St. Philip Church 1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk, CT 06851-3821 Office: 203-847-4549 Fax: 203-847-4148 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.stphilipnorwalk.org Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Office Kali J. DiMarco, Director 203-847-4286 Michael A. Pappa, Assistant Music Office Maria J. O’Kelly, Director 203-847-4549 Facilities Manager Paul G. Einstman 203-554-1345 Father Michael A. Boccaccio Pastor Father Sudhir DSouza Associate Pastor Deacon Frank J. Chiappetta Deacon John W. Mahon Deacon Paul J. Reilly Sister Mary Ann McPartland, CND Pastoral Associate Finance/Property Committee Kenneth R. Lalime, Chair 203-847-4549 All Saints Catholic School Linda Dunn, Principal Alan D. Yoder Administrative Director 203-847-3881 Celebration of the Eucharist Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 8:00, 10:00 and 12 Noon Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. or by appointment Baptism and Marriage Please call to schedule Pre-Baptism and Baptism dates. Marriage dates are to be scheduled one year prior. Mission Statement St. Philip Parish, a welcoming Catholic community, strives to love, honor, know, and serve God. As a family, we gather to celebrate liturgy, perform good deeds, share our faith, and bring all to Christ. St. Philip, lead us to Jesus. Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome November 9, 2014 Saint Philip Church Victorian Christmas Festival Join us for our Christmas Tree Lighting & Festival Kickoff Friday at 5:00 P.M. Carols & Free Cocoa! Friday, December 5, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. & Saturday, December 6, 9:00 a.m.to 8:00 p.m. in the Saint Philip Church Mansion - 23 France Street, Norwalk CT Vendors, Knickknacks, Music, Food, Raffle. Christmas Festival - Vendors Wanted! Would you like to join in the fun of the 2014 Christmas Festival as a Vendor or do you know someone who is the perfect fit? Vendor agreements are now on the Parish web site and can be printed for return to the Parish Office. The Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6, in the Mansion. For more information, please check the Parish Website. Calling all Bakers and Volunteers We need many cakes, pies, breads, brownies, cupcakes & other assorted goodies for the Parish Bake Sale Table. Please deliver your items to the Mansion any time after Noon on Friday, Dec. 5. Volunteers are needed for all shifts at the Bake Sale, Raffle, and Kitchen. Shifts are: Fri., 12/5 4:30–9:00 pm, Sat. 12/6 8:30 am-Noon; Noon-4:00pm and 4:00-9:00 pm. Please call Claudette 203 984-2005 or email [email protected] for more information or sign-up. Raffle Tickets An important part of the Christmas Festival is a raffle with prizes that appeal to everyone, American Express Gift Cards with FIVE prizes to be awarded: st 1 $1,000 nd 2 $300 rd 3 $200 th 4 $100 th 5 $100 The tickets are in the rear of the Church by the main entrance for each family to pick-up. This raffle has the potential to raise significant funds for the Parish, only if all members of the Parish help sell the tickets. The tickets are $3.00 each. If you are willing to work at a “booth sale” at a local store, please contact Fr. Sudhir in the Parish Office. NOVEMBER 11, 2014 Drive-By Raking – JOIN US!! For many years, one of our favorite youth service activities has been our day of raking. We surprise unsuspecting parishioners and rake their lawns as a sign of our love. So many parishioners have asked us about this special day of service, we have decided to open it up to EVERYONE! If you would like to join us on Saturday, November 15, please contact Kali by phone 203 847-4286 or email [email protected] We begin the day at 9:00 a.m. in front of the YAC with a blessing of rakes, and then we jump into cars and go out in groups to rake. Bring a rake, a pair of work gloves and some leaf bags, and get ready to feel great… This is a great way for families to serve together! Social Concerns Slips for the Thanksgiving Food Collection will be distributed at all Masses this weekend. Donations will be collected the following weekend, November 15 & 16, during all Mass. Turkeys can be dropped off on TUESDAY, November 25 between 7:30 and 10:00 a.m. Children Are Special Mass On Saturday, November 22, at the 5:30 p.m. Mass. the 6, 7, & 8 Graders of Saint Philip Parish will provide Thanksgiving Desserts and Cards for the many food baskets distributed for Thanksgiving. Storytelling Next Sunday, November 16 at the 10:00 a.m. Mass. FAITH FORMATION Religious Education Classes Classes resume this week. For questions or if you have not yet registered for classes, please contact us at [email protected] or 203-847-4286. SPYCE (St. Philip Youth Catholic Education) The next SPYCE class for middle school, grades 6-7-8, will be Sunday, November 16, 4:00-6:30 p.m. in the school hall. Please come into the school hall to check in, with your child. Pick-up will be in the CHURCH - please arrive at 6:10 p.m. for prayer and sharing. If you have any questions, please contact us at 203-847-4286 or [email protected] Confirmation 2015 A Half-Day Retreat will be on Sunday, November 9, beginning with the 10:00 a.m. Mass followed by our halfday retreat with Dave Dumain. We look forward to seeing everyone! - Please contact the Faith Formation Office with any questions. Rite Of Christian Initiation Of Adults RCIA—the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a process of conversion and entry into the fullness of faith in the Catholic Church, is underway. Are you a Catholic who has yet to complete the Sacraments of Initiation, Eucharist and/or Confirmation? Are you seeking Baptism in the Catholic Church? RCIA WANTS YOU! Are you a parishioner willing to help participants in the RCIA process? RCIA WANTS YOU! Please contact Deacon Jack Mahon at 203-912-0092. We Pray That Christ’s Lorraine Dennen Barbara Heyd Carlos Rodriguez Healing Be Given To: Malfada Diurno Nina Rexrode Vincent Testani Sympathy and Prayerful Remembrances to The Families of: Fr. Denis Hanly, M.M. Cleophile Lebrun Toussaint Victor Trizzino Everyone Can Participate! Please support the Bridgeport Diocesan Synod by attending the Holy Hour of Prayer for the Synod at St. Luke Church in Westport on Tuesday evening, November 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Bishop Caggiano has emphasized the importance of prayer as part of the work of the Synod, so we will pray with Msgr. Andy Varga and the other clergy of Vicariate 2 (Norwalk, New Canaan, Westport, Wilton, Weston) for the success of the Second General Session of the Synod (Saturday, November 15). The Holy Hour at St. Luke will offer an opportunity for Confession as part of our prayer-time together. All are welcome. A Ministry Workshop for Readers is on Sunday, November 23 at 1:15 p.m. in the YAC. All who are presently Reading are asked to attend this workshop. Blood Pressure Screening Next Sunday, November 16 there will be a Blood Pressure Check in the Children’s Corner of the Church vestibule following the 10:00 a.m. Mass. Birthright of Norwalk would like to thank the parishioners of Saint Philip Church for their generous donations. Continued support of mothers and their babies, born or unborn, is greatly appreciated. Mass Intentions & Liturgical Schedule Week November 10, 2014 Monday 7:30 am Thomas O’Connor Tuesday 7:30 am Linda Macchio Wednesday 7:30 am Rosa Solano Thursday 7:30 am Stefano Pirolozzi Friday 7:30 am Special Intention (Living) Communion Service Saturday 5:30 pm James & Helen Clarke Sunday 8:00 am For the Parishioners 10:00 am Peter Kniffen 12:00 pm Antonio Galimi & Natale Zumbo Baptism of Conor Joseph Sullivan Senior Luncheon Schedule of Meetings and Parish Events Sun. Nov. 9 Confirmation – Half-Day Retreat Church/School Hall 10:00 a.m. Mon., Nov. 10 Parish Council School Board Room 7:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 11 Religious Education School Board Room 4:00 p.m. Assoc. of Blessed Sacrament Day Chapel 7:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 12 MOM’s Group School – Room 214 10:00 a.m. Religious Education School Board Room 4:00 p.m. Youth Group YAC 7:00 p.m. Choir Music Room 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 13 Bible Study Mansion 10:30 a.m. RCIA Mansion 7:30 p.m. Cantor Rehearsal Church 7:30 p.m. Prayer Group YAC 8:00 p.m. Choir Church 8:15 p.m. Fri., Nov. 14 Prayer Shawl Ministry Mansion Chapel 10:00 a.m. Sat., Nov. 15 Men’s Ministry School Board Room 8:00 a.m. Drive-By Raking YAC 9:00 a.m. Junior Choir Rehearsal Music Room 4:00 p.m. Sun., Nov. 16 Confirmation - Rite of Invitation Church 10:00 a.m. Storytelling Church 10:00 a.m. Blood Pressure Check Church following 10:00 a.m. Mass Senior Mass/Lunch Church/School Hall 12:00/1:00 p.m. SPYCE School Hall 4:00 p.m. SCRIPTURE READING Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time November 16, 2014 Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 Matthew 25:14-30 The Second collection next Sunday will be for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Stewardship 2014 THANK YOU to all who have responded to the Stewardship Challenge. Due to your response we are making progress toward meeting this year’s budget needs with 131 families responding. Stewardship 2014 will conclude on Sunday, November 16. If you have not yet responded please do so, indicating how you wish to join with other parishioners to serve your Parish. Information regarding electronic giving can be found at www.stphilipnorwalk.org. A very generous thank you to the following who have already responded to our 2014 Stewardship Challenge. Names will be published as space allows. Gifts for the needs of the Parish have been received from the following: M/M David Alvarez M/M Jean Legerme Joseph and Susana Anastasio M/M Caezar Matic M/M Joseph J Ancona M/M Thomas W. Nistico Sr. M/M Thomas Czako M/M Vincent Scicchitano Mrs. Mafalda Diurno M/M James B. Stapleton Dr. John F. Fitzpatrick M/M James J. Stapleton M/M David L. Legere Elaine Tracy From In Memory of Ms. Betty T. Brink Edward H. Brink M/M Joseph L. Castellano Abruzzi and Castellano Families Mrs. Sandy Dominick Andrew Dominick Jr. Mrs. Marcia Gannon Patrick J. Gannon Toan and Matilde Hinh Domingo Mallari Mrs. Dana M. Surena-Mattson Justine Justin Ms. Elizabeth Millburn Ellen Kling A gift for Religious Education scholarships has been received from: M/M Christopher Rosendahl ¡Venga y Mire! En los últimos dos años, muchas personas se han vuelto miembros de la familia de St. Philip. SI a usted le gustaría saber un poco más sobre cómo hacerse miembro, o si tiene alguna pregunta, Por favor acompáñenos a un evento informal para “conocernos mejor” la noche del lunes, 24 de Noviembre de 7:00-8:30pm en el salón con pizarras de la escuela (El aula en donde se reúnen los niños de las Clases de Educación Religiosa). Tendremos algunos aperitivos y se ofrecerá guardería (cuidado de niños). El Padre Boccaccio hablará sobre la parroquia y lo que significa ser miembro de ella. La Hermana Mary Ann McPartland explicará el proceso de registración, y la Directora de la Educación Religiosa explicará nuestro programa de Educación Religiosa (Catequesis). Esta presentación se llevará a cabo en Ingles y en español y habrá traductores disponibles. Para más información o si usted tiene alguna pregunta, por favor comuníquese con Kali at 203 847-4286. Come and See! Over the past two years, many people have become members of the St. Philip family. If you would like to know more about becoming a member, or if you have questions, please join us for an informal “getting-to-know-you” evening th Monday, November 24 7:00-8:30pm in the boardroom of the school (the room where the children gather for Religious Education Classes). We will have some refreshments, and babysitting will be available. Father Boccaccio will speak about the parish and what it means to be a member. Sister Mary Ann McPartland will explain the registration process, and the Director of Religious Education will explain our Religious Education Program. Gifts for the Church boilers have been received from the following: Ms. Marian R. Barbieri M/M Joseph Denaro The evening will be presented in both English and Spanish, and translators will be available. For information or if you have any questions, please call Kali at 203 847-4286. Gifts for Liturgical books have been received from: M/M Felipe Negron M/M Brian J. Nell Maplewood Service Opportunities Every Sunday at our 10:00 am Mass there is a contingent of residents from The Maplewood at Strawberry Hill who join us in worship. Some parishioners have inquired about opportunities to interact more with their community, so we have set up “Senior Saturdays”. We will be posting some of the activities and times when parishioners of all ages can “drop in” to join the fun with our Maplewood friends. This is a great way for families to serve together. The address is 73 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Norwalk. No need to call ahead – just show up and tell them you are from St. Philip Parish. A gift for flowers has been received: Dr/M David A. Romeo A gift for a projection screen has been received from: Claudette Quadrini Gifts for Youth Ministry have been received from the following: M/M Brian E. Fitzgerald M/M Sal Giglio Gifts for New Music have been received from the following: Dr/M David A. Romeo From In Memory of Ms. Judith A. Miserendino Anthony & Rose Miserendino Richard & Theresa Zaffuto Annalee Rose Harrington Church Boiler A very generous thank you to the following who have responded to “Plumber Boccaccio” with donations to replace the Church boilers. To date we have collected over $15,000 towards the goal of $50,000. Names will be published as space allows. Anonymous Ms. Ann J. Fabrizio M/M Joseph J. Ancona Toan & Matilde Hinh Ms. Mary Bauer Mr. Daniel Krenicki Ms. Toni Bisland M/M Richard D. LaBella Jr. Dcn./Mrs. Frank Chiappetta Dr. Ellen & Dcn. John Mahon John & Carol Crespo Mrs Marie McBennett Mrs. Angelina DeBone M/M Anthony Mobilia Ms. Donna DeBone M/M Felipe Negron Dr./Mrs. David A. Romeo Here is what’s scheduled on Saturdays in November. 9:30 am – Casual Italian learning 3:30 pm – College Football 4:15 pm – Casino Pros Senior Luncheon A special mass recognizing and honoring our seniors will be celebrated on Sunday, November 16, at 12 Noon. After Mass all seniors are invited for a luncheon in the school hall. To RSVP and/or to help, please call the Parish Office at (203) 847-4549. The Menu will be: Baked ziti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, and pumpkin pound cake with whipped cream. SENIOR MASS AND LUNCHEON Name ____________________________ Phone____________________________ ___ # of Adults Attending ___ I/we will not be able to attend All Saints Catholic School is hosting a Holiday Wine Tasting on Saturday, November 15 from 7-10pm. Join us for an evening of gourmet hors d'oeuvres, fine wine, and live music by The Third Rail. This event is open to the community. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at www.allsaintsnorwalk.com Trinity Catholic High School Memorial Mass The annual Memorial Mass for the deceased graduates, faculty and staff of Stamford Catholic/Trinity Catholic High School will take place on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the school auditorium. All are welcome to attend. Call the school 203 322-3401 if you plan to attend. Saint Margaret Shrine Second Annual Roast with Featured Guest Bishop Caggiano Reserve your seat at the Second Annual Shrine Roast supporting the revitalization of effort of Saint Margaret Shrine, the only Shrine in the Diocese of Bridgeport. On Sunday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m., the Bishop will be the center of attention. The event will be held in the Saint Catherine of Siena Hall in Trumbull; tickets are $100 per person, $75 for clergy and religious, and must be purchased in advance. Represent your parish, gather your friends, and reserve a table of 10. For more information, call the Shrine at 203 333-9627 or email [email protected] The Saint Cecilia Society Presents A Festival of Lessons and Carols The Birth of our Saviour in word and song under the direction of David Forbes McCaffrey, III Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. At The Cathedral Parish Church of Saint Augustine 399 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 Concert is free and open to the public (free will offering accepted) All are invited to attend. We ALL Celebrate Discipleship!! The USA Bishops define being a disciple as having 5 qualities:  making a conscious choice to be followers;  living that choice through actions;  are willing to sacrifice;  treating their Time, Talent and Treasure as gifts and blessings to share; &  building the kingdom of God daily. We, here at St. Philip, ALL clearly fulfill this call to be Disciples for Christ. We do so in various ways. During the coming months we shall acknowledge, honor and celebrate the many ministries in our Faith Family! These celebrations will replace what had been the annual pre-Thanksgiving “Volunteer” Dinner. Forthcoming, instead, will be a series of “During” Mass recognition of the varied ways we ALL serve Christ, followed by a reception in the Mansion.
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