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Thanksgiving Day Mass – November 28th                                                                                                    RCIA Rite of Acceeptance – December 1st                                                                                              Christmas Children Pageant – December 8th                                                                                           Blessing of Parish Creche – December 8th                                                                                               Breakfast with Santa – December 8th

Come and join us for the next “Family Mass” SUNDAY NOV.17th – 10:00 We will have a children’s homily and the Mass will be hosted by the 7th Grade Class.


THE LORD’S KITCHEN

The OLG volunteers will be serving the meal at the Lord’s Kitchen on Monday, November 25th. Thank you for supporting this parish ministry. The volunteers ask your assistance by donating toothpaste, tooth- brushes, and toilet paper. You may leave your donations outside the Sacristy on the weekend of November 16/17. Thank you.


We would like to thank, George Zamary and Joan Pruzinzky for planning and serving the parish at the Mass of Remebrance. We would like to thank, Vazzy’s Four Seasons for providing the refreshments for the reception following the Mass of Remembrance.


KNIGHTS’ CORNER

Msgr. Mooney Council #13228 at Our Lady of Grace Parish

We’d like to thank all those who attended our Annual Veterans Day Dinner last weekend. All profits from the event go to our annual support of providing Christmas packages, with other local knights, to all resident patients at the West Haven Veterans Hospital, as well as Homes for the Brave and PFC Nicholas A. Madras Home for Female Veterans.

Thanksgiving is a day we as Americans set aside nationally to reflect on the bless- ings we’ve received from God Our Father. This Thanksgiving knights at Our Lady of

Grace will have present an Icon of Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians Thanksgiving Day as well as Friday, November 28 and 29, to help us remember those who are at risk around the world for living their Christian faith,

During the past three years knights at OLG have raised over $3,864.50 for those with Intellectual

Disabilities. If you haven’t had a chance to make your donation to the our “Tootsie Roll Drive” as we fondly call it,
known contact Terry Morgan at 201-913- 7225 or email at paxterry@gmail.com, to learn how 100% of donations go directly to

Helping People with Intellectual Disabilities locally, or your donations may be placed in the collection basket in a clearly marked envelope KOFC/Tootsie Roll Drive.

If you’re a practicing Catholic male 18 years or older see what membership in the Knights of Columbus has to offer you. Contact Terry Morgan at paxterry@gmail.com, Pat O’Keefe at virtualpat@yahoo.com, Chaplain Msgr. Ryan, dropping a note in the collection basket with your name and contact information, or go to http://bit.ly/Council13228

You will find adventure, fun and friendships in Pack 272!

Pack 272 is recruiting boys and girls grades K- 5. We meet Thursdays from 7-8pm in the gym. JOIN US! For more information contact Denise Schoepflin at bsa.olgpack272@gmail.com or 203-377-9944.

 


Parish Book Racks

Please see the new materials in our parish book racks. Please take advantage of the Knights of Columbus Family Life series that can be found in the front door foyer.


Attention all our Parishioners – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Missals to be Changed

Please join us on Tuesday, November 26th after the 9:00 am mass to change the missals in the church. If you are able to volunteer that day, please call George Zamary at (203) 377-0928 x9.


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The OLG Women’s Christmas Dinner will be on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Blue- Goose in Stratford.
Choice of entrée:
Roast Sirloin of Beef au jus – thin slices of tender beef with au jus

Chicken Parmigiana – boneless chicken cutlet w/ marinara sauce & cheese
Stuffed Filet of Sole – with crabmeat & lobster sauce Golden Fried Bay Scallops – served with tartar sauce

All Entrees Served With: Home Made Bread & Butter, Fresh Garden Salad with House Dressing, Baked Potato, Vegetable Du Jour, Dessert& Coffee or Tea. A cash bar will be available.

The cost is $28.00 per person including tax and tip. Please RSVP with choice of entrée to Liz Christi- ansen at 203-375-4658 or email egriffin04@snet.net by December 5, 2019. 


CALLING POST

For the past 7 years we have used a robo-call ser- vice called “Calling Post”. The service has helped the parish to keep you informed.

In a recent Calling Post to parishioners, we had 200 calls “intercepted”, which means you have blocked us from reaching you! When this occurs, it also creates “pastoral questions” for the parish. Are you still residing in the parish? Has your status changed (illness, etc.)?

We ask you to contact the Parish Office if you have blocked our robo-calls so that we can remove your name from our calling-post list!


CALLING ALL SINGERS!

We are always looking for new singers! Please see me (Matt) before or after any mass for details about joining the choir. No matter what age, range of talent, or experience, all are welcome! Rehearsal will immediately precede mass, beginning at 11:00 am.

 Matt Roumeles, Director of Music Ministry


 

Friday, December 13, 2019 MOVIE NIGHT- Polar Express

Come in your pajamas!
Free admission for movie
No Food or drinks allowed. Items will be available for purchase. Further info will follow! Limited Seating/Food & Drink purchase needed to reserve a spot.


Mass Celebrating People with Special Needs
Sunday, November 17, 2019 2:00 pm at Holy Cross Church (adjacent to Saint Catherine Center). Principal Celebrant: Bishop Frank Caggiano. Hosted by: Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs 760 Tahmore Drive, Fairfield, CT

For more information please call: 203-540-5381


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.


 Meetings and Events

  • Parish Nurse’s Blood Pressure Screening, Nov. 17, 9:30 – 11:30 am.
  • Choir Practice – Sun., Nov. 17 from 11:00 am to Noon
  • Bingo, Tues., Nov. 19, Doors open at 4:30 pm/first game                                  6:30 pm. Food and beverages available for purchase. (PC)
  • Cub Scouts 272 Meeting, Nov. 21 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
  • Adult Faith Formation, Nov. 21st, 7:00 – 8:30pm. (MH)
  • Choir Practice – Sunday, Nov. 24 from 11:00 am to Noon

page3image3603869056All the women of the parish are invited to join us on Monday, November 18th at 7:00 PM in the Madonna Hall for our Homebound Parishioners Christmas craft project.

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!