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Archive for July 2012

Renewing the Face of the Earth

Dear Parishioners, A week ago Tuesday, Frank and I were on a JetBlue flight, cruising along at an altitude I can’t begin to imagine, with the promise of landing 15 minutes early. Smiles of delight faded into groans of dismay as the captain announced that a “monster storm” had taken up residence over the airport…

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Travel Spain with Fr. Allen

Fairfield University is offering a guided tour through Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo and Manresa). The tour will be led by Fr. Charles Allen, S.J. The trip dates are October 26 to November 4. For more information, please call 203-254-4280.

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Thinking Outside the Box

Dear Parishioners, How clever of Jesus. On that mountain, when he fed the multitudes with only a few loaves of bread and a couple of fish, he managed to accomplish two things at once. In feeding the crowd, he also fed the imagination of his disciples. Can you picture them as they distributed food to…

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Day of Prayer Aug. 3rd

Friday, August 3, is the First Friday of the month and a Day of Prayer for our parish. The Blessed Sacrament will be in exposition after the 7:30am Mass until 12noon. Please consider spending a half hour of prayerful quiet time in the church sometime during this day. A sign-up sheet is located at the…

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Get Involved. Join Us at Our Next Golf Tournament Meeting on Monday, July 30th

Please Join Us! The 8th Annual Golf Tournament will be on Monday, September 24 at Whitney Farms in Monroe. Lunch, golf (12:30 shotgun start), cocktails and dinner. There will be a planning meeting on Monday, July 30th at 7:00pm in the Community Room of the school building. There are many sponsorship and volunteer opportunities. Silent…

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Go Away…and rest awhile…

Dear Parishioners, Some friends of mine hosted a unique dinner party last weekend. Along with all the guests, they invited four Broadway musical performers and an accompanist into their home who offered a kind of “cabaret hour” after dinner. It’s an idea generated by the New Paradigm Theatre Company (nptheatre.org), a creative group of professionals…

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Merton House Collection – July 28/29

An interesting “combo” awaits your generosity this month for the Merton House. Please consider bringing paper goods (napkins, plates, etc.) or salad dressing for the collection on the weekend of July 28/29. Baskets will be at the three entrances to the church. Thank you for your help.

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Faith Taking Action

Dear Parishioners, In one of the classrooms on the second floor of the Parish Hall, there is a large closet where we store leftover paper goods for the parish picnic. It’s filled with aluminum pans and plastic forks and paper plates, the sort of things that are purchased in bulk and can be used next…

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Thank You for Exceeding Our Goal

Thank you! We received word that we have exceeded our goal of $80,000 for the 2012 Annual Bishop’s Appeal. Thank you so much for your generous support of this effort. To date, our parish has contributed $129,414! Your contributions will help fund many important diocesan programs and endeavors.

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Thank you!!

Many thanks to all who participated in our annual parish picnic! If you made a pierogie or purchased a lobster, made a financial contribution or contributed your time and talent to working at one of our booths…..whatever you did to help make this year’s picnic a celebration of community….THANK YOU! Congratulations to the winners of…

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A Mid-Summer Refreshment

Dear Parishioners, In the second reading, St. Paul mentions a “thorn in the flesh” that he had been given to live with. No one seems to know exactly what it was, but many scholars think it was a sort of physical ailment that he struggled with. In a couple of weeks, we celebrate the feast…

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