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NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER



ALL SAINTS DAY - HOLY DAY

Thursday, November 1st. Masses will be held at 7:00am, 12:10 & 5:30



"ALIVE IN CHRIST" RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM

ALL SOULS PROJECT

In remembrance of All Souls, during the month of November, we invite all students to send in a picture of a loved one who has passed away. A display with the pictures will be created and hung in the vestibule of the church for all to see and remember.



ADULT BIBLE STUDY - THE SEASON OF ADVENT

All are invited to join us for our next Bible Study Series. The series will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 on the following dates. 

November 28th - Introduction

December 5th - Encountering God in the Incarnate Word

December 12th - Recognizing Our Daily Divine Encounter

December 19th - Anticipating the Fullness of Encounter with Christ

The cost to participate is $20.00 per person. This will cover the cost of a Study Bible and Advent Reflection Book. Please call the rectory if you are interested (203) 265-1694. 

Linda Ward will be the presenter.



HEALTH MINISTRY - THANK YOU!

    Thank you  to all parishoners who completed the Health Ministry Survey.  We have compiled areas of interest from all of your feedback, and have taken the first steps to plan programs to address these issues.

    A special thank you to parishoners who have volunteered their time and expertise, if we have not contacted you, we will be as we put programs together.



MUSIC MINISTRY CHRISTMAS FLOWER SALE

The Music Ministry's annual Christmas Flower Sale will be starting soon. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the work of the music program. Poinsettia plants, Christmas door wreaths, & cemetery pots and blankets will be sold. Orders may be placed on the weekend of November 10/11 through the weekend of November 24/25.

 Pick-ups will be held in front of the church on the weekend of December 1/2.

 Your support would greatly be appreciated!



SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE - THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS

Once again this year the Social Action Committee will be providing Thanksgiving Food Baskets for families in need. This year we are planning on serving 50 families. The following items are in need.

jelly

canned gravy

tomato sauce

canned cranberry sauce

canned veggies (corn, peas, carrots, green beans, etc.)

canned soups

pancake syrup

stuffing

boxed potatoes

shampoo

hand soap


Any help you can give is most appreciated! Items can be dropped off in the vestibule of the church. The deadline is November 11th. Thank you!


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MEN'S LEAGUE

The Men's League Thanksgiving Pie Sale is now taking place. Orders can be placed by filling out the forms located in the vestibule of the church. 

The next Men's League meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 6th in the lower church meeting room. All men of our parish are welcome to attend.



ALL SOULS MASS OF REMEMBRANCE

Each year as All Soul's Day approaches we hold a Mass of Remembrance for all whose funerals were celebrated here in our parish. This year the Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00pm.   All are welcome to attend. Information will be sent out to the families who lost loved ones.



THANKSGIVING DAY MASS

Mass on Thanksgiving morning will take place at 9:00am. 

The Blessing of Food

All are welcome to bring bread or another food item that you will be serving for your Thanksgiving Dinner and Father will bless it during the Mass. 




EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

 Eucharistic Adoration will now take place EVERY SATURDAY from 8:30am - 9:30am.

 



CAPITAL CAMPAIGN STATISTICS UPDATE

Registered # of Families: 1707

Families who made pledges: 640

To date we have pledges totaling $1,854,529.49

Cash in hand - $1,171,532.23

Thank you to all who have made this possible. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!


Our total campaign goal is $2,050,000. 

Additional pledges are most welcome.