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!
Saturday Vigil: All Saints and St. Edward - 5:00 pm
Sunday: St. Edward - 8:00 am and All Saints - 10:00 am
WEEKDAY (Monday - Friday):
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
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 St. Edward Parish Office will be closing Fridays at 1:00pm from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.
Please note that the Parish Hall will be CLOSED for construction the month of July. There will be no coffee and donuts or any other events.
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK
Since I will be on vacation until the end of July, I have asked Pope Francis to write the Pastor’s page for the next few weeks. The following is from Pope Francis’ Bull of Indiction for a Holy Year of Mercy call for a year of Mercy called “The Face of Mercy” (Misericordiae Vultus).
From the Bull of Indiction proclaiming the Year of Mercy by Pope Francis. (continued)
8. (cont.) Jesus, seeing the crowds of people who followed him, realized that they were tired and exhausted, lost and without a guide, and he felt deep compassion for them (cf. Mt 9:36). On the basis of this compassionate love he healed the sick who were presented to him (cf. Mt 14:14), and with just a few loaves of bread and fish he satisfied the enormous crowd (cf. Mt 15:37).
What moved Jesus in all of these situations was nothing other than mercy, with which he read the hearts of those he encountered and responded to their deepest need. When he came upon the widow of Naim taking her son out for burial, he felt great compassion for the immense suffering of this grieving mother, and he gave back her son by raising him from the dead (cf. Lk 7:15). After freeing the demoniac in the country of the Garasenes, Jesus entrusted him with this mission: “Go home to your friends, and tell them how much the Lord has done for you and how he has had mercy on you” (Mk 5:19).
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THIRD ANNUAL PRO-LIFE GOLF TOURNAMENT
Friday, July 31 @ Grassmere Country Club, Enfield. “Shotgun” start @ 12 Noon. $70.00 per golfer includes 9 holes with a cart barbecue to follow and a 50/50 raffle All proceeds will assist First Way Life Center and Unbound (Christian Foundation for Children & Aging). Adults and young people, ages 10 and over, at all levels of proficiency are encouraged to play. Last year’s tournament was great fun! Please spread the word among family, friends, and associates. For more information or to obtain a registration form contact Mary Ann Julian @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-749-2624.
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
FATHER ROLAND'S VACATION - WEDNESDAY WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Father Roland is on his annual vacation. He will return on the evening of Tuesday, July 28. The weekend mass schedules will not be affected. Father Marty will be covering all 7:00 am daily masses at All Saints and 8:00 am daily masses at Saint Edward with the following exceptions:
The rectory offices will be open as usual. Please contact the rectories for any of your needs.
Father will keep all his parishioners; their joys and trials, in prayer while he is away. We wish Father Roland a much-deserved, restful, enjoyable vacation and pray that he return safely, refreshed, and renewed.
BOOK OF MEMORIES FOR FATHER ROLAND
A parishioner from All Saints Church is creating a “Book of Memories,” in honor of Fr. Roland’s 50th anniversary of ordination. Everyone is invited to be part of this book ... Have shared any good times, special moments, with Father Roland? Has he touched your heart, encouraged you? Do you have a favorite picture celebrating a special occasion with Fr. Roland? Please send them along with the names, date and the occasion. This book is for Fr. Roland only, so please address your messages, pictures or memories to him. You may mail messages, stories or pictures to All Saints Church parish office to email them to email@example.com.
INTERGENERATIONAL SUMMER VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL WITH FR. MARTY
Inside: Cross & Crown - Outside: Picnic Tables in Fenced Area;
1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. - Monday, July 27; Friday, July 31; Monday, August 3
2:30p.m. to 5:00p.m. - Thursday, August 27; Friday, August 28; Monday, August 31; Thursday, September 3; Friday, September 4
Format: Simple crafts and acting out the Bible stories beginning with the creation stories in Genesis. While the children continue to play, adults will have their Bible study: What the Catholic Church teaches about creation and creations in using Humani Generis by Pope Pius XII, The Original Unity of Man and Woman by Pope St. John Paul II and Pope Francis New Encyclical Laudete Se`. Children should be accompanied by an adult. To register please call our coordinator Andrea Broer at 860-265-1800.
Father Barron’s whole Catholicism series will be shown “marathon style”, Saturday, August 1 from 9-1 in the Cross & Crown meeting room. We will view the first half of the series. Then on Saturday, August 15 from 9-1 we will view the last half of the series. If you missed this amazing series the first time, please join us. Any questions call Andrea Broer 860-265-1800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEAST OF ST. CLARE of ASSISI
The St. Clare Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order will be remembering the life of St. Clare on her feast day, Tuesday, August 11, 2015 beginning at 6:30 P.M. in the church. All are welcome to join us for our celebration and a social at the conclusion of the program.
ALL SAINTS-ST. EDWARD PARISH PICNIC CELEBRATING FATHER ROLAND’S 75TH BIRTHDAY
AUGUST 30, 2015 - KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALL, ROUTE 190 IN SOMERS, 12:00 NOON
Food will be served at 1:00pm. Hot dogs, hamburgers, rolls, beverages, plates, etc. will all be provided. We ask everyone to bring something to share. Lots of fun for old, young, and in between: baseball, volleyball, bocce ball, face painting, bounce house, and lots more.
All Saints –Saints Edward parishioners … please put this in your summer plans … reconnect with old friends, make new friends … and wish Father Roland a Happy Birthday. Watch all upcoming bulletins for more details.
FAITH FORMATION NEWS - 2015-2016 FAITH FORMATION IS UNDERWAY!
A FRIENDLY REMINDER: Registration forms for the 2015-2016 year have been mailed. Please review and fill out form(s) - including the student profile on back side - and return it with payment by August 1. The registration fee per student is $45.00, with a maximum of $135.00 per family. Please make sure to calculate your registration fee according to the number of children you are registering (make checks payable to “All Saints Faith Formation”). If you should need a new student registration form, please let me know.
The schedule of class sessions is as follows:
Grades 1-5: Mon., Tues. or Wed. @ 4:20-5:30pm
Grades 6-8: Tues. or Wed. @ 7:00-8:15pm
Grade 9: One Mon. a month @ 7:00-8:30pm
Grade 10: Three-Four Mondays before Confirmation @ 7:00-8:30pm
If you have any questions, please leave me a message 860-763-0348 or email@example.com.
THANKS! ~Susan L. King ~
ST. EDWARD RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Registration forms and schedule of classes for the 2015-2016 Religious Education school year for students grades 1-8 and the Confirmation program were handed out. Please return forms to the parish office by August 1st, 2015 so the correct number of books and materials can be ordered. After August 1st, 2015, there will be a $20.00 late fee that will need to be included in the registration fee. If you are in need of registrations or schedules, please call the office at 860-684-2705 or stop in and pick them up.
ST. EDWARD 2015-2016 MASS BOOK
The 2015-2016 Mass Book will open on Tuesday, August 4th 2015. Mass Intentions will be taken by telephone from August 4th to August 11th.
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!
90TH ANNUAL MOUNT CARMEL ITALIAN FESTIVAL JULY 30-AUGUST 2
Mt. Carmel Fairgrounds, 93 Park Ave. - Enfield. Admission $2 - children under are FREE Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - great food, fun, carnival rides for everyone AND Cake Boss Pastry - Mauro will be there.
Thursday, July 30: 8:00PM Candlelight Rosary procession, blessing and opening ceremony—free refreshments
Friday, July 31: 8:00PM The Fabulous Galaxies Band
Saturday, Aug. 1: (5:00- 11:00PM)
6:00PM Mr. Sam Falcetti with 30-piece accordion orchestra
8:00PM Deana Martin Show with special guest Bobby Rydell and 18-piece orchestra
Sunday, Aug. 2:
8:30AM Traditional outdoor Mass followed by free continental breakfast for all and religious procession through neighborhood with statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
6:30PM Greased Pole Contest (no entry fee - must be 18 years or older - for your 15 minutes of fame call Tony or Frankie at 860-745-0321
8:00PM Beatles Tribute Band: Ticket to Ride”
DIOCESE OF NORWICH