COVER SHEET CHURCH NAME AND ADDRESS: ST. PATRICK 47 WEST HIGH ST, EAST HAMPTON, CT 06424 PHONE: 1-860-402-8969 1-860-267-6644 CONTACT PERSON: KAREN ADAMETZ SOFTWARE: MICROSOFT OFFICE PUBLISHER 2007 ADOBE READER 8 WINDOWS XP PRINTER: Kyocera TASKalfa 400ci KX NUMBER OF PAGES SENT: 1 through 8 SUNDAY DATE OF PUBLICATION: May 1, 2011 TRANSIMSSION TIME: SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Welcome to St. Patrick Church CELEBRATIONS OF THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST Saturday Vigil: 5:00p.m. Sunday: 7:30a.m, 9:00am, 11:00a.m. 5:00 P.M. Life Teen Mass 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. Page Two May 1, 2011 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 Pastoral Team Rev. Walter M. Nagle, Pastor Sister Dominic Joseph Valla, A.S.C. J. Pastoral Associate Karen Adametz, Parish Secretary 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 Parish Secretary 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. SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE Couples must contact the Pastor at least one year in advance to reserve a date and make arrangements. Daisy Conway, Financial Secretary Dani Annino, Director of Faith Formation John P. Higgins, Director of Music & Organist Office Hours 8:00am - 3:00pm, Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 12:00pm, Friday 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, Karen Adametz. Stewardship of Treasure Apr. 24, 2011 Week 43 of the Fiscal Year 1,357 Registered Families Ordinary Income: Bulletin Deadline Please submit articles no later than noon on Monday Handicap Accessible Current Week Budgeted: $6,375.00 Actual Collection: $7,568.50 Over or (short) $1,193.50 Envelopes Received: 173 Year to Date $274,125.00 $250,329.15 ($23,795.85) Easter Collection for Sick & Infirmed Priests $3,586.00 Envelopes Received: 156 Spiritual Programs $25.00 Envelope Received: 1 Rice Bowl $367.70 Envelopes Received: 14 Easter Flowers: $140.00 Envelopes Received: 6 Page Three Second Sunday of Easter Second Sunday of Easter Saturday, Apr 30 5:00pm Marie Nichols req. by The Robert Bernardi Family and Dick Murray req. by Claire O’Neil Sunday, May 1 7:30am Robert Santos req. by Julie & Larry Gerzabek 9:00am Paula Riley req. by The Rushin Family Choir during this Mass 11:00am Richard Murray req. by The Jedziniak Family and John & Helen Welch req. by John & Patricia Welch 5:00pm Brandon Scott (1 yr. Anniv.) req. by Ashley Bonertz Monday, May 2, St. Athanasius, bishop & doctor 8:00am Erminia, Andrew & Andrew D.V. Ferrigno Tuesday, May 3, St. Philip & St. James, apostles 8:00am Brian Hasselman req. by St. Patrick Parish Family Wednesday, May 4 8:00am A Special Intention for Ron & Isabel DeMartino req. by Angelina Madalena Thursday, May 5 6:00am-7:00pm Eucharistic Adoration 7:00pm Closing of Adoration Friday, May 6 8:00am Victoria & Sergio D’Antonio req. by Vic D’Antonio Third Sunday of Easter Saturday, May 7 5:00pm Mary Heidel req. by Her Parents and Marie Nichols req. by George & Regina Looby First Communions during this Mass Sunday, May 8 7:30am Peg Daly req. by Kate & Jim Morris 9:00am Thomas Bloomfield First Communions during this Mass 11:00am Rosemarie Czuj req. by Chris Czuj and Kenneth Lawson, Sr. req. by Bob & Sheila Sale First Communions during this Mass Choir during this Mass Thank you to all who worked so hard to make our Holy Week liturgies so special. Each liturgical celebration involved parishioners using their gifts for the good of others: whether it was the gift of music, decorations, or simple hospitality, it was a wonderful example of what it means to be a Christian. The Octave of Easter continues this weekend with Divine Mercy Sunday. In an Angelus address of September 16, 2007 Pope Benedict highlighted the centrality of mercy in the gospel message: “True religion thus consists in being attuned to God’s Heart, ‘rich in mercy,’ which asks us to love everyone, even those who are distant and our enemies imitating the Heavenly Father who respects the freedom of each one and draws everyone to himself with the invincible power of his faithfulness.” If we take this passage literally, the command to love would also apply to those who, at the time, may appear to be causing us harm. How is this possible? The Pope who urges us to “never despair of God’s mercy” points to the example of Judas as an instrument of Divine Mercy. The Pope explains: “When we think of the negative role Judas played we must consider it according to the lofty ways in which God leads events. His betrayal led to the death of Jesus, who transformed this tremendous torment into a space of salvific love by consigning himself to the Father. The word ‘to betray’ is the version of a Greek word that means ‘to consign.’ Sometimes the subject is even God in person; it was he who for love ‘consigned’ Jesus for all of us. In his mysterious salvific plan, God assumes Judas’ inexcusable gesture as the occasion for the total gift of his Son for the redemption of the world.” Read these words over, letting your mind soak up their meaning. Pope Benedict is saying that Judas, in a mysterious way, advanced God’s ultimate purpose, which was and is to save us from our sins. There is no evil that the transforming, redeeming power of God’s love cannot overcome. Do you see how living this message can transform the world? Divine Mercy puts a limit on evil in the person of Jesus Christ. St. Faustina, the recipient of the messages of mercy from Jesus Christ wrote the following words of Jesus in her Diary. He says: “I have opened My heart as a living fountain of mercy. Let all souls draw life from it. Let them approach this sea of mercy with great trust (diary, 1520). I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy. That vessel is this image with the signature: ‘Jesus I trust in You.’ (327) The graces of My mercy are drawn by means of one vessel only, and that is-trust. The more a soul trusts, the more it will receive.” Regarding the graces to be received this weekend, Jesus Himself says in St. Faustina’s Diary: “The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the fount of My Mercy.” Coinciding with the beatification of Pope John Paul II, this Divine Mercy Sunday promises to be special. My prayer is that our parish can turn the tidal wave of evil by extending the message of mercy. People need to know Jesus Christ, People need to know they are healed by His wounds, and people need to know that His Heart is full of love and Mercy. May God be Praised! Page Four May 1, 2011 Parish Events St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of the Parish Center. All are welcome! Monday, May 2 6:30pm 7:30pm Catechist Appreciation Dinner/CH K of C Officers Meeting/K of C Hall Tuesday, May 3 7:00pm Guild Crafts/WKRM Wednesday, May 4 7:45am-12:00pm EHHS AP Testing/CH 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal/CHR Thursday, May 5 7:45am-12:00pm 7:00pm 7:00-9:00pm EHHS AP Testing/CH Catholic Scripture Study/CH Life Teen Core Mtg./WKRM Friday, May 6 7:45am-12:00pm 8:45am 6-8:30pm EHHS AP Testing/CH Pro-Life Mtg./K of C Hall Event in the Center Hall The St. Patrick Church Guild Tag Sale is planned for Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th. Please keep this in mind as you do your spring cleaning. Your donated items to this worthy cause will be gratefully accepted on Sunday, May 29th, 10am-2pm and Monday May 30th through Thursday, June 2nd from 9am –4pm and 5:30-7:30pm. No clothing, large gym equipment or books, other than children's books, please. For information call 860-267-6818 or 860-690-2345 or 860267-1508. St. Patrick Guild News Please join the St. Patrick Guild for the Installation Mass & Dinner Tuesday May 10, 2011 at the Parish Center. A Brief meeting at 5:30, Mass at 6:00, Followed by a light supper at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome! Saturday, May 7 7:00pm Event in the Center Hall ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ “PRAISE GOD WITH MUSIC” Organ Replacement Update 93.73% of all pledges have been collected to date. Thank you for your timely payments. Please mark your calendar for Sunday, June 5th at 4:00pm as we dedicate and bless our new Allen organ. Immediately following the blessing will be an organ recital performed by acclaimed organ virtuoso Aram Basmadjian. Mr. Basmadjian is sure to provide a musically rewarding experience as he demonstrates the many colors and sounds of our new organ. You don’t want to miss out on this truly extraordinary event and talented concert organist. FREE Dinner & Movie Friday May 6th, 6-8:30 PM. The ProLife Committee and Belltown Council of Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a movie "Bella" (PG 13), a top rated film of 2007, on Friday May 6th in the Parish Center. A Light Dinner will be served at 6 PM and the 90 minute movie begins at 6:30. Fr Nagle will give a short commentary after the movie. The Organ Committee Faith Formation Registration will remain open for one more week. Please call the Faith Formation Office (267-6644) to schedule an appointment. Classes are filled as the completed registration forms are received in the Faith Formation Office. Fees will be collected at the time of registration, or you can be billed. Page Five Second Sunday of Easter Introduction-Liturgy of the Word: One week after our Easter Sunday celebration, we return at God’s invitation to continue our great Easter season of fifty days. Let us follow the example of the early Christians, who “devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers.” We who have not seen and yet believe in the Resurrection are called to be signs of the Resurrection to others. May our Eucharist today nourish us for that task. READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Acts 4: 23-31 Jn 3: 1-8; Ps. See Ps. 2:11d 1 Cor 15: 1-8 Jn 14: 6-14; Ps. 19:5 Acts 5: 17-26 Jn 3: 16-21; Ps. 34:7a Acts 5: 27-33 Jn 3: 31-36; Ps. 34:7a Acts 5: 34-42 Jn 6: 1-15; Ps. See Ps. 27:4abc Acts 6: 1-7 Jn 6: 6-21 Acts 2: 14, 22-33 1 Pt 1: 17-21 Lk 24: 13-35 Apostolate of Prayer for Priests….Norwich May 2: Paula Riley 2006, Raymond Jordan 1996, Gertrude Krotky 1991, Constance Kelleher 1972 May 3: Ernest Gagne 2001, Eva Cantara 1996, Angela Cordova 1988, Harold Dillon 1975 May 4: Marguerite Scott 1999, Margaret Kinnirey 1977, Edward Dauphine 1976 May 5: Henry Mikulski 1987, Patricia Allabough 1984, James McCarthy 1984, Brian Sosnowski 1984, Benjamin Bidwell 1981, James Mooney 1974, John Wallace 1972, Francis Contois 1971 May 6: Helen Robinson 1997, Paul Melnichuk 1992, Joseph Novotny 1973 May 7: Henry Cooper 1991, John Musa 1986, William Valli 1986, Gertrude Kingsley 1973 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. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 5/1: 5/2: 5/3: 5/4: 5/5: 5/6: 5/7: All Priests Rev. Paul Murdock & Rev. P. Grzegorz Jednaki Msgr. Anthony Rosafore & Rev. John Welch MS Rev. Timothy Valliere & Rev. Joseph Whalen MS Rev. Thomas Smith & Rev. Thomas Ahern Rev. John Ashe & V. Rev. Michael Phillippino Rev. Roland Cloutier & Rev. John Marciniak ACTS Retreat for Women St. Patrick Church, and St. Andrew’s Church, Colchester are Co-Sponsoring a Women’s ACTS Retreat, June 2-5, 2011, at the newly renovated “Immaculata Retreat House” located in Willimantic, CT. The goals of the retreat are to strengthen your faith and its application in your daily life, to renew yourself spiritually, and to build community through lasting friendships. The cost of the retreat is $200.00. Financial difficulties should not prevent anyone from attending. A limited amount of “need-based” financial assistance is available. For more information please contact Warren Edwards at 860-267-9926. Congratulations and continued blessing on all who received the Sacraments at the Easter Vigil Alexis Faulkner, Tyler Faulkner, and Patryk Kita: Holy Eucharist: David Villa: Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist Patty Harmon: Confirmation and Holy Eucharist Amanda Brozowsky: Confirmation Page Six May 1, 2011 Congratulations and prayerful best wishes to the following candidates who were confirmed at St. Patrick Church on April 9, 2011 Curtis “John Vianney” Ackerley Joseph “Moses” Biegaj Samuel “Cyril” Boon Benjamin “Thomas” Boscarino Elizabeth “Joan” Casserino Jordana “Cecilia” Costa Jared “Christopher” Daddario Emily “Anne” Donahue David “Luke” Einsiedel Jenna-Lyn “Elizabeth” Geysen Candidates continued: Lucas “Francis” O’Brien Danielle “Valeria” Plaskonka Madison “Caesaria” Reinhard Nicholas “Sebastian” Sitro Natasha “Cecilia” Spagnulo Lindsay “Sebastian” Stoldt Seth “Paul” Tibus Julianne “Sofia” Toce Addison “Juliette” Tomanelli Nicholas “Raymond” Urian Daniel “Michael” Wall Matthew “August” Zawisza Kylie “Clare” Hanlon Kendra “Robert” Hayes Nathaniel “Joseph” Heroux Emma “Rose” Judy Bethany “ Elizabeth ” Juselis Paul “Stephen” Kappock Megan “Julia” Kimball CarliAnne “Michael” Lanou Eric “Dominic” Llaser Benjamin “Jonah” Mailloux Cody “Thomas” Mallory Sarah “ Elizabeth ” Mangiafico Jacqueline “Teresa” Maynard Kimberly “Rita” Muscat Kimberly “Cecilia” Nowakowski Jonathan “Christopher” O’Brien WRAP UP: Life Teen is getting ready to wrap up the year and shift focus to summer retreats/conferences; Steubenville East (July 22-24) and Camp Veritas (August 14-20). However, before we do we have 3 fantastic life nights coming up, 5/1, 5/15 and our year-end wrap up on 5/23. ALL TEENS WELCOME! STEUBENVILLE T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST WINNER: John Arcidiacono! Thank you John for a great idea for the t-shirts! It rivals last years Dunkin Donuts theme! NO MASS OR LIFE NIGHT: Sunday May 8th, Mother’s Day 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] Page Seven Second Sunday of Easter Diocesan News 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. Mercy High School, Middletown, is sponsoring a $25,000 Education Raffle for the schools and students of your choice on Monday, May 16, 2011. Anyone can win and the $25,000 can be used at any accredited school in the U.S. Tickets are $100. For information, or to order a ticket, go to www.mercyhigh.com or call Mercy at 860-347-8957. It’s Spring and The Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords annual spring concert will be held on Saturday, May 22st @ 7:30pm at Portland High School, 95 High St., Portland, CT. Selections this year include several Broadway production hits along with some patriotic favorites. Tickets are $18 adults/$15 seniors and youth under 12. For information call 860-3472787 or 860-342-3120 or visit www.vocalchords20.org. St. Patrick Church Ministries Adoption Information: Mike & Tina Mohr — 881-7080 Altar Server: Susan Lanzi—267-9984 Altar Society: Daisy Conway—267-0833 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 Coordinator of Caregiving: Sister Dominic Joseph—267-6644 Westside Manor: Deb Desrocher—267-0705 Cobalt Lodge: Daisy Conway—267-0833 Eucharistic Adoration: Sheila Wall—267-9486 Gathering in Grace: Roxann Bartone—267-6279 St. Patrick Guild & Knights of Columbus Scholarships The St. Patrick Guild and the Knights of Columbus will be presenting two $1,000 scholarship to a senior who is a member of St. Patrick Parish and is looking to further his or her education at a one-year, two-year, or four-year school or college. In order to qualify for the scholarship, you MUST be a member of St. Patrick Church, a graduating senior high school student. Applications are available in guidance offices at East Hampton High School, Xavier High School and Mercy High School. Applications are also available in the Parish Office. The completed applications and attached transcripts of all high school grades to date maybe mailed to Karen Adametz, St. Patrick Church, 47 West High St., P.O. Box 177, East Hampton, CT 06424 or dropped off at the Parish Office by Friday, May 20, 2011. Guild: Maria Camara—267-6321 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: Mike Mohr—881-7080 Prayer Group: George & Regina Looby—267-8203 Prayer Line: Jann Dalton — 267-5720 Pat Powers — 267-8529 Pro-Life: Theresa Hickey—267-0071 R.C.I.A.: Sister Dominic Joseph—267-6644 DID YOU KNOW…. Vocation Contact: Don Hickey—267-0071 Wedding Coordinator: Michelle Donahue—342-0435 Week 28—I now weigh two pounds and am about 12-13 inches long.
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