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 Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner Celebration

Please join us on

Saturday, March 9, 2019

5:30 P.M.

Immediately following the Vigil Mass

McCarthy Hall (church basement)

Ticket Price: $12 Children under 12 free!

Entertainment:

Horgan Dance Academy

Tickets are on sale after all the weekend Masses

and are also available in the Parish Office

during regular office hours.

Please join us, we had a great time last year….

don’t miss the fun! 

 

 

 

Archdiocese of Hartford Releases Information Regarding Clerical Sexual Abuse of Minors

Visit: Promise.ArchdioceseofHartford.org

 

HARTFORD, Conn(Jan. 22, 2019) – On Tuesday, January 22, Archbishop Leonard P. Blair together with the Office of Safe Environment of the Archdiocese of Hartford (AOH) published information regarding clerical sexual abuse of minors in the archdiocese.

This information, which can be found at Promise.ArchdioceseofHartford.org, includes:

  • A list of names of archdiocesan clergy who have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor from 1953 to the present, as well as the names of religious order priests and priests from other dioceses who have been credibly accused of an offense that took place in the Archdiocese.  Since 1953, 36 archdiocesan clergy have been credibly accused (of whom 23 are now deceased). In addition, there have been six religious order priests and six priests from other dioceses who offended within the Archdiocese.  There are currently no priests in ministry who have been credibly accused, in keeping with the Archdiocese of Hartford’s “zero-tolerance” policy.

 

  • An announcement that Judge Antonio Robaina has been retained by the Archdiocese to conduct an independent investigation. Judge Antonio Robaina is a retired Connecticut Superior Court judge, now with the law firm of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP.  Judge Robaina and his legal team will conduct an independent investigation to provide a comprehensive and transparent accounting of sexual abuse of minors by clergy in the Archdiocese of Hartford. The findings of this investigation will be reported to the Archbishop for the benefit of the faithful. The investigation will cover the years spanning 1953 (when the AOH as such was established to include Hartford, Litchfield and New Haven counties) to the present. Should any additional names of offenders arise as a result of the investigation, they will be added to: Promise.ArchdioceseofHartford.org.

 

  • The financial cost of sexual abuse settlements. As of this date, there have been 142 settled claims involving 29 archdiocesan clergy and three priests from other dioceses. These settlements total $50.6 million: of this amount, $26.1 million was paid from insurance recoveries and $24.5 million from the General Reserve Fund of the Archdiocese. It should be noted that 98% of settlements paid were for allegations of abuse of a minor that occurred before 1990.

 

videotaped message from Archbishop Blair regarding these matters has been posted on Promise.ArchdioceseofHartford.org. In addition to the video, the Archbishop’s text is also posted on the same site in English, Spanish, and Polish.

 

The Archbishop has stated that one case of child abuse is one case too many:  “I ask—the Church must ask—for forgiveness from those who have been victims of child sexual abuse by clergy, and from their parents, siblings, and friends. Healing and reconciliation continue to be an essential but not easy goal, given the terrible effects that these sins and crimes can cause in the lives of victims, to whom the Church owes the deepest expression of sorrow and apology.”

The AOH has been in compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People since it was adopted by the U.S. Bishops in 2002. All policies and codes pertaining to the protection of minors and vulnerable adults can be found in the Archdiocese’s Office of Safe Environment Handbook.

Any incidence of sexual abuse should be reported to Kathleen Nowosadko, Victim Assistance Coordinator, at: 860-541-6475, as well as to the local authorities. 

In an effort to apply spiritual remedies to the scandal and tragedy that has seriously wounded so many people in the church, Archbishop Blair will offer Masses of Reparation for the evil that has been done. The first one will take place in Manchester on Sunday, January 27, at 2:00 pm at the St. Bartholomew Church building of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Holy Hour for Vocations

Wednesdays in the church

Immediately following the 12:10 Mass. 

Concludes with Benediction

Adoration continues

throughout the afternoon

Confessions heard: 5:00 to 5:25 P.M.

Mass celebrated at 5:30 P.M.

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer for the Canonization of Father Michael J. McGivney

God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan, you called your priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, to be an apostle of Christian family life and to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor. Through the example of his life and virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, fulfilling his commandment of charity and building up his Body which is the Church. Let the inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love so that we may continue his work of caring for the needy and the outcast. We humbly ask that you glorify your venerable servant Father Michael J. McGivney on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present (here make your request). Through Christ our Lord. Amen.  (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Holy Hour for Vocations

Wednesdays immediately following the 12:10 P.M. Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament all afternoon in the Church

Confessions available from 5:00 to 5:30 P.M.

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St. Joseph: Tuesday at 7:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 5:25 PM (First Friday)

St. Jude: Wednesday at 12:05 PM, 5:25 PM (First Friday)

Miraculous Medal: Thursday at 12:05 PM, 5:25 PM (First Friday)

The Rosary is prayed daily before the 12:10 Mass

The Children’s Rosary is prayed every First Saturday at 3:30 PM.

 

"Coffee Hour" every first Sunday of the month after the 10:00 Mass

The Ladies Guild will hold their next meeting on February 27 (as discussed at the last meeting) . It will be at 6:30 P.M. in the Pope Francis Center for Renewal at 43 Cole Street. 


Our meeting will be a Floral Design demonstration sponsored by The Orchid Florist.  We look forward to seeing you! It’s never too late to join the Ladies Guild. Annual dues are $10 and can be dropped in the Collection basket marked “Ladies Guild”. Please include your address, email and phone number. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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