OCTOBER 19, 2014 TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014

OCTOBER 19, 2014
TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014
4:00
Hipolit Narwid – req. by Bernice & Jack Czertak
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014
8:00 Florence Toscano – req. by the Family
10:00 Josephine & Louis D’Atri – req. by Anne Krafft
11:45 Alfred Silver – req. by the Family
5:00 Dulce Martins – req. by Peg & Dan Lareau
MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
7:00 William C. Roman – req. by The Coleman Family
8:00 Nancy A. Sullivan – req. by Gerald & Sharon Kumnick
12:05 Dianne & Sylvia Tull – req. by the Family
6:00 Vesper Service
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
7:00 Ed & Virginia Mirek – req. by Brian & Ann Thibeault
8:00 Frank Messina – req. by Bernard Davidow
12:05 John Sherwin – req. by the Fitzsimons Family
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
7:00 Martha L. McManus – req. by Sheila & Paul Dworkin
8:00 A. Patricia Stapleton – req. by Sheila & Paul Dworkin
12:05 Mario Cipriano – req. by Sheila & Paul Dworkin
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
7:00 Roman Sikara – req. by Gerald & Sharon Kumnick
8:00 Dennis Hebert – req. by Janet Sevigny
12:05 Jennifer Hamilton, 10th anniversary – req. by the Family
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
7:00 Pauline Thomasino – req. by Dave Dunbar
8:00 Osiena Colantonio, 1st anniversary – req. by the Family
12:05 Lina Cercone – req. by the Bramante/Cercone Family
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014
4:00 Marion Kuzma – req. by Bernice & Jack Czertak
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014
8:00 James Healey – req. by Mark & Nora Fox
10:00 Living & Deceased Members of the Ladies Guild – req.
by the Ladies Guild
11:45 Harry & Eva Czaczkes – req. by Tina & Ed Czaczkes
5:00 Mary & Bill Sowerbutts – req. by the Wawzyniecki
Family
SANCTUARY LAMPS – WEEK OF OCTOBER 19, 2014
In loving memory of Annunziata Maradei – req. by the
Family.
Please Remember The Sick In Your Prayers:
Judith Cardoni; Berniece Hearsch
Please Remember The Deceased In Your Prayers:
John LeConche
SISTER PARISH UPDATE
Proverb: Piti, piti, zwazo fe nich li.
(Little by little the bird builds its nest.)
Our travelers have arrived home safely. There
is much to share so keep watching for
information over the upcoming weeks. Plans
are already being made for the next trip in
early 2015.
There is good news from St. Genevieve relating to today's
proverb. The engineering firm has been chosen to rebuild
the church. Construction is expected to begin next month.
It has been a long process and even baby steps are
encouraging.
The next meeting of the Sister Parish Committee is on
Monday, October 20, at 6:30 in the Franciscan Center.
Peace and All Good.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Listing of Fall/Advent 2014 Programs are available
in the Church or at www.spsact.org
Spiritual Reflection – Mon. 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15
Facilitator: Trudi White
Lectio Divina – Tues. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Oct. 21, Nov. 4 & 18, Dec. 2 & 16
Facilitator: John Lemega
Franciscan Reading Group – Wed. 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Oct. 22, No. 12 & 26, Dec. 10
Book: by Richard Rohr. The book is available
through Amazon. New members are invited to join
at any time.
MORNING PRAYER SHAWL MEETING
The next meeting of the Morning Prayer Shawl
ministry is Thursday, October 30 at 10:30
a.m. in the Franciscan Center. All are
welcome!
COMMUNAL ANOINTING
We invite you to celebrate communal anointing with us at
the weekend Masses on November 8/9. We invite and
encourage anyone who is seriously ill, with prolonged or
chronic illness or disease (heart, cancer, respiratory
ailments, diabetes, etc.), those with the disease of
alcoholism or other addictions; those who suffer from
mental illness and disorders; anyone facing exploratory
surgery with its uncertainty and anxiety and those
experiencing aging with its limitations, its fears and
isolation together with caregivers and family to join us at
any of those weekend Masses.
Today We Prayed For: all ministers of the news of
God’s great love – in our community, the city of Hartford
and the world.
Dear Parishioners and Friends at
St. Patrick-St. Anthony and St. Genevieve,
May the Lord give you peace.
I thank you for your support of the Ministry Fair last weekend. It
was a great event and an opportunity to see so much of the
ministry that is happening here! I thank Trudi for coordinating
the event, and as she has said - “it takes a village” - so thanks
again to everyone for taking the time to assist or visit the fair!
This weekend the church invites us to pray for the mission of the
church in the world. We know that there is a good deal of
brokenness in the human experience of the world and the church.
We pray for the embodiment of the mission of the Gospel which
nurtures communion with all, calls for just relationships, and for
the discernment to realize the variety of cultural and religious
experiences throughout the world. We hear the words of Jesus in
John’s Gospel - “in my Father’s house there are many dwelling
places” - and realize the multitude of experiences of God’s
presence.
This has been an exciting week as we have heard of the interim
report from the Synod of Bishops in Rome. Actually, there has
not been this much energy around a Bishop’s gathering in Rome
since the Second Vatican Council. The report grounds itself in the
social-cultural contexts of modern living, focuses the mission on
the Gospel, and considers major issues for the church. The issues
raised are: cohabiting couples and a shift away from the
language of sin to a recognition of the potential for the church to
assist these couples on their journey in Christ; the church’s
mission to wounded families; nurturing couples and family life;
“homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian
Community; and procreation”. The vocabulary change alone is
significant. If you have not had a chance to look at the readings
for Mass this week, I invite you to pray with them in relationship
to the presence and activity of the Spirit at the Synod. (Check
mailto:http://www.usccb.org for the readings.) They provide a
wonderful direction for the Bishops’ considerations. I ask your
continued prayer for the work of the Synod as they begin the
year-long preparation for the conclusion of their reflections.
I thank our Open Hearts Ministry for hosting the film, Taking a
Chance on God, last weekend. We were fortunate to have the
producer/director of the work, Brendan Fay, with us. I thank all
who were able to attend. I also thank Pat Curtis for assisting in
the project.
● Thank you to everyone who
was part of last weekend’s
Ministry Fair! It was great to see
so many people inquiring about
ministry. If you missed the
Ministry Fair, the new Ministry
Guide is available at the doors of
the Church and in the office.
● The Commitment to Ministry Intention forms can be
returned on November 1 & 2, 2014 at the doors of the
church. For information, please contact Trudi in the
Volunteer Ministry Office
● Have you ever considered offering your time during
worship? There are several opportunities to serve the
community such as ushering, sacristan, Altar Server,
Lector, Eucharistic Minister and one of the three choirs.
To find out more, please speak with a member of the
Pastoral Staff.
● The House of Bread is in need of help for Saturday &
Sunday pick-up from Trader Joes. Please call Trudi in the
parish office to find out the details of this need.
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STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION
The bishops’ pastoral letter on stewardship reminds us,
“Jesus not only calls people to Him but also forms them
and sends them out in His service. Being sent on a
mission is a consequence of being disciples.
LIVING STEWARDSHIP
We are grateful this week for all stewards in our parish
who re-prioritize their giving in these challenging times
and the faith to keep the mission of Christ first!
CATHERINE’S PLACE
AT THE FRANCISCAN CENTER FOR URBAN MINISTRY IN COLLABORATION
WITH MERCY HOUSING AND SHELTER CORPORATION
WE CONTINUE TO NEED ITEMS FOR
CATHERINE’S PLACE:
Coffee…Butter…Juice…Cereal…Bread (white or wheat)
Paper Towels…Toilet Paper…Sugar
1 gallon ziplock bags
Please bring your donations to the plastic bin marked
“Catherine’s Place” at the back of the church.
Thank you for your generosity!
The Secular Franciscan Order Meeting
Our Haiti travelers have returned and have stories to tell. I look
forward to catching up with them soon. I thank you for your
prayers as they traveled.
Finally, I thank you for your support of the Appeal. With your
help most of our projects have been accomplished and are being
funded. I thank you for whatever form of support you are able to
give - prayer- ministry- financial. I am most grateful.
Is God calling you to walk in the footsteps of
St. Francis of Assisi? Join us for our meeting
in the Urban Ministry Center on Sunday,
October 26 with the rosary at 1:30 and
meeting at 2:00 p.m. Two of our members will present a
talk about their recent trip to Assisi. We will then listen
to a speech on Franciscan spirituality by Brother Bill
Short, OFM.
NOVEL IDEA: FICTION DISCUSSION GROUP
A group of parishioners and friends gather once a month
at the Urban Ministry Center to discuss works of fiction
with a wide appeal. We invite and welcome new
participants. Feel free to join us when the book announced
in the bulletin is of interest to you or become a regular
participant and help us choose the selections. For more
information, contact Marybeth Walsh (860-523-7034) or
Sara Zagorski (860-721-1814).
Upcoming Selections:
Nov. 20
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Dec. 18
TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
Date/Time: Thurs., Nov. 20 – 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Place:
Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry
OPEN HEARTS
GAY & LESBIAN MINISTRY
Next meeting: November 9, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Families & Friends of the Gay & Lesbian
Community
Next Meeting: October 28, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Sr. Ginny and individual parents are available for oneon-one visits. Please call the church office for further
information.
CLARE GALLERY
BETWEEN THE LINES – Works by Carole P. Kunstadt
Exhibition Date: Oct. 23-Dec. 28, 2014
Reception Date: Thurs., Nov. 13
Reception & Panel Discussion: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sacred Harp Concert: 7:45-9:00 p.m.
Carole P. Kunstadt’s process reveals how language
becomes visual through re-interpretation. Her images
have a meditative quality. Though the words may not be
visible, the spiritual essence of the sacred texts remains.
The panel discussion includes the artist, Sacred Harp
singer Ellen Lueck, Yale University music Professor Ian
Quinn Ph.D., and St. Patrick-St. Anthony Director of Music
ad musician Gabriel Löfvall.
Sacred Harp is a uniquely American tradition that brings
communities together to sing four-part hymns and
anthems. The choirs of St. Patrick-St. Anthony, panel
members and audience members all participate in this
concert.
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LECTOR WORKSHOP
The Office of Divine Worship will be holding a
Lector Workshop on Saturday, November 1, 2014
from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Seminary,
Bloomfield.
Speaker: Fr. David Baranowski
Registration Fee: $15.00 includes coffee/pastry upon
arrival. Checks payable to Office for Divine
For a registration form, please call Fran in the parish
office at 860-756-4034.
BECOMING A EUCHARISTIC PEOPLE
An Afternoon of Reflection for Extraordinary
Ministers of Holy Communion
Sunday, November 9, 2014 – 1:30-5:00 p.m.
St. Peter Church Hall, Torrington, CT
Speaker: Msgr. Gerard Schmitz
Registration Fee: $15.00. Checks payable to Office for
Divine Worship.
For a registration form, please call Fran in the parish
office at 860-756-4034.
COLLECTION AMOUNTS
Weekly – Oct. 11/12
$ 14,003.00
On-line Giving
$
632.00
2014 Appeal Goal
$115,000.00
2014 Appeal Pledges a/o Oct. 12
$ 93,845.00
To register for Online Giving, please visit our
website: www.spsact.org
Thank you for your generosity and support.
READINGS – OCT. 20-26, 2014
Mon.
Tues.
Wed.
Thurs.
Fri.
Sun.
Eph 2:1-10; Lk 12:13-21
Eph 2:12-22; Lk 12:35-38
Eph 3:2-12; Lk 12:39-48
Eph 3:14-21; Lk 12:49-53
Eph 4:1-6; Lk 12:54-59
Ex 22:20-26; 1 Thes 1:5c-10; Mt 22:34-40
SECOND COLLECTION – OCTOBER 18/19, 2014
The second collection today is for the Propagation of the
Faith (World Mission Sunday).
LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR
A special collection will be taken up next weekend,
October 25/26, for the benefit of St. Joseph’s
Residence in Enfield. The Little Sisters of the Poor will be
in attendance at all of the Masses and look forward to
meeting parishioners. The Little Sisters of the Poor have
worked with the elderly poor in Enfield and New Haven
since 1901. Your generosity will assist the Little Sisters
of the Poor to continue to provide care for the elderly
poor.
Don’t miss these
Faith Formation opportunities!
* Register NOW for a program or two with a friend * Please call the Parish Office at 860-756-4034.
SPIRITUALITY AND MORALITY: The Role of Prayer in the Moral Life
Thursday, October 23, 6:30—9:00 p.m.
Does it make a difference to the moral life if you are a person of prayer? In the
pre‐Vatican II manuals of moral theology, prayer was treated largely as an obligation in
the moral life; for example, a person had to attend mass every Sunday under pain of sin.
The relationship between the moral life and the spiritual life was viewed in terms of
duties coupled with penalties if one failed to perform one’s duties. Can we speak in
terms other than obligation when discussing the relationship of spirituality and
morality? This presentation will explore the various ways that our prayer life and our
moral experience enrich each other.
Presenter: Fr. Kenneth Himes, OFM
Suggested Offering: $10.00
Fr. Kenneth R. Himes, OFM, is a Franciscan friar and former chairman of the Department of Theology at Boston College
where he continues to teach theological ethics.
REEL FAITH: The Jewish Cardinal
Tuesday, October 28, 6:30—8:30 p.m.
“The Jewish Cardinal” film accurately describes a real man, Jean‐Marie Lustiger, the
Paris‐born son of Jewish immigrants from Poland, who maintained his Jewish identity
even after converting to Catholicism at a young age and later joining the priesthood.
Quickly rising within the ranks of the Church, he was appointed Archbishop of Paris
by Pope John Paul II, and then made a Cardinal. The movie keeps a steady focus on
the strange way this “man of God and of contradictions” insists on being both Jewish
and Catholic, and sometimes being a bridge between the two.
Film is unrated; 1 hour and 36 minutes in length, with subtitles.
Facilitator: Marion Kingsbury
Free Will Offering
EMMAUS MINISTRY – Retreat Day for Grieving Parents
Saturday, November 1; 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Several registrants have said that they are coming to our retreat because of a personal invitation extended by a
parishioner… Thank you!
It would be helpful to have registrations by October 24th but if you or a friend decide later… all are welcome!
For more information and to register, contact Natalie Welsh at [email protected]
HOW THE WORLD WORSHIPS - JUDAISM
One Hundred Blessings a Day: Cultivating Gratitude
Wednesday, November 5; 6:30—8:30 p.m.
This series is designed to cultivate our understanding of one another’s faith traditions.
By exploring the richness of various world religions we hope to celebrate our diversity
while cherishing what we hold in common; to build bridges and develop appreciation
for each other’s beliefs.
Presenter: Rabbi Debra Cantor
Suggested Offering: $8.00
Rabbi Debra Cantor is the spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Tikvoh‐Sholom in Bloomfield
CT. A member of the first JTS Rabbinical School class to include women, and a graduate of
Brandeis University, she was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
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