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Interested in inquiring about Baptism in the Catholic Church? Interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church? Interested in completing your initiation into the Catholic Church by receiving Eucharist and/or Confirmation? Classes will be starting soon. Please contact Dick McKee: 860-477-0928, or email at: rlmckee@snet.net

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Labor Day Schedule

Posted on August 30, 2019 in: General News

There will be a 9 a.m. Mass on Labor day at St. Thomas and there WILL NOT BE A 12:20 p.m. Mass that day. The Offices of St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in honor of Labor Day. They will reopen on Tuesday September 3rd.

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Pancake Breakfast

Posted on August 30, 2019 in: General News

The St. Jude Council will be hosting a pancake breakfast on Sunday, September 15th, after the 10:30 AM Mass in the St. Mary Church hall. The cost for the breakfast is $5.00, and includes coffee, tea, hot chocolate, lemonade, sausage, and your choice of regular, blueberry, or gluten free pancakes, with butter and syrup. We also hope to have some buckwheat pancakes available for the first time. McKee: 860-477-0928, or email at: rlmckee@snet.net

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I'll need any bulletin submissions (Mass Intentions, Articles, Events coming up, ETC.) anyone might have for Sundays September 1st and 8th to me EARLY, because of the upcoming Labor Day Holiday. For the Bulletin for Sunday, September 1st, I need submissions by Friday August 23rd and For the Bulletin for Sunday, September 8th, I will need submissions by Wednesday, August 28th. Anything not submitted by Wednesday August 28th will be put in the Sunday, September 11th bulletin. NO EXCEPTIONS because of print deadlines. Thank you for your help!

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St. Thomas Aquinas Welcome Back Mass & BBQ

Sunday August 25th, 4pm Student Mass followed by a BBQ at 5pm
(No 7pm Mass on this day)

Come and enjoy music, food and fun with fellow students and parishioners. This is a free event and all are welcome.

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Mass Schedule Change

Posted on August 18, 2019 in: General News

Mass Schedule Changes for St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas starting August 25, 2019. A special “Welcome Back Students” Mass at St. Thomas will start on Sunday, August 25th at 4 p.m., (followed by the BBQ at St. Thomas), and from then, the students Mass will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday nights. There will not be a 7 p.m. Mass on Sunday August 25th. Student Mass at St. Thomas will begin on Monday August 26th at 12:20 p.m., Monday through Friday. Morning Mass at St. Mary will return to Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. starting Tuesday August 27th.Mass on Sunday August 25th.

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Office Manager Position Available
The position of Office Manager at Our Lady Queen of Peace is available to interested applicants. The position requires a knowledge of office procedures, computer experience a must, working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Publisher, a background working at a church and management experience. This is a full-time position Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. You may submit a resume to: officemanagerstauconn@gmail.com or call 860-429-6436 for further information.

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Silver Rose Prayer Service

Posted on August 14, 2019 in: General News

Silver Rose Prayer Service
The Silver Rose Prayer Service September 1, 7:00 PM Mass A silver rose on a nine-month pilgrimage will be the centerpiece of a special Mass on 9/1/19 at 7:00 PM at St Thomas Aquinas Chapel. Program is sponsored by Knights of Columbus, UConn Council 14209 and St Jude Council 4313 , to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe and express both international unity and dedication to the sanctity of human life. The journey of the silver rose begins each year in March and ends on Dec. 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. During that time, Silver Roses travel from town to town along...

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Our Lady Queen of Peace 2019 Annual Collection
Every parish family should have received a letter from Father Antonelle this week requesting a gift/pledge to our Annual Collection to help meet our operating budget and provide funds required to maintain our buildings. The participation of All parishioners is essential for the success of this effort. Please return your gift card today. Thank you.

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Teachers Needed for Religious Education
Do you have a deep love for your faith and desire to share it with others? Consider being a catechist! We need adults and newly confirmed individuals to assist in the faith formation of our young people. As a catechist, you make a weekly commitment to guide a class of no more than 15 students.We need catechists’ volunteers to teach 1st grade, 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Classes are on Sunday mornings 9:15 to 10:15, Sunday evening 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. or Monday evening from 4:30 to 5:30. Please contact me to volunteer or if you have any questions about being a catechist or...

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Gather2Gether Singles' Group

Posted on August 02, 2019 in: General News

Our singles’ group meets the 2 nd Saturday of every month to spend time together, enjoy companionship and have some fun! You are invited to attend the next few events: August 10th – 10 am: Farmington River Tubing: www.farmingtonrivertubing.com Contact Kathleen at: bvm2jc@yahoo.com for more details September 14th – 9 am: Community Service: Creative Living Community light farm work in Coventry. https://creativelivingcommunityofct.org/ Contact Lynn at 860-305-1884 or mw0209@comcast.net for more details. October 12th – 5:30 pm: Cookout in Willington Details to follow

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Haitian Ministry will be hosting Father Roud for his annual visit in October and we will be having our pasta supper on Oct. 19th. During the pasta supper we have a theme basket raffle, the baskets donated by parishioners. Please keep us in mind as you shop this summer. Any theme you choose will be appreciated. At the end of summer we will need to file for a permit and we will give you information for a contact. Thank you for helping the poorest of the poor.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Mass celebrated by Archbishop Blair) St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol, CT Featuring dynamic speakers, exhibitor, confession, adoration, food, and fellowship. Speakers include Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt, Fr. John Bartunek, Dan Burke, and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers. Buy Tickets Online at: www.ctcatholicmen.org Questions? 860-484-7950

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