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!
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, May 23/24 weekend, 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.
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK
On the Giving of Thanks: As we prepare to celebrate our national holiday of Thanksgiving this coming Thursday I hope all of us will truly realize the blessings the Lord God, through Jesus, has given each and every one of us.
We can become so use to having so much ‘stuff’ that we begin to think that everyone in the world has what we have because we cannot think of how we would exist without our ‘stuff.’ We take a trip to the market for granted because we are use to seeing shelves stocked with so many good things to eat. We don’t often have the occasion to travel to some third world countries where super markets to not exists. Though some in our own country do go hungry they are relatively hidden from the general population and, therefore, we do not often think of hunger as being an American problem. And, yet, sadly enough, it is.
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St. Edward School will be hosting this year’s Craft Fair held at St. Edward’s Hall on December 5 & 6. Prices for the fair are: One day, Saturday, $35.00. Two days, Saturday & Sunday $50.00. If you are interested, please call Erica Bushior at 860-214-1078 and leave a message or you can email me at email@example.com . Spaces fill up fast!
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.
OFFICE CONTACTS AND HOURS
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
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT - ST. EDWARD - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held from 12:00 noon to 7:30 p.m. Sign-up sheets are in the entrances of St. Edward Church. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
34TH ANNUAL CONVOCATION FOR THE PRIESTS OF THE DIOCESE OF NORWICH -The Annual Convocation for Priests will be held from November 30-December 2 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Goat Island in Newport, RI. It will be a time for all priests to gather with their bishop for spiritual renewal, support, education, and rest. No parish, school, or institutional activities will be scheduled during these days. Please pray for your priests as they will be praying for you.
YEAR OF MERCY - OPENING MASS - PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND PLAN TO ATTEND - On Sunday, Dec. 13, Bishop Cote will open the Year of Mercy at the Cathedral of St. Patrick at 10:30am, with a special celebration of the Eucharist. During this celebration representatives from every parish of the diocese will be commissioned as Disciples of Mercy. We will also have the traditional ritual of opening the Holy Door of Mercy. All parishioners are cordially invited to participate in the Diocesan Celebration of Mercy. Following the mass, a reception will be held in the Cathedral auditorium. All are welcome.
DIOCESE OF NORWICH CATHOLIC CHARITIES - During National Adoption Month, Catholic Charities Adoption Program is sponsoring an Essay Contest for students between the ages of 10 and 17. Participants should write a one page essay that addresses the topic, “How Adoption Has Affected My Life”. The winner will receive $100 and his/her essay will be printed in the Four County Catholic. Entries should be mailed to email@example.com by December 11.