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Entries for October 2017

What’s In a Name? As parish clusters mature, they are invited to choose a particular name or to identify a particular patron saint for their community of parishes. For example, the parishes in Montville, Quaker Hill and Oakdale are known collectively as “The Divine Mercy Community”. Can you think of a worth collective name for our cluster of St. Joseph, St. Mary and Sts. Peter and Paul? Please submit your suggestion during the month of November so that we can send them to Bishop Cote on Dec. 3rd, the First Sunday of Advent.

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This Saturday, Oct. 28, delegates from parishes in our diocese with Spanish-speaking communities will meet in Norwich for a day-long Encuentro of Hispano/Latino Catholics. Hopes and concerns, strategies and plans will be gathered together for a New England Encuentro in the Spring and eventually the National Encuentro next Fall in Dallas Texas. Please pray for the success of this consultation process that our Catholic faith may be strengthened among our brothers and sisters of Latin American origin.

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 On Saturday, November 4th, beginning at 9:30 am, with opening prayer in St. Mary Church, 70 West Main St, Baltic, CT, our parish will host a video conference featuring the work of Fr. Robert Spitzer. Presentations will be in St. Joseph School Hall from 9:45 am to 2:00 pm. Topics will include Evidence for God in Science, the Shroud of Turin and Scientific Evidence for the Soul. Our purpose is to illustrate how the study of “science brings us closer to God” (Louis Pasteur). Lunch will be provided. Admission is free. Suitable for ages junior high through adult. For more information email: Sancloutier@juno.co...

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 On Sunday, November 5, 2017, at 10:15 a.m., Bishop Cote will celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick for all military personnel. The purpose of this celebration is to honor our service men and women as we recognize the many sacrifices made by the families and loved ones of our military. The theme for the 2017, Red, White and Blue Mass is United States Coast Guard. The Homilist will be Father Daniel L. Mode who is a Naval Chaplain. Father Mode is currently serving as commander of the Chaplain Corps U.S. Navy. He is a former Coast Guard Chaplain at the Academy in New London.

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40 Days for Life

Posted on October 19, 2017 in: General News

This year, The 40 Days for Life Campaign runs from Wednesday, Sept. 27th through Nov. 5th. It is hoped that you will join in prayer and fasting for life during these 40 days. Our Parish Cluster will take part in vigiling outside the Planned Parenthood facility (12 Case St., Norwich) on Tuesday, October 24. You can sign up to take part after Mass. 

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Mass Times Changes

Posted on October 12, 2017 in: St. Joseph

Starting Sunday, October 22, there will be a single Sunday morning Mass at St. Joseph’s at 8:30. It will be a Mass in both English and Polish, a celebration of our parish’s unity and diversity. It has become necessary to suspend the 10 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph’s because we no longer have a priest who is regularly available to celebrate it. Come by St. Joseph’s for the 8:30 Mass if it fits your schedule; all are welcome! . Our 4 p.m. vigil Mass will continue as before. In January of the new year, we hope to begin the regular celebrations of 5:00 Mass on Sunday.evenings which will be especially g...

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New Kitchen Rules!

Posted on October 12, 2017 in: St. Mary

New Rules! Effective immediately, our parish kitchen will operate under new guidelines: Talk with us ahead of time: Anyone interested in using the kitchen must call or e-mail us well in advance so that we can explain rules and expectations. Please call the parish office 860-887-2565 or e-mail Dan Chong at danielchong.usa@gmail.com. There will be a $50 deposit required for use of the kitchen. If after use, the kitchen is in good order, $40 will be returned. $10 will be used for supplies and improvements for our kitchen facilities. Sign in – Sign out! Any group that uses the kitchen will sign in and sign out , marking ...

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