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!
Please note that All Saints office will be closed Thursday, October 8 through Tuesday, October 13.
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.
Please note that the Saint Edward office will be closed on Monday, October 12.
Click icon below to schedule your portrait. Dates are October 13 - 17.
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK
On Pope Francis’ Visit to the US:
Pope Francis sure seems to know how to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. The so-called political columnists are having a field day trying to “politicize” what the Pope said in order to discredit most of what he had to say to Congress, the United Nations and to the American people.
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ST. EDWARD LADIES GUILD POLISH DINNER
Saint Edward Ladies Guild will be holding a Polish Dinner Night, Saturday, October 10th, 2015 starting at 5:30p.m. in the church hall. Tickets are $12.00 per person and are available at the Parish Office or by calling Pat at 860-306-9419 before October 8th. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR
DON’T MISS IT! ST. EDWARD'S ANNUAL HALLOWEEN QUARTER AUCTION
Friday, October 23rd - Trick or treat to our awesome vendor tables and then vote for the best decorated vendor spot. DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM WITH THE QUARTER AUCTION STARTING AT 7:15 PM. Children are welcome and need to be seated and supervised during the auction. All adults and children that come in their complete costume will get a free prize. A fee of $10 includes admission, one paddle, and pasta dinner. Drinks and desserts will be available for purchase. Additional paddles will be $1 each. Stop by our raffle table for a chance to win other great vendor items. During the Quarter Auction, bid with quarters on vendors’ wonderful products which range in value from $25 to $100, and bids will not exceed $100. You could go home with $100 worth of products for just quarters. Please come … it will be a scary good time!! For more information or to reserve a table, contact Saint Edward School at 860-684-2600.
UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TICKETS
Don’t miss your chance to win Two Regular Season Tickets for UConn Women’s Basketball home games! Hosted by St. Edward School, the drawing will be held on Wednesday, October 28, at 3:00 p.m. at the school. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased after Masses at St. Edward Church, Stafford Springs, or All Saints Church, Somers. Tickets are also available by calling St. Edward School at 860-684-2600. Winner need not be present.
Due to NCAA regulations, UConn game tickets MAY NOT be won by or donated, sold or transferred to: any high school or preparatory school student enrolled in grades 9-12 regardless of their status as an athlete in any sport; any high school or preparatory school staff member (coach, athletic director, principal, etc.); any booster of a high school or preparatory school; any parent/guardian of a student enrolled in grades 9-12.
FUNDRAISING DINNER AT BASIL’S
Dinner at Basil’s is always a special treat, but on Tuesday, October 27th, from 4:00-9:00pm, dinner is even more special. Enjoy a delicious meal, (dine in or take out), and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Saint Edward School. The evening will also include some great raffles. Be sure to stop by and enjoy a wonderful family dinner together. Special thanks to the Koulisis Family for their generosity!
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
Saint Edward School gratefully thanks all who donated to the HOPES, (Help Our Parochial Elementary Schools), Diocesan Collection. Thanks to the generosity of All Saints and Saint Edward parishes, $4,650.51 was raised. As you may recall, all donations to this year’s HOPES collection from our parishes directly benefited Saint Edward School. God bless you!
A QUICK JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE - A clear, easy, and most accessible way to understand Scripture, this study is suitable for both beginners and those who experienced previous bible studies. It will include a series of eight, half-hour videos presented by Jeff Cavins. Each video will be followed by group discussion. If you would like a better understanding of our faith and a deeper relationship with God, please join us at St. Edward Parish. A Quick Journey Through The Bible will begin on September 30 through November 18. For more information or to register, contact Andrea Broer at email@example.com or 860-265-1800.
HOLY NAME SOCIETY, (HNS) - The Holy Name Society is looking for a few good men. Our first monthly meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, October 13th at 7:00pm. Please join us. For more information, call Roland Henry @ 860-749-2190
2015 CT CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24TH - 8:00AM - 5:00PM GOODWIN COLLEGE, EAST HARTFORD, CT - Come join hundreds of Catholic men from our three dioceses. The day includes talks by four inspiring speakers, Mass with our priests and bishops, confessions heard throughout the day, good music. Our theme this year is Family Man. Come and learn more about your faith. To purchase tickets, ($40.00-includes lunch), or for speaker information visit www.CTCatholicMen.org.
ST. EDWARD CRAFTS FAIR - St. Edward School will be hosting this year's Craft Fair held at St. Edward Parish Hall on December 5 and 6. Prices for the fair are: one day - Saturday - $35; two days - Saturday and Sunday - $50. Spaces fill up fast! If you are interested, please email Erica Bushior at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Erica at 860-214-1078 and leave a message.
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 email@example.com, 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!
DIOCESE OF NORWICH
MISSION COMBINED COLLECTION
This weekend, October 9-10, there will be second collection for this Diocesan Combined Collection. This collection benefits the World Mission Appeal, Black and Indian Missions, the Catholic Home Mission Appeal, and the Church in Latin America. We thank you in advance for any support you are able to provide.
THE BIBLE, THE EUCHARIST AND THE NEW EVANGELIZATION - On Saturday, October 10, the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich will present Scott Hahan, a professor of Biblical Theology and Scripture as well as a Catholic convert. Dr. Hahn's topic will be Evangelizing Catholics. Tickets, with complimentary lunch, are $20 per person/$10 students. Tickets are available by calling Karen @ 860-303-0513.
MASS FOR FIREFIGHTERS/EMS PERSONNEL
Saturday, October 17 at 5:00pm, Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. Assembly at Chelsea Parade of all personnel and apparatus for the line-up and procession to the Cathedral will begin at 3:00pm. All companies, departments, personnel and their families are cordially invited to participate. For more information, call Monsignor Brown at 860-887-9294 ext. 232.
THE SILVER AND GOLD JUBILEE ANNIVERSARY MASS - Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Patrick. Inviting all couples married 25 and 50 years or a significant anniversary in renewal of your wedding vows at the Pontifical Mass celebrated by Bishop Michael R. Cote. Family members are invited to share in your celebration. A reception follows the Mass. Register through your parish in September.