Lori M. Lechowicz
Kyocera TASKalfa 400ci KX
1 through 8
June 2, 2013
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
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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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.
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 - 12:00 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
June 2 - Spiritual Programs
July 7 - Spiritual Programs
August 4 - Spiritual Programs
August 15 - Assumption
Handicap Accessible
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
May 26, 2013
Week 48 of the Fiscal Year
Ordinary Income:
Budgeted Goal:
Actual Collection:
On-Line Giving (W/E 5/24)
($ 495.50)
Seminary Collection: $747.00
“They all ate and were satisfied. And when the leftover
fragments were picked up, they filled twelve wicker
baskets.” (Luke 9:17)
The story of the Loaves and Fishes shows us that when we
share what we have—even if it doesn’t seem like that much—
miracles can happen! Do not think that your gift is too small
or insignificant! God blesses all the gifts we offer and makes
them wondrous.
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The Most Holy Body and
Blood of Christ
Saturday, June 1
5:00pm Lorenzo Garneau and Jean Howard req. by the
Family and Yuonne Marie Eagen req. by friends.
Sunday, June 2
8:00am Harry Dean req. by Jack & Susan Lanzi,
10:30am Robert McElroy req. by Daisy Conway & Family,
The deceased members of the Rechard F. Wall
Family req. by Mary Lu Wall, Trent Measimer
req. by The DeGasperi’s, John Cusack req. by
Frank & Anne Mikullitz and Matthew Marc
Melanson req. by Jack & Maureen Sweeney
Monday, June 3
8:00am Special Intention for Angelina Madalena
Tuesday, June 4
8:00am Special Intention for Fatima LaChance
Wednesday, June 5
8:00am Brendan Griffin
Thursday, June 6
Friday, June 7
Eucharistic Adoration Immediately following 8:00am Mass
8:00am Souls in Purgatory
10th Sunday in
Ordinary Time
Saturday, June 8
5:00pm Fred Quinn req. by the Donna Daly, Tom Spada
req. by Jack & Susan Lanzi, Marion Theresa
Labonosky req. by Eileen Taylor and family,
Bartholomew Cusack req. by Agnes Zaverton and
A Special Intention for Johann Pardi req. by
Sunday, June 9
8:00am Gary Edwards req. by Mom & Dad
10:30am John Imbruglio req. by Pat Powers, Pawel,
Rozalia, Jozef & Aniela Lewkowicz, req. by the
Hacia family and Angelo Radano
Jesus present in the Eucharist is the greatest treasure of
our church. To make Jesus ever more known and loved
in the Blessed Sacrament should be the goal of all
evangelization efforts. Each of us, like John the Baptist,
must say “I must decrease and He (Jesus in the Blessed
Sacrament) must increase.” Our reverence for and
devotion to the Most Blessed Sacrament is highly
indicative of how we will treat other people. If we do not
treat Jesus in the Eucharist with respect, how can we say
that we will treat our neighbors with respect? Every
Friday we are blessed to have adoration of the most
blessed sacrament with exposition. Have you considered
spending some time with our Lord?
The following excerpt is from Thomas Merton’s book
The Living Bread: "Christianity is more than a doctrine.
It is Christ Himself, living in those whom He has united
to Himself in one mystical body. It is the mystery by
which the Incarnation of the Word of God continues and
extends itself throughout the history of the world,
reaching into the souls and lives of all men until the final
completion of God’s plan. Christianity is the ‘reestablishment of all things in Christ.’ (Eph 1:10) Now
Christ lives and acts in men by faith and the sacraments
of faith. The greatest of all the sacraments, the crown of
the whole Christian life on earth, is the Sacrament of
charity, the Blessed Eucharist, in which Christ not only
gives us grace but actually gives us Himself. For in this
most Holy Sacrament Jesus Christ is truly and
substantially present, and remains present as long as the
consecrated species of bread and wine continue in
existence. The Blessed Eucharist is therefore the very
heart of Christianity since it contains Christ Himself, and
since it is the chief means by which Christ mystically
unites the faithful to Himself in one Body.”
In the song “Wisdom’s Feast” the first verse states:
“Wisdom calls throughout the city, knows our hunger,
and in pity gives her loving invitation to the banquet of
salvation.” Christ calls out to us from the Eucharist.
Accept His invitation. As Merton notes: “Christianity is
more than a doctrine. It is Christ Himself.” The Eucharist
is more than a doctrine. It is Jesus Christ Himself.
Treasure this gift and share this gift with others!
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Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Sunday, June 2
Please join us in praying the Rosary for
pro-life every Monday evening at 7:00pm
in the church.
Monday, June 3
7:00pm Rosary for Life/Church
7:00pm Finance board Meeting/WKRM
7:30pm Knights Officer Meeting/KofC
Tuesday, June 4
6:00pm Catechist Appreciation Dinner/Parish Center
Wednesday, June 5
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal/Church
Thursday, June 6
7:30pm Cornerstone Prayer Group/KofC All are welcome
Friday, June 7
Saturday, June 8
8:00am Tag Sale
Saint Patrick Church Youth Faith Formation registration for all students entering
grades K through Confirmation Year Two in the Fall is
concluding. Please contact the Faith Formation Office at
860-267-6644 or email [email protected] with
questions or to schedule an appointment to register.
A beautiful sacrament full of
blessings, romance, love,
commitment, comedy, giving,
new life, joys, sorrows, adventure,
responsibilities, growth, memories and more.
“Do you know what it means to come home at night to a
woman who'll give you a little love, a little affection, a
little tenderness? It means you're in the wrong house,
that's what it means.” (Henny Youngman)
1. You believe in Santa Claus
2. You don't believe in Santa Claus
3. You become Santa Claus
4. You start to look like Santa Claus.
Don’t forget to have your Blood Pressure checked NEXT
WEEKEND. The Parish Nurses will be available to take
your blood pressure after the 5:00 vigil Mass on Saturday and the 10:30 Mass on Sunday.
Question to Ponder:
What can I do this week to express more devotedly my belief in Jesus’ real presence in the Eucharist, and to witness
more practically to my belief in Jesus’ real presence in “the
hungry crowd”?
Southern New England Saddlebred Association is holding a
tag sale at St. Patrick Church parking lot on June 8 from 8:002:00pm. SNESA is an organization dedicated to promoting
the American Saddlebred horse and Saddleseat riding.
June is “Leave a Legacy” month. The Cathedral of Saint
Patrick, our mother church in the Diocese, has undergone an
historic restoration and is now vibrant, sparkling, and beautifully adorned with images from the life of Christ and revived
SPIRIT – Saint Patrick Cathedral Is Restored in Tradition, was funded by the support of many faithful parishioners
within our Diocese. If you would like to make a gift towards
the enduring legacy of our flagship church, you can learn
more by visiting A SPIRIT gift is a
wonderful way to preserve your family legacy, or honor a
loved one through a gift in memoriam. “Leave a Legacy”
month also provides a wonderful opportunity to honor your
own beloved parish or the Diocese.
To learn more about legacy giving, contact MaryLou
Gannotti, Director of Planned Giving in the Diocesan Development Office at 860-886-1928 ext. 15
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Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
Today we remember in a special way the gift of the Holy
Eucharist, first given to us by Jesus at the Last Supper.
This is a gift that we celebrate weekly, some of us even
daily - Christ’s Body and Blood given for our salvation
and for our nourishment. We are so familiar with it that
every now and then we need a reminder of how profound
a gift it is. So let us give thanks and praise to God
especially today for this great gift of the Eucharist.
Tb 1:3, 2:1b-8, Mk 12:1-12, Ps 112:1b
Tb 2:9-14, Mk 12:13-17, Ps 112:7
Tb 3:1-11a, 16-17a, Mk 12:18-27, Ps 25:1
Thursday: Tb 6:10-11, 7:1, 9-17, 8:4-9a, Mk 12:28-34,
Ps 128:1a
Ez 34:11-16, Rom 5:5b-11, Lk 15:3-7, Ps 23:1
Tb 12:1, 5-15, 20, Lk 2:41-51, Tb 13:1b
Sunday: 1 Kgs 17:17-24, Gal 1:11-19, Lk 7:11-17,
Ps 30:2, 2-6, 11-13
June 2: Vilma Valli 1983, Annette McPherson 1978
June 3: Noram Belmont 2011, Frank Farago 2003, William
Kelly 1987, Joseph Fontaine 1986, Helen Koss 1978, Jack
McLarney 1978
June 4: Arthur McHugh 2004, Anthony Manafort 2002, Fr.
Ernest Boileau 1992, Gertrude Price 1971
June 5: Edith Spencer 2011, Richard Wall, Sr. 2011, Anita
Martucci 2005, Jane Galligan 1989, Alcide Lemay 1976,
Vincent Rioux 1976, Mary Pacheco 1970
June 6: John Kelly 2010, Mary Staba 1989, Primo Fontanella
1986, Jane Whitty 1982, Anthony Baron 1970
June 7: Norma Ann Belmont 2011, Leo Kelleher 2000, Alma
Rossi 1992, Gary Edwards 1990
June 8: Nancy Eck 2008, Emil Bartoletti 2004, Susan Curley
1996, Pauline Elkins 1992, Esther Williams 1989, Marguerite
Campbell 1988, Margaret Harwood 1988, Deacon A. Robert
LeBlanc 1985, Helen Hayes 1980, Robert Shevenell 1976,
Harold Parenty 1975, Alma Pyne 1972
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.
Remember to bring your peanut butter and/
or tuna THIS weekend (June 1 & 2) to help
provide food and financial support to the
Amazing Grace Food Pantry in honor of our beloved parishioner and friend Suzanne Warner Stanton.
We sincerely appreciate your generous donations. Our
April collection yielded 78 cans of tuna fish and 15 jars of
peanut butter. In May we collected 57 cans of tuna, 28 jars of
peanut butter and a $100 donation. It is an honor for us, on
behalf of Sue, to be making a difference in peoples lives each
and every day. Thank you!!!!
Apostolate of Prayer for
Heavenly Father, the responsibility of Your priests is great.
Bless them and make them guardians to watch over Your
sheep….. Mother Catherine Aurelia, Foundress
6/2: Priests who have left ministry
6/3: Rev. Marcin Milkulski & Rev. Paul Ramen
6/4: Rev. Paul Gaumond & Rev. Thomas Ahern
6/5: Rev. Richard Archambault & Rev. William
6/6: Rev. Bartholomew Karwacki & Rev. Richard
6/7: All priests
6/8: Rev. Roger Lamoureux & V.Rev. Michael
If you and your family are planning a summer
vacation and would like to continue your Sunday
Offerings, you can do so though our On-Line Giving
It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s efficient and completely
Go to our website:, click on
“” and follow the instructions
or for more information call: 860-267-6644.
Donate any type of vehicle: car, boat, etc, running or not to
Donation Angel. This program raises funds to support our
Catholic Charities of Norwich. For free quick removal of your
unwanted vehicle and to receive a tax deduction, call Ray at
866-434-1131 or
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Summer Fun in the Sun
- I can’t get skin cancer, because my normal routine (such as
work, drive to work, hobbies, and vacations) doesn’t
include any outdoor activities. -The Correct Answer is
FALSE. Brief sun exposures all year round can add up
to major damage for people especially with fair skin.
- If I’m wearing sunscreen, I can stay in the sun as long as I
want. The Correct Answer is FALSE. The American
Cancer Society recommends that people seek shade and
limit time in the sun at midday. Also, cover up with a
shirt, wear a wide-brimmed hat, use a sunscreen rated
SPF 15 or higher, and reapply it at least every 2 hours.
And don’t forget sunglasses for eye protection.
- A sunscreen labeled SPF 30 blocks twice as much UV radiation as one labeled SPF 15. The Correct Answer is
FALSE. The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) describes how
long the product will protect your skin from burning if
you apply the sunscreen correctly. Be sure to choose a
broad-spectrum product that blocks UVB and UVA
light, and use a lot.
- What are the two most common (and painful!) sunscreen
mistakes? The Correct Answer is using too little Sunscreen and waiting too long to reapply.
Take these steps to stay sun-safe:
 Cover up: When you are out in the sun, wear clothing and
a wide-brimmed hat to protect as much skin as possible.
Protect your eyes with sunglasses that block at least 99%
of UV light.
 Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF of at least 30:
Be sure to reapply at least every 2 hours, as well as after
swimming or sweating.
 Seek shade: Limit your direct exposure to the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV
rays are strongest.
 Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps: Both can cause serious
long-term skin damage and contribute to skin cancer.
American Cancer Society
The number of abortions in the United
States has declined 25% since 1990.
Still, 1.2 million U.S. abortions occur yearly.
The slippery slope (abortion to infanticide) surfaces
again in the recent trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.
“Gosnell wasn’t only charged with performing illegal late
term abortions, he was charged with delivering viable babies and then killing them. It’s no wonder the main stream
media didn’t want to talk about it.” (Jonah Goldberg)
Need crisis pregnancy help? Catholic Charities is there
for you. (1-800-352-0991; email: [email protected])
The right to life is the first among human rights. To abort
a child is to kill someone who cannot defend himself.
~Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, former Archbishop of Buenos Aires (now
Pope Francis), Sobre el cielo y la tierra (On heaven and earth), 2011.
We must never tire of clarifying misunderstanding and shedding
light where there is myth and confusion, demonstrating empathy
and compassion and a deeper vision...Our task is to present the
truth with civility, empathy and clarity. Being champions of the
Gospel of Life is about building a civilization of love.
~Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Boston,
homily at the Opening Mass for the 2013 National Prayer Vigil for
Life, January 24, 2013.
Is pleased to offer the following summer camps, June 24-28th:
Mike Donnelly Basketball Academy 9:00-12:00, Art Camp
2:00-5:00, and Young Writer’s Camp 9:00-12:00. For further
information call 860-347-2978.
BUS TRIP to Fr. Ralph DiOrio Healing
"My Dear People of God, Dear Friends,
I, Reverend Father Ralph Anthony DiOrio, a priest of God, a validly ordained priest in the Christian Roman Catholic Community
on June 1, 1957, most graciously welcome you to come and to
share with and through us the Divine Love and Merciful blessings of Christ’s Healing Presence"
ST ANNE SHRINE, FISKDALE, MA. ( Icon Museum and Gift
Shop) Tuesday June 4, June 11, June 18 and June 25.
Bus picks up in North Haven, Cromwell, Waterbury, & Hartford.
Cost is $35.00. Contact MaryAnn at 203.407.1448. For Info on
Fr. DiOrio- visit
Defending Our Liberty #66
June 2, 2013
Critics who say the Catholic Church is against universal
health care are misinformed. The Catholic Church is founded
on the Corporal Works of Mercy and helping others. The
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has
always advocated for health care. The Catholic Church is
opposing the health care mandate, because it violates the
First Amendment, which is supposed to safeguard freedom
of religion.
To voice your opposition to the federal health care mandate,
contact the White House at: or
call: 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414; or write to: The White
House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC
20500. Let the White House know that the mandate violates
the First Amendment, which guarantees religious freedom.
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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.
Notre Dame Church Flea Market & Tag Sale: On the first
Saturday of every month (beginning May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3,
Sept. 7 and Oct 5) rain or shine there will be a flea market & tag sale in
the church hall, garage, parking lot and lawn, from 8:00-1:00pm. Vendor space is available—call 860-349-0356.
Healing & Freedom Conference: June 15th at the Spiritual Renewal Center, 11 Bath St., Norwich, 8:30-7:15. Do you have trouble
forgiving? Are you beset by anxiety or negative problems? Sign up or
call for more information Marijane at 860-887-0702.
Senior Renewal Day: Join fellow seniors on June 19th….“Why
Must We all Die?” Immaculata Retreat House, Willimantic, CT
Annual Sisters’ Retreat: July 21-27 and July 28-Aug 2 (Silent
retreat) theme: “Believe in the One God Has Sent”. For information
Pennsylvania Trip: Another trip to Pennsylvania is being planned
for September 10-12th to see Noah at the Sight and Sound Theater. For
details contact St. Mary Church, Portland. 860-342-3476.
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,
Please join us for the monthly Pro-Life Mass on
Saturday, June 1st ~ 8:30a.m. Fr. Joseph Whittel will
celebrate the Mass to be held at SS. Peter & Paul Church
in Norwich due to Cathedral renovations. Following the
Mass the Rosary will be prayed both at SS. Peter & Paul
Church and at the Planned Parenthood. There will not be
a brunch after the Rosary on June 1st. Your presence is
welcomed as we work together to bring about a culture
of life.
Knights of Columbus Hall
Due to the increased humidity, especially in the springtime,
please do NOT turn down, turn off or unplug the
dehumidifier at any time while in the hall. This is an
automatic dehumidifier and will turn on and off as needed.
Thank you for your cooperation.
St. Patrick Church Ministries
Adoption Information: Mike & Tina Mohr 857-1960
Altar Servers: Susan Lanzi 267-9984
Altar Society: Maureen Sweeney 267-2520
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: Kim Lanou 267-9235
Knights of Columbus: Keith Lanou 860-680-4988
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: 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