DUE TO THE SEVERE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY, ALL PARISH OFFICES ARE CLOSED TODAY (3/21). ALL EVENING PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED.
The OLG volunteers will be serving the meal at the Lord’s Kitchen on Monday, March 19. The volunteers need assistance by providing toilet paper, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. Your donations can be left outside the sacristy on the weekend of March 17/18.
When your Spouse Passes
The parish leadership has been asked to consider beginning a ministry for widowed persons. This ministry can take on many forms of service. We, as members of OLG, are just beginning this ministry and need your help. Our first step is to hold a listening session soon. You may either use the sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board by the Sacristy or call the Parish Office (203-377-0928) to add your name to our list.
Diocesan Confession Monday
We have been asked by Bishop Caggiano to have a special day of Penance on Monday, March 26. Our Lady of Grace has been asked to serve as one of the Church’s for Confessions that day. Priests will be available for Confessions from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Stations of the Cross will be held on Fridays during Lent at 12:00 pm. There will be a special “Stations of the Cross” on Friday, March 9 at 6:30 pm for our young people and their families.
Confessions will be heard Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 8:50 am before the 9:00 am Mass and on Saturdays from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm.
The Diocesan Confession Monday will be on Monday, March 26 from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm..
We invite the members of our parish who experience illness or are caregivers to a family member to join us for the “Sacrament of the Sick” each Friday morning at the 9:00 am Mass.
Our Lady of Grace Parish Severe Weather Policy
Weekdays: When the schools are closed or delayed or the Town or State has advised against travel, there will be no weekday Mass. The Mass intention for that day will be announced at Mass the following day.
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.
Growing Up Catholic
Are you a parent of a young child, newborn to 5 years. Are you looking for some support and a place to share and learn. Growing up Catholic may be the group for you! For further information please call Melissa Lembo at 203-556-0611 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
This Weekend (March 24/25)
2nd Collection: For the care of our Parish Sick & Homebound
Meetings and Events
*Faith Formation Gr. 9 Class Mass & Retreat, Sunday, Mar. 18, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. (PC)
*Blood Pressure Screenings, Monday, Mar. 19, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm.*¨ Re-imagining Faith Formation Task Force, Monday, Mar. 19, 7:00 pm (MH).
* Bingo Games, Tuesday, Mar. 20, doors open at 4:30 pm – first game, 6:30 pm.
* Youth Ministry Team Meeting, Tuesday, Mar., 20, 6:30 pm (MH).
* Liturgy Committee Meeting, Cancelled.
* Head Usher Meeting in Church, Thursday, Mar. 22, 7:00 pm.
* Change Missals in Church, Friday, March 23, 2:00 am.
* Weekend of March 24 & 25: Second collection will be Caring for the Needs of our parish sick & homebound.
FF = Faith Formation Office
MH = Madonna Hall
PC = Parish Center
PO = Parish Office
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 email@example.com.
Use of Parish Property
We are blessed to have such a nice parcel of land for our parish. We have beautiful green space and a large parking lot. People are drawn to our property because it is well maintained and clean.
Lately, we have noticed that people are using the parish grounds as their private recreational area. Please spread the word, the parish grounds are private property. Anyone wishing to use the field or parking lot, for whatever reason, must first get permission from the Parish Office. The parish is put at great risk when unauthorized people decide to use the parking lot or field for their own use. The Stratford Police have been notified to keep an eye on our property.