Saint Raymond of Penafort

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Welcome

Welcome to St. Raymond of Penafort Catholic Church

No matter what your present status in the Catholic Church; no matter what your current family and marital situation; no matter what your personal history, age, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental condition; no matter what your own self-image; you are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved and respected here at Saint Raymond of Penafort.

PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

We are a Catholic community, a community where: 

  • The Gospel of Jesus Christ is lived and is fostered in the tradition of inspirational liturgy.

  • We respond actively and generously to the commandments of the Gospel within and beyond our parish family.

  • Parishioners are encouraged to be actively involved in many ministries so as to serve the many diverse cultures and people in our community

 

Prayer During A Health Crisis

Compassionate and Loving Father,

In the face of confusion and concern

impart to us the calm of your presence.

In You allow us to find hope and healing.

Be with those who serve the sick and give them Your caring hands.

Be with those who lead and give them Your Spirit of wisdom.

Be with those who have fallen ill and give them Your comforting heart.

Wrap your arms around our world

and hold us in your love.

Allow us at this time of trial to then

serve as instruments of that love to all we meet.

We ask this in Your Name.

Amen.

St. Raymond of Penafort

Watch Recorded Masses

Dear Parishioners 
During this difficult time for all of us you can pray, and watch weekend recorded masses and devotions by visiting Youtube:

 

 

Drodzy Parafianie
Z powodu pandemi Koronawirusa w tym dla nas ciezkim czasie, w ktorym msze swiete z udzialem wiernych sa odwolane, zachecamy do modlitwy oraz ogladania nagranych Mszy Swietych Niedzielnych w naszym kosciele klikajac na linki ponizej na naszym kanale Youtube
Prosimy o otwarcie youtube:
 

NO WEEKDAY & WEEKEND MASSES

Cancellation of Public Masses Extended

In light of the continued assessment of the spread of the coronavirus within Connecticut and Governor Lamont’s Executive Order of April 10th mandating the cancellation of school classes and the extension of closures of non-essential businesses through May 20, 2020, the Archdiocese has deemed it necessary to update the cancellation of public Masses and liturgies that had previously been extended through April 30, 2020. Given the constantly changing landscape, and the decisions of civil authorities in this regard, the cancellation of public Masses and liturgies in the Archdiocese of Hartford (the counties of Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven) will remain in effect until further notice.

Rev. Sebastian Kos will continue to offer daily and weekend Masses at the main altar of the closed church, and with no congregation, however small. Mass Intentions will be remembered at this time. If the Mass has not already be celebrated by Fr. Kos, the Intention may be rescheduled for a later date.

Schedule of Televised and Streaming Masses

ORTV

The television Mass is broadcast seven days a week at 10:00 AM on WCCT-TV (WB20) and WCTX-TV (MyTV9). It can also be seen Saturday and Sunday at 5:00 AM on WCCT-TV. The Mass can also be found streaming live at these times on http://www.ortv.org/streaming/streaming.htm.

EWTN

The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) is available from many local cable providers, including Comcast Digital, Frontier Fios, Cox Communications, and Cablevision. The daily Mass is televised at 12:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 7:00 PM. Various prayers and devotions are offered at different hours of the day

Salt + Light TV

The daily Mass can be found streaming on https://saltandlighttv.org/live in English at 6:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, and 10:30 PM. It can be found streaming in French at 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM, and 5:00 PM.

CatholicTV

The daily Mass can be found streaming on www.catholictv.org/watch-live at the following times: 9:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 7:00 PM, and 11:30 PM.

 

 

 

CHURCHES OPEN FOR INDIVIDUAL PRAYER

The Archbishop has suspended the celebration of Mass until further notice, however he has asked, and encourages, that churches be made available to the faithful for individual prayer and meditation. We welcome you to come and visit the Lord during the week or weekend at St. Adalbert or St. Patrick Church and are open as follows:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 10am-4pm at St. Adalbert

Saturday – 12noon-4pm at St. Patrick

Sunday – 9am-12nnon at St. Adalbert

Please note the following:

If you are sick or feeling ill, please stay home.

If you are high risk, please stay home.

Please wear a face mask for your protection.

Upon entering church, please sanitize your hands.

Follow social distancing, i.e. at least 2 pews apart or 6 feet away from each other.

Bring in a prayer book for meditation. Light a candle and place your offering in the box at the candle stand.

If you would like to bring/drop off your offertory envelope(s) at the church, please do so; the parish needs your support. Or you may drop them thru the mail slot at the rectory or mail them directly to the parish office.

Bulletins are available at St. Adalbert Church (when open) and on the back porch of the rectory. You may also find them online at our website: www.straymondenfield.org

And, pray for those affected by the coronavirus, pray for our community, pray for the world!

Thank you and God bless.

A Message from the Archdiocese of Hartford

Baptisms

If parents would rather not delay the Baptism of their child, it may take place in church, but
participants should be as limited as possible in keeping with the limits established by the civil
authorities.

Funerals

Unless it is already scheduled and planned, all funeral Masses are suspended. Additionally, wake
services at funeral homes are not to be recommended. Priests are allowed to celebrate the “Rite of
Committal with Final Commendation” at the graveside. Participation at such services should be
limited to immediate family and close friends only, and their number must be in keeping with the
limits established by the civil authorities.

Weddings

The celebration of weddings may continue if the couple does not wish to reschedule, but without
Mass, using “The Order of Celebrating Matrimony without Mass” in the ritual book. Participation
should be regulated in keeping with the limits established by the civil authorities.

Reconciliation

Cancellation of All Publicly Scheduled Confessions

On April 1, 2020, Archbishop Blair directed that all publicly scheduled confessions be suspended until further notice. This mandate remains in effect until further notice.

People who wish to receive the sacrament and cannot should take comfort from what the Church teaches about these situations, as follows:

"Where the individual faithful find themselves in the painful impossibility of receiving sacramental absolution, it should be remembered that perfect contrition, coming from the love of God, beloved above all things, expressed by a sincere request for forgiveness (that which the penitent is at present able to express) and accompanied by votum confessionis, that is, by the firm resolution to have recourse, as soon as possible, to sacramental confession, obtains forgiveness of sins, even mortal ones (cf. CCC, no. 1452)."

 

 

 

 

 

Spiritual Adoption

SPIRITUAL ADOPTION:

MONTH EIGHT for our Spiritually Adopted Babies - Now I am finished developing and I am concentrating on gaining weight; I might be making my mother uncomfortable with my size. I will need a layer of fat to help me stay warm after I leave the perfect temperature inside my mother’s womb. In a short time, I will be born. My mother appreciates the prayers you have said for her and for me throughout the pregnancy. It has not been easy, but your prayers have given her the grace she needed to bring me to term.

Please remember to pray daily for your Spiritual Adopted Baby and the baby’s mother and father: Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.

 

 

Weekly Contributions

WEEKLY CONTRIBUTIONS

We understand that during this very difficult time that our parishioners are unable to attend Mass. Your continued financial support is crucial for the ongoing operations our parish.

One simple and effective way of contributing is through St. Raymond’s online giving program which can be accessed on our website: www.straymondenfield.org click on the “online giving” at the top of the page.

Offertory envelopes may be mailed or dropped in the mail slot located on the front door of the Rectory or in the drop box at St. Adalbert Church when open for individual prayer.

Please give, the financial health of our church depends on your continued support.

Thank you and God bless.

 

Catholic Church Annulment

Many Catholics have asked the following questions about the Church’s position on divorce, annulments, and marriage:

  • “Can a divorced person receive Holy Communion?”
  • “Can a divorced person marry in the Catholic Church?”
  • “Why might a non-Catholic consider or need an annulment?”
  • “Does a divorced person need an annulment when the marriage was performed only by a Justice of the Peace?”

Often these questions and others have been met with misleading, misguided, and sometimes wrong responses. Perhaps you, a family member, or a friend needs sound, clear information.

If so, please contact the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Hartford at 860-541-6491 or email at [email protected] You can also visit our website at https://archdioceseofhartford.org/metropolitan-marriage-tribunal/.

 

Mobile FoodShare Truck

UPDATE ON THE FOODSHARE

MOBILE TRUCK

The FoodShare MobileTruck will no longer be distributing food from St. Patrick’s parking lot.

The Truck will now be at the Enfield Food Shelf, 96 Alden Ave., from 11:30 AM—12:30 AM on the following dates: May 29, June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, August 7 & 21, September 4 & 18, October 2, 16, & 30, November 13 and December 11th. No questions asked. Just bring your bags. Also, please be sure to adhere to the social distance requirements and wear a mask.

 

Mass Times

Weekends
Saturday Vigil 4:00 PM at St. Patrick
Sunday 8:00 AM at St. Adalbert
Sunday 9:30 AM at St. Adalbert
Sunday 11:00 AM at St. Patrick

Weekdays
Monday - 8:00 AM at St. Patrick
Tuesday - 8:00 AM at St. Patrick
Wednesday - 8:00 AM at St. Adalbert
Thursday - 8:00 AM at St. Adalbert
No Friday or Saturday Mass


Spanish Mass (St. Patrick)
Monday 6:00 PM

Confessions
Saturday 3:00-3:45 PM at St. Patrick

Baptisms and Marriages
Please call the rectory at 860-745-2411 to arrange

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament ~ Every Tuesday 8:30 - 9:30 AM at St. Patrick

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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