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23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 6 de Septiembre 2020

Posted on September 04, 2020 in: Cluster News

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 6 de Septiembre 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 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 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)
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.
 

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     $1,779.50

 

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.
 

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. This year we want to focus on family faith formation because ultimately parents/guardians are the true catechists in their children’s lives. You can register by clicking here to fill out the online form or you print the form from our website and email/mail it to the Church Rectory. If you do not have access to any online form you can call the parish rectory and register over the phone. 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

 Our Faith Formation Program would be incomplete without our wonderful catechists and volunteers who said “yes” to their call to share their faith to our church community. “Catechists” not only teach children but they can teach adults, families, and teens. Time commitments vary from once a month, bi-weekly, and weekly sessions. 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.
 

Confirmation Registration

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation will be starting on October 18th along with the rest of the religious education program.  Parents are welcomed to register their child using this link or by calling the parish Rectory. Confirmation classes meet on Sunday evening’s time and place is TBD. For any questions please contact Maria Junco at (860) 319-4042 or at mfja35@gmail.com.
 

Looking Ahead:

  • This Sunday, Sept. 6, National Combined Collection.  Please support these causes: 
    • Annual Appeal for the Holy Father                                                                    
    • Retirement Fund for Religious                                                                             
    • Catholic Communication Campaign                                                                  
    • Catholic University of America
  • Season of Creation: Each year from September 1 to October 4, the Christian family unites for this worldwide celebration of prayer and action to protect our common home.
  • 40 Days for Life, begins, September 22.
  • September 27: First Communions at Saints Peter and Paul’s and Saint Mary’s also, World Day of Migrants and Refugees

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.

2020 ACA Update

                                                                                                                                                          As of August 24th, Saints Peter & Paul Parish, Norwich has donated $25,340.50 or 88.46% of its goal, and 28.52% of our parishioners have donated. We are striving for as close to 100% participation as possible.If you have not made your contribution to the 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal, or would like to make an additional gift, please contact the Development Office at (860) 886-1928 or go online to www.norwichdiocesedevelopment.org.  Thank you to everyone for your support!

 

Celebrate Seasons of Creation With Us! September 1st- October 4th

What is the season of creation?                                                                                 The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation. It runs from September 1 to October 4.
What is this year’s theme?                                                                                          The 2020 Season of Creation theme is “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope.”
Why participate?                                                                                                                              This year, amid crises that have shaken our world, we’re awakened to the urgent need to heal our relationships with creation and each other.  During the season this year, we enter a time of restoration and hope, a jubilee for our Earth that requires radically new ways of living with creation.
How is this year’s celebration different?                                                                              This particular year, the need for just and sustainable systems has been revealed by the far-reaching effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. As followers of Christ from around the globe, we share a common role as caretakers of God’s creation. We rejoice in this opportunity to care for our common home and the sisters and brothers who share it.
What can we expect this month?                                                                                    The Office of Faith Events will be providing resources and spiritual activities throughout the month.  Every Saturday we will send out a summary of the week’s themes as well as reflection questions for the week.  On Wednesday, our Faith and Hope Video Series, will focus on a topic from the Seasons of Creation series.
We hope you will join us in prayer, reflection and action this month!

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. 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.

"Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone.  Forgive as the Lord forgave you" Colossians 3:13  

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 $1340.00     Memorial $114.00
 
Please support the National Combined collection this weekend
 

Mass Intentions at St. Joseph Church

Saturday, Sept. 5th at 4 p.m.
Bennie and Sophie Lukowski
From Dennis and Regina Burke
Sunday, Sept.6th at  8:30 a.m.
Anna Kuczynska
From Stasia Bujak
Monday, Sept.7th at 8 a.m.  
The Lewis and Izbicki Families     From Deacon Tom Lewis
 
The Sanctuary Candle is lit for Arthur Maynard, Brother-in-law
With Love from Frances
 
Kindly remember in your prayers Patricia Farbotka whose funeral was recently celebrated at Sts. Peter and Paul Church.  May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed share in the fullness of life and peace with God
 
Mass intentions for next weekend
 Sat. Sept. 12th    Valentina Mioduszewski
Sun. Sept. 13th    Irene Sajkowicz Birdsey and Albina Sajkowicz Burdick
Mon. Sept. 14th    Julian Mileski

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. 

Looking Ahead:

  • Season of Creation: Each year from September 1 to October 4, the Christian family unites for this worldwide celebration of prayer and action to protect our common home.
  • Catholic Elementary School Collection, September 12th and 13th
  • 40 Days for Life, begins, September 22.
  • September 27 :      
    • First Communions at Sts. Peter and Paul’s and St. Mary’s
    • also, World Day of Migrants and Refugees

                           Interested Catechists

Our Faith Formation Program would be incomplete without our wonderful catechists and volunteers who said “yes” to their call to share their faith to our church community. “Catechists” not only teach children but they can teach adults, families, and teens. Time commitments vary from once a month, bi-weekly, and weekly sessions. 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.
 

      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 future closure. This year we want to focus on family faith formation because ultimately parents/guardians are the true catechists in their children’s lives. You can register by clicking here to fill out the online form or you print the form from our website and email/mail it to the Church Rectory. If you do not have access to any online form you can call the parish rectory and register over the phone. 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!
 

                      Confirmation Registration

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation will be starting on October 18th along with the rest of the religious education program.  Parents are welcomed to register their child using this link or by calling the parish Rectory. Confirmation classes meet on Sunday evening’s time and place is TBD. For any questions please contact Maria Junco at (860) 319-4042 or at mfja35@gmail.com.
 

 2020 ACA Update 

As of August 24th, St. Joseph Parish, Norwich has donated $2,700.00 or 38.19% of its goal, and 17.86% of our parishioners have donated. We are striving for as close to 100% participation as possible.

With your donation, our ACA supported ministries do the work of Christ every day.  From a client of Catholic Charities, "There is absolutely no way that I would have been able to put enough food on the table and diapers on my baby during this terribly difficult COVID, if not for the help of Catholic Charities.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the Annual Catholic Appeal."  If you have not made your contribution to the 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal, "One Faith, One Family", or would like to make an additional gift, please contact the Development Office at (860) 886-1928 or go online to www.norwichdiocesedevelopment.org<http://www.norwichdiocesedevelopment.org>.  Thank you to everyone for your support!

                       

Celebrate Seasons of Creation With Us!

September 1st-October 4th

 
 
What is the season of creation?
The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation. It runs from September 1 to October 4.
What is this year’s theme?
The 2020 Season of Creation theme is “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope.”
Why participate?
This year, amid crises that have shaken our world, we’re awakened to the urgent need to heal our relationships with creation and each other.  During the season this year, we enter a time of restoration and hope, a jubilee for our Earth that requires radically new ways of living with creation.
How is this year’s celebration different? 
This particular year, the need for just and sustainable systems has been revealed by the far-reaching effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. As followers of Christ from around the globe, we share a common role as caretakers of God’s creation. We rejoice in this opportunity to care for our common home and the sisters and brothers who share it.
What can we expect this month?
The Office of Faith Events will be providing resources and spiritual activities throughout the month.  Every Saturday we will send out a summary of the week’s themes as well as reflection questions for the week.  On Wednesday, our Faith and Hope Video Series, will focus on a topic from the Seasons of Creation series.
 
We hope you will join us in prayer, reflection and action this month!


                          

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:

Durante la Semana

Lunes: 8:00 a.m. en San José
Martes: 6:30 p.m. en Saint Mary (Español)
Miércoles: 8:00 a.m. en SSPP
Jueves: 8:00 a.m. en SSPP
Viernes: 10:00 a.m. en Saint. Mary (Creole Haitiano)
 

Vigilia Dominical:

Sábados: 4:00 p.m. en San José
Sábados: 5:30 p.m. en SSPP
 

Eucaristía Dominical:

8:30 a.m: SSPP y San José
10:00 a.m: Saint Mary (Español)
12:30 p.m: Santa María (Creole Haitiano)
 

Confesiones: 

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

Cambió la Hora de Eucaristía en Español en la Iglesia de Saint Mary

Desde el domingo 2 de agosto,se está celebrando la eucaristía dominical en español a las 10 a.m. esto nos permite 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.
 

¿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 Saint Mary

 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 del 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 Saint Mary: 23 de agosto del 2020: $ 1368.00
Contibución electrónica del mes de agosto: $636.67 
Total de personas donantes lectrónicos: 4

 

Caridad Católica SNAP Servicios de Inscripción

Caridades Catolicas pueden ayudarle con la solicitud y determinacion de cupones de alimentos.  Por favor llame a cualquiera de nuestros lugares para hacer una cita.
Norwich 860-889-8346, New London 860-443-5328, Middletown 860-346-0060, and Willimantic 860-423-7065.
 

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 7:00 p.m. a 8:00 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 8:00 p.m. (después de la eucaristía de las 6:30 p.m), 25 de agosto; 1, 8 y 15 de septiembre, en la Iglesia 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 Saint Mary.
Si desea saber mas sobre esta jornada Mundial de la Creación visite: https://seasonofcreation.org/es/2020/04/30/catholics-and-the-season-of-creation-es/ 

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