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Annual Catholic Appeal

Posted on February 25, 2021 in: General News

Annual Catholic Appeal
Thank you for your past support of the Annual Catholic Appeal which provides funds for many of the pastoral, educational, and charitable ministries of the Diocese of Norwich. As we embark on our 2021 ACA, One Faith, One Family, we thank God for the strength and love we have received from him during this past year, when we, relying on our ONE FAITH, have uplifted our brothers and sisters in our ONE FAMILY. The ACA inpew collection will take place in our parish on March 13/14, 2021. Please give prayerful consideration when contemplating your sacrificial gift to the appeal....

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Take-Out only Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
The St. Jude Council will be hosting a TakeOut only Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner on Saturday, March 13th, from 5:15 PM 6:30 PM at St. Mary Church. The cost for the dinner is $15.00, and includes corned beef & cabbage, red bliss potatoes, carrots, Irish soda bread & butter, and a dessert. Beverages will not be provided. Proceeds to benefit Birthright in Willimantic. Orders will be taken from your cars in the parking lot, and food will be delivered to your car. Masks are required. Exact change or a check to K of C Council 4313 would be appreciated. For more inf...

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Knights of Columbus

Posted on February 17, 2021 in: General News

Knights of Columbus
“Repent for Lent. Start fresh and prepare the way of the Lord. Use your baptismal gifts to serve others…” Join the Knights of Columbus who supports Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish. View our State Chaplain’s homily at https://youtu.be/pFMDJoY40Sw. To join, go to: www.kofc.org/joinus and enter the promo code MCGIVNEY2020 and Council # 4313 (Coventry) or 14209 (UCONN). Questions? Contact Dave Imhof 860-604-4710 or Isaac Faustino 203-889-7534.

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Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Posted on February 17, 2021 in: General News

Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Great News - Worldwide Marriage Encounter has gone "Virtual"! To support married couples during this time of social distancing, Worldwide Marriage Encounter is sponsoring virtual marriage experiences. Some are on weekends and some span multiple weeks on a given weekday. Couples will explore their individual personality styles, improve listening and communication skills, understand God’s plan for their marriage, and learn how to keep their relationship a priority. Registration is limited and a $100 application fee is required. For more information or to...

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The Haiti Ministry Committee

Posted on February 17, 2021 in: General News

The Haiti Ministry Committee
The Haiti Ministry Committee is preparing two barrels to be sent in March to our twinned parish in Les Palmes, Our Lady of Presentation. We are looking for donations of sewing material (cotton, light material) and sewing items like scissors, thread. There are 20 students in the special weekly sewing class, with 7 graduates at the end of the school year who will earn a tailors certificate. In the past, we have awarded a manual sewing machine to the top student. The barrels will include 50 birthing kits. We are collecting receiving blankets, cloth diapers, hats and booties, b...

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Operation Rice Bowl: Our Lenten Program
On Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020, our parish* with parishes across the Diocese of Norwich is beginning a program of prayer and sacrifice called Operation Rice Bowl (ORB). For 47 years, Operation Rice Bowl has helped to feed the hungry poor. Through our participation in this program, we bring hope and healing to another person or family living halfway across the globe. Money saved during Lent is then brought to the parish family Rice Bowl on Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020. 75% of Operation Rice Bowl funds will feed the hungry poor overseas, the remaining 25% will be used in t...

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Virtual Bingo for All Ages

Posted on February 12, 2021 in: General News

Virtual Bingo for All Ages
The Office of Faith Events invites people of all ages to participate in Virtual Bingo! Bingo will take place on Sunday, February 21st from 3:30 pm 5:00 pm. You will receive your cards online, mark them and even remark them for the next game or you can print them and play. Through video conferencing, we will call the numbers and play different BINGO games from regular bingo, double bingo, picture frame, and finally black out! It will be great fun with lots of gift certificates for prizes! The cost is $6 per card for the whole Bingo event! To register for your Bingo card, go ...

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Food Drive

Posted on February 12, 2021 in: General News

Food Drive
Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish will be conducting a food drive to benefit Catholic Charities every week during Lent. There will be collection boxes at both entrances to St. Mary’s and St. Thomas. Each week we’ll be collecting different food items as follows: February 20th & 21st Cereal February 27th & 28th Peanut Butter and Jelly March 6th & 7th Pasta and Sauce March 13th & 14th Flour, Sugar, and Cake, Cookie, and Brownie Mix March 20th & 21st Canned Vegetables and Fruit March 27th & 28th Soup and Crackers April 3rd &...

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