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29th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 18 de Octubre 2020

Posted on October 16, 2020 in: Cluster News

29th Sunday of Ordinary Time Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semana del 18 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.
Prayer for Our Faithful Departed
Monday, November 2 is All Souls' Day (Commemoration of the Faithful Departed).  Masses in our Parish Cluster:
  • 8:30 a.m. St. Joseph Church (English)
  • 6:30 p.m. St. Mary Church (Spanish and Haitian Creole)
On that day and at all Masses in November, we will be remembering the faithful departed of our parishes and our families.  A Book of Commemoration with the names of our loved ones will be placed near the altar.  Please write the names of those you wish to have remembered in our November prayers on your All Souls' Day envelope and place it in the offering basket on or before Sunday, Oct. 25.

Mass intentions at Saints Peter and Paul Church

Sunday Vigil Mass  5:30 pm
Charles Glinsky, for the repose of the soul requested by William and Francoise Marcavage.
 
Sunday  Mass 8:30 am
Mae Ryley ,  a memorial Mass requested by her daughter Marian Ryley.
 
Wednesday Mass  8 am     
Michelle Dorantes, for the repose of the soul , requested by her grandmother Evon Mulcahy                  
Thursday  Mass   8 am    
Kristina Quarto, requested by her grandmother.
 
Mass intentions for next weekend
Sunday Vigil Mass  5:30 pm  Loretta Gilbo ,for health and recovery
Sunday  Mass 8:30 am      
 
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

“Respect Life Month” 2020 and the 25th Anniversary of The Gospel of Life
One year ago, even before the unthinkable effects of the pandemic and the social unrest and division that we are now witnessing, a piece in the New York Times stated: “The world we live in now is one in which no place is safe, no lives really matter, when it comes to violence”(9/2/19).This statement was prompted by the tragedy of repeated mass shootings in our country. To this we must now add the outbreaks of random violence and the deaths that have prompted outrage and have called into question the level of force employed by law enforcement in some cases, especially with regard to people of color. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life), written by Pope St. John Paul. To read the full message CLICK HERE

Looking Ahead

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. 
 
Memory Page Established to Support Grieving Families 
If you have lost a loved one in the past few months and would like his or her name included on this page, please email his or her full name, birth and death dates to 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
This week we want to highlight the fact that the Pro-Life movement also includes justice for immigrants and refugees. Globally we have 79.5 million forcefully displaced individuals (UNHCR), the largest number in the modern era (Feasley, Respect Life Virtual Forum). If you would like to learn more about how Catholic social teaching provides a foundation for how to address issues related to migration, click here. And if you would like to see a full list of action points from the USCCB, please click here.

Catechism 2020-2021 Update  

Due to the continued closure of in person classes in the city of Norwich, we have pushed back our start of classes to Sunday, November 1st. If you have already registered your child please make sure we have the most current contact information. We will continue to update you all on classes as more information is made available. 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 $955.00     Memorial $244.00
Maintenance/Fuel $525.00
 
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. 17th at 4 p.m.
Bronislaw & Anna & Bennie Jr., Jurczyk
From Dennis and Regina Burke
Sunday, Oct. 18th at  8:30 a.m.
Irena, Frank & Anna Bujak
From Joseph Bujak
Monday, Oct. 19th at 8 a.m.  
Cass Jones    From Family
 
The Sanctuary Candle is lit for Richard Jello
Requested by His Daughter and Family
 
Mass intentions for next weekend
 Sat. Oct. 24th  Reverend Walter J. Pilecki
Sun. Oct. 25th Joseph Tupieka, 9th Anniversary
Mon. Oct. 26th  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
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!
The Holy Rosary offers us a summary of the Gospel, and leads us, in an easy and accessible way, to prayer from the heart.      Saint Pope John Paul II
 

 “Respect Life Month” 2020

and the 25th Anniversary of The Gospel of Life

"The Catholic Church continues to promote a gospel of life."
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life), written by Pope St. John Paul. He urged the world to uphold the sacred value and inviolability of human life rather than giving way to a culture of manipulation and choice in life matters, as evidenced in abortion, euthanasia, biological engineering, ecological destruction and unnecessary recourse to the death penalty. Violating the right to life, the Pope stated, only results in the destruction of values that are fundamental not only for the preservation of the lives of individuals and families, but of society as well.
Bishop Cote encourages all to read the CT Catholic Conference Respect Life Pastoral in its entirety.  Click here

Catechism 2020 -2021 UPDATE

Due to the continued closure of in person classes in the city of Norwich, we have pushed back our start of classes to Sunday, November 1st. If you have already registered your child please make sure we have the most current contact information.  We will continue to update you all on classes as more information is made available. 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

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. 
 
Memory Page Established to Support Grieving Families 
If you have lost a loved one in the past few months and would like his or her name included on this page, please email his or her full name, birth and death dates to 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

Prayer for Our Faithful Departed

Monday, November 2 is All Souls' Day (Commemoration of the Faithful Departed).  Masses in our Parish Cluster:
  • 8:30 a.m. St. Joseph Church (English)
  • 6:30 p.m. St. Mary Church (Spanish and Haitian Creole)
On that day and at all Masses in November, we will be remembering the faithful departed of our parishes and our families.  A Book of Commemoration with the names of our loved ones will be placed near the altar.  Please write the names of those you wish to have remembered in our November prayers on your All Souls' Day envelope and place it in the offering basket on or before Sunday, Oct. 25.      
This week we want to highlight the fact that the Pro-Life movement also includes justice for immigrants and refugees. Globally we have 79.5 million forcefully displaced individuals (UNHCR), the largest number in the modern era (Feasley, Respect Life Virtual Forum). If you would like to learn more about how Catholic social teaching provides a foundation for how to address issues related to migration, click here. And if you would like to see a full list of action points from the USCCB, please click here.
St Mary

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