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September 22, 2013
Please deliver to PARISH CENTER ONLY
(which is behind the church) in the OFFICE.
Do NOT deliver to the church. Thank you.
25th Sunday in Ordinary
Welcome to St. Patrick Church
Member of the Blessed John Paul II Community
Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm AND Sunday: 8:00am & 10:30am
Weekdays: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 8:00am
Holy Day Masses: 8:00am & 7:00pm
Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm AND Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 & 10:30am
Latin Mass at 12:00pm
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.
September 22, 2013
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
8:30am - 3:00pm, Monday - Thursday
8:30am - 12:00 Noon - Friday
Bulletin Deadline
Please submit articles no later than
noon on Monday
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
Sept 22 - Norwich Council of Catholic Women
Oct 6 - Cradle Fund
Nov 1 - All Saints
Nov 2 - All Souls
Handicap Accessible
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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
September 15, 2013
Week 12 of the Fiscal Year
Ordinary Income:
NEW Budgeted Goal
Actual Collection:
On-Line Giving: (W/E 9/13/13)
($ 977.50)
“It is my wish, then, that in every place the people
should pray, lifting up holy hands, without anger or
argument.” 1 Timothy 2:8
Try to make it a habit to give God the first few minutes
of each day by simply praying, “Lord, what do You
want me to do today with all the gifts You have given
Then be sure to listen for His response
throughout each day.
September 22, 2013
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, Sept 21
5:00pm Stanley Warzecha req. by Dennis and Mary Ann
Wall, Gordon Dalton req. by Diane Annelli, and
Paul Puhlick req. by a friend.
Sunday, Sept 22
8:00am Fred Powers req. by The DeGasperi’s
10:30am Lillian Plourde req. by the Fomento Family,
Antonio Santiago req. by a concerned Catholic, and
Joseph Gallo, Jr. req. by John & Jane Robida
Monday, Sept 23
8:00am Special Intention for Isabel DeMartino
Tuesday, Sept 24
8:00am Special Intention for Manuel Madalena
Wednesday, Sept 25
8:00am Elise F & J. Marshall Brown req. by their Son
Thursday, Sept 26
Friday, Sept 27
Eucharistic Adoration Immediately following 8:00am Mass
8:00am Donata & Nicholas Sienna req. by Pat Cameron
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Saturday, Sept 28
5:00pm Gordon Dalton req. by Pat Coughlin, Mary Heath
and Louis & Christine Valli req. by Dorothy Wolf
and Katherine Flynn req. by Kathy Minick & Carol
Sunday, Sept 29
8:00am Eleanor Selavka req. by John & Carol Lambert
10:30am Lillian Plourde req. by the Acts Family and Owen
Becker req. by Peggy and his family
A Warm Welcome
St. Patrick Church would like to extend a warm welcome
to our newest Parish member:
Logan Elizabeth Sciascia
Daughter of David & Kimberly Sciascia
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There is great news on the
steeple project. If you have noticed
the stained glass windows are back in
place and they have been covered with a protective
sealant. The church has been power washed, painted, and
is beginning to look like new. The masonry has also been
repaired. The last step is the belfry. The diocese has
given us approval to continue with the final part of the
project. As noted in a previous pastor’s corner, my visit
to the top of the steeple confirmed what the contractor
had told us. There are portions of the roof that need
attention because of excessive warp, splitting, or dry rot.
They will replace those shingles. The current screens will
be replaced with wooden louvers and they will inspect
and remove all rotten wood trim. Last, but certainly not
least, the crosses will be replaced. In short, our beautiful
church will once again be the “city shining on a hill”…a
landmark that reminds all traveling through town about
the importance of faith and belief in God. We are blessed
to have such a beautiful church and blessed to have the
financial resources to pay for the project. You and I both
eagerly await the day the crosses stand tall on the front
and back of the church. I suppose it means another trip
up the lift!
This coming Friday is the feast of St. Vincent de Paul. In
seminary this was always a big feast where the
seminarians would go to dinner the Daughters of Charity
at their motherhouse in Emmitsburg, MD. Emmitsburg
was the home of America’s first saint: Saint Elizabeth
Seton. The daughters of charity continue Mother Seton’s
work in healthcare and education throughout the country.
St. Vincent co-founded the daughters of charity with St.
Louise de Marrilac. Canonized in 1737, St. Vincent is
the patron of charitable societies. As you know, we have
a St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen in Middletown. Our
parish has been very generous in supporting them as well
as our local Food Bank and the Amazing Grace food
pantry. Our Responsorial Psalm states…. “Praise the
Lord who lifts up the poor.” St. Vincent’s conversion
came from hearing a confession of a poor person. It
opened his eyes to the lack of catechesis among the poor.
Inspired, he founded a new religious congregation called
the Congregation of the Mission. Just as Pope Francis is
reminding the world about our collective responsibility
to the poor, so too, St. Vincent de Paul dedicated his life
to acts of charity, organizing groups to provide food and
clothing for all who were poor: orphans, prostitutes, the
sick, the disabled, and the homeless. We would all do
well to follow his example. It is the call of the gospel.
September 22, 2013
Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Sunday, Sept 22
Monday, Sept 23
7:00pm Rosary for Life/Church
Tuesday, Sept 24
Wednesday, Sept 25
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal/Church
Thursday, Sept 26
7:00pm Catholic Scripture Study/Parish Center
7:30pm Cornerstone Prayer Group/KofC All are welcome
Friday, Sept 27
4:30pm Knights Spaghetti Dinner/Parish Center
Saturday, Sept 28
9:00am CYO Basketball Sign up/Parish Center
A beautiful sacrament full of
blessings, romance, love,
commitment, comedy, giving,
new life, joys, sorrows, adventure,
challenges, responsibilities, growth, forgiveness, and more.
"I think the place where good marriages break down is
when one or both parties begin to take the other person
for granted. And yet it's understandable that this happens.
Life is complicated and can be exhausting, so there is
always a temptation when you get home to just tune out,
because home is one place where you should feel safe
enough to let your guard down this way. But there's a
difference between relaxing and disengaging, and while
relaxing is a healthy way to recharge your psychic and
spiritual batteries, disengaging is a drain on you and your
relationships. Nothing is more important than that you
recognize the difference and stay present for all the
people you love." ~From the book Falling in Love for Life
by Barbara Cooper
5th thru 12th Grade
Sign up to play in the Norwich Diocese
CYO Basketball League
WHEN: Saturday September 28th (this time ONLY) TIME:
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM WHERE: St. Patrick Church Parish Center
FEE: $85.00 BRING: Your Child for Uniform Fitting & Birth
Certificate if your child is a new player. Returning players do not
need birth certificates PREREQUISITE: Your child MUST
BE a registered member of St. Patrick Church and registered in the
Faith Formation Program.For further information, please contact:
Rachel Ghezzi 860-267-1967
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Spaghetti & Meatball Supper
This year the Knights of Columbus are sponsoring three Spaghetti & Meatball Suppers.
The first Supper will take place Friday, September 27, 2013.
The Spaghetti Suppers will commence at 4:30 pm and continue through 7:30 pm. The Suppers include Salad, Bread and
Beverages. The St Patrick Guild will provide desserts. This
Supper Event includes Entertainment and the fun of meeting
friends and winning Raffle Prizes. Prices are Adults
$7.00; Seniors $6.00; Children $5.00; Under 6 yrs FREE
The Knights of Columbus and the Guild of St. Patrick will,
once again, offer four $500 scholarships to active St. Patrick
Church parishioners who are currently enrolled at a Catholic
High School. Applications will be available for pickup in the
Parish Office (or can be mailed out) after August 26th and
must be returned before October 4, 2013.
A HUGE thank you to the many people who supported the St. Patrick Church Team at Relay for Life on
September 14th. Whether you helped at the booth, made
an item we sold, donated time, transported items, or contributed financially, we humbly thank you and ask God’s
blessing for your generosity. Thanks to your support, we
won a Rising Star award! BUT we’re still raising funds
and letting donors collect promised checks (made out to
the American Cancer Society) and chase the prizes listed
until the end of September.
Raise more than $500 and you’ll be entered in a
drawing for a weekend at a 3-bedroom house on CapeCod!
Raise more than $100 and you’ll be entered in a
drawing for: $ 50 gift certificate for: Angelico’s Restaurant, East Hampton, Sadler’s Restaurant, Marlborough, or
for It's So Ranunculus, Marlborough. For more information or to contribute, see Jann Dalton (860) 267-5710 or
Dani Annino (860) 267-6644.
A Day with Steve Ray
Saturday, September 28th; 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM, Cathedral of
St. Patrick, Norwich, CT. Steve Ray is an intrepid traveler,
expert on the Holy Land, popular Catholic apologist, documentary producer, Bible teacher and best-selling author.
Steve Ray’s popular film series, The Footprints of God, has
inspired and enriched the faith of thousands around the
world. Hear Steve talk about Finding the Fullness of the
Faith; Swimming Upstream - Living in Today's Culture; and
the Pain of the Crucifixion. Cost per person is $20, for students $10. A complimentary lunch is included. Tickets available at the door. For additional information call Karen at 860303-0513. Don’t miss this chance to see Steve Ray in person!
September 22, 2013
Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
With all the media coverage of finances and markets and
money, the last thing most of us might want to hear in
church is more money talk. Yet that is what our God has
invited us here for today. As you might expect, Jesus has
some interesting things to say. In particular, he encourages
us to use our wealth and resources for the benefit of others.
So perhaps our prayer today can be for the humility to
recognize that what we have is not ours but God’s, and for
the grace to be able to share it with our sisters and brothers.
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Monday: Ezr 1:106, Lk 8:16-18, Ps 126:3
Tuesday: Ezr 6:7-8, 12b, 14-20, Lk 8:19-21, Ps 122:1
Ezr 9:5-9, Lk 9:1-6, Tobit 13:1b
Thursday: Hz 1:1-8, Lk 9:7-9, Ps 149:4a
Friday: Hg 2:1-9, Lk 9:18-22, Ps 43:5
Saturday: Zec 2:5-9, 14-15, Lk 9:43b-45, Ps
Sunday: Am 6:1a, 4-7, 1Tm 6:11-16, Lk 16:19-31
Ps 146:7-10
Apostolate of Prayer for
Sept 21: Andrew Ennen 2003, Fr. Louis Blecharcyk 1992,
Donald Marseilles 1981, Rosa Massey 1978, Marie
Scagniamiglio 1975
Sept 22: Emil Dyrkacz 2006, Bruce Woodhall 2006, Joaquin
Teixeira 1994, Mary Williams 1987, Myer Taylor 1985,
Patrick Crowley 1981, Ruth Dailey 1981
Sept 23: Helen K. Sladyk 2011, Rodney Voisine 2007,
Priscilla Guerette 2002, Fannie Lawson 1992, Salvatore
Finocchiaro 1981, Elizabeth Mulrenin 1978, Helen Clark
1974, Louise Hall 1972, James McGuire Jr 1971
Sept 24: Julie Patterson 2009, Harold Nichols 2007, Joseph
Bohan 2000, Salvatore Margnelli 1997, Robert Janos 1983,
Joseph Rezendes 1983, Neil Wakeman 1979, Joseph Comtois
1976, Melanie Stula 1973
Sept 25: Theresia Lechner 2009, Rose Taylor 1998, Arthur
Schwartz 1987, Kathleen Coolican 1983, George Kohm 1983,
Virginia LeClerc 1976, Dorothy Fraser 1970
Sept 26: Jessie Franklin 2010, Donata Sienna 2007, Bertha
Binezewski 1986, Robert Schmidt 1983, Joseph Docar 1979,
Blanche Gosselin 1978, Edward Baker 1975, John Walkden
Sept 27: Thelma Spencer 2004, Scott Moyles 2003, Robert
Wells 2003, Nicholas Sienna 1995, Samuel Gonzalez 1995,
Katherine Beaudieu 1994, Thomas Mahan 1979, Adam Nejako
1978, Peter Civiok 1977, Nicholas DePaola 1973, Rose Lanzi
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.
We pray for our Priests: for the sanctity of their souls; and for
perfect love, that they be the Voice of Christ. May they be a
channel for His Precious Blood, always acting through love…..
Mother Catherine Aurelia, Foundress
9/22: Rev. Luis Agudelo & Rev. Dariusz Dudzik
9/23: Rev. Charles McGrail & Rev. John Gwudz
9/24: Rev. Michael Smith & Rev. Walter Nagle
9/25: V.Rev. Laurence LaPointe & Rev. Brian
9/26: Rev. Benjamin Soosaimanickam & Rev. V.
Anothony Alaharasan
9/27: V.Rev. James Carini & V.Rev. Douglas Mosey
9/28: Rev. Mark O’Donnell & Rev. Joseph Whittel
The number of abortions in the United
States has declined 25% since 1990.
Still, CT abortion rate is 30% higher
than U.S. average.
Over the last six years, 575,000 people in 501 cities
around the world have participated in 40 Days for Life
campaigns of prayer and fasting ...
... SAVING 7,536 babies from abortion ...
... CLOSING 37 abortion centers ...
... HELPING 83 workers leave the abortion industry.
Need crisis pregnancy help? ABC Woman’s Center is
there for you. (860-344-9202; email:
[email protected])
September 22, 2013
25th Sunday in Ordinary
Your body fat percentage is your total mass of fat divided by your
total weight. Body fat includes essential body fat and storage body
fat. The percentage of essential body fat for women is greater than
that for men, due to the demands of childbearing and other hormonal
functions. Your body fat percentage is a measure of fitness level, and
can be calculated at
Please join us in praying the Rosary for
pro-life every Monday evening at 7:00pm
in the church.
(BMI) also provides a measure that allows the comparison of the
adiposity (fat) of individuals. It compares your height to your weight
and gives you an indication of whether you are overweight, underweight or at a healthy weight for your height.
To calculate your BMI:
- Take your height in inches and multiply that number by the same number
- Divide your weight in pounds by this figure
- Take this number and multiply it by 703 and this new number is your BMI.
Height 5'6" tall, so 66 inches.
66 x 66 = 4356
Weight = 160 lbs.
Divide 160 by 4356 = 0.04
Multiply 0.04 x 703 = 28
This person has a BMI of 28
BMI Categories:
Underweight = <18.5
Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
Overweight = 25-29.9
Obesity = 30 or greater
More information can be
found at
bmi/ OR
Mercy High School will hold its open house on Sunday, November 3rd at 1:00pm. Entrance Exam for the Class of 2018
will be Saturday, November 16th at 8:00am. Pre-register at
East Catholic High School will hold its Open House on Thursday, November 7th at 6:45pm. Entrance Exam for eighth graders will be given on Saturday, November 16th at 8:00a.m. For
more information or to pre-register go to
St. Bernard School will hold its Open House on Sunday October
20th at 1:00pm and Tuesday, November 19th at 6:00pm. For
more information go to
Question to Ponder:
Are we the “children of light” Jesus seeks, as enthusiastic for the coming kingdom as we are about lessenduring treasures?
Save the date, Saturday, October 26th at St. Peter Church Hall,
Higganum will hold its annual BARN HOEDOWN. Get ready
for laughs, fun and enjoyment with our live caller and band. You
don't have to worry if you’ve never square danced before, the
caller will guide you through each dance! Families with children
welcome! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more
information call Bill at 860-345-4910.
Defending Our Liberty
September 22, 2013
Government has no place defining religion and religious ministry, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
(USCCB) are united in their ongoing and determined efforts
to protect religious freedom. To help them in their quest,
please call the Capitol switchboard in Washington, D.C. at
202-224-3121 and urge your Congressmen or Congresswoman and/or U.S. Senators to support legislation that will
overturn the mandate. You can also write to the White House
at: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20500.
Men's ACTS Retreat
St Patrick and St Andrew Churches announce an ACTS
retreat for men to be held Dec 12-15 (Thurs - Fri) at the Immaculata Retreat House in Willimantic. It ends Sunday with
an 11:00 am Mass and Reception at St Andrew's Parish Hall.
Retreat goals are to renew/strengthen your faith, and build community through lasting friendships. Financial difficulties should
not present you from attending.
What retreatants say: I will see family, friends and
brothers with different eyes (Len B); I have seen others living
with Christ; now I believe Christ is with me too (Tony C);
This retreat was the best Christmas present my wife has ever
bought me! (Joe D); The ACTS retreat. . .was a rebirth of the
spirit. . . renewed a tired soul (Matt K).
For applications & brochures, & additional information,
contact Bill Lonsdale (860.267.638.7317), Warren Edwards
(860-267-9926), Dan Casey.
September 22, 2013
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.
“Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as
they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless
acts they perform for us in our time of need. We ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.”
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.
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Stipends (Mass offerings):
As of July 11, 2013 the Diocese is recommending that stipends
(Mass offerings) be given at the following levels: weekday
Mass: $10 and weekend Mass: $20. As of August 11, 2013 we
will be implementing these guidelines.
Council of Catholic Women:
The Annual Membership Drive for the Diocesan Council of
Catholic Women will be held the weekend of Sept 28-29th and
run through the month of October.
Bishop Cote to Celebrate 40 DFL Mass Please join us in
prayer this Tuesday, Sept. 24th for Mass with Bishop Cote at
St. Patrick's Cathedral on Broadway in Norwich CT starting at
7:00 PM. The Mass is to prepare and pray for 40 days and 40
nights of prayer, fasting and peaceful vigil in front of Planned
Parenthood at 12 Case St. in Norwich. All are invited. Please
come and bring the family and friends. Light refreshments to
follow downstairs.
St. Patrick Church Ministries
Adoption Information: Mike & Tina Mohr 857-1960
Altar Servers: Susan Lanzi 267-9984
Altar Society: Maureen Sweeney 267-2520
Father Ralph DiOrio to hold healing service at Sturbridge
Host Hotel: Sunday, October 20th at 12:00pm Father Ralph DiOrio
will conduct a service of healing. Contact MaryAnn at 203-407-1448.
Bus Transportation is available.
VIDEO SERIES: A video series featuring Father Robert Barron
will begin on Mon. Oct. 21 from 9:30—11:00am and will run for seven
consecutive Mondays. Call Immaculata Retreat House for information
225th Anniversary Quilt Show: Trinity Episcopal Church, Portland will hold their 225th quilt show on October 4 & 5th. Information
and registration forms are available at the church Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, from 8-12:00. Deadline for registration is August 10th.
For information contact Alicia at [email protected] or 860-9825416.
Holy Land Trip: Educational Opportunity Tours offers a trip to the
Holy Land January 1-16, 2014. Contact Fr. Michael Sequeira at 860304-4588 or [email protected]… Mike at 1-800-7732660 to join Fr. Bob Grattaroti of St. Joseph’s for a trip in February,
Have fun, stay fit and meet people! How? Today's square dancing with today's music at the Glastonbury Square Dance Club. Square
dancing is a proven mind and body workout. It builds attention span,
busts stress, is energizing and is contagiously fun. Everyone can do it-no experience or rhythm needed! Come share the excitement at a free
dance on Wednesday October 2nd and Wednesday October 16th from 79 PM at Buttonball School in Glastonbury. The Club will then begin
offering dance lessons each Wednesday after that from 7-9 PM. Call
instructor Bill Mager at 860.742.2898 or club president Ross Smith at
ACTS Retreat/Men& Women:
Warren & Beverly Edwards 267-9926, Al & Isabel Vela 2671508, and John & Carol Lambert 267-9157
Baptism Contact: Sister Dominic Joseph 267-6644
Baptism Class: Mary Kaye Varni 267-9050
Catholic Scripture Study: Kathy Anderson 365-5003
Child Advocate: Peggy Puzzo 267-9932
Cobalt Lodge: Daisy Conway 267-0833
Coordinator of Caregiving: Sister Dominic Joseph 267-6644
Eucharistic Adoration: Sheila Wall 267-9486
Guild: Melissa Jones 467-6544 & Nancy McFatter 267-4653
Knights of Columbus: Keith Lanou 860-680-4988
Marriage Encounter: Dan & Pam Harazim 267-1184
Nurses’ Ministry: Mary Gould 860-267-4643
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: Bill & Debbie Lonsdale 267-1878 and
Rev. Walter Nagle 267-6644
R.C.I.A.: Sister Dominic Joseph 267-6644
Vocation Contact: Rev. Walter Nagle 267-6644
Wedding Coordinator: Michelle Donahue 342-0435
Westside Manor: Deb Desrocher 267-0705