Lori M. Lechowicz
Kyocera TASKalfa 400ci KX
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July 8, 2012
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.
Arrangements can be made by calling the Parish Office.
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
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.
Office Hours
8:30am - 3:00pm, Monday - Thursday
The Parish Offices are CLOSED on Fridays
during JULY & AUGUST
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
August 5—Spiritual Programs
August 15—Assumption
Sept 2—Spiritual Programs
Sept 23—Norwich Council Catholic Women
Bulletin Deadline
Please submit articles no later than
noon on Monday
Handicap Accessible
Stewardship of Treasure
This Bulletin was transmitted before the weekend
Masses due to the 4th of July Holiday. In next week’s
bulletin the stewardship reporting of the first and
second weeks of the New Fiscal Year will be included.
“As the Lord spoke to me, the spirit entered me and set me
on my feet, and I heard the one who was speaking say to
me, ‘Son of man, I am sending you….’” (Ezekiel 2:2-3)
God sends each of us to do some special work for Him.
And, He gives us all the talents that we need to do that
work. However, do we listen to God when He calls? Do
we get up on our feet and give our time to do the work God
asks of us? This is the basis for good stewardship.
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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, July 7
5:00pm Adolph Sirois req. by The Sirois family and
Suzanne Stanton req. by Agnes Zaverton
Sunday, July 8
8:00 am Janice Boule req. by Dennis & Mary Ann Wall
10:30am Suzanne Stanton req. by the Rushin family and
Jeanine Westcott req. by Jann Dalton
Monday, July 9
8:00am Ermini Andrews & Andrew P.V. Ferrigno
Tuesday, July 10
8:00am Special Intention for Isabel & Ronnie DeMartino
req. by Angelina Madalena
Wednesday, July 11
8:00am Marie-Louise Sambour-Brutus req. by her
Thursday, July 12
Friday, July 13
Immediately following morning Mass
Eucharistic Adoration
Special Intention for Angelina Madalena
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, July 14
5:00pm Ann Maselek req. by her husband and
Anne Wehrell req. by Judy Klotzbier & family
Sunday, July 15
8:00 am Ray Jordan & family req. by Betty Jordan
& family
10:30am Bill & Jo Jordan and Gertrude Crowley req. by
Betty Jordan & family
Don’t forget to have your Blood Pressure checked NEXT
WEEKEND for FREE. The Parish Nurses will be
available to take your blood pressure after all Masses.
Do one thing this week that will make our
parish a better place!
“The Lord spoke to me”. Anyone ever
say that to you? Were you a little
skeptical? Did you roll your eyes? I
must admit there are many times in
my walk as a priest that I hear nothing
but silence. No apparitions of Our Lady. No booming
voices from heaven. Just the peace in my heart that lets me
know I am doing the right thing.
From the readings this weekend it is clear that a
conversation with God is the norm for Ezekiel, Paul, and
well, the one we expect, Jesus. Apparently Jesus was too
much for the people of Nazareth, and “they took offense at
them.”…. “So he was not able to perform any mighty deed
there, apart from curing a few sick people by laying his
hands on them.”
Revelation should be the norm in a religious community.
The Spirit of God is constantly alive and moving. The
question is: are we listening? Are we, as the baptized of St.
Patrick, in communication with God, or are we simply
going through the motions?
A wonderful way to develop this face to face
communication is Eucharistic Adoration. We have
adoration every Friday from 8:30 to 5pm. On First Friday
we go to 7pm with Benediction. Come and talk to Jesus.
Tell Him your hopes, your fears, your sorrows, your joys.
You cannot bore Him. He wants this intimacy. Bishop
Fulton Sheen used to recommend the spiritual exercise of
the daily Holy Hour. He was able to keep that discipline
even when travelling. Just this past week he was named
Venerable by the church. Can’t make it to the church at the
appointed times? Find a quiet place in the home where you
can pray in silence. You may find it to be the most peaceful
part of the day. Get up a little earlier, read some scripture,
journal, pray the rosary, and you will begin to find that
certain phrases keep coming up again and again. “I am with
you to deliver you”… “I will not forsake you”…..or, as
happened to me recently a passage from Jeremiah. Jeremiah
6:16: “Thus says the Lord: Stand beside the earliest roads,
ask the pathways of old which is the way to good, and walk
in it; thus you will find rest for your souls.” Everywhere I
went I kept hearing the phrase “ancient paths, (ancient
roads)” Through much prayer I discovered that the Lord
was inviting me to look into my Heart so He could perform
surgery. Events of the past/memories that were long
forgotten have been coming forth. Some good. Some not so
good. But in the process there is restoration and healing.
The Lord wants to do the same thing with you.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if someone asked “what is the
Lord doing in your life right now?” and we gave an
enthusiastic response. I think it is a realistic goal for a
people who pray. Ezekiel and Paul had this wonderful
intimate relationship with God. The good news for us is that
the God of the universe, Jesus Christ, wants that same
relationship with us as well.
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Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
The majority in our country is now pro-life.
41% of the country identify themselves as prochoice—a record low. (Gallup poll)
Sunday, July 8
11:30am Women’s Acts Reunion
Monday, July 9
7:00pm Finance Board & Parish Council/Pastoral Planning
Meeting/Parish Hall
Tuesday, July 10
7:00pm Men’s Acts Team/Parish Hall
7:00pm Guild Crafts/WKRM
Wednesday, July 11
9:00am Why Catholic/WKRM
Thursday, July 12
Friday, July 13
Saturday, July 14
Free Blood Pressure check after 5:00pm Mass
If you have yet to register, please call the Faith
Formation Office as soon as possible to schedule
an appointment. Fees will be collected at the
time of registration. You can be billed or
payments may be made on line through our website:
There will be Eucharistic Adoration (with exposition) on
Fridays in the Knights of Columbus Hall. It will begin
immediately following the 8:00 morning Mass until 7:00pm
with Benediction on the FIRST Friday of the month and
only until 5:00pm all other Fridays. If you would like to
commit to a block of time, please see the sign-up sheets
located on the table outside the sacristy.
If you have taken advantage of our On-line Giving program
and wish to discontinue receiving envelopes in the mail,
please call the office so they can be cancelled. Upcoming
“Special Collections” will be listed in the bulletin each
week or, if you prefer, a copy of the schedule can be sent to
you upon request. Thank you.
Announcing Fall of 2012-13
Catholic Scripture Study Program
St Patrick will be offering the new fall study on Joshua,
Judges and Ruth. The 28 week study will cost $50 as in
previous years. The set of 3 studies are in one 3-ring binder
and include the answers to the study questions. Each of the
books is also offered individually at the following prices.
Judges (12 wks) $21.95 Joshua (12 wks) $21.95 and Ruth
(4 wks) $ 9.95.
There are four main people who are involved in an
- One is dead and doesn’t even know why
- One gets money
- Two are hurt forever, whether they realize it or
not. (Author unknown)
Help is out there: National Office of Post-AbortionReconciliation and Healing (1-800-5WE.CARE.)
K I N G for a leader
(as well as, members) to join our Pro-Life Ministry at
St. Patrick’s. Meetings will begin, once again, in September. Is God calling you? If so, please call the office at 860-267-6644.
East Hampton teens will have a Relay for Life booth on
July 14th during Old Home Days, shared between St. Patrick and the High School, to recruit for Relay for Life and
to sell Luminaria candles in honor of loved ones with
cancer. Teens are needed to sign up for an hour or two
between 1 pm (after the parade ends) and 8 pm. Funds
raised during Old Home Days will be split between the
St. Patrick and the High School teams.
Relay for Life is the signature event of the American
Cancer Society and will be held at East Haddam Elementary School on September 15 and 16th. It’s a way to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones and raise
funds to fight against this terrible disease that takes too
many from too many families. For more information,
contact Jann Dalton at (860)267-5720 or Dani Annino at
Additional Relay for Life information will be available,
including how to form or join a team, as will resource
members from St. Patrick’s Team. So talk to your friends
and relatives now, get them involved, and ask them to
help support Relay. With your help, we will work towards the day when cancer will be eliminated.
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Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
Week by week, on the Lord’s Day we ponder God’s love
right here, in this holy place. In today’s scriptures, God
warns the prophet Ezekiel that the people to whom God
is sending him are stubborn of heart. In Jesus’
hometown synagogue, the people’s lack of faith renders
Jesus almost powerless. Today then, God challenges us
to come to this Eucharist, to this holy place, as people of
faith if we want to see Jesus’ power at work here in the
midst of our community and in our daily lives.
Monday: Hos 2:16-18, 21-22, Mt 9:18-26, Ps 145:8a
Tuesday: Hos 9:4-7, 11-13, Mt 9:32-38, Ps 115:9a
Wednesday: Hos 10:1-3, 7,8, 12, Mt. 10:1-7, Ps 105:4b
Thursday: Hos 11:1-4, 8c-9, Mt 10:7-15, Ps 80:4b
Friday: Hos 14:2-10, Mt 10:16-23, Ps 51:17b
Saturday: Is 6:1-8, Mt 10:24-33, Ps 93:1a
Sunday: Am 7:12-15, Eph 1:3-14, Mk 6:7-13, Ps 85:9-14
Apostolate of Prayer for
7/8: Bishop Michael R. Cote
7/9: V. Rev. Michael Donahue & Msgr. Thomas Bride
July 8: Fr. Daniel McGrath 2008, Mary Stanich 2003, Martin
Daly 2001, John Grenier 1992, Joseph Loss 1990, Joseph
Moran 1989, Ruby Flynn 1986, Erich Sandfort 1986, Frank
Widen 1981, Bessie Ruckh 1980, Virginia Rojko 1974, Peter
Dombrowski 1973, Blanche Fontaine 1971
7/10: V.Rev. Charles LeBlanc & Rev. Roger Lamoureux
July 9: Doris Ocelik 1998, Lois Grenier 1995
7/14: Rev. Dariusz Dudzik & Rev. William Olesik
7/11: Our Holy Father
7/12: Rev. Pasquale Taliercio & Rev. Timothy Roth
7/13: Rev. Wojciech Pelczarski & Rev. Isydor Sadowski
July 10: Thomas Cianci 1998, Catherine Brackoneski 1988,
Charles Pawlich 1983
July 11: Gisele Farrell 2008, Frances Yatt 1992, Silvio Nana
1980, Joseph Knotek 1978, Kathleen Fay 1975, Felix
Stankiewicz 1971
July 12: John A. Youngs 2011, Fred Kowal 2008, Juan
Rodriguez 2002, Fr. James Curry 1986, J. Michael Hyland
1980, Mary Barry 1977, Michael Daughn 1977, Gerald
Belanger 1976
July 13: Ann Maselek 2007, Lena Tardie 2002, Robert Rutty
1992, Anita Broderson-McSparren 1991, Grace Rioux 1981,
Tekla Selvaka 1979, Eugene Smith Sr. 1978, Ellen McGuire
1973, Fr. Henry Gigon 1971, Richard Wilson 1970
July 14: Ellen Foran 1982, John Smith 1979, Kathryn
Ferrigno 1977, Dr. Maurice Kearney 1975, Mary Yantz 1970
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.
A beautiful sacrament
full of blessings, romance, love, commitment, comedy,
giving, new life, joys, sorrows, adventure, challenges, responsibilities, growth, memories and more.
“Don’t marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.” - James C. Dobson
“A man has been lucky in marrying the woman he loves.
But he is luckier in loving the woman he marries.” - G.K.
Let us not take a vacation from attending Mass during the
summer months………..and kindly remember to dress
appropriately when attending during the warm (hot) days
of summer.
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What’s that Rash?
Rashes can be dry and scaly, red and itchy, wet and
warm, crusty and blistered, or flat and painless. Rashes
result from many conditions, both infectious and noninfectious. Only your doctor can determine if the underlying medical cause needs to be treated.
A rash could be caused by noninfectious agents such
as food allergies, medication, insect bites, metals
(especially nickel), chemicals, skin irritants, or sunburn.
Infectious agents such as certain bacteria, viruses,
fungi and skin parasites can also cause a rash.
Contact dermatitis occurs when you disrupt the normal skin barrier and can cause redness, itching or dryness. Eczema causes dry, itchy, scaly red skin. Hives
are bright red, raised, itchy welt like. Contact your doctor if your rash is accompanied by fever, headache,
joint pain, joint swelling or redness.
For her part, the Church in the United States is called, in
season and out of season, to proclaim a Gospel which not
only proposes unchanging moral truths but proposes
them precisely as the key to human happiness and social
prospering (cf. Gaudium et Spes, 10). To the extent that
some current cultural trends contain elements that would
curtail the proclamation of these truths, whether constricting it within the limits of a merely scientific rationality, or suppressing it in the name of political power or
majority rule, they represent a threat not just to Christian
faith, but also to humanity itself and to the deepest truth
about our being and ultimate vocation, our relationship to
God. - Pope Benedict XVI, “To the Bishops of the
United States of America on their ‘ad limina’ Visit”.
January 19, 2012.
ABC Women’s Shelter Needs YOU
The ABC Women’s Center, 180 Silver Street in Middletown is looking for new born to age 5 children’s clothes,
maternity clothes and practical every day clothing for
women. If you have any of these items and would like to
donate them, please call 860-344-9292. Thank you.
TEEN’s ACTS Retreat
“The Lord Is My Shepherd” theme. A Teen’s ACTS retreat given by teens for teens will be held on July 19-22 at
Immaculata Retreat House. Join us for some food, fun
and faith! Sponsored by St. Mary’s Church in Coventry.
Weekend cost is $210 which includes all meals, and private rooms! Financial difficulties should not prevent anyone from attending. For information, contact Brenda
Koskovich 860-742-8008 or Dina Garafolo 860-742-1465.
Application forms are on line at or
St. Augustine School seeks a full-time Director of Advancement to plan and implement a comprehensive development program for the Pre-K to Grade 8 elementary
school. Position is responsible for alumni relations and all
fundraising programs including annual fund, capital efforts, planned giving, corporate support, and special
events. Candidate must have successful fundraising experience, strong written and inter-personal communication
skills, familiarity with donor management software, excellent organizational ability, administrative experience, and
a proficiency in public relations. College degree and familiarity with Catholic school education preferred. Salary
is negotiable and commensurate with experience and
qualifications. Submit resumes no later than August 1 to
Mrs. Cynthia Niedbala, Principal, St. Augustine School,
20 Clifford Street, Hartford, CT 06114.
Pope Benedict XVI has declared a Year of Faith from
October 11, 2012 to November 24, 2013. It will be a
unique time for Catholics to revitalize our faith and enter
into a deeper relationship with Jesus. Consider your profound commitment over the past several months to defend our religious freedom, as a stepping stone to pursue
this year-long journey to reaffirm our Catholic faith.
If you haven’t already, please contact the offices of your
Congressional Representatives and United
States Senators to express your opposition to the federal
healthcare mandate. For addresses and phones numbers,
please visit: or
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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.
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: 6:308:00pm, Shoreline Medical Center, 260 Westbrook Rd.,
Essex. Every second and fourth Wednesday: 10:0011:30am, 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.
Golf Tournament:
St. Patrick Church Ministries
Adoption Information: Mike & Tina Mohr — 881-7080
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
St. Mary School is planning a Golf
Tournament on July 20th at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in
Middlefield in observance of the 100th Anniversary of the
school. For more information contact Michelle Malloy at 860
-346-0684 or email: [email protected]
Coordinator of Caregiving:
Sister Dominic Joseph—267-6644
ARGIA Sunset Cruises: July 16, 23, 30 & Aug. 6, 13 and
20th. Evenings of reflection on board the 81ft. schooner ARGIA. St. Edmund’s Retreat Directors host the cruises, lead
with evening prayer & offer spiritual reflection. Boxed supper
is served. $40/person. Call 860-536-0565 for more info.
Group rates are available.
Guild: Kim Lanou—267-9235
Pennsylvania Dutch Tour:
Join St. Mary’s Parish of
Portland September 5-7, See the Show “Jonah” at the Sight &
Sound Theater and Fiddler on the Roof at the Dutch Apple
Dinner Theater. Tour the countryside, etc. For information
call 860-342-3476 or 860-214-1909.
Norwich District Annual Convention
Has been
changed from May to September 15, 2012. It will be held at
St. John Church in Montville. Details will follow when available.
Eucharistic Adoration: Sheila Wall—267-9486
Knights of Columbus: John Hines—267-4270
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
Catholic Cruise to Exotic Eastern Caribbean: Sail
R.C.I.A.: Sister Dominic Joseph—267-6644
away on a 8-day Cruise with Father Michael Martin Jones Oct
13-21, 2012. ($1542/2) For info contact Doug or Eileen at 860
-339-1785 or [email protected]
Vocation Contact:
Pilgrimage to The Holy Land: Join Bishop Michael R.
Cote, October 9-19th on a 9-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
For more information contact 860-887-9294 Ext. 100.
Wedding Coordinator: Michelle Donahue—342-0435
Westside Manor: Deb Desrocher—267-0705