Both the front door of the Church and the Sacristy door will be opened. You will meet a greeter upon entering and sign-in! We will continue to encourage you to wear masks during Mass following CDC guidelines for crowds in confined spaces! Thank you!

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Our 4:00 pm Saturday sabbath mass will be live-streamed and  available on our Facebook and YouTube pages beginning at 4:00pm. It will be posted here on our home page usually by 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening and available on all three throughout the weekend.For those who would like the readings for this week’s mass click on this link.

 

 

Sunday Mass – January 23, 2022

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

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Pastor's Message

  • Dear Friends, 

    I must apologize for the problems we have been having with our parish phone system. It has affected our callingpost message and some of our videoconferencing. If you receive a call from the parish office and find a clicking noise or voice-interruption, please report it to the parish office. 

    Msgr. Ryan 

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Mass Times & Reconciliation

SABBATH MASSES


Saturday – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday – 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m

Please enter through the Second Hill Lane door or the sacristy door and give your name and phone number to the Greeter.

The Covid 19 Alert level determines if masks must be worn. It is currently RED. Signs are posted on the Church and building doors stating masks must be worn or that it is recommended masks be worn. Please read the signs and adhere to them. Thank you!  An unvaccinated person must wear a masks in all parish buildings regardless of the level.

We invite parishioners to present the Offertory Gifts! Our 4:00 p.m. Saturday sabbath mass will be live-streamed. The mass will continue to be available on our Facebook and YouTube pages beginning at 4:00pm on Saturday and throughout the weekend! It will be available usually by 6:00 p.m on Saturday on the homepage of our website.

.DAILY MASS

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday – Communion Service at 9:00

The Church is open for prayer Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

CONFESSION
Saturday 1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Confessions will be in Madonna Hall not the Church

Handicapped Parking

The four spaces directly in front of the Church on Second Hill Lane are handicapped parking spaces. These spaces are for our parishioners who have a handicap parking sticker.

Wheelchair Seating

We invite you to be seated in the front area of the church. You and your family can be seated. Communion will be brought to you at the beginning of Communion time

WEATHER POLICY

We have developed a policy that safeguards our parishioners and will allow time for our parish contractors to clear the property during storms. Weekdays: When the schools are closed or delayed or the Town or State has advised against travel, Daily Mass will be cancelled for that day. The parish will notify channel 8, channel 3 and the radio stations of the cancellation.

Weekends: When severe weather occurs during weekend Mass times, please check the local TV and Radio stations and our parish website for cancellations. It becomes very difficult to keep the sidewalks, driveways, and parking area clear if it snows during Mass time. Your safety is important to us! Any Mass intention effected by the cancellation will be said during the next week.

 

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Are you or do you know someone who is looking for personal growth in their Catholic Faith?

If you are an adult who has never been baptized

If you are an adult who has been baptized in a non-Catholic community

If you are an adult who has been baptized in the Catholic Church but never received Eucharist or Confirmation

If you are an adult interested in finding out more about the Catholic Faith, RCIA may be for you. For further information or questions you may call Linda Skowronski at 203-375-8992 or email Denise at denisebartelson@olgstratford.com

Bishop Caggiano's Corner

Why be a Member of the Parish?

Not a registered member of OLG! Many parishioners seek Mass cards, sacramental certificates, and/or sponsor certificates. We invite you to become a parishioner filling out the Become A Parishioner form found in the bulletin and emailed as attachment to StaceyBreyan@olgstratford.com, dropped in the Drop Box by the rectory or by using the on-line registration link. If you prefer NOT to register online call the Parish Office at 203-377-0928 x 113. 

 

2022 Mass Book

The Mass Book is available for your Mass intentions. The weekend mass donation is $20.00 and the weekday mass offering is $10.00. Masses can be said for either “living” or “deceased”. If a specific day is unavailable, please consider having a Sanctuary Lamp lit for your intentions. The stipend is $10.00 per Lamp. Mass cards can be picked up in the Parish Office during office hours. Parish Memorial Books – When you wish to remember a special someone, remember that Our Lady of Grace Parish has a Memorial Program. The purpose of the Memorial Program is to provide the funding of small projects within the parish. For example, vestments, ritual books, and other liturgical needs. This is a wonderful way to acknowledge someone living or deceased or in thanksgiving for a prayer answered. The Memorial Books are displayed in the Chapel area by the Tabernacle. For information on the OLG Memorial Program or to make a donation please call Stacey at the Parish Office (203) 377-0928 x 113. 

Welcome!

Be Still and Know that I am God.
Psalm 46:10

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2021 ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL

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Parish Happenings

Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick – The Sacrament of the Sick will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 21st after the 9:00am Mass. 

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Hope for the Future Collection  

The Hope for the Future campaign has been of great assistance to the parish during these past months. The campaign envelope is dated January 23rd. We hope that you will join us in financially supporting the parish and build this hope for the future of Our Lady of Grace Parish. Thank you for your generosity 

Due to the increase of Covid cases and the Red Alert status confessions are being moved from the Church to Madonna Hall.

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K of C Family Rosary – The Knights will conduct a Family Rosary on Sunday, January  30th in Church beginning at 11:15. All parishioners are invited!

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Prayer for Christian Unity 

We invite you to join us in prayer during the “week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25). The Theme for this year is “We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him”. For further information you may visit the Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute.

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St. Blaisé 

The Feast of St. Blaisé is February 3rd. The tradition within our parish is to have the “Blessing of Throats” on the closest weekend to the Feast. We will bless throats at masses on February 5/6.

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Please call prior to visiting the Parish Office. We are trying to keep everyone safe with the rise in Covid cases. (203) 377-0928 x113.

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The annual, pro-life novena, 9 Days for Life, starts on Wednesday, January 19! Click on the link for more information. Think about inviting your friends and family to join you and THOUSANDS of Catholics in prayer for the protection of human life.

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Questions of the Week – January 23 • 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 

69 Time Accepting Responsibility Jesus unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.” (Luke 4:17b–18a) 

• Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10 – Ezra reads the law
• 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 – Analogy of the body
• Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 – Beginning of Jesus’ preaching

• Adults: What do you believe that the anointing you received at baptism requires you to do?

• Kids: What could you do this week for someone who has less than you 

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Hospital and Nursing Home Ministry 

With the rise in the Covid-19 positivity rate and the Red Alert Status the visitation of our parishioners in hospital or nursing home has become dependent on the visitation directives of each medical institution. The local medical facilities are not allowing visitation. Please let the parish office know when you are in the hospital or in one of the area Nursing Home. When you call the parish office leave the name and the phone where the patient can be reached. 

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The Augustine Institute, the creators of Formed.org, has announced a new App for your phone. The AMEN App can be found in the Google or Apple App Store, and is free. The Amen App provides you with the daily Mass readings, daily meditations, and scripture study and much more. 

The missions of the Amen App are to lead others toward peace and rest in mind, body and soul through Catholic prayer and meditation. We want to help people find the joy and peace that they were made for – and that can be found only in God.  

We invite our parishioners to try the Amen App, and build your spiritual lives for the future! 

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We invite you to learn more about our Blessed Mother Mary. The Feast of Mary Mother of God! You will find the following videos on Formed. 

1. For adults “Our Mother Mary” a theological discussion about Mary and her role in salvation history! 2. For Children: “Celebrating Mary, Learning about our Blessed Mother”. 

Visit the FORMED.Org to see all the FORMED parish resources available for this Advent season 

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The Global Synod  –

Many people have asked, where do I find information about the “Global Synod”. You can find more infor-mation and other documents at: https://formationreimagined.org/synod-on-synodality/  Please watch the bulletin for further information and dates for the parish listening sessions. 

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Your Offertory Donation is Important!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued generosity and your weekly donations to Our Lady of Grace Church. Your weekly donation is the foundation of the parish so that we can maintain a good financial balance in the parish. Please continue to make your weekly donations by mail, drop box, or by electronic online giving. Second Collection: Jan. 23; Church in Latin AmericaJ; Jan. 23; Hope for the Future  

  Thank You for Make-up Donations – A special note of thanks to all parishioners, for their generosity in giving your make-up envelopes. Your commitment to Our Lady of Grace Parish supports our parish and our ministry!

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Please click on “On-Line Giving Button” on our website or by clicking this link, https://www.osvhub.com/olgstratford/funds. For customer assistance please call 1-800-348-2886 choose option 1 or the Parish Office at (203) 377-0928 x113. To insure the proper date for your donation, we will be announcing each month the second collections and their dates. Second Collection: Jan. 23; Church in Latin AmericaJ; Jan. 23; Hope for the Future  

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