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A Message From Father John

Posted on March 20, 2020 in: General News

Dear Parish Family of St. Thomas, St. Mary and University of Connecticut -      In lieu of all that has been going on as a result of the coronavirus, I’m reaching out to all of you to reassure you that I have and will continue to pray for you, our parish, Church, Nation, and World. We find ourselves in a time of challenge and uncertainty we have never experienced before in our lifetimes. Yet as challenging and uncertain things might be, we have to realize and believe that God and Our Blessed Mother know what we are going through and are there for all of us to turn to.      I&rsquo...

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Weekend Mass & Event Status

Posted on March 13, 2020 in: General News

Check here for the latest updates and changes 3/18/20 - 2:00pm IF YOUR BUSINESS WITH THE PARISH OFFICES CAN BE DONE BY PHONE OR EMAIL, PLEASE CONSIDER DOING THAT INSTEAD OF COMING IN, to reduce exposure for you, the Staff and Father. Click here for emails. Phone: St Mary 860-742-0681. St Thomas Aquinas 860-429-6436 All public celebrations of Mass are suspended. Beginning effective immediately, Bishop Michael R. Cote has mandated that all public celebrations of Mass be temporarily suspended in all churches of the Diocese of Norwich (the Connecticut counties of Middlesex, New London, ...

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Fulfilling Your Obligation and Making an Act of Spiritual Communion
Spiritual Communion Resources Last Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Beginning effective immediately, Bishop Michael R. Cote has mandated that all public celebrations of Mass be temporarily suspended in all churches of the Diocese of Norwich (the Connecticut counties of Middlesex, New London, Tolland, and Windham and Fishers Island, New York), and continuing until further notice. Fulfilling Your Obligation In cases such as we are experiencing now,  the Church encourages us to make an act of “spiritual communion,” where we unite ourselves to God t...

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Your offerings can help to keep your parish running through this pandemic. You can give online at https://stmarystthomascommunity.weshareonline.org/ or by mail at: Our Lady Queen of Peace 46 N Eagleville Rd Storrs, CT 06268 or Our Lady Queen of Peace 1600 Main St Coventry, CT 06238

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New Church Hours

Posted on March 12, 2020 in: General News

New Church Hours
St. Thomas Aquinas Church is now being locked at night. The times that it gets locked will vary; depending on the events going on at night in the church, but it will be locked by 9 p.m. most nights. The church will be open by 9 a.m. THE LATEST, mornings during the week, and earlier on the weekends. This is for a security purpose. Sorry for any inconveniences this might cause.

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With the rise in the spread of influenza, commonly called the flu, it is time to revisit precautions undertaken for our Eucharistic Liturgies. These are temporary safety measures. We will restore normal liturgical practices once the risk of this form of influenza has passed. Effective January 7, 2020: The Sign of Peace and the distribution of the Precious Blood will be suspended until further notice. Holy Communion will only be distributed to non-ordained liturgical ministers and the faithful under the species of the Consecrated Host. Communicants are encouraged to receive in their hands rather than on the tongue...

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Canceled - Save the Date: Wine Tasting
We are sorry - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED Saturday April 25, 2020 St. Mary Church Hall Haitian Ministry Wine Tasting/Basket raffle Ticket Sales Starting March 21st after the masses at both churches We are sorry - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

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Prayer Requests

Posted on March 05, 2020 in: General News

Prayer Requests
Need prayers for loved ones, friends, or even for your own intentions? Who do you call? Our Lady Queen of Peace Prayer Network! We are your fellow parishioners who have formed a prayer phone chain to pray along with you through sickness, loss of loved ones, financial problems, and for anything that brings worry or sorrows. These prayerful petitions are also added to the prayer intentions at First Friday Devotions at 7pm at St. Mary’s Church. To start the prayer network simply call the Church offices either at St. Thomas Aquinas or St. Mary’s. or call the coor...

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Join us for: Lenten Stations of the Cross Devotion
The three pillars of Lent are: Fasting, Praying, and Giving. Consider observing these three pillars with us every Friday during Lent by joining us for Stations of the Cross. The Knights of Columbus St. Jude Council 4313 will be sponsoring the Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent starting February 28th. AT 7PM each Friday during lent, in the church hall the K of C will be hosting a beautiful Stations of the Cross service in the church to help you fulfill the second pillar of Prayer. A Basket will be set up in the church hall to accept donations o...

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Time to Register for Religious Education Classes at St. Mary!
Pay Online To REGISTER AND PAY for 2019-2020 religious education classes ONLINE, follow this link: https://stmarystthomascommunity.weshareonline.org/ Download an Print If you wish to download the forms and mail in the registration and payment; (checks made out to “Our Lady Queen of Peace”, please). The schedule of classes & registration form for 2019-2020 is now available.  A copy of the letter that was mailed out to all parents with students who would be returning to religious education for the coming year can be downloaded a...

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