From the Pastor's Desk
There seems to be great confusion in calls to the Parish Office regarding
“Sponsor Certificates”. Over the next couple of weeks, I will clarify
the meaning of the Sponsor Certificate, how to process your requests
at the Parish Office and what you will receive as a document!
Meetings & Events
+ Blood Pressure Screenings, Sunday, Oct. 19, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
+ RCIA Open House, Sunday, Oct. 19, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (Madonna Hall).
+ Women’s Core Group Ministry Meeting, Monday, Oct. 20, 7 pm (Madonna
+ Parish Finance Council Meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7:00 pm
+ Steve Angrisano Concert, Friday, Oct. 24, “Go Make a Difference”
+ Grade 6 Class Mass, Sunday, Oct. 26, 9:00 am
+ Halloween Family Festival, Sunday, Oct. 26, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Parish
Come to Father’s House
I will be holding a “Come to Father’s House” on Monday, Oct. 27 at
11:00 am and Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 pm. I would like to discuss
parish budget, new Confirmation Guidelines, Safe Environments compliance
and my concerns about planning for the future.
Please use the “Welcome” envelope in the pews and pamphlet racks to
help us come to know our visitors and to make note of your financial
Parish Pilgrim Statue
We invite individuals and families to join in the Ministry of the
Parish Pilgrim Statue. Since May 1, 2014, families from our parish
have received the parish pilgrim statue of Mary into their homes and
prayed for the intention of the Church, the parish and themselves.
A new sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board by the Sacristy today.
The 4th Synod of the Diocese of Bridgeport has commenced on Sept.
20. Bishop Caggiano has asked us to remember the work of the Synod
in our daily prayers. I will leave prayer guides each week in the
Prayer Chapel for your use.
Steve Angrisano Concert
I hope you will come and join us for the concert and teaching given
by Steve Angrisano. Steve has a series of tapes that will be available
for purchase after the concert. Tapes can be purchased by “cash only.”
Fr. Paul I recently received an email from Fr. Paul. He is doing well
as the Rector of his Diocesan Seminary. He sends his best regards
The OLG Volunteers at the Lord’s Kitchen will be serving their monthly
meal on Monday, October 20. We ask for your continued prayers for
our Volunteers as the feed the hungry. The Volunteers are asking for
donations of toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes and soap! The
collection boxes will be outside the Sacristy today.
Annual (Green) Envelope
The “Annual” envelope can be found in your envelope packet. This collection
assists the parish in paying for the winter bills of snow removal
and extra heating expenses. We ask for your generosity.
Mass Attendance Statistics
We will be conducting the annual gathering of attendance of Masses
for the Diocese beginning on the weekend of October 18/19 through
October 25/26. For our own parish record, we will continue to gather
attendance numbers throughout November.
Annual Parish Mass of Remembrance
We will celebrate our annual Mass of Remembrance on Sunday, November
2, 2014 at the 10:30 am Mass. More information to follow.
I would like to thank parishioners Nick Burruano and Austin Sasso
for their continued assistance in painting the foyer in the Parish
Center and the metal handrails in front of the Parish Center. They
are painting their way to heaven!
Planning for the Future
I am presently working on creating outreach programs for the parish
in 2015. I would like the help of the men of the parish in looking
at a Men’s Ministry for the parish. I would also like to begin a dialogue
with the parents of our children regarding passing on the faith.
Dates to Remember
Clocks will change to Eastern Standard time on Nov 2. at 2:00 am.
“Fall Back” one hour. All Saints Day, Saturday, November 1, 2014.
All Soul’s Day, Sunday, November 2, 2014.
We would like to welcome Cristina DiMuro to our Religious Education
Staff. She will be teaching our children the Mass responses and music
for their Class Masses.