From the Pastor's Desk
I want to thank you for your participation in the
Holy Week Services and Easter Masses. The Celebration of the Passion,
Death and Resurrection of Jesus was awe-inspiring. This celebration
could not have taken place without the hands of many people. So, I
would like to recognize those who volunteered their time: Many thanks
to the Liturgical Design Committee for making our church beautiful.
To all the liturgical ministers (lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, ushers
and altar servers) for their ministry to the parish. Many thanks to
our musicians, Sylvia, Matt, Jim, and Nick and a note of thanks to
the choir that led us in joyous prayer. Also, a note of thanks to
the Knights of Columbus for their presence on Holy Thursday and Good
Friday. May God’s blessing be upon you!
Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12
Pamphlets can be found in the racks for anyone wishing to participate
in this devotion.
Meetings & Events
*Second Collection: Capital Improvement, Sat./Sun., April 11/12
* Merton House Food Collection, Sat./Sun., April 11/12
* Men’s Club, Sunday, April 12, 6:00 pm
* Knights of Columbus Meeting, Monday, April 13, 7:30 pm (MH)
* Liturgy Committee Meeting, Wednesday, April 15, 11:00 am (MH)
* Bingo Core Group Meeting, Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
* Building & Grounds Committee Meeting, Saturday, April 18, 9:30 am
* Knight of Columbus “Country Breakfast”, Sunday, April 19, 8:00 am
- 12:00 pm
* Blood Pressure Screenings, Sunday, April 19, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
* Parishes Nurses, Monday, April 20, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, (MH)
* Parish Finance Council Meeting, Tuesday, April 21, 7:00 pm
Parish Master Calendar
The Parish Master Calendar for July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016
will be ready for reservations from parish groups and departments
beginning May 1, 2015. If you have any questions or concerns, please
speak with Monsignor Ryan.
Is there someone you know in the parish who should be recognized for
their faith and service to our parish community? The Madonna Award
was initiated in 2014 to recognize “special parishioners.” In the
next weeks, we will be asking you to consider nominating a parishioner
to receive the 2015 Madonna Award.
Marian Pilgrim Statue
The Knights of Columbus will again lead the Pilgrim Statue Ministry
beginning the week of May 2. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board
by the Sacristy today.
2015 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA)
If you have not yet responded to the 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal,
please reflect upon the importance of your support to ministry and
outreach that relies upon the charity of the Diocese of Bridgeport.
The challenge is immediate and far reaching, but the solution is within
our reach! Please consider the following options when deciding upon
the best way to support the 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal this year:
1) Make a pledge and spread out your payments up to 10 months, 2)
Donate on-line by going to the diocesan website, 2015ACAbridgeport.com,
3) Check if your employer will match your gift through the Corporate
Matching Gift Program, 4) Donate a one-time gift, 5) Contribute a
gift of appreciated stocks or securities. Whatever you decide, your
gift will be greatly appreciated and make a difference in the lives
You can view the 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal Video
on the link below:
Annual Catholic Appeal Video
Sacrament of the Sick
After having discussions with several parishioners, we will be having
the Anointing of the Sick each Friday following the 9:00 am Mass.
People who suffer from chronic illness, have a new disease, suffering
from every day pain of mind, body or heart may be anointed as will
as people who are care-givers. Come and join us for healing prayer
and the Sacrament.
Monsignor Martin Ryan