Prayer Chapel in our Church
As we continue to plan for a prayer chapel in the Church, the
Building & Grounds Committee made a suggestion regarding the pews
that will be moved. First, we swap the spare pews to replace any
damaged pews in the Church proper and secondly, if pews cannot
be used in Church, should we put them up for sale? Your thoughts,
The next meeting of the Women’s Ministry Core Group is Monday,
August 25 at 7:00 pm in Madonna Hall. Women of the parish please
save the date: Friday, October 3, 2014, for the “Kick-off” gathering
from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Parish Center.
Buildings & Grounds
A note of thanks to Ted Balga in caring for the parish shrine
of Our Lady of Grace. Thank You A note of thanks to our parish
Bingo Team! They had a very successful “Jackpot Bingo” on August
Please save the date: September 6 - 7 for the Blessing of Grandparents
at all Masses that weekend.
We have heard from several parishioners regarding the hosts we
are using at Mass and their allergies to wheat. There is a gluten-free
host we can purchase and we can set a procedure for people who
have allergies to wheat. For the time being, if you need to have
a “white” host, let the priest/deacon/minister know as you approach
to receive communion.
The volunteers from OLG at the Lord’s Kitchen will be serving
dinner to those in need on Monday, August 25. The volunteers are
in need of your assistance. Donations should be left in the boxes
by the Sacristy.
We have had to replace the amplifier in our sound system. Please
bear with us as we “tweek” the system.
Come to Father’s House
As we begin our parish programs for the fall, I have some thoughts
I would like to share with you. I look forward to a discussion
about our parish, so please join me for a session of “Come to
Father’s House” on Monday, August 25 at 12:00 pm in the Madonna
Hall. We received several calls at the office regarding the new
Holy Day Mass Schedule. The schedule was discussed at the “Come
to Father’s House” in the Spring of 2014. If you have questions
about the parish, please join us at the meeting!
Holy Family Retreat Center
Men of the parish: We have two scholarships available for
men who might want to seek a weekend rest with the Lord at Holy
Family Retreat House, West Hartford. For further information contact
If you will be traveling this summer, you may use the above mentioned
website to find Churches and their Mass schedules in the areas
you are visiting.
St. Christopher Ministry
Many of our parishioners take time away either by taking long
weekends to another area, extended vacations with children, winter
holidays or just the need to stay inside during the cold and snowy
winter months. We are creating a Ministry to keep those parishioners
informed about the parish. We will mail the weekly parish bulletin
or if an email address is provided, we will email the parish bulletin.
If you are interested in becoming part of this Ministry, please
sign up by calling the Parish Office with your name and address
or your email address.
We are in need of finding an organist/soloist to back-up Sylvia
for weekend Masses and funerals. If you know of anyone who might
be interested in this stipend ministry, please contact Monsignor
Ryan. We are looking for a person to work with our Religious Education
students to help them prepare for their Class Masses and be able
to know and sing the songs and responses at Mass. This ministry
is about 15 - 20 hours a month with a stipend. If interested,
contact Monsignor Ryan.
Caregiver’s Support Group
Are you a caregiver for an elderly parent? Are you caring for
someone who is ill? Has the one you were caring for passed on?
Join us at the OLG Caregiver Support Group on September 22 at
11:30 am in Madonna Hall.