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, May 22nd
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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.

The Parish Office will be closed on Wednesday, May 25th, Friday, May 27th and Monday, May 30th.

 

Click here to the St. Edward School website.

WELCOME

PASTOR'S NOTES 

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK

The Fourth Sign: Evangelization - Imagine for a moment that by some mysterious power you were able to change the world. What would you change? How would you change it? Perhaps you would eradicate poverty, disease, and ignorance, or put an end to war, famine, and all the useless violence and destruction that we inflict upon each other. 

But changing the world is an inside-out job. When we look to change the world, too often we look outside ourselves. When God looks to change the world, he looks deep within us, driving straight to the heat of the matter: human behavior. The world is to way it is today because of human behavior.

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FUNDRAISING EVENTS

GOLF CLASSIC - ST. EDWARD SCHOOL - The Annual Golf Classic will be conducted on Friday, June 10, 2016 at Cedar  Knob Golf Course, 446 Billings Road, Somers.  Registration is at 9:00 a.m. with scramble start at 10:00 a.m.  The fee for individual golfers is $125 and includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, lunch and hors d'oeuvres during awards ceremony.  Sponsorship opportunities include Corporate Tournament Sponsor ($1,000), Gold Sponsor ($750), Silver Sponsor ($500), Tee Box or Green ($100), and other individual monetary or raffle prize donations.  For information, please contact Karen Goodwin at steddevelopment@yahoo.com or 860-982-5896 or Scott Sfreddo at scoff_sfreddo@yahoo.com or 860-707-3374.  Please join us for this fun-filled day.

ST. EDWARD SCHOOL ALUMNI CHALLENGE - Attention St. Ed's Alumni . . . The Class of 1949 has begun an alumni challenge to benefit St. Edward School's 2016-2017 Annual Appeal.  The Class of 1949 so far has put together donations totaling $2,010 and challenges other alum to do the same!  If you are interested, please email Karen Goodwin at steddevelopment@yahoo.com or call the school office at 860-684-2600.  Thank you and God bless!

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

CONGRATULATIONS FATHER MARTY! - This Saturday, May 28, Father Marty celebrates the 22nd anniversary of is ordination into the priesthood.  We give you thanks, Lord that you have  honored us with the ministry and friendship of Father Marty.  We pray that you stand beside him as he continues to fulfill his duties of mnistry, serve your people, build up your Church, and glorify your name.  God bless you, Father Marty and THANK YOU!

NEW LIFE IN THE SPIRIT DVD SERIES - Come, be refreshed and renewed as you attend this Life In The Spirit DVD Series.  It begins on May 4th, Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in St. Joseph's Church basement in Rockville.  Romans 12:2 "Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind so that you may judge what is God's will, what is good, pleasing and perfect."

FATHER ROLAND'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION AND HIS RETIREMENT CELEBRATION - Father Roland will celebrate his 50th Anniversary of Ordination and his Retirement at a joint celebration to take place on June 12, 2016 with a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Mary Church in Norwich at 3:30pm followed by a dinner at 5:30pm at the Port and Starboard Banquet Hall at Ocean Beach Park in New London. All reservations must be received by May 31st.  Everyone is invited.

A Post Road Coach bus has been reserved for transportation to and from this event.  The bus will pick up all passengers in the All Saints Church parking lot and will leave at 1:30 p.m., bring everyone to St. Mary Church in Norwich for the Mass of Thanksgiving, then from the mass to the reception hall in New London and at the end of the evening back to All Saints.  There are 55 seats available on the bus.  The cost per person is $20.  If you would like to reserve a seat, please send your name(s), contact information and appropriate payment to the All Saints Parish Office.  All checks should be made payable to All Saints Church and be certain to note 50th Anniversary Transportation in the memo.

 PILGRIMAGE TO THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF DIVINE MERCYThe All Saints, St. Francis and St. Luke Pilgrimage will be on Saturday, July 23, 2016.  The coach bus will depart from the back parking lot of All Saints Church on School St. in Somersville, CT at 8:30 am. Please arrive no later than 8:15 am. We will travel directly to the Shrine in Stockbridge MA. Please bring your own lunch, snacks and refreshments as the Shrine does not have a cafeteria. A picnic area with beverage machines is located on the grounds. You are free to experience the sites on the grounds such as the Holy Doors, the Lourdes Grotto and the outdoor Stations of the Cross. The daily schedule for the Shrine is as follows:

            Confessions                            1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

            Eucharistic Adoration              1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

            Rosary                                     1:30 p.m.

            Holy Mass                               2:00 p.m.

            Divine Mercy Chaplet              3:00 p.m.

We will depart at 4:00 pm for the return trip directly to All Saints Church.  The Pilgrimage fee of $20.00 includes the bus transportation and a tip for the driver.  Make checks payable to All Saints Church - Pilgrimage.  Fill out the registration form attached below and mail with your check to:  Cathy and Tom Chilicki, PO Box 313, Somers CT. 06071.  Click here for Pilgrimage registration form.

ALL SAINTS

YOUR DONATIONS WILL HELP OUR YOUTH MINISTRY - Our Youth Ministry is collecting the following items:

Items for our "Bag and Tag Sale" to take place on June 25 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.):  Donations of clean clothing outerwear, footwear and accessories; toys, games, complete puzzles, sporting equipment, bric-a-brac, baskets, linens, jewelry books, DVDs, CDs, videos.  PLEASE, only clean usable items that are in good condition.  WE CANNOT ACCEPT APPLIANCES OR ELECTRONICS OF ANY KIND.

Any returnables/recyclables (plastic, aluminum, glass).  Recyclables will be collected throughout the entire year.  Proceeds will go toward funding the ministry's trips.  Please leave your clean returnables in the church basement.

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

THE CARING CRADLE PROJECT for Birthright begins on Mother's Day weekend May 7 and concludes on Father's Day weekend June 19.  In the cradle are slips which indicate a Birthright need.  Please take one of the slips, purchase the item mentioned, and return the article by Father's Day.  If you prefer, you may make a monetary donation.  Last year, Birthright of Windham County helped over 1,400 women who were experiencing difficult pregnancies.  Many of these women Choose Life for their unborn child because Birthright is dedicated to the well-being of both mother and child.  We ask for your support and for volunteers to continue this important Christ-centered mission.  At this time we hope to replenish the "Baby Closet", which supplies needed baby clothes, diapers, ointment, shampoo, and other items.  If you feel called to serve as a volunteer mentor to these women, or can give some time stocking shelves with incoming items, please contact Anne B. Stauffer at 860-684-1447 or by email at annebstauffer@gmail.com.  We thank you in advance for your generosity.  Your support in the past has saved and enriched the lives of many babies.  Many blessings to you.

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.

GARDENING VOLUNTEERS - Gardening volunteers are needed to spruce up the church gardens.  If you are interested, please call the church office at 860-684-2705.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT - ST. EDWARD  - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament has resumed; but  PLEASE NOTE that  the times of Adoration have changed.  Adoration will start at the end of morning Mass and continue until 12:00 noon, then will be held in the evening from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m.  Sign-up sheets for the new hours are posted at each entrance of the church.  Please remember in the case of inclement weather, if school is cancelled, delayed or dismissed early, Adoration is cancelled for that day.  Please consider spending some time with our Lord in prayer each week.

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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