Lori M. Lechowicz
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1 through 8
April 29, 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
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
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
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 22, 2012
Week 43 of the Fiscal Year
1,392 Registered families
Ordinary Income:
Actual Collection:
Spiritual Programs: $125.00
Easter Collection/Retired Priests: $50.00
“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in
princes.” Psalm 118:8-9
To often our society trains us to take refuge in man-made
riches. Yet Thomas Merton once wrote, “There is no
poverty so great as that of the prosperous.” Too many
possessions can leave us empty—always questing for more
things that do not really matter—while we ignore Our Lord.
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Fourth Sunday of Easter
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Saturday, April 28
5:00pm John & Loretta Ryan req. by the Dunham &
Lanzi Families and
Nancy Tammaro req. by her family
Sunday, April 29
8:00 am Dolly Shaw req. by the Heidel Family
10:30am William Schwarm req. John Jane Robida and
Mary Johnson req. by Frances & Russell Hall
5:00 pm William Schwarm req. by Helen Hill
Monday, April 30
8:00am Special Intention for Isabel & Ronnie DeMartino
req. by Angelina Madalena
Tuesday, May 1
8:00am Robert T. Malley req. by Patricia McLaughlin
Wednesday, May 2
8:00am Special Intention for Angelina Madalena
Thursday, May 3
6:00am-7:00pm Eucharistic Adoration
Closing of Adoration
Friday, May 4
8:00am The Richard Murray Family req. by Helen Hill
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
“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: 866-434-1131or
[email protected]
A very special thanks to all
who worked so hard on the Guild
Tea. Kudos to Barbara Casey
whose dedication made it a truly
celebratory afternoon. I heard
nothing but rave reviews. Thanks
for bringing joy and laughter to our parish! Thank you also
to the Parish Nurse Ministry for organizing the Mass for
the Anointing of the Sick. The Red Sox fans in the
congregation were most appreciative! With the parish hall
down for the afternoon the crew quickly went to plan “B”
and had a wonderful reception in the Knights of Columbus
We are still on target to hit our parish goal for the
Annual Catholic Appeal of $60,297. At present we have
pledged/made gifts totaling $46,035. That puts us at 76.35
% of our goal. Across the diocese the average is 75% of
goal. Thank you to those who have so generously donated
your treasure. Can we count on those who have yet to
contribute? Currently only 17.9% of registered families
have contributed (193). What makes or breaks a campaign
like this is participation. Even if it is only a dollar or two
you would be amazed the difference it makes in raising the
overall tally. Please be generous.
Do we realize that God loves us? The second reading
from Saint John is so simple and yet so profound.
“Beloved: See what love the Father has bestowed on us
that we may be called the children of God.” (1 JN 3).
There is a powerful chapter in the book, “The Shack” by
Paul Young titled “Here comes da Judge.” Mack is at his
weekend with the Trinity-Papa, Jesus, and Sarayu and he
is asked to appear before Wisdom. What is interesting is
that if you look how Mr. Young describes the
personification of Wisdom it sounds almost exactly like
Our Lady of Guadalupe. A woman with olive skin wearing
a multicolored robe with stars inlaid-sounds like
Guadalupe to me! Wisdom tells Mack that he is there to
judge God and the human race. It is a moving encounterMack asks if Papa loves his daughter Missy who was
abducted and killed. Wisdom says “yes, of course.” Missy,
we learn later, was a metaphor for Mr. Young’s lost
innocence through childhood sexual abuse. It was part of
his “great sadness.” You see, deep down, Mack (Paul
Young) could not believe that a God who would allow
such suffering and pain could actually be good. At best he
thought God might be some Gandalf figure (white, old,
imperious)-someone to be feared and respected, but not
someone who is good.
What about you? Have you experienced great loss?
Are you questioning how a good God can allow such
horrible things to happen in our world? Be of good cheer.
We have an Abba, a Papa, who is the most tender of all
Fathers-a Father that calls us His children. Let the depth
and breadth of His love penetrate the inmost reaches of
your heart until you will cry out “Abba, Father! Abba,
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Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Sunday, April 29
Monday, April 30
Tuesday, May 1
Wednesday, May 2
6:00pm Women’s Acts Team Meeting/Parish Hall
6:30pm Choir practice/Church
7:00pm Life Teen Core Meeting/WKRM
Thursday, May 3
7:00pm Scripture Study/Parish Hall
7:30pm Cornerstone Prayer Group/KofC All are welcome
Friday, May 4
6:00pm Trinity band rehearsal/Church
Saturday, May 5
to our young adults who have each given
more than 40 hours of service to their
community. They have participated in fifty
hours of classroom instruction, attended two
retreats, and have worked with their sponsors over the
past two years in order to prepare to receive the
Sacrament of Confirmation. May God continue to bless
them and all that they do.
John “Gabriel” Arcidiacono, Asia “Bridget” Banning,
Joshua “Nicholas” Basil, Branden “Lazarus” Bielot,
Matthew “Christopher” Booth, Kory “Jacob” Bracken,
Emily “Valerie” Casserino, Megan “Alena” Close, Hannah
“Teresa” Cook, Joel “Blaise” Costanzo, Sarah “Cecilia”
Dickerman, Lauren “Mary Ann” Dolce, Jacqueline
“Colleen” Dufour, Mackenzie “Irene” Dugan, Maura
“Maria Teresa” Eckels, Hannah “Theresa” Einsiedel, David
“Christopher” Field, Collin “Christopher” Flannery, Krista
“Catherine” Fraulino, James “ Vincent” Ghezzi, III, Alec
“Peter” Gilarde, Graham “Dominic” Gilarde, Zachary
“Thomas” Harrington, Sharon “Elizabeth” Harris, Matthew
“Michael” Hurlbert, Vincent “Patrick” Langenfeld, Rebecca
“Charlette” Lyons, Julia “Catherine” Marcin, Robert
“Abraham” Maynard Jr., Julie “Elizabeth” McLaughlin,
Ashley “Gemma” Measimer, Alex “Anthony” Meeker,
Phillip “Patrick” Moon, Brynn “Cecilia” Owen, Colin “
Nicholas” Parks, Hailey “Isabella” Picking, Sarah “Sophia”
Piscatelli, Matthew “Francis” Reich, Mikala “Adele”
Repoli, Samantha “Isidora” Roberts, Jerry “Luke” Root, Jr.,
Madison “Aurelia” Savage, Jordan “Anne” Schuler,
William “Noah” Selleck, Matthew “Colin” Sevigny, Brian
“Robert” Sirois, Kelly “Bridget” Stoldt, Kyle “Mark”
Sturmer, Ryan “David” Taylor, Austin “Sebastian” Tierney,
Matthew “Francis” Vasquenza and Kyler “Peter” Wesner
Robert Rogers, life night speaker 4/29. Robert experienced
a tragedy of Biblical proportions and through his immediate
trust in God, Robert has risen above adversity and shared his
compelling message of hope with ABC, CBS, CNN, Montel
Williams, Focus on the Family, numerous Catholic Churches,
youth groups and conferences across the country. Please join
us for this very powerful life night!
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, 28% of those having abortions
identify themselves as Catholic.
“It is poverty that a “child must die”, so that you may
live as you wish…… (Mother Theresa)
Need adoption help? Children First Foundation is there
for you. 1-877-386-3236; email: [email protected]
Most importantly of all, we call upon the Catholic faithful, and all people of faith, throughout our country to join
us in prayer and penance for our leaders and for the restoration of our First Freedom—religious liberty—which is
not only protected in the laws and customs of our great
Nation, but rooted in the teachings of our great Tradition.
Prayer is the ultimate source of our strength—for without
God, we can do nothing; but with God, all things are possible. Administrative Committee of the USCCB, “United
for Religious Freedom,” March 14, 2012
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.
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Fourth Sunday of Easter
Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
Catholic tradition calls this Fourth Sunday of Easter “Good
Shepherd Sunday.” In the Gospel of John, Jesus describes
himself as the Good Shepherd and his followers as the
sheep of his flock. He also proclaims his loving care even
for those who do not yet belong to his fold. the Church also
designates today as World Day of Prayer for Vocations,
asking Jesus our Good Shepherd to call generous souls to
serve the Lord’s flock in the priesthood, diaconate, and
religious life. As we gather for this celebration, let us
resolve to hear and heed our Good Shepherd’s voice, to
know and follow where Jesus leads.
Monday: Acts 11:1-18, Jn 10:1-10, Ps 42:3a
Tuesday: Acts 11:19-26b, Jn 10:22-30, Ps 117:1a
Wednesday: Acts 12:24-15:3a, Jn 12:44-50, Ps 67:4
Thursday: 1 Cor 15:1-8, Jn 14:6-14, Ps 19:5
“Acts 13:26-33, Jn 14:1-6, Ps 2:7bc
Saturday: Acts 13:44-52, Jn 14:7-14, Ps 98:3cd
Sunday: Acts 9:26-31, 1 Jn 3:18-24, Jn 15:1-8,
Ps 22:26-28, 30-32
Apostolate of Prayer for
4/29: Priests who have left ministry
4/30: Rev. Dennis Mercieri & Rev. Elson Kattookaran MS
Apr 29: Mary Brewer 1998, James O=Neill 1995, Edward
Newcombe 1990, Jean Ouellette 1987, Patrick Cunningham
1980, Elise Deloge 1971, Andrew Pyne 1960, Mary Tierney
1955, Helen Cooke 1940, Patrick Colbert 1985
Apr 30: Fr. Thomas Twomey 2005, Beverly Smith 2001,
Rockwell Rossi 1982, Mary McNamara 1973, Agnes Loos
1971, Alida Poulin 1971
May 1: Brandon Scott 2010, Mark Mallon, Sr. 2002, Jean
Lynch 1998, Philip Cone 1997, Robert Mongiat 1980, Arthur
Belanger 1976, Marie Comerford 1974, Benjamin Cogswell
May 2: Paula Riley 2006, Raymond Jordan 1996, Gertrude
Krotky 1991, Constance Kelleher 1972
May 3: Ernest Gagne 2001, Eva Cantara 1996, Angela
Cordova 1988, Harold Dillon 1975
May 4: Marguerite Scott 1999, Margaret Kinnirey 1977,
Edward Dauphine 1976
May 5: Henry Mikulski 1987, Patricia Allabough 1984, James
McCarthy 1984, Brian Sosnowski 1984, Benjamin Bidwell
1981, James Mooney 1974, John Wallace 1972, Francis
Contois 1971
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.
Come join us immediately following morning Mass
(until 12:00) NEXT FRIDAY for Eucharistic Adoration
to pray for our priests. For more information, contact
Don Hickey at 860-267-0071.
Rev. John O’Neill MS & Rev. Leon Joseph
Rev. Benjamin Soosaimanickam & Rev. Raymond
Rev. Thomas Angelo & Rev. Richard Gross Sj
Rev. John Marciniak & Rev. Bruce Quinn OFM Cap
Rt. Rev. Edward Kakaty & Rev. Stephen Fronckewicz
A beautiful sacrament full of blessings, romance, love, commitment, comedy, giving, new life, joys, sorrows, adventure,
challenges, responsibilities, growth, memories and more.
Men are like a fine cheese. They start out as milk, and it’s up
to women to mold them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep
alone. (Lars Olson)
Love is cuddling on a sofa. Marriage is one of them sleeping
on a sofa.
Behind every great man is a women rolling her eyes. (Jim
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, house wares, glasses, linens, small furniture, kitchen equipment, pictures, etc. will be accepted on
June 3rd beginning 3:00pm. No computer equipment, books
(except children), or clothing. We promise an exciting array
of baked goods & goodies, as usual. Hope to see you then!
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APRIL is Donate Life Month
In the US, more than 475,000 people received transplants in 2009. There are over 1.5 million tissue transplants
done each year. More than 100,000 men, women and children currently need life-saving organ transplants. Every 11
minutes another name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list. An average of 18 people die each day
from the lack of available organs for transplant. This APRIL
make an effort to save lives by becoming an organ, eye, tissue, marrow and/or blood donor. Are you a registered donor? If not here is how to become one! Save lives! Donate!
As a resident of Connecticut, you should take the following
steps now to ensure your decision to become a donor is carried out: Register online to be an organ and tissue donor
with the New England Donor Registry at CT does not require family consent to carry out your decision to be an organ, eye or
tissue donor. However, keeping everyone informed will help
avoid any confusion or delays. Want to learn more about donation in Connecticut? Please contact: Caitlyn Bernabucci,
Donate Life Connecticut Phone: 860-286-3120 Email: [email protected]
St. Patrick Tea Party a Success!
The Saint Patrick Church Guild Tea Party held on April 21st was
a social event attended by parish women, relatives and friends
gathering to enjoy a pleasant afternoon over a cozy cup of
tea. Some wore fantastic hats while all wore happy faces. Irene
Salisbury rivaled the Queen mother in her flower nest hat with a
tremendous butterfly on top. Sheila Wall’s family looked wonderful, attired in very Victorian attire. All our ladies looked
lovely. Table hostesses; Isabel Vela, Barbara Casey, Jann Dalton, Melissa Jones, Bev Edwards, Sharon Mann, Jane Knotek,
Maria Camara, Arlene Bergan, Carol Lambert, Ann DeMarchi,
Carol Corliss, Marie Stone, Kim Lanou, Carli Lanou, Sarah
Casey Dell, Daisy Conway and Mary Lu Wall, creatively decorated and set their tables, poured tea and served refreshments.
They worked as a team preparing tea sandwiches and trifles.
Jessie Sjoblad and Debbie Hawkins assisted. Thanks. Audrey
Heidel collected tickets. Thank you. Lori Lechowicz, handled
ticket seating and payment. Our men: Warren, Gordon, Dan and
Jim, provided hot water urns and photography. Gary Corliss
was dashingly clad in a tux and escorted ladies to their tables.
Thanks to all of you.
Our guild president, Kim Lanou introduced Father Nagle who
said grace. Thank you Father. For some brief entertainment,
Michaela Harrington sang “Amazing Grace” and “Some Where
Over The Rainbow.” Thank you Michaela, you did a great job!
Mary Lu Wall decorated the hall as a pretty garden. Thanks so
much, Mary Lu. Certificates of Appreciation, were awarded to
Dorothy and Doris Lawson, Helen Boule and Jessie
Sjoblad for their many years of outstanding service and Christian leadership in behalf of Saint Patrick Church Guild. Our
sincere thanks to each of you. Thanks to all our tea drinkers for
your good company and support.
Barbara Casey, Tea Chairperson
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!
The Courage to Hope: Finding God in All Things is the
theme for the 2011-2012 retreat season at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford. Becoming agents of hope in
a world of distraction, pessimism and busyness takes great courage. Together, we will explore how God’s presence, hidden in
every moment of life, equips us to be courageous and hopeful
for ourselves and others. Check our website for additional dates
if you cannot attend the one your parish is scheduled
Men’s Retreat: May 4 - 6 Women’s Retreat: June 1 - 3
Philip retreat weekend: Spiritual Renewal Center, 11 Bath
St. Norwich. Sat. & Sun. 4-21 & 4-22. $25 by 4-18. For info
call 860-887-0702
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 & 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
Hello Friends.
I am Bishop Michael Cote. In the current struggle on
freedom of religion, we make it clear that we are not
trying to impose our teachings on anybody. We are
saying don’t impose your teaching upon us, and
make us as a church, do what we find unconscionable to do. By requiring the Catholic Church to fund
procedures that go against our moral convictions, the
government is taking away our right to freedom of
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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Fourth 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.
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
What may Happen by the end of 2012 and soon after? A great message of hope and God’s mercy presented by
Westside Manor: Deb Desrocher—267-0705
Catholic psychologist Michael Petrides at Our Lady of the
Lakes Parish Hall, Oakdale, Tuesday, May 1 @ 6:30 pm. For
more information call 860-889-8346.
Cobalt Lodge: Daisy Conway—267-0833
The Sanctity of Life Ministry at St. Pius X Church,
Middletown is pleased to announce a presentation by Sr.
Suzanne Gross, Tuesday, May 8 at 7-8:30 pm in the Bill
Fortin Memorial Hall, Middletown. For more information call
Natural Family Planning Classes The Sympto-Thermal
Method is scientific, helps with fertility problems, easily
learned and 99% effective. Loving & safe alternative. for info
call Family Life: 860-889-8346 ext. 283.
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]
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
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