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Haiti Ministry Committee

Posted on March 18, 2021 in: General News

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 bootie...

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Solemnity of St. Joseph

Posted on March 18, 2021 in: General News

Solemnity of St. Joseph
Download PDF As you know, this year, the Solemnity of St. Joseph falls on a Friday. This has given rise to a number of questions from both clergy and faithful concerning whether or not the usual requirement to abstain from the eating of meat applies. Canon 1251 of the Code of Canon Law states: Abstinence from eating meat or some other food according to the prescripts of the conference of bishops is to be observed on every Friday of the year unless a Friday occurs on a day listed as a solemnity. Abstinence and fasting, however, are to be observed on Ash Wednesday an...

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Experience the Last Supper, A Seder Service
Bringing the Old Testament Passover into the Upper Room A FREE Virtual Presentation Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:30 8:30 PM Presented by THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF CHARITY, NE Region We invite you to participate in a unique experience as we place ourselves into the Upper Room with Jesus and His Apostles. Because it is virtual, you will provide a seder plate and wine (or grape juice) for yourself in your own home and we will provide the instructions for the food items and the script so you can participate as if we were all together in person. No worries, the seder plate...

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Easter Basket Project

Posted on March 10, 2021 in: General News

Easter Basket Project
The Office of Faith Events is sponsoring the “Make a Memory Easter Basket Project”. We invite every family to make a basket this Easter that will be delivered to a soup kitchen/shelter in the area of the Norwich Diocese for children and families who would not otherwise receive an Easter Basket. Any size basket or bucket will do, fill with Easter treats (small toys, candy, etc.) *For safety, make sure all candy is packaged no loose candy please, and no candy with nuts or peanut butter for allergy reasons.*, wrap whole basket in a cellophane bag (available 2 fo...

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Into The Breach

Posted on March 09, 2021 in: General News

Into The Breach
“Into the Breach” is an apostolic exhortation by Bishop Olmstead of Phoenix which explores the need for men to step into the breach in the battle for the family. The Knights of Columbus has produced a series of 12 videos based on Bishop Olmstead’s work. We are offering 3 retreat choices to accommodate everyone's busy schedules. These are open to all men. Virtual miniRetreat, 4th Monday each month, 8:00 pm Topics: Suffering 3/22, Sacramental Life 4/26; Spiritual Warfare 5/24; Evangelization 6/28; The Cornerstone: 7/26 Into The Breach Virtual hal...

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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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