June First, 2014: Seventh Sunday of Easter

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ JUNE 1, 2014

Sunday Scripture Meditation: Acts 1:12-14; 1 Peter 4:13-16; John 17:1-11a

When Jesus walked the earth, He was limited by His human body. A man like us in all things but sin, He could do only so much. But now, risen and glorified, Jesus has no limitations. He can pour out grace and healing at every Mass and still be present to every soul searching for Him. He forgives us, consoles us, and blesses us. He is our advocate and defender against all evil.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Reprinted with the permission of The Word Among Us, 2014

 

 

CELEBRATION OF MASSES THIS WEEK

Sat…5-31   4:30pm +GEORGE MARUS ~ The Marus Family                          

Sun…6-01   7:30am +CATHERINE OLSAVSKY ~ Ann M. Janosko 

                   9:00am +ANTHONY VERNUCCIO ~ Wife, Carmella

                  11:00am +AUGUSTIN PETRUS ~ Mr & Mrs Vasil Zihal                                                      

MON…       7:30am   +MICHAELINE KORNACKI ~ Joseph, Helen, Allison & Daniel Krekosko

TUES ..     7:00am   +EMILY OLEYAR ~ Joseph Nalewajk

WED …     7:30am +MICHAEL HOVANEC ~ Wilma Falat

THUR ..     7:30am +CARMELYN HEVEY ~ Sisters of SSCM                                

FRI ….      7:30am +MICHAEL J. BUDA, Jr. ~ Dad, Mom and Sisters

SAT …       8:00am   +SUSAN HAJTOL ~ Mr & Mrs Larry Wells

           6/07 4:30pm +ANDREW MARCINOV ~ Daughters, Marge and Dianne

SUN …6/08 7:30am +MICHAEL J. BUDA, Sr. ~ Hank Burke, Jr. and Daughters

                   9:00am +FOR THE MANCINI FAMILY ~ Ed & Jan Mancini

                 1 1:00am +PLAVECKY SOCIETY, LIVING AND DECEASED MEMBERS


 

We offer our deep Sympathy to the families of Robert Galello, Rose Komornik and Lorenza Castaneda, who passed away during the past week.

 

Weekly Offertory 5-25-2014: $4,358.00

Thank You for your continued Support!

 

This Week in our Parish:

SUN:    Senior Choir rehearsal at 10:00am

MON:     7:30am Mass and Novena Prayers

 

The Parish Renewal Committee meets this Tuesday at 7:00pm in the School Meeting Room.

 

PRAYER CORNER: Please pray for the good health of Nicholas Colazzo, the DeFazio Family,   Irene Koripsky, Ann Lumas, David Petreycik, Rose Re, T.J. Recupido, Jacqueline Rios, Bill Roman, Ramona Rosado, Helen Wargo, and other parishioners who may be in the hospital,convalescent homes or homebound at this time.

 

YOUTH CHOIR: The last rehearsal for this season will be on Wed., JUNE 4th. The Choir will be singing at the 9:00am Sunday Mass on JUNE 8th.

 

Defending Our Religious Liberty #115

Critics who say the Catholic Church is against universal health care are misinformed. The Catholic Church is founded on the Corporal Works of Mercy and helping others. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has always advocated for health care. The Catholic Church is opposing the federal health care mandate, because it violates the First Amendment, which is supposed to safeguard freedom of religion. If you haven’t done so already, please voice your opposition to the mandate by calling President Obama at the White House at 202-456-1111or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at 202-205-5445. Let them know that the mandate is in violation of our First Amendment right to religious freedom.

 

The CATHOLICISM group will meet this Sunday, JUNE 1, after the 9am Mass, and on Monday, JUNE 2, at 7pm, in the parish hall. The topic is “The Revelation of God Become Man”.

Our PARISH NURSES will be available in the Hall next weekend to do blood pressure screenings after the 4:30pm Mass on Saturday as well as after each Mass on Sunday morning: 7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 o’clock.

 

The Men’s Society of our parish will be having their 7th Annual Classic Car Show on Saturday, JUNE 7, 2014 11:00am – 2:00pm (rain date will be June 14, 2014). Car donation per car is $10.00. Free Admission. The Car Show is open to ALL cars, no cut-off. There will be music as well as food. Some of the proceeds will go to Nicholas Collazo, age 8, a parishioner of Holy Name of Jesus who was diagnosed with a soft tissue in his neck (cancer). Also, we will be donating to “Homes For The Brave”, a transitional housing program available to our Veterans. For more information, give Larry Wells a call at 203-395-7073 or email him at Lawman56@optonline.net

 

The GUILD of the MOTHER OF JESUS will hold their Installation Dinner at the Blue Goose Restaurant on Wednesday, JUNE 11. Cocktails at 6:00pm and Dinner at 6:30pm. Cost is $24.00. Choice of entree’s include Roast Sirloin of Beef, Chicken Parmigiana, Stuffed Filet of Sole or Fried Bay Scallops. All entree’s include Salad, Potato, Vegetable, Coffee, Tea and Dessert. Please call in your entrée selection to Nancy Vietri, phone # 203-685-8147 by the “cut-off date”, this Wednesday, June 4, for this sit-down dinner. Payment may be made via the collection basket, marked “Guild Installation Dinner”, or dropped off at the Parish Office.

 

PRE-SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP: St. James School will hold a Summer Camp for preschoolers, ages 3 & 4 for the month of July, starting JULY 7 and ending August 1st. The fee is $135 a week and the camp will run from 9:00am to Noon, Monday – Friday. Please call the school office at 203-375-5994 to register or for more information.

 

EVANGELIZATION CORNER

In baptism, we are plunged into the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ. While this enables us to live and reign with Him for ever in heaven, it also ensures that we will suffer and die with Him before such a resurrection. No one really enjoys suffering, but for the faithful Christian, what is most important is that we live the life of Christ Himself in whatever our own circumstances may be.

 

FAITH AND YOUR FAMILY: Great Catholic Families #1

Great Catholic families make Sunday Mass the center of their week. Mass is the glue that keeps them together. Whether you have young children or teens, getting them to pay attention is a challenge. Try sitting up front so they aren’t distracted by everyone around them. Take time to explain to them what’s going on at the different times during the Mass. Going to Mass each week is worth the effort. When we gather to hear God’s Word and approach His altar to receive the Eucharist, we build up his body, the Church. Together, in community we pray and sing and worship. We learn how to follow Jesus more closely. When we do all this together, we are rooted in Christ as a family, and we are reminded that the center of our family life is Christ.

 

Shred Day at St. Ann Church, Saturday, JUNE 14, 9:00am – Noon at their parking lot,481 Brewster St., Bpt.Compile your documents in boxes or bags to be destroyed and recycledonlocation while you watch.Cost is $25 for up to three boxes, $5 for each additional box. Noneed to separate staples, paper clips, spiralnotebooks or binders. Call 203-368-1607 or email Secretary@StAnnBlackRock.com

 

MARCH FOR MARRIAGE – June 19 in Washington, D.C. The Diocese of Bridgeport is organizing a one-day bus trip to the March in support for upholding the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. For more information and to make a reservation, contact Angela Mantero, Director of Marriage and Family, at amantero@diobpt.org or call her at 203-416-1627.

 

 

May 25, 2014: Sixth Sunday of Easter

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ MAY 25, 2014

Sunday Scripture Meditation: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21

We can be filled with the Spirit every day by turning to Him in prayer and asking Him to show us His love. With the Spirit we will find ourselves trying our best to please Him. He will comfort us, lead us, and help us feel God’s love more deeply. When we are filled with the Spirit, we are changed. We become more peaceful, more forgiving, more prayerful and dedicated to the mission of the Church. Let us never stop asking the Spirit to fill us!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Reprinted with the permission of The Word Among Us, 2014

CELEBRATION OF MASSES THIS WEEK

Sat…5-24   4:30pm +JANET MANCINI ~ Guild of the Mother of Jesus        

Sun…5-25   7:30am +JOANNA FISCHER ~ Mary Seay  

                   9:00am +GIOVANNA GRIPPALDI ~ Sister, Carmella Vernuccio

                  11:00am +RICHARD TOMAS ~ Wife, Children and Grandchildren                                            

MON…       8:00am  INTENTION of MARK & AMANDA BEDNARCZYK ~ Anna Marticek

TUES ..     7:30am   +GEORGE MARUS ~ The Rios Family                                                    

WED …     7:30am +JOHN DZURIK ~Mr & Mrs Jack Krekoska              

                   7:00pm   +HERMINA HOVANEC ~ Dorothy Hovanec

THUR ..     7:30am +KRISTINA KMETZ ~ Mr & Mrs John Hlinka

Ascension of       9:00am   +THERESA MANCINI ~ Kathy DeSanty

   the Lord            5:30pm   +JOAN (BUDA) BLOODSWORTH ~ Mr & Mrs Michael Buda, Sr.

FRI ….       7:30am +HELEN MIKLOS ~ Susan Sarnik                  

SAT …       8:00am   +MARGARET PEKAR ~ Henry Pawelski                

           5/31 4:30pm +GEORGE MARUS ~ The Marus Family                  

SUN …6/01 7:30am +CATHERINE OLSAVSKY ~ Ann M. Janosko

                   9:00am +ANTHONY VERNUCCIO ~ Wife, Carmella

                 1 1:00am +AUGUSTIN PETRUS ~ Mr & Mrs Vasil Zihal          


 

We offer our deep Sympathy to the family of Stephen Pavluvcik who passed away during the past week.

 

Weekly Offertory May 5-18, 2014: $4,103;

Catholic Communications ~ $729.00

God bless you for your generosity!        

 

This Week in our Parish:

SUN:    Senior Choir rehearsal at 10:00am ~

MON:     8:00am Mass and Novena Prayers ~

 

PRAYER CORNER: Please pray for the good health of Nicholas Colazzo, the DeFazio Family,   Irene Koripsky, Ann Lumas, David Petreycik, Rose Re, T.J. Recupido, Jacqueline Rios, Bill Roman, Ramona Rosado, and other parishioners who may be in the hospital, convalescent homes or homebound at this time.

 

Masses for the holyday of obligation, Feast of the Ascension of The Lord, are as follows: 7:00pm Vigil Mass on Wednesday, May 28, and Masses on Thursday at 7:30 and 9:00am, and 5:30pm.

 

2014 Faith & Charity Annual Bishop’s Appeal: Our 12th Report shows that we now have 151 gifts worth $37,410.00, and that brings our parish to 68.02% of our $55,000 goal thus far. We are very grateful if you have already made a pledge or a donation. If you haven’t done so yet, we hope that you will consider to do so soon. No gift is too small if given from the heart.

 

Our Parish Office will be closed on Monday, May 26, MEMORIAL DAY.

Have a Happy and Safe Holiday!

 

The next gathering for the Bereavement Reflection Service takes place on Tuesday, MAY 27th at 7:00pm in the Convent Chapel.

 

YOUTH CHOIR: The last rehearsal for this season will be on Wed., JUNE 4th. The Choir will be singing at the 9:00am Sunday Mass this Weekend and on JUNE 8th.

 

The Men’s Society of our parish will be having their 7th Annual Classic Car Show on Saturday, JUNE 7, 2014 11:00am – 2:00pm (rain date will be June 14, 2014). Car donation per car is $10.00. Free Admission. The Car Show is open to ALL cars, no cut-off. There will be music as well as food. Some of the proceeds will go to Nicholas Collazo, age 8, a parishioner of Holy Name of Jesus who was diagnosed with a soft tissue in his neck (cancer). Also, we will be donating to “Homes For The Brave”, a transitional housing program available to our Veterans. For more information, give Larry Wells a call at 203-395-7073 or email him at Lawman56@optonline.net

 

The GUILD of the MOTHER OF JESUS will hold their Installation Dinner at the Blue Goose Restaurant on Wednesday, JUNE 11. Cocktails at 6:00pm and Dinner at 6:30pm. Cost is $24.00. Choice of entree’s include Roast Sirloin of Beef, Chicken Parmigiana, Stuffed Filet of Sole or Fried Bay Scallops. All entree’s include Salad, Potato, Vegetable, Coffee, Tea and Dessert. Please call in your entrée selection to Nancy Vietri, phone # 203-685-8147 by the “cut-off date” of June 4th for this sit-down dinner. Payment may be made via the collection basket, marked “Guild Installation Dinner”, or dropped off at the Parish Office.

 

PRE-SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP: St. James School will hold a Summer Camp for preschoolers, ages 3 & 4 for the month of July, starting JULY 7 and ending August 1st. The fee is $135 a week and the camp will run from 9:00am to Noon, Monday – Friday. Please call the school office at 203-375-5994 to register or for more information.

 

EVANGELIZATION CORNER

God has worked wonders in the death and Resurrection of Christ, who promises us the gift of the Spirit to be with us always.

 

FAITH AND YOUR FAMILY: The Golden Rule

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Mt 7:12) This age-old directive doesn’t always work, because we follow this rule using our likes and dislikes to determine how to act, without taking into account the other’s needs. Jesus also gave us an even broader definition of what it means to love: “Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another (Jn 13:34). How did Jesus love others? Exactly as they were. He didn’t try to change them; He didn’t give them what he wanted to give them; he gave them what they needed – love wrapped in acceptance – and that is what caused their transformation. There is a difference between how we receive love and how others receive love; the key is recognizing how others receive love, and then offering it to them in exactly that way. (For more information, visit http://www.5lovelanguages.com).

 

Notice from the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Bridgeport ~

Open Positions for 2014-15 Academic Year:

Director of Education, St. Catherine Academy at St. Catherine Center for Special Needs, Fairfield.

High School Principals: Kolbe Cathedral High School, Bpt.; Trinity Catholic High School, Stamford.

High School Assistant Principal: Kolbe Cathedral High School, Bridgeport.

Elementary School Principals:

St. Catherine of Siena, Trumbull; St. Joseph, Shelton; St. James, Stratford; St. Jude, Monroe; St Aloysius, New Canaan.

We are seeking committed, energetic, and visionary individuals to serve as administrators in the schools of the Diocese of Bridgeport. In order to be considered, a candidate must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Roman Catholic Church with the capacity to serve as the spiritual and academic leader of a school. Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in education or related field; five years successful teaching and/or administrative experience; CT 092 school administrator endorsement or valid school administrator endorsement from another state. Candidates are considered without regard to race, color, national origin, handicap or age. Interested and qualified candidates should send: 1. a resume with cover letter; 2. a completed application for diocesan employment. Applications should be emailed to HRDept@diobpt.org or mailed to: Diocese of Bridgeport; Attn: Human Resources; 238 Jewett Avenue; Bridgeport, CT 06606

 

The CATHOLICISM group will NOT meet this weekend of May 25 due to the Memorial Day holiday. The next meetings are scheduled for Sunday, JUNE 1, after the 9am Mass, and on Monday, JUNE 2, at 7pm, in the parish hall. The topic is “The Revelation of God Become Man”.

May 11th, 2014: Fourth Sunday of Easter

FOURTH   SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ MAY 11, 2014

Sunday Scripture Meditation: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; 1 Peter 2:20b-25; John 10:1-10

Think about what it was like for Jesus before He became a man. Imagine Him in the glory of heaven, surrounded by the praise of the angels. In the midst of this life, He freely chose to come among us and take on human flesh. What love He had for us to do this. This love is the message that cut the people to the heart and ask, “What are we to do?” As we come to know Jesus’ love, we find ourselves asking the same question, “How can I give Him my heart and follow Him?”                      

Reprinted with the permission of The Word Among Us, 2014     

CELEBRATION OF MASSES THIS WEEK

Sat…5-10   4:30pm +YOLANDA MARUS ~ The Marus Family          

Sun…5-11   7:30am +MARY CHERVENAK ~ The Children

Mother’s      9:00am +MARY RYAN ~ The Saranich Family                  

Day              11:00am +MARGARET PANICALI ~ Mr. & Mrs. Glover

MON…       7:30am +GEORGE MARUS ~ Helen Hvisch                  

TUES ..       7:30am +ANNA LASHINSKY ~ Daughter, Mary Ann Salvaggio

WED …     7:30am +JOHN ZIZA ~ The Ziza Family                  

THUR ..     7:30am +JOHN DZURIK ~ Mrs. Steve Drapchak      

FRI ….       7:30am +EMILY OLEYAR ~ Margaret Piatak              

SAT …       8:00am   +REV. ALFRED BIETIGHOFER ~ Miguel Seclen

           5/17 4:30pm +LARRY CIACCI ~ The Ciacci Family        

SUN …5/18 7:30am +FAYE RUMMO ~ Connie Sandor      

                     9:00am +CAMILLO VERNUCCIO ~ Mother, Carmella

                   11:00am +HELEN & +JOHN VASSAK ~ The Silhavey Family


 

BEATITUDE FOR MOTHERS

Blessed are Mothers who did without for us, they will be rewarded ~

Blessed are Mothers who lost sleep when we were sick, they will find rest ~

Blessed are Mothers who taught us how to pray, they will share God’s Kingdom ~

Blessed are Mothers who comforted us, they shall be comforted ~

Blessed are Mothers who taught us right from wrong, they will know justice ~

Blessed are Mothers who showed us the Christian life by example, they will live forever ~

Blessed are Mothers who shared with us the meaning of peace, they shall know peace ~

Blessed are Mothers who taught us the importance of loving God and each other, they shall see God ~

Have a Blessed Mother’s Day!!

 

Weekly Offertory May 3-4: $5,046.

Additional Easter Offering: $1,170.

Monthly Collection: $2,070.

Thank you all for your generosity!

      

Our Congratulations go to our young people who received their FIRST EUCHARIST this weekend, on Saturday, at the 9:30am Mass!

Shane Bellantoni

Danielle Bisch

Anna Caraballo

Martin Delonnay

Madison Everlith

Erin Ickowitz

Nichole Konopka

Ysabel Mathurin

Bella Meneo

Nikolas Nemergut

Alexis Noel

Leslie Rosario

Angelina Taccogna

May God Bless and Guide Them always!

 

~ Religious Education and Children’s Liturgy will resume in the Fall ~

 

This Week in our Parish:

TODAY: New Minister schedules are in the Sacristy hallway ~

SUN:    Senior Choir rehearsal at 10:00am ~

MON:    7:30am Mass and Novena Prayers ~

On Monday, MAY 12 at 7:00pm, the Guild of the Mother of Jesus will have practice, in church, for the Crowning & Living Rosary. All ladies and girls 18 years and older are invited to participate. The CROWNING Ceremony & LIVING ROSARY takes place in church on Wednesday, MAY 14 at 7:00pm.   It will be followed by an   OPEN HOUSE meeting in the parish hall. All are welcome!

 

The men of the HOLY NAME SOCIETY will have their monthly meeting on Thursday, MAY 15th in the parish hall at 6:30pm. All men of the parish are invited.

 

PRAYER CORNER: Please pray for the good health of Nicholas Colazzo, the DeFazio Family,   Irene Koripsky, Ann Lumas, David Petreycik, Rose Re, T.J. Recupido, Jacqueline Rios, Ramona Rosado, and other parishioners who may be in the hospital, convalescent homes or homebound at this time.

 

Defending Our Religious Liberty #113

It is important that we stay informed regarding the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate and how it will violate our religious freedom as Catholics and as Americans. If religious liberty is not upheld, all people suffer and are deprived of their essential contribution to the common good whether in education, health care, feeding the hungry, civil rights, and social services. If you haven’t done so already, please voice your opposition to the mandate by calling President Obama at the White House at 202-456-1111 or at 202-205-5445. Let them know that the mandate is in violation of our First Amendment right to religious freedom.

 

The HOLY NAME SOCIETY is sponsoring a PASTA & MEATBALL DINNER in our parish hall on Saturday, May 17th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Dinners are $8.00 per person. Buy two tickets and get the 3rd ticket FREE! Dinner includes Pasta and Meatballs with Sauce, Dessert, Coffee, Tea, and Soda. BYOB – Come one, Come 3!!!

 

The next meeting of the CATHOLICISM group will be held on Sunday, MAY 18, after the 9am Mass and also on Wednesday, MAY 21 at 7:00pm in the parish hall. The topic is “Mary, the Mother of God”. The schedule for the rest of the series is posted on the bulletin board outside the parish hall.

 

EVANGELIZATION CORNER

To follow in the footsteps of our Shepherd is to pass through the valley of death into the glory of life lived to the full in His presence. Let us pray always for the reassurance of His guiding hand and of His word, spoken through the word we will hear in today’s Eucharistic Liturgy and through those appointed to lead us in His Name.

 

OUR YOUTH CHOIR will have no rehearsal on May 21. The last rehearsal for this season will be on Wed., JUNE 4th. The Choir will be singing at the 9:00am Sunday Masses on MAY 25 and on JUNE 8th.

 

2014 Faith & Charity Annual Bishop’s Appeal: Our 10th Report is that 143 gifts worth $36,730 has brought our parish to 66.78% of our $55,000 goal thus far.

 

SLOVAK ALLIANCE of GREATER BRIDGEPORT, INC. 2014 SCHOLARSHIP:

Guidelines, Procedures and Application Forms for the $1,000.00 Scholarship are available by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Chairperson, Eileen Wilson, 395 Pilgrim Lane, Stratford, CT 06614 (no requests via phone). Among the requirements: applicant, parent(s) grandparent(s), must be a member of the alliance for a minimum of 3 years and of Slovak Descent and shall reside in the State of Connecticut. The deadline for return of forms is May 12. Recipient will be notified by June 2nd and the award will be presented at the June meeting. (NOTE: The scholarship award will be paid directly to the school.)

 

Thank You – Thank You!!

The Easter Bake Sale sponsored by the Ladies Guild was once again a success. To the 40 women and men who worked at various times throughout the day, all I can say is “Without you, there would be no Bake Sale!” THANKS!!! It “takes an Army” to take on a project like our Bake Sales. We are also grateful to our many customers, parishioners and friends! We baked, in one day, 374 Nut & Poppy Rolls and 133 Paskas. The Bake Sale netted a profit of $4,452.00!! As always, this money is set aside for Maintenance and Repairs of our Parish Buildings.                  

                                     Rita McManus, Chairperson

 

ST. MARK SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE, 500 Wigwam Lane, Stratford, Sunday, MAY 18 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.   Tour our Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (Pre-K– Grade 8), meet our school community and learn of our advances in security, technology and plans for our new playground. For more information, please call 203-375-4291.

May 4th 2014: Third Sunday of Easter

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ MAY 4, 2014

Sunday Scripture Meditation: Acts 2:14, 22-33; 1 Peter:1:17-21; Luke 24:13-35

Sometimes something obvious is right in front of us, but we don’t recognize it. It would only be after the disciples had witnessed the resurrection and received the spirit at Pentecost that they would be able to see the whole picture. They would see that Jesus’ every word and action had come from the heart of His Father. This is the message that is passed on to us. Let it move us to go out and share this good news with everyone we meet.                               
       Reprinted with the permission of The Word Among Us, 2014     

 

 

CELEBRATION OF MASSES THIS WEEK

Sat…  5/3     4:30pm +JENNIE SEKELSKY ~ The Sekelsky Family

Sun… 5/4    7:30am +FRANK CANTAFIO ~ Connie Sandor

                     9:00am +AUGUSTIN PETRUS ~ Mr & Mrs Larry Wells and Family

                      11:00am  +FRANK VELKY ~ John & Ann Velky

MON…         7:30am +KRISTINA KMETZ ~ Daughter, Anna Leszczynski

TUES ..         7:30am +JANET MANCINI ~ Clifford Costello & Family

WED …         7:30am +SUSAN HAJTOL ~ Mr & Mrs George Suchyak

THUR ..         7:30am   +AUGUSTIN PETRUS ~ Mr & Mrs John Golias

FRI ….           7:30am +ELIZABETH MEZICK ~ Husband and Family

SAT …         8:00am   +COMMUNITY MASS for the SOULS of the FAITHFUL DEPARTED

           5/10  4:30pm   +YOLANDA MARUS ~ The Marus Family

SUN …5/11 7:30am +MARY CHERVENAK ~ The Children

                     9:00am +MARY RYAN ~ The Saranich Family

                   11:00am +MARGARET PANICALI ~ Mr & Mrs Glover


 

Weekly Offertory 4-27-14: $4,385.00

Easter Offering: $4,049.00

Black and Indian Mission: $990.50

God bless you for your support!        

 

This Week in our Parish:

SUN: Senior Choir rehearsal at 10:00am ~

MON: 7:30am Mass and Novena Prayers ~

TUES: May 6, 7:00pm, the Parish Renewal Committee meeting, in the School Meeting Room, at 7:00pm ~

 

BLOOD PRESSURE screenings THIS WEEKEND at the Parish Hall: before and after SATURDAY 4:30pm Mass, and on SUNDAY, after each morning Mass, until 12:15pm. Stop in and have your screening done, or consult the nurses about any health concerns you may have.

 

A MINI PLANT SALE will be held this SUNDAY, MAY 4TH on the CHURCH GROUNDS, from 8:30am to 12:00 NOON. Come find a plant for MOTHERS’ DAY!!

 

 Altar Candles for the month of May are given in Loving Memory of +MICHAEL PUCCI, by Betty Pucci.

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION INVITATION TO OUR MAY CROWNING

May is the month of Mary and to honor our Lady the Religious Education students would like to invite you to attend our May Crowning in Church after the 9:00am Mass Today, Sunday, MAY 4th.

Please join us for this special celebration.

 

 2014 Faith & Charity Annual Bishop’s Appeal: Our 9th report is that 136 gifts worth $34,745 has brought our parish to 63.17% of our $55,000 goal thus far.

 

 FIRST EUCHARIST: Children & Parents will have rehearsal Thursday, MAY 8th in Church, 5:30 to 7:00pm.   The FIRST EUCHARIST Mass will take place on SATURDAY, MAY 10 at 9:30am.

 

The CATHOLICISM series continues Today, Sunday, the 4th of MAY, after the 9:00am Mass and following the Religious Education May Crowning (about 10:15am); and also on MAY 5th at 7:00pm in the parish hall. The May 4-5 topic is “Prayer and the Life of the Spirit”. The schedule for the rest of the series is posted on the outside bulletin board.

 

OUR YOUTH CHOIR will have no rehearsals on May 7 or May 21. The last rehearsal for this season will be on Wed., JUNE 4th. The Choir will be singing at the Sunday 9 o’clock Masses on MAY 25 and on JUNE 8th.

 

The Guild of the Mother of Jesus Executive Board will meet on Wednesday, MAY 7 at 7:00pm in the School Meeting Room. Plans will be finalized for the May 14 Crowning & Living Rosary, as well as the June 11 Installation Dinner, to be held at the Blue Goose Restaurant.

 

On Monday, MAY 12 at 7:00pm, the Guild will have practice, in church, for the Crowning & Living Rosary. All ladies and girls 18 years and older are invited to participate. The CROWNING Ceremony & LIVING ROSARY takes place in church on Wednesday, MAY 14 at 7:00pm.   It will be followed by an OPEN HOUSE meeting in the parish hall. All are welcome!

 

The men of the HOLY NAME SOCIETY will have their monthly meeting on Thursday, MAY 15th at 6:30pm in the parish hall. All men of the parish are invited.

 

PRAYER CORNER: Please pray for the good health of Nicholas Colazzo, the DeFazio Family, Irene Koripsky, Ann Lumas, David Petreycik, Rose Re, T.J. Recupido, Jacqueline Rios, Ramona Rosado, and other parishioners who may be in the hospital, convalescent homes or homebound at this time.

 

EVANGELIZATION CORNER

In the word proclaimed, in the bread broken and shared, the risen Christ is present in our midst, offering us the gift of life.

 

The HOLY NAME SOCIETY members are sponsoring a PASTA & MEATBALL DINNER in our parish hall on Saturday, May 17th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Dinners are $8.00 per person. Buy two tickets and get the 3rd ticket FREE! Dinner includes Pasta and Meatballs with Sauce, Dessert, Coffee, Tea, and Soda. BYOB – Come one, Come 3!!!

 

Do you crochet or do knitting? Come and join our Holy Name of Jesus Quilters! This group of caring women create blankets for children in area hospitals who are dealing with a serious illness. The group meets each Wednesday from 10-2 in the parish hall. For further information, contact Cathy at 203-378-5129.

 

SLOVAK ALLIANCE of GREATER BRIDGEPORT, INC. 2014 SCHOLARSHIP:

Guidelines, Procedures and Application Forms for the $1,000.00 Scholarship are available by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Chairperson, Eileen Wilson, 395 Pilgrim Lane, Stratford, CT 06614 (no requests via phone). Among the requirements: applicant, parent(s) grandparent(s), must be a member of the alliance for a minimum of 3 years and of Slovak Descent and shall reside in the State of Connecticut. The deadline for return of forms is May 12. Recipient will be notified by June 2nd and the award will be presented at the June meeting. (NOTE: The scholarship award will be paid directly to the school.

 

Sterling House invites you to attend “CELEBRATION” – a fundraiser to support their Food Pantry and Resource Connection Program on Saturday, MAY 31st, on “THE BLUFFS” in Lordship. Reservations must be made in advance. For more details, please contact Patty Calabrese – Special Events Coordinator, at 203-378-2606, Ext 107, or you can reach her at pcalabrese@sterlinghousecc.org