Lori M. Lechowicz
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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:
Pastoral Team
Rev. Walter M. Nagle, Pastor
Sister Dominic Joseph Valla, A.S.C. J.
Pastoral Associate
Lori M. Lechowicz, Administrative Assistant
Daisy Conway, Financial Secretary
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
Please note:
The Parish Office and Faith Formation
Office will be closed for Columbus Day,
Monday, Oct. 10, 2011
Bulletin Deadline
Please submit articles no later than noon on Monday
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
October 2, 2011
Week 14 of the Fiscal Year
1,362 Registered Families
Ordinary Income:
Current Week
Actual Collection:
Over or (short)
Envelopes Received: 207
Year to Date
($ 7,498.50)
Spiritual Programs: $ 25
Envelopes Received: 2
Handicap Accessible
May God Bless those who were able to respond to the
Increased Giving Campaign!
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Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Twenty Eighth Sunday
in Ordinary Time
Saturday, October 8
5:00pm Larry Selavka & Betsy Macdonald req. by
Eleanor & Family and Don & Mary Reinhard req.
by Mom & Dad Murray
Sunday, October 9
8:00am Richard Wall req. by Jim & Kate Morris
10:30am Edward Robida req. by John & Jane Robida and
John Kelly req. by Diane Annelli
5:00 pm George Scott req. by the DeMore Family
Monday, October 10
8:00am The Cahill Family
Tuesday, October 11
8:00am Stanley Gawrych req. by Mr. & Mrs.
Joseph Newlan
Wednesday, October 12
8:00am Special Intention for John & Debbie Madalena
req. by Angelina Madalena
Thursday, October 13
6:00am-7:00pm Eucharistic Adoration
Closing of Adoration
Friday, October 14
8:00am Theresa Alessandro req. by Lou Alessandro
Twenty Ninth Sunday
in Ordinary Time
Saturday, October 15
5:00pm Barbara Dumond req. by her children and
Richard Wall req. Michelle Larson
Sunday, October 16
8:00am David Delaney req. by Dianery Delaney
10:30am Rocco Pagnelli req. by the family and Thomas R.
Anzalon req. by his wife, Kathleen
5:00 pm Cliff Sheehan req. by Gordon & Jann Dalton
The next Guild meeting is October 11th at 7:00 p.m. and
will feature “A Back-Swamp Band” with Tom Worthley.
We look forward to seeing you for a night of fun & musical
Also, we are looking for additional bakers for the K.O.C.
spaghetti supper on Oct. 14th. Please call Kim Lanou at
860-267-9235! Thank you!
Thank You
Thank you Peter Arcidiacono and Kimberly Bartone for
your work on the new pew cards.
“ I can do all things in Him who
strengthens me.” The beautiful words
from St. Paul in today’s second reading is
a testament to the power of faith. Consider
the following story I have borrowed from
Joel Osteen’s book It’s Your Time. “ Even if you have
endured incredible hardship, keep in mind that God can give
you one idea to make up for everything that you’ve lost. All
you have had to do is to believe and be open to His
blessings……Imagine how Harland felt moving from job to
job, place to place, for many years. His father died when he
was just five years old. He dropped out of grade school and
ran away from home then bounced around, taking whatever
work he could find. To make a little extra money during the
Depression, he opened a tiny restaurant, serving meals in his
gas station in a small Kentucky town. The little restaurant
became so popular he had to expand to a building across the
street. Fire destroyed that place a few years later, but
Harland didn’t give up. He rebuilt it. His Kentucky fried
chicken made from a secret recipe of eleven herbs and
spices became so popular, the governor of the state made
Harland Sanders an honorary Kentucky Colonel…..But
there was still no coasting, even for the Colonel. He was in
his sixties, nearing retirement age when a new highway
bypass took traffic out of his little town. His business went
down to nothing. He was forced to close the restaurant…
Most men his age might have given up and retired. But not
Colonel Sanders. He knew God is a God of restoration. He
knew God still had a way to bring his dreams to pass. After
he sold his business and paid his debts, Colonel Sanders had
only $105. He hit the road, going from town to town with
his chicken fryer in the back of his truck, selling his chicken
to other restaurants……Word spread quickly that Colonel
Sanders’ chicken was finger lickin’ good! By the time he
was seventy years old, Colonel Sanders had Kentucky Fried
Chicken restaurants all over the United States and Canada.
Today there are more than eleven thousand KFC’s around
the world. No doubt you have had a piece of Colonel
Sanders’s chicken. The next time you have one of his wings,
think of God’s restorative powers…….For a long time, life
seemed to treat Harland Sanders harshly. He could easily
have felt he was given the short end of the stick during those
hard times. But God knows how to turn back time.”
Maybe It’s Your Time to get involved with St. Patrick
Church. Maybe you have an idea like Colonel Sanders. We
want to hear from you. We are looking to add one or two
members to the Finance Committee and Parish Council.
Please contact the parish office if this is something you feel
led to commit to. We are also looking for people with
strategic planning/business management skills who could be
part of an internal planning team here at St. Patrick. This
group would map out where we want to be as a parish on a
short term and long term basis. If this interests you please
contact me at the parish office. My prayers are with all of
you this weekend. I am on retreat with the Men’s ACTS
retreat in Willimantic. Peace.
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Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Sunday, October 9
After Masses Blood Pressure Check
1:00 pm Adult Confirmation/KofC
Tuesday, October 11
7:00pm Guild Crafts/WKRM
Wednesday, October 12
7:00pm Choir rehearsal
7:00pm Life Teen Core Meeting/WKRM
Thursday, October 13
7:00pm Catholic Scripture Study/Parish Center
Friday, October 14
6:30pm Life Teen Band rehearsal/Church
Classes for all grade levels have begun –
almost! Grades 6-8 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. It will be the weekly topic of this little corner of
the bulletin.
“I didn’t marry you because you were perfect. I didn’t even
marry you because I loved you. I married you because you
gave me a promise. That promise made up for your faults.
and the promise I gave you made up for mine. Two
imperfect people got married and it was the promise that
made the marriage. And when our children were growing
up, it wasn’t a house that protected them; and it wasn’t our
love that protected them—it was that promise.” (Thornton
Wilder) No one ever said: “I will love you for two years
and six months.” All love songs have the ring of eternity
about them (Bishop Fulton J. Sheen)
Increased Giving
Your participation in our Increased Weekly Giving Program
is important. Please give prayerful consideration to
Father’s request for a reasonable increase in your weekly
All teens welcome – bring a friend!
10/9 – Bowling at East Hampton Lanes right after the 5pm
Life Teen Mass. Cost is $15 pp, includes pizza, soda and
rental shoes! Permission slip required.
40 Days for life update
10/14 - Teen Candle light vigil, Planned Parenthood,
Norwich 7:30-8:30 pm
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.
10/30 – national speaker, Bryan Mercier to speak about the
dangers and effects of devil worship! Join us to see this
powerful, spirit-filled speaker!
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]
The St. Patrick Guild Christmas Bazaar will take place on Friday, November 4th from 5:00-8:00 pm and Saturday, November 5th from 9:00-1:00 pm. Please consider donating new or
lovingly used items to our various booths. No clothes, large
gym equipment or adult books, please. Drop off will be at the
church hall Monday, Oct 31st -Thursday, Nov. 3rd, 9:00-4:00
p.m. and 5:30-8:00 pm.
Various booths needing your support include:
TOYLAND (games, toys, children’s books), LET IT SNOW
(linen closet, holiday items, linens and things, MY FAVORITE
THINGS (treasures & trinkets), DECK THE HALLS (Mary
Lu’s Décor Galore), SILVER BELLS (Jewelry Gems—Jessie’s
recycled bling—please help Jesse expand her inventory, call
860-267-9193), SANTAS ELVES (hand crafted gifts & stocking stuffers made by our own Guild Elves), SUGAR PLUM
BAKE SHOPPE (delicious baked donations), LET’S CHANCE
IT (fantastic raffle, drawing at 12:00 on Saturday), THE EATERY AT SANTA’S KITCHEN (homemade soup, mac. &
cheese, burgers and dogs), AND THIS AND THAT (hallway
overflow with large items).
For more information, call Isabel at 860-267-1508 or Barbara at
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Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
Today our Gospel ends with the familiar quote, “Many
are invited but few are chosen.” Our Eucharistic table is
intended to be open to all. How well do we, each one of
us, ensure that everyone here is welcome at this table?
And then, how do we prepare ourselves and others to
join in the celebration? As we approach the altar today,
may we recognize God’s grace in each other and make
ourselves ready to share that grace in our daily lives.
Oct 9: John Rogers 1987, Marjorie Sheehan 1981, Thaddeus
Cummings 1977, Susan Schley 1976, Lillian O’Kulich 1975,
Loretta Roy 1971
Oct 10: Peter Kelly 1996, Louis Laferriere 1995, Elthea
Giemza 1989, Elli McElroy 1989, Mildred Bennett 1976,
Stanley Blaschik 1976, Evelyn Zawisza 1976, Margaret
Campbell 1975, Elvira Tiberio 1975, Nicholas Santavenere
Oct 11: Leon McKinney 1989, John Wolf 1989, Cecile
Lavallee 1986, Felicita Ruiz 1980, Cyrias Cote 1977, Frank
McLean Sr. 1971, C. Paul Measimer 1971
Oct 12: Evelyn Thorpe 2001, Aurora Prestamo 1993, William
Nye Sr 1988, Stella Crosby 1984, Joseph Thompson 1982,
Thadeus Cylkowski 1977
Oct 13: Donald Kremski 1992, Mary Lunden 1991, Julius
Sonnenberg 1980, Joseph Mallon 1977, Jerome Finan 1976,
Homer Gaouette 1975
Oct 14: Frances Clark 2008, Frances O’Brien 2007, Theresa
Alessandro 1996, Anna Murphy 1994, Wilbur Bornman Sr.
1983, Marie LeBlanc 1974, Jessica Caron 1973
Oct 15: Richard Poe 1998, Cecelia Finholt 1985, Pauline
Tremblay 1980, Leo Chaplen 1977, James Simpson 1975
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.
East Hampton residence has a beautiful wooden bedroom
set including double bed, new mattress & box spring, chest
of drawers, bureau with mirror and one end table.
Also available, 72” Maple oval kitchen table with 6 low
back chairs.
Please call Sandy at 860-759-2265 if
Jon 1:1-22, 11, Lk 10:25-37, Jonah 2
Jon 3:1-10, Lk 10:38-42, Ps 130:3
Wednesday: Jon 4:1-11, Lk 11:10-4, Ps 86:15
Mal 3:13-10b, Lk 11:5-13, Ps 40:5a
Jl 1:13-15, 2:1-2, Lk 11:15-26, Ps 9:9
Jl 4:12-21, Lk 11:27-28, Ps 97:12a
Is 25:6-10a, Phil 4:12-14, 19-10, Mt 22:1-14,
Ps 80:9, 12, 13-14, 15-16, 19-20
Apostolate of Prayer for
Priests who have left the ministry
Rev. Francis Rouleau & Rev. Anthony Gruber
Rev. Augustine Naduvilekoot & Rev. Marcin
Mikulski OSPPE
Rev. Tadeusz Zadorozny & Rev. Robert McNulty
Rev. Thomas Lavin OFM Cv & Rev. George
Richards, Jr.
Rev. Leon Joseph Susalmanickam & Rev. Brian
Rev. Jude Surowiec OFM Cv & Rev. Arul Peter
Register with FEMA
Need help after Irene? It’s easy to get started, call 800-6213362 (FEMA) or go on line at
You will be asked to provide the following information:
phone number, social security number, current mailing
address, address of damaged property, brief description of
damages, insurance information (if insured). You will be
issued a FEMA application ID number for all future contact
with FEMA. A FEMA disaster housing inspector may call
to set up an appointment to view damages. Assistance may
include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low
interest loans to cover uninsured property losses and other
programs to help recover from the effects of the disaster.
You must register before October 25, 2011.
Pasta Dinner in Honor of Local Resident
Come join us for a pasta dinner and silent auction to be
held in honor of Suzanne Stanton, on October 28th from
5:00-9:00 PM at the St. Patrick Parish Center in East
Hampton. All proceeds will be donated to AstraZenaca
Hope Lodge of Boston which provides free housing for
cancer patients and caregivers who live more than 40
miles from the City, free transportation to patients and a
wonderful support system. Tickets are $10/adults, $5 for
children under 10. Space is limited, please call Beth for
[email protected]
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Catechumenate is the process of welcoming new
members into the Roman Catholic Church. It is meant
for those who are not baptized, those baptized into the
Catholic Church who have not yet received the
sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation. Inquiry
classes will be ending this week and we will be entering
the next phase called the Catechumenate. Let us keep
our candidates in prayer as they continue their journey
with the Lord.
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. Peter Church at 30 St. Peter Lane, Higganum.
A GOOD OLD FASHION barn hoedown—Get ready for
lots of laughs! Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 7:00-10:00
p.m. Live caller & band. Come and have fun. You don't
have to know how to square dance, but you will by the time
you leave. There will also be line dancing. Sure to be a
good time! Tickets should be purchased in advance.
Adults & teens $8, 2 yrs & under $5. Contact Bill at 860345-4910, Ray at 860-345-4687 or Debbie at 860-345-8018
to purchase tickets.
The Knights of Columbus, Belltown Council 6190 will
sponsor their semiannual fundraising dinner on Fri, October
14, serving from 4:30 through 7:30 in the St. Patrick Parish
Center. Tickets are available at the door. Prices remain the
same as prior years, $7/Adult, $6/Seniors, $5/Children
(Under 6 years free). The St. Patrick Guild will again tempt
you with their tasty treats for dessert which are included
with your meal. Please come and join us for a fun night
The Food Bank Needs You
Welcome to the fall season and all the wonderful things it
brings! As we are thankful for all we have, let us remember
those in need. Currently we are in need of canned fruit,
shampoo, bar soap, dish soap, laundry soap, toilet paper,
mustard, ketchup, relish and mayonnaise. Thank you for
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:
Open House for 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Students & Parents,
October 23, 1-4:00 pm. For more information on open house,
“Students Helping Students” Ad Book Campaign or Entrance
Exam for 8th Grade students, visit
Diocesan News
“My God will fully supply whatever you need….”
Philippians 4:19
The secret to being a good steward is to trust that God will
supply us with all that we need. However, we have to let go
of the expectation that we should also have all that we want.
Good stewards must learn to live differently. We must turn
away from materialism, want less, share more and learn to be
grateful for God’s many blessings.
Great Family Movies in
Theaters this fall!
From the creators of FIREPROOF comes
“COURAGEOUS” an action packed drama. Honor does
begin at home. In theaters Sept. 30th. View at: Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez in
“The Way”, a powerful and inspirational story walking El
Camino de Santiago in Spain. Life is too short to walk it
alone. View at: In theaters Oct. 7th.
Look out CT and TN! Based on an inspiring true story, see
the birthplace of today’s women’s basketball in “The
Mighty Macs”. View at: In theaters
Oct. 21st. Movie reviews can also be found at:
20th Annual Red White & Blue Mass
Join us at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in honor of women &
men of all faith groups who serve or have served the Nation.
November 13th at 10:15 a.m. Details cal 860-887-9294
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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.
Knights of Columbus #9358
(St. Bridget of Kildare R.C. Church)
Join us for a Divine Mercy Dinner on Oct. 16th at 5:00
p.m. ($12/person) followed by Adoration at 6:00 p.m.
and an interesting Divine Mercy Talk at 7:00 p.m. For
information call Alan Fecteau 860-873-9535.
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:
Coordinator of Caregiving:
Sister Dominic Joseph—267-6644
Join one of our faith sharing groups
as we explore The Creed
Sessions begin October 17th
Westside Manor: Deb Desrocher—267-0705
Cobalt Lodge: Daisy Conway—267-0833
Eucharistic Adoration: Sheila Wall—267-9486
Guild: Kim Lanou—267-9235
Sessions run for 6 weeks and the cost is $10 for
Call the Faith Formation Office at 860-267-6644
with questions
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
Choose a group by your Time Preference
Prayer Line: Jann Dalton — 267-5720
Pat Powers — 267-8529
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Please return this card by dropping it in the “Why
Catholic?” basket, the collection basket or by
mailing it to the Faith Formation Office.
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