to severe winter weather, the Parish Office will close on Monday,
Jan. 26 at 1:00 pm. The office also be closed on Tueday, Jan. 27,
Games have been canceled for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.
From the Pastor's Desk
There are two important prayer opportunities for each of us this
week. I hope that we will join together in prayer for the protection
of human life as we face the 42nd Anniversary of Wade vs. Roe decision
on January 22, 1973. This Supreme Court decision has brought an attitude
of darkness to our nation and caused the right-to-life to be challenged
at all stages of life.
“Lord Jesus, help me to respect life.”
Secondly, please join me in the week long prayer for Catholic Unity.
Prayer cards are available in the pamphlet racks. Please pray this
prayer daily until January 25.
Meetings & Events
+ Blood Pressure Screening, Sunday, Jan. 18 (Parish Center), 9:30
am - 11:30 am
+ All Parish Offices Closed, Monday, Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Day
+ Finance Council Meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 20 (Parish Office), 7:00
+ Virtus Training Session, Saturday, Jan. 24 (Madonna Hall), 1:00
pm - 4:00 pm
+ Parish Nurses, Monday, Jan. 26 (Parish Center), 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
+ Building & Grounds Committee, Saturday, Jan. 31 (Parish Center),
Table in the Prayer Chapel
I would like to thank John Kostyszyn for building the new table for
the Prayer Chapel. The table and the pedestal for St. Anthony were
also crafted by John.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
This year the week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place from
January 18 - 25. Please pick up the prayer card for Christian Unity
the weekend of January 17/18. We ask you to join in the prayer during
We would like to call forth new ministers for our liturgical ministries.
Have you ever considered reading Scripture at Mass? Is God calling
you to be a Minister of the Eucharist? Would you join us as an adult
altar server? Next weekend we will have sign-up sheets on the bulletin
board. Training will take place in February, so you might join us
in service to the parish by Lent!
January 22, 2015 marks the 42nd Anniversary of “Roe v. Wade” decision
which legalized abortion in our country. May we work each day for
the protection of all human life from conception to natural death.
We are in need of a person to be the parish Pro-Life Advocate. If
interested, please contact Monsignor Ryan, 203-377-0928 or email@example.com.
There are pro-life prayer petitions on the table in the Prayer Chapel
to be used in praying the Rosary. WWW. MASSTIMES.ORG If you will be
traveling, you may use the above mentioned website to find Churches
and their Mass schedules in the areas you are visiting.
Our parish volunteers will be serving the meal at the Lord’s Kitchen
on Monday, January 26. Please keep them in your prayers. The volunteers
ask your assistance in helping those in need by donating the following
items: toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrushes on the weekend of
January 17/18. Collection boxes will be outside the Sacristy.
Lenten Parish Retreat
March 15 - 18, 2015