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Patriotic Rosary

Posted on December 27, 2018 in: Cluster News

As we begin the New Year, we pray that our elected officials will serve this country ethically and with wisdom. We place our country in God's hands as we pray the Patriotic Rosary. Please join us on Thursday evening, January 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Ave. in Colchester,...

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This Christmas, con-sider giving a gift that will give life to a poor child in a terribly poor place. Fr. Fanel Florestal is the pastor of Ste. Marie Magdalene Church, Port de Bonheur on the island of LaGonav in Haiti. He oversees one of the poorest parishes in the poorest country in the Americas. F...

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Domingo, 6 de Enero, La Epifanía (Fiesta de los Re-yes Magos) Este es el gran Día 12 de Navidad, cuan-do los Reyes Magos, siguiendo una estrella, encontra-ron al rey de reyes en un pesebre. Todas las Misas de los Domingos serán celebraciones alegres, pero la Mi-sa multilingüe de las 10:00 en St. Mar...

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!Navidad en Polonia!

Posted on December 20, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

El Museo de los Caballeros de Colón, en 1 State Street en New Haven, tiene una nueva exhibición de Navidad, Navidad en Polonia. La muestra presenta más de 100 artículos, algunos de la colección del museo. Los aspectos más destacados incluyen: Szopki de Drakow, pesebres de madera talladas a mano y ro...

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  Una invitación de Navidad: ¡Ayuda a un niño!  ¿Fue por casualidad que Cristo nació en la pobreza, pobre y sin hogar, y que Cristo se convirtió en un refugiado cuya familia huyó de la persecución del rey Herodes? Quizás no fue una mera casualidad. Quizás la humilde pobr...

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La Octava de la Navidad,

Posted on December 20, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

  La Octava de la Navidad, 1 de enero. Este día es un "día santo de obligación". Este importante día abarca muchas celebraciones: la solemnidad de María, Madre de Dios, el Día de Año Nuevo, el Día Mundial de Oración por la Paz y el Día de la Independencia de Haití. Las misas son...

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Wednesday, December 26: The Feast of St. Stephen. How odd to celebrate the feast of the first Christian martyr during such a happy season! On the other hand, what does the coming of Christ’s light to a world darkened by sin bring if not contradiction, challenge and a share in Christ’s cr...

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The Knights of Columbus Museum, at 1 State Street in New Haven, has a new Christmas exhibit, Christmas in Poland. The show features more than 100 items, some from the museum’s own collection. Highlights include: Szopki from Kraków, hand carved wooden creches and traditional Polish clothing. Th...

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Las Posadas,

Posted on December 13, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

A medida que se acerca la Navidad, ponemos maestro interés en la celebración de Las Posadas, tan popular en México. Durante nueve días antes del 25 de Diciembre, las personas se reúnen para recrear el viaje de María y José viajando a Belén y buscando un lugar (una posada) donde pueda nacer su hijo. ...

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Servicio de Adviento de la Penitencia, en la iglesia de Sts. Peter and Paul. Tenga en cuenta el día y la hora, ya que en años pasados, muchos de nuestros feligreses no han podido recibir el Sacramento de la Penitencia debido a la dificultad de sus horarios de trabajo para viajar de noche. Después de...

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Oktav Nwèl

Posted on December 13, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

  1 janvye. Jou sa a se yon "Fèt obliga-syon". Jou enpòtan sa a gen ladan anpil selebrasyon: Sola-nite Mari, Manman Bondye, Joudlan, Jounen Mondyal Lapriyè pou Lapè, ak Jou Endepandans Ayiti.  Orè Mès yo  31 desanm  4:00 p.m. Saint Joseph  4:00 p.m. ...

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¡Unidad!

Posted on December 13, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

Parece que nuestras parroquias están listas para dar un paso importante hacia la unidad. Al comienzo del próximo año, nuestros tres consejos pastorales parroquiales separados comenzarán el importante proceso de formar un solo con-sejo pastoral para el grupo parroquial. Nuestras parroquias mantendrán...

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Servicio de Adviento de la Penitencia, en la iglesia de Sts. Peter and Paul. Tenga en cuenta el día y la hora, ya que en años pasados, muchos de nuestros feligreses no han podido recibir el Sacramento de la Penitencia debido a la dificultad de sus horarios de trabajo para viajar de noche. Después de...

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  The Octave of Christmas, January 1. This day is a “holy day of obligation”. This important day encompasses many celebrations: The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, New Year’s Day, World Day of Prayer for Peace, and Independence Day for Haiti.    Masses are...

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Sunday, Dec. 30. The family is the domestic church, the basic building block of our larger community of faith. We celebrate the mystery of love in the home expressed in Jesus’ life in Nazareth with Mary and Joseph as we pray for our own families here and now. 

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It appears that our parishes are ready to take an important step towards unity. At the beginning of the coming year, our three separate parish pastoral councils will begin the important process of forming a single pastoral council for the cluster. Our parishes will maintain their own financ-es, and ...

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As Christmas draws near, the celebration of Las Posadas, so popular in Mexico, calls our attention. For nine days before December 25th, people gather to re-enact the drama of Mary and Jo-seph journeying to Bethlehem and seeking a place (una posada) where their child could be born. The dialogue of cl...

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  This Sunday Night, 5 p.m.  December 16 At Sts Peter and Paul’s  High School students and young people, take heart! Lifeteen is starting up, a joyful, experience of faith, prayer, friendship and learning. Grow closer to Christ, His Mother and the Church 

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22 Desanm: 10 AM: Sèvis penitans nan Legliz St Pyè ak Pòl. Sonje jou sa ap gen konfesyon pe-sonèl nan lang Anglè, Panwòl, kreyòl ak Po-lonè). Paske ane pase anpil pawasyen pat ka rese-vwa sakremsn penitans lan akoz travay yo ak difikilte nan voyaje nan mitan lannwit.  ... Tanpri, asire w ke ...

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Sèvis penitans

Posted on December 13, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Mary

22 Desanm: 10 AM: Sèvis penitans nan Legliz St Pyè ak Pòl. Sonje jou sa ap gen konfesyon pesonèl nan lang Anglè, Panwòl, kreyòl ak Po-lonè). Paske ane pase anpil pawasyen pat ka resevwa sakremsn penitans lan akoz travay yo ak difikilte nan voyaje nan mitan lannwit. ... Tanpri, asire w ke ou prepare...

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December 22, 10 a.m., Advent Penance Service, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Please note the day and time. In or because of years past, many of our parishioners have been unable to receive the Sacrament of Penance because of their work schedules difficulty in traveling at night. After a brief commun...

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As we are preparing ourselves for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ as a newborn baby on Christmas Eve, we try to not only embrace him in our hearts but also in our brothers and sisters of this parish community. In the spirit of the joyful waiting of Advent, we would like to invite people, who fee...

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Improvements!

Posted on December 06, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Joseph

Plans and preliminary work have begun for the opening up of a fully handicap accessible bathroom in our church building. The floor plan is in place; soon space near the Mass chapel will be opened up; and the necessary plumbing and décor changes will be in effect. We can’t promise this will be ...

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Volunteers needed!

Posted on December 06, 2018 in: Cluster News, St. Joseph

Are you interested in helping to get St. Joseph Church clean for Christmas? Please join us Sat., December 15th at 9AM Thank you!

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Tout moun envite pou yo al patisipe nan gwo sele-brasyon kap fèt chak ane nan de lang jou fèt Nòtre-dam Guadalupe a kote nap kontan wè Evèk nou an ki pral preside bèl selebrasyon sa nan Katedral St Patrik la. Depis mes la, genyen fet musik ak manje mejican 

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  Nwèl sa a, konsidere fè yon kado ki pral bay yon timoun pòv lavi nan yon kote ki pòv anpil. Pè Fanel Florestal se Kire nan Legliz Sent Marie Madeleine, Port de Bonheur nan zil LaGonav an Ayiti. Li responsab youn nan Pawas pi pòv yo nan peyi ki pi pòv nan Amerik yo. Lekòl pawas Pè Fanel la ...

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Dec. 11, Mananitas: English and Spanish, at St. Mary’s, starting at 9:30 p.m. It is a long tradition in Mexico and elsewhere to begin the celebration of Mary’s feast on the night before with prayer, song, and the sharing of food / friendship. The Mananitas will begin with the rosary, off...

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At the behest of Bishop Cote we are very excited to announce that the Diocese of Norwich has been blessed with the opportunity through the Knights of Co-lumbus, to host the major relic of St. Jean Vianney on December 13, 2018 at the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in Gales Ferry.  The evening ...

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Giving Tree

Posted on December 06, 2018 in: St. Peter and Paul

Be sure to take a gift card from the giving tree located in the lobby of our church. You will be helping our 9 Seminarians and the residents of Martin House to make their Christmas a little brighter.

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  Dec. 2 through Dec. 10: Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe, 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary Church  Dec. 11, Mananitas: English and Spanish, at St. Mary’s, starting at 9:30 p.m. It is a long tradition in Mexico and elsewhere to begin the celebration of Mary’s feast on the night befo...

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