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Entries for May 2020

St Anthony's Bread / El Pan de San Antonio
English Spanish St Anthony, The Saint of Legends Saint Anthony of Padua might be regarded as the saint of miracles, but he was also the saint of legends, too.  One famous legend is the one called “Saint Anthony’s Bread.” The oldest version of Saint Anthony’s life extant is called the Rigaldina, and it recounts the period when the Basilica of Saint Anthony (after the saint’s death) was being constructed in Padua, Italy. It seems that a young mother had a little boy named Thomas, who was 20 months old. It so happened that ...

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Pentecost / Pentecostés
English Spanish Resuming Public Worship It is with great joy we announce that beginning June 8th we will have weekday Masses in our churches. Sunday and Sunday Masses are still suspended until further notice. Parishioners should look on the Diocesan web page for the guidelines for opening churches for public worship. We plan to keep the weekday mass schedule listed below.   Monday at 8 a.m.        @St. Joseph Tuesday at 8 a.m.        @St. Joseph Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.   @St. Mary (Spanish) W...

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Ascension of the Lord / Ascensión del Señor
English Spanish 10 Days For Prayer Ascension Thursday, this Thursday May 21, is the 40th day after the Lord's Resurrection. Pentecost Sunday is the 50th day.  The Lord Jesus returns to heaven to send us the Holy Spirit who will renew the face of the earth - and how we need the Spirit's power! Join in holy Mass live-streamed this Thursday: Ascension Day is a holy day of obligation for Catholics: 8:30 a.m. English Mass 10: 30 a.m. Spanish Mass 12:30 p.m. Haitian Creole Mass During the following nine days, pray...

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Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si'
To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the encyclical Laudato Si', Pope Francis has invited Catholics to participate in Laudato Si'  Week, a nine-day global campaign taking place May 16-24, 2020 Learn more and register to for daily events at https://laudatosiweek.org/  You can also Sign up with the USCCB to receive daily reflections with ways to pray, learn, and act to care for God’s creation. On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si') is the appeal from Pope Francis addressed to "every person livin...

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Family Support / Apoyo Familiar
English Spanish In terrible times, there is support Housing: no evictions until July 1 Most evictions and foreclosure proceedings in CT have been placed on hold through July 1, 2020 per the Governor’s order. This means that landlords cannot start eviction proceedings until July 1, 2020. If you can, continue to pay your rent. If not, there are a few steps to take to let your landlord know that you are struggling to pay rent. CT Law Help has more information.  Utilities: no shut offs until after the crisis Connecticut has banned all utility s...

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