COVER SHEET

August 9-10, 2014
COVER SHEET
CHURCH NAME AND ADDRESS:
ST. PATRICK
47 WEST HIGH ST, EAST HAMPTON, CT 06424
PHONE:
1-860-267-6644
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Lori M. Lechowicz
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Do NOT deliver to the church. Thank you.
19th Sunday in Ordinary
Welcome to St. Patrick Church
Member of the Blessed John Paul II Community
August 9-10, 2014
CELEBRATIONS OF THE
LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
ST. PATRICK CHURCH:
Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm AND Sunday: 8:00am & 10:30am
Weekdays: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 8:00am
Holy Day Masses: 8:00am & 7:00pm
ST. BRIDGET CHURCH:
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.
August 9-10, 2014
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: saintpatrickeh.org
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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.
MINISTRY OF CAREGIVING
Please advise the Pastor, Pastoral Associate, or Administrative
Assistant 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.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
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
CLOSED on Friday during July & August
Bulletin Deadline
Please submit articles no later than
noon on Monday
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
For those are using the on-line giving program,
Listed below are the extra collections for the
upcoming months:
August 15 - Assumption
September 7 - Spiritual Programs
September 28 - Norwich Council Catholic Women
Handicap Accessible
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
Couples must contact the Wedding Coordinator, Michelle
Donahue at 860-342-0435 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.
Stewardship of Treasure
August 3, 2014
Week 5 of the Fiscal Year
Ordinary Income:
New Budgeted Goal:
Actual Collection:
On-Line Giving:
OVER/UNDER
Week 5
$6,950.00
8,026.50
701.00
$ 1,777.50
YearToDate
$34,750.00
28,771.50
3,685.00
($ 2,293.50)
Spiritual Programs: Month of July $1263.00
STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS
“After the fire, there was a small whispering sound.” 1
Kings 19:12
For many of us, our prayers are petitions to God, asking
Him for something we want. How many times do we
take time in silence, to ask God what He wants from us?
How do we know what God wants us to do unless we
listen for Him on a regular basis?
August 9-10, 2014
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HELP THE ST. PATRICK’S
RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM
WIN A PRIZE
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“Truth shall spring out of the earth, and
justice shall look down from heaven.”
Psalm 85:12
Saturday, Aug 9
5:00pm Deceased members of St. Patrick Parish
Sunday, Aug 10
8:00am Dottie Cyr req. by Red & Anne McKinney
10:30am Lewis Ferigno req. by The Family
Monday, August 11
8:00am Jeff & Fatima LaChance
Tuesday, August 12
8:00am Nancy F. Buckley req. by Lenora & John
Wednesday, August 13
8:00am Randall Britney req. by Michelle & Jay Larson
Thursday, August 14
Friday, August 15
Eucharistic Adoration Immediately following 8:00am Mass
8:00am Sr. Therese Rogan req. by Maris
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St. Patrick has had a Relay for Life
Team participating in the Relay for Life in East Haddam
for the past few years. This year there is a Luminaria
contest – we have to sell at least 100 Luminaria before
Sept. lst - and we invite you to help us win a prize for our
Team!
Relay for Life is the signature event of the
American Cancer Society. Participants buy white bags
with candles at $5 each to honor our loved ones who
have been touched by cancer. We will be selling the
Luminaria bags after Masses during the month of
August. All you have to do is complete a form naming
the person you want honored and letting us know who
will decorate the bag (you can do it yourself or we will
do it for you).
Relay for Life will be held September 6th , 2014 at
the East Haddam Elementary School, starting at 12 noon.
The Luminaria ceremony begins at 9 pm for those who
want to participate. It’s a very beautiful ceremony – the
candles are lit and we walk in silence to the sound of a
bagpipe as we honor those we have lost and those still
fighting.
It is a heartfelt ceremony of how cancer
touches us all.
We need your help in winning this contest! Please
contact Jann Dalton (860) 267-5720 or Dani Annino
(860) 267-6644 to help cover the August Masses or for
Saturday, Aug 16
5:00pm The Lanzi and the Ziemba Families req. by Jack,
Susan and Family
more information about Relay for Life. God bless you.
Sunday, Aug 17
8:00am Ann Rita Clark req. by Kate & Jim
Log onto relayforlife.org, then click Donate.
You can enter our Team name – St. Patrick Church
(make sure it’s in East Haddam, Ct) – or Jann Dalton
– and help us reach our goal for 2014. It’s a way to
celebrate cancer survivors, remember lost loved ones and
honor those still fighting.
Once again, our very own Kevin Reich has
donated his 3-bedroom house on Cape-Cod as a
prize! All those raising more than $300 for the St.
Patrick team will be entered into a drawing for a getaway
at the Cape!
Raise more than $100 and you’ll be entered in a
drawing for: $50 gift certificate for Angelico’s
Restaurant, East Hampton, CT, $50 gift certificate for
Sadler’s Restaurant, Marlborough, Ct., $50 gift
certificate for It’s So Ranunculus, Marlborough, CT.
You may win a prize and every dollar raised helps
us fight this terrible disease that takes too many from our
Parish. For more information, see Jann Dalton (860) 2675710 or Dani Annino (860) 267-6644.
10:30am Agnes Georgia req. by Diane Devine
BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS
There will NOT be blood pressure checks this weekend.
Natural Family Planning Class
~ For Married and Engaged Couples. A class begins on
Saturday, August 23rd in Gales Ferry. NFP is scientific,
safe, helps with fertility problems and 99% effective for
conceiving or responsibly postponing a baby. No dangerous
chemical or synthetic hormonal side effects of contraception or
birth control. NFP is a gift of love to your spouse. For more
information or to register for the class call the Schantz’s at
860-464-1184. Home Study Course also available. Classes are
ongoing in our Diocese. Www.ccli.org.
YOU CAN WIN A GETAWAY TRIP!
August 9-10, 2014
Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Saturday, August 9
Sunday, August 10
6:30pm Cornerstone Prayer Group/K of C - All are welcome
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ROSARY FOR LIFE
Please join us in praying the Rosary for
Pro-life every Monday evening at 7:00pm
in the church.
Monday, August 11
7:00pm Rosary for Life/Church
7:30pm Knights Members Meeting/KofC
Tuesday, August 12
7:00pm Acts Meeting/WKRM
Wednesday, August 13
Thursday, August 14
Friday, August 15
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Catechists Needed
The faith formation office is
looking for a few more people
who like to work with children,
enjoy sharing their faith, and have some
free time on Monday, Tuesday, or
Wednesday afternoons or evenings!
All
classes meet in the Parish Center. Please
consider joining this important ministry. For
additional information call Dani in the Faith
Formation Office at 860-267-6644 or email
[email protected]
Matrimony
A beautiful sacrament full of
blessings, romance, love, commitment, comedy, giving, new life, joys,
sorrows, adventure, challenges, responsibilities, growth,
memories and more.
They say it takes a village to raise a child. That may be so,
but the truth is that it takes a lot of solid, stable marriages to
create a village. (Diane Sollee)
Any fool can have a trophy wife. It takes a real man to have
a trophy marriage. (Diane Sollee)
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is
when you give of yourself that you truly give. (Kahlil Gibran)
AUGUST = BACK TO SCHOOL
Before you start back-to-school shopping, go
through your closets and storage spaces. What
clothes, toys, furniture, or accessories can you
pass on to someone in need?
Free Knights Basketball Clinic
Members of the Belltown Council Knights of Columbus
will be running their annual summer clinic for ages 8-14
at St. Patrick parking lot from Monday, August 11 to
Friday August 15. To register and order your free T-shirt,
email to [email protected] or call 860-267-6406 with
your: name, gender, age as of August 11th and T-shirt
size.
August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the
Blessed Virgin Mary. On this day, when we are invited
by our loving God to celebrate Mary’s assumption into
heaven, we have great hope that we, like Mary, will one
day live forever in God’s presence. Let us be inspired
by her faith and encouraged by her help as we pray together, and then go forth to share our hope with the rest
of the world.
August 9-10, 2014
Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
In the middle of our Ordinary Time summer, God has
gathered us here today to renew our faith and be
nourished once again to carry out our Christian mission.
Saint Paul tells us that he would sacrifice his very
relationship with Christ if that would help his people,
Israel, to see their salvation in Christ. What sacrifices
would we make so that others might have faith? Let us
pray for the strength to hear and act on God’s voice in
our lives.
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READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Saturday: Hb 1:12 — 2:4; Ps 9:8-13; Mt 17:14-20
Sunday: 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a; Ps 85:9-14; Rom 9:1-5;
Mt 14:22-33
Monday: Ez 1:2-5, 24-28c; Ps 148:1-2, 11-14;
Mt 17:22-27
Tuesday: Ez 2:8 — 3:4; Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111,
131; Mt 18:1-5, 10, 12-14
Wednesday: Ez 9:1-7; 10:18-22; Ps 113:1-6;
Mt 18:15-20
Thursday: Ez 12:1-12; Ps 78:56-59, 61-62:
Mt 18:21 — 19:1
Friday: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Ps 45:10-12, 16;
1 Cor 15:20-27; Lk 1:39-56
Aug 9: Ann Erikson 2009, Jane Rinaldi 1991, Lena Staino
1985, Elizabeth Wallett 1974
Aug 10: Fr. Thomas Shea 2006, Harold Elkins 1985, Frederick
Rau 1974, Edward Foy 1972
Aug 11: Helen Murphy 1999, Francis Parent 1997, Alice
Olander 1996, Margaret Johnston 1996, Juliette Bransfield
1991, Helen Vincent 1980, Thomas Strong 1978
Apostolate of Prayer for
Priests….Norwich
Father, enkindle in Your priests a hunger for the glory of Jesus, and for the
love of souls…….Mother Catherine Aurelia, Foundress
8/9: V.Rev. Douglas Mosey & Rev. George
Villamthanam
Aug 12: Mary Heidel 2006, Frank Praskievicz 1992, George
Copjec 1984, David Smigel 1984, Fr. John Grigonis 1980,
Joseph Meder 1971
8/10: Priests who have left ministry
Aug 13: Bruce Butterfield 2001, Gaston Caron 1995, Fr.
Donat Jette 1992, Emilio Stabile 1982, Martin Oppelt 1974
8/12: Rev. Joseph Whittel & Rev. Peter Liszewski
8/13: Rev. Jan Swiderski & Rev. Walter Nagle
Aug 14: Jack Dolce 2003, Leslie Beggs 1974, Helene May
1970
8:14: Rev. Patrick McCorry & Rev. Robert Washabaugh
Aug 15: George Toper 2002, Alice Whitty 1996, John Walsh
1986, Marian Konior 1984, Floyd Bost 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.
CAN YOU HELP?
Do you regularly attend the Sunday 10:30 Mass? Would
you be willing to escort a sight impaired parishioner
from Chatham Acres to Mass and back? If so, please
contact the parish office at 860-267-6644. Thank you for
your service to your family in Christ.
~ ~ The ultimate measure of a man is not
where he stands in moments of comfort and
convenience, but where he stands at times of
challenge and controversy. ~ ~
8/11: Rev. Jude Surowiec & Rev. Michael Gill
8/15: Our Holy Father
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LOVE THEM BOTH
The number of abortions in the United
States has declined 25% since 1990.
Still, over 15,000 CT abortions occur
yearly.
“To say a child is unwanted says nothing about the child, but
it says much about the person who does not want his or her
child…” (Jean Staker Garton, President of the National
Organization Lutherans for Life)
Question to Ponder:
When was the last time I experienced God as really absent
from my life? Really present? To whom am I called to be
Jesus’ outstretched hand of strength and support?
August 9-10, 2014
AUGUST HEALTH TIP
Heat Exhaustion: This is a heat-related illness caused by
the loss of water and electrolytes from the body. It causes
excess sweating, extreme fatigue, weakness, dizziness,
nausea, vomiting and headache. Sometimes it causes muscle cramping.
Risk factors are: Strenuous exertion in high temperatures, Poor physical conditions, Loss of salt or water by
reducing oral intake, Overuse of diuretics (water pills),
Pre-existing illness with fever, Alcohol use and clothing
too warm for the climate
Heat Exhaustion can lead to dehydration: The human
body is comprised largely of water. If you lose more fluids
than you take in, you can become dehydrated. This means
there are not enough fluids in our body for it to function
right.
What to do for dehydration: Drinking plenty of liquids,
water is best. Doctor may advise electrolyte solution or
sports drinks. Avoid alcohol; caffeine and carbonated
drinks can lead to increased dehydration.
Prevention of Heat Exhaustion/Dehydration:
Watch for early signs of heat illness and stop physical exertion before they worsen - minimize skin exposure; use a
hat and lightweight, light colored clothing - do not exercise in hot weather - avoid dehydration by drinking 8
ounces of fluid for every 15 minutes of moderate exercise
- limit alcohol and caffeine use in hot weather.
Get prompt Medical Attention if there is: Continued
vomiting, worsening symptoms of weakness or dizziness,
not able to keep fluids down, body temperature of 103F
oral or higher, confusion or coma, hot, flushed skin without sweating.
Defending Our Religious Liberty
#128 Aug. 10, 2014
The fight for religious freedom is not a Catholic issue, not
a Jewish issue, not an Orthodox, Mormon, or Muslim issue. It is an American issue. The passage of the Affordable Care Act has dangerous implications on all religions.
If we permit the government to have the final say on what
type of health care coverage a religious organization must
provide, we are basically enabling them to interfere in all
religious liberty concerns in areas such as immigration and
humanitarian services.
If you haven’t done so already, please voice your opposition to the mandate by calling President Obama at the
White House at 202-456-1111 or Sylvia Mathews Burwell
of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at
202-205-5445. Let them know that the mandate is in violation of our First Amendment right to religious freedom.
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HELP WANTED
The Diocese of Norwich seeks a Development Coordinator of the Catholic Charities Ministry to organize all aspects of fundraising and development efforts in concert with
the ministry’s mission and strategic plan. This position reports to the Executive Director of Development for the Diocese of Norwich and works directly with the Diocese’ Development Office in planning, organizing and implementing
fundraising initiatives, events and annual giving/major gifts
programs.
Submit a cover letter including salary requirements,
resume, and names of three references to: Diocese of Norwich Development Office, Development Coordinator, 197
Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360, e-mail: [email protected]
GOING ON VACATION?
If you and your family are planning a summer
vacation and would like to continue your Sunday
Offerings, you can do so through our On-Line Giving Program.
It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s efficient and
it’s completely secure!
Go to our website: www.saintpatrickeh.org,
click on “eservicepayments.com” and follow the
instructions.
SAVE THE DATES
MASS OF HEALING: Monday AUGUST 11th at 1:00pm at
Spiritual Renewal Services, 11 Bath St., Norwich
Bus Trip to Fr. Ralph DiOrio Healing Services: Come and share
with and through us the Divine Love and Merciful Blessings of Christ’s
Healing Presence at Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge, MA, Sunday
August 17th. Bus pick-up is available in N.Haven, Cromwell & Hartford. Call Mary Ann at 203-407-1448 for more information.
Centering Prayer Retreat: Our annual Centering Prayer Retreat led
by Fr. Bill Sheehan will be held from August 29-Sept.4th. “Standing
on the Shoulders of Giants” is the theme. Cost is $500. Register at
[email protected] or call 860-423-8484.
Senior Renewal Day: Fr. Roger Couture invites all seniors to join
this year’s series “The Parables of Jesus—Guides for Faith Pilgrims”
beginning on Wed. Sept 17th 9:30am-1:00pm. Fee is $10—call 860423-8484.
Married Couples’ Retreat: Come, join us Sept 26-28 for 10th Married Couples Retreat at Immaculata Retreat House. Capacity is limited.
Call 860-423-8484 for more information.
Italy Pilgrimage: October 29-November 8, 2014. Visit Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome and enjoy an audience with Pope Francis, hosted by
Fr. Ray and Judith Hughes. For more information call 860-887-0702.
Diocesan Pilgrimage: Bishop Cote will lead a 7 day pilgrimage to
Czech Republic, Oct 29-Nov 4, 2014. For more information contact
Mrs. Rebecca McDougal or Monsignor Brown at 860-887-9294.
August 9-10, 2014
PRAY for our ACTIVE MILITARY
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. 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.
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
Over the last several weeks, the history of
confirmation has been set out as a rite following baptism
and preceding First Communion. Eucharist was a
sacrament of spiritual maturity, attuned to the legal age
of majority, which was considered to be fourteen years
or so. Medieval bishops were often generous, if not
especially pious, in seeing to it that children were
confirmed before adulthood.
A pattern more familiar to us surfaced in the
Diocese of Toulon in France in 1748, where it was
decreed that “children are to be confirmed only after
receiving First Communion.” This was an amazing shift
in practice that undermined centuries of theology and
tradition by which confirmation was seen as a bridge
between font and table. The innovation swept through
France and across Europe, despite constant complaints
from Rome. French-trained bishops like Cheverus of
Boston and Carroll of Baltimore, founders of the
American church, established the practice here. The
order of the sacraments was thus disrupted in France and
in the United States, and remained an eccentric exception
to the rule until big developments in 1910.
—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
GOD’S IMAGE
Nature has perfections in order to show that she is the
image of God, and defects to show that she is only God’s
image. ~ Blaise Pascal
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FIFTH ANNUAL SETON
SCHOLARSHIP DINNER
Please join Bishop Cote at the Fifth Annual Seton
Scholarship Dinner honoring the recipients of the Most
Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D. Award for
Contributions to Catholic Education to be held at 4 pm
on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at The Mystic Marriott,
Groton, CT. This year’s honorees are Ms. Marianne
Cote, Reverend Gregory Galvin and Dr. Jeremiah
Lowney and Mrs. Virginia Lowney. Tickets are $150/
person. All proceeds benefit Catholic Schools within the
Diocese. Opportunities for sponsorship, program
advertising and raffle donations are available.
For tickets and more information, please contact
Mary Ellen Mahoney at 860-886-1928 ext. 14 or
[email protected]
St. Patrick Church Ministries
Altar Servers: Susan Lanzi 267-9984
Altar Society: Maureen Sweeney 267-2520
ACTS Retreat/Men& Women: Warren & Beverly Edwards
267-9926, Al & Isabel Vela 267-1508, 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: Margaret Bannon 267-2165 and
Joan Fomento 267-8512
Guild: Melissa Jones 467-6544 & Nancy McFatter 267-4653
Knights of Columbus: Gary Corless 860-467-6616
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