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Archive for July 2013

Day of Prayer on August 2nd

Friday, August 2, 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. At 3pm, all are welcome to join…

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Another Chance to Make Things Right

Dear Parishioners, “What father among you would hand his son a snake when he asks for a fish? Or hand him a scorpion when he asks for an egg? I’m taking this Sunday’s Gospel personally because two weeks ago, I handed someone a “scorpion” instead of what she asked for……but some- times God gives you…

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2014 Mass Intentions

We are now accepting intentions for Masses celebrated in 2014. Our volunteers are available to help you schedule the Masses on Tuesday and Friday from 10am until 12:30pm.

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Offertory gifts

If you and your family would like to bring up the bread and wine in the offertory procession during Mass, just let one of the ushers know before Mass begins. This may be a special way to participate especially if a loved one is being remembered at a particular Mass.

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Forget the Potatoes

Dear Parishioners, Martha irritates me. “Oh Martha, Martha, Martha……calm down, pour yourself a glass of wine, pull up a chair, and don’t miss the moment……” That’s always what I want to say to her when I hear this Gospel story. To me, she comes across as whiney. She’s more concerned about getting the mashed potatoes…

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Dishwashing Detergent Needed for Monthly Merton House Collection

Our friends at Merton House serve thousands of meals each month. Naturally, after each of those meals, there’s an ongoing need for dish washing detergent. Our collection on the weekend of July 27/28  will be for that very basic and important necessity. Baskets will be at the church entrances. Thanks for your generosity!!!!

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Because They Believe

Dear Parishioners, On Monday afternoon, after all  the cleanup from the parish picnic was finished, I noticed something leaning against the outside wall of the parish hall building.  I t was a solitary cane resting upright where the cooking grills had been the day before.  One simple cane.  I thought of the final scene of…

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Pilgrimage to Sacred Sites of Italy

Pilgrimage to Sacred Sites of Italy, September 9-18, 2013. Visit Rome, Pompeii, Tomb of Padre Pio, and Assisi. Call the St. James Parish Center for complete itinerary and pricing at (203) 375-5887 x.102

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St. Ann Concert Series

Family Friendly: Bring a picnic and your lawn chair or blanket! Tuesdays, 6pm to 8pm on St Ann Field in lovely Black Rock: 481 Brewster Street, Bridgeport. Featuring: July 30—An Evening of Pop Tunes performed by the Fairfield School of Music Students; August 6—Irish Fusion by the MacTalla Mor Duo; August 13—Jazz Performance by Joe…

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Parish Picnic Door Prize Winners

$150 A&S Food—Ted Lelek $150 Isabel et Vincent French Bakery—Bunnie Leeds $150 South Pine Creek Deli—Betsy Skarupa $150 Bed, Bath, & Beyond— Sue Delco $150 Super Stop & Shop—Pat Kearns Congratulations and thank you for supporting our parish!

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Blood Pressure Screening

 Parish nurses will be available to check blood pressure this weekend after the 6pm Mass on Saturday and the 8am and10am Mass on Sunday. Stop into the sacristy on the left side of the front of the church and take advantage of this painless and possibly life-saving measure.

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