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28th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 11 de Octubre 2020

Posted on October 09, 2020 in: Cluster News

28th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 11 de Octubre 2020

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.

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.
 

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    $ 1,584.00
 

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.

Mass intentions at Saints Peter and Paul Church

Sunday Vigil Mass  5:30 pm
Elmer O. Bernardo, for the repose of the soul requested by Le and Bernardo family.
 
Sunday  Mass 8:30 am
Joseph L. Barcello ,  a memorial Mass requested by the Barcello Family..
 
Wednesday Mass  8 am     
Jeffrey Murket, requested by William and Francoise Marcavage                  
Thursday  Mass   8 am    
Lorraine Hopkins, requested by Evon Mulcahy.
 
Mass intentions for next weekend
Sunday Vigil Mass  5:30 pm   Charles Glinsky
Sunday  Mass 8:30 am     Mae Ryley
 
The 2021 Mass book is here.  Please call the rectory (860) 887-9857 if you would like to schedule a special mass.             

Letter from Bishop Cote

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Saint John Paul II’s landmark encyclical, Evangelium Vitae, the Gospel of Life and to commemorate this occasion the USCCB has designated the theme for this year’s respect life month “Live the Gospel of Life”. In the encyclical, Saint John Paul II noted: “We need to bring the Gospel of Life to the heart of every man and woman and to make it penetrate every part of society.”
To read the complete Bishop Letter follow this link click here .
 

Farm to Families Food Box Distribution

Friday October 9th at 2 locations. Boxes contains food for 18 meals – 5 lbs. vegetables, 5 lbs. meat, 5 lbs. dairy, and 1 gallon of milk. Food is free and boxes are first come first serve or until they run out. Locations/ times are below: 
Location 1:
Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center (47 Town Street, Norwich) 
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Remain in your car, open your trunk, and wear a mask
 
Location 2:
St. Mary Church (70 Central Ave., Norwich) 1:00 p.m.
Parking lot entrance on Convent St. Masks and social distancing required.

The Lord of Miracles

Also known as Señor de los Milagros in Spanish, is an image painted of Jesus located in Lima, Peru. The name originated in the 17th and 18th centuries after earthquakes destroyed most of the city, leaving only the mural standing. This is considered a miracle by many. What started as an Afro-Peruvian tradition is now one of the largest religious processions in the world. This is a grand celebration for parishioners of St. Mary Church.  This  Sunday, October 11th, we will be partaking in this tradition at the 10 am Spanish Mass at St. Mary Church. This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Mass and procession will look much different as we all maintain social distance, wear masks, and have limited capacity in the church.

Looking Ahead

October 10 & 11: Mission Combined Collection
  • Catholic Church in Latin America
  • Black and Indian Missions
  • World Mission Appeal
  • Catholic Home Missions Appeal
Respect Life Virtual Forum from the Diocese of Norwich on Vimeo. If you missed the livestream this past Sunday, October 4th please check out the virtual forum by clicking HERE. 
 
A Journey with Mary: A seven-week virtual program that will explore each of the Seven Sorrows of Mary’s Life and the message of strength and encouragement each one contains. Only 3 sessions have passed. For more information or to register, call Mary-Jo McLaughlin at the Catholic Family Services Office, 860-848-2237, Ext. 312 or email mmclaughlin@norwichdiocese.net. 
 
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. Sign -up sheets and a statement of peace are at the church doors.
 
October is Rosary Month, every Tuesday at 3pm during the month of October, come pray the rosary online with the Office of Faith Events of the Diocese of Norwich.  CLICK HERE at 3pm on Tuesday to connect. 
NORWICH DIOCESAN WOMEN’S CONFERENCE, WE ARE GOING VIRTUAL. October 24, 2020, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. We are also excited to announce our Basket Raffle will also be virtual.  If you already registered for the 2020 Women’s Conference that was scheduled for March 28, 2020, you will automatically be e-mailed a link to the virtual conference.  If you would like to register go to: www.norwichdiocese.org/Find/Ministries/Faith-EventsTickets are $30  If you would like more information, please contact the Office of Faith Events, 860-848-2237, ext. 304 or 203
 
Each week we will mention one of three main topics discussed in the Respect Life Forum. U.S bishops stated that the threat of abortion is so grave “because it attacks life itself” and “because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family”. They ask that “we renew our commitment to protect the most fundamental of all human rights – the right to live”. To read the full statement of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities please click here. You can also take a look at the “Respect Life Month Action Guide” by clicking here.

Catechism 2020-2021 Update

Registration continues to be open and our tentative start date is still Sunday, October 18th. If you have already registered your child please keep an eye on your email. We will continue to update you all on classes as more information is made available. IF schools do not plan to resume in person classes on Monday, October 19th we will not be able to start catechism. Please continue to pray for the children and our catechists of our cluster so we may be able to have a fun and safe catechetical year. 
  • To register for religious education (Grades 1-7) CLICK HERE. 
  • To register for Confirmation (Grades 8-12) CLICK HERE.

Guidelines for Attending Sunday Mass

 Those who are sick or symptomatic must stay home.  At St. Joseph Church, a maximum of 85 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. . 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
          To schedule Baptisms or weddings please contact the parish office.

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 $650.00     Memorial $94.00
Cradle Fund $120.00
 
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.
 

Mass Intentions at St. Joseph Church

Saturday, Oct. 10th at 4 p.m.
Walter and Phyllis Podeszwa
From Eugene and Wanda Podeszwa
Sunday, Oct. 11th at  8:30 a.m.
Walter Dziengiel
With love from Valerie
Monday, Oct. 12th at 8 a.m.  
Lewis and Izbicki Families   From Deacon Tom Lewis
 
The Sanctuary Candle is lit for William Graham Burgess, Jr.
Requested by Merina Corby
 
Mass intentions for next weekend
 Sat. Oct. 17th  Bronislaw and Anna and Bennie Jr. Jurczyk
Sun. Oct. 18th Irena, Frank and Anna Bujak
Mon. Oct. 19th  Cass Jones
 
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
For the month of October all are invited to stay and pray the Rosary together after Sunday, 8:30 AM mass in English and Polish  Please join us at St. Joseph Church!
Fr. Groeschel said of Mother Teresa- "Even for Mother Teresa the Rosary was not only an act of devotion but also a place of refuge at certain times amid interior storms of darkness."
 

Letter from Bishop Cote

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Saint John Paul II’s landmark encyclical, Evangelium Vitae, the Gospel of Life and to commemorate this occasion the USCCB has designated the theme for this year’s respect life month “Live the Gospel of Life”. In the encyclical, Saint John Paul II noted: “We need to bring the Gospel of Life to the heart of every man and woman and to make it penetrate every part of society.”
To read the complete Bishop Letter follow this link click here .
 

Farm to Families Food Box Distribution

Friday October 9th at 2 locations. Boxes contains food for 18 meals – 5 lbs. vegetables, 5 lbs. meat, 5 lbs. dairy, and 1 gallon of milk. Food is free and boxes are first come first serve or until they run out. Locations/ times are below:
 
Location 1:
Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center (47 Town Street, Norwich) 
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Remain in your car, open your trunk, and wear a mask
 
Location 2:
St. Mary Church (70 Central Ave., Norwich) 1:00 p.m.
Parking lot entrance on Convent St. Masks and social distancing required

Catechism 2020 -2021 UPDATE

Registration continues to be open and our tentative start date is still Sunday, October 18th. If you have already registered your child please keep an eye on your email. We will continue to update you all on classes as more information is made available. IF schools do not plan to resume in person classes on Monday, October 19th we will not be able to start catechism. Please continue to pray for the children and our catechists of our cluster so we may be able to have a fun and safe catechetical year. 
  • To register for religious education (Grades 1-7) CLICK HERE. 
  • To register for Confirmation (Grades 8-12) CLICK HERE.

Looking Ahead

October 10 & 11: Mission Combined Collection
  • Catholic Church in Latin America
  • Black and Indian Missions
  • World Mission Appeal
  • Catholic Home Missions Appeal
Respect Life Virtual Forum from the Diocese of Norwich on Vimeo. If you missed the livestream this past Sunday, October 4th please check out the virtual forum by clicking HERE.
A Journey with Mary: A seven-week virtual program that will explore each of the Seven Sorrows of Mary’s Life and the message of strength and encouragement each one contains. For more information or to register, call Mary-Jo McLaughlin at the Catholic Family Services Office, 860-848-2237, Ext. 312 or email mmclaughlin@norwichdiocese.net. 
 
October is Rosary Month, e very Tuesday at 3pm during the month of October, come pray the rosary online with the Office of Faith Events of the Diocese of Norwich.  CLICK HERE  at 3pm on Tuesday to connect. 
 
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.
Norwich Diocesan Women's Conference, is going virtual. October 24, 2020, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. We are also excited to announce the Basket Raffle will also be virtual. If you already registered for the 2020 Women’s Conference that was scheduled for March 28, you will automatically be   e-mailed a link to the virtual conference. If you would like to register go to Click Here Tickets are $30. For more information, please contact the Office of Faith Events, 860-848-2237, ext. 304 or 203

Lord of Miracles

Also known as Señor de los Milagros in Spanish, is an image painted of Jesus located in Lima, Peru. The name originated in the 17th and 18th centuries after earthquakes destroyed most of the city, leaving only the mural standing. This is considered a miracle by many. What started as an Afro-Peruvian tradition is now one of the largest religious processions in the world. This is a grand celebration for parishioners of St. Mary Church. This Sunday, October 9th, we will be partaking in this tradition at the 10 am Spanish Mass at St. Mary Church. This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Mass and procession will look much different as we all maintain social distance, wear masks, and have limited capacity in the church.
 
Each week we will mention one of three main topics discussed in the Respect Life Forum. U.S bishops stated that the threat of abortion is so grave “because it attacks life itself” and “because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family”. They ask that “we renew our commitment to protect the most fundamental of all human rights – the right to live”. To read the full statement of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities please click here (Spanish link here: https://www.usccb.org/resources/rlp-20-statement-spa-final.pdf). You can also take a look at the “Respect Life Month Action Guide” by clicking here
St Mary

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