Lenten Season - Confession
Mondays 12noon-12:30PM – St. Patrick Church
Saturdays 3:00-3:45PM – St. Patrick Church
Tuesday, April 7, 6:00 - 8:00 PM - St. Patrick Churcj
Lenten Guidelines 2020
FAST & ABSTINENCE
Ash Wednesday (February 26) and Good Friday (April 10) are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
For members of the Roman Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Roman Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the "paschal fast" to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection. (USCCB, 2018)
Heart to Heart
HART TO HEART
Until further notice, you may email the first name of someone who no longer attends Mass or practices their faith to [email protected] and we will place your heart at the foot of the cross. Hearts will remain there throughout the Lenten and Easter seasons.. For those who we keep close to our hearts and those written on the hearts at the foot of the cross, if they have strayed from the Faith, are struggling in the Faith, or no longer attend Mass, may the light of Christ be rekindled in their hearts and lead them back home. . . We pray to the Lord.”
SPIRITUAL ADOPTION: MONTH SIX for our Spiritually Adopted Babies - “I am developing quite beautifully now. My weight is approaching 2 pounds. If I was born prematurely at this time, I have a very good chance of surviving. The medical advances in caring for extremely small newborn infants are extraordinary indeed. Don’t forget to pray for me. Abortion is legal through all nine months and my mom might still feel pressure to abort me.” 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.
Blessing of the Food for Easter
Blessing of the Food for Easter
Blessing of the food for Easter will be held in the PARKING LOT at St. Adalbert Church on Holy Saturday, April 11, 2020 from 9AM-10AM only. Due to coronavirus concerns, please note the following guidelines:
Place your food in the trunk area of your vehicle (car, truck, SUV) before leaving home.
Park in the parking lot only. Do not park on the street. Do not block streets, driveways or entrances/exits.
Stay inside your car! Under no circumstances should you leave your car.
Be sure you can open your trunk from inside your car so your food is accessible to be blessed.
Weekly/make-up Parish Offering, Utility, Easter envelopes may be dropped off at this time. Please be sure they are in an envelope and clearly marked “Church Offerings”. Remember, the parish needs your financial support.
Free will offerings for blessing of the food will also be accepted. Again, please be sure they are in an envelope clearly marked “Easter food”.
Thank you for your cooperation 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/.
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.
Please give, the financial health of our church depends on your continued support.
Thank you and God bless.
Cemetery Clean Up
CEMETERY CLEAN UP FOR SPRING
Clean up at St. Patrick’s King Street Cemetery and St. Adalbert Cemetery will begin the week of March 30. We ask that all urns, containers and decorations be removed at this time and taken with you if you wish to retain them. It is very unsightly for discarded items to be left along the road. Reminder: artificial flowers are not allowed after April 15 since it is during the growing season. Check the Cemetery Rules sign or please call the Cemetery Office with any questions: 860-745-2411. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our cemetery a serene and Godly place of repose for our loved ones. Other area cemeteries are also in the process of Clean Up.
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
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
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
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saint of the Day
04/04/20 1:00 am
Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent April 4, 2020 Daily Reading from the USCCB: John 11:45-56 All the hostility that had been building up against Jesus reaches a culmination. The Sanhedrin determines that if something isn’t done about Jesus, there will be trouble with the government. The whole people will suffer. Jesus would […]
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