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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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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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If you use Netflix, you have an opportunity to see the marvelous recent documentary by director Wim Wenders about Pope Francis, A Man of His Word. It was produced by Universal Pictures and given general re-lease in theaters last spring 

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Ahora es el momento de considerar cómo nos vamos a preparar durante la Cuaresma que comienza el Miércoles de Ceniza, el 6 de Marzo. Comenzamos dramáticamente: por la mañana, los Católicos se reunirán para orar y recibir una señal de arrepentimiento: las cenizas se colocan en nuestras frentes en forma de cruz. Tambien tenemos el ayuno durante el Miércoles de Ceniza . Estamos destinados a sentir un poco de hambre en este día. Los que pueden limitarse a no más de una comida (¡sin carne!) y dos comidas más pequeñas. También nos abstenemos de comer carne los Viernes de Cuaresma. 

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Durante la Cuaresma

Posted on February 01, 2019 in: St. Mary

Durante la Cuaresma, nos estaremos preparando, orando y entrenando para asumir nuevos roles y ministerios en nuestras parroquias. Como lo discutiremos el Domingo 17 de Febrero, todos estamos llamados a asumir roles activos en la misión de la Iglesia. Una vez que distinga su rol, tendrá tiempo para participar de manera reflexiva, en oración y con confianza. Un documento vital de la iglesia estará disponible para su compra en nuestro estante para libros: la exhortación apostólica del Papa Francisco, Evangelii Gaudium (La Alegría del Evangelio), 2013. Este es el "documento fuente" de nuestra "hoja de ruta"...

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Perdonen el Error

Posted on February 01, 2019 in: St. Mary

El boletín del Domingo pasado anunció que la Hna. Mary Kateri y las amigas de la Academia de la Sagra-da Familia nos acompañarán para informarnos sobre nuestra escuela Católica para niñas. Esta visita está programada para el 2y 3 de Marzo, no el 2,3 de Febre-ro. Esperamos su visita, pero dentro de un mes! 

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El Padre Albrecht y el Padre Washabaugh habla-rán sobre los pasos que consideren necesarios para que nuestro grupo de parroquias sea fiel, vital y sus-tentable. Estos pasos tienen que ver con nuestra mi-sión compartida con el pueblo de Dios en Norwich, la administración, el compartir, el servicio y la celebra-ción de nuestra unidad en la diversidad. La hoja de ruta que presentamos no es la última palabra sobre nuestro futuro, sino una primera palabra que invitará a todos a orar, pensar y hablar sobre nuestro futuro compartido y lo que estamos llamados a hacer en el presente. 

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Yon Mwa anvan Karèm kòmanse ....

Posted on February 01, 2019 in: St. Mary

Koulye a, li lè pou nou panse kouman nou pral viv Karèm ane sa a kap kòmanse Mèkredi Dèsann, 6 Mas. Nou kòmanse dra-matikman: nan maten, katolik yo rasanble pou yo lapriyè e resevwa yon siy ki montre nou kòmanse kase tèt tounen vin jwenn Bondye: sann Pè-a mete sou fwon nou nan fòm yon kwa. Epi gen jèn Mèkredi Dèsann. Fòk nou santi nou grangou yon ti kras jou sa a. Moun ki kapab limite tèt yo a pa plis pase yon repa (san vyann!) e de ti repa. Nou pap manje vyann nan van-dredi pandan Karèm lan. 

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Pandan Karèm lan

Posted on February 01, 2019 in: St. Mary

Pandan Karèm lan, n ap prepare, lapriyè, ak fòmasyon pou nou ka pran nouvo wòl ak ministè nan pawas nou yo. Jan nou pral diskite nan Dimanch, 17 fevriye, yo rele nou tout pou nou pran yon wòl aktif nan misyon Legliz la. Yon fwa ou de-kouvri wòl ou, ou pral gen tan pou byen reflechi, lapriyè. Gen yon dokiman Legliz ki pral disponib pou achte : ekszòtasyon apostolik Pap Francois, Evangelii Gaudium (La Joie de L’Evanjile), 2013. Sa a se "sous dokiman" nan "plan" nou pou lavni gwoup pawas nou an.  Pandan Karèm lan, nap jene. Lwa Legliz la mande nou pou nou jene e pou nou pa manje vyann Mèkredi...

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Fr. Albrecht and Fr . Washabaugh will issue an invitation to everyone in our parish cluster to commit to intentional missionary discipleship by: 1) committing to our own spiritual growth as disciples of our Lord Jesus, and 2)taking a specific role in the evangelizing mission of our church. Everyone will have plenty of time to think and pray about how he or she can be part of the church’s great mission in our time. As you can guess, we have plenty of suggestions!

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Now is the time to consider how to keep Lent which begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6. We start dramatically: in the morning, Catholics will gather to pray and to receive a sign of repentance: Ashes placed on our foreheads in the shape of a cross. Then there is the Ash Wednesday fast. We are meant to feel a little hungry on this day. Those who are able limit themselves to no more than one meal (no meat!) and two smaller meals. We also abstain from meat on Fridays in Lent.

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During Lent, we will be preparing, praying, and training in order to take on new roles and ministries in our parishes. As we will discuss on Sunday, February 17, we all are called to take active roles in the Church's mission. Once you discern your role, you will have time to enter it thoughtfully, prayerfully and confidently. A vital church document will be available for purchase at our book rack: Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel ), 2013. This is the " source document" of our "roadmap" for the future of our parish cluster. During Lent, we fast. Chu...

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If you are seeking to find hope, strength and comfort from a loss, burden or sorrow, join us this Lent for A Journey with Mary Through Her Seven Sorrows, a seven-week program that will explore each of the seven sorrows of Mary’s life and the message of strength and encouragement each one contains. The program will run Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 P.M  March 12, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at the Cathedral of St. Patrick Hall, 213 Broadway, Norwich, CT Each week will include a reflection on one of Mary’s sorrows, guided prayer imagery and discussion. The program is free, but registration is required. To do s...

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Trust in the mercy of God’s love. Consider these words from St. John Paul II to those suffering because of abortion: “The church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, 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. Certainly 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 come to un-derstand that nothing is defin...

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Principals from Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (2013) A Church Which Goes Forth: Mere administration can no longer be enough. Throughout the world, let us be permanently in a state of mission (25) Evangelization is the task of the Church (111) An Essential Renewal Which Cannot be Deferred: I dream of a “missionary option”, that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for h...

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A Universal Call to Missionary Discipleship. Dur ing Lent 2010, our attention will be given to identifying, developing and employing each person's share in our mission. This Lent: a time for training and coordination. Unity in mission while embracing our diversity. The time has come to replace our three separate Parish Pastoral Councils with a single Cluster Parish Council. We will maintain separate finances, and so, keep 3 individual parish finance councils. How to handle particular pastoral concerns of each parish? Periodic parish open meetings. Development of staffing and leadership. We have long been see...

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Ahora es el momento de considerar cómo nos vamos a preparar durante la Cuaresma que comienza el Miércoles de Ceniza, el 6 de Marzo. Comenzamos dramáticamente: por la mañana, los Católicos se reunirán para orar y recibir una señal de arrepentimiento: las cenizas se colocan en nuestras frentes en forma de cruz. Tambien tenemos el ayuno durante el Miércoles de Ceniza . Estamos destinados a sentir un poco de hambre en este día. Los que pueden limitarse a no más de una comida (¡sin carne!) y dos comidas más pequeñas. También nos abstenemos de comer carne los Viernes de Cuaresma. 

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Durante la Cuaresma

Posted on February 07, 2019 in: General News, St. Mary

  Durante la Cuaresma, nos estaremos preparando, orando y entrenando para asumir nuevos roles y ministerios en nuestras parroquias. Como lo discutiremos el Domingo 17 de Febrero, todos estamos llamados a asumir roles activos en la misión de la Iglesia. Una vez que distinga su rol, tendrá tiempo para participar de manera reflexiva, en oración y con confianza. Un documento vital de la iglesia estará disponible para su compra en nuestro estante para libros: la exhortación apostólica del Papa Francisco, Evangelii Gaudium (La Alegría del Evangelio), 2013. Este es el "documento fuente" de nuestra "hoja de ...

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En nuestro Grupo Parroquial, es hora de:  1. Un llamado Universal al Discipulado Mi-sionero. Durante la Cuaresma de 2019, se prestará atención a identificar, desarrollar y emplear la partici-pación de cada persona en nuestra misión. Esta Cua-resma será un tiempo para la formación y coordina-ción.  2. Unidad en la Misión al tiempo que abar-camos Nuestra Diversidad: Ha llegado el mo-mento de reemplazar nuestros tres Consejos Pastora-les Parroquiales por un solo Consejo Parroquial. Man-tendremos las finanzas separadas, y así, mantendre-mos 3 consejos de finanzas parroquiales individuales. ¿Cómo manejar ...

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Nan gwoup pawas nou an, li tan pou:  1. Yon Apèl Inivèsèl Pou Nou Vin Disip Misyonè. Pan-dan Karèm 2019 lan, nou pral pran tan pou nou idantifye, devlope ak itilize kontribisyon chak moun nan misyon nou an. Karèm sa a: se yon tan pou fòmasyon ak kowòdinasyon.  2. Inite nan misyon an pandan nap anbrase divèsite nou: Lè a rive pou nou ranplase twa Konsèy Pastoral nou yo ak yon sèl Konsèy Gwoup Pawas. Nap kontinye ak finans nan twa Pawas nou yo separe, e konsa, nap kontinye gen 3 konsèy finans separe. Ki jan nou ka pran swen pwoblèm pastoral patikilye nan chak pawas? Yon lè konsa nap gen reyinyon pou chak pawa...

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  Koulye a, li lè pou nou panse kouman nou pral viv Karèm ane sa a kap kòmanse Mèkredi Dèsann, 6 Mas. Nou kòmanse dra-matikman: nan maten, katolik yo rasanble pou yo lapriyè e resevwa yon siy ki montre nou kòmanse kase tèt tounen vin jwenn Bondye: sann Pè-a mete sou fwon nou nan fòm yon kwa. Epi gen jèn Mèkredi Dèsann. Fòk nou santi nou grangou yon ti kras jou sa a. Moun ki kapab limite tèt yo a pa plis pase yon repa (san vyann!) e de ti repa. Nou pap manje vyann nan van-dredi pandan Karèm lan.  Pandan Karèm lan, n ap prepare, lapriyè, ak fòmasyon pou nou ka pran nouvo wòl ak ministè nan pawas nou yo. Jan n...

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Give your Valentine something special this year – the gift of your time. Come celebrate your marriage at a day-long enrichment that will renew your dreams, in-crease your passion and refresh and celebrate your marriage. This marriage enrichment aptly entitled, “Celebrate Marriage,” will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 9 A.M to 3 P.M. at St. Jo-seph Parish Hall, 99 Jackson St.,Willimantic. The cost is $35 per couple, which includes workbooks and lunch. Registration is required. To register, call the Diocesan Catholic Family Services Office at 860-848-2237, Ext. 306. 

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Padre Albrecht y el Padre Washa-baugh invitarán a todos en nuestro grupo parroquial a comprometerse con el discipulado misionero intencional al 1) comprometerse con nuestro propio crecimiento espiri-tual como discípulos de nuestro Señor Jesús, y 2) asumir un papel específico en la misión evangelizadora de nuestra iglesia. Todos tendrán mucho tiempo para pensar y orar acerca de cómo él o ella puede ser parte de la gran misión de la iglesia en nuestro tiempo. Como puedes adivinar, ¡tenemos muchas sugerencias!  Si las tormentas de invierno interfieren con la asistencia normal de los Domingos, el calendario de in...

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On Thursday, February 21, 2019, come join in praying with Bishop Cote a Eucharistic Ho-ly Hour for Vocations. This month the holy hour will be at Sacred Heart, Norwichtown, from 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.Come pray for those who are called to priestly or consecrated reli-gious life. Pray for our seminarians and those in the process of applying to the Diocese. Join our Diocesan Prayer Team for Vocations by emailing the vocation office for more infor-mation at vocations@norwichdiocese.net and checkout our website at god-calls.com! 

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Scout Promise: On my honor, I will do my best to do my Duty to God and my country….  12th Point of the Scout Law: A Scout Is Reverent. A Scout is reverent toward God. They are faithful in their religious duties. They respect the beliefs of others.  This year Mohegan District has a Scout Sunday patch that is dedicated to Irving Berlin who wrote the Song “God Bless America” 80 years ago. He did not feel right accepting royalties from a song that had grown to patriotic status so, in 1940 he  created the God Bless America Fund, through which all royalties have been donated to the Boy ...

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The Diocese of Norwich seeks a full-time Executive Director for the Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti ministry. Responsibilities include supervision of staff in U.S. and Haiti, fundraising, financial management, oversight of operations in U.S., oversight of programs in Haiti, including clinic, education, twinning, and hospitality.  Qualifications: Respect and support for leadership and teachings of the Catholic Church, a bachelor’s degree, and work experience in a related field. Ad-ministration experience and budget management, community relations, and fundraising skills. For complete job description ...

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Este Domingo: Una Invita-ción

Posted on February 14, 2019 in: St. Mary

  En nuestro Grupo Parroquial, es hora de:  1. Un llamado Universal al Discipulado Mi-sionero. Durante la Cuaresma de 2019, se prestará atención a identificar, desarrollar y emplear la partici-pación de cada persona en nuestra misión. Esta Cua-resma será un tiempo para la formación y coordina-ción.  2. Unidad en la Misión al tiempo que abar-camos Nuestra Diversidad: Ha llegado el mo-mento de reemplazar nuestros tres Consejos Pastora-les Parroquiales por un solo Consejo Parroquial. Man-tendremos las finanzas separadas, y así, mantendre-mos 3 consejos de finanzas parroquiales individuales. ¿Cóm...

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Nan gwoup pawas nou an, li tan pou:

Posted on February 14, 2019 in: St. Mary

  1. Yon Apèl Inivèsèl Pou Nou Vin Disip Misyonè. Pan-dan Karèm 2019 lan, nou pral pran tan pou nou idantifye, devlope ak itilize kontribisyon chak moun nan misyon nou an. Karèm sa a: se yon tan pou fòmasyon ak kowòdinasyon.  2. Inite nan misyon an pandan nap anbrase divèsite nou: Lè a rive pou nou ranplase twa Konsèy Pastoral nou yo ak yon sèl Konsèy Gwoup Pawas. Nap kontinye ak finans nan twa Pawas nou yo separe, e konsa, nap kontinye gen 3 konsèy finans separe. Ki jan nou ka pran swen pwoblèm pastoral patikilye nan chak pawas? Yon lè konsa nap gen reyinyon pou chak pawas yo pou diskite pwoblèm patikilye ...

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Mèkredi Dèsann, 6 Mas.

Posted on February 14, 2019 in: St. Mary

Mèkredi Dèsann, 6 Mas. Nou kòmanse dramatikman: nan maten, katolik yo rasanble pou yo lapriyè e resevwa yon siy ki montre nou kòmanse kase tèt tounen vin jwenn Bondye: sann Pè-a mete sou fwon nou nan fòm yon kwa. Epi gen jèn Mèkredi Dèsann. Fòk nou santi nou grangou yon ti kras jou sa a. Moun ki kapab limite tèt yo a pa plis pase yon repa (san vyann!) e de ti repa. Nou pap manje vyann nan vandredi pandan Karèm lan. 

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Pandan Karèm lan

Posted on February 14, 2019 in: St. Mary

Pandan Karèm lan, n ap prepare, lapriyè, ak fòmasyon pou nou ka pran nouvo wòl ak ministè nan pawas nou yo. Jan nou pral diskite nan Dimanch, 17 fevriye, yo rele nou tout pou nou pran yon wòl aktif nan misyon Legliz la. Yon fwa ou de-kouvri wòl ou, ou pral gen tan pou byen reflechi, lapriyè. Gen yon dokiman Legliz ki pral disponib pou achte : ekszòtasyon apostolik Pap Francois, Evangelii Gaudium (La Joie de L’Evanjile), 2013. Sa a se "sous dokiman" nan "plan" nou pou lavni gwoup pawas nou an.  Pandan Karèm lan, nap jene. Lwa Legliz la mande nou pou nou jene e pou nou pa manje vyann Mèkredi...

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  Mirando Hacia la Cuaresma  El Domingo anterior al Miércoles de Ceniza, 2,3 de Marzo, estaremos distribuyendo los” tazones de arroz” y calendarios de Cuaresma para ayudar a guiar su oración diaria, ayuno y limosna durante la Cuaresma. Los “tazones de arroz” está patrocinado por Catholic Relief Services para que podamos poner nuestra fe en acción de manera muy concreta al encontrar y compartir las necesidades del mundo que nos rodea.  Visite crsricebowl.org para ver videos de las personas y comunidades a las que apoya a través de esta devoción de Cuaresma.  También el...

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Fr. Albrecht and Fr. Washabaugh are announcing an invitation to everyone in our parish cluster to commit to intentional missionary discipleship by 1) committing to our own spiritual growth as disciples of our Lord Jesus, and 2) taking a specific role in the evangelizing mission of our church. Everyone will have plenty of time to think and pray about how he or she can be part of the church’s great mission in our time. While our priests have plenty of suggestions, you may have many that no one has yet identified. Please share your ideas!  A Roadmap for Our Three Parishes  To Become Missionary, United, a...

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Estasyon Lakwa

Posted on February 21, 2019 in: General News, St. Mary

Devosyon sa a se yon bèl lapriyè ke nou mete nou ansanm ak Kris la, Granmèt nou an, ki te kraze peche ak lanmò lè Li te soufri e mouri pou nou tout. Planifye w pou vinn lapriyè avèk nou tout vandredi yo pandan Karèm la:  10:00 a.m. Mès ak Estasyon Lakwa (Ayisyen) nan Legliz Sent Mari  6 p.m. Estasyon (anglè ak Polonè) nan Sen Jozèf  6 p.m. Estasyon nan Sen Pyè ak Pòl  7:30 p.m. Estasyon (Panyòl) nan Sent Mari 

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Pandan Karèm lan

Posted on February 21, 2019 in: General News, St. Mary

Pandan Karèm lan, nap jene. Lwa Legliz la mande nou pou nou jene e pou nou pa manje vyann Mèkredi Dèsann ak Vandredi Sen epi pou nou pa manje vyann nan vandredi pandan Karèm lan. Sepandan, tès reyèl la se jèn nou chwazi pou nou fè pandan tout 40 jou yo. Men yon sijesyon: gade nan ansiklik Pap Francois, Laudato, Si (Sou Swen Kreyasyon an), 2015. Li rele nou tout pou nou viv pi senpleman ak espirityèlman nan fason pratik, yon kalite jèn. Liv sa pral disponib pou nou achte l.  Pandan Karèm lan, nou lapriyè. Lamès chak jou, lapriyè chaplè, Estasyon Lakwa a se yon bon pratik pandan Karèm lan. Lekti espirityèl tou. Nou p...

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  Mirando Hacia la Cuaresma  El Domingo anterior al Miércoles de Ceniza, 2,3 de Marzo, estaremos distribuyendo “tazones de arroz” y calendarios de Cuaresma para ayudar a guiar su oración diaria, ayuno y limosna durante la Cuaresma. Ricebowls está patrocinado por Catholic Relief Services para que podamos poner nuestra fe en acción de manera muy concreta al encontrar y compartir las necesidades del mundo que nos rodea.  Visite crsricebowl.org para ver videos de las personas y comunidades a las que apoya a través de esta devoción de Cuaresma.  También el Domingo antes de que comienc...

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Recuerda que hay dos grandes signos por los cuales comenzamos la Cuaresma: cenizas y un día de ayuno. A todos los que pueden se les pide que ayunen, tal vez se limiten a una comida completa (¡sin carne!) Y, según sea necesario, dos comidas mucho más pequeñas para mantenerse saludables, ¡pero no llenas! La recepción de las cenizas se hace mejor temprano en el día. Aquí está el horario para la distribución de las cenizas en nuestro grupo parroquial:  7 a.m. Sts. Peter and Paul , un breve servicio de la Palabra y cenizas  7 a.m. St. Mary, (multicultural) un breve servicio de la Palabra y cenizas&nb...

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Estaciones de la Cruz

Posted on February 21, 2019 in: General News, St. Mary

Esta devoción es una oración maravillosa mediante la cual nos unimos a Cristo, nuestro Señor, que venció el pecado y la muerte al sufrir y morir por todos nosotros. Planea unirte a nosotros los Viernes de Cuaresma:  10:00 a.m. Misa y Estaciones (Haitiano) en St. Mary's  6 p.m. Estaciones (Inglés y Polaco) en San José  6 p.m. Estaciones en Sts. Peter and Paul  7:30 pm. Estaciones (Español) en St. Mary's 

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Nou pral distribye ricebowls ak kalandriye Karèm pou ede n gide lapriyè chak jou nou, jèn ak lacharite pandan Karèm la. Ricebowls yo patwone pa Sèvis Sekou Katolik pou nou ka mete lafwa nou an aksyon trè konkrè lè nou wè bezwen nan mond lan ki alantou nou, e lè nou pataje sa nou genyen ak moun ki nan bezwen yo.  Epitou nan dimanch anvan Karèm la kòmanse, nou pral boule Ramo nou te sèvi nan selebrasyon Dimanch dè Ramo pou fè sann nou pral sèvi kòm siy nou tounen vin jwenn Bondye. Dimanch dè Ramo, nou te pote branch ramo yo pou nou pwoklame Kris la kòm Wa nou e an menm tan deklare entansyon nou pou nou swiv Li nan Mi...

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Mèkredi Dèsann, 6 Mas.

Posted on February 28, 2019 in: General News, St. Mary

Nou kòmanse dramatikman: nan maten, katolik yo rasanble pou yo lapriyè e resevwa yon siy ki montre nou kòmanse kase tèt tounen vin jwenn Bondye: lesann Pè-a mete sou fwon nou nan fòm yon kwa. Epi gen jèn Mèkredi Dèsann. Fòk nou santi nou grangou yon ti kras jou sa a. Moun ki kapab limite tèt yo a pa plis pase yon repa (san vyann!) e de ti repa. Nou pap manje vyann nan vandredi pandan Karèm lan.  Li pi bon pou nou resevwa lèsann bonè nan jounen an. Isit la men orè a pou distribisyon lèsann nan gwoup pawas nou yo:  7 a.m. @Sen Pyè ak Pòl, yon sèvis kout Pawòl Bondye a ak lèsann  7 a.m. @ Sent Mari (mi...

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CRS RiceBowl is a Lenten faith-in-action program that goes perfectly with our parish call to missionary disci-pleship. It offers opportunities for your family to engage in daily with the spiritual pillars of Lent: prayer, fast-ing and almsgiving. It is an opportunity for us as a parish to reflect on what it means to live out our Gospel call to go out to those in need.  During the 40 days of lent, we will encounter the stories of people in Guatemala, Uganda, Gaza and other places around the world where CRS is at work. We’ll be invited to eat simple, meatless meals each Friday from these countries. Through the ...

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On the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, March 2,3, we will be distributing ricebowls and Lenten calendars to help guide your daily prayer, fasting and almsgiving during Lent. Rice-bowls are sponsored by Catholic Relief Services so that we can put our faith into action very con-cretely by encountering and sharing the needs of the world around us.  Visit crsricebowl.org to watch videos of the people and communities you support through this Lenten devotion.  Also on the Sunday before Lent begins, we will burn palms from last year’s Holy Week celebra-tion to make the ashes we will use as our sign of repentanc...

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Remember that there are two great signs by which we begin Lent: Ashes and a day of fasting. All who are able are asked to fast, perhaps limiting themselves to one full meal (no meat!) and as needed two much smaller meals to stay healthy, but not full! The receiving of ashes is best done early in the day. Here is the schedule for distribution of ashes in our parish cluster:  7 a.m. @ Saints Peter and Paul, a short service of the Word and ashes  @ St. Mary (multicultural), a short service of the Word and ashes.  8:15 a.m. @ St. Joseph, Holy Mass and distribution of ashes  10:00 a.m. @ St. Mary...

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Miércoles de Ceniza es el 6 de Marzo

Posted on February 14, 2019 in: St. Mary

Recuerda que hay dos grandes signos por los cuales comenzamos la Cuaresma: cenizas y un día de ayuno. A todos los que pueden se les pide que ayunen, tal vez se limiten a una comida completa (¡sin carne!) Y, según sea necesario, dos comidas mucho más pequeñas para mantenerse saludables, ¡pero no llenas! La recepción de las cenizas se hace mejor temprano en el día. Aquí está el horario para la distribución de las cenizas en nuestro grupo parroquial:  7 a.m. Sts. Peter and Paul , un breve servicio de la Palabra y cenizas  7 a.m. St. Mary, (multicultural) un breve servicio de la Palabra y cenizas&nb...

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Prior to Lent: Take time to discern your particular calling.  During Lent: Fast, pray, and prepare for service.  During the Easter Season: Engage in missionary discipleship; pray that the Holy Spirit make us authen-tic missionary disciples.  We Can All Engage in a Campaign of Prayer  For the Renewal of our Parishes  Come early to pray before Sunday Mass begins; par-ticipate in daily Mass especially during Lent; renew your commitment to frequent Confession.  Spend time with the Lord through Lectio Divina, daily reflective reading of Scripture. Pray the rosary.  Do spir...

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CCD CLASSES K-7 Feb. 24th and March 10th CONFIRMATION CLASSES Feb .24th & March 10th

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How will you be a missionary disciple? Everyone has a calling. Renew yourself in ministry or begin your mission by returning this form in the Sunday collection, or email it back to us at : ssppnorwich@yahoo.com or stjosephnorwich@yahoo.com or secretary@stmarys1845.org A call to the Missionary Discipleship

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It saddens me to announce to you all that there won't be Friday evening Lenten Fish Fries this year. This doesn't mean that there will be no more fish fries in years to come, but it does indicate that there is important work of communication and reconciliation that needs to be done. It has been a significant and tumultuous year for relations between St. Joseph Parish and St. Vincent de Paul Place. The agreement whereby the diocese would take legal ownership of the building and thereby fund its restoration, has taken painfully long. A smoldering anger on the part of both sides has been with us for a long time, but r...

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March 10th and 24th CCD Classes after 10am Mass  March 10th and 24th Confirmation Classes at 3pm 

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Take a look at the book and CD racks in the back of Church. They hold many spiritual treasures for your Lenten spiritual read-ing. In particular, we invite you to pray with Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, a rich spiritual treasure and our guide to becoming missionary disciples. It is available at the book rack for $8.00. Also, we are providing to all parishioners free of cost another Lenten book, Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle. Spanish book: Un Nuevo Comienzo.

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