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Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of The Universe / Boletín Semana 22 de Noviembre 2020

Posted on November 20, 2020 in: Cluster News

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of The Universe / Boletín Semana 22 de Noviembre 2020

Our cluster Mass schedule is as follows:
  • Sunday Masses: 

  • Saturday vigil            4 p.m. @ St. Joseph
  • Saturday vigil            5:30 p.m.  @ Saints Peter & Paul
  • Sunday Morning       8:30 a.m. @ Saints Peter & Paul & St. Joseph
  • Sunday Morning      10:00 a.m. @ St. Mary (Spanish)
  • Sunday Afternoon   12:30 p.m. @ St. Mary (Haitian Creole)
  • Mondays                        8 a.m. @ St. Joseph
  • Tuesdays                        6:30 p.m. @ St. Mary (Spanish)
  • Wednesdays                  8 a.m. @ Saints Peter & Paul
  • Thursdays                      8 a.m. @ Saints Peter & Paul
  • Fridays                          10 a.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.
"We have some exciting news to share!
Printed bulletins will be available in each Parish as of next week (First Sunday of Advent). This will be the last weekly digital bulletin. We will however continue to, on occasion, send digital updates and news. If you are not attending Sunday Mass in person and would still like to view the bulletin you can find it on our website starting next week by clicking here. " 

Guidelines for 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.
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 and Facebook.

Mass intentions at Saints Peter and Paul Church

Sunday Vigil Mass  5:30 pm
Arlene Trzesnowski, requested by Patricia Terrace.
Sunday  Mass 8:30 am
John Ryley Sr. , 25th Anniversary, requested by daughter Marian Ryley.
Wednesday  Mass 8:00 am
Kristina Quarto, memorial Mass, requested by her grandmother.
               
Mass intentions for next Sunday
Saturday  Mass 5:30 pm    Maureen O'Donnell Poling
Sunday  Mass 8:30 am      
 
The 2021 and 2022 Mass book is here.  Please call the rectory (860) 887-9857 if you would like to schedule a special mass.             
 

Support Our Parish of  Saints Peter & Paul!

Thank you for your contributions to our parish during this difficult period of
Coronavirus restrictions! Your weekly sacrifices keep our parish alive and well.
May we be ready to bring Christ to so many around us who are in need of His light
and life. T
he very best way to make your contribution is through online contributions. Visit our parish cluster website to register quickly, easily, and securely.
 
To meet our goal of $80,000 this fiscal year, we need contributions of $1,554.00 each week. This week, our collection was $ 1151.00.  Thanks to those who contributed but let's come together to meet our goals.
 

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.

Catechism    2020-2021 Update  

Catechism classes for St. Joseph and Sts. Peter & Paul Church (grades 1-7) will be ONLINE indefinitely until the heating system gets fixed in the St. Joseph Rectory and CT moves ahead to phase 3 of reopening. Catechists will be reaching out to parents directly to send the class links. If you have any questions please reply to this email or reach out directly to Maria Junco. Please continue to pray for our children and catechists as we begin a new catechetical year. 
 

 VIRTUAL Confirmation Class

Due to the state of CT going back to phase 2 restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 we will be having Confirmation class online. Please let us know when you would like to pick up your child's book. If you have any questions please reply back to this email or reach out to Maria Junco directly.
 

Youth Ministry

 Due to Connecticut moving back to phase 2 of reopening, our youth ministry program (Life Teen) will also have to go virtual for the time being. 

40 hours of Devotion

 It is time! It is past time for us to gather before Our Savior in the Blessed Sacrament to seek grace and favor, strength, and healing in this time of need. The Coronavirus pandemic has separated discouraged us.  People ask, “How long will this go on? How long can we hold on?” Here is an invitation to come to Christ in solemn adoration.  Come to St. Joseph Church on December 4, 5, and 6th with your burdens and your need. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be held throughout these days. The Sacraments of Reconciliation (confessions), Anointing of the Sick, and Holy Mass will be offered each day along with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.  Look for announcements of special times of prayer in the various languages of our parish cluster.  Our devotion will have a solemn closing in Polish and English, presided by Msgr. Leszek T. Janik, Vicar General of the diocese, and past pastor of St. Joseph and Sts. Peter and Paul Churches.

Thanksgiving!

Next week, people will take time to gather around a table of plenty to give thanks for God's blessings.  The gatherings may be reduced by concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic.  Our food may be less plentiful because of financial concerns.  Still, we give thanks!  
Please join together at the table of the Eucharist during Thanksgiving week.  On Tuesday evening, Nov. 24, at 6:30 p.m, there will be a multi-cultural Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Mary Church.  Please come to give thanks to God with the remarkably diverse body of brothers and sisters in our parish cluster.  Also, on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 26, we will celebrate a morning Thanksgiving Mass at 8:00 at Saints Peter and Paul Church.

Looking Ahead

Our New Bulletin
Starting  on Sunday, November 29, our cluster of three Norwich parishes will be publishing once more a printed bulletin that will be available at church.  Our new bulletin will be a single publication for all three parishes with specific information for each one.  We hope you like it!
Missalettes
Due to the Covid infection, we have not been able to keep on hand print missalettes for use and reuse at Sunday Masses.  However, as the new liturgical year begins, we will have missalettes available for parishioners to purchase and keep for the coming season of prayer. Copies are available at Mass.  Please return the purchase price of $2.00 in the collection basket.
Christmas Giving
This year we will not have a giving tree for the Martin House due to Covid-19.  We will be inviting people to donate gift cards both for Martin House residents and for seminarians.  Look for envelopes on the bulletin board and return your gifts in the collection basket by December 20.
Thank You for your generosity, 
The Outreach Committee
Virtual Project Rachel Rosary
The third Tuesday of each month at 3pm, come and pray the Project Rachel Rosary online with the Office of Faith Events.  The Project Rachel Rosary focuses on putting an end to abortion and healing for those who have been involved in an abortion.  Our first Rosary will begin on November 17th. 
Meeting link: Click Here 
Meeting number:  132 917 2663
Password: Rosary
Join by phone: +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
Access code: 132 917 2663
Diocesan Advent Mission
The Office of Faith Events is offering a virtual Diocesan Advent Mission. It will take place the first three Thursdays in December at 7 P.M. beginning on December 3rd. The mission will focus on three of the themes of Advent: Patience, Love and Peace. There is no cost to participate in the Advent Mission, but registration is required. You can do so by emailing Marianne Nicholas at manicholas@norwichdiocese.net or calling Marianne Nicholas at 860-848-2237, 304. 
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. 
Volunteers Needed!
 “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace” 1Pet 4:10 
Catholic Charities is looking for dependable weekly volunteers to pick up, unload and put away boxes of food for our food pantries in Norwich, New London and Willimantic.  If you can lift boxes up to 30 pounds and can make a regular commitment to help one day a week, please contact Cindy Mageski at 860-889-8346 ext. 269 or email cindymageski@ccfsn.org.  Thank you!
Our cluster Mass schedule is as follows:
  • Saturday vigil            4 p.m. @ St. Joseph
  • Saturday vigil            5:30 p.m.  @ Saints Peter & Paul
  • Sunday Morning       8:30 a.m. @ Saints Peter & Paul & St. Joseph
  • Sunday Morning      10:00 a.m. @ St. Mary (Spanish)
  • Sunday Afternoon   12:30 p.m. @ St. Mary (Haitian Creole)
  • Mondays                   8 a.m. @ St. Joseph
  • Tuesdays                  6:30 p.m. @ St. Mary (Spanish)
  • Wednesdays             8 a.m. @ Saints Peter & Paul
  • Thursdays                 8 a.m. @ Saints Peter & Paul
  • Fridays                      10 a.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

Guidelines Sunday Mass

Those who are sick or symptomatic must stay home. 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.
 
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 .
 
To schedule Baptisms or weddings please contact the parish office.
 

 Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji Święta Dziękczynienia

This week, people will take time to gather around a table of plenty to give thanks for God's blessings.  The gatherings may be reduced by concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic.  Our food may be less plentiful because of financial concerns.  Still, we give thanks!  
Please join together at the table of the Eucharist during Thanksgiving week.  On Tuesday evening, Nov. 24, at 6:30, there will be a multi-cultural Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Mary Church.  Please come to give thanks to God with the remarkably diverse body of brothers and sisters in our parish cluster.  Also, on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 26, we will celebrate a morning Thanksgiving Mass at 8:00 at Sts. Peter and Paul.

                             Our New Bulletin

 We are happy to announce printed bulletins are coming back!  This is our last weekly digital bulletin. Our new bulletin will be a single publication for all three parishes with specific information for each one. We will continue sending occasional digital updates and news.  We hope you like it! To view the printed bulletin online starting next week go to https://jnccfaith.org/Bulletin

                                  Missalettes

Due to the Covid infection, we have not been able to keep on hand print missalettes for use and reuse at Sunday Masses.  However, as the new liturgical year begins November 29th with the 1st Sunday of Advent, we will have missalettes available for parishioners to purchase and keep for the coming year of prayer.  Copies are available at Mass.  Please return the purchase price of $10 for Pan Z Wami at St. Joseph's in the collection basket.

Mass Intentions at St. Joseph Church

Saturday, Nov. 21th at 4 p.m.
Aniela Tupieka 2nd Anniversary
From Daughter Teresa, Grandchildren Kristine and Eddie
Sunday, Nov. 22th at  8:30 a.m.
Joseph and Barbara Mroz
From the Sieczkowski Family
Monday, Nov. 23th  at 8 a.m.  
 The Lewis and Izbicki Families  from Deacon Tom Lewis
 
The Sanctuary Candle is lit For my Sister Sophie Maynard
With Love from Frances
 
Mass intentions for next Sunday
 Sat. Nov. 28th  Jody Lynn Burke
Sun.  Nov. 29th Frank, Jozefa, Mary, Jan, Bronislava and Stanislav Bujak
Mon. Nov. 30th  Helen and Stanley Pawlak
 
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
 

Support Our Parish of St. Joseph!

Thank you for your contributions to our parish during this difficult period of Coronavirus restrictions! Your weekly sacrifices keep our parish alive and well. May we be ready to bring Christ to so many around us who are in need of His light and life. The very best way to make your contribution is through online contributions. Visit our parish cluster website to register quickly, easily, and securely. 
 
To meet our goal of $70,000 this fiscal year, we need contributions of $1,375 each week. This week, our collection was $1403.00. Memorial $100.00    Maintenance $195.00              Thank you for helping us meet our goal!
 

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.

VIRTUAL Confirmation Class

Due to the state of CT going back to phase 2 restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 we will be having Confirmation class online. Please let us know when you would like to pick up your child's book. If you have any questions please reply back to this email or reach out to Maria Junco directly.

Catechism 2020 -2021 UPDATE

Catechism classes for St. Joseph and Sts. Peter & Paul Church (grades 1-7) will be ONLINE indefinitely until the heating system gets fixed in the St. Joseph Rectory and CT moves ahead to phase 3 of reopening. Catechists will be reaching out to parents directly to send the class links. If you have any questions please reply to this email or reach out directly to Maria Junco. Please continue to pray for our children and catechists as we begin a new catechetical year. 

40 Hours Devotion

It is time! It is past time for us to gather before Our Savior in the Blessed Sacrament to seek grace and favor, strength, and healing in this time of need. The Coronavirus pandemic has separated and discouraged us. People ask, “How long will this go on? How long can we hold on?” Here is an invitation to come to Christ in solemn adoration. Come to St. Joseph Church on December 4, 5, and 6th with your burdens and your need. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be held throughout these days. The Sacraments of Reconciliation (confessions), Anointing of the Sick, and Holy Mass will be offered each day along with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.  Look for announcements of special times of prayer in the various languages of our parish cluster. Our devotion will have a solemn closing in Polish and English, presided by Msgr. Leszek T. Janik, Vicar General of the diocese, and past pastor of St. Joseph and Sts. Peter and Paul Churches.

Looking Ahead

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
Hope and Faith  Let the Office of Faith Events brighten your Wednesday mornings by signing up for the weekly Hope and Faith video series. 
There are two easy ways to receive our weekly video…  Simply send your e-mail to manicholas@norwichdiocese.net or have the videos sent right to your cell phone  by texting  @lentvid  to #81010
 
 
Virtual Project Rachel Rosary
The third Tuesday of each month at 3pm, come and pray the Project Rachel Rosary online with the Office of Faith Events. Our first Rosary will begin on November 17th. To join the meeting click here. Meeting ID is 132 917 2663 and the password is
Rosary.
 
Diocesan Advent Mission
It will take place the first three Thursdays in December at 7 P.M. beginning on December 3 rd .The mission will focus on three of the themes of Advent: Patience, Love and Peace. There is no cost to participate in the Advent Mission, but registration is required. You can do so by emailing Marianne Nicholas at manicholas@norwichdiocese.net or calling Marianne Nicholas at 860-848-2237, 304.
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