PARISH LIFE If you know ofsomeone who is ill, homebound, or in the hospital, pleasecall the parish office. A card expressing the concern of the parish will be sent. In your prayers this week, please remember:Sally Behuniak,Marie Courey, Terry Pendergast, Walt Curran,Delores LaBonte, Marty Cubanski, Joe Pank, Jessica Bialowas, Christine Alfieri, Daniel Matson, Don & Brad Charron.
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time “…Which commandment is the first of all?...and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:28-30) When people talk about their gifts of time, talent and treasure, many combine time and talent together, thinking they are giving their time and talent to their parish ministry. But, don’t be confused, your gift of time refers to the time you give back to God. Spend time in prayer with God throughout the day – thanking Him, asking Him for forgiveness and listening for His guidance. Have the courage to trust God more and make room for Him in your heart.
SERVERS & MINISTERS
E-mail your scheduling requests now to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure your requests are in by November 16th for the Winter schedule. If you do not have access to e-mail, you can still call Tammy Duffy at 889-3903.
The Ladies Guild will hold their annual bake sale after the masses on November 17th and 18th. Plan on picking up some delicious baked goods for your Thanksgiving week celebration! Some Christmas cookies will be offered at this time as well!
Defending Our Religious Freedom #36
As a way to inform you, the Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference (CCPAC) has prepared a document that illustrates where President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney stand on certain issues that may be of importance to Catholics. You can find it at: www.ctcatholic.org.
The CCPAC neither supports nor opposes any candidate or political party.
With Fr. Steve
“What We Believe as Christians and Why”
3 Monday Evenings
7:00-8:00pm Topic One: Nov. 19th - Why do we have a Pope?
The first topic will take place at St. Catherine of Siena in Preston.
Topic Two: Nov. 26th – What is the Mass and where did it come from?
The second topic will take place at St. Thomas in Voluntown.
Topic Three: Dec. 10th – What is truth?
The third topic will take place at St. Mary in Jewett City.
ATTEND ONE WORKSHOP OR ALL THREE! ALL ARE WELCOME! *A Tri Parish Reconciliation Service*
Monday eve. at 7pm, Dec. 17th – Voluntown
Note: 3 Priests will be present for confessions
It’s almost time! It’s getting near!
The Snowflake Parade is practically here!
Grab your scarves and head for the door!
You’ll want to be in Jewett City before 3:00
Sunday, November 18th is the date – Hurry! Hurry! Don’t be late!