4:00 PM
NOVEMBER 22, 2014
Vincent Stabile
Req. by Ann Yarson
Stephen Claude & Family
Req. by his Wife
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
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
8:00 AM
Robert Cox
Req. by his Wife
NOVEMBER 25, 2014
8:00 AM
Mass at Saint Gabriel
8:00 AM
José Gomez Correra
Req. by his Daughter and Family
NOVEMBER 27, 2014
9:00 AM
Mass at Saint Gabriel
NOVEMBER 29, 2014
4:00 PM
Ann M. Rooney
Req. by Mary & Patrick Begley
Jack & Maureen Callahan
Req. by their Son
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.
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
Thursday & Friday,
November 27-28
for Thanksgiving.
NOVEMBER 23, 2014
“Whatever you did for one of the
least brothers of mine, you did for
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Featuring contemporary hymns and songs of the
liturgical season
St. Francis of Assisi
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
[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
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
NOVEMBER 23, 2014
November 29 & 30
Eucharistic Minister
Eucharistic Minister
Eucharistic Minister
Altar Server
Altar Server
Altar Server
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
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.