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!
SUMMER WEEKEND MASSES (Memorial Day, May 23/24 weekend, to, and inclusive of, Labor Day, September 5/6)
Saturday Vigil: All Saints and St. Edward - 5:00 pm
Sunday: St. Edward - 8:00 am and All Saints - 10:00 am
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
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 St. Edward Parish Office will be closing Fridays at 1:00pm from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.
Please note that the Parish Hall will be CLOSED for construction the month of July. There will be no coffee and donuts or any other events.
Since I will be on vacation from today till the end of July I have asked Pope Francis to write the Pastor’s page for the next few weeks. The following is from Pope Francis’ Bull of Indiction for a Holy Year of Mercy call for a year of Mercy called “The Face of Mercy” (Misericordiae Vultus).
Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy. These words might well sum up the mystery of Christian faith. Mercy has become living and visible in Jesus of Nazareth, reaching its culmination in him.
Friday, July 31 @ Grassmere Country Club, Enfield. “Shotgun” start @ 12 Noon. $70.00 per golfer includes 9 holes with a cart barbecue to follow and a 50/50 raffle All proceeds will assist First Way Life Center and Unbound (Christian Foundation for Children & Aging). Adults and young people, ages 10 and over, at all levels of proficiency are encouraged to play. Last year’s tournament was great fun! Please spread the word among family, friends, and associates. For more information or to obtain a registration form contact Mary Ann Julian @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-749-2624.
ALL SAINTS YOUTH MINISTRY BAG & TAG SALE TREASURES
The All Saints Youth Ministry has many treasures left over from our Bag & Tag Sale. We’d like to make them available to you. We are opening up the All Saints Parish Center before and after all masses next weekend: Saturday, July 11: 4:00-5:00 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm and Sunday, July 12: 9:00 am-12:00 noon. Come and fill a bag with clothing for a whopping $7.00! Some other items for sale are: linens, books, video tapes/DVDs, tape cassettes, CDs, women and men’s accessories, shoes, jewelry, home items, framed artwork, bric-a-brac. We look forward to seeing you and thank you for supporting our cause.
STAFF - (see Office Contacts and Hours for administrative information)
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
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
ST. EDWARD CHURCH
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
THE SAINT FRANCIS COMMUNITY
FATHER ROLAND'S VACATION - WEDNESDAY WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
After this weekend’s masses, Father Roland will be leaving for his annual vacation. He will be away from Sunday, July 5. and return on the evening of Tuesday, July 28. The weekend mass schedules will not be affected. Father Marty will be covering all 7:00 am daily masses at All Saints and 8:00 am daily masses at Saint Edward with the following exceptions:
IMPORTANT … please take note: On Wednesdays, July 8, July 15, and July 22 there will be no 7:00 am daily mass at All Saints or 8:00 am daily mass at Saint Edward.
The rectory offices will be open as usual. Please contact the rectories for any of your needs.
Father will keep all his parishioners; their joys and trials, in prayer while he is away. We wish Father Roland a much-deserved, restful, enjoyable vacation and pray that he return safely, refreshed, and renewed.
FAMILY BIBLE STUDY
Father Marty will be starting a bible study for all ages. This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals and families. Children will hear and act out bible stories, and adults will have their own bible study/discussions while the children have a chance to play together. Depending on response and availability, sessions can be scheduled at All Saints and/or Saint Edwards; mornings, afternoon, or evenings; on varying days … whatever works for those involved. Anyone - old, young, individuals, families, couples - interested in taking part is asked to contact Father Marty.
Meet new people, renew old acquaintances. Evergreen Health Care Center is looking for volunteers to assist the recreation department with activities. No experience necessary. Contact Kathy Smola at 860-684-8712 for more information.
ALL SAINTS BEREAVEMENT GROUP
Losing a loved one can be a painful experience. Loss affects people in different ways. There is no “right” way to grieve and no timetable for grieving. All Saints has initiated a bereavement group. We meet at 6:00 pm in the rectory on the first Monday of each month. No matter what point you are at in your journey with grief, please come … you are not alone! Participate and share, or simply come and “be”. It will not take the sorrow away but hopefully it will help to soften the hurt. Questions, call Pat Bachetti at 860-749-7025.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Members of the Churches of Stafford will host a Vacation Bible School July 12 through the 16th from 5:30 to 8:00PM at the First United Methodist Church. Children entering kindergarten and children leaving the 5th grade in June are invited to attend. We offer dinner, bible stories, music, crafts, games & fun! Registration forms will be at the church entrances. Please contact Andrea Broer of St. Edward Church at 860-265-1800 or email@example.com
FAITH FORMATION NEWS - 2015-2016 FAITH FORMATION IS UNDERWAY!
This is a friendly reminder regarding Faith Formation registration for 2015-2016. Forms have been sent in the mail (look for a bulk mailing, white, 6"x9" envelope). Please review and fill out form(s) - including the student profile on back side—and send back with payment by August 1st. If you need a new student registration form, please let me know at (860) 763-0348 or firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are available to teach, please let me know (training will be provided). I will waive the registration fee for your child(ren). The registration fee per student is $45.00, with a maximum of $135.00 per family. When registering your child, please make checks payable to “AllSaints Faith Formation”). If you have any questions please contact me via phone or e-mail (the addresses are above). THANKS! ~Susan L. King ~
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 2015-2016 MASS BOOK
The 2015-2016 Mass Book will open on Tuesday, August 4th 2015. Mass Intentions will be taken by telephone from August 4th to August 11th.
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!
MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
We thought we had a great marriage, but now our love is so much deeper than anything we could have imagined!” Rediscover each other with a heart-to-heart Marriage Encounter. To register for the July 10-12, 2015 weekend in Manchester or for more information call 860-376-0440. www.wwme.org.