ALL SAINTS DAY – HOLY DAY
Thursday, November 1st. Masses will be held at 7:00am, 12:10 & 5:30
“ALIVE IN CHRIST” RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
ALL SOULS PROJECT
In remembrance of All Souls, during the month of November, we invite all students to send in a picture of a loved one who has passed away. A display with the pictures will be created and hung in the vestibule of the church for all to see and remember.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY – THE SEASON OF ADVENT
All are invited to join us for our next Bible Study Series. The series will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 on the following dates.
November 28th – Introduction
December 5th – Encountering God in the Incarnate Word
December 12th – Recognizing Our Daily Divine Encounter
December 19th – Anticipating the Fullness of Encounter with Christ
The cost to participate is $20.00 per person. This will cover the cost of a Study Bible and Advent Reflection Book. Please call the rectory if you are interested (203) 265-1694.
Linda Ward will be the presenter.
HEALTH MINISTRY – THANK YOU!
Thank you to all parishoners who completed the Health Ministry Survey. We have compiled areas of interest from all of your feedback, and have taken the first steps to plan programs to address these issues.
A special thank you to parishoners who have volunteered their time and expertise, if we have not contacted you, we will be as we put programs together.
MUSIC MINISTRY CHRISTMAS FLOWER SALE
The Music Ministry’s annual Christmas Flower Sale will be starting soon. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the work of the music program. Poinsettia plants, Christmas door wreaths, & cemetery pots and blankets will be sold. Orders may be placed on the weekend of November 10/11 through the weekend of November 24/25.
Pick-ups will be held in front of the church on the weekend of December 1/2.
Your support would greatly be appreciated!
SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE – THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS
Once again this year the Social Action Committee will be providing Thanksgiving Food Baskets for families in need. This year we are planning on serving 50 families. The following items are in need.
canned cranberry sauce
canned veggies (corn, peas, carrots, green beans, etc.)
Any help you can give is most appreciated! Items can be dropped off in the vestibule of the church. The deadline is November 11th. Thank you!
The Men’s League Thanksgiving Pie Sale is now taking place. Orders can be placed by filling out the forms located in the vestibule of the church.
The next Men’s League meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 6th in the lower church meeting room. All men of our parish are welcome to attend.
ALL SOULS MASS OF REMEMBRANCE
Each year as All Soul’s Day approaches we hold a Mass of Remembrance for all whose funerals were celebrated here in our parish. This year the Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00pm. All are welcome to attend. Information will be sent out to the families who lost loved ones.
THANKSGIVING DAY MASS
Mass on Thanksgiving morning will take place at 9:00am.
The Blessing of Food
All are welcome to bring bread or another food item that you will be serving for your Thanksgiving Dinner and Father will bless it during the Mass.
Eucharistic Adoration will now take place EVERY SATURDAY from 8:30am – 9:30am.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN STATISTICS UPDATE
Registered # of Families: 1707
Families who made pledges: 640
To date we have pledges totaling $1,854,529.49
Cash in hand – $1,171,532.23
Thank you to all who have made this possible. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
Our total campaign goal is $2,050,000.
Additional pledges are most welcome.