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  Sunday June 2nd, 5 p.m.  At Saints Peter and Paul Church  As we wind down and begin our summer break, all Jr High & Highschool-Aged kids are welcome to have fun and great food! We will be sharing a BBQ/Picnic style meal and playing games ( outside, as weather permits). Bring old friends and make new ones! 

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A Critical Need! We don’t have enough volunteers to count the Sunday collections. At present, on one or more Sundays each month we have to employ valuable staff time to get our collections ready for the bank. Can you help by taking a couple of hours one Sunday a month to help get our collections to the bank? Give a call to the parish office today!

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Dear Friends, The last four years I have spent in St. Joseph and Ss. Peter and Paul, as well as the three years of my work in St. Mary, have been a time of learning and enrichment. Through it, I was growing in appreciation of all of the cultures and nationalities of our cluster community. Thank you for this amazing, learning experience. May the 4th was the pinnacle of it. As I was saying my goodbyes to all of you, exchanging hugs, wishes, and smiles, I was realizing how much each one of you mean to me. Thank you for your presence in my life. A special word of thanks goes to all of the pe...

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Starting Sunday, May 25, 26, our cluster parishes begin a new schedule for Sunday and weekday Masses * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 4 p.m. vigil St. Joseph Church 5:30 p.m. vigil Sts. Peter and Paul Church 8:30 a.m. Sts. Peter and Paul Church 8:30 a.m. St. Joseph Church (English/Polish) 10:30 a.m. St. Mary Church (Spanish) 12:30 p.m. St. Mary Church (Haitian Creole)

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After a lifetime of teaching religion and many, many years of leading our parish religious ed-ucation program, Mrs. Betty Adams is going to slow down just a little and retire as our parish religious education director. We will be holding a reception for Betty after the 8:30 a.m. Sunday Mass on Sunday, June 2nd. Plan to be there so you can join the chorus of thanks to a wonderfully dedicated member of our parish!

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There is Mass at 9:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery, Boswell Avenue, Norwich. Bishop Cote will celebrate, along with priests of the Norwich Deanery. In case of inclement weather this Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral of St. Patrick. Because of this special Memorial Day Mass, there will be no 8 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church.

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As you may know, Saint Anthony of Padua was a Franciscan friar of the 12th century who lived, worked and preached in Italy. St. Anthony wasn’t Italian. He was Portuguese, and so he is dearly beloved in Portugal and in every place where Portuguese is spoken. Like St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony belongs to us all. He loved to mediate on Jesus, Our Lord, the Incarnate God, as a little child, innocent, yet all-powerful. You may have seen St. Anthony pictured holding a child in his arms. Look carefully, and you see that the child is seated on a book, the Bible, that is also in the saint’s arms. We see what St. An...

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Updates at St Joseph

Posted on May 14, 2019 in: St. Joseph

Improvements The past week or two have certainly been traumatic for everyone concerned. We plan to find a way to continue to celebrate Holy Mass at St. Joseph each Sunday morning with elements of Mass in the Polish language and all of it in the spirit of Polish Catholicism. Please be patient. Finding our way forward demands a spirit of sacrifice and cooperation on everyone’s part. Meanwhile, it is important to report on some of our building and property issues: Our Parking Lot: Many thanks to volunteers from the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen who painted fresh lines on our par...

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Next Sunday, the Disciples of Mercy at the cluster churches of St. Joseph, St. Mary and Saints Peter and Paul will again collect non-perishable foods for the St. Peter and Paul Food Pantry. The collection will occur on the first Sun-day of each month at St. Joseph and St. Mary Churches. Parishioners at Saints Pe-ter and Paul Church can continue to bring food on any Sunday as they have in the past. Food can be left in the vestibule of the church. Suggested items are: canned pasta, canned vegetables, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, macaroni and cheese, soups, baked beans, pork and beans, tuna, spaghetti sauce, pa...

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Recall that in order to protect your privacy (HIPAA rules), it is no longer a regular practice for healthcare facilities to notify your church or priest that you are in the hospital unless directly instructed to do so by you or your family. Yet we know how important it is for you to have spiritual and sacramental support while hospitalized. Here are some things you can do: Have someone, a family member or friend, to give us call beforehand, so we know when you will be in the hospital. During the admission process, be sure to provide both your religion and the name of your church. If the hospital fails to ask this q...

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Dios Nos Invita a Servirlo en la Misa

Posted on February 01, 2019 in: St. Mary

Nuestra parroquia estas buscando a hermanos que están interesado en ayudar con ministerios en nuestra Iglesia currently. Todos los servicio que necesitamos ayuda en están puesto abajo. Por favor hermanos anotarse para que podamos ayudar con la organización y la evangelización de nuestra parroquia Cualquier ayuda que puede ofrecer se los agradecemos. Esta servicio es para Dios y Dios se los pagara. Si estas interesado por favor apuntarse o puede llamar/ mandar un correo electrónico a: Albert Colon Cell: (860)857-2175 Email: Albertcolon503@gmail.com . Ministries that are needed/ Ministerios que se necesi...

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Greeters Needed!
A fundamental ministry for communities of welcome is that of greeter. In some cases, ushers who take up the Sunday collection also function as greeters. However, ushers do not always have the particular skills that are needed to stand at, or outside, the door to greet people warmly. So, we are inviting parishioners to take up this ministry. During these summer months our minister for evangelization, Albert Colon, will be preparing greeters to take up this all-important role. Here’s how you can find out more: Let us know that you are interested in learni...

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All of us are looking to live the Catholic life as richly and joyfully as we can. There are plenty of us who need a little help, or maybe some “catchup” to come to Catholic practice or to receive the sacraments. We have a way to catch up called the R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). It is flexible and easy to take. What is required is an open heart and open mind, some of your time, and good will. If you want to talk about Catholic practice and the R.C.I.A., contact us at the parish office. We can get you started.  

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Please, familiarize yourself with our Annual 2018 Raport for St. Mary parish. Clicking with the link below will redirect you to the Raport. St. Mary 2018 Annual Report

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The Annual Report - St. Joseph 2018

Posted on January 19, 2019 in: St. Joseph

Please, familiarize yourself with our Annual 2018 Raport for St. Joseph parish. Clicking with the link below will redirect you to the Raport. St. Joseph 2018 Annual Raport

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Please, familiarize yourself with our Annual 2018 Raport for Ss. Peter and Paul parish. Clicking with the link below will redirect you to the Raport. Ss. Peter and Paul 2018 Annual Raport

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Are you grieving from an Abortion? Trust in the mercy of God’s love. Consider these words from St. John Paul II to those suffering be-cause of abortion: “The church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your de-cision, and she does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision. The wound in your heart may not yet have healed. Cer-tainly what happened was and remains terribly wrong. But do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope….The Father of mercies is ready to give you His forgiveness and His peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. You will com...

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Coming Up in the Easter Season: Saturday, April 27 At St. Mary Church, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Conferencia de Evangelizacion: Seguimiento al V Encuentro, con Martin Zavala Sunday, April 28 Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday. Sunday May 12, Fourth Sunday of Easter, First Communions at Saint Joseph Church and Saints Peter and Paul Church. Happy Mothers’ Day Sunday, May 19, Fifth Sunday of Easter, First Communion at Saint Mary Church Saturday, May 25, Wedding of Zachary Hunter Sears and Erin Mari Konicki, (first announcement of wedding banns) Monday, May 27, Memorial Day. 10 a.m. Mass to be...

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