Lori M. Lechowicz
Kyocera TASKalfa 400ci KX
1 through 8
July 17, 2011
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
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
CLOSED Friday (for July & August)
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 Parish
Secretary 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
July 10, 2011
Week 2 of the Fiscal Year
1,362 Registered Families
Bulletin Deadline
Please submit articles no later than noon on Monday
Ordinary Income:
Current Week
Actual Collection:
Over or (short)
Envelopes Received: 161
Spiritual Programs: $193.00
Envelopes Received: 11
Handicap Accessible
In memory of Richard Wall $25.00
Year to Date
($ 175.50)
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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sixteenth Sunday
in Ordinary Time
Saturday, July 16
Ann Maselek req. by Her Husband and
Ken Lawson, Sr. req. by Gordon & Jann Dalton
Sunday, July 17
Howard Dean req. by Gordon & Jann Dalton
William Hughes, Jr. req. by His Family and
Anthony Milardo req. by Josephine Remillard
Monday, July 18, St. Camillus de Lellis, priest
Maria Pagnielli req. by Her Family
Tuesday, July 19
Andrew D. V. Ferrigno req. by His Godson
Wednesday, July 20, St. Apollinaris, bishop & martyr
A special intention for John & Debbie
Madalena req. by Angelina Madalena
Thursday, July 21, St. Lawrence of Brindisi, priest and
6:00am-7:00pm Eucharistic Adoration
Closing of Adoration
Friday, July 22, St. Mary Magdalene
A special intention for Jeff & Fatima
LaChance req. by Angelina Madalena
Seventeenth Sunday
in Ordinary Time
Saturday, July 23
Deceased members of the Lanzi Family req. by
The Family
Sunday, July 24
Howard Dean req. by Katie & Jim Morris
Susanne Robida Smith req. by John & Jane
Robida and Elsie McSorley req. by Agnes
Zaverton & Family
Dear friends,
I will be away for the last two weeks of July. Time for some
R & R. There will be daily mass coverage during the two weeks.
You will be in my daily prayers. The Knights of Columbus
represented St. Patrick Church well in the Old Home Day Parade.
It was nice to see so many Knights marching in what was a
spectacular day for a parade.
Today is July 11 and is the feast of St. Benedict. One of the
trademarks of Benedictine Spirituality is hospitality. The
pineapple is a symbol of hospitality here in New England. At this
time of year we should make an extra special effort to be
hospitable for those who are visiting. The book of Hebrews has a
wonderful expression on hospitality. It says: “Do not neglect to
show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained
angels without knowing it.” (Heb 13:2) Mother Teresa used to
urge us to “see Jesus in his distressing disguise.” He may come to
us in the form of a grumpy co-worker. He may come to us in the
UPS or Fed Ex delivery person. What about the checkout clerk or
waiter or waitress. These, too are people to whom we should
extend the courtesy of our hospitality.
One need not be Martha Stewart to be hospitable. As this
weekend’s gospel indicates, the mustard seed becomes the largest
of all plants. If a tiny seed can become so large, how much more
can God use the smallest of our efforts to offer Him hospitality.
Remember the book of Revelation: “Behold I stand at the door
and knock.” He is standing at the doors of each of our hearts
hoping to find a welcome invitation. A priest friend of mine
modeled hospitality so well for me. There was always room at his
rectory table for one more guest. Very often there would be
people with strong differing opinions. Not to worry, Msgr.
Roeltgen was there and somehow we would all get along. Doesn’t
it make sense that if we all can be seated at the same table (the
Eucharist) all of our divisions and differences will go away as
When Christ is the center of everything that we do hospitality
becomes so much easier. All we need to do is smile, show that we
care, and the Lord will take care of the rest. The same, too, goes
for people visiting St. Patrick Church for the first time. If you see
a family you have never met before, introduce yourself and
welcome them. It is quite possible that you have been sitting a
pew apart from someone and still may not know their name. I am
sure they will be thrilled that someone noticed. Similarly, if you
haven’t seen someone in a while, call them up, ask how they are
doing. Maybe someone elderly is in need of someone to cook for
them. Perhaps a parishioner is in a terminal illness and the spouse
has become a fulltime caregiver, in addition to taking care of the
needs of the family. I am sure they would appreciate some
assistance with meals.
These are all small little things you and I can do on a daily
basis to make St. Patrick Church more welcoming, and more
hospitable. These are also little suggestions of areas where we can
extend the touch of Christ’s hospitality to others. Be Blessed. Be
Safe. See you soon and remember: “Do not neglect to show
hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels
without knowing it.”
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Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
JULY: Steubenville East; Friday July 22-24
AUGUST: Camp Veritas; August 14-20
Tuesday, July 19
*Please keep the teens attending retreats
this summer in your prayers*
Guild Crafts/WKRM
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]
Faith Formation News
The following is an excerpt from a Pastor’s column written by
Father Dominic J. Valla. He is the pastor at St. Thomas the
Apostle Church in Oxford, CT and the brother of our own Sister
Dominic Joseph Valla.
“It used to be called C.C.D.- The Confraternity of Christian
Doctrine. Most today still refer to it as Religious Education.
Personally I prefer “Faith Formation”, because to me that title is
much more inclusive. It suggests an ongoing process, a
developing- growing relationship with the Lord and with the
faith community rather than a program. Programs have a
beginning and an end, a “graduation”, if you will. Relationships
with God and other loved ones are never ending. They are
meant to last forever. We grow little by little in relationships.
Any relationship needs hard work, nurturing support. That’s all
the more true of our relationship with God especially if we want
it to last forever.”
Faith Formation at St. Patrick is diverse, ongoing, and definitely
not just for children. Please prayerfully consider nurturing your
faith through bible study, the book club, Why Catholic?, as a
catechists or by participating in our many ministries.
161 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Friday, July 29th at 7:00 p.m.
Celebrant Father Ray
Healing prayer Judith Hughes
Prayer teams available for individual needs.
A pork loin BBQ will be held on the grounds of Sacred
Heart Church in Wauregan on Saturday, August 6th from
12:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $65 for families.
Proceeds will go towards the effort by area Knights of
Columbus councils to purchase a new Ultrasound machine
for the CARENET crisis pregnancy center in Willimantic.
The event will include a magic show for the kids.
To make a reservation or a contribution, please call John
Lambert at 860-774-3753 or Pat McLaughlin at
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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
Sisters and brothers, as we gather for our celebration of the
Eucharist today, we recall how Jesus spoke in parables.
Instruction and teaching are valuable, but stories seem to be
much more memorable. As we hear God’s word proclaimed
today, let us make a special effort to listen to the stories that
Jesus tells and take them home with us to ponder during the
Ex 14: 5-18/Mt 12: 38-42; Ps. Ex 15:1b
Ex 14: 21-15:1 Mt 12: 46-50; Ps. Ex 15:1b
Ex 16: `-5, 9-15 Mt 13: 1-9; Ps. 78:24b
Ex 19: 1-2. 9-11. 16-20b Mt 13: 10-17;
Ps. Daniel 3:52b
Ex 20: 1-17/Jn 20: 1-2, 11-18; Ps. John 6:68c
Ex 24: 3-8 Mt 13: 24-30
1 Kgs 3: 5, 7-12 Rom 8: 28-30 Mt 13: 44-52
or 13: 44-46
July 17: Mary Lee 2000, Fr. Valdemar Cukuras 1996,
Margaret Philhower 1994, Rosaria Rizzuto 1989, Louis Valli
1981, Manuel Busot Sr. 1980, Mae Anderson 1977
July 18: Frances Jacques 2001, Fr. William Loftus 1993, Fr.
Kenneth MacDonald 1991, Donald Ferris 1991, Joseph
Kulewicz 1991, Josefine Lechner 1990, Marion Robertson
1989, Beatrice O=Neill 1977, Michael Rosano 1970
July 19: Catherine Grabener 2009, Terri Stevens 2005,
Margaret Hyde 1977, James Bowler 1973
Apostolate of Prayer for
Bishop Michael R. Cote
Rev. Arul Peter & Rev. Brian Romanoski
Rev. Brain Converse & Rev. Victor Chaker
Rev. George Richards, Jr. & Rev. Joseph Castaldi
Rev. Robert McNulty & Rev. Christopher Fenney
Rev. Gabriel Suleimanovs OSPPE &
Rev. David Zercie MSA
7/23: Rev. Anthony Gruber & Rev. Kenneth Flint
July 20: Violet A. Walton 2007, Linda Wright 2000, William
Christian 1980, Mary Kell 1979, Helen Lasch 1976, Lily
Cobold 1973, Regina Rancourt 1970
July 21: Dorothy Cavanaugh 2008, Helen Bell 1997, Alvah
Beebe 1987, Amy Harwood 1987, Alice Levy 1980, Robert
Murphy 1974, Arthur Johnston 1970
July 22: John Swanson 2009, Jack Healy 1994, Richard Cook
1994, George Guimond 1989, Alton Barber 1981, Harold
Gagen 1976
July 23: Aime Boulanger 1996, Alphie Belanger 1986,
Archbishop Henry O=Brien 1976
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.
Mass Times Changed
Mass times have changed permanently The new Mass times
will be:
Saturday: 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am & 10:30am
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First Communion
First Communion pictures taken by
Walt Jedziniak at the May 7th, 8th
and 15th Masses are available on the
table in the front vestibule of the
church. They are arranged
in alphabetical order by date.
25th Annual Rummage Sale
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in
Baltic will hold its 25th Annual Rummage Sale on:
Thursday, July 28th, 5-8pm (Early Bird Shopping $10
Friday, July 29th 9am-7:30pm (Free Admission)
Saturday, July 30th 9am-2pm (Free Admission)
Friday, August 5th 10am-4pm (Free Admission)
Saturday August 6th 9am-2pm (Free Admission)
The New Roman Missal
On the first Sunday of Advent 2011, all dioceses in
the United States will introduce new translations of the
Mass prayers from the Third edition of the Roman
Missal. This week we reflect on the Penitential Act.
“I was watching a football game and the quarterback threw
a perfect end zone pass to a waiting receiver. The fans were
on their feet, but the ball slipped out of the receiver’s hands.
The repentant football player fell to his knees and beat his
chest three times.
No words were necessary as the meaning of his gesture was
clear to everyone in the stadium: Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea
maxima culpa. Even I, a hard-nosed sports fan, felt my heart
This gesture—striking the breast three times as a sign of
repentance, accompanied by the words “through my fault” has been reintroduced to the Confiteor (“I confess”) in the new
edition of the Roman Missal.
Stand up for LIFE
The Confiteor is one form of the Penitential Act, a public
communal acknowledgement of our sinfulness through word
and gesture that prepares us to more humbly receive Christ in
both word and sacrament.
…… joining our diocesan family for the monthly
DIOCESAN PRO LIFE MASS on Saturday, August 6th at
8:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. The
Rosary will be prayed following Mass both in the Cathedral
and at the Planned Parenthood. Brunch will be served
following the Rosary.
However, its purpose is not to keep us bent over with heads
bowed but rather to move us from beating our breasts to lifting
up our hands and hearts in gratitude for the superlative nature
of God’s mercy and forgiveness and, in turn, to become the
mercy of God for others.
A tax collector and a Pharisee
Attention Adult Catholics
You are invited to attend a relaxed, family style Catholic
discussion gathering led by the Legion of Mary’s Patricians
Society under the direction of Father Bill McCarthy in order to
deepen you knowledge of the One True and Holy Catholic
Faith and become more adept at imparting it to others, and
defending it. We will meet at My Father’s House, No.
Moodus Road, (off Rte. 349) Sunday, July 24th 3pm-5pm.
Refreshments will be served. For more information you may
call 860-537-4239, 860-759-3065 or 860-873-1581.
Week 39 – I weigh about seven pounds
and I am about 21 inches long. Mom is
getting ready for me to be born soon, and
so am I! When I am ready, my body will
release hormones to start my Mom’s labor. Both of us can’t
wait for me to be born, but we have to, just a little while
The Penitential Act reflects what Jesus taught in the parable
of the tax collector and the Pharisee (Luke 18:19-14).
The tax collector, despised by the people of his day, beats his
breast relying solely on God’s mercy. Meanwhile, unaware of
his sinfulness, the Pharisee relies on his power and status in
society to ensure his right standing before God.
This parable also connects the Pharisee’s overconfident
posture before God with his looking down on the tax collector
and anyone else he deems to be a sinner. Thus Jesus teaches
us about the nature of God’s grace and mercy—God’s mercy
can be received only by those who have empathy for others.
We come to Eucharist bringing our losses, our sorrows, our
sinfulness, and the pain of a suffering world. We are sent forth
from Eucharist renewed in hope, immersed in God’s
unconditional mercy, and charged to bring that same hope and
mercy to others.”
Article taken from living with Christ—Sr. Theresa Rickard,
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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
……if you could give God
something that only you can
would you do it ???????
consider attending
October 6th-9th
The ACTS Men’s Retreat will be held at
the Immaculata Retreat House in Willimantic.
ACTS stands for Adoration – a call and
response to God, Community – loving and
caring for each other, Theology – the study of
God through scripture and Catholic faith, and
Service – to God, our parish and His people. It
is a wonderful opportunity to draw closer to the
Lord and to get to know men here at St.
Patrick’s. So come and be blessed by God! if
you have any questions, please call Rich Knotek
at 860-267-7662 or Gary Cioe at 860-267-9508.
Retreat applications can also be obtained at
the Church office and in the vestibule of the
Only you can give yourself to God. He’d
delight in seeing you at Immaculata!
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
Child Advocate:
Roxann Bartone—267-6279
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
Guild: Kim Lanou—267-9235
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
Vocation Contact: Don Hickey—267-0071
Wedding Coordinator: Michelle Donahue—342-0435