/11: Rev. Halbert Weidner & Rev. Justinian Rweyemamu
5/12: Rev. Jose Rizal DiMapilis & Rev. Francis Rouleau
First, I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who
helped out & attended the Guild Tea, making it such a fun &
successful event. Next, I’d like to extend a huge thank you
to all the wonderful hostesses & helpers, and especially Barbara Casey & her family for overseeing the tea & putting in
so much advance preparation for it. Finally, I would like to
thank the lovely Ms. Michaela Harrington for such an extraordinary performance at the tea. Great job everyone!
On another note, our next Guild meeting will be held on
Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30pm and will include a potluck dinner and door prize raffle. For this last business meeting of
the year, we would like you all to come with an idea of how
this year went and what you’d like to see for next year! Ideal
-ly, we want to hear about “your Dream Guild!” I hope all
123 members can make it so we have a chance to hear all of
your ideas and thoughts!
Also, please don't forget to keep setting aside your tag
sale treasurers as you are spring cleaning. We will begin
accepting donations on Sunday, June 3rd from 3:00-7:00
pm., Mon, Tues & Wed. from 9:00-12:00 and 4:00-7:00pm,
Thursday (June 7th) from 9:00-12:00 only, so we can be prepared for the actual tag sale on Friday June 8th 5:00-8:00pm
and Saturday, June 9th 9:00-1:00.
Congratulations to all our special recognition award recipients: Jessie Sjoblad, Doris & Dorothy Lawson, and
Helen Boule for all your many years of dedication & service
to St. Patrick Guild, we thank you! See you soon. God Bless.
Kimberly Lanou (Guild President)
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May 6, 2012
These days with many people owning the new phones
(iPhone, Blackberry, Android and Windows phones) health
information is literally at your finger tips any time you need
it. There are apps for health, wellness, diet and fitness as
well as many others. “APP” is an abbreviation for application
software. Many of these apps can be obtained for as little as
$1 and the majority are under $5. Many health and fitness
magazines also offer apps for their publications. Some of
the diet related apps include calorie trackers, body mass index (BMI) calculators and weight-loss plans. If you want to
check on a particular symptom you can download the free
WebMD app from iTunes or
mobile. This is a reputable source for medical information
but as always no app can ever replace your doctor’s advice
so speak with him/her as well.
The Knights of Columbus held its monthly meeting on
April 9, 2012. Voted as March Knight of the Month was
Raymond Sasso for his worthy work on the floor during the
Fish Fry Dinners. Selected as the Family of the Month for
March is Keith and Kim Lanou.
Helping Hands Scholarships. The Knights and the Guild
awarded a $500.00 Helping Hands Scholarship to four families who are sending their children to a Catholic school.
Basketball Clinic. Peter Zawisza reported that a girl and
a boy had advanced to the State finals of the "Free Throw
Championships." The next Knights' youth activity will be a
basketball clinic this summer.
Scholarship Committee. May 16 is the deadline for submitting applications for two $1,000.00 scholarships to be
awarded to graduating high school seniors who plan to further their education. The Knights and the St Patrick Guild
will be awarding the scholarships. Knights on the selection
committee are Bill Russ, Walter Jedziniak and Al Vela, the
Guild members are; Debbie Hawkins, MaryLu Wall and
Daisy Conway.
Easter Food Drive. Gary Corliss who supervised the
Easter Food Drive reported that the following items were
collected during this worthy community food drive: 15 crates
of food, more than 25 hams and $222.00. Gary informed the
Knights that an average of four crates of food are collected
Wheelchairs for US Veterans. The Council voted to donate $300.00 to the American Wheelchair Mission for the
purchase of two wheelchairs for our veterans.
Fish Fry Dinners. The following were recognized for
their talents and time that helped make the annual Fish Frys a
huge success this Lenten season: the East Hampton HS Jazz
Band, the two Life Teen bands, youths representing the St
Patrick Confirmation class, and of course, "The Piano Man."
The Knights also expressed appreciation for other East
Hampton businesses for their continued support of the Fish
Fry Dinners.
The next Women’s ACTS retreat will be May 31-June 3 at
the Immaculata Retreat Center in Willimantic. For information
call Marie 860-537-6386 or 860-537-0079!
Man’s Search for Spirituality: May 9, 6:00pm. Offering:
$35. What is male spirituality? What is the importance of a
spiritual elder and how can we benefit from an experience of
initiation? Presenter, Bill Walsh, will address these issues and
talk about the importance of male spirituality not only for men,
but for the sake of our society. Holy Family Retreat Center: 860
Mother’s Day Mass & Brunch: May 13th at 10:00am.
Celebrate Mothers Day with a special Mass for Mothers and
families followed by a delicious brunch. Holy Family Retreat
Center: 860-521-0440
Father & Son Overnight Retreat: May 18-May 19, The
father and Son relationship is one of life’s most defining relationships. This retreat is for fathers and sons who are 15 yrs or
older. For more info call Holy Family Retreat Center 860-5210440
Couple’s Evening Retreat: This program will be given by
two couples who have walked together as parents and grandparents and will focus on finding the Spirit in both the “oatmeal
stirring” of the first half of marriage and the “twilight” of the
second half. May 23, 6:00-9:00pm at Holy Family Passionist
Retreat Center, West Hartford. For info: 860-521-0440
Don’t forget to have your Blood Pressure checked NEXT
WEEKEND for FREE. The Parish Nurses will be available
to take your blood pressure after all Masses.
Recently, the five Connecticut democratic candidates
running for the nomination for the U.S. Senate stated
that they would support the idea of allowing abortions to
be performed at Catholic hospitals. Abortions are a violation of the natural law and are prohibited by the four
Catholic hospitals in Connecticut. As in the case of the
federal health care mandate, we cannot permit the government to trample on our religious freedom by requiring us to go against our religious convictions.
Please contact the offices of your Congressional Representatives and United States Senators to express your
opposition to the mandate. For addresses and phones
numbers, please visit: or
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Fifth Sunday of Easter
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.
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: 6:308:00pm, Shoreline Medical Center, 260 Westbrook Rd.,
Essex. Every second and fourth Wednesday: 10:0011:30am, 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.
Catholic Charities Therapist Position
Licensed Behavioral Health Clinician sought for individual
and family outpatient services in our beautiful new location in
Middletown at 151 Broad St. Fee-for-service with aboveaverage reimbursement. Flexible hours, collegial atmosphere,
fully accredited and licensed agency. Call 860-889-8346 ext.
St. Patrick Church Ministries
Adoption Information: Mike & Tina Mohr — 881-7080
Altar Server: Susan Lanzi—267-9984
Altar Society: Maureen Sweeney 267- 2520
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
Catholic Scripture Study
Al Vela 267-1508 and Joan Fomento 267-8512
Child Advocate:
Peggy Puzzo 267-9932
Coordinator of Caregiving:
Sister Dominic Joseph—267-6644
Westside Manor: Deb Desrocher—267-0705
Cobalt Lodge: Daisy Conway—267-0833
Eucharistic Adoration: Sheila Wall—267-9486
The Sanctity of Life Ministry at St. Pius X Church,
Middletown is pleased to announce a presentation by Sr.
Guild: Kim Lanou—267-9235
Suzanne Gross, Tuesday, May 8 at 7-8:30 pm in the Bill
Fortin Memorial Hall, Middletown. For more information call
Knights of Columbus: John Hines—267-4270
Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords will present their annual spring concert at Portland High School Saturday, May
19th at 7:30pm. Tickets $20/$18 seniors & under 12. For
more info call 860-347-2787.
Kids Care Walk-A-Thon (4 miles) to be held on May
20th to raise money to update St. John’s School classroom
technology and science programs. For information or to make
a pledge, call Bob Fritz 860-347-3202 at St. John School,
Middletown, CT.
Norwich District Annual Convention
Has been
changed from May to September 15, 2012. It will be held at
St. John Church in Montville. Details will follow when available.
Catholic Cruise to Exotic Eastern Caribbean: Sail
away on a 8-day Cruise with Father Michael Martin Jones Oct
13-21, 2012. ($1542/2) For info contact Doug or Eileen at 860
-339-1785 or [email protected]
Life Teen: Bill & Michelle Donahue—342-0435
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: 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