Lori M. Lechowicz
Kyocera TASKalfa 400ci KX
1 through 8
March 17, 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:
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
March 24—Operation Rice Bowl
March 31—Easter (sick & infirmed priests)
April 7—Spiritual Programs
May 5—Spiritual Programs
May 9—Ascension
May 26—Seminary
Handicap Accessible
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.
During the Lenten season, confession will be available in the
church every Monday evening from 6:00-7:00pm beginning
February 18th and ending March 25th.
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
March 10, 2013
Week 37 of the Fiscal Year
Ordinary Income:
Budgeted Goal:
Actual Collections:
On-Line Giving (w/e 3/9/13)
($ 430.90)
Spiritual Programs: 77.00
Easter Flowers: $435.00
“For his sake I have accepted the loss of all things and I
consider them so much rubbish, that I may gain Christ.”
(Philippians 3:8)
Learning to detach ourselves from our material possessions
and seeing them as “rubbish” is an important step in growing
closer to Jesus Christ. Then we are able to give more freely
and joyfully.
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The 5th Sunday of Lent
5th Sunday of Lent
Saturday, March 16
5:00pm Richard & Katherine Wall req. by Sheila Wall &
family and Suzanne Stanton req. by Gordon & Jann
Sunday, March 17
8:00 am Patricia Ralfe req. by Warren & Beverly Edwards
10:30am Stephen Zaverton req. by Agnes Zaverton and
Family and Anthony Piteo req. by his son
Monday, March 18
8:00am William Hughes, Jr. req. by His Family
Tuesday, March 19
8:00am Jack Vincent req. by Jack Dash
Wednesday, March 20
8:00am Special intention for Gloria Madalena
Thursday, March 21
Friday, March 22
Eucharistic Adoration Immediately following
morning Mass
8:00am Special Intention for grandchildren of Angelina
Saturday, March 23
5:00pm Anna & George Miller and the Jordan Family
req. by Elizabeth Jordan
Sunday, March 24
8:00 am Rita Miller req. by The Rolland Family
10:30am Francis Remillard req. by Phyllis Williams and
The DeLaney family req. by Dianery DeLaney
During the Lenten season, confession will be available in the
church every Monday evening from 6:00-7:00pm beginning
February 18th and ending March 25th. St. Bridget’s confession
schedule is Tuesday evenings following 6:30 Mass until 8:00pm
or until all are heard, Fridays during Lent during and following
Stations of the Cross at 7:00pm, Saturday afternoons 4:00-4:40,
Saturday March 9th & 23rd, Sunday March 10th & 24th from
7:00-8:00pm or until all are heard and on Good Friday from
Drinking Clean Water in Pakistan
This week we focus our prayers, fasting and almsgiving on
Pakistan, where poor communities often do not have access to
clean water. CRS helps communities build water pumps so they
can have clean water nearby for use at home and on their farms.
This week, consider fasting from all beverages except for water,
and donate what you saved to your Rice Bowl.
Please return your Rice Bowls on Sunday, APRIL 7TH!
In the June 22, 2011 catechesis Pope
Benedict XVI called special attention
to “praying with the Psalms.” He
notes: “Two great areas that sum up
the prayer of the Psalter may be
identified: supplication, connected to lamentation, and
praise. These are two related dimensions that are almost
inseparable, since supplication is motivated by certainty
that God will respond, thus opening a person to praise and
thanksgiving, and praise and thanksgiving stem from the
experience of salvation received, implying the need for
help which the supplication expresses. In his supplication
the person praying bewails and describes his situation of
anguish, danger, or despair-or, as in the penitential
psalms, he confesses his guilt and sin, asking forgiveness.
He discloses his needy state to the Lord, confident that he
will be heard……
It was precisely in order to permit the people of
faith to join in this hymn that the psalter was given to
Israel and to the church. Indeed, the psalms teach us how
to pray. In them, the Word of God becomes a word of
prayer-the words of the inspired psalmist also become the
word of the person who prays the psalms. This is the
beauty and special characteristic of this book of the Bible:
the prayers it contains, unlike other prayers we find in
sacred scripture, are not inserted in a narrative plot that
specifies their meaning and role. The psalms are given to
the believer exactly as the text of prayers whose sole
purpose is to become the prayer of the person who
assimilates them and addresses them to God. Since they
are a word of God, anyone who prays the Psalms speaks
to God using the very words that God has given to us. So
it is that, in praying the Psalms, we learn to pray. The
Psalms are a school of prayer.
Something similar happens when a child begins to
speak; namely, he learns how to express his own feelings,
emotions, and needs with words that do not belong to him
innately but that he learns from his parents and from those
around him. What the child wishes to express is his own
experience, but his means of expression comes from
others. Little by little, he makes them his own; the words
received from his parents become his words, and through
these words he also learns a new way of thinking and
feeling. He gains access to a whole new world of
concepts, and in it he develops and grows; he learns to
relate to reality, people, and God. In the end, his parents’
language has become his language; he speaks with words
he has received from others but which have now become
his own. This is what happens with the prayer of the
Psalms. They are given to us so that we may learn to
address God, communicate with him, speak to him of
ourselves with his words, and develop a language for the
encounter with God.”
Sounds like good therapy to me!
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Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Sunday, March 17
11:30am RCIA/Workroom
11:30am Youth Choir/Church
Monday, March 18
7:00pm Finance Board/Center Hall
7:00pm Pro-Life Meeting/KofC
Tuesday, March 19
7:00pm Penance Service @ St. Bridget
Wednesday, March 20
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal/Church
7:00pm Women’s Acts/Parish Center
Thursday, March 21
7:00pm Catholic Scripture Study/Parish Center
7:00pm Act’s Core Team meeting/Wkrm
7:00pm Holy Hour for Vocations/Church
7:30pm Cornerstone Prayer Group/KofC All are welcome
Friday, March 22
4:30pm Knights of Columbus Fish Fry/Parish Center
7:00pm Stations of the Cross/Church
Saturday, March 23
Come Join the St. Patrick Guild for an
Afternoon Tea on Saturday, April 20th from
1:00—4:00pm. Donation $13. Tickets now
on sale. Contact any table Hostess: Isabel Vela, Barbara Casey,
Jann Dalton, Melissa Jones, Beverly Edwards, Lorraine Sorvillo, Amy Hickey, Marie Stone, Maria Camara, Erin Russ,
Molly Russ, Ann DeMarchi, Carol Lambert, Annette
Kowalczyk, Elaine Smith, Pat Schwarm, Joan Youngs, Kim
Lanou, Sarah Dell, Ceclia Dell, Daisy Conway, Mary Lu Wall,
Carol Corliss or Helen Hill.
On Thursday, March 21st come join in praying with Bishop Cote a
Eucharistic Holy Hour for Vocations here at St. Patrick Church
from 7:00-8:00pm. Come pray for those who are called to priestly
or consecrated religious life. Pray for seminarians and those in the
process of applying to the Diocese. Join our Diocesan Prayer Team
for Vocations by emailing the vocation office for more information
at [email protected] and check out the website at!
“Through God, all things are possible.” When you
act in “Faith with Charity and Love,” by giving to the Annual Catholic Appeal, you help to accomplish a tremendous
amount of good. Your donation funds vital ministries and
programs throughout our Diocese, helping to care for those
in need of food, shelter, emergency services, enlightenment,
counseling, education, and hope. “Love one another, as I
have loved you,” Jesus said. When we go forth in “Faith
with Charity and Love,” we live our lives as Christ asked of
us. By giving to the Annual Catholic Appeal, you provide
“Faith with Charity and Love,” to our brothers and sisters in
Jesus Christ.
If you have not yet had the opportunity to act in “Faith
with Charity and Love,” by making a pledge to the ACA,
please respond today. Gift envelopes may be found in the
pews or if you prefer, you can make your gift online at
Blessed John Paul II Cluster will be
having their first joint Penance
Service on Tuesday, March 19th at
7:00 pm at St. Bridget’s Church.
Father Greg Galvin will be presiding
and Father Walter Nagle will be preaching.
The St. Patrick Guild & Knights of Columbus will be awarding a $1000 scholarship each to a graduating high school
senior. Applicants must be graduating from high school this
spring, be an active member of St. Patrick Parish & plan to
further their education at a one, two or four year school,
college/university. Applications are available in the Parish
Office. Applications can be picked up in the parish office
and must be submitted to the office on or before MAY 15,
Peter Cottontail will be visiting St.
Patrick for an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday
March 24th (Rain or Shine) following the
10:30 Mass. This is a fun, free event for
parish children pre-school through grade 3!
Bring a bag or basket for your goodies and
and a camera for a photo opportunity
with Peter Cottontail. There will be face
painting, guess the jelly beans, coloring,
games, prizes, and cupcake decorating.
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The 5th Sunday of Lent
Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
As we gather here today, let us take stock of how the
Lenten season has gone for us so far. Perhaps we
haven’t done everything we had hoped we could do
when Lent began. If we take today’s liturgy to heart, we
just might see that we can’t do it alone. We need the
help of our loving and merciful God, who opens up paths
in even the most difficult terrain. Let us pray today for
that grace of new determination, with God’s help, to
carry out our Lenten disciplines.
Monday: Dn 13:1-9,15-17,19-30,33-69, Jn 8:12-20,
Ps 23:4ab
Tuesday: 2 Sm 7:4-5, 12-14, 16, Rom 4:13-22, Ps 89:37
Dn 3:14-20, 91-95, Jn 8:31-42, Daniel 3:52
Thursday: Gn 17:3-9, Jn 8:51-19, Ps 105:8a
Friday: Jer 20:10-13, Jn 10:31-42, Ps 18:7
Saturday: Ez 37:21-28, Jn 11:45-56, Jer 31:10
Sunday: Lk 19:28-40, Is 50:4-7, Phil 2:6-11, Lk 14-23,
Ps 22:8-9, 17-10, 23-24
Apostolate of Prayer for
Mar 16: Fr. Marion Karwacki 1995, Alphonse Romane 1993,
Marilyn Cianci 1986, Anna Dickenson 1980, George Mooney
1974, Michael Shelberg 1972, Fr. Theophilus Kotowski 1971,
Joan Strong 1970
Mar 17: Harold Yeomans 2000, Louis Valli 1979
Mar 18: Janice Elizabeth Boule 2012, Emma Sonnenberg
1999, Fr Philippe Millette 1992, Fr. Terrence Murphy 1992, Fr
Robert Forand 1989, William Hughes Jr. 1984
Mar 19: Fr. Francis Duch 1985, Joseph Bonner 1984,
Margaret Becker 1973
Mar 20: Jean Hendrickson 2004, Thelma Beuin 1993,
Florence Carl 1982, Vilma Ukleja 1980, Frieda Porzlor 1971
Mar 21: Raymond J. Smith 2004, Brian Gore 2002, Stephen
Zaverton Sr. 2001, Edward Staba 1991, Blanche LeBel 1984,
Frank Arnold 1980, Librada Rodriguez 1980, Donald Mack
1975, George Swan 1973
Our Lady of the Precious Blood, watch over the Living Chalices
of the Blood of Jesus.
Father, may Your priests be esteemed a thousand times,
privileged to drink of the Fountain of the Savior each day.
Strengthen their souls and grant them confidence and courage to
carry out their duties of saving Souls. Mother Catherine Aurelia, Foundress
3/17: Rev. Richard Archambault & Rev. William
3/18: Rev. Bartholomew Karacki & Rev. Richard
3/19: Rev. Roger Lamoureux & V.Rev. Michael
3/20: Rev. George Vilamthanam & Rev. Leon Joseph
Mar 22: Linda Riley 2004, Joan Barbour 1993, Edward
Maloska 1992, Daniel Trainer 1978, Fr. Bernard Foster 1972
3/21: Rev. Edward Konopka & Rev. Tadeusz Zadorozny
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.
3/23: Rev. Edward Dempsey & Rev. Martin Jones
3/22: Rev. Halbert Weidner & Rev. Albert Giaqunito
Annual Friday Knight Fish Fry
Every Friday Night during Lent Beginning
February 15 - March 22nd
Knights of Columbus
Easter Collection
for the East Hampton Food Bank
This year’s collection will again take place at Palm Sunday weekend Masses. Suggested items: Canned Hams
(any size), canned pineapple slices, fresh carrots, celery &
potatoes, sweet potatoes or yams, canned vegetables and
rice, vegetable oil, mayo or mustard, and Easter Candy.
Keeping with a multi-decade tradition, the Belltown
Council of Knights of Columbus will be preparing
for your enjoyment a delicious variety of fish
dinners accompanied with warm rolls, hearty cole
slaw, outstanding french fries and a tiny slice of
Meals served from 4:30 PM until 7:30 PM in
the St. Patrick’s Parish Center
Take out Service available ….Advance orders must
be received by 12:00 noon on Friday (860-2676644) All are Welcome — Weekly Specials
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Spot a stroke F.A.S.T.:
F - Face Drooping - Does one side of the face droop or is it
numb? Ask the person to smile.
A - Arm Weakness - Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person
to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S - Speech Difficulty - Is speech slurred? Are they unable to
speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat
a simple sentence, like "the sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?
T - Time to call 9-1-1. If the person shows any of these symptoms. Even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to
the hospital.
It’s that time again for St. Patrick Cemetery winter clean-up.
Please remove all Christmas and Easter Flower Decorations
before April 15th. Anything left will be removed by the Landscaping Company. If an item is in question, it will be left by the
dumpster in the back of the Parish Center for one week before
being thrown out. Thank you for your cooperation.
Question to Ponder:
Before this Lent ends, to whom can I offer pardon as unconditionally and graciously as Jesus offered it to the
sinful woman, and as Jesus has extended forgiveness to
me, over and over again?
BLESSING of Easter
Food Baskets
If you would like Father to bless
your Easter food baskets, bring
them to the church on March 30th
at 12:00 noon.
The number of abortions in the United
States has declined 25% since 1990.
Still, CT abortion rate is 30% higher than U.S. average.
"The simplest answer is to look in the mirror. If you appreciate your life and the opportunity you've been given to live,
you should give life to any child in your womb. Carry that
child [to full term] just as your mother carried
you." (Darrel Green, former Redskin cornerback)
Need crisis pregnancy help? ABC Woman’s Center is
there for you. (860-344-9202; email:
A beautiful sacrament
full of blessings, romance, love,
commitment, comedy, giving, new life, joys, sorrows,
adventure, challenges, responsibilities, growth, memories
and more.
“Commitment is making a choice to give up other
choices.” ~~ Scott Stanley
“People stay married because they want to, not because
the doors are locked.” ~~Paul Newman
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred
minus one day, so I never have to live without you.”
~~Winnie the Pooh
As a gift to humanity, which sometimes seems bewildered and
overwhelmed by the power of evil, selfishness, and fear, the
Risen Lord offers His love that pardons, reconciles, and reopens
hearts to love. It is a love that converts hearts and gives peace.
How much the world needs to understand and accept Divine
B1. Pope John Paul II, Regina Caeli message, written to be delivered April
5, 2005 (Divine Mercy Sunday, the day following his death)
Mr. Peter Harding will serve as Director of Housing. Peter will identify opportunities to repurpose vacant or under-used
diocesan buildings to help the homeless. Many of the buildings
identified thusfar are former school buildings.
Bishop Cote described the mission as “Our needing to
find ways to put these assets to good use for those most in
St. Andrew’s Parish in Colchester is presenting their 9th annual
Passion Play on March 22 & 23 at 7:30 in the church. This is a
musical performance and includes over 100 men, women &
children. Tickets are free, however a free-will offering will be
accepted. A limited number of tickets are available, to reserve a
seat call 860-295-8315 or go to Merciful Savior, Colchester,
The Catholic Church, and many others need to
continue the fight for religious freedom so that we
can promote a culture that is favorable to life from
conception to natural death.
If you haven’t expressed your opposition to
the federal healthcare mandate, please contact the
White House at: or
call: 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414
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The 5th Sunday of Lent
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.
Holy Week Triduum Retreat:Men & Women, come experience
the transformation of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection at Holy Family.
This silent retreat is scheduled for Thursday, March 28th and ends on
Holy Saturday.
For more information go to
Annual Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service: March 31st at
6:30am at Sears Park. If you are interested in participating in the service and/or can assist with music contact Tom Kennedy at [email protected]
33rd Annual Layette Program: The Norwich Diocesan Council
of Catholic Women invites the women of the diocese to attend their
annual baby shower on Sunday, April 7th at St. Peter & Paul Church
Hall, Norwich from 1:00-4:00. Everyone is asked to donate baby items
(diapers, diaper bags, new car seats etc) or clothing newborn to size 3.
Refreshments served. For more information contact Nancy at 860-3441492.
3rd Annual Catholic Women’s Conference: The Norwich Diocese will hold this conference “Be My Witness” on April 13th from
8:30-3:30. For more information contact [email protected]
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
SAVE THE DATE: 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. 860-342-2308.
Quilt Show: Trinity Church, Portland will be holding their 225th
Anniversary Quilt Show on Friday and Saturday, October 4th and 5th.
For information and registration forms call 860-342-2417 or [email protected] Vendor space is available, contact Alicia at
860-982-5416 or [email protected] Deadline to register is
August 10th.
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—267-1508
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
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