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25th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 20 de Septiembre 2020

Posted on September 18, 2020 in: Cluster News

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 20 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.
 

Mass intentions

Sunday Vigil Mass  5:30 pm 
Sunday  Mass 8:30 am                     Jane Harten-Pannone
     Wednesdays  8 am                       Amparo Librea
      Thursdays     8 am                       Kristina Quarto
 

Guidelines for Attending Sunday Mass

Those who are sick or symptomatic must stay home. At Saints. Peter & Paul Church, a maximum of 70 people can gather at each of our two Sunday Masses. Face masks are mandated. Maintain a 6 ft. radius of distance from all those who are not in the same household.  A large basket will be placed in the middle of the center aisle for your offerings.  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    $ 1,606.50
National Combined Collection   $ 125.00
Catholic Elementary Schools    $ 274.00 
 

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.

Confirmation Curriculum Change

In the Diocese of Norwich, Confirmation is not to be received before 9th grade and the preparation should be a 2-year program. In the Confirmation 1 class, youth will actively participate in the Faith Formation program for all students. In the Confirmation 2 class, youth will active participation in immediate preparation for confirmation Students. 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.
 

2020-2021 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.

A Live-Stream Series:

Today's Catholic Faith: Prayer and Practice

Update, deepen, broaden, and enjoy the challenge of being Catholic in these times. The final session of the 4 part series was last Thursday, September 17th. If you would like to catch up and watch any previous session, click here.  
 

Looking Ahead:

  • 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

Safe Environments Abuse Prevention Training

In the Diocese of Norwich, all volunteers who have regular contact with minors, all employees, all clergy, and all religious, are required to complete safe environments training.
This training is also available to any parishioner, or parent of a parochial school child, regardless of whether or not they wish to volunteer at their parish or school.
The Diocese of Norwich offers two Praesidium programs. Both cover the same material, just in different formats. You can take the on-line program, Armatus, or attend a one-time DVD presentation, Called to Protect.  
Due to the current pandemic, the in person Called to Protect in person training classes have been postponed.  Armatus is available and the preferred training at this time.  As soon as in person gatherings are permitted, Called to Protect in person training will resume.
Please contact the Child Advocate at your parish or school office in order to be enrolled, or for more information.
Our children’s safety is the responsibility of all Catholics.

Cradle Fund

Bishop has authorized that a collection for the Cradle Fund be received in all parishes on Sunday of October 3-4, 2020, Respect Life Sunday.  This year, using the proceeds from the 2019 Cradle Fund Collection and with the help of additional donations, the fund made grants to pro-life agencies and pregnancy support programs as well as direct assistance to expectant mothers.  Now in its forty third (43rd) year, the Cradle Fund is used to assist needy, expectant mothers in caring for their unborn or newly born children.It also provides financial support for birthright programs.

Citizenship Preparation Classes

Wednesday 4pm-6pm  Online Classes Only                                                                       Class includes:                                                                                                                      American history and government                                                                                            The 100 naturalization questions                                                                                                Civic participation                                                                                                                          Coaching for the USCIS interview                                                                                              Review of the N-400 application.                                                                                             For more information or to register Call (860)823-4299.
 

Life in the Thought of Pope Francis

October 4,2020, 7- 8 pm, sponsored by the Diocese of Norwich.The forum will include 3 national speakers,highlighting The 40 days for Life,Laudato Si and World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
Speakers will provide information that will allow participants to better understand and appreciate the dignity and worth of human beings.Registration is necessary for this event.Once you register you will be emailed a link to access the forum. call 860 848-2237 ext 304 for more information or to register.

Guidelines for Attending Sunday Mass

 Those who are sick or symptomatic must stay home.  Face masks are mandated.  Maintain a 6 ft. radius of distance from all those who are not in the same household. . 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 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.

With God, all things are possible.    St. Matthew 19:26

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 $1492.55     Memorial $229.00
Catholic Elementary Schools $186.00
 

Mass Intentions at St. Joseph Church

Saturday, Sept. 19th at 4 p.m.
 Alexander, Irene, and Alexander Jurczyk, Jr.
From Dolores Scolaro
Sunday, Sept. 20th at  8:30 a.m.
 In Loving memory of Dean Michael Radicioni
From Rich and Kasia
Monday, Sept. 21st at 8 a.m.  
Frank and Evelyn Banas      From Family
 
The Sanctuary Candle is lit for Richard Steinberg
Requested by Merina Corby
 
Mass intentions for next weekend
 Sat. Sept. 26th  Josephine Gwudz
Sun. Sept. 28th  Walter Trawczynski  
Mon. Sept. 29th  Lewis and Izbicki Families
 
The 2021 Mass book is here.  Please call or send an email to the rectory if you would like to schedule a special mass. stjosephnorwich@yahoo.com
 
Please keep Patricia Mioduszewski in your prayers.  Her funeral was recently celebrated at St. Joseph Church.  May her soul and the souls of the faithful departed share in the fullness of life and peace with God.
A Live-Stream Series:Today's Catholic Faith: Prayer and Practice
 Update, deepen, broaden, and enjoy the challenge of being Catholic in these times. The final session of the 4 part series was last Thursday, September 17th. If you would like to catch up and watch any previous session, click here. 

Looking Ahead:

  • 40 Days for Life, begins, September 22.  The Norwich 40 Days-For-Life campaign will begin with a Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday, September 22, at 7 PM. Following Mass, the 40 Days for Life Team will be available to answer any questions and distribute campaign signage and materials.  This year, The 40 Days for Life Campaign runs from Wednesday, Sept. 23rd through November 1st. It is hoped that you will join our Parish by signing up to Peacefully Pray OUTSIDE the planned parenthood facility at 12 Case St. in Norwich Oct. 19th and Oct. 27th
  • Sept. 23, at St. Vincent de Paul Place 8-12PM,  Census event to help those who have not completed their census.
  • September 27 :      
    • First Communions at Sts. Peter and Paul’s and St. Mary’s
    • also, World Day of Migrants and Refugees,  3-4PM    Join us for a virtual bilingual prayer service as we mark this day with prayer and action for our brothers and sisters, often invisible.
  • Sept. 29, 10-1 PM  Free Covid testing open to everyone at St. Vincent de Paul place
  • Understand and appreciate the dignity and worth of all human beings. Attend a Virtual Forum "Life in the Thought of Pope Francis"  Oct 4th, 7-8 PM Sponsored by the Diocese of Norwich.  Three speakers will be highlighted.  Registration is necessary.  Contact manicholas@norwichdiocese.net   or 860-848-2237 ext. 304                                                                                                                

Confirmation Curriculum Change


In the Diocese of Norwich, Confirmation is not to be received before 9th grade and the preparation should be a 2-year program. In the Confirmation 1 class, youth will actively participate in the Faith Formation program for all students. In the Confirmation 2 class, youth will active participation in immediate preparation for confirmation Students. 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 are TBD). For any questions please contact Maria Junco at (860) 319-4042 or at mfja35@gmail.com.   
 

      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!
 

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.

 

Safe Environments Abuse Prevention Training
In the Diocese of Norwich, all volunteers who have regular contact with minors, all employees, all clergy, and all religious, are required to complete safe environments training.
This training is also available to any parishioner, or parent of a parochial school child, regardless of whether or not they wish to volunteer at their parish or school.
The Diocese of Norwich offers two Praesidium programs. Both cover the same material, just in different formats. You can take the on-line program, Armatus, or attend a one-time DVD presentation, Called to Protect.  
Due to the current pandemic, the in person Called to Protect in person training classes have been postponed.  Armatus is available and the preferred training at this time.  As soon as in person gatherings are permitted, Called to Protect in person training will resume.
Please contact Maria Junco (860) 319-4042 in order to be enrolled, or for more information.
Our children’s safety is the responsibility of all Catholics.

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!                    

Norwich Adult Education in Partnership with Otis Library and the IASC
are holding Citizen Preparation Classes on Weds. 4-6PM
Online Classes only
Call for more information and to register  860-823-4299

St Mary

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. Haga una "hora santa" con el Señor. La eucaristía se puede ver el domingo por la mañana a las 10:00 a.m. por nuestra pagina de Facebook vinculada aquí.
 

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 Santa María (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: Santa María (Español)
12:30 p.m: Santa María (Creole Haitiano)
 
Confesiones: 
Martes de 5:45p.m. - 6:30 p.m. en Santa María (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
 

¿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.
 

Caridad Católica SNAP Servicios de Inscripción

Caridad Catolica pueden ayudarle con la solicitud y determinación de cupones de alimentos.  Por favor llame a cualquiera de nuestras oficinas para hacer una cita.
Norwich 860-889-8346, New London 860-443-5328, Middletown 860-346-0060, y Willimantic 860-423-7065.
 

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 del internet. Visite nuestro sitio web del grupo parroquial para registrarse de forma rápida, fácil y segura.
 
Ofrenda Semanal: $1393.50
Campaña a las Escuelas Elementales Católicas: $ 392.00
Colecta Nacional Combinada:$ 380.00
 

Intenciones de Misa en la Iglesia de Santa María

Domingo 20 de septiembre, 10:00 a.m: Por el eterno descanso de José Ulises Londoño Cardona, en su Sexto Aniversario de su partida al cielo. Intensión Familia Londoño.
 
Martes 22 de Septiembre, 6:30 p.m: Sinforosa Enciso Alca y Tiborcio Palomino, intensión Martín Palomino.
 
Domingo 27 de Septiembre, 10:00 a.m: Luis Huamán Orué y Dalila Villalva de Huamán, Intensión Familia Trevejo.
 
 

Una Serie de enseñanzas en Vivo 

La Fe Católica de Hoy: Oración y Práctica 

Actualizar, profundizar, ampliar y disfrutar el desafío de ser católico en estos tiempos. La última sesión de la serie de 4 sesiones  fue el pasado martes 15 de septiembre. Si desea ponerse al día y ver alguna sesión anterior, haga clic aquí.
 

Cambios en el plan de Estudios de Confirmación

En la Diócesis de Norwich, la Confirmación no se debe recibir antes del noveno grado y la preparación debe ser un programa de 2 años. En la clase de confirmación de primer año, los jóvenes participarán activamente en el programa de Formación de Fe para todos los estudiantes. En la clase de Confirmación de segundo año, los jóvenes participarán activamente en la preparación inmediata para los Estudiantes de confirmación. La preparación para el Sacramento de la Confirmación comenzará el 18 de octubre junto con el resto del programa de educación religiosa. Los padres pueden registrar a sus hijos usando este enlace o llamando a la oficina parroquial. Las clases de confirmación se reúnen los domingos la hora y el lugar está por confirmar. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con Maria Junco al (860) 319-4042 o mfja35@gmail.com.
 

Catequésis 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 futuro cierre. 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! 
 

Catequistas Interesados

Nuestro Programa de Formación en la Fe estaría incompleto sin nuestros maravillosos catequistas y voluntarios que dijeron “sí” a su llamado a compartir su fe con la comunidad de nuestra iglesia. Los “catequistas” no sólo enseñan a los niños, sino también pueden enseñar a los adultos, a las familias y a los adolescentes. Los compromisos de tiempo varían desde sesiones una vez al mes, quincenales y semanales. Si sientes que Dios te está llamando a compartir tu fe de la misma manera, comuníquese con María Junco al (860) 319-4042 o llame a la oficina parroquial.

Apoye a la Fundación Cradle

El obispo ha autorizado que se realize una colecta para el Fondo Cradle en todas las parroquias el domingo 3 yl 4 de octubre de 2020, Domingo de Respeto a la Vida. Este año, utilizando las ganancias de la Colecta Cradle Fund del 2019 y con la ayuda de donaciones adicionales, el fondo otorgó subvenciones a agencias pro-vida y programas de apoyo al embarazo, así como asistencia directa a futuras madres. Ahora en su cuadragésimo tercer (43º) año, Cradle Fund es una findación que brinda ayudar a las mujeres embarazadas necesitadas a cuidar de sus hijos no nacidos o recién nacidos. También brinda apoyo financiero para los programas de derecho al nacimiento.

Curso Preparativos para obtener la Ciudadanía

La Escuela de Adutos (Adult Education), El Centro de Apoyo y Abogacía para el inmigrante (IASCI) y la Biblioteca publica estan brindando cursos preparativos para la cuidadanía, las clases son Online. Para más informacón llame al 860- 823- 4299
 

La vida en el pensamiento del Papa Francisco

La Oficina de Eventos de la Diócesis de Norwich nos invitan a un foro virtual el
4 de octubre de 2020, de 7: 00 p.m. a 8: 00 pm,El foro contará con 3 ponentes nacionales:
* Ashley Feasley: Directora de política de migración y refugiados
Servicios en la USCCB.
* Steve Karlen: Director de la campaña nacional 40 días por la vida
* Joseph Meyer: Director Ejecutivo del Proyecto Laudato Si
destacando el tema de : 40 días por la vida, Laudato Si y Día mundial del migrante y del refugiado.Los ponentes proporcionarán información que permitirá a los participantes para comprender y apreciar mejor la dignidad y el valor de todos los seres humanos. Es necesario registrarse para este evento. Una vez que te registras
se le enviará por correo electrónico un enlace para acceder al foro. Puede contactarnos en: manicholas@norwichdiocese.net o llame al 860-848-2237, ext.
304 para obtener más información o registrarse. ** ¡Esperamos que puedas asistir! ** Este foro será en Inglés.
 

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