Lori M. Lechowicz
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1 through 8
May 13, 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
May 6, 2012
Week 45 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:
$ 920.00
Spiritual Programs:
May 17—Ascension of the Lord
May 20—World Combined Collection
May 27—Seminary Offering
June 3—Spiritual Programs
July 1—Spiritual Programs
Bulletin Deadline
Please submit articles no later than
noon on Monday
Handicap Accessible
“This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.
No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for
one’s friends.” John 15:12-13
Do you love Jesus? Do you consider Him your friend?
Jesus says that if we love Him, we should be willing to
offer whatever we have to Him, not because we want praise
and glory, but simply because we love Him.
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Sixth Sunday of Easter
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
Monday, May 14
8:00am Special Intention for Isabel & Ronnie DeMartino
req. by Angelina Madalena
Tuesday, May 15
8:00am Special Intention for Manny & Fatima Madalena
req. by the Angelina Madalena
Wednesday, May 16
8:00am Special Intention for John Madalena req by
Angelina Madalena
5:00pm Mass at St. Patrick
Thursday, Ascension of the Lord, May 17
6:00am-7:00pm Eucharistic Adoration
8:00am Mass at St. Bridgets
7:00pm Closing of Adoration
7:00pm (Mass at St. Patrick) Erin Reynolds req. by Jann &
Gordon Dalton
Friday, May 18
Special Intention for Grandchildren of Angelina
Madalena req. by Angelina Madalena
Seventh Sunday of Easter
Saturday, May 19
5:00pm Stan Harasimowitz req. by Irene Harasimowitz
and Bill & Jo Jordan req. by Betty Jordan and
Sunday, May 20
8:00 am Frank Lawson req. by Dorothy Wolf
10:30am Adolph Sirois req. by the DeGasperi Family and
Kathleen Suarez req. by Dianery DeLaney
5:00 pm Robin Traybel req. by John & Lynn Hines
2012 World Combined Collection
The Combined Collection for World Charities will be held
next weekend. Your contribution will provide assistance to the
Catholic Relief Services Collection, the Campaign for Human
Development, Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern
Europe, and the Holy Land. Shortly you will receive
information in the mail about this collection. Please read this
material and bring your contribution envelope to Liturgy next
week, May 19 & 20. Your support and generosity are essential
to these programs of the Universal Church.
The following excerpt is from
the book “Fifty Reasons I love
Being Catholic” by Liz Kelly:
“It is my fist Catholic memory: May
crowning. One of the defining
aspects of being Catholic is devotion
to Mary. I favor no Marian celebration more highly than May
crowning, the feast that recognizes Mary as queen of heaven
and earth. To a person of any age this is a mighty big title, but
to a child of five, or six or seven, it expands to enchanting,
magical proportions. How many queens does one get a chance
to meet in a lifetime, much less crown? Thus, preparing for the
May crowning procession each spring at St. Raphael’s, the
church of my childhood, was a monumental and joyful task.
My imagination may be filling in some details, but this is what
I remember most. We practiced ‘Immaculate Mary’ and ‘Hail,
Holy Queen’ until we knew the lyrics by heart. We girls put on
our spring dresses and white tights, the boys their scratchy
Sunday shirts and ties. We practiced processing with dignity
and grace and with as few wiggles and squirms as our young
bodies could manage. Some lucky second grade girl would be
chosen to crown Mary, not based on merit, but rather based
entirely on whether she fit into the dress one of the local
women had made for the ceremony many years earlier. The
rest of the children at St. Raphael’s were assigned a very
simple but very important role in the procession: we were each
charged with bringing one flower to place at Mary’s feet. We
would literally cover the area around her in flowers, pretty
much the most charming and romantic expression my young
heart could imagine. I took on the selection of my flower with
zeal: it was serious business, not to be dashed off quickly. The
consideration required time and precision; like young parents
trying to name their firstborn child, I thought about the future
of the flower. How would it look lying prostrate as it was
bunched with all the other local flora of the season? Would it
hold its shape, its scent, its crowning beauty? Would it be
worthy? Spring came late to rural Minnesota. In the month of
May, tulips were the first flowers to spring from the patch of
garden in front of our garage. My mother (her name also
Mary) planted them. As a five year old, I hovered over that
patch of flora, examining each early bud while my large and
loud family waited impatiently in the car. Finally, my mother,
who often bore the brunt of my family’s size and volume and
impatient energy, said ‘just hurry up and pick one.’ It was a
strain to make a choice under such duress, but I finally settled
on one pink and one yellow tulip-one flower for the Virgin
Mary and one flower for my mother, Mary. Scrubbed and
dressed, with tights pulled up, and armed with my two prized
tulips, I joined my brother and sisters in the backseat of our
brown paneled station wagon, and Dad drove us off to St.
Raphael’s. Once there, and with as much pageantry and pomp
as a farming community could muster, we processed away
singing our Ave Maria and crowning out Mary while the
angels kept us company.”
This weekend we will crown Mary, our mother. It may not
have the pageantry and pomp of St. Raphael’s, but it will be
simple and beautiful. Happy mother’s day everyone!
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Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Sunday, May 13
After all Masses—Free Blood Pressure Check/KofC
Monday, May 14
7:45am E. Hampton AP testing/Parish Hall
Tuesday, May 15
7:45am E. Hampton AP testing/Parish Hall
Wednesday, May 16
7:45am E. Hampton AP testing/Parish Hall
9:00am Why Catholic/WKRM
6:00pm Women’s Acts Team Meeting/KofC
7:00pm Life Teen Core Meeting/WKRM
7:00pm Why Catholic/Parish Hall
Thursday, May 17
7:00pm Scripture Study Party/Parish Hall
7:30pm Cornerstone Prayer Group/KofC All are welcome
Friday, May 18
Saturday, May 19
10:00am Scholarship Committee Meeting/WKRM
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. Fees will be
collected at the time of registration. You can be billed or
payments may be made on line through our website:
K I N G for a leader (as well as,
members) to join our Pro-Life Ministry at St. Patrick’s.
Meetings will begin, once again, in September. Is God
calling you? If so, please call the office at 860-2676644.
Sister Mary A. McCarthy congratulates the following
students as honor roll students for the 3rd marking
period: Aimee Bielot, Emily Casserino, Mackenzie
Dugan, Maura Eckels, Jenna-Lyn Geysen, Julia Marcin,
Genna Marcin, Meghan Nelson, Victoria Palmer,
Amanda Zimmer, and Nina Zimmitti.
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. Still, Planned Parenthood does over
325,000 abortions yearly.
“Psalm 139:13-15 It was you who created my inmost self,
and put me together in my mother’s womb; for all these
mysteries I thank you: for the wonder of myself, for the
wonder of your works. You know me through and
through, from having watched my bones take shape when
I was being formed in secret, knitted together in the
Pregnant? Need help? Contact St. Gerard’s Center for
Life, 22 Maple Ave., Hartford, CT 06114 860-548-9500.
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 and 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.
As of today 205 families have committed
$46,735 towards our parish goal for the
2012 Annual Catholic Appeal. If you have not yet made
a gift or pledge, on behalf of our parish, please prayerfully consider a contribution. You can make a one-time
gift or a pledge that can be paid between now and December, 2012. No gift is too small. Every gift changes a
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Sixth Sunday of Easter
Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
As our celebration of the Easter season’s fifty days
continues, Jesus again bids us to remain in his love and to
show that we are his friends by loving one another as he has
loved us. Since Jesus loved us by laying down his life for
us, this means we must imitate Jesus’ self-sacrificing love.
As we celebrate this Eucharist, may the Holy Spirit, who
was poured forth upon the first disciples, enable us also to
love one another as Jesus has loves us.
Monday: Acts 1:15-17, 20-26, Jn 15:9-17, Ps 113:8
Tuesday: Acts 16:22-34, Jn 16:5-11, Ps 138:7c
Wednesday: Acts 17:15, 22-18:1, Jn 16:12-15, Ps 148
Thursday: Acts 1:1-11, Eph 1:17-23, Mk 16:15-20, Ps 98:2b
Acts 18:9-18, Jn 16:20-23, Ps 47:8a
Saturday: Acts 18:23-28, Jn 16:23b-28, Ps 47:8a
Sunday: Acts 1:15-17, 20a, 20c-26, 1 Jn 4:11-16,
Jn 17:11b-19, Ps 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20
Apostolate of Prayer for
May 13: Delvena Ross 2005, Edward Grimes Jr 1992, Barbara
Muller 1986, Mary Despathy 1974, Norman Roach 1970
May 14: Robert Monroe 1997, Morris Lanzi Jr. 1993, Edward
Barnes 1979
May 15: Halina Ukleja 2006, Rusty Smith 1998, Anastasia
Loss 1991, Andrew Docar 1980, Pat Stimpson 1976, James
Gleason 1974, Margaret Fitzgerald 1970
May 16: Mary Fox 1989, Alfred Cormier 1985, Dominic
Siniscalco 1981, John Cusano 1979, Ella Watrous 1978
May 17: Fred Nichols Sr. 1976, Bessie Wall 1975, J. Eldridge
Carpenter 1974
May 18: Wilbur Fomento 1994, Claire Anderson 1987,
Rosaria Martucci 1983, Joseph DePaola Sr 1978, Marie &
Jack Currivan 1974, Charles Markiewicz 1972, Raynold
Voisine 1970
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
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.
Don’t forget to have your Blood Pressure checked for
FREE. The Parish Nurses will be available to take your
blood pressure after all Masses today.
Part-time (14 hrs/wk) secretarial position at the Norwich
Diocesan Ministries Offices. Must be proficient in Excel
and Access.
Job description available on request.
Application deadline May 31st. Send application, resume,
references & salary expectations to Office of the
Chancellor, 201 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360.
5/13: Bishop Michael R. Cote
Rev. Robert Cronin & Rev. Paul Gaumond
5:15: Rev. Charles Bak MSA & Rv. Thomas Sickler MS
5/16: Rev. Richard Sliwinski & Rev. Peter Liszewski
5/17: Our Holy Father
5/18: Rev. Russell Kennedy & Rev. Edward Konopka
5/19: V. Rev. Michael Phillippino & Rev. Edward Dempsey
A beautiful sacrament full of blessings, romance, love,
commitment, comedy, giving, new life, joys, sorrows,
adventure, challenges, responsibilities, growth, memories
and more.
“Very few people ever state properly the strong argument
in favour of marrying for love or against marrying for
money. The argument is not that all lovers are heroes and
heroines, nor is it that all dukes are profligates or all millionaires cads. The argument is this, that the differences
between a man and a woman are at best so obstinate and
exasperating that they practically cannot be got over unless
there is an atmosphere of exaggerated tenderness and mutual
interest. To put the matter in one metaphor, the sexes are
two stubborn pieces of iron; if they are to be welded together, it must be while they are red-hot.”
G.K. Chesterton in The Common Man. Gilbert Keith
Chesterton (1874-1936) was a famous British critic and author. He and his wife Frances were married for 35 years.
Chesterton had a tendency to forget where he was supposed
to be going and miss the train that was supposed to take him
there. it is reported that on several occasions he sent a telegram to Frances from some distant (and incorrect) location,
writing such things as “Am at Market Harborough. Where
ought I be?” to which she would reply, “Home.”
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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.
Announcing Fall of 2012-13
Catholic Scripture Study Program
St Patrick will be offering the new fall study on Joshua,
Judges and Ruth. The 28 week study will cost $50 as in previous years. The set of 3 studies are in one 3-ring binder and
include the answers to the study questions. Each of the books
is also offered individually at the following prices. Judges
(12 wks) $21.95 Joshua (12 wks) $21.95 Ruth (4 wks) $ 9.95
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
The Knights of Columbus, Belltown Council 6190, along
with St Patrick Church sponsored a free Estate & Insurance
Planning Seminar for parishioners. This event was held April
24 at the Parish Center. The speakers were Joseph R Provost, FIC, Father Walter Nagle, Estate Attorney Patrick
Peschl, and parishioner Gary Corliss. In his talk Gary Corliss
focused on Long Term Care. Fr Walter spoke on End of Life
Issues. He stressed the importance of planning one's funeral.
Belltown Council KoC member, Joseph Provost, planned and
organized this well attended Seminar.
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.
Day of Recollection: Join Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R. for
a Day of Recollection (includes two conferences, Mass, time to
explore grounds and a boxed picnic lunch) at St. Edmund’s Retreat, Mystic, Thursday, May 24 at 10:00-3:30. Fr. Groeschel is
a popular preacher and TV guest on EWTN. Please call 860536-0565 for info and to register.
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
The Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty of the
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has published a document, “Our First, Most Cherished Freedom,” urging the clergy and laity to work to protect
the First Freedom in our Bill of Rights. The document can be found at:
Please contact the offices of your Congressional Representatives and United States Senators to express
your opposition to the federal healthcare mandate.
For addresses and phones numbers, please visit: or
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Sixth 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
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.
Guild: Kim Lanou—267-9235
Kids Care Walk-A-Thon (4 miles) to be held on May
Life Teen: Bill & Michelle Donahue—342-0435
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]
Knights of Columbus: John Hines—267-4270
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