ch hur Rev. Jerzy Auguscik, O.F.M., Conv. Administrator

Saint Francis of Assisi Church
Rev. Jerzy Auguscik, O.F.M., Conv.
Administrator
Deacon Wayne F. Griffin
WEEKEND MASSES
Saturday: 4:30pm
Sunday: 8:00 & 10:00am
DAILY MASSES
Monday-Friday: 7:00am
Saturday: 8:00am
CONVENT
Sr. Marie Denise Murphy,
S.S.N.D.
Sr. Miriam McGuire,
S.S.N.D.
225-7143
RELIGIOUS
EDUCATION
COORDINATOR
Deacon Wayne
860-877-4851
MUSIC DIRECTOR
Monika Krajewska
SACRAMENT OF
RECONCILIATION
Saturdays 3:00 - 4:00pm
or by appointment
MARRIAGE
MINISTRY TO THE SICK
OR HOMEBOUND
Please call the Friary if someone you know is hospitalized
or homebound and would
like to receive the Sacraments.
Contact the Friary at least 6
months before the desired
date to set up schedule of
premarital conferences.
REGISTRATION
New parishioners should
FRIARY OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Friary: 225-6449
Fax: 225-2315
Paula Boyer, Secretary
BAPTISM
Pre-sacramental instruction
required. Call the Friary for
further instruction.
register as soon as possible.
Please notify the Friary of
any change of address or
telephone number.
PRAYER LINE
We pray for anyone in need
of prayer. Names are not
necessary, simply tell us your
intention. Contact Maureen
at 224-2397 or Marjorie at
357-3853
BULLETIN DEADLINE
All copy should be submitted
in writing to the Friary office
by 12 Noon on Monday.
1755 S TANLEY S TREET • N EW B RITAIN , CT 06053
http://saintfrancisnb.org
Saint Francis of Assisi
Saturday, Nov. 8 – Vigil: Dedication Lateran Basilica
4:30PM Anna Krasnowski by Grandmother, Zofia
Nov. 9 – The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
8:00AM The Kalisz Family by M/M Joseph Forgione
10:00AM Gloria Velasco Anniv. Mass req. by Family
Monday, Nov. 10 – St. Leo the Great
7:00AM For Living & Deceased of Our Parish Family
Tuesday, Nov. 11 – St. Martin of Tours
7:00AM Robert Walker req. by Fran Walker
Wednesday, Nov. 12 – St. Josaphat
7:00AM Zdzislaw Skorski & Helena Winnicki req. by
Family
Thursday, Nov. 13 – St. Frances Xavier
7:00AM Intentions of Karly Swanson req. by Aunt
Friday, Nov. 14
7:00AM Health of Theresa Boyer req. by Paula
Saturday, Nov. 15
8:00AM Michael Sisti 9th Anniv. req. by
Josephine Salerno
Saturday, Nov. 15 – Vigil: 33rd Ordinary Sunday
4:30PM Armand Vereneau 5th Anniv. by Family
Sunday, Nov. 16 – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00AM James R. Cyr req. by Mother & Brother
10:00AM Jozefa Plona 3rd Anniv. by Plona Family
Please Pray for…
Our Sick, Homebound and those in Nursing Homes:
Paul Beaulieu, Rita Bogli, Barbara Dubois, Regina
Fialkowski, Rick Kaszycki, Sebastian Motto, Michael
O’Connor, Marita O’Neill, Rose Rembisz, Stephan Sen,
Carol Shea, Peter Skonieczny, Mary Ellen Vaznelis and
Frank Windish.
Our Deceased.
This week the Sanctuary lamps will burn in memory
of:
Blessed Sacrament
Gloria Velasco
Blessed Mother
Gloria Velasco
Saint Joseph
Gloria Velasco
Memorial candles are available for $5.00 each. Please
call Paula at 860-225-6449 for details.
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New Britain
November 1 & 2
Weekly Collection ............................ $2,955.81
Online Donations ................................$207.00
Children’s Envelopes ............................... $10.00
All Saints Collection ............................$706.36
All Souls Collection .............................$833.00
Annual Collection ............................ $5,727.00
Thank you for your support.
Ladies’ Guild Game Night
Ladies, please join us on Wednesday, November 13
at 7:00PM in the Church Hall for Blackout Bingo. A
brief business meeting will precede the games. The
cost to play is just $1! Refreshments and a raffle will
round out the evening. We hope to see you there.
Advent Giving Tree
The Advent Giving Tree will be placed in the center
aisle beginning next weekend (Nov. 14 & 15). Once
again we will be donating to CCARC and St. Gerard
Center. Gifts are to be placed in gift bags. All gift
returns must be completed by the weekend of
December 6th.
OPEN HOUSE at Northwest Catholic
Northwest Catholic High School will host an OPEN
HOUSE on Sunday, November 9 from 1 -- 4PM and
will administer its Entrance Exam on November 15
and December 6 at 8AM. For more information or to
apply/register
for
the
exam,
go
to
www.NorthwestCatholic.org, click on Apply or
contact Andrew Selig at [email protected]
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Youth Group Open
Basketball Excursion
Our Youth Group is featuring a
Saturday night open Basketball for all
“high schoolers” on Saturday,
November 15, from 7:00PM – 9:30Pm at HALS
Academy/St. Francis School Gym. Free pizza and
snacks will be served. Tell a friend and good times are
guaranteed. If you have any questions, please contact
us at [email protected]
Our Youth Group needs help in raising funds to be able
to attend the World Youth Spectacular Event in Poland
in 2016. We are having a Redeemable Bottle & Can
Return on December 6th & 7th after each Mass. We ask
that you participate in bringing in your (5¢) five-cent
bottle and can returns. This will allow you more time
to attend to other matters and encourage our youth to
get involved in the community. We look forward to
seeing all of you there. If you have any questions
about this fundraiser, please contact us at
[email protected]
The Catholic Campaign for Human
Development
CCHD was founded in 1970 by the Catholic bishops of
the United States as their domestic anti-poverty
program. They realized that outreach through
established charitable services was not creating the
changes people needed in order to get themselves out
of poverty. With this goal in mind, the bishops worked
to address the underlying policies and systems that
perpetuate poverty, as a complement to direct
service.
CCHD brings Catholic social teaching to life. It funds
community and economic development programs
across the United States that help poor and
marginalized people join together to make decisions,
seek solutions to local problems, and find ways to
improve their lives and neighborhoods. Economic
development initiatives help create new businesses
and jobs. CCHD also provides educational
opportunities for Catholics to learn about poverty,
stand in solidarity with those affected by it, and reflect
on their own responsibility before the great need of
others.
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November 9, 2014
Defending Our Religious Liberty
Pope Francis has emphasized that “religious
freedom is not simply freedom of thought or
private worship. It is the freedom to live according
to ethical principles, both privately and publicly.”
If you haven’t done so already, please voice your
opposition to the mandate by calling President
Obama at the White House at 202-456-1111 or U.S.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia
Mathews Burwell at 202-205-5445. Let them know
that the mandate is in violation of our First
Amendment right to religious freedom.
Today’s Music
E: # 205 We Gather Together
O: #746 The King of Glory
C: #495 I Heard the Voice of Jesus
R: #615 Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory
Meetings and Events
Parish Council Meeting: Monday, November 10 at
7:00PM in the Church Hall. All interested
parishioners are welcome to attend.
Children’s Rosary: Second Sunday of every month,
immediately following the 10:00AM Mass. Next
date: Today, November 9, 2014.
Prayer Group: Every Tuesday evening, 7:00 –
8:00PM, in the Church. Anyone is invited to join us.
Men’s Rosary League: Wed., November 19 at
7:00PM in the Church. Social Hour follows in the
Church Hall. All men are invited.
Religion Classes; Grades 1 – 5: Saturday, Nov. 15,
22, 8:45 – 9:45AM in the School. Please note: No
classes on Sat., Nov. 29th.
Religion Classes; Grades 6, 7 & 8: Sunday, Nov. 18,
6:00 – 8:00PM in the School.
Religion Classes: Grades 9 & 10 Confirmation:
Sunday, Nov. 18, 6:00 – 8:00PM in the School.
Exposition & Adoration of Blessed Sacrament: First
Friday of each month. Next Date: Nov. 7, 7:30AM to
3:00PM.
Visitation of the Sick: First Friday of every month.
Next date: Friday, November 8, 2014. Please call
860-225-6449 if you would like to be visited.
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Thanksgiving Mass
November 9, 2014
November 27, 2014 at 9:00AM
Our parish family will gather together to give thanks at this special Mass of Thanksgiving. We continue our custom
of Bread Sharing. Please bring a loaf of bread to Mass, either homemade or bakery bread. Place it on the table in
the sanctuary before Mass. The bread will be blessed during the Mass. Then after
the Mass, please take a different loaf of bread home.
We will also continue the tradition of bringing non-perishable food items to help
restock our area food pantries. During the offertory one member of each family
should come forward with its offering of food to place it into the bins at the front of
the church. Please join us!
FUNDRAISING EFFORT UNDERWAY -- NOVEMBER 13-16
WJMJ, the non-commercial Catholic radio station operated by the Archdiocese of Hartford since 1976, begins its
Radio-thon on November 13th to raise funds to continue the operation of the station. The fundraising is
interspersed within the station’s diverse music, religious news, and Gospel messages.
Listen to uplifting music and inspirational commentary around the clock, supported by grateful listeners and
businesses in the community. WJMJ, Where Faith Meets Life, can be heard on 88.9 FM in the Hartford area, and
107.1 FM in the New Haven region, and on the Internet at www.WJMJ.org.
Holiday Craft Fairs
The Felician Sisters at Our Lady of the Angels Convent, 1315 Enfield St., Enfield, CT (Route 5 – corner of Enfield
St. & South Rd.) invite you to attend their last Pre-Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 9:00AM
to 4:00PM. The day will include an opportunity to enjoy games of chance, to purchase handmade items and
homemade bread-Babka, to enjoy homemade food, and play TURKEY BINGO between 1:00PM –3:00PM. This
event is held to benefit our elderly and infirm Felician Sisters.
Saint Ann Craft Fair, Saturday, November 22, 10:00AM to 3:00PM, Saint Ann Church, 215 West Street, Bristol, CT.
Featuring 50+ Craft Tables, food and fun.
Christmas Fair sponsored by St. Mary Women’s Club on Saturday, November 30th from 9:00AM to 3:00PM at St.
Mary School, 652 Willard Avenue, Newington. A buffet breakfast featuring hot and cold items as well as a soup &
sandwich lunch will be available for purchase. Many crafters and vendors will be present, along with a bake sale
and a number of specialty raffles. A visit to the fair will surely enhance your holiday spirit – come and enjoy!
Craft Fair, sponsored by St. Ann Church, New Britain is inviting crafters and artists to display and sell their crafts at
our Annual Craft Fair. The Fair will be held on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 9:00AM to 2:00PM. We hope you
will consider purchasing space. The fee is $30 per space. We plan to advertise in the New Britain Herald, Yankee
Flyer and several other circulars as well as posting in all local stores and street signs wherever possible. For an
application please go to [email protected]
Catholic Cruise to Alaska
Come and sail away on a 7-night Catholic Alaska Cruise with Father Leo Prengaman May 2nd – May 9th, 2015 on
Holland America Westerdam out of Seattle, Washington. Ports of Call: Juneau, Alaska, Glacier Bay; Sitka, Alaska;
Ketchikan, Alaska; Victoria, British Columbia; Seattle, Washington. Prices begin at $2,004 for two passengers this
includes all port fees and taxes. Daily Mass offered. Deposits of only $350/person will reserve your cabin. Space is
limited. For further information or to register, contact Doug or Eileen at 860-399-1785 or
[email protected]
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The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
November 9, 2014
From the Desk of the Administrator
This Sunday’s celebration of the Holy Eucharist commemorates the Dedication of Saint John Lateran. This Feast
commemorates the oldest and principal Cathedral in the Diocese of Rome. The St. John Lateran Cathedral ranks
first among the four great “patriarchal” Basilicas of Rome.
Today’s First Reading from the Book of Ezekiel [Ez. 47:1-2, 8-9, 12] in the Old Testament spoke of the stream of
life giving water. Its messages were, “I saw water flowing from the temple and all to whom that water came were
saved.” We heard that the angel said to Ezekiel, “This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into
the Arabah; and when it enters the sea, the sea of stagnant waters, the water will become fresh. Wherever the
river goes, every living creature that swarms will live, and there will be very many fish, once these waters reach
there. It will become fresh; and everything will live where the river goes.” The Arabah is the deep geological rift
that forms the Dead Sea and continues southward. The life-giving effect of the waters is apparent from the
freshening of the salt waters and the abundance of fish.
The Second Reading from the First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians [1 Cor.
3:9-11, 16-17] reminds us that we are God’s Temple. The first verse of this
reading said, “You are God’s building.” What does that mean, being God’s
building? Does it mean that we are God’s fellow laborers, working together
in God’s interests? No! It means that we are cooperating with the Lord God
who acts in and through His apostles. We are God’s instruments, servants,
ambassadors, humbly submitting ourselves to the way that the Spirit of
Jesus guides us for the good of the Church.
During today’s Reading from the Gospel of John, [Jn. 2:13-22], Jesus was speaking about the Temple of His Body.
He was speaking about the new Temple, the Resurrected Christ.
We heard that when Jesus visited the Temple in Jerusalem, He found some people selling cattle, sheep and doves.
Different kinds of sacrificial animals were being sold at the Temple so that the pilgrims would not have the added
expense of bringing them from far away. When Jesus drove them out of the Temple with a whip, assuming there
was a large number of sellers, He must have enlisted the assistance of His disciples. The reference to the whip
during the Gospel Reading may have been symbolic, serving the purpose of emphasizing the authority of Jesus as
the Lord versus being used as a physical goad.
Today’s three readings teach us that through the glorious Resurrection of the life giving Temple of Christ, we
become living stones that feed on the ever flowing Divine graces that are bestowed upon us as a gift of
tremendous sacrifice as the Lamb of God, a sacrifice that is undeserved and unearned.
Peace and goodness to all!
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