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CHURCH NAME AND ADDRESS:
ST. PATRICK
47 WEST HIGH ST, EAST HAMPTON, CT 06424
PHONE:
1-860-267-6644
CONTACT PERSON:
KAREN ADAMETZ
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Welcome to St. Patrick Church
CELEBRATIONS OF
THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
SUMMER MASS TIMES
Saturday Vigil: 5:00p.m.
Sunday: 8:00a.m, 10:30a.m.
Weekdays: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 8:00 a.m.
Holy Day Masses: 8:00 a.m., 7:00 p.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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July 4, 2010
St. Patrick Church
47 West High St.
P.O. Box 177
East Hampton, CT 06424-0177
Welcome to our Parish Family
Please introduce yourself to our parish pastoral
team and register with the parish secretary.
MINISTRY OF CAREGIVING
Office: 860-267-6644
Fax: 860-267-7807
Rectory: 860-267-6646
Email: [email protected]
Web address:
PLEASE NOTE: NEW WEB ADDRESS
Please advise the Pastor, Pastoral Associate, or Parish
Secretary to arrange pastoral visits or Holy Communion for
those who are sick, hospitalized or homebound.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also arrangements can
be made by calling the Rectory.
saintpatrickeh.org
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Pastoral Team
Rev. Walter M. Nagle, Pastor
Sister Dominic Joseph Valla, A.S.C. J.
Pastoral Associate
Karen Adametz, Parish Secretary
Daisy Conway, Financial Secretary
Dani Annino, Director of Faith Formation
John P. Higgins, Director of Music & Organist
Arrangements can be made by calling the Parish Office.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Couples must contact the Pastor at least one year in advance to
reserve a date and make arrangements.
CHANGING YOUR RESIDENCE
OR PHONE NUMBER
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, Karen
Adametz.
Office Hours
8:00am - 3:00pm, Monday - Thursday
CLOSED, Friday
Father Dennis Mercieri will be teaching the
following course this July and August on
Monday nights from 7:00-8:30pm in the Center
Hall. “Both-And: Striving towards a greater unity between
Please submit articles no later than noon on Monday
Science and Religion". This course will feature journalist Lee
Strobel's recent book "The Case for a Creator" and we will
focus on two main topics: 1) Evolution in nature vs. neoDarwinism and 2) Cosmology and the origin of the Universe.
We will draw information from other readings, as well, and
from Lee Stobel's DVDs.
Handicap Accessible
We are looking for Eucharistic Ministers and
Lectors, If you are interested
please call the Parish Office at 267-6644.
Bulletin Deadline
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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fourteenth Sunday in
Ordinary Time
NEW SUMMER MASS HOURS BEGIN
Saturday, July 3
5:00pm
Robert Heidel req. by His Family and Doris
Rogala req. by Jack & Susan Lanzi
Sunday, July 4
8:00am
The Cahill Family
10:30am Joseph Olivier req. by Doris Masse and Doris
Rogala & Margaret Kelley req. by Jo Remillard
& Irene Zenkiewicz
Baptism during this Mass
Monday, July 5, St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria, priest
8:00am Erminia, Andrew & Andrew D.V. Ferrigno
Tuesday, July 6, St. Maria Goretti, virgin and martyr
8:00am Doris Rogala req. by John & Jane Robida
Wednesday, July 7
8:00am John Daly req. by Donna Daly
Thursday, July 8
6:00am-7:00pm Eucharistic Adoration
7:00pm
Closing of Adoration
Friday, July 9, St. Augustine Zhao Rong, priest & martyr
8:00am
Tony Fomento
Fifteenth Sunday in
Ordinary Time
Saturday, July 10
5:00pm
Ann Masalek req. by Her Husband and Frank
Howard req. by the Howard Family
Sunday, July 11
8:00am
Jean Spaeth req. by Phyllis & Dick Murray
10:30am
Joan Arcidiacono req. by Vicky Desjardins and
Genevieve Mikullitz req. by Kathleen & Vernon
Lanou
Baptism during this Mass
This independence day weekend we need to
take time and reflect that “freedom is not free”
as the bumper sticker says. You and I have
been blessed with political, religious, and
social freedoms that much of the world does not enjoy. This
freedom, however, was bought at a price and continues to be
purchased at a price, and some young men and women have
paid the ultimate price. This past Sunday NBC news had a
special Dateline program about a battle in Afghanistan that
took place last summer. Grieved and angry parents are trying
to understand why their sons were sent into what amounted to
a “suicide mission.” It is a stark reminder for all of us that
some in our midst are paying the ultimate price for our
freedom.
Freedom is so central to the Christian life that it cannot be
emphasized enough. Last week St. Paul reminded us “For
freedom Christ has set us free; do not submit again to the yoke
of slavery.” Elsewhere he speaks about “the glorious freedom
of the children of God” and we know that “the truth will set us
free.” In today’s Gospel we see Jesus exhorting his disciples
to become laborers in the harvest. Now, more than ever there
is a need for the laity to assume their proper role in the body of
Christ to become saints. One man, well ahead of his time who
could forsee an apostolate of the laity transforming the
workplace and culture was St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder
of Opus Dei. St. Josemaria always stressed freedom. Just
weeks before the Spanish Civil War and several years before
the start of World War II he exhorted his followers: “Avoid the
abuse of freedom. This abuse is becoming more dangerous in
our times. It is manifest throughout the world. It arises from
the desire, contrary to the legitimate independence of men and
women, to force them into a single mass, so that they are
forced to believe things that are really matters of opinion as
though they were spiritual dogmas. And this perverted view is
promoted through power and propaganda, in a scandalous
way.” He urged his young listeners: “you are very free! Listen
to me well: you are very free!” And he explained to them how
one should express this freedom: by defending the freedom of
others and loving others as oneself, accepting them with their
weaknesses and their mistakes (of which everyone has plenty);
by helping others, through the grace of God and with human
kindness, to overcome their defects, so that eventually all
would be worthy of the name “Christian.”
Understood this way, we now see how freedom is linked with
truth, but our freedom is not a freedom “from” it is a freedom
“for”. We pray for those who are fighting to defend these
freedoms today and everyday.
BUDGET AMOUNT NEEDED FOR WEEKLY
SUNDAY OFFERING: $5,800.00
OFFERTORY-JUN. 27 172 ENVELOPES
OFFERTORY-JUN. 27 NON-ENV. USERS
$4,978.00
$1,149.00
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY,
SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT TO
ST PATRICK CHURCH
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July 4, 2010
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND A
DINNER CELEBRATING THE JUBILEE
OF
SISTER DOMINIC JOSEPH VALLA, A.S.C.J.
AUGUST 28, 2010
AFTER THE 5:00PM MASS
ST. PATRICK PARISH CENTER
TICKETS SHOULD BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE
FOR $10.00 IN THE PARISH OFFICE.
(TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. YOUR TICKET PRICE
INCLUDES YOUR MEAL AND A GIFT FOR SISTER DOMINIC.)
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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
After a couple weeks of hearing about the demands of
discipleship, today’s first reading of comfort is welcome
indeed. As the disciples are sent out in today’s Gospel, so are
we sent out to spread the Good News. And we know that God
will support us and give us what we need for the mission that
we undertake in Jesus’ name. So let us pray that in this
Eucharist today we will open our hearts once again to God
doing new things in and through us.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
Hos 2: 16, 17b-18, 21-22 Mt 9: 18-26;
Ps. 145:8a
Hos 8: 4-7, 11-13 Mt 9: 32-38; Ps. 115:9a
Hos 10: 1-3, 7-8, 12 Mt 10: 7-15; Ps. 105:4b
Hos 11: 1-4, 8c-9 Mt 10: 7-15; Ps. 80:4b
Hos 14: 2-10/Mt 10: 16-23; Ps. 51:17b
Is 6: 1-8 Mt 10: 24-33
Dt 30: 10-14 Col 1: 15-20 Lk 10: 25-37
Apostolate of Prayer for
Priests….Norwich
July 4: Deacon John P. Catalano 2005Eva Mason 1984,
Camillie Santangelo 1983, Helen Santangelo 1983, Joseph
Santangelo 1983, Joseph Dumas 1983, Camille Lavalley 1974
July 5: Fr. Robert W. Barnes 2008, Thomas Boler 1972, Fred
Gerken 1971, William Mathias 1971
7/4: Rev. Karl Schuh
7/5: Rev. Brian Converse & Rev. Robert Buongirno
7/6: Rev. Edward Konopka & Rev. Edward Poulin
7/7: Rev. Arvydas Zygas & Rev. Mariadas Lipton
7/8: Rev. John Kozon & Rev. Raymond Vaillancourt MS
7/9: Rev. Gabriel Soleimanovs OSPPE & Rev. Martin Jones
7/10: Rev. Joseph Finnerty & Rev. Arul Peter
July 6: Dorothy Villemaire 1987, Marinus Cooke 1978
July 7: Frank Lanzi 1970
July 8: Fr. Daniel McGrath 2008, Mary Stanich 2003, Martin
Daly 2001, John Grenier 1992, Joseph Loss 1990, Joseph
Moran 1989, Ruby Flynn 1986, Erich Sandfort 1986, Frank
Widen 1981, Bessie Ruckh 1980, Virginia Rojko 1974, Peter
Dombrowski 1973, Blanche Fontaine 1971
July 9: Doris Ocelik 1998, Lois Grenier 1995
July 10: Thomas Cianci 1998, Catherine Brackoneski 1988,
Charles Pawlich 1983
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.
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We welcome into our Christian
Community of St. Patrick
through the Sacrament of Baptism
Leah Murphy
Daughter of Sean & Diane
Food Bank Needs
Coffee, jelly, shampoo & conditioner, dish soap, laundry soap.
Catechists Needed
If you like to work with children, enjoy
sharing your faith, and have free time on
Monday afternoons or evenings the children
of St. Patrick need you!! Please consider
joining this important ministry. For additional
information call Dani Annino at 860-267-6644
or email [email protected]
Free Blood Pressure Checks
Free Blood Pressure Checks will be offered after each Mass on
July 10 and 11. On Saturday, July 10, the Blood pressure
screenings will be held in the K of C Hall after the 5pm Mass.
On Sunday, July 11, the Blood pressure screenings will be held
in the Workroom of the Parish Center.
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Discernment: Making Inspired Choices
“Just do it.”
Sounds easy, right? On the one hand, there’s something to be said for spontaneity. On the other hand, some of our choices in life
require deep thought, prayer, and consideration, lest we find ourselves facing the consequences of a poor decision. That’s where
the art of discernment comes in.
Discernment is a time-honored practice in the Christian tradition. In essence, discernment is a decision-making process that honors
the place of God’s will in our lives. It is an interior search that seeks to align our own will with the will of God in order to learn
what God is calling us to. Every choice we make, no matter how small, is an opportunity to align ourselves with God’s will. Here
are some tried-and-true pointers that can help you discern God’s will.
Talk to Someone you Respect. God often speaks to us through the wisdom of others. Seek out the wisdom of at least one and
perhaps several people who you feel have the gift of wisdom and ask for their advice.
Find Some Solitude. It’s good to talk to other people when making important decisions, but at some point, it is crucial to make
some time to be alone with your thoughts and with God. Invite God into your decision-making process.
Start with What You Know. Lay out all of the facts in front of yourself so that you can deal with the known before you delve into
the unknown!
Tell God What It Is That You Desire and What You Fear. Be Honest and tell God what your deepest desires and fears are in this
situation is. Before you can say the words, “thy will be done,” be sure you are truly in touch with your own will; otherwise it will
come back to bite you anyway!
Let God Speak to You. Most of us don’t actually hear a voice when God speaks to us. However, pay attention closely to the ways
that God is speaking to you. What kinds of thoughts, feelings (especially love, joy, and peace, or a lack thereof), and memories
might God be stirring within you to help you make your decision? What Scripture story or saint’s life comes to mind that might
enlighten your decision? Find the passage or story and prayerfully read it.
Know That God Has a Plan for You. Remind yourself that you are not on your own and that you don’t have to yell and scream to
get God’s attention to help you in this matter. On the contrary, remind yourself that God has a plan for you and that his plan is
driven purely by love.
Pray to Do God’s Will. As difficult as it may be, pray the words, “thy will be done,” asking God to give you the strength you need
to continue to discern his will and to follow it.
Wait. If circumstances allow, wait before making your decision. Continue to pay attention to your feeling to see which direction
you are being drawn to.
Prayerfully Commit. At some point, you need to act. Knowing that you sought God’s will, set forth to do the loving thing.
Check Out the Fruits. Discernment is ongoing. After you make a decision, prayerfully evaluate it. If the fruits (outcomes) of your
decision—your words, actions, and behaviors—are good, then it is a good indication that the decision you made is good. If the
fruits are “rotten,” then that is a good indication that you may need to alter your course. True discernment results in good fruit )
even if it’s something we wouldn’t normally pick out for ourselves).
Discernment can help you when you face decisions. Even though making good decisions can be difficult at times, trust that the
Holy Spirit is with you to guide you and help you choose what is good and true.
This article is written by Joe Paprocki, author of The Catechist's Toolbox
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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Diocesan News
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.
If you are concerned that your child may be
experimenting with alcohol or drugs, Catholic Charities
has professional services available to help him/her get back
on track. We are accepting new clients for both evaluation
and treatment. For information please contact Erin Gardner,
M.S.W. at 860-889-8346 ext. 277 in the Norwich area office
located at 331 Main St. Norwich. Please contact Heather
Marshall, M.A. at 860-443-5328 ext. 15 in New London area
office located at 28 Huntington St., New London.
St. Patrick Church Ministries
Adoption
267-2457
Information: Dave & Maggie DeCrescente
Altar Server: Susan Lanzi—267-9984
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
Coordinator of Caregiving:
Sister Dominic Joseph—267-6644
Westside Manor: Deb Desrocher—267-0705
Cobalt Lodge: Daisy Conway—267-0833
Pro-Life
“Jesus calls each of us to be a leaven in society, and we will
be judged by our actions. No one, least of all someone who
exercises leadership in society, can rightfully claim to share
fully and practically the Catholic faith and yet act publicly in a
way contrary to that faith.”
USCCB, Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics, no.7
The Pro-Life committee is looking for some new
leadership. If you feel you have been called to this active
ministry, please contact Father Nagle at 860-267-6646.
Child Advocate: Maggie DeCrescente—267-2457
Eucharistic Adoration: Sheila Wall—267-9486
500 Club: John Robida—267-0329
Gathering in Grace: Roxann Bartone—267-6279
Guild: Maria Camara—267-6321
Knights of Columbus: John Hines—267-4270
Life Teen: Bill & Michelle Donahue—342-0435
Catholic Scripture Study
St Patrick invites you to participate in our Catholic
Scripture Study (CSS) program. This year we will study St
Paul's two letters 1st and 2nd Corinthians. St Paul
addressed ongoing problems in the Church in Corinth:
dissension, immorality, lawsuits, liturgical abuses and the
tendency to fall prey to “false teachers.” Two thousand years
later, as we struggle with many of the same problems, St.
Paul’s inspired words of wisdom are timely, pertinent and
valuable. Commentary is by Steve Ray; DVD lectures by
Father Patrick Winslow. Thursday evening classes will begin
September 23 and end in May. You may register with Karen
Adametz, Parish Secretary, @ 860-267-6644. The registration
fee of $49.95 will cover the cost of the program and a student
binder/notebook that includes the commentary and questions.
Registration Deadline: August 23rd. Contacts: Al Vela at
860-267-1508 or Karen Adametz 860-267-6644.
Marriage Encounter: Dan & Pam Harazim—267-1184
Nurses’ Ministry: Maggie Coolican—267-0540
Pastoral Council Chair: Mike Mohr—881-7080
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