Lori M. Lechowicz
Kyocera TASKalfa 400ci KX
1 through 8
Oct . 23, 2011
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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October 23, 2011
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:
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
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.
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
Bulletin Deadline
Please submit articles no later than noon on Monday
October 16, 2011
Week 16 of the Fiscal Year
1,362 Registered Families
Ordinary Income:
Current Week
Actual Collection:
Over or (short)
Envelopes Received: 219
Year to Date
$ 96,261.00
($ 5,739.00)
2nd Collection:
Combined Mission $3383.00
Handicap Accessible
May God Bless those who were able to respond to the
Increased Giving Campaign!
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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Thirtieth Sunday
in Ordinary Time
Saturday, October 22
5:00pm Richard Wall and Edith Spencer req. by
Dennis & MaryAnn Wall
Sunday, October 23
8:00am Constantine Boison req. by DeGasperi Family
10:30am Mary L. Perone req. by Bernadette Robinson &
Children and Richard Wall req. by Diane Annelli
5:00 pm Russell Durant req. by Anne & Frank Mikullitz
Monday, October 24
8:00am Edith Spencer req. by Diane Annelli
Tuesday, October 25
8:00am Richard Murray req. by Catherine & Charles
Wednesday, October 26
8:00am Harold Therrien req. by Diane Annelli
Thursday, October 27
6:00am-7:00pm Eucharistic Adoration
Closing of Adoration
Friday, October 28
8:00am Elsie F. Brown req. by John & Lenore Bear
Thirtieth First Sunday
in Ordinary Time
Saturday, October 29
5:00pm Mary Heidel req. by her parents and
Madeline & Alcide Bouchard req. by the Martin
Sunday, October 30
8:00am Joseph & Russell Suarez req. by Dianery Delaney
10:30am Richard Lonsdale req. by the Lonsdale family and
Mary Mancuso & Joe Fazio req. by the Rotundo
5:00 pm George Scott req. by Gordon & Jann Dalton
The Pro Life Committee and Life Teen Ministry would like
to thank all those who contributed to the baby diaper drive
(Cradle fund) here at St. Patrick’s church to benefit Care
Net. Care Net was delighted with your contributions of
baby bottles, diapers and wipes.
The members of the ACTS community welcomed
several men from our parish in last week’s bulletin who
responded to God’s call. However, we missed one name
that should have been on that list. Thank you Larry Puzzo
for attending and participating.
Your ACTS Brothers &
This weekend the Fall Classic, the
World Series, is being played. Although I
am disappointed my Red Sox won’t be
playing, I am cheering on the St. Louis
Cardinals, after all, it is the “Cardinals”
who elect the Pope, right? Seems appropriate to me! I came
across an inspiring story in a book titled “And God said
Play Ball” by Gary Graf. It is a story of forgiveness. One of
the most important lessons Christ gave to his disciples was
the concept of forgiveness. “For if you forgive others their
trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you” (Mt
The story goes back to the summer of 1965. During an
August game the Giant’s pitcher, Juan Marichal, had been
aggressive in pitching the Dodger batters inside. Dodger
catcher, John Roseboro, took exception to that tactic and
when Marichal himself was batting, threw a ball back to the
mound that reportedly nicked the Giant player in the ear. In
response, Marichal turned on Roseboro, swinging his bat at
the catcher. Before the two were separated, Roseboro’s
face was bloodstained, the result of a two-inch gash on his
forehead. If ever there was an incident in baseball where
forgiveness would be difficult, this was it. Being attacked
by a thrown ball, or worse a swung bat, goes beyond
competitiveness and becomes a criminal assault. It would
have been quite easy for Marichal, whose inclusion into the
Hall of Fame was believed to be held up because of this
incident, to be bitter. It would have been perfectly
understandable for Roseboro to feel aggrieved and hold a
grudge. But baseball, and life, is full of surprises. Fast
forward a number of years and John Roseboro was lying in
a hospital bed with two strokes, barely able to speak. “ I’m
done” he mumbled to his wife and daughter. Dodger
teammates from around the country rallied, but it was one
phone call from a continent away, the Dominican Republic,
that touched John the most. It was his friend Juan Marichal.
“Please tell John to hang on” Marichal said. “Please tell him
that I am praying for him.” Seventeen years after the
incident Marichal approached Roseboro to publicly forgive
him, hopefully convincing voters that he should be allowed
into the Hall of Fame. “ John couldn’t see any reason not to
forgive,” John’s wife Barbara said. “He wanted the pain of
that day to go away.” Roseboro not only agreed, he flew to
the Dominican Republic to play in Marichal’s golf
tournament and show the baseball world that they were
friends. A couple of months later, in 1983, Marichal phoned
again. This time, he was crying. “He had just been elected
to the Hall of Fame, and all he could say was ‘thank you,
thank you, thank you.” Reached by phone to learn about
Roseboro’s stroke Marichal’s voice broke again. “A
wonderful, wonderful man.” He said. “I have long ago
forgiven him, and I really hope that he has truly forgiven
Is there someone you need to forgive? Is there someone
from whom you are withholding forgiveness? Let this story
inspire you that even the most vicious attack can be
overcome through love and forgiveness.
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October 23, 2011
Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Sunday, October 23
5:00pm Life Teen Mass followed by dinner & Life Night
Tuesday, October 25
7:00pm Guild Crafts/WKRM
7:00pm Liturgy Committee/KofC Hall
Wednesday, October 26
7:00pm Choir rehearsal
6:30pm CYO basketball Coach’s meeting/Parish Center
7:00pm Life Teen Core Meeting/WKRM
Thursday, October 27
6:30pm Fundraiser meeting/WKRM
7:00pm Catholic Scripture Study/Parish Center
Friday, October 28
6:30pm Life Teen band rehearsal/Church
4:30pm Hope Lodge Spaghetti Supper
Saturday, October 29
Classes for all grade levels have begun – almost! Grades 68 will meet for the first time on October 24th due to the
rescheduled Pantherfest. Classes meet from
6:30pm -8pm. Program information and
calendars are available on our website, If you need additional
information or have questions or concerns
please contact Dani Annino in the Faith
Formation Office at 860-267-6644 or email
[email protected]
A beautiful sacrament full of blessings, romance, love,
commitment, comedy, giving, new life, joys, sorrows,
adventure, challenges, responsibilities, growth, memories
and more.
What does love mean?
“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend
over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather
does it for her all the time, even when his hands got
arthritis too. That’s love.” Rebecca-age 8
“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, and then he
wears it everyday.” Noelle—age 7
“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.”
Terri—age 4
“Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left
him alone all day.” Mary Ann—age 4
40 Days for life update
10/29 - Prayer in front of Planned Parenthood, Norwich
10:00-11:00 am
Join life teen parishes around the world collecting; diapers,
onesies and plastic baby bottles to donate to crisis
pregnancy centers! Drop off items at church.
Life Night Speaker
10/30 – national speaker, Bryan Mercier to speak about the
dangers and effects of devil worship!
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
[email protected]
Increased Giving
Thank you to the parish families who have shown a
concern for their parish by responding to our Increased
Weekly Giving Program. If you have not yet returned
your response envelope, please consider doing so as
soon as possible.
St. Patrick Guild Christmas Bazaar
The Bazaar will take place on Friday, Nov, 4th
from 5pm-8pm and Sat. Nov. 5th from 9am1pm. Booths will feature hand crafts, linens, miscellaneous treasures and trinkets, original dried flower arrangements, toys, games and children's books, delicious baked donations and a wonderful selection of
jewelry and much, much more!
Food will be available both days at Santa's Kitchen.
Please come and join the fun!
Your new lector workbooks for the upcoming Liturgical
year are in the sacristy. Please pick them up at your
earliest convenience. Thank you.
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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
We gather today at God’s invitation to give our praise
and thanks to the God who is love. Made in God’s
image and likeness, we too are creatures of love. Let us
pray today that we can return God’s gracious love by
loving those around us as we love ourselves.
Monday: Rom 8:12-17, Lk 13:10-17, Ps 68:21a
Tuesday: Rom 8:18-25, Lk 13:18-21, Ps 126:3a
Wednesday: Rom 8:26-30, Lk 13:22-30, Ps 13:6a
Thursday: Rom 8:31b-39, Lk 13:31-35, Ps 109:26b
Eph 2:19-22, Lk 6:12-16, Ps 19:5a
Saturday: Rom 11:1-2a, 11-12, 25-29, Lk 14:1, 7-11,
Ps. 94:14a
Sunday: Mal 1:14b-2:2b, 1 Thes 2:7b-9, 13, Mt 23:1-12,
Ps 131:1-3
Oct 23: Richard Barnes 1998, Joseph Duda 1992, Wtadystaw
Ukleja 1990, Thomas DeBenedetto 1983, Thomas Smith 1983,
Steven Tingley 1983, Dwayne Wigglesworth 1983, Paul
DiStefano Sr. 1974, Charles Breen 1972, Philip Bonville 1970,
Joseph Deschaine 1970
Oct 24: Adolph Sirois 2010, John Cummings, Jr. 2008,
Margaret Sherman 1996, Durwood Percy 1994, Molly Sheerin
1986, Martin Fischein 1983, Jessica Savitch 1983, Lucille
Sullivan 1975, Christine Bonnardi 1970
Oct 25: Carl Sjoblad 2003, Richard Donald Robinson 2003,
Eunice Catalano 1994, Fr. Michael Gajewski 1988, Judith
James 1980, Fr. William Casey 1979, Frank Heirendt 1975
Oct 27: Helen Arcidiacono 2006, Joseph Boucher 1999,
Vernon Jacobs 1992, Rose Caron 1991, Nora Kiley 1989,
Arthur McDowell 1984, Fr Francis Murphy 1976, Dominick
Fianchi 1976, Joseph Cieniawa 1975, Marcia Markham 1975,
Isabelle Leining 1973, Vincenzo Fazzino 1970
Oct 28: Ernest Golnik, Sr. 2010, Berta Gerakis 2003, Eleanor
Daly 1992, Kathleen Hagan 1984, Marjorie Sheehan 1981,
Anton Berle 1975, Lorenzo Rioux 1972
Oct 29: Christina Teixeira 1998, Jean Woolhouse 1997, John
Wanczyk 1996, Angela Vuono 1980, Helen Mahan 1976,
Francis Gavin 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.
Apostolate of Prayer for
Rev. John O’Neill MS & Rev. Arthur Archer
Rev. Richard Archambault & Rev. Roland Cloutier
Rev. David Choquette & Rev. John Ashe
Rev. George Villamthanam CST & Rev. Thomas
Rev. Wojciech Pelczarski SDS & Rev. Timothy
All Priests
Rev. Raymond Introvigne & Msgr. Anthony
Holy Day and Holiday Masses
Thanks to the over 20 people who have volunteered to
serve at these Masses. However, we still have need for
the following:
All Saints Nov. 1st, 7 PM:
2 servers
Thanksgiving: 9 AM
1 Eucharistic Minister
Christmas, Dec. 24th 4 PM:
2 Lectors, 2 Eucharistic Ministers, & 1 server
Christmas, Dec. 24th 6 PM:
2 Lectors, 3 Eucharistic Ministers, & 1 server
We welcome into the Christian Community of St. Patrick
Church through the sacrament of Baptism:
SOPHIA DEE CSIZMAR, daughter of Steven & Colleen
BRENNAN JUDE O’CONNOR, son of Brian & Taren
EMMA ROSE SNYDER, daughter of Michael & Kelly
Christmas, Dec. 24th Midnight:
1 Lector, 1 Eucharistic Min., & 2 servers
Christmas, Dec. 25th 10:30 AM:
1 server
If you can help, please contact Peter Arcidiacono
at 860-267-2326 or [email protected]
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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.
St. Patrick Church has an AED (Automated External
Defibrillator) located in the church which helped East
Hampton obtain designation as a state HEARTsafe
community program. The requirements include early
emergency bystander response; rapid delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation; early defibrillation and rapid
advanced care and transportation. East Hampton also has
trained first responders and members of the community as
well as AED’s in the schools, Sears Park, and in each police
cruiser, fire department rescue truck, and in two
ambulances. It is important to know who in the parish is
certified in CPR/AED. Please email Katie Morris at
[email protected] or (860) 267-0881.
Help Keep St. Pat’s & East Hampton a Heart Safe
Community Community CPR/AED/First Aid
Red Cross Two year Certificate
East Hampton Ambulance Association Building
Middletown Ave., East Hampton. You must attend both evenings
6:30 to 10:00pm.
Nov. 15 (Tuesday) & Nov. 17 (Thursday);
Dec. 6 (Tuesday) & Dec. 8 (Thursday)
Pasta Dinner in Honor of Local Resident
Hope Lodge in Boston, Ma has been a blessing to so
many. Patients who are being treated for cancer from a
distance of 40 miles or greater have the privilege of staying
at this state of the art facility free of charge. Sue Stanton, a
mother of three, and active parishioner has been the
recipient of the blessings Hope Lodge offers. The purpose
of the spaghetti supper is to give back to Hope Lodge for all
that they do. The Lodge provides approximately 14,000
nights of free lodging to cancer patients every year. A
typical guest spends six weeks at the Lodge saving more
than $7,000. Since its opening in November 2008, the
AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston has provided
over 35,000 nights of free lodging to 1,200 cancer patients
from 50 states and 12 countries, saving them over $6.5
million in housing costs.
Tickets are $10/adults, $5 for children under 10. Space
is limited, please call Beth for reservations 860-301-8099 or
email [email protected]
Come visit East Catholic High School during their Open
House on Thursday, November 10th at 6:45 pm. The entrance
exam for 8th graders will be on December 3rd at 8:00 at the
school. Pre-registration is advised. Visit or
call 860-649-5336 ext. 456.
Open House Sunday, November 6th. 2:00 Presentation by
Admin, 2:30-4:30 tour of school. Entrance Exam for Class of
2016 is Saturday, November 19, 8:00-11:15, Fee $25. Preregister at For more information call:
ALSO, Mercy High School Yellow Rose Auction will be held
Saturday, Oct 22. For more information call 860-347-8957!
Diocesan News
“You shall love the Lord, your God with all your heart,
with all your soul and with all your mind.”
Matthew 22:37
Love calls for action. When we love someone, we want
to be with them. We want to do special things for them.
We want to give to them without counting the cost. Do
we show our love for God in these ways?
Memorial Mass
The Middletown District Council Catholic Women will
celebrate a Memorial Mass for its deceased members. It
will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 pm
at the Queen of the Apostle’s Chapel on the grounds of
the Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell,
CT. A short presentation and refreshments will follow
the Mass.
Natural Family Planning
The Norwich Diocese will offer a Natural Family Planning class (NFP) for married and engaged couples. Find
out why NFP couples experience the ultimate “Marriage
Insurance” with a less than 4% divorce rate! The classes
are held at St. John’s Church in Old Saybrook. For info
call the Collisions at 860-399-8265 or go to
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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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.
Pro-Life Mass
Join our Diocesan family for the monthly Pro-Life Mass
on Saturday, November 5th at 8:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s
Cathedral in Norwich. The Rosary will be prayed after
the Mass and a brunch served following the Rosary. Join
us as we pray to protect the least among us, the children
of the womb.
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
Child Advocate:
Catholic Scripture Study
It's not too late to sign up for this year's study of the Book
of Hebrews and the Letter of St James. The course includes texts of Hebrews and St James, commentaries by
Dr Scott Hawn & Mark Shea, study questions, and suggested answers. Participants add much to the program by
sharing how Hebrews applies to their daily lives.
To register call our Parish Secretary, Lori Lechowicz, at
860.267.6644. You may also email her at
[email protected] Cost of the invaluable student
materials is $50.00. Please make check out to St Patrick
Church / CSS.
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
Guild: Kim Lanou—267-9235
Knights of Columbus: John Hines—267-4270
Life Teen: Bill & Michelle Donahue—342-0435
Marriage Encounter: Dan & Pam Harazim—267-1184
East Hampton Village Lions Club
(Belltown Winter Wonderland)
The East Hampton Village Lions Club invites all
organizations and churches to donate a holiday
decoration for their silent auction to support the East
Hampton Fuel Bank. For more information please
contact Lion Mari Bentley at 860-267-2474.
St Andrew Church
Please support St. Andrew Church in Colchester by
attending their “Olde Tyme Christmas Fair on
November 4th from 4:00-8:00 pm (Santa will be in
attendance from 5:00-7:00) and November 5th from 9:00
am– 2:00 pm. Come enjoy Polly’s Turkey Dinner and
many other booths & displays. For more information
please call 860-537-2355.
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