Lori M. Lechowicz
Kyocera TASKalfa 400ci KX
1 through 8
May 26, 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
May 26 - Seminary
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 19, 2013
Week 47 of the Fiscal Year
Ordinary Income:
Budgeted Goal:
Actual Collection:
On-Line Giving (W/E 5/17)
($ 731.50)
“But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to
all truth….” (John 16:13)
Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to help us know the truth. So why
not talk to the Holy Spirit about your stewardship? Are you
sharing your time and talent with God and others? Do you
give a fair amount of your treasure to do the work of the
Lord? Can you hear the Holy Spirit’s answer to those
questions in your heart now? What more is He calling you to
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The Most Holy
Saturday, May 25
5:00pm Deceased members of the Dash & Vincent families
req. by Jack Dash, Frederick Gagnon req. by
Dorothy Wolf and Emil Reich req. by Ted and
Marie Stankiewicz
Sunday, May 26
8:00am Warren & Nellie Edwards req. by The family
10:30am Genevieve & Frank Mikullitz req. by Frank &
Anne Mikullitz, Joan Viets req. by Pat Powers,
Peter Senyk req. by the Williams, John & Helen
Welch req. by Pat & Jack Welch and a Special
Intention for Jack Sweeney
Monday, May 27
8:00am Deceased family of Angelina Madalena
Tuesday, May 28
8:00am Elsie F. & J. Marshal Brown req. by their son
Wednesday, May 29
8:00am Lorraine Caron req. by Jack Dash
Thursday, May 30
Friday, May 31
Eucharistic Adoration Immediately following 8:00am Mass
8:00am Edward Dash req. by Jack Dash
The Most Holy 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
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: Let us recall the
incredible dignity of being created in the image and
likeness of the Trinity. Wisdom in today’s first reading
tells us that “I was beside him as his craftsman, and I was
his delight day by day, playing before him all the while,
playing on the surface of his earth: and I found delight in
the human race.” God delights in us! Do you believe
that, or do you expect him to send thunderbolts from the
Worship leader Chris Tomlin has a song titled
“Indescrible.” The lyrics capture some of what we are
trying to communicate here.
“From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea…
Creation’s revealing your majesty. From the colors of
Fall to the fragrance of Spring ….every creature unique
in the song that it sings. Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and you know them by
name. You are amazing God. All powerful, untamable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim,
You are amazing God.”
The Holy Trinity is amazing. As you gaze on the sky on
a starlit night remember, that you are known and loved
by God. As you peer into the eyes of a newborn child,
remember that the child is “fearfully and wonderfully
made.” As you look out upon the Ocean, consider the
depths of the sea and all the creatures: sea turtles,
dolphins, sharks, whales, jelly fish, clown fish (Nemo!)all fashioned, created, and designed by God’s wisdom.
Consider the 320 species of hummingbirds that migrate
back to our feeders at this time of year: all designed by
God, all unique. Mountains….same thing.
We should fall to our knees as we consider the heights
and depths of God and God’s love. May our celebration
of the Most Holy Trinity be a reminder of our dignity as
God’s children. Indeed, “life is worth living.”
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Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Sunday, May 26
10:00-2:00 Tag Sale drop-off/Parish Center
Please join us in praying the Rosary for
pro-life every Monday evening at 7:00pm
in the church.
Monday, May 27
7:00pm Rosary for Life/Church
Tuesday, May 28
9:00-12:00pm Guild Collection hours/Parish Center
4:00-7:00pm Guild Collection hours/Parish Center
7:00pm Parish Council Meeting/WKRM
7:00pm Eucharistic Minister Training/Church
Wednesday, May 29
9:00-12:00pm Guild Collection hours/Parish Center
4:00-7:00pm Guild Collection hours/Parish Center
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal/Church
Thursday, May 30
9:00-12:00pm Guild Collection hours/Parish Center
7:30pm Cornerstone Prayer Group/KofC All are welcome
Friday, May 31
5:00-8:00pm Guild Tag Sale/Parish Center
Saturday, June 1
9:00-1:00pm Guild Tag Sale/Parish Center
The Parish Family of St. Patrick congratulates
the following children as they receive Jesus for
the first time in the Sacrament of First Holy
Randi Baier, Vincent Bucchieri, Daniel Cascio,
Javier Diaz, Jose Diaz, Drew DiStefano, Emma
Fentress, Matthew Fuffo, Patrick Gavrylchuk,
Aleksandra Gizewicz, Austin Guerin, Noah
Howell, Allison Kearney, Miller Koziel, Piper
Lange, Emma Lanzi, Dylan Levesque, Jillian
Lockwood, Connor Michalowski, Christopher
Michaud, Brendan Oakley, Konrad Piech, Christopher Progano, Alyssa Rau, Olivia Rodriguez,
Kelsey Smith, Finn Spooner, Jessica Starr,
Timothy Thompson, Elanna Tousignant, Madison Uliano, Angel Velez, Julie Velez, Kathryn
Whitney, Madison Yorker
A beautiful sacrament full of
blessings, romance, love,
commitment, comedy, giving,
new life, joys, sorrows, adventure, challenges,
responsibilities, growth, memories and more.
When a couple gets married, it has been said both go back
to school again, the school of marriage. They begin to
learn again, to learn to love each other in a deeper way.
They join themselves to each other to become one, as our
first reading stated (Gen 2:24), without losing their individuality. Becoming one doesn’t happen overnight. It is
something that is learned and that the couple becomes
better at as they share their married life together. Becoming one means loving each other, sharing their lives with
each other, and taking each other into consideration always. Becoming one means getting rid of all selfishness
because there is no room for selfishness in marriage. If
selfishness is not rooted out or creeps in later on, it is sure
to cause problems. If God blesses the marriage with children, then the children are taken into consideration in all
that the couple does. So for these many reasons I have
heard it said that marriage is a school of love.
When two people get married they bring with them to their
marriage normal human weaknesses and discover weaknesses in the other which previously they did not know.
This is an opportunity to love the other, heal the other, and
forgive the other. There are times when like at the wedding
at Cana it will seem as if the wine really has run out, times
when they forgive each other and make a fresh start. For
that reason I have also heard marriage described as a
school of forgiveness.
Homily for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday Year B, by Fr. Tommy
Next weekend at all the Masses we will have a commissioning ceremony of our new liturgical ministers. Participation in the Mass as Eucharistic Minister or Lector
is a privilege because we celebrate the events of our
redemption. We are grateful for our many volunteers
and pray for them as they journey to serve our Lord.
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Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
The sacred mystery of the Holy Trinity is the focus of
our celebration today. Our loving God is three Persons
whose relationship of love is the model for all human
relationships. As we pray together today, let us give
thanks and praise to the God who made us in the divine
image to love and be love for one another.
Monday: Sir 17:20-24, Mk 10:17-27, Ps 32:11a
Sir 35:1-12, Mk 10:28-31, Ps 50:23b
Sir 36:1, 4-5a, 10-17, Mk 10:32-45, Sir 36:1b
Sir 42:15-25, Mk 10:46-52, Ps 3:6a
Zep 3:14-18a, Lk 1:39-56, Isaiah 12:6
Saturday: Sir 51:12cd-20, Mk 11:27-33, Ps 19:9a
Sunday: Gn 14:18-20, 1 Cor 1:23-26, Lk 9:11b-17,
Ps 110:1-4
May 26: William J. Naughton, Sr. 2011, Raymond Hubner
2009, Ruby Foran 1997, Antelina DiStefano 1996, Louis
D'Antonio Sr. 1988, Alfred Fontanella 1984, Louis Brewer
May 27: George Doran 1996, Mary Cavanaugh 1982, Theresa
Wolf 1978, Charles Kidd 1972
May 28: Joseph Kidd 2005, Evelyn Bransfield 2001, Z Henry
Cylkowski 1991
May 29: Leonard Yanchinsky 2004, Richard Schmelke 1997,
Miranda Cogswell 1994, Helen Krotky 1989, Peter Gianakos
1985, Marie Graham 1980, Felix Beauregard 1972, Richard
Chamberlain 1971, Mary Roy 1970
May 30: Jeanne D. Howard, 2012 Lorenzo Garneau 2009,
John Foran 1998, Leo Alberti 1991, Albert Chapone 1987, Fr.
Alfred Driscoll 1975
May 31: Shirley Violette 2003, Stanley Pupecki 1999;
Johanna McAuliffe 1990, Ernest Kowalsky 1986, Margaret
Donnelly 1975
June 1: Bartholomew Amendola Sr. 2001, Victor Brothers
1999, John Sheehan 1981, Mary Baldyga 1975, William White
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 NEXT 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
Dear Mother, intercede for their every need and secure for our
beloved Priests the grace of holy perseverance. O, Jesus, kindle
in the heart of Your Priest a spark of love for Your Precious
Blood and for souls. Mother Catherine Aurelia, Foundress
V.Rev. Ted Tumicki & Rev. Frank McKenna
Rev. Jan Swiderski & Rev. Timothy Roth
Rev. John Welch & Rev. Arul Peter
Rev. Samuel Fuller & V.Rev. Leszek Janik
Rev. Thomas Lavin & Rev. Peter Liszewski
Rev. Jose Rizal DiMapilis & Rev. Gerald Kirby
Pasqual Taliercio & Rev. Robert Washabaugh
The Saint Patrick Guild will be holding
their annual tag sale on Friday, May 31 from 5-8 pm
and Saturday, June 1 from 9 am to 1 pm in the Saint Patrick Church parish center in East Hampton.
The Guild promises an exciting array of household
items, linens, toys, small furniture and delicious baked
goods as always.
Dinner on Friday night and lunch on Saturday
will be available in the “Bistro.”
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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Do you know what your BLOOD PRESSURE is?
Each of us is a “creature,” whose origin is the loving gaze
of God, who looks upon us “within His very self” and
draws us forth from this Love. This is the love that is the
very being of God; the love of the Father for the Son, the
love of the Son for the Father, the Holy Spirit that is love.
This is what being created in the image and likeness of
God means: to be drawn forth from love; created for love.
Thus, every human life conceived in the womb is conceived with a spark of divinity! No wonder we cherish all
life as sacred and worthy of the dignity of the children of
God. No wonder we believe that all life conceived in the
womb is worth all our effort to protect so that the child
may come forth from the Light of God into the light of the
~Most Rev. Paul D. Etienne, Bishop of Cheyenne, “Life: Origins in the
77% of Americans treated for a first stroke,
69% of Americans who have a first heart attack, and
74% of Americans with congestive heart failure
ALL have blood pressure over 140/90!
Here is some good news about high blood pressure: Even if you
have many risk factors, there are steps you can take to prevent
high blood pressure:
-Keep your weight at a healthy level. You can accomplish this
by a combination of healthy eating and regular exercise.
-Eat a healthy diet. This includes eating only the amount of food
your body needs and choosing foods high in nutrients and low in
fat, sugar, and salt.
-Limit how much salt you eat. Most of the sodium you eat is in
the form of salt. It may be salt that you add at the table or salt
added to processed foods you consume.
-Limit how much alcohol you drink.
-Don't smoke tobacco, and minimize your exposure to second-
Trinity,” Truth in Love: Reflecting the Good News of Christ, January
19, 2013.
hand smoke.
-Get regular exercise. Try to get at least 30 minutes of activity
each day. Exercise relieves stress and helps you control your
-Don't let stress build up. The chemicals your body makes in
response to stress make your heart beat harder and faster and
your blood vessels tighten. All this makes blood pressure higher.
The number of abortions in the United
States has declined 25% since 1990.
Still, 28% of those having abortions identify themselves
as Catholic.
The abortion license has not brought freedom and security
to women. Rather, it has ushered in a new era of irresponsibility toward women and children, one that now begins
before birth. (Robert Casey)
Too many people use abortion as a form of birth control.
And that's very wrong. I could never, ever have an abortion. (Brooke Shields)
Need post abortion help? Project Rachel is there for you.
Question to Ponder:
In this Year of Faith, have I yet taken advantage of the
Spirit leading the Church into all truth by acquiring and
reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Compendium of the Catechism, or YouCat (Youth Edition of the
St. John School, Old Saybrook, will host an open house
and tour on Tuesday May 28th from 6:30-8:00pm. For more
information call 860-388-0849.
Blessed John Paul II School, Middletown, is now accepting
registrations for Pre-K –8th grade. For more information contact 860-342-3202.
The College of Saint Mary Magdalen in Warner, NH is pleased
to announce Sunday, July 28—Saturday, Aug 10th is the two
week session for this summer’s program for high school students. Register today at For more information contact [email protected] or 603-456-2656 ext.
Defending Our #65
May 26, 2013
For the first time in our nation’s history, the federal government will force religious institutions to facilitate drugs and procedures contrary to our moral convictions, and it will purport to define which religious
institutions are “religious enough” to merit exemption.
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.
Women’s Retreat Weekends: May 31-June 2. Holy Family’s
retreat team invites you to experience a transformative weekend retreat.
Visit the website to register
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,
Pro-Life Mass
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