Lori M. Lechowicz
Kyocera TASKalfa 400ci KX
1 through 8
August 21, 2011
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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August 21, 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:
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)
Bulletin Deadline
Please submit articles no later than noon on Monday
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
August 14, 2011
Week 7 of the Fiscal Year
1,362 Registered Families
Ordinary Income:
Handicap Accessible
Actual Collection:
Over or (short)
Envelopes Received:
Current Week
Spiritual Programs: $ 309.00
Envelopes Received: 13
Year to Date
($ 5,678.50)
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Twenty first Sunday in Ordinary Time
Twenty First Sunday
in Ordinary Time
Saturday, August 20
Rita Ruckh req. by Donna Daly and
Kathryn LaCroix req. by Bob & Sheila Sale
Sunday, August 21
Joseph Rushin req by the Family
Dick Wall and Edie Spencer req. by Agnes
Monday, August 22
Richard Murray req. by Catherine & Charles
Tuesday, August 23
A special intention for the grandchildren of
Angelina Madalena req. by Angelina Madalena
Wednesday, August 24
Audrey Barnard req. by The St. Patrick Parish
Thursday, August 25
6:00am-7:00pm Eucharistic Adoration
Closing of Adoration
Friday, August 26
Florence Tourville req. by her husband Bob
Twenty Second Sunday
in Ordinary Time
Saturday, August 27
Mary Heidel req. by her parents and
Rose & Leo Paholsky & Mark Perkins req. by
the Family
Sunday, August 28
Edie Spencer req. by The St. Patrick Parish
Dick Wall and Edie Spencer req. by John & Jane
Fr. Kevin Scallon, C.M. travels the
world with Sr. Briege Mckenna giving
retreats and healing conferences for
priests. He shares this beautiful story
from his book I Will Come Myself.
As Fr. Kevin notes the retreat was not going well,
“They sat there, about thirty of them, like a room full of
Buddhas, with their arms folded, projecting an air of
mystical defiance: We shall not be moved.”
Fr. Kevin was accosted by a priest who said “Why all
this talk about the Holy Spirit?”…. He continued…
“You talk like a commercial for instant coffee, except
with you it isn’t instant coffee, but instant Holy Spirit.”
The brother priests all nodded in approval.
Later that day the same priest came running up to Fr.
Kevin and shared this beautiful story: “I was very angry
with Father Kevin and had made up my mind to leave the
retreat. On my way to pick up my things and go home, I
was passing the chapel and for some reason I went in. I
walked up to the tabernacle and said to Jesus,
“Jesus ,You are speaking to him out there. Speak to me
now.” He said, “no sooner were those words out of my
mouth, when suddenly I had a vision. It was like
watching a movie screen.”
“In this vision I was driving my pickup truck up to
my mission house, admiring the flowers and shrubs and
the building which I had designed and constructed with
my own hands. My vision changed and I found myself
inside my house and there were all my possessions in a
great pile in the middle of the floor-my clothes, my
shoes, my book,, etc.; and there was a man with a
gigantic shovel, shoveling everything out through the
back door. When I went over to stop him I found myself
looking into the face of Jesus, who leaned over and put a
finger to my lips and said, “Joseph I have come here to
clean out your house. Go and stand outside.”
The vision changed again. Now I found myself
standing outside watching all my precious possessions
come flying through the air and landing in the yard. As I
looked on I became aware of a woman coming towards
me from my right. I looked around and there was Mary,
the mother of Jesus. I ran over to her and said, “Look
what he is doing to my house.” She stopped me and
said, ‘Joseph, my son, let Him do what must be done.’”
Fr Joseph experienced a tremendous grace that day.
He went to the Lord and the Lord answered his prayer.
Maybe he wants to clean your house as well! Don’t
worry, the Holy Spirit’s timing is perfect and His
presence in the hearts of believers is alive, active, and
Let’s pray for an outpouring of the Spirit on St.
Patrick Church!
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August 21 2011
Parish Events
St. Patrick Library is located in the workroom of
the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Monday, August 22
7:00 pm Catechist Kickoff Meeting Grds. K-8 in Parish Hall
Mark your calendars!!! Life Teen Masses to begin again
on September 18th at 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23
7:00pm Guild Crafts/WKRM
TEENS: View podcasts at
- “Sunday, Sunday,
Sunday”, Catholic Movie Reviews, THE171, LoveLife,
and TheMix!!
Wednesday, August 24
7:00pm Life Teen Core Meeting/WKRM
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
Preparations for next year are already
beginning. If you have some free time
and would like to share your faith with
the children of our parish, there is currently a need for a
team of Grade 5 catechists and 2 Confirmation
catechists. Please call the Faith Formation Office for
further details.
Please be aware that there are strict legal and
ethical guidelines regarding patient information given
to clergy. Therefore, if you are hospitalized and desire
pastoral support, please have your family notify the
parish office at 860-267-6644.
and help wipe out Cancer
Do you wish you had one of those bead bracelets that are
all the rage? Support the St. Patrick’s Relay for Life
team by purchasing the St. Patrick’s Bead, designed by
our very own parishioner Emilie Gomes. The bead will
be displayed on Aug. 23rd, after the 10:30 Mass, and is
very modestly priced. Signup for Relay, which will be
held September 17th at the East Haddam Elementary
School, in Moodus, starting at 12 noon, is also
continuing. Support the team by:
Parents intending to have their baby baptized at St.
Patrick Church are required to attend one Baptism
Preparation Session held on a monthly basis. Class
begins at 2:00 p.m. and ends approximately at 4:30
p.m. The next session will be on August 28th in the
workroom of the Parish Center. To register, please
call Mary Kaye Varni at 860-267-9050. Godparents
are encouraged to participate.
1) Signing up online at
2) Click on Join Team (St. Patrick Church) or if you wish to
use a check, make a donation to the American Cancer
Society and put in the collection tins after Mass.
3) Dedicate a Luminaria to someone fighting cancer or in
4) Join us at 9 P.M. for the Luminaria ceremony when
hundreds of candles in honor or memory of loved ones
touched by cancer are lit and placed around the field as
we walk in silence. It is a heartfelt ceremony of how
cancer touches us all.
So talk to your friends and relatives now, get them
involved, and ask them to help support you. With your
help, we will work towards the day when cancer will be
Classes will begin in October for adults who have been
baptized and have received First Holy Communion and
are seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation. A series of 8
classes will meet on Sundays in October and February
from 11:30 a.m.— 1:00 p.m. The Sacrament of
Confirmation will be conferred at the Easter Vigil.
Please call Sister Dominic Joseph or Dani Annino at
860-267-6644 to register.
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Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Introduction-Liturgy of the Word:
As we gather here today, we call to mind God’s
movement in our lives during the past week and embrace
this opportunity to profess along with Peter our belief
that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the Son of the living
God. May our celebration of word and sacrament give
us strength to carry this conviction out into our world of
work, family and friends.
Aug 21: Frances Maher 1996, Frank Brazenec 1985, Lawrence
Connell 1971
Aug 22: Nicole Fentress 2004, Ronald Rancourt 2001,
Andrew Denorfia 1973, Roderick Campbell 1962, Kenneth
Lutton 1991, James Schneider Sr. 1991, Frances Hebert 1988,
Aurore Bedard 1985, Gilbert Bennett 1984, Catherine Paradis
1977, Adam Koss 1976
Aug 23: Margaret Howeson 2002, Esther Mulcahy 2001,
William Cullen Jr. 1986
Aug 24: Dominic Micoletti 2007, Elizabeth Amenta 2001,
Catherine Atwood 1997, Joseph Mokos 1991, John Duffy
1984, Mary LaFoe 1984, Joseph Mulligan 1978
Aug 25: Lucille Pigeon 2002, Pauline Patrissi 1987, John
Maton 1982, Fr. Anthony Mitchell 1981, James Connolly 1978
Aug 26: Nina Parent 2010, Mary Ross 1999, Antoinette
Deschamps 1998, Antonio Rezendes 1987, Victor French
1986, Anne O’Connell 1986, Mary Kelly 1981
Aug 27: Walter Lesiak Sr. 1991, Margaret Johnson 1982, Elsie
Bost 1978, Alfreida Booth 1975
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.
1 Thes 1:1-15, 8b-10, Mt 23 13-22, Ps 113:2
1 Thes 2:1-8, Mt. 23:23-26, Ps 104:13-15
Wednesday: Rev. 21:9b-14, Jn 1:45-51, Ps 145:12
1 Thes 3:7-13, Mt. 24:42-51, Ps 90:14
1 Thes 4:1-8, Mt. 25:1-13, Ps 97:12a
1 Thes 4:9-11, Mt 25:1-13, Ps 98:9
Jer 20:7-9, Rom 12:1-2, Mt 16:21-27, Ps 138:13, 6, 8
Apostolate of Prayer for
Bishop Michael R. Cote
Rev. Thomas Sickler, MS & Rev. Frank McKenna
Msgr. Willis West
Rev. James Hammer, OFM Cap & Rev. Damian
Tomiczek SDS
V. Rev. James Carini & Rev. Stephen Gulino
Rev. Mitchell Sawicki OFM & Rev. Tomasz Sztuber
Rev. Joseph Tito & Rev. Robert Washabaugh
Come join us immediately following morning Mass
(until 12:00) every first Friday for Eucharistic Adoration
to pray for our priests. For more information, contact
Don Hickey at 860-267-0071.
The Knights of Columbus
has available for use a motorized scooter for a
handicapped individual.
Operating instructions are
available. Please contact John Hines 860-267-4270 or
Bob DeMarchi 860-267-5978 for additional information.
Our candle shrine, dedicated to the Divine Mercy
and published in memory of Mary Ann Lambert,
will be dedicated during the 10:30 Mass on Sunday,
August 21, 2011. Devotional candles will remain lit
for three days. A $3 offering per candle is
The shrine is located in the area
formerly occupied by the organ.
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August 21, 2011
……if you could give God something
that only you can give……….
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—living 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 Church.
Only you can give yourself to God. He’d delight in
seeing you at Immaculata!
to Join the Scripture Study Program
St. Patrick's is happy to announce we will be offering
a new Catholic Scripture Study program this year. It's a
28-weekly study of Hebrews and the Epistles of St
James. Dr Scott Hahn and Mark Shea are the authors of
the study commentaries. Hebrews consists of 16 lessons;
James, 12 lessons. Video lectures by priests accompany
each study.
We meet in the Parish Center from 7-8:30 Thursday
evenings. We hope to start by September 15. Cost for the
course is $50 each for the 3-ring Student Study Binder.
The Binder includes the texts of Hebrews & the Epistles
of St James, the Commentaries, Study Questions, and
Suggested Responses. Married couples may pay $50 for
a Binder they are willing to share. You may register
with Lori Lechowicz, Administrative Assistant, in person
or by phone: (860)267-6644. For more information,
kindly contact Al Vela at (860)267-1508 /
[email protected] Please make checks payable to
St. Patrick Church/CCS.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Catechumenate is the process of welcoming
new members into the Roman Catholic Church. It is
meant for those who are not baptized, those baptized
into the Catholic Church who have not yet received
the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation.
Inquiry classes have begun and are being held in the
St. Patrick Center.
If you are interested or know anyone who is
interested please contact Sister Dominic Joseph at
the St. Patrick Office 860-267-6644.
The Women of Faith conference is, once again, coming
to Hartford, November 10th & 11th! It is one of the
most uplifting and inspiring conferences around! If you
go once…’ll be hooked! Last year we reserved 150
tickets for this year’s conference and they are almost all
sold! If you have any questions or are interested in
reserving a ticket, please contact Lori Lechowicz in the
Parish office at 860-267-6644.
St. Bartholomew Church
is sponsoring an inspirational and educational two-day
event with composers and recording artists, David Haas
and Lori True.
Concert: Friday, Sept. 30 7:30 p.m.
Workshop: Saturday, Oct. 1st 8:30—2:30 p.m.
For more information visit or call
860-646-1613 Ext. 103
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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: 6:308:00pm, 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.
Engaged Encounter Weekend
Planning a wedding? Engaged encounter is a weekend
long program and meets all the aspects of marriage
preparation required by the Diocese.
October @
Immaculata Retreat House in Willimantic. For more
information visit
Pro-Life Mass
Join our Diocesan family for the monthly Pro-Life Mass
on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. at the
Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. Following the
Mass, the Rosary will be prayed both in the Cathedral
and at the Planned Parenthood. Brunch will be served at
the Cathedral after the Rosary. You can make a
difference praying for that unborn baby and their mother
who may be contemplating an abortion.
Marriage Preparation Classes
“God’s Plan for a Joy-filled Marriage” offered by the
Office of Family Life. Fridays, October 7, 14, 21, 28,
2011 at 7:00—9:15 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
For more information or to register for the 4 session class
please call 860-889-8346 ext. 283.
JOB Posting
Part time Support Staff/Receptionist at Catholic Charities
-Diocese of Norwich, Inc., Willimantic, CT—includes
typing, answering phones, filing, scheduling of
appointments, knowledge of Word & Excel, working
with Site Supervisor. Bi-lingual preferred but not
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
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