Bulletin feb 1 color - St. Augustine Church

Saint Augustine
Rectory 35 Washington Avenue, Seymour, CT
Tel. 203-888-2081 Fax 203-888-9681
Web Site www.staugustineseymour.org
E-Mail [email protected]
Fr. Kombo’s email: [email protected]
Parish Center 24 Washington Avenue, Seymour, CT Tel. 203-888-7003
St. Monica’s Hall 35 Washington Avenue, Seymour, CT Tel. 203-888-4798
Most Rev. Leonard P. Blair……………………..
Alese Kummer
……. Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Hartford Art Paquette
Rev. Honore Kombo
Mary Ellen Slywka
Deacon Mario DiRienzo III Permanent Deacon Michael Walter
Michael Vignola
Business Manager
Cemetery Director
Coordinator of Religious Education
Bulletin Editor ([email protected])
Sunday Vigil . 4:30 PM (Saturday)
Sunday Morning . 8:30 & 10:30 AM
Weekdays . 9:00 AM - Mon., Tues., Wed and Fri.
Confession Saturday 3:00 to 4:00 PM
Mon. Tues. 9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 3:00pm
9:00am -1:00 pm
Please inform us of any
parishioners in need of
sacramental care at
home, in convalescent
homes or in the hospital.
We want to provide for
their spiritual needs
February is the month
dedicated to the Holy
Family. Though the start
of the Lenten season
changes within the
calendar year, a fair-sized BAPTISM
Sundays throughout the
portion of February gives
month (by appointment).
us a space of time
Date for Baptism
between the Christmas
instructions for parents
celebrations and the
and sponsors will be
increased focus on
Jesus's public life and
arranged after Baptism
ministry, which occurs in
date is established.
Lent. It is a transition from Registered Parishioners
the feast of Christmas to
are asked to please call
the fasting of Lent.
the rectory office to
Therefore traditionally
arrange the Baptism.
February has become a
time to recall the Holy
Family; within the Holy
Family is where Jesus
Arrangements must be made
at least six months in advance.
spent the time between
his birth and embarking
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February 8, 2015
Weekly Church Calendar
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Feast Day
First Saturday
1st Penance
3rd Grade
Sat Feb 7
Sat Feb 7
Sun Feb 8
Sun Feb 8
Mon. Feb 9
Mass Available Call Rectory
Tue. Feb 10
Mass Available Call Rectory
St. Scholastica
Wed. Feb 11
Mass Available Call Rectory
Our Lady
of Lourdes
✞ Helen Bulinski
Steckert Family
Mass Available Call Rectory
✞ Catherine Knoll
Marriage Day
The Men’s Club
World Day of
the Sick
Thurs. Feb 12
Fri. Feb 13
No Mass
Mass Available Call Rectory
Smithfield Gardens
Sat Feb 14
Sat Feb 14
Mass Available Call Rectory
Family Night Movie
St. Monica’s Hall
SS. Cyril &
Blood Pressure Check
St. Monica’s Hall After
❤ Valentine’s Day
Sun Feb 15
Sun Feb 15
✞ Helen Majoros
✞ Richard Flannery
Cindy & Don Baxter
Blood Pressure Check
St. Monica’s Hall After
Wife & Children
The Altar Servers
Eucharistic Minister
Feb 7 4:30PM
Albert Marko
Joyce Bulinski
Linda Bojarczyk
Ralph Lombardi
Feb 8 8:30AM
Gloria Zunski
Alese Kummer
David Kummer
Beverly Lowden
Feb 8 10:30AM
Emily Bockisch
Katie McGrath
Justin Clement
William Wilkin
St. Augustine Church, Seymour CT
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 8, 2015
Readings for Sunday February 8, 2014
Job 7:1-4, 6-7 Ps 147:1-6 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23 Mark 1:29-39
Please remember in your prayers, Judy Dejohn, the sister of Pat & Steve Wiesniak and
Joseph Klezouich the husband of Florence Klezouich who have died recently.
Please pray for the health and wholeness in body, mind and spirit for Brendan, John,
Milagros Colon, Griselle Jurado, Rosemary Civitello, George Ellis, Lucia Kombo, Grace,
Ralph, Mary DiPalma, Kenneth Hudson, Jim B, Anna Loise, Joe Klezovich, Jacquie Toth,
Diane, Marilyn Cigas, Danielle McNeil, Dorothy Spiewak, Florence Conners, Pietro
Crisanti, Anthony Muoio, Judith, Christian Vunda, Robert, Kathy, Walter Ewen and Lynn
This Sunday's reading from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians
describes my own ministry of writing these Good News Reflections: If
I the Good News, this is no reason for me to boast,
because I have an obligation to do this, and woe to me if I do not do
it! If I do so willingly, I'm rewarded for it, but if unwillingly, I'm merely
fulfilling my responsibility of stewardship. What then is my reward?
That, when I share the Good News, I am able to offer it free of
charge so that all may benefit. Saint Paul was not saying it's wrong
to charge a fee. In fact, Jesus said that the worker deserves his
wages (Luke 10:7). But Paul knew that what matters most is being a
good steward of the gifts that God has given us.
I am delighted that I can provide, without charging any fees, the Good News Reflections to you and
thousands of other subscribers (plus untold others who receive them as forwarded messages or who read
them on the Good News Ministries website or on Facebook). It's the generosity of partners in ministry -- the
benefactors who support Good News Ministries -- that makes it possible. Father Henri Nouwen said, "Fundraising is proclaiming what we believe in such a way that we offer other people an opportunity to participate
with us in our vision and mission." GNM's major end-of-year fund-raiser, and the donations link that's
included year-round in each email and on the website, is a ministry of giving people the opportunity to join
me and my team of staff and volunteers in the stewardship of preaching the Good News. Let me take this
moment as an opportunity to thank all those who participate with me in the mission of Good News
Ministries: Thank you!
We have all been entrusted with an obligation to continue the ministry of Christ on earth in our
contemporary world. A Christian who does not follow Christ in ministry has a lazy faith, or a self-focused
faith, an unlively faith. Using your gifts, talents, wisdom, knowledge, compassion, etc., generously for the
benefit of the faith of others is an alive faith. The immediate reward is a joyful awareness of being in
partnership with Christ.
The Gospel reading for This Sunday shows us the generosity of Peter's mother-in-law in sharing her talent
of hospitality. And it shows us the determination of Jesus to preach the gospel widely and tirelessly.
Both are examples of good stewardship. All gifts and talents and financial earnings are blessings from God
that are meant to be shared.
Questions for Personal Reflection:
What have you received from God? How much of it is being shared with others? What seems too
inadequate to give away? How can you become a better steward of God's gifts?
Questions for Community Faith Sharing:
Name any service that you provide: How important is it to you that you keep doing it no matter what? How
important to Jesus do you think it is? Why?
© 2015 Terry Modica, Catholic Digital Resources, www.catholicdr.com. Printed by permission.
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February 8, 2015
For the Month of February
Our Altar Wine are given in memory of
Paul Cisto
The Communion hosts are
given in memory of Bernice Hall
The Sanctuary Lamp is Lit in Memory of
Henrietta Steckert
Men’s Club Annual Pasta
Dinner will be held at
Molto Bene on Friday,
April 17, 2015 Dinner
served at 7:00 PM.
★ $15 per Person
★ $8 Children ages 6 to 12 yrs old.
★ Free 5 yrs old and under.
Come spend an enjoyable evening of Good
Food, Good Friends, and Lots of Fun.
Morning Mass will be canceled if
Deacon Frank Bevvino’s Farewell Reception
Seymour Public Schools are closed We knew the snow would eventually come – but
or delayed due to inclement did it have to arrive when we had an important
pot luck supper planned?! The supper was
cancelled and everyone that signed up to bring a
dish was called or notified on our website and
If you would like to receive a plans continued for our Sunday “Coffee,
s t a t e m e n t f o r i n c o m e t a x Fellowship and Best Wishes” after both masses.
purposes for donations made in
2014, please fill out the following Deacon Frank and his wife, Alice, greeted the
form and place it in the collection many parishioners who came down to St.
basket or mail it to the rectory or Monica’s Hall and were wished the best from all.
email to [email protected]
A happy but sad occasion.
Please send a statement of donation for 2014
We wish to thank all those who contributed either
Name :
__________________________ sandwiches or goodies, and to Shady Knoll
Healthcare for their generous donation of wrap
sandwiches and platters of goodies. Everyone’s
Envelope Id #__________________________ generosity helped add to the day.
As Deacon Frank moves onto his new
If Pledge Donation Amount is needed
assignment we all wish him the best – as we
please check
know that he gave us his best for 9 ½ years
St Augustine Church, Seymour CT
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Thanks to your donations and the
many from the Knights of
Columbus, Aurora Council #53,
our food pantry for the
Thanksgiving/Christmas food
baskets to those in need was filled to
The Knights of Columbus have once again
informed us that for our Easter food baskets we
will be the recipients of a “bring a food item” for
admission to a “Night at the Movies” at the
Strand Theater. This will refill our shelves and
cupboards so we can generously give to those
who are in need of food.
Because of these donations, we will not be
asking our parishioners for our usual basic and
essential food donations. However, we will still
need to fill these baskets with meat (hams and
roasting chickens) and fresh vegetables that are
so important to the family’s meal.
As time nears for the baskets to be put together
(close to the end of March) the meats and fresh
vegetables should be brought to St. Monica’s
kitchen. We thank you in advance for your
caring and your generosity.
February 8, 2015
It's time once again to vote!
For the 4th year in a row, the
ION Bank Foundation is
conducting their Community
Awards Program which allows
ION Bank customers to decide
how the Foundation will award
$50,000 in grant money to local
non-profit and charitable
organizations. For the past 3
years, thanks to our parishioners and friends who
were customers of the Ion Bank, St. Augustine's was
one of a number of Organizations to be chosen as a
winner of grant money. This is a unique award
system in that YOU, the customer, can vote and
decide which groups are going to be the award
winners. It's easy and only takes a few minutes of
your time. Customers of Ion Bank may cast a vote for
St. Augustine Church to receive a portion of the grant
money AND It’s EASY! Customers may vote one
time for each account they have at the bank.
Organizations with the required 1 % (yes, only 1 %)
of the total votes will receive a share of the $50,000.
Got an account at another bank that's just sitting
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for one of the best Catholic churches in Seymour!
Lectors can now pick-up their
Spring “Pastoral Patterns”
booklet on the top of the
bookcase in the vestibule of
the church
Altar Guild Monthly Schedule
Feb 7
Joyce Bulinski
Pat Wiesniak
Feb 14
Mary Aldo
Mary Ellen Slywka
Feb 21
Andrea Overkamp
Nancy McLean
Feb 28
Alice Martini
Cindy Jachimowski
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Bring your favorite Pillow! Bring your Family!
Sunday March 15, 2015
Wear your Pajamas!
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