CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION MANCHESTER, CT
Masses for the Week
Saturday, March 12
8:00 AM Joseph Sisak
5:00 PM Gary Comeau, 5th Anniversary
Sunday, March 13
7:30 am Edward P Galligan
9:30am Mary F. Andreo
11:30 am Fran Leary
Monday, March 14
7:00 AM Edward P. Galligan
Tuesday, march 15
7:00 AM Estelle Pellitier
Wednesday, March 16
7:00 AM Church of the Assumption Parishioners
Thursday, March 17
7:00 Am Fred & Elsie Dandeneau
Friday, march 18
7:00AM Margaret Bodyk
Saturday, march 19
8:00 am Boivin Family
5:00, PM Theresa Collins
Sunday, march 20
7:30 Am Nancy Ann Galligan
9:30 am George Legier
11:30 am Raymond Hickey, 1st Anniversary
Retrouvaille of Connecticut: If your marriage has become troubled and stressed, unloving or uncaring, cold and distant, if you are divorced or separated but want to try again, then the Retrouvaille program can help you. The next Retrouvaille Weekend will take place April 8th – 10th For more information please call our confidential number at 1-800-470-2230 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.All names are kept in strict confidence.
Jubilee House: Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to reach out to someone who wants to better their life? Jubilee House, an Adult education Center in Hartford, is looking for volunteers to work with adults wishing to learn English.
Classes are held Monday – Thursday from 9:30 – 11:30. We would be grateful if you can volunteer for even one day. You do not need to know another language. If you would like more information or wish to volunteer, please call Sister Anne Brown at 860-727-0610.
Sisters of St Joseph: Have you ever thought that God may be calling you to religious life? Why not “Come and See”? Join us for an overnight retreat which includes time for quiet and prayer, information about the Sisters of St. Joseph and input on discerning your vocation in life. This retreat is open to single, Catholic women ages 20-40 and will be held at St Joseph Provincial House, 27 Park Rd.West Hartford on Friday, March 25th 6:30p – Saturday, March 26th 3:30pm.
For more information or to register, please call Sister Susan at 860-987-7053.
ALL ARE INVITED: The Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools will be hosting the Archbishop’s St Patrick’s Day Breakfast on Thursday, March 17th from 7:30am – 9:00am at the Connecticut Convention center in Hartford. Proceeds from this event provide scholarships and support for the Cathoilc schools in the Hartford Archdiocese. This lively event has become a favorite way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and support Catholic education. The breakfast featurs great food and Irish themed entertainment by the students from our Catholic schools.
For more information or to purchase tickets call Shirley Ziolkowski at 860-761-7499 or e-mail at Sziolkowski@facshartford.org
First Week of Lent- Journeying Through the Dessert
As we enter the dessert of Lent together, Jesus shows us that to live fully the life God has given us, we must obey His commandments and follow the Holy Spirit. Just as we are called to care for the gift of our eternal life, we are also called to care for the gift of God’s creation.
Catholic Relief Services’ Operation Rice Bowl supports agricultural programs in Haiti and around the world that teach farmers effective and ecologically sensitive growing methods which allow them to get the most out of their land while preserving it for future generations.
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT March 13, 2011
Religious Education News…
Grades 1-5 Monday 3:40-4:40 pm in the School
Grades 1-5 Monday 6:00-7:00 pm in the School
Grades 6-8 Monday 6:00-7:00 pm in the Church
Meeting Rooms and Library
Next Confirmation Class will be March 20th .
Confirmation I will meet in the Church Hall 6:00-8:00pm
Confirmation II will be on Retreat at Our Lady of Calvery, 2:30-8:30pm.
A Meeting on Assumption School:
The Assumption School Task Force, which was charged last April with developing a plan that would allow the school to continue to operate, will review the progress that the school has made since it delivered its report last June. Assumption parishioners and school parents are invited to attend the meeting on Monday, March 21st at 7:30 in our church hall.
You are invited to be present to hear from the 11-member Task Force, as the status of Assumption School directly affects all members of our parish. The meeting is expected to last for one hour.
Pre-K – 8th Open House – Are you looking for an exceptional, solid educational experience for your child? You are invited to come and meet our dedicated staff and families at Assumption School’s Open House, on Sunday, March 30th at 10:30am – 1:00pm at our Main Campus located at 27 Adams Street, South, Manchester.
If unable to attend the open house or for further information please call 860-649-0889.
Visit us at www.assumptionschoolct.com
Sister Joan Marie’s Second Grade: We are getting very excited and working very hard getting ready to receive Jesus for the first time in Holy Communion.
Sister Joan Marie is teaching us all about Mass and the prayers so we can participate more fully. We have learned that each time we make a sacrifice, we come closer to Jesus.
In Science we are learning about the weather. This past January certainly was a learning experience for everyone.
We continue to work on our writing skills thru book reports and learning to write poems.
Mass of Healing and Hope: Tuesday, March 15th at 7:30pm at the Archdiocesan Center at St Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield. Rosary at 6:55pm. Trained prayer teams available after Mass.
For further information call the Charismatic Renewal Office 860-243-8234.
Lenten Fish Fry Friday, March 18th, 25th, April 8th and April 15th from 4:30pm -7:30pm. Eat-In or Take-out. In the Church Hall. Each meal consists of fried fish, fries and cole slaw. Adults: $8.00, Children under 12: $5.00
Make your Reservation or place your Pick-up Order by the Tuesday prior to that week’s Friday Fish Fry.
For Reservations or further information, contact Monique Giola at 860-643-0622.
Catholics Caring for Creation – Consider this from Pope Bendict XVI: “Life in many poor countries is still extremely insecure as a consequence of food shortages, and the situation could become worse.
Feed the hungry is an ethical imperative for the universal Church, as she responds to the teachings of her founder, the Lord Jesus, concerning solidarity and the sharing of goods. Moreover, the elimination of world hunger has also become a requirement for safeguarding the peace and stability of the planet. The right to food, like the right to water, has an important place within the pursuit of other rights, beginning with the fundamental right to life. It is therefore necessary to cultivate a public conscience that considers food and access to water as universal rights of all human beings”