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, Feb 7th
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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.

Click here to the St. Edward School website.

WELCOME

PASTOR'S NOTES 

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK - BISHOP COTE LETTER RE: LENT    

My dear sisters and brothers in the Lord,

During the Jubilee of Mercy, in the season of Lent, the Church is called to give even greater witness to the merciful face of the Father. Lent helps us to live the gift of God’s mercy as it prepares us for the Paschal Mystery of Jesus’ Passion, Death, and Resurrection. In God’s mercy, we find the very essence of being a Christian, to be merciful like our Heavenly Father. Our late Holy Father Pope Pius XII summed up our responsibility to live the gift of God’s mercy when he reminded us that the faithful are to be the living pages of the Gospel.

By means of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, Christ’s followers are strengthened to turn away from sin, to embrace the Gospel, and to witness to God’s mercy. Prayer opens the door to our rebirth in Christ. It is our conversation with God in which we open our hearts to listen to His Word. In the Gospel, we hear His mandate to love, to forgive, to serve; in short, to be the gift of the Father’s mercy.

Please click here for this week's complete letter from Bishop Cote re: Lent.

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

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FISH FRY (ALL SAINTS) - Starting Friday, January 29 and continuing every Friday through March 25, All Saints' Knights of Columbus will conducts its Fish Fry.  The menu will include clam chowder, cod fish, scallops . . . take out orders are available by calling 860-763-0199.  Serving will be from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the lower lounge . . . musical entertainment will follow.  Please join us for an enjoyable evening of food and entertainment.

QUARTER AUCTION (ST. EDWARD SCHOOL FUNDRAISER - A Quarter Auction will be held on Friday, February 26 in St. Edward Parish Hall.  Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. and the Auction will begin 7:30 p.m.

MOTOWN COMES TO SOMERS !! - All Saints Parish Council is sponsoring a fundraiser on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Joanna’s Café @ 145 Main Street in Somersville. You will enjoy the music of Motown. Come … sing along,  dance, and enjoy appetizers, desserts, and a cash bar.  Tickets will be sold at all masses or you can call the rectory @ 860-749-8625. Price: $30.00 per ticket.  Proceeds will benefit infrastructure repairs and improvement.

ANNUAL DINNER DANCE AND RAFFLE - The Annual Dinner Dance and Raffle will take place on April 9, 2016 beginning at 6:00pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Main Street in Somers.

 

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

A REMINDER FROM FATHER ROLAND - I am often asked when there is a snow storm if Mass is cancelled. Weekend (Saturday/Sunday) masses will rarely be cancelled but weather conditions are a valid reason to stay home and not come to church. (Please, be safe!)  Weekday masses, however will be cancelled if the weather conditions are bad enough to cancel school.  Therefore, Monday to Friday:  NO SCHOOL … NO MASS.

YOUTH MINISTRY NOTE - The All Saints Youth Ministry is still collecting returnable bottles and cans to help fund our events. Please leave your CLEAN returnables in the entrance to the church basement. Thanks!

RETREAT GRADES 5 TO 8 - ST. EDWARD - Religious Education Classes grades 5 to 8 will be having their Retreat on Saturday, March 12th in the hall. 8:45 to 12:15. More information will follow. Confirmation service opportunities are available.

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.

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 - 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! 

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.

 DIOCESE OF NORWICH 

 

 

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