All Saints Church in Somersville serves Catholics in The Saint Francis Community from our parish home at 25 School Street in Somersville, CT. Click here to send an email to All Saints Church. We welcome all to our church and ask that if you're new to Somers or Somersville you register with our staff and become an active member of All Saints Church!
WEEKDAY (Monday - Friday):
All Saints - 7:00 am
St. Edward - 8:00 am
Saturday Vigil: All Saints and St. Edward - 4:00 pm
Sunday: St. Edward - 9:00 am and All Saints -11:00 AM
SUMMER WEEKEND MASSES (Memorial Day to, and inclusive of, Labor Day)
Saturday Vigil: All Saints and St. Edward - 5:00 pm
Sunday: St. Edward - 8:00 am and All Saints - 10:00 am
ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, STAFFORD
The Parish Family of St. Edward The Confessor, a Roman Catholic faith community, strives to be the living expression of Christian faith in our worship and in our community by welcoming all who seek to enrich their relationship with our one true God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The First Plenary Council of Baltimore, 1829, declares: “We judge it absolutely necessary that schools should be established, in which the young may be taught the principles of faith and morality, while being instructed in letters” (“Decreta,”n.33)
In an effort to promote the Catholic Faith in our Diocese many parishes followed the decree of the Plenary Council of Baltimore and established their own parish schools. At one point our Diocese had as many as 26 individual parish schools. Some have merged and today we have 12 remaining parish schools in our Diocese.
St. Edward School is one of the twelve and our Bishop has been trying to find a way to save this school as it is the last Catholic school in our Deanery. Much effort, local and Diocesan, has been expended in order to keep this school open for many years to come. This year St. Edward celebrates 140 years of Catholic Education to the people of Stafford and surrounding communities.
However, like many schools before it, St. Edward is on a precipice and in grave danger of closing this June if we, the Catholics of Stafford, Somers and surrounding communities, cannot find a viable and sustainable source of income to support the mission of the school.
ST. EDWARD - KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ROAST BEEF DINNER
The Knights of Columbus will be holding a Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday,April 25th at 5PM. Tickets are $12.00 each. Please join us for food, live music and a 50/50 raffle. For tickets please see any Knight or call Dave Broer at 860-265-1800.
ALL SAINTS - SINATRA AT THE KNIGHTS
Join us at the Knights of Columbus, 236 Main Street, for a night of interacting fun, listening and dancing to PATRICK TOBIN, a premier FRANK SINATRA impersonator. SHOW TIME ON SATURDAY, APRIL 25 AT 8:00PM . Appetizers served at 6:30pm. A cash cocktail bar will be available (NO BYOB). Tickets are $20 per person or buy a table for 8 for $150.00. For tickets call 860-763-0199 or visit the lounge.
ST. EDWARD SCHOOL - AFTERNOON WITH SCOT HANEY AND BRAD DAVIS
Don’t miss an afternoon with Scot Haney and Brad Davis to benefit St. Edward School! Join us Sunday, April 26th at 1:00 P.M. in the St. Edward Parish Hall for live entertainment, light luncheon refreshments, raffles, auction items, and a chance to meet Scot & Brad! Tickets are $20.00 per person, $30.00 per couple. Tickets are available for sale after Masses or by calling the school office at 860-684-2600 or Jennifer Moran at 860-966-4280. Hope to see you there for this magnificent afternoon!
STAFF - (see Office Contacts and Hours for administrative information)
Phone - 860-749-8625
Monday through Friday - 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Parish Secretary: Nancy Charbonneau
ALL SAINTS FAITH FORMATION OFFICE
Director: Susan King
Phone - 860-684-2705
Monday thru Friday - 8:00 to 1:00 and 2:00 to 4:00
Parish Secretary: Mary Lucia
ST. EDWARD PARISH SCHOOL
25 Church Street
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
Please click on the bulletin link above for the complete announcements for our parishes.
THE SAINT FRANCIS COMMUNITY
As we come to the time of the year for First Communions and Confirmations, please remember that you can make purchases through the Catholic Gift Shop on this website. See the Catholic Gift Shop tab at the top of the website.
THE LIFE IN THE SPIRIT PRAYER GROUP COMMUNITY SEMINAR
The Life In the Spirit Prayer Group Community will present a Seminar “New Life In The Spirit” on April 29th at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph Church basement in Rockville. Come, join us, bring a friend and be nourished and strengthened in your faith.
I came that you might have life and have it to the fullest . (John 10:10)
To register please call 860-684-3996 (Connie Swatik)or 860-684-7526 (Barbara Peirolo)
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR FAITH?
Nationally acclaimed video series, “Catholicism,” written and hosted by Father Robert E. Barron will be shown at St. Edward! The 10-part series will be shown in the Cross and Crown meeting room beginning on April 8th and ending on June 10th. We will meet at 7:00PM and if you can’t make it in the evening we will also be meeting at 10:00AM. You will be captivated as Father Barron explains the Catholic faith while taking you around the world to visit sacred sights and view religious artwork that serve as a focal point for his message. You can find out more information about the series at www.wordonfire.org. Any questions call Andrea Broer at 860-265-1800 or email@example.com.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND LECTORS
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS - TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015 AT 6:00-8:00PM IN THE ALL SAINTS CHURCH BASEMENT HALL. The All Saints Liturgical Ministry is hosting a “Mini Retreat” for Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors from both of our parish families - All Saints & St. Edwards. PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND. RSVP by April 30, to Michele @ 860-749-4534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL SAINTS DINNER DANCE THANK YOU
We send out thanks and appreciation to ALL who made this evening such a wonderful event. First, we thank Father Roland, for, once again, even in the midst of all the “yoking” obligations, offering this opportunity to come together for relaxation and enjoyment with fellow parishioners.
Many thanks to the Knights of Columbus who generously donated use of their facilities.
Thanks to Bud and Kathy Devlin who helped Father Roland in the planning stages and then recruited parishioners to help fold, copy, stuff, and mail the hundreds of letters that went out to all parishioners … “thanks, Bud & Kathy, Bud Knorr, Gail Krasinski, Art & Marilyn Hoza, Fran & Carolyn Cook, Bob & Marcia Kozaczka.”
Thank-you” Fran Antonacci setting up and decorating the tables and for organizing the evening.
We thank Diane McGroarty for her willingness to obtain “raffle/basket table” items, set up and manage the table.
Thanks especially to ALL who came out to enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, and socializing (especially our brothers and sisters from St. Edward Parish who joined us.)
AND OUR RAFFLE … THE WINNERS ARE
FIRST PRIZE: Deborah Schuller
SECOND PRIZE: Gail Krasinski
THIRD PRIZE: Douglas Caverly
ALL SAINTS BEREAVEMENT GROUP
Have you lost a loved one? All Saints Parish has initiated a Bereavement Group that meets once a month. Our next meeting is scheduled for the Monday, April 27th. Please consider joining us; be among others who understand, and where you can still talk about the one you have loved and lost; or simply come and “be.” We are small in number but look forward to welcoming anyone, no matter what stage of the grieving process you are experiencing.
For more information, please call: Pat Bachetti @ 860-394-8513 or Phyllis Gwilliam @ 860-749-9175
ALL SAINTS FIRST COMMUNION NOTICES
PARENTS - First Communion Rehearsal will be held on Thursday, April 30, 6:00-8:00pm in the church.
PARISHIONERS - Please Pray for our first Communicants. Everyone is invited to take a “pair of hands” from the basket located outside the confessional. These “hands” were made by the parents of our students who will very soon receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist. On each pair of hands is a student’s name. Please pray for this student as he/she readies him/herself to receive the nourishing love of our Lord Jesus Christ for the first time.
ALL LECTORS - DEACONS - USHERS - First Communion students are going to be reading the General Intercessions and bringing up the Offertory Gifts at the 4pm masses on May 2nd & 9th and at the 11am mass on May 3. They have volunteered to help in these areas of the liturgy during their first communion celebrations. Thanks!
ALL SAINTS MOTHERS' DAY SPIRITUAL BOUQUET CARDS
Mothers’ Day Spiritual Bouquet Cards are available at the front of the church. These cards offer the opportunity to send your mom the gift of a mass card on Mother’s Day or to have a mass said for the repose of the soul of a mother who has left this earthly life. The 11am mass on Mother’s Day, May 10, will be offered for all mothers listed on returned envelopes.
ALL SAINTS - YOUTH MINISTRY
Our YOUTH MINISTRY is still collecting any plastic, aluminum, glass returnables to help fund the ministry’s trips/event. Please leave clean returnables in the church basement. Thank you for your help!
ST. EDWARD CEMETERY ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN-UP
Annual Spring Clean-Up will begin this week. Lot owners are requested to remove all decorative items by April 26, 2015. Items left after April 26th will be discarded.
ST. EDWARD SCHOOL - MAY CROWNING
Join us for the May Crowning, Friday May 1st, at the 9:00A.M. Mass -a beautiful St. Edward School tradition honoring our Blessed Mother.
ST. EDWARD FIRST COMMUNION
There will be a special Mass for First Communicants and their families on Sunday May 10th at 11:00am. In order to accommodate everyone, we ask that only those making their First Communion, friends and family attend this Mass.
ST. EDWARD RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Registration forms and schedule of classes for the 2015-2016 Religious Education school year for students grades 1-8 and the Confirmation program were handed out. Please return forms to the parish office by August 1st, 2015 so the correct number of books and materials can be ordered. After August 1st, 2015, there will be a $20.00 late fee that will need to be included in the registration fee. If you are in need of registrations or schedules, please call the office at 860-684-2705 or stop in and pick them up.
ST. EDWARD SCHOOL QUARTER AUCTION
Don’t miss the next Quarter Auction - Friday, May 15th. Doors open at 6:30 P.M., bidding begins at 7:30 P.M. $10.00 fee covers admission, dinner, and one paddle for bidding. Bring your quarters and your friends and enjoy a delicious pasta bar!
ST. EDWARD - SEEKING ALTAR SERVERS
We are hoping to recruit several new altar servers for our Parish. We ask that you consider helping us in this important ministry. Girls and boys in grade 4 or higher are invited to join us. Volunteers should have received their First Eucharist. We will provide training to any volunteers by some of our current servers and some adult volunteers. Please consider volunteering for this ministry or ask someone who you think would be a good candidate. Please call Dawn Rudnansky at 860-872-4176 with any questions you have. Thank you and God Bless!
ST. EDWARD - ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the worship of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. Our Adoration time is from 12:00 noon until 7:30 p.m. We need two people per hour to commit to one hour a week during the Adoration time. Please call the Parish Office at 860-684-2705 to volunteer for a time or for more information.