SAINT ANN SATURDAY 4:00 PM NOVEMBER 22, 2014 Vincent Stabile Req. by Ann Yarson Stephen Claude & Family Req. by his Wife SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23, 2014 9:45 AM Mary Ellen & Clinton Brenenstuhl, Frances Moore and Helen Arnold Req. by John & Liz Brenenstuhl 11:30 AM Francis M. Gritsko Req. by his Family MONDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2014 8:00 AM Robert Cox Req. by his Wife TUESDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2014 8:00 AM Mass at Saint Gabriel WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2014 8:00 AM José Gomez Correra Req. by his Daughter and Family THURSDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2014 9:00 AM Mass at Saint Gabriel SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2014 4:00 PM Ann M. Rooney Req. by Mary & Patrick Begley Jack & Maureen Callahan Req. by their Son SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2014 9:45 AM Christine Lisi Req. by the Falcigno & Marczak Families 11:30 AM Deceased Alumni of Saint Ann School Saint Ann ~ Saturday, November 29 ~ 3 PM The offertory total for November 16 was $6,210.00. Check out STARR’s selections Curl up with a good book during these days of November’s early darkness. Look in STARR’s basket in the church vestibule for some inspiritional choices. Please submit any information for the bulletin by Monday afternoon. Thank you. MILFORD Yves Allard Norma Augenstein Stanley Augenstein Louise Barbiero Americo Bartoli Carolina Braeu Liz Brenenstuhl Victoria Callas Holly Casey Alyssa Chamberlain John Chapin Jeanne Dubois Chartier Danielle Coldon Steven Connor Steve Cunningham Dominic D'Aurelio Mary Dlugos Michael Dlugos Emma Dunn Kathy Dunn Antoinette Dunne Paul Eden Albert Fabian John Gallagher Maria Gillego Elizabeth Rose Harris Anna Honek Kimberly Kell Marshall Kochiss Anthony LaLuna Lou Lattarulo Tom Loizzi Marie Loizzi Erica Monacelli Donna Morgan Donna Roach Kaitlin Soloman Gus Tomasetti Mary Ellen Voytek Mike Voytek Rev. Art Yost James Horan Honored by: The Gregory F. Doyle Family, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Dumas, Saint Ann 50 Plus Club Stephen Skudlarek Honored by: Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Dumas Mighty Mites Today we learn that if we help others God will invite us to be a part of his community. Bring your child, ages 3 through Kindergarten, to the Children’s Chapel during the 9:45 Mass where our Mighty Mites can share how they help others. Precautions taken for flu season Beginning next weekend through March, Holy Communion will be distributed under the species of the Blessed Bread only. The chalice will be shared by the priest and the deacon. The Office will be closed Thursday & Friday, November 27-28 for Thanksgiving. OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE NOVEMBER 23, 2014 “Whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:46 This weekend’s readings trace our Lord Jesus Christ from “the shepherd who tends his flock” to the “first fruits” to the “king who comes in his glory.” He invites all of us who are stewards of his Word, his Kingdom and his Hope, to see him and to serve him in everyone we meet, even his “least brothers.” Such true and faithful stewards we will hear His glorious declaration, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father.” Ministry Fair Update The Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) provides funding for groups that make lasting change and uplift the poor in the United States. CCHD grants improve education, support economic development, and help communities provide housing in low-income neighborhoods. Help us continue to defend human dignity and aid those living on the margins of society. Please give to the CCHD Collection. Help is needed on Friday morning, November 28. We will be changing the hymnals in the Church at 10:00 AM. If you can spare a little time, your help would be greatly appreciated. Saint Ann Christmas Spectacular Saturday, December 6 ~ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Parish Center We are still receiving Ministry Sign Up Sheets. If you were away during our Ministry Fair or just haven't yet decided which ministry or ministries you would like to work on, please take a moment to fill out a form and let us know what you might like to do. Forms can be found at the church entrances, in the church office or on our website and can be placed in the Offertory basket. If you are not sure and have a question about any ministry please contact Valerie Yergeau ([email protected] or 203-878-0539) or Nancy Vai ([email protected] or 203-874-6850. Ministry Chairs, please look over your 2015 list and contact anyone who signed up in 2014 but is not on your 2015 list to remind them to fill out a form. As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace. 1Peter 4:10 Defending Our Religious Liberty In this Thanksgiving season, let us give thanks for our God-given rights and stand strong in our opposition of the encroachments being made on our religious freedom. 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. Browse, shop, dine and enjoy the festive atmosphere at the Saint Christmas Spectacular on Saturday, December 6th. Ooh and aah over the array of raffle prizes in the Tiny Tim auction, then take your chances and keep your fingers crossed! Look for hidden treasures at the tag sale, stop for lunch from the Spectacular Kitchen and pick up a snack or a take-home dessert at Ye Olde Bake Shoppe. Along the way you’ll have the pleasure of hearing the choir’s Victorian carolers, adding just the right note to this holiday extravaganza. Have questions? Like to make a donation (for the Tiny Tim auction and/or the tag sale)? Reach out to MaryJo ([email protected] or 203-882-0695). She’ll be delighted to hear from you. (Restaurant and merchant gift cards and Christmas-themed items greatly appreciated.) Thank you for supporting this major parish fundraiser. Got tickets? Breakfast with Santa is coming December 7th! Enjoy pancakes with Santa in the Parish Center Hall on Sunday, December 7th between 9 AM and 1 PM. Tickets are $5 per person, $20 per family, free for children under 3. Advance reservations (recommended) at 203-710-0471. Tickets will also be available at the door. OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE What we’ve done to the least of our brothers and sisters we’ve done to Christ. Choose to serve in every instance; listen for a call to service as a priest, brother, or sister. Call Fr. Anthony Smith, Director of Vocations, Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary, Tel. 860-242-5573, e-mail [email protected] or visit the web at www.vocationshartford.org. Featuring contemporary hymns and songs of the liturgical season October: St. Francis of Assisi November: The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, Thanksgiving, Second Coming of Christ & The Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe NOVEMBER 23, 2014 50+ Annual Christmas Party Sunday, December 14 ~ 1 PM Parish Center Hall Join us for a dinner catered by Lasse’s Restaurant. The menu is Ravioli with broccoli, chicken Francais, baked ham with raisin sauce, roast beef with gravy, vegetable medley, red roasted potatoes, chocolate mousse & buttercream vanilla cake. Tickets are $13 per person and will be sold before and after all Masses beginning the weekend of November 29 - 30. You may also call Grace Pastor (203-878-5913) for tickets and information. Don’t miss the 50/50 raffles and door prizes! Christmas Giving Vines - Ornament Preparation Monday, November 24 ~ 7 PM Parish Center downstairs room Join us as we write out and cut out paper ornaments and assemble our Christmas Giving Vines, which will be displayed in the Church beginning November 29. Please return gifts no later than Sunday, December 14. Delivery is scheduled for December 15. All are welcome; people of all ages, families, couples, and singles - bring a friend. For more information, please contact Maria Tomasetti atomaset[email protected] or 203-988-8598 (voice or text). 24th Annual Auction Saturday, December 6 ~ 6 – 11 PM Vazzano’s Four Seasons ~ Stratford Mass: Thursday, November 27 ~ 9:00 AM @ Saint Gabriel Church The Saint Ann and Saint Gabriel Communities of Faith will come together in worship Thanksgiving morning in honor of our national day of thanksgiving. All are welcome. 15th Annual Saint Ann School Alumni Mass Sunday, November at 11:30 AM All Saint Ann alumni and their families are invited to our Alumni Mass. We're hoping to see everyone - those living in the area and those visiting for the holiday. The Mass will be offered for our alumni. This year marks St. Gabriel School’s 50th Anniversary! There will be a silent auction followed by a live auction, DJ and dancing. Tickets are $45 and include a buffet dinner, 2 drink tickets, coffee, soda and dessert. If you have any questions, please contact Margo Cupole at St. Gabriel School at 203-874-3811. [email protected] United Church of Christ, Devon Saturday, December 6 ~ 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE NOVEMBER 23, 2014 MINISTRY SCHEDULE November 29 & 30 Lector Eucharistic Minister Eucharistic Minister Eucharistic Minister Altar Server Altar Server Altar Server Usher Usher Usher Usher 4:00 PM Gloria Cabeen Bernard McMahon Jim Veeley Lisa Veeley Michael Deveny Nelson Gomes Abigail Lonergan Tom Zawislinski Eugene Dumas Debbie Jones Frank Melanson 9:45 AM Pat Pavlucik Louis Servideo Deacon George Emily Cruz Victoria Benedicto Pamela Subtil Ryan Subtil Dave Macone Frank Pataky Bob Vargo Nicholas Cruz 11:30 AM Kendall Murphy Carol Maurutis Deacon George Michele Greenwood Allyza Moral Arthur Moral Unknown Melvin Moral Ed Caprio Otto Keegan Rich Madarang 2014 Thanksgiving Prayer from Archbishop Leonard Blair O God, ever good and merciful, look graciously upon us as we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Our nation has been richly blessed, and we thank You for the necessities of life that so many of us enjoy in abundance. May we never take these gifts for granted or forget that they come from You, the Creator and Author of Life. We pray for those among us who suffer as a result of material, spiritual or moral poverty. Enkindle in us a greater charity toward our neighbor in need, and help us as a people to build a more just and peaceful society and world. We pray in a special way for those who are persecuted for their faith throughout the globe. Thank you, Father, for all Your blessings, In the Name of Christ Our Lord. Amen.
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