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This Advent, We Honor Our Blessed Mother Friday, December 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary At Lourdes, young Bernadette asked the beautiful lady her name. She responded, “I am the Immaculate Conception”. At least, that is what St. Bernadette reported. She did not have the least idea what that title meant. We who know the identity of this beautiful lady pay her homage every year on December 8. In the United States it is a day of obligation as Mary is our national patroness under that title. 5:15 pm Vigil St. Peter and Paul 7:00 am St. Peter and Paul 8:30 am St. Mary 10:00 am S...

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Religious Education

Posted on December 08, 2017 in: General News

CCD CLASSES K-7 Sunday December 10th After 10am Mass. Next class Dec. 17th Play practice is from 12:00 to 1:00. 

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Please Join Us!

Posted on December 08, 2017 in: St. Peter and Paul

All parishioners are invited to the Saints Peter and Paul Church Knights of Columbus Annual Pot Luck Christmas Dinner On Sunday, December 10 at 5:30 p.m. flyers to sign up are in the vestibule if you have any questions please contact Dan service at (860)536-0581

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Our Cluster of Parishes will hold its Advent Penance Service on Monday, December 11 The Vigil of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Mary Church at 6 p.m. Confessors will be available for individual confessions following a communal service. Is there a better, brighter time to turn back to the Lord Jesus, Mary’s Son? 

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Tuesday, December 12 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe In Mexico, Mary did what Spanish preachers, soldiers, and overlords could not do. She taught the Mexican people that they were loved by God and His Son, Jesus Christ. At the same time, she taught the Spaniards that the native people were children of God, especially beloved. Come to an evening Mass at St. Patrick Cathedral on the evening of Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. All are invited to join Bishop Cote and the Latino people of the Diocese in our annual bilingual celebration of the Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Tuesday, December 12, ...

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Giving Tree

Posted on December 08, 2017 in: St. Peter and Paul

We will be participating in the Jesse Tree, our gift giving tree, for the Martin House. If you would like to participate, please take a gift tag from and bring your gift by Sunday, December 17 and place it under the Jesse Tree. Thank you for your generosity. 

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CONFIRMATION CLASSES

Posted on December 08, 2017 in: General News

CONFIRMATION CLASSES Sunday from 6-8pm Class will be on December 17th 

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Many Hands Make Light Work Volunteers Needed! If you have some time and love decorating, then we are looking for volunteers to help St. Joseph’s get ready for Christmas on Monday Dec. 18th and Tuesday the 19th at 9am. Any help is greatly appreciated! 

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Advent this year takes on special meaning as we invite brothers and sisters in our neighborhood to consider making our Church their spiritual home. Large numbers of Catholics and former Catholics live in our neighborhoods. Maybe they are waiting to be invited in. Here’s what we hope to do this Advent and Christmas: Billboards In our parish territory billboards are now up inviting people to come home for Christmas. Of course, every one of us is a walking billboard! This Advent, don’t hesitate to ask people you know to be Catholic to drop by, to take a look, and maybe to find their spiritual home in our parish...

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This year, Christmas Day falls on a Monday, and its vigil, Christmas Eve, takes place on Sunday evening. The day before Christmas, the Fourth Sunday of Advent begins with its own vigil Mass on Saturday evening, but ends with the vigil Mass of Christmas at 4 p.m. on Dec. 24th. Be sure to come to Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent as well as Mass for Christmas. If you come to Mass on Christmas Eve, it is a good idea to come to the Sunday Vigil Mass on Saturday evening. Christmas Vigil, Sunday December 24th 4:00 pm St. Peter and Paul (come early for caroling and a Christmas Pageant) 4:00 pm St. Mary (multi...

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It may seem like an odd time for this appeal, but there is a constant need for volunteers in our three parishes who are willing and able to help with the very important task of counting and processing our Sunday and holyday collections! If you have experience with the simple bookkeeping that is required and you have a couple of hours to donate once a month, we could use your help! This service requires competence and trust, so as you can understand, there’s a process of interviewing and preparing involved. Let us know if you are interested in helping!

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Because January 1st falls on a Monday this year, there is no canonical obligation to attend Mass. However, the Octave of Christmas remains a significant day of prayer. Come with devotion to our Blessed Mother! Join together to beg God for peace in a time when peace is increasingly in peril! Start the New Year right! If that isn’t enough, raise a prayer for our brothers and sisters in Haiti on the Haitian Independence Day. In the year 1804, The Republic of Haiti became the second republic in the Americas. Masses on January 1st: 8:30 At Saint Joseph Church, in English and Polish 10:00 At Saints Peter and Pau...

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Pro-Life Mass

Posted on December 28, 2017 in: General News

The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, January 6 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Walter Nagle at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rosary will be prayed both at the Cathedral and Planned Parenthood. 

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Stewardship

Posted on December 28, 2017 in: General News

On Sunday, January 13, 14, Fr. Washabaugh and Fr. Albrecht will present the parish pastoral and financial reports for Fiscal Year 2016/2017. This is a great occasion to thank you for giving life to our communities of faith through your gifts of time, talent, and treasure. It is also a time to look ahead, not only looking at the New Year, 2018, but looking at how we might respond to Christ’s call to follow Him in such challenging times as ours.

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