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254 Burritt Street, Plantsville, Connecticut 06479
Phone: (860) 276-9208
Fax (860) 628-7650
Email: [email protected]
Monday – Friday 9AM—5PM
Saturday Evening (Sunday Vigil): 4:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM, and 10:30 AM
Weekday Masses: Mon., Tue., Thurs., Fri., Sat., 7:00 AM
Reconciliation: Saturday - 3:15 PM and by appointment
Baptism: 1st Sunday of the month after 10:30 Mass & 3rd Sunday of the month
during 10:30 Mass. Baptism Preparation Classes: for first time parents - last Sunday
of the month.
Marriage: Arrangements must be made at least 6 months in advance
Parish Membership: We welcome you into our Parish Family.
It is requested that every family in the Parish be registered and receive envelopes.
Sponsor Certificates: Those seeking a sponsor certificate must be a Catholic in good
standing; attend Mass weekly, if married, be in a valid marriage, be a registered
member of the parish, using the envelope system for at least 3 months.
Holy Name Society (Men’s Club)
meets every 1st Tuesday of the month
at 8pm in the kitchen.
Parish Council meets every 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm in the auditorium.
Ladies Guild meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the auditorium.
CCD registrations for this coming
school year may be printed off our
website and mailed to the Parish
office with payment at any time.
The Parish Center will be open after all masses on Sat. &
Sun. so parents can stop in to register and pick
the class night for their children. Classes will
be held on Mon., Tue. and Wed., from 6:307:30pm. Have a happy and safe summer!
Confirmation dates: Thur sday, Oct. 9th and 16th.
Each mass will be at 7:00 P.M. Students were notified
via email which day they are assigned to.
outstanding paperwork must be handed in a.s.a.p. The
requirements for Confirmation are on our webpage
Have you been watching the back-toschool ads? How about spending a few
extra dollars to shop the sales and donate to
children who lack access to those necessary
resources? Items may be dropped off in the bin located
in the foyer.
Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
Food Collection
Remember Those In Need
Summer is a time of high anxiety
for low-income families who must
provide 200 extra meals for each
child when school is not in session.
Contrary to what many people believe, the
highest demand for food assistance to hungry
families is during the summer. Nearly one
out of every five children in Connecticut is at
risk of hunger.
Summer also is the time of year when food
donations are at their lowest which makes
the situation for hungry families even more
Due to this great need we will collect food
for Southington Social Services every
weekend during July and August.
Many thanks to all who have already
Defending Our Religious Liberty
The fight for religious freedom is not a Catholic issue,
not a Jewish issue, not an Orthodox, Mormon, or
Muslim issue. It is an American issue. The passage of
the Affordable Care Act has dangerous implications on
all religions. If we permit the government to have the
final say on what type of health care coverage a
religious organization must provide, we are basically
enabling them to interfere in all religious liberty
concerns in areas such as immigration and
humanitarian services.
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 Sylvia
Mathews Burwell of the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services at 202-205-5445. Let them know
that the mandate is in violation of our First
Amendment right to religious freedom.
All families were assigned tickets for the
Raffle. As in the past several years. all prizes
are cash prizes Please pick up your envelope
containing the tickets by the main entrance doors and make
your returns a.s.a.p. All proceeds will go to the maintenance of
our buildings and grounds. Thank you for your support.
We plan to have many individual items available to be raffled
off at the Mini Raffle Tables. But we can only do this with
your help. Why not look in your closets and cupboards for
some new or gently used items that you have no use for and
would therefore like to donate them as a Mini Raffle item.
Please drop off your items in the church kitchen, marked “Mini
Raffle”. Thank You!
To make the picnic an enjoyable day for all, we kindly ask for
you to volunteer some of your time to help with various
activities at the picnic. Adult volunteer sheets are located near
the entrance doors of the church.
Confirmation students: this is a gr eat oppor tunity for you
to earn volunteer hours. Volunteer are needed with the
children’s games, at the corn booth, ice cream booth and ticket
booths.. Student volunteers should sign-up when registering for
9th grade CCD at the Parish Center or call the Parish Office at
860-276-9208 or email us at [email protected]
Archdiocese of Hartford Pilgrimage, Sept. 12, 2014
If You Seek Miracles
Bring your prayers to the
Messenger of Hope
It is difficult to be truly present to another. We speak
of putting in an appearance or showing up. Even when we
arrive, we are often distracted. We think ahead, or we
review an unsettled past. Nonetheless, we are at our best
when we truly show up. We are most fully ourselves when
we are absorbed in something worthy of us: creative work,
good conversation, prayer. In these instances we are wholly
ourselves and wholly outside ourselves.
Elijah knew this kind of engagement. He was one of
God’s great prophets. In today’s first reading, he follows
God’s command to journey to that most holy place,
Mount Horeb. And there in great silence, Elijah
encounters God.
As for Peter and the apostles, they discover the
presence of God after the storm at sea. They and the sea
and the winds are stunned into silent reverence.
The Relic of St. Anthony of Padua arrives at
St. Anthony Church in Springfield, MA
4:30 p.m. - Holy Hour
6:00 p.m. - Mass celebrated by
Archbishop Leonard Blair
7:00 p.m. - Pasta Dinner
Buses leave for Springfield at 3 pm from:
1) St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield;
2) St. Bridget, Cheshire, and
3) St. George, Guilford.
Cost is: $50 per person. Register at: 860-541-6491 or visit Deadline is September 3,
2014. www.saint
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Catholic Charities operates safe and affordable preschools at
several locations in Hartford, Meriden, New Haven and Waterbury. The full day, year-round programs are fully accredited
and are now accepting enrollment for children ages three to five
whose families reside in those respective communities.
Our preschools are open to students of all faiths. Please call:
203-235-2507 to inquire about our program and to schedule a
visit. At Catholic Charities, our goal is to promote the highest
standards of excellence in child care as well as to strengthen the
entire family.
Additional information about our preschools can be found at:
Mass On The Road
A special Mass will take place at St. Joseph’s Cathedral on
Sunday, October 19, 2014, at 2:00 P.M.
All couples celebrating their 25th, 50th, 60th and any other
special wedding anniversaries this year are invited. Archbishop
Blair will be the main celebrant. Mass will include the renewal
of marriage vows, followed by a simple reception and a photo
op with Archbishop Blair. Family members and friends are
encouraged to attend. Please call the parish office at 860-2769208 to respond to this invitation.
When making your vacation plans, don’t forget the
most important thing:
“Keep Holy the Lord’s Day”
It’s easier than ever to do; just go to You
can find a church in the area you are visiting by entering the zip
code, town, state and find the location and mass schedule for
most parishes in any state.
Ez 1:2-5, 24-28c; Ps 148:1-2, 11-14;
Mt 17:22-27
Ez 2:8 — 3:4; Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103,
111, 131;
Mt 18:1-5, 10, 12-14
Wednesday:Ez 9:1-7; 10:18-22; Ps 113:1-6;
Mt 18:15-20
Thursday: Ez 12:1-12; Ps 78:56-59, 61-62:
Mt 18:21 — 19:1
Vigil: 1 Chr 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2;
Ps 132:6-7, 9-10, 13-14; 1 Cor 15:54b-57;
Lk 11:27-28
Day: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab;
Ps 45:10-12, 16; 1 Cor 15:20-27; Lk 1:39-56
Ez 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32; Ps 51:12-15, 18-19;
Mt 19:13-15
Is 56:1, 6-7; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8;
Rom 11:13-15, 29-32; Mt 15:21-28
A FAMILY Perspective
by Bud Ozar
The demands of family can be so
overwhelming we feel walking on water
would be easier.
When Jesus was pressured, He dismissed
everyone, so he could be “by himself and
When overwhelmed and stressed, go to a quiet place
and surrender your pressured feeling to the Lord
using Peter’s prayer in today’s gospel:
“Lord, save me.”
Slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace
are part of Pope Francis’ secret recipe for happiness.
M ass Int e n-
t i o ns
f or t he Week
4:00 PM
Joseph & Lena Tellerico,
req. by the Family
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
August 10
Robin Nelson,
req. by the Terafano & Nelson Families
Rev. John P. Blanchfield,
req. by the McGrath Family
August 11- St. Claire
Parishioners of St. Aloysius
August 12 - St. Jane Frances de Chantal
7:00 AM
7:00 AM
WEDNESDAY August 13 - St. Pontian, St. Hippolytus
No Mass
THURSDAY August 14 - St. Maximilian Kolbe
7:00 AM
FRIDAY August 15 A Holy Day of Obligation
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7:00 AM
Catherine Grzesuik,
req. by Don & Mary Whitmore
12:15 PM Salvatore DeSimone,
req. by the Garbacik Family
5:30 PM Christopher Novicki,
req. by Michael & Mary Anne Moffatt
SATURDAY August 16– St. Stephen of Hungary
7:00 AM
4:00 PM
Mary & Tony Raucci,
req. by Donna & Steve McCarty
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
August 17
Shirley Valentine & Sharon Velodota,
req. by the Family
Susan Spadjinske, req. by her Parents
This week the Sanctuary Candle
is burning
in loving memory of
Some of the Pope’s tips for bringing greater joy to one’s
life are:
1. “Live and let live.” Everyone should be guided by
this principle, he said, which has a similar expression
in Rome with the saying, “Move forward and let
others do the same.”
2. “Be giving of your self to others.” People need to be
open and generous toward others, he said, because
“if you withdraw into yourself, you run the risk of
becoming egocentric. And stagnant water becomes
Over the last several weeks, the history of confirmation has
been set out as a rite following baptism and preceding First
Communion. Eucharist was a sacrament of spiritual maturity,
attuned to the legal age of majority, which was considered to be
fourteen years or so. Medieval bishops were often generous, if
not especially pious, in seeing to it that children were confirmed before adulthood.
A pattern more familiar to us surfaced in the Diocese of
Toulon in France in 1748, where it was decreed that “children
are to be confirmed only after receiving First Communion.”
This was an amazing shift in practice that undermined centuries
of theology and tradition by which confirmation was seen as a
bridge between font and table. The innovation swept through
France and across Europe, despite constant complaints from
Rome. French-trained bishops like Cheverus of Boston and
Carroll of Baltimore, founders of the American church, established the practice here. The order of the sacraments was thus
disrupted in France and in the United States, and remained an
eccentric exception to the rule until big developments in 1910.
—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
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Seminars for Bereaved &Separated and Divorced
10 week Bereavement seminars
> Place: Cheshire, St. Bridget Parish
Date: Thursday, Sept. 11th, 2014 - Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Registration: (203)271-2372 – (203)272-0070
> Place: Union City, (Naugatuck, St. Mary Parish
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 17th 2014 - Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Registration: (203)729-4361 – (203)723-8194
> Place: Waterbury, St. Michael Parish Rectory
Date: Wednesday Sept.24th 2014 - Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Registration:(203)758-5711 203-879-2475
10 week Separated & Divorced seminar
Place: Waterbury, Our Lady of Loreto Parish
Date: Thursday, October 9th 2014
Time: 6:30-8:00pmRegistration (203)910-1561 - (203)757-6112 )