Saint Francis of Assisi Church

Saint Francis of Assisi Church
10 Elm Street, Middletown, CT 06457-4427. Telephone: 860-347-4684, Fax: 860-347-7669
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.saintfrancisofassisi.com
JULY 20, 2014
16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
MASSES AND SACRAMENTS
Sunday Vigil: Saturday 5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM (English) 12:00 PM Mass (Spanish)
Confession: Saturday 4:00-4:45 PM
Or by appointment
Weekday Masses: 5:00 PM in the Chapel
Baptism, Marriage & Anointing of the Sick: Please call the church office.
Office hours: Monday─Friday: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Closed on Holidays.
Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Parish! If you are visiting, we hope you will return
again soon. If you are new to the parish, please take one of our registration forms located
near each of the doors. Fill in the form and place it in the Sunday collection basket.
PASTORAL TEAM
Pastor:
Fr. Paul Murdock, Ext. 21
Email: [email protected]
Pastoral Assistant
Sr. Gloria Saldarriaga. Ext. 13
Email:
[email protected]
In Residence
Fr. George Busto, Ext. 14
Email:
[email protected]
Director of Faith Formation:
Susan Ferraiolo. Ext. 18
Email:
[email protected]
Secretaries:
Paola Rodriguez, Ext. 10
Belky Santos, Ext. 10
Email: [email protected]
Shirley Lawrence. Ext. 20
Email: [email protected]
SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH
7/21/2014
7/27/2014
READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
Monday
Mi 6:1-8, Mt 12:38-42
Tuesday
Mi 7:14-20, Jn 20:1-18
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Jer 1:1-10, Mt 13:1-9
Jer 2:1-13, Mt 13:10-17
2 Cor 4:7-15, Mt 20:20-28
Jer 7:1-11, Mt 13:24-30
1Kings 3-12, Rom 8:28-30, Mt. 44-52
Saturday-Sunday July 19, July 20, 2014
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
5:00 pm: Violet Rodriguez, on her 1st
birthday
9:00 am: Open Intention
12:00 pm: Miguelina Rivera Santana on the
2nd anniversary of her passing, requested by
Aralis Rivera
Monday, July 21, 2014
5:00 pm: Patricia Cusimano, requested by
Shirley Koczan
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
5:00 pm: Elizabeth Alderman, requested by
Kathy Kendrick
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
5:00 pm: Dan Nimani, rest in peace,
requested by Mergin Nimani
Thursday, July 24, 2014
5:00 pm: Dan Nimani, rest in peace,
requested by Mergin Nimani
Friday, July 25, 2014
5:00 pm: Dan Nimani, rest in peace,
requested by Mergin Nimani
Saturday-Sunday July 26, July 27, 2014
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
5:00 pm: Open Intention
9:00 am: Open Intention
12:00 pm: Open Intention
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MIDDLETOWN
Dear brothers and sisters,
I hope all is going well in Middletown,
and I miss you all! Life is calm here -- no
earthquakes to report this week! Parish life
here is different. Normally in our Norwich
Diocese, each parish has its parish church,
where Mass is said each Sunday and on
many days during the week. We do have a
few parishes that have "mission churches", a
second church that the parish has at some
distance from the church. Most of these
date from the days before the automobile,
and recently a lot of them have been closed
since they are no longer necessary.
My parish here in Guatemala has about
40 churches. The parish is coextensive with
the town, and the town has about 40 rural
communities, and most of them have their
own Church. Imagine one priest trying to
take care of all this! Normally on Sundays
we only have Mass here in the main parish
Church. During the week we visit the
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outlying
communities
to celebrate Mass
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most people would find it
extremely
difficult to come to the main
MIDDLETOWN
Church for Mass.
Last Sunday, however, was an
exception. There is one place where they
have Sunday Mass once a month.
Sunday morning I heard confessions here in
the main Church, and said Mass at 10. After
lunch I took an hour's ride in a pickup. We
went about 5 to 10 mph over a dirt road, a
very bumpy ride! We even had to ford a
small river. I said Mass in this little village
with a full Church, and people standing
outside the door. Experiencing the faith of
the people made the journey well worth
while! I find my own faith strengthened by
the great appreciation these people have for
the Eucharist. May God strengthen the faith
of us all and lead us to a deeper appreciation
of the ease with which we can take part in
the Mass.
God bless you all!
Your brother in Christ,
--Fr. Paul
SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH
860 347 4684
CARE OF THE SICK
Please advise us of anyone from
your family who is sick or
hospitalized so that we may keep
them in our prayers, visit them and bring them
sacraments.
ST. FRANCIS PARISH PRAYER LIST
In order for a person who is sick to be added,
the Health Information Privacy Act requires
that this is asked either by the sick person or
by a close family member. Please notify us if
this list needs to be edited. The Sick of the
Parish:
Please take some time this week to
remember them in prayer: Awilda Torres, Leidy
Salazar, Tony Peñaloza, Maria Quiñones,
Leonor, Carlos Toro, Lillian Bailey, Grace
Clohosey, Sebastian (Mike) Motta, Jane Ellen
and Lindsey Hornyak, James Inglis, Mary
Balbao, Ron Sirles, Alicia Coughlin Penney and
Paul Schukoske
MIDDLETOWN
BLOOD DRIVE
Fox Parish Center Hall
Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
1:30
PM
6:30PM.
through
Our goal is to collect 40
pints of blood. In 2012 we collected 39 pints and
last year 30 pints. One pint of blood can save
four lives. Please ask your friends and family
members to donate. All donors will receive a
coupon for a 48 oz. container of Turkey Hill All
Natural Ice Cream, and in addition, the
individual who brings in the most referrals will
receive a special prize. Please help save lives!
Thank you.
Volunteers are needed to bake, to greet and
register donors, and to serve them with a lite
refreshment. You can volunteer for any amount
of time, one hour, two hours, etc.
BUS TRIPS
Faith Formation News
Registrations Now Underway
Registration is now underway for
our monthly parish family faith
formation
classes
for
the
upcoming 2014-2015 program
year.
Families who provided
emails to us will receive their registration forms
via email. Forms can also be obtained in the
church, as well as the faith formation office.
These sessions are intended for families with
children who attend public school in grades K
through 8. If you have any questions, please
contact Susan Ferraiolo or Sister Gloria.
FISHES AND LOAVES
We are in the planning stages of a bus
trip. Listed below are a few options to
choose from, and hopefully Susan
Gombotz will be able to give you the
full information in the next week's
bulletin. Please let her know if you are
interested in any of these locations, or if
there is some place you would like her
to look into.
 9ll Tour & Museum - September date
to be determined
 Newport Playhouse & Cabaret September date to be determined
 Boston Odyssey Luncheon Cruise &
95th Annual St. Anthony's Feast Date 8/30/14 (Labor Day Weekend.)
Price $135
July 8, 2013
July 14, 2014
EMAILS
Weekly Offering
$ 3,306.00
$ 2,954.50
Accumulated
YTD
in the Fiscal Year
2014─2015
Fiscal Year
$ 6,438.50
Fiscal Year
$ 5, 985.00
If you would like to have your name added
to our email list, please email Sue Gombotz at
[email protected]
Once your name has
been added you will receive notifications of
upcoming church events, and have input as to
which fund-raisers would interest you.
(Your
email address is not shared with anyone outside
our church.)
The fiscal year runs from July 1st , 2014 to June
30th , 2015
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