SAVE THE DATES

Deacon Rob’s Reception

Please save the date for the parish reception forthe recognition of Deacon Rob’s retirement. The reception will be Sunday, October 6th after the noon mass.

Blessing of the Animals
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The Blessing of Animals will take place Sunday October 13th at 130 pm. More information to follow.

                Attention all our Parishioners
We are hoping you can help us by thinking of any family, friends or neighbors you know that have children between the ages of 6 and 16 that have never attended Religious Education classes or came for a few years and then dropped out. It is important as Disciples of Jesus to reach out to these families and invite them to come or come back to our Church. We can do this by reaching out one family at a time. All the information is below that is needed to guide them what they can do. Give them the bulletin, see if they have any questions about our Church. Tell them we are here to welcome them.

Parish Altar Servers


The Parish Altar Servers play an important role in our Parish Liturgy. As we look forward to a new school year, I would like to invite our children 4th grade and older to join our Altar Servers. Registration will take place after the Religious Education program begin in October.

In order to help our children learn about the Mass and participate, I am looking for a few men and women! I will need your assistance in attracting the young, in training them to serve and also to help build a community.

If you are interested or have some questions, you may contact Msgr. Ryan at 203-377-0928 or email msgrryan@olgstratford.com.

 


CALLING ALL SINGERS!

We are at the start of the new OLG choir season.  Each year that I get excited about our annual musical mission which seeks to provide prayerful song to enhance our community’s worship life.  It is also a time which I become excited about reaching out to potential new choir members…

WE ARE ALWAYS SEEKING NEW MEMBERS!

Please see me (Matt) before or after any mass over the next few weeks for details about joining the choir.  No matter what age, range of talent, or experience, all are welcome!

Matt Roumeles, Director of Music Ministry

Attention all Eighth Grade Boys:

Registrations for the Fairfield Prep entrance ex- amination are now being accepted. Please contact the admissions Office by e-mailing admissions@fairfieldprep.org for further information. The Fair- field Prep Exam can be taken either Saturday, October 19th or Saturday, December 7th. For further admissions information and to create your online Prep Admissions Account, visit the Prep website at www.fairfieldprep.org.

Attention all Eight Grade Girls:

Lauralton Hall is having their open house for current eighth grade girls on October 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. you can view details on their website at LAURALTONHALL.ORG/VISIT


2020 Mass Book
              The 2020 Mass Book is now available for your Mass intentions.  Masses can be said for either “living” or “deceased”.  Mass stipends are $10.00 for Masses said during the week and $20.00 for a weekend Mass.  If the day you are looking for is unavailable, please consider having a Sanctuary Lamp lit for your intentions.  The stipend is $10.00 per Lamp.

Open Office Position
              The parish is announcing an office position for an Administrative Assistant to the Pastor. The position is 25-29 hours a week, the person hired will need good leadership skills, ability to manage the parish office, and knowledge of accounting policy and procedure. The person will need computer skills especially knowledge of QuickBooks, MS Office a must! The knowledge of Parishsoft Software and MS Publisher a plus.  If you wish a job description, please contact the parish office. Resume or Letter of Intent may be sent to Msgr. Ryan at the parish office.


 Meetings and Events

  •  Bingo, Tuesday, Sept. 17 Doors open at 4:30 pm/first game 6:30 pm. Food and beverages available for purchase. (PC)
  •   Cub Scout Pack 272 meeting – Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm.
  •  Choir Practice – Sunday, Sept. 22 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  • K of C Parish Picnic, Sept. 22 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

MH = Madonna Hall
PC = Parish Center

PO = Parish Office
FFO = Faith Formation Office


Parish Census
         We need your assistance. Please update your parish census information if your address, phone number, email address or number of people in your household has changed. You can update your information by calling the Parish Office at 203-377-0928 and speak with Stacey, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon or email staceybreyan@olgstratford.com
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Parish Parking Lot
Please help us to spread the word to your neighbors, the parking lot of Our Lady of Grace Church is not to be used as a place to teach your non-licensed teen driver. It is an insurance nightmare because our property is used for church programs and we need to keep our parishioners and visitors safe! Our property is private property! Please spread the word and our concern!