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New Missals With the arrival of Advent, Sunday, December 2, we will place new missals at Church entrances for our common use. However, you may want to have your own missal to take home with you. For the next two Sundays, missals will be available at the low, low cost of $2.oo /copy. Look for the basket of missals with payment envelopes. Simply place your payment in the collection basket at your convenience.

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Join Us at a Reception for Sandy!

Posted on November 10, 2017 in: St. Mary

 Sandy Fernandez of St. Mary Church is preparing to enter religious life as a member of The Oblates to Divine Love. The Oblates is an order of religious sisters founded in Italy and active both in Central America, in our own country, and in our cluster of parishes. Sandy will be entering as a postulate in Costa Rica at the beginning of December. This gives us time to pray for her and to wish her well as she prepares for this new and very exciting step in her response to God’s call. It also gives us time to prepare a reception so we can wish her well personally. Plan to come by St. Mary Church Hall between 11 and...

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Wine Wisdom & Why Night!

Posted on November 17, 2017 in: General News

Wine, Wisdom and Why Night The Advent Edition Join us for an evening of questions and answers about our Faith! Ask questions about Advent Traditions as well as any other Faith Traditions you have always wondered about! A panel of experts ready to answer any questions include: · Bishop Michael Cote, Bishop of the Norwich Diocese · Sr. Elissa Rinere, CP, Diocesan director of Office of Worship/Pastoral Planning · Deacon Chris Deskus, Diocesan director of Prison Ministry · Brendan Bell, Scripture teacher, Xavier High School, Middletown Holy Family Church Hall, Hebron, CT, November 30, 7-9 P.M....

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Advent Reflection

Posted on November 17, 2017 in: General News

Saturday, December 2nd, Sister Patricia Cook, RSM will share a reflection on: “Advent : Opening the Door to God’s Presence” at Saints Peter and Paul church hall from 9:30 to 12:00. If you are interested in going please call the office at 860-887-9857

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Young Adult Mass with the Bishop!

Posted on November 17, 2017 in: General News

YOUNG ADULT MASS WITH BISHOP COTE On Sunday, December 3rd, St. Joseph’s in Willimantic is delighted to host Bishop Michael Cote for the 1st Annual Diocesan Mass & Reception for Young Adults. All Young Adults (ages 18 - 39, single and married) are invited and encouraged to attend! We encourage Young Adults to invite friends to join us! Mass with the Bishop will begin at 11:15am and following liturgy there will be a coffee social in the hall.

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Collection for Puerto Rico

Posted on November 17, 2017 in: General News

 Hurricanes, flooding, fires and earthquakes have affected many areas to our south and west, but nowhere has been devastated so dramatically and for so long a time as Puerto Rico. Most of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is still without electricity or running water. Commerce and employment has been disrupted, affecting countless families. On Sunday, December 2-3, our cluster of parishes will take up a voluntary second collection for Puerto Rico. Your contributions will go to Damnificados por Huracan Maria / Unidos Contra El Hambre, a fund sponsored by the Archdiocese of San Juan. Please give generously!

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The Parish Pastoral Council will be meeting on Wednesday December 6 at 7pm in the Church hall. Interested parishioners are invited to attend. 

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Pray for our Priests!

Posted on November 17, 2017 in: General News

36th Annual Convocation For the Priests in the Diocese of Norwich The Annual Convocation for Priests will be held from December 4-6, 2017, at Gurney’s Newport Resort on Goat Island in Newport, RI. It will be a time for all priests to gather with their bishop for spiritual renewal, support, education and rest. There will be no morning or evening Masses scheduled for December 5/6. Please pray for your priests, as they will be praying for you. The theme of this year’s Convocation is “Paul as a Model for Pastoral Ministry.” The presenter will be Very Reverend Ronald Witherup, SS, Superior General of the...

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