ALL SAINTS CHURCH, SOMERSVILLE

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!

 

 

 

 

 



PARISH BULLETINS


  • Sun, Jul 24th
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MASS TIMES

WEEKDAY (Monday - Friday):
All Saints - 7:00 am
St. Edward - 8:00 am

WEEKEND
Saturday Vigil: All Saints and St. Edward - 4:00 pm
Sunday: St. Edward - 9:00 am and All Saints -11:00 AM and 6:00 p.m.

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.

For the summer months, the Office will be closed at 1:00 p.m. on Fridays.

Click here to the St. Edward School website.

WELCOME

FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR'S DESK

From the desk of Father Brian: 

I have become quite aware of the sensitivity and difficulty of implementing our Diocesan cemetery guidelines. I have been involved with this in two other parishes. Catholic cemeteries are holy grounds where we reverently place our loved ones bodies and earthly remains until our Lord's second coming. They are a special and Sacred place where we come to visit, and pay our respects. Gravesides are both - an emotional place, and truly - a holy privilege. St. Edward Church has worked diligently to maintain the dignity and beauty of its cemetery, which also serves All Saints and other area Catholic Churches. Our Catholic Cemetery is an expression of our faith and an extension of the St. Francis parish community..

Please click here for this week's complete "From The Desk of Father Brian".

Select the "From the Pastor's Desk" tab above for past publications.

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

No current fundraising events.



STAFF - (see Office Contacts and Hours for administrative information)

OFFICE CONTACTS AND HOURS

ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Phone - 860-749-8625
Monday through Friday - 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Parish Secretary: Nancy Charbonneau
Email: alstchurch@yahoo.com

ALL SAINTS FAITH FORMATION OFFICE
Phone: 860-763-0348
Director: Susan King
alstchurchfformation@yahoo.com

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
Email: stedwardparish@stedward-stafford.org

ST. EDWARD PARISH SCHOOL
25 Church Street
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
Phone: 860-684-2600
Email: stedwards.school@snet.net

ANNOUNCEMENTS


THE SAINT FRANCIS COMMUNITY
WELCOME!  OUR NEW ADMINISTRATOR, REV. BRIAN C. MAXWELL - With extended hands, open hearts, and joyful anticipation, we welcome our new Administrator, Father Brian.  Father, we look forward to getting to know you, to friendship, to traveling this part of our spiritual journey with you, and to the many unforeseen situations that we will walk through together.

ST. EDWARD CEMETERY - CLARIFICATION OF CEMETERY RULES - Some people who read the regulations that were recently sent out got the impression that no flowers are allowed in the cemetery.  This is NOT the case. Flowers placed in front of monuments are always allowed.  What is being discontinued is the erection of permanent in-ground plantings and the erection of brick fences around monuments.  Some florists now have boxes for flowers that can be secured to the top of the monument.  These would always be allowed.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF DIVINE MERCYBecause the number of people interested in taking part in this pilgrimage was very few, it was necessary to cancel this pilgrimage that was scheduled for Saturday, July 23rd.  Although the bus pilgrimage is canceled, we remind you that the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge is one of the designated sites to receive a plenary indulgence for this year of Mercy.  We encourage you to try to visit the shrine.  Information and directions can be found at their website:  the divinemergy.org/shrine.

ACTS WOMEN'S RETREAT - July 14-17,2016 - Immaculata Retreat House, Willimantic, CT.  Live in the Presence of the Lord.  Are you longing for a deeper relationship with the Lord?  Are you yearning to live in the presence of the Lord and experience HIs love and mercy?  Join a fun and faith filled retreat for women of all faiths.  The retreat is designed to renew your spiritual life, strengthen your faith and its application in daily life while creating lasting friendships.  Want to know more?  Please call Tina Mateo @ 860-917-8576 or Deborah Gacek @ 860-805-0567 or Denise Wojtyna @ 860-558-2822.

ALL SAINTS

FOURTH ANNUAL PRO LIFE GOLF TOURNAMENT - The Knights of Columbus All Saints Council #4303 invites everyone to join in the fun of a 9-hole golf tournament and barbecue on Monday, July 25, starting at noon at the Grassmere Country Club in Ellington.

2016-2017 FAITH FORMATION IS UNDERWAY - Faith Formation registration forms have been sent in the mail (look for a bulk mailing, white, 6" x 9" envelope).  Please review and fill out the form(s) - including the student profile on back side - and send back with payment by August 1.  If you should need a new student registration form, please let Susan King know (860-763-0348 - leave a message - or at alstchurchfformation@yahoo.com

The registration fee per student is $50, with a maximum of $150 per family.  IF YOU ARE A CATECHIST, YOU DO NOT NEED TO PAY THE REGISTRATION FEE(S).  Please make sue to calculate your registration fee according to the number of children you are registering and enclose that amount when registering your child for the 2016-2017 year (make checks payable to All Saints Faith Formation).

The Schedule of Class Sessions is as follows:

Grades 1, 3-5:  Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday @ 4:20 - 5:30 pm

Grades 6-8: Tuesday or Wednesday @ 7:00 - 8:15 pm

Year 1 Confirmation (Grade 9):  One-two Mondays per month @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Year 2 Confirmation (Grade 10):  Three-Four Mondays before Confirmation @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist (Grade 2):  Monday, Wednesday or Thursday at 4:20 - 5:30 p.m.  (NOTE:  These are the only days available for students entering the sacramental grade.)

If you have any questions regarding the 2016-2017 Faith Formation registration, please contact Susan King at Email:  alstchurchfformation@yahoo.com or phone:  860-763-0348.

ALL SAINTS - SEEKING ALTAR SERVERS - There is currently a need for Altar Servers for All Saints weekend masses. To be an altar server you must be at least 9 years of age and have made your First Holy Eucharist. If you are interested in becoming an Altar Server, please contact Jacque Courville at 860-741-7105, or email at jcourville1@cox.net, or after the weekend masses. Thank you!

ST. EDWARD

HOT DOG SUNDAY!!!! - Join us after the 9:00 Mass on Sunday, July 17th for Hot Dog Sunday!  Enjoy a hot dog, chips and a drink while visiting with fellow parishioners!!!!  Hope  you will join us.

ST. EDWARD GOLF CLASSIC THANK YOU - Thanks to the 55 golfers who participated in the June 10th Golf Classic.  We raised approximately $6,600 to benefit the school.  Thanks to the following volunteers who worked the day of the Classic:  Kim Sfreddo, Christine LaRoche, Zac LaRoche, Ava LaRoche, Abby Napolitano, Dawn Rudnansky, John Madden, MaryAnne Pelletier, Cloey Platt and Lisa Marie Hastings.  Special thanks to the Golf Classic Committee for their untiring devotion to this fundraising event:  Chair, Scott Sfreddo and members:  Andrew LaRoche, Ron Houle, John Madden and Rich Goodwin.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR 2016-2017 - The registration fees are:  one child $45; two children $80; three or more children $100.  Please make checks payable to St. Edward Church.  Tuition is waived for children of catechists.  Teacher applicants may email Linda Sendobry at LindaBSend@aol.com or call the Parish Office at 860-684-2705.

Registration forms are due by August 1, 2016.  A late registration fee of $25 will be applied to the registration after August 1st.  Please bring your completed registration form during office  hours or send it by mail to the office address:  St. Edward the Confessor, 6 Benton Street, Stafford Springs, CT  06076.

New Student Information:  Baptismal and First Communion information and a copy of your child's baptismal certificate are required (name of church, city, state, and date).

Click here for CCD registration form.

Click here for 2016-2017 CCD schedule.

STAFFORD COMMUNITY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - JONAH A WHALE OF A TALE - Join us for Vacation Bible School July 17-21 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Stafford Springs.  Children who are entering kindergarten through 6th grade this Fall are welcome to attend.  Register your child before June 15th, and receive a small token of our appreciation.  Early registration helps us plan meals, crafts and other supplies.  Registration forms are available at the First United Methodist Church Office or by calling 860-265-1800 and requesting one be mailed to you.  If you are interested in volunteering, we need good people to help with games, music, crafts, teaching and decorating.  Many helpers make light work!  Please contact:  Andrew Broer, St. Edward Parishioner, at 860-265-1800 or andrea@lincon.com.  Thank you!

ST. EDWARD SCHOOL FACEBOOK - Be sure to like the Whole Child Academy at St. Edward School and/or the St. Edward School Alumni pages to enjoy lots of great posts on our special school!  A great way to share the good news of St. Edward School.

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! 

DIOCESE OF NORWICH

SPIRITUAL RENEWAL SERVICES, 11 BATH STREET, NORWICH, CT - Rev. Raymond Introvigne and Mrs. Judith Hughes.   Charismatic Prayer Meeting - Every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. - Spiritual Renewal Center.  For more information, contact the Spiritual Renewal Office at 860-887-0705.  For information on all other services we offer, visit www.srsnorwich.org.

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