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20th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 16 de agusto 2020

Posted on August 14, 2020 in: Cluster News

20th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 16 de agusto 2020

Sunday Masses!

If you can’t physically attend Sunday Mass because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the canonical obligation to attend Sunday Mass is temporarily suspended. Nevertheless, the obligation to worship the Lord on Sunday remains.  If you cannot come to church for Mass on Sunday because of health concerns, take time at home to pray. Make a “Holy Hour” with the Lord. The Spanish 10:00 a.m. Mass will continue to be live-streamed and the 8:30 a.m. Mass will be recorded from St. Joseph Church and later posted on our cluster website.

Our cluster Mass schedule is as follows:

  • Mondays at 8 a.m. @ St. Joseph
  • *Tuesdays at 8 a.m. @ St. Joseph
  • Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. @ St. Mary (Spanish)
  • Wednesdays at 8 a.m. @ Saints Peter & Paul
  • Thursdays at 8 a.m. @ Saints Peter & Paul
  • *Fridays at 8 a.m. @Saints Peter & Paul
  • Fridays at 10 a.m. @ St. Mary (Haitian Creole)
  • Sunday Vigil Mass: 
    • Saturdays at 4 p.m. @ St. Joseph
    • Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.  @ Saints Peter & Paul
  • Sunday Mass: 
    • 8:30 a.m. @ Saints Peter & Paul & St. Joseph
    • 10:00 a.m. @ St. Mary (Spanish)
    • 12:30 p.m. @ St. Mary (Haitian Creole)

*Additional Masses as long as Fr. Emmanuel is with us. 

Confession Times: 

  • Tuesdays 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. @ St. Mary (Spanish) 
  • Fridays before 10 a.m. Haitian Creole Mass
  • Saturdays 3:15- 3:45 p.m. @ St. Joseph
  • Saturdays 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.@ SSPP

To schedule baptisms or weddings, please contact the parish office.

Solemnity of the Assumption Mass

There will be an 8:30 Multicultural Mass at St. Mary’s on Saturday morning, August 15 for the Solemnity of The Assumption. The Assumption of Mary is not a day pf obligation this year, but is a solemnity of major importance. of Mary isn’t a day of obligation this year, but it is a solemnity of major importance. 

Guidelines for Attending Sunday Mass

Those who are vulnerable, including the elderly and those with chronic diseases, ought to remain home. Those who are sick or symptomatic must stay home. The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in effect, and live-streamed Masses will continue to be offered. At Saints. Peter & Paul Church, a maximum of 70 people can gather at each of our two Sunday Masses. Face masks are mandated. The parish will provide face masks for those who do not bring their own. Hand sanitizer will be available at the doors of the church. Maintain a 6 ft. radius of distance from all those who are not in the same household. For now, there will be no congregational singing nor choirs; no processions; no altar servers, or Eucharistic ministers. There will be no passing of the collection basket. A large basket will be placed in the middle of the center aisle for your offerings. Communion will be distributed at the very end of the Mass. It is preferable to receive holy communion in the hand. Be sure to lower your face mask just before you receive communion. Everyone is encouraged to stay briefly after Mass to welcome the Lord into their souls in prayerful thanksgiving. People should make sure to leave little by little, maintaining social distance.

Support Our Parish: Saints Peter & Paul!

Please do your part to bring our parish back to financial health by sending in your weekly donation. A collection basket will be placed in the church aisle at Sunday Mass. Remember: no offertory basket will be passed from row to row. With the disruption that we will see, the very best way to make your contribution is through online contributions. Visit our parish cluster website to register quickly, easily, and securely.

Thank you for your contributions last week!"
Weekly Offertory 
    $1,006.00

Food Items Needed

Due to the enormous impact of COVID-19, local aid stations are in need of resources to help those in need. Not everyone has received stimulus checks or unemployment compensation, and as time goes on, the need will grow. You can drop off at the entrance to church non-perishable food items and baby items (diapers and wipes) for St. Vincent de Paul Place and Catholic Charities. Monetary gifts clearly marked for local charity should be placed in the collection basket or mailed to the parish office. Stay up to date on needed items by visiting St. Vincent de Paul Place web page.  Thanks!

Are You in Need of Support?

These are times of unprecedented stress for us all!   If you are in need of support from your Church, physical, social, SPIRITUAL, or financial, please give a call!   We pledge to help in any way we can.   Call 860-281-2595.


First Communion

First Communion classes continue THIS Sunday. Precautions such as social distancing and wearing masks will be in place to keep our students and catechists safe. Once the missed classes have been made up, the kids will make their First Communion on Sunday, September 27th at the 8:30 a.m. Mass at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Junco or the Parish office.

2020-2021 Catechism: Registration is Open

The 2020-2021 Religious Education program will begin on Sunday, October 18th We will continue to follow guidelines to make sure students, parents, and catechists stay safe and healthy. Curriculum will change slightly in order to be more flexible in the case of a future closure. You can register by clicking here to fill out the online form or printing the form from our website and emailing/mailing it to the Church Rectory.  We encourage parents and guardians to register their children as soon as possible so we can order material, plan for classroom set up, and answer any questions you may have. We thank you for your patience and understanding. We can't wait to get back into the classroom!

Interested Catechists

The religious education program would be incomplete without our wonderful catechists who said “yes” to their call to share their faith by teaching the children of our parish. If you feel like God is calling you to share your faith in the same way, please reach out to Maria Junco at (860) 319-4042 or call the Parish office. 


A Live-Stream Series: 
Today's Catholic Faith:Prayer and Practice

    Late this summer, all are invited to take part in four sessions on Catholic Life in our challenging times. These sessions are Easy-does-it, combining live and live-streamed sessions.  Update, deepen, broaden, and enjoy the challenge of being Catholic in these times.  Presented by Fr. Washabaugh and friends.  You will have a choice of language groups, in-person participation, live-streaming or watching the video as your schedule permits.  Please note the times and places:

  • In English:Thursday evenings, 7 to 8 p.m., 8/27; 9/3; 9/10; 9/17.  On the patio of St. Joseph Rectory (or inside if it is raining),
  • In Spanish:  Tuesday evenings 7:15 to 8:15 (after 6:30 Mass), 8/25; 9/1; 9/8; 9/15, At St. Mary Church,
  • In Haitian Creole:, Friday mornings, 11:15 to 12 noon (after 10:30 Mass), 8/28; 9/3; 9/11; 9/18.  At St. Mary Church.

 

Get Your Daily Dose of Iron!

At the 15th Annual Catholic Charities Golf Tournament
September 16, 2020 at Norwich Golf Course,  Norwich, CT

Registration 11:00AM / Boxed Lunch / Shotgun Start 12:30PM
Awards & Dinner 5:30PM   (Dinner in compliance with state safety guidelines)            
Sponsorships still available!

For information, Registration & Sponsorships contact Susan Connelly,   860-889-8346 ext. 264 or email susanconnelly@ccfsn.org

Are you celebrating a significant wedding anniversary this year?

Bishop Michael Cote will be offering a private Mass to celebrate your enduring love. Each couple who registers will receive a signed certificate from the Bishop and have their names and anniversary dates listed on a special Anniversary page on the Diocese of Norwich Website.

To register, send the following information to Mary-Jo McLaughlin, the Catholic family Services Coordinator, (860)848-2237 ext. 312  Email mmclaughlin@norwichdiocese.net:  

  • husband and wife’s name
  • address
  •  telephone number
  • wedding date
  • anniversary being celebrated
  • parish  

Couples may email a recent digital photo of themselves to be included in a gallery of pictures on the Diocesan Website. The registration deadline is September 2, 2020

Was your home built before 1978?

There may be a possibility that your home is contaminated with lead. The Lead Hazard Control Program for the City of Norwich has been created to eradicate the lead based paint hazard from homes in the area. The program provides a grant of up to 100 percent of the cost of the lead hazard abatement to low and moderate income property owners in Norwich. Applications are taken on a first come first served basis. Families with children under the age of six and pregnant women have priority for the program. If you have any questions please contact the City of Norwich at (860) 823-3770. You can also find the application on the City of Norwich website by clicking here. 

Guidelines for Attending Sunday Mass

Those who are vulnerable, including the elderly and those with chronic diseases, ought to remain home. Those who are sick or symptomatic must stay home. The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in effect, and live-streamed Masses will continue to be offered. At St. Joseph Church, a maximum of 85 people can gather at each of our two Sunday Masses. Face masks are mandated. The parish will provide face masks for those who do not bring their own. Hand sanitizer will be available at the doors of the church. Maintain a 6 ft. radius of distance from all those who are not in the same household. For now, there will be no congregational singing nor choirs; no processions; no altar servers, or Eucharistic ministers. There will be no passing of the collection basket. A large basket will be placed in the middle of the center aisle for your offerings. Communion will be distributed at the very end of the Mass. It is preferable to receive holy communion in the hand. Be sure to lower your face mask just before you receive communion. Everyone is encouraged to stay briefly after Mass to welcome the Lord into their souls in prayerful thanksgiving. People should make sure to leave little by little, maintaining social distance.

Sunday Mass

The Spanish 10:00 a.m. Mass will continue to be live-streamed and the 8:30 a.m. Mass will be recorded from St. Joseph Church and later posted on our cluster website. Our cluster Mass schedule is as follows:

  • Mondays at 8 a.m. @ St. Joseph
  • Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. @ St. Mary (Spanish)
  • Wednesdays at 8 a.m. @ SSPP
  • Thursdays at 8 a.m. @ SSPP
  • *Fridays at 8 a.m. @SSPP
  • Fridays at 10 a.m. @ St. Mary (Haitian Creole)
  • Sunday Vigil Mass: 
    • Saturdays at 4 p.m. @ St. Joseph
    • Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.  @ SSPP
  • Sunday Mass: 
    • 8:30 a.m. @ SSPP & St. Joseph
    • 10:00 a.m. @ St. Mary (Spanish)
    • 12:30 p.m. @ St. Mary (Haitian Creole)

Confession Times: 

  • Tuesdays 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. @ St. Mary (Spanish)
  • Fridays before 10 a.m. Haitian Creole Mass
  • Saturdays 3:15- 3:45 p.m. @ St. Joseph
  • Saturdays 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.@ SSPP

To schedule Baptisms or weddings please contact the parish office.

Celebrate the Assumption of our Lady

A multicultural mass to celebrate the Assumption of Mary will be held at St. Mary's church at 8:30 AM on Saturday, August 15th.  The Assumption of Mary is not a day of obligation this year but is still a solemnity of great importance. 

A Live-Stream Series:
Today's Catholic Faith: Prayer and Practice

Late this summer, all are invited to take part in four sessions on Catholic Life in our challenging times. These sessions are Easy-does-it, combining live and live-streamed sessions. Update, deepen, broaden, and enjoy the challenge of being Catholic in these times. Presented by Fr. Washabaugh and friends. You will have a choice of language groups, in-person participation, live-streaming or watching the video as your schedule permits. Please note the times and places:

 

  • In English: Thursday evenings,  7 to 8 p.m., 8/27; 9/3; 9/10; 9/17.  On the patio of St. Joseph Rectory (or inside if it is raining),
  • In Spanish: Tuesday evenings 7:15 to 8:15 (after 6:30 Mass), 8/25; 9/1; 9/8; 9/15, At St. Mary Church,
  • In Haitian Creole: Friday mornings, 11:15 to 12 noon (after 10:30 Mass), 8/28; 9/3; 9/11; 9/18.  At St. Mary Church

Support Our Parish of St. Joseph!

Please do your part to bring our parish back to financial health by sending in your weekly donation or using the collection basket in church.  A collection basket will be placed in the church aisle at Sunday Mass. Remember: no offertory basket will be passed from row to row. With the disruption that we will see, the very best way to make your contribution is through online contributions. Visit our parish cluster website to register quickly, easily, and securely. 

Thank you for your contributions last week!
St. Joseph's           Offertory $1681.00     Memorial $80.00

Mass Intentions at St. Joseph Church

Saturday, Aug. 15th at 4 p.m. David W. Tompkins
From his loving wife Helene and Family

Sunday, Aug. 16th at  8:30 a.m.Lewis and Izbicki Families
From Deacon Tom Lewis

Monday, Aug.17th at 8 a.m.  Henry and Helen Mierzjewski  
 From Family

The Sanctuary Candle is lit for Patricia Mioduszewski from her daughter's coworkers


Sometimes we know what we have to do but we lack the courage to do it.  Let us learn from Mary how to make decisions, trusting in the Lord.     Pope Francis


First Communion

First Communion classes continue THIS Sunday. Precautions such as social distancing and wearing masks will be in place to keep our students and catechists safe. Once the missed classes have been made up, the kids will make their First Communion on Sunday, September 27th at the 8:30 a.m. Mass at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Junco or the Parish office.

2020-2021 Catechism: Registration is OPEN!

The 2020-2021 Religious Education program will begin on Sunday, October 18th We will continue to follow guidelines to make sure students, parents, and catechists stay safe and healthy. The curriculum will change slightly in order to be more flexible in the case of a future closure. You can register by clicking here to fill out the online form or printing the form from our website and emailing/mailing it to the Church Rectory. We encourage parents and guardians to register their children as soon as possible so we can order material, plan for classroom set up, and answer any questions you may have. We thank you for your patience and understanding. We can't wait to get back into the classroom!

Interested Catechists

The religious education program would be incomplete without our wonderful catechists who said “yes” to their call to share their faith by teaching the children of our parish. If you feel like God is calling you to share your faith in the same way, please reach out to Maria Junco at (860) 319-4042 or call the Parish office.

Was your home built before 1978?

There may be a possibility that your home is contaminated with lead. The Lead Hazard Control Program for the City of Norwich has been created to eradicate the lead based paint hazard from homes in the area. The program provides a grant of up to 100 percent of the cost of the lead hazard abatement to low and moderate income property owners in Norwich. Applications are taken on a first come first served basis. Families with children under the age of six and pregnant women have priority for the program. If you have any questions please contact the City of Norwich at (860) 823-3770. You can also find the application on the City of Norwich website by clicking here.

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Misa Dominical

Si no puedes asistir físicamente a la eucaristía dominical debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, la obligación canónica de asistir a la eucaristía dominical se suspende temporalmente. Sin embargo, la obligación de adorar al Señor el domingo permanece. Si no puede asistir a la eucaristía los domingos por motivos de salud, tómese un tiempo en casa para rezar. Haga una "hora santa" con el Señor. La eucaristía se puede ver el domingo por la mañana a las 10:00 a.m.

El Horario de Eucaristías de Nuestro Cluster:

  • Lunes a las 8 a.m. en San José
  • Martes a las 6:30 p.m. en Santa María (Español)
  • Miércoles a las 8 a.m. en SSPP
  • Jueves a las 8 a.m. en SSPP
  • Viernes a las 10 a.m. en St. Mary (Creole Haitiano)
  • Vigilia Dominical:
    • Sábados a las 4 p.m. en San José
    • Sábados a las 5:30 p.m. en SSPP
  • Eucaristía Dominical:
    • 8:30 a.m. en SSPP y San José
    • 10:00 a.m. en Santa María (Español)
    • 12:30 p.m. en Santa María (Creole Haitiano)

Confesiones: 

  • Martes de 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. en Santa María (Español)\
  • Viernes antes de la Misa de las 10 a.m. (Creole Haitiano)
  • Sábados de  3:15 - 3:45 p.m. en San José
  • Sábados de 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. en SSPP

 

Cambia la Hora de Eucaristía en Español en la Iglesia de Santa María

A partir del domingo 2 de agosto,se está celebrando la eucaristía dominical en español a las 10 a.m. esto nos permitirá que la educación religiosa se celebre los domingos de 11:15 a.m. a 12:15 p.m. La eucaristía haitiana no esta siendo afectada y continuará celebrándose a las 12:30 p.m.

Guía para Asistir a la Eucaristía Dominical

Los que son vulnerables, incluidos los ancianos y las personas con enfermedades crónicas, deben permanecer en sus hogares. Los que están enfermos o sintomáticos deben quedarse en casa. La dispensa de la obligación de asistir a la eucaristía dominical sigue vigente y se seguirán ofreciendo la eicaristía en vivo. En la Iglesia de Santa María un máximo de 85 personas pueden reunirse en cada una de nuestras dos eucaristías dominicales. Las mascarillas son obligatorias. La parroquia proporcionará máscaras para aquellos que no traigan. Mantenga un radio de 6 pies de distancia de todos aquellos que no están en el mismo hogar. Por ahora, no habrá canto congregacional ni coros; sin procesiones; sin monaguillos, ni ministros eucarísticos. No se pasará la canasta de la colecta. Se colocará una canasta grande en el medio del pasillo central para sus ofrendas. La comunión se distribuirá al final de la eucaristía. Es preferible recibir la sagrada comunión en la mano. Asegúrense de bajar su mascarilla justo antes de recibir la comunión. Invitamos a todos a quedarse brevemente después de la Misa para recibir al Señor en sus almas en oración de acción de gracias. La gente debe asegurarse de irse poco a poco, manteniendo la distancia social.

Una Serie de enseñanzas en Vivo La Fe Católica de Hoy: Oración y Práctica 

A finales de este verano, todos están invitados a participar en cuatro sesiones sobre la vida católica en nuestros tiempos difíciles. Estas sesiones son fácil, combinando sesiones en vivo y transmitidas en vivo. Actualice, profundice, amplíe y disfrute el desafío de ser Católico en estos tiempos. Presentado por el Padre Roberto e invitados especiales. Tendrá la opción de elegir grupos de idiomas, participación en persona, transmisión en vivo o ver el video según lo permita su horario. Tenga en cuenta los horarios y lugares: 

  • En Inglés: jueves por la noche, de 7 a 8 p.m., 27 de agosto; 3;10 y 17 de septiembre. En el patio de la casa parroquial de Saint Joseph (si llueve será dentro de la casa ).
  • En Español: martes por la noche de 7:15 a 8:15 (después de la eucaristía de las 6:30 p.m), 25 de agosto; 1, 8 y 15 de septiembre, en la Iglesia de Saint Mary.
  • En Creole Haitiano: viernes por la mañana, 11:15 a.m. a 12:00 m.d.(después de la misa de 10:30), 28 de agosto; 3, 11 y 18 de septiembre. En la Iglesia de Saint Mary.

¿Necesita Ayuda?

¡Estos son tiempos de estrés sin precedentes para todos! Si necesita ayuda de su Iglesia, física, social, ESPIRITUAL o financiera, ¡llame! Nos comprometemos a ayudar de cualquier manera que podamos. Llame al 860-2812595.

Apoye Nuestra Parroquia Santa María

 Haga su parte para que nuestra parroquia recupere la salud financiera enviando su donación semanal. Se colocará una canasta en el pasillo de la iglesia en la misa dominical. Recuerde: no se pasará la canasta de la colecta banca por banca. Con la interrupción que estamos viviendo, la mejor manera de hacer su contribución es a través de contribuciones por internet. Visite nuestro sitio web del grupo parroquial para registrarse de forma rápida, fácil y segura.

¡Gracias por sus Contribuciones la Semana Pasada!

  • Iglesia de Santa María: 02 de Agosto 2020: $ 863.25
  • Ofrenda electrónica de las 4 Parroquias: $ 441.25

Catecismo 2020 - 2021: La Inscripción está Abierta!

El programa de educación religiosa 2020-2021 comenzará el domingo 18 de octubre. Continuaremos siguiendo las guías para asegurarnos de que los estudiantes, padres y catequistas se mantengan seguros y saludables. El plan de estudios cambiará ligeramente para ser más flexible en el caso de un cierre futuro. La inscripción para el programa 2020-2021 ha iniciado. Puede registrarse haciendo clic aquí para completar el formulario en línea o imprimiéndolo desde nuestro sitio web y enviándolo por correo electrónico / correo postal a la Rectoría de la Iglesia. Animamos a los padres para que registren a sus hijos lo antes posible para que podamos pedir material, planificar la configuración de clases y responder cualquier pregunta que puedan tener. ¡Le agradecemos su paciencia y comprensión! 

Primera Comunión

Las clases de Primera Comunión continúan ESTE domingo. Se tomarán precauciones como el distanciamiento social y el uso de mascarillas para mantener seguros a nuestros estudiantes y catequistas. Una vez que se hayan recuperado las clases perdidas, los niños harán su Primera Comunión el domingo 27 de septiembre en la Misa de las 10: 00 a.m. en la Iglesia Saint Mary. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con María Junco o la oficina parroquial.

XI Peregrinación de la Familia Hispana de New England

La Asociación de Directores del Ministrerio Hispano de la Región 1, invita a todas las familias a participar de esta XI peregrinación, el día 22 de agosto de 1:00 p.m a 4:00 p.m. transmitido por la pagina del facebook de la Asociación: www.facebook.com/ ACDMHRegion1Puedes ver en la siguiente propaganda los nombres de los predentadores y demás detalles. Pasa la voz y los esperamos!!!!

VIII Conferencia de Músicos Pastorales y  Ministros Litúrgicos

La Asociación de Músicos de la Pastoral Hispana de New England (AMPHE), invita a la Octava Conferencia de Musicos Pastorales y Ministros Litúrgicos, en la cual se llevarqa a cabo diversos talleres entre los cuales nuestro director musical, Arcángel Santiago estará desarrollando uno sobre el Arte y Ambientación del Espacio Sagrado. Aprovechemos este evento para formarnos más parqa servir mejor. Para más información puede ver la propaganda a continuación y para inscribirse haga clic aquí.

¿Su Casa Fue Construida Antes de 1978?

Puede existir la posibilidad de que su casa esté contaminada con plomo. El Programa de Control de Peligros por Plomo para la Ciudad de Norwich ha sido creado para erradicar el peligro de pintura a base de plomoen las casas de la zona. El programa proporciona una subvención de hasta el 100 por ciento del costo de la reducción del peligro del plomo a los propietarios de propiedades de ingresos bajos y moderados en Norwich. Las solicitudes se aceptan por orden de llegada. Las familias con niños menores de seis años y mujeres embarazadas tienen prioridad para el programa. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la ciudad de Norwich al (860) 823-3770. También puede encontrar la solicitud en el sitio web de la ciudad de Norwich haciendo clicaquí.

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