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 860 347 4684 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 SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH outlying communities to celebrate Mass there, 860 because 347 4684 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 Is There An Emptiness in Your Life? 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