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Religious Education Update

Dear Parents,As you know, Alive in Christ Classes have been canceled for the
next two weeks. We ask that the children continue working at home with their
Alive in Christ book. Below is a list by grade and teacher.Grade 1- Perkins –
Mrs. Perkins has emailed parents directly. Tiedemann – please complete chapters
9, 10, 11, & 12Grade 2 – All parents have received a separate email and
should plan on picking up materials at the church this afternoon between 4:30 –
5:30Grade 3 – Morton – complete chapters 13,14 & 15. Besitka – complete
chapters 9, 10 & 11Grade 4 – Schleicher – Mrs. Schleicher will email parents
directly Davey – complete chapters 15 & 16Grade 5 – Colavolpe – Mrs.
Colavolpe will email parents directly Gifford – Mrs. Gifford will email parents
directlyGrade 6 – Cleary – complete chapters 15 & 16 Eastman – complete
chapters 15 & 16Thank you, so much, for your support and flexibility. You
and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.Stay well!!

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Carnival Update

UPDATE…..Many people are asking about the status of the 2020 Carnival in light
of the Corona Virus pandemic.The raffle will be held April 25th we cannot delay
this – Please return your tickets as soon as possible, you can always mail them
to the rectory 115 Pond Hill Road, Wallingford, CT 06492. If you have not picked
up your tickets at church, they will be mailed to you this week.The carnival is
on hold for now. We of course have several things in progress at the moment and
some additional planning tasks to come. In discussions we have found that we
must decide by April 12th, which by the way is Easter Sunday. We know that there
are bans on public gatherings, but the power of prayer sometimes changes things.
Wouldn’t it truly be a miracle for the new cases to diminish and the bans be
lifted in time for the show to go on?Let’s all pray that the spread of the virus
stops and we all return to normal real soon. Paul Bankowski,
Chairman203-694-2784

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Message from Archbishop Blair

Below is a statement from Archbishop Blair…….​Archbishop Leonard P. Blair
has directed that:• Effective immediately and through Sunday, March 29, the
Archbishop has dispensed from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass each and
every Catholic in the Archdiocese of Hartford. This dispensation is offered with
the understanding that some will still wish to attend Mass, while others may be
less willing out of fear for their own health or the health of others. That is a
decision left to the individual, but with the caution that all the precautions
of hygiene and social distancing should be followed, and that if someone is ill
or having symptoms, out of charity they should not go to church. However, to
repeat, through March 29 all Catholics of the Archdiocese of Hartford are
dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.o That public Masses can
continue to be celebrated is in keeping with what Pope Francis has urged,
“that the Holy Spirit give pastors the capacity for pastoral discernment, so
they find measures that don’t leave the holy faithful people of God alone, so
the people of God feel accompanied by their pastors and draw comfort from the
Word of God, the sacraments, and prayer.” o It is also in keeping with
Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Order of yesterday, which prohibits gatherings
of 250 people or more throughout the State through the end of April but makes an
exemption for worship services. However, local authorities may ask parishes to
consider temporarily suspending the public celebration of Mass. Pastors will be
required to follow any ordinances or mandates published by legitimate local
authorities, who have been entrusted to protect the community at large. o If any
future ban on public assemblies necessitates the suspension of public Mass,
Pastors should see that all Mass intentions are fulfilled, and all priests would
be expected to celebrate private Mass daily.• All Confirmation liturgies
scheduled to take place before Easter are now postponed to a future date to be
determined as the situation unfolds.• Daily Masses, Eucharistic adoration or
other liturgies that are celebrated in a more confined space in small chapels
should be moved to the larger church building so that participants can maintain
a safer, healthier distance from one another.• In a larger church people
should be encouraged to spread out to maintain a greater distance from one
another and to choose one of the more sparsely attended Masses.• Confessionals
should be equipped with screens that protect, and a safe distance should be
maintained, especially between priest and penitent for those who go
face-to-face.• Priests have the duty to minister to the sick and to administer
the sacraments to the dying, but they are also obliged to protect their health
by following all the directives of health professionals in approaching anyone
who is ill. Elderly priests in particular should be especially careful, given
the severe toll of the coronavirus on the aged.These measures are in addition to
the precautionary measures enacted by Archbishop Blair in a statement from March
3, which are as follows:• The sign of peace should be exchanged without
physical contact like hand-shaking; or else the call to exchange a sign of peace
should simply be omitted.• The distribution of Holy Communion to the faithful
via the chalice should be suspended; concelebrants and assisting deacons should
receive only by intinction.• Communion on the tongue should be strongly
discouraged.• There should be minimal handling of collection baskets, by
ushers only.• Holy Water fonts should be emptied.• Priests, deacons, and
extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion are urged to practice good hygiene,
washing their hands before Mass begins or even using an alcohol-based
anti-bacterial solution before and after distributing Holy Communion.​

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Religious Education Announcement

Dear Religious Education Parents,After careful consideration, and in following
the lead of the Wallingford Public Schools, we have decided to cancel all
Religious Education classes for the next two weeks. Grades 1 – 6 Monday, March
16 – NO CLASSMonday, March 23 – NO CLASSClasses will resume on Monday, March
30th.Grades 7 & 8 Sunday, March 15 – NO CLASSThe last class will be on
Sunday, April 19th.​Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or
concerns.Masses will be held as usual this weekend.

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March Newsletter

ALIVE IN CHRIST FAITH FORMATIONGRADES 1 – 6Monday, March 2nd – ClassMonday,
March 9th – ClassMonday, March 16th ClassMonday, March 23rd ClassMonday, March
30th ClassGRADES 7&8Sunday, March 15th from 5:00pm – 7:00pmCONFIRMATION
CLASSSunday, March 8th from 5:00pm – 7:30pmThis month’s service activity will be
putting together Care Packages for our troops overseas. Thank you to all
parishioners who have donated items for the Care Packages. Your support was
overwhelming and much appreciated. MEN’S LEAGUE MARCH MEETINGTuesday, March 3,
2020 at 6:30pmAll men of the parish are invited to join us. Corned Beef and
Cabbage will be served. TOWN-WIDE STATIONS OF THE CROSS Stations of the Cross
will be held on Friday evenings at 7:00pm. Below are dates and locations.Friday,
February 28th – Our Lady of Fatima ChurchFriday, March 6th – Church of the
Resurrection Friday, March 13th – Most Holy Trinity ChurchFriday, March 20th –
Our Lady of Fatima ChurchFriday, March 27th – Most Holy Trinity ChurchFriday,
April 3rd – LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Church of the Resurrection –
7:30pmHEALTH AND WELLNESS COMMITTEEQuarterly Blood Pressure Screening Sunday,
March 1st after the morning MassesKnow Your Medications Presented by Marc
Levesque – Tuesday, March 10th at 6:30pm. Please call the rectory (203) 265-1694
or reply to this email if you plan on coming.PAINT PARTYAll are invited to come
to our parish Paint Party which will be held on Sunday, March 22nd at 1:00pm.
Please see the bulletin for more details and/or to sign-up. The Paint Party is
sponsored by Tracy Bottone.THE LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSSThe Annual Living
Stations of the Cross will once again be held on Friday, April 3rd at 7:30pm.
All are invited to join us for this moving presentation of our Lord’s Passion,
Death, and Resurrection. The stations will be acted out by members of our parish
family and the music will be provided members of our choir. If you would like to
help out in someway, please see Joe after Mass or call him at 203-265-1694.SAVE
THE DATE:Parish Carnival – Wednesday, April 22nd through Saturday, April 25
opening nightly at 6:00pmGolf Tournament – Monday, June 8th at the Tradition
Golf Club.​

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Ash Wednesday

This Wednesday, February 26, 2020 is Ash Wednesday.The Schedule of Distribution
of Ashes is below.7:00 am – Mass with distribution of ashes12:10 pm – Liturgy of
the Word with distribution of ashes3:30 pm – Liturgy of the Word with
distribution of ashes5:30 – Liturgy of the Word with distribution of ashes

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February Newsletter

ALIVE IN CHRIST – RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMGRADES 1 – 6Monday, February 3rd –
ClassMonday, February 10th – ClassMonday, February 17th – NO CLASS President’s
DayMonday, February 24th – ClassGRADES 7 & 78Sunday, February 23rd from
5:00pm – 7:00pmCONFIRMATION CLASS RETREATSaturday, February 1st from 11:00am –
3:30pmFIRST RECONCILIATION – GRADE 2Tuesday, February 11th at 6:30pmRehearsal
for First Reconciliation will take place on Monday, February 10th from 5:15 –
5:45. One parent should plan on attending the rehearsal. MEN’S LEAGUE
MEETINGTuesday, February 4th at 6:30pm. All men of the parish are invited to
come.LADIES GUILD – MARDI GRAS PARTYThe Ladies Guild will host a Mardi Gras
Party on Tuesday, February 25th beginning at 6:30pm. The party will be held in
the vestibule of the church. There will be a sign-up sheet in the vestibule if
you plan on attending.Ash Wednesday – FEBRUARY 26th7:00am – Mass with Ashes12:10
– Ashes only3:30 – Ashes only5:30 – Ashes only

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Religious Ed Classes 1/27/20

Dear Parents,Just to clarify, there WILL BE Alive In Christ Religious Ed classes
tonight (1/27) for grades 1 through 6. We apologize for any confusion.Have a
great day!

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Seniors’ Pasta Luncheon

Seniors’ Pasta LuncheonAll Seniors of our parish are cordially invited to a
Seniors’ Luncheon hosted by our Confirmation Candidates.The Luncheon will take
place on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:30. The menu will include
tossed salad, pasta with tomato sauce, meatballs, bread & butter, dessert,
wine, soft drinks, & coffee.The Luncheon will take place in the vestibule of
the church. There is no cost!So, we can plan accordingly, please fill out the
bottom half of this sheet and return it either in the collection basket or to
the rectory office by January 6th. You can also simply reply to this email.The
Confirmation Candidates are looking forward to being with you.Seniors’
Luncheon Sign Up FormSunday, January 12, 2020Name(s):
__________________________________________________________Phone #:
______________________________Please return the bottom half of this sheet by
January 6th or reply to this email.Thank you!

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January Newsletter

HAPPY NEW YEAR!​ALIVE IN CHRIST – FAITH FORMATION SCHEDULE​Grades 1 – 6:
Monday, January 6thMonday, January 12thMonday, January 20th – NO CLASSMonday,
January 27thGrades 7 & 8Sunday, January 26th from 5:00pm –
7:00pmCONFIRMATION PROGRAM – Grade 9The next activity for members of the
Confirmation program will be held on Sunday, January 12th. This is the Senior
Luncheon. Confirmation students should arrive at 12:00pm and plan on staying
until 3:00pm. The Confirmation Retreat will take place at our church on
Saturday, February 1st from 11:00 – 3:30.MEN’S LEAGUEThe Men’s League monthly
meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 7th beginning at 6:30. All men of
the parish are invited. VIRTUS TRAININGThe Virtus Training Session will take
place on Wednesday, January 29th at our church from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. ​​​