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Archive for December 2017

Hope for a Wonderful New Year!

Dear Parishioners, My mother always made a pork roast on New Year’s Day. She said it was supposed to be for good luck, but had no idea why. Not a lot of questions were asked because we all liked it! As I grew up, I discovered that many cultures have “lucky foods” that are eaten…

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The Power of Light

Dear Parishioners, One light against the blackest of night turns darkness into a backdrop, and the glistening light become a focal point of awe and wonder… Lights – beautiful, bright, colorful, enchanting Christmas lights! The ultimate decorations – a portal to memories like no other. Those big beautiful C 9s bring me back to my…

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Giving Tree

All gift cards for the Giving Tree should be returned by this weekend, December 16/17. Thank you for your generosity!

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Note of Thanks

Dear Parishioners, I have failed miserably! You see, I try to be diligent in sending thank you notes. I may not always be so prompt about it, but I seriously make the effort. Over the past month, your wave of concern and prayers and love which has come in the form of food and cards…

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Powerfull Goodness

Dear Parishioners, I had to laugh when I read the last line of the second reading this week: “Be eager to be found without spot or blemish before God.” Technically, I can make that claim because last week, for the second time in my life, I did not get a tattoo! The first time was…

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2017 Christmas Schedule

Fourth Sunday of Advent Saturday, December 23   –  6 pm Sunday, December 24  – 10 am ONLY Christmas Masses Sunday, December 24 4:30pm – Family Friendly Featuring the Children’s Choir 12 Midnight – Featuring the Adult Choir (Music begins at 11:30pm) Monday, December 25 8am, 10am & 11:30 am Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother…

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Children’s Christmas Choir

Rehearsals are held on Sundays at 4pm in the Parish Hall. Boys and girls in grades 4-6 are welcome to join. For more information, please contact Kate Petrafesa, Kieran Brown, or Lily Aston at stachildrenschoir@gmail.com.  

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Decorate the Church

The church will be decorated for Christmas on Friday, December 22, beginning at 9:30 am. We can use some helping hands! If you can help please send an email to Kelly@kellydesignsofCT.com.

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Workbooks for Lectors

The lector workbooks for the new liturgical for weekend lectors year are available in the sacristy for pick up.

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Oplatki

Oplatki

Baskets of oplatki are offered at the entrances to the church. These wafers of unleavened bread are used during the blessing of the Christmas meal by many who are of Eastern European descent. You are welcome to take a packet. Donations are for Merton House.

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Secular Franciscan Profession

Please join the Holy Spirit Fraternity on Saturday, December 16, at 10am for a Mass during which they will profess three candidates. The Holy Spirit Fraternity meets the third Saturday of the month at the parish for Mass and a gathering. A brochure on the Secular Franciscans can be found at the front entrance to the…

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