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Archive for May 2015

Bake Sale this Sunday

  One of our parishioners will hold a bake sale following the 10 am Mass this Sunday, May 31, for the benefit of her Relay for Life Team from Fairfield High School. Please lend your support.

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Help Wanted for Annual Parish Picnic on July 12th

The annual Parish Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 12, from 12:30pm to 6:30pm. In addition to the food, fun and dancing, this picnic is an important fundraiser for our parish. We are collecting the following in preparation for the picnic.  Jewelry—Jewelry alert! We are collecting old/ new/broken jewelry for the annual picnic. We…

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Merton House Collection

We will be collecting salad dressing and canned fruit for our friends at the Merton House this weekend May 30/31. Baskets will be at all of the entrances to the church. Thank you for your generosity.

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Day of Prayer – Friday, June 5th

Friday, June 5, 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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Music for a Spring Afternoon

Our seasonal music series continues on Sunday, June 7, at 5 pm in the church, when we welcome The Reit Duo back to the parish. Alyssa on harp and Peter on French horn will delight us with their wonderful selections. A light reception will follow. Please join us!

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Two Simple Elements

Dear Parishioners, This Sunday’s Gospel passage from Matthew is my favorite one to use for baptisms. For one reason, it’s short, and brevity is a very good thing when you’re working with infants. They are not at all afraid to let you know if you’re talking too long. The other reason I prefer this reading…

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Thank you, Religious Education Families

During Lent, the families of the Religious Education Program contributed their pocket change to a collection for the Toluwani Special Needs Center in Abeokuta, Nigeria. This center was established to house and educate children with special needs, many of whom are shunned in Nigerian culture. Their families are without recourse to programs for their children…

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Wonderful Spirit

Dear Parishioners, It’s probably safe to assume that most parishioners attend Mass at the same time every week. For that reason, you may not realize that every Mass has its own “character” or “flavor.” The 6pm Mass on Saturday is the perfect choice if you’re heading out to dinner afterward and want to sleep in…

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White Elephant Items Wanted for Picnic

We are collecting treasures to sell in the White Elephant Booth (Just about anything EXCEPT electrical items, cribs, car seats, large furniture, clothing, or sports/exercise equipment). Items may be dropped in front of the middle garage. Thank you for all your contributions!

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Jewelry for Parish Picnic Wanted

Jewelry alert! We are collecting old/new/broken jewelry for the annual picnic. We truly appreciate all donations and this year we especially need chains. Please enclose your name and phone number with your donation so anything valuable can be returned to you. To donate, either call Mary Anne Sulik (203) 877-6573 for a pickup or drop…

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VIRTUS Training Session on May 21st

VIRTUS Training Session—our parish will host a VIRTUS training session for parish volunteers on Thursday evening, May 21, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room (second floor of the school). Parishioners who volunteer in any capacity are required to take this course. All attendees must pre-register on-line to attend. Go to www. bridgeportdiocese.com, choose “safe…

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Safe Environment For Our Children

In his letter in the March 15th bulletin, Fr. John wrote about Bishop Caggiano’s renewed call for our shared commitment to provide a safe environment for our children by requiring background checks and VIRTUS training for all who volunteer in the parish. Depending upon your role in the parish, these recertifications are necessary every 5…

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