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1 Saint Joseph Parish 18 Main Street Post Ofice Box 897 North Grosvenordale, CT Parish Website Celebration of the Sacraments Sunday Masses Saturday Vigil 4:00PM St. Joseph Parish 5:30PM St. Stephen Parish Sunday Morning 8:30AM St. Stephen Parish 11:00AM St. Joseph Parish Weekday Masses St. Joseph St. Stephen St. Joseph St. Stephen Sacrament of Reconciliation St. Joseph St. Stephen Please call the Rectory for an appointment Please call the Rectory for an appointment at least 10 months in advance Anointing of the Sick Please call the Rectory. Religious Education Grades 16, Conirmation grades 7 Parish Staff Pastor Very Rev. David P. Choquette Parochial Vicar Rev. Thomas P. Griffin Parish Secretary/Bookkeeper Mrs. Patricia LaBonte St. Joseph School Principal Ms. Sharon Briere Maintenance Mr. Ben Desrochers St. Joseph & St. Stephen Parishes Telephone Directory Parish Ofice Parish Fax St. Joseph School Ofice St. Joseph School Fax St. Joseph Church Hall St. Joseph Food Pantry St. Joseph Thrift Store Sunday 10:15 AM St. Mary Parish Center Saint Stephen Parish 130 Old Turnpike Road Connecticut 06262

2 S. J P S. S P Catholic Bereavement Support and Education Program If you are in need of consolation after losing a loved one, this Christ Centered program is for you. The weekly group will begin on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Saint Andrew s Church located at 128 Norwich Avenue in Colchester. The group will meet at 7 pm in the church library. The Seasons of Hope Catholic bereavement program by M. Donna MacLeod will be used to explore mourning through scripture, prayer, reflection, activities and faith sharing. Utilizing this program, and with the support of the faith community, we will journey together toward healing and spiritual growth. Anyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one is encouraged to attend. For more information on the group, please call the parish office at Defending Our Religious Liberty The Catholic Church is asking that lawmakers safeguard the rights afforded to us in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, so that we will have the freedom to serve the needy and most vulnerable without violating our moral principles and without being penalized with fines.

3 EPIPHANY OF THE LORD St. Stephen Saturday Vigil, January 6 5:30 PM For the Parish Sunday, January 7 8:30 AM Barbara Hoginski by the Petterson Family Tuesday, January 9 8:00 AM Robert Ayers by Pauline Ayers Thursday, January 11 8:00 AM For the Parish Saturday Vigil, January 13 5:30 PM For the Parish Sunday, January 14 8:30 AM Ernest A. Bousquet, Jr. by Paul and Mary Cotnoir St. Joseph Parish Week of December 12/24/25 Weekly Contribution $3, Christmas Day $4, Week of January 6/7 Will be in next weekend. The Second collection this weekend will be for St. Joseph School. St. Stephen Parish Week of December 23/24/25 Weekly Contribution $ Christmas Day $ St. Joseph Saturday Vigil, January 6 4:00 PM Malvina Berger by the Family Robert and Rita St. Pierre by Rocco and Helen Navarro Rocco and Mable Navarro by Rocco and Helen Navarro Celia Blanchette by Annette and Alfred DiBonaventura Kevin Walsh by his wife, Sharon Walsh Sunday, January 7 11:00 AM Theresa Richer by Anne and Robert LeBeau In Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary for A Favor Obtained by a Parishioner M/M Normand Ravenelle by Tom and Linda Joyal Richard K. Johnson, 1st Anniversary by the Family For the Parish Monday, January 8 8:00 AM Ladies of St. Anne Wednesday, January 10 8:00 AM Omer LaRose by the Estate Saturday Vigil, January 13 4:00 PM Deceased Members of the Lajoie Family by Paul and Ray Janet, Leonard, Alix, and Sr. Jackie Alix by Dolores Edward Taxi Morin, 1st Anniversary by Diane and Jen Dudek Richard and Jeannette Columbia by the Family Jeanne C. Grenier by Husband & Family For the Parish Sunday, January 14 11:00AM Theresa Richer by sister, Julie and Armand Provost In Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary for A Favor Obtained by a Parishioner Henrietta Lachapelle, 6th Anniversary by his Daughter Week of January 6/7 Will be in next weekend The Second Collection this weekend will be for Fuel and Maintenance. The Second Collection next weekend will be for St. Joseph School. Thank you for your continued support

4 JANUARY 7, 2018 Bulletin Bloopers The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say Hell to someone who doesn t care much about you. A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music to follow. Youth Alive Streak & Shrimp Dinner. Sent in by Lorie of Stella Maris Parish, Egg Harbor, WI On Sunday morning, the congregation will sing the hymn The Trumpets Sound, the Angels Sin. Mass Schedule for St. Joseph, St. Stephen, St. Mary, and Most Holy Trinity Sat 4:00pm St. Joseph St. Mary 5:30pm St. Stephen Sun 7:30am Most Holy Trinity 8:30am St. Stephen 9:00am St. Mary 11:00am St. Joseph Most Holy Trinity Mon 7:00am Most Holy Trinity 8:00am St. Joseph Tues 8:00am St. Stephen St. Mary Wed 8:00am St. Joseph Thurs 7:00am Most Holy Trinity 8:00am St. Stephen Fri 8:00am St. Mary God Will Provide A young woman brought her fiancé home to meet her parents. After dinner, her mother told her father to find out about the young man, so the father invited the fiancé to his study for a talk. So what are your plans? the father asked the young man. I am a biblical scholar, he replied. A biblical scholar. Hmm, the father said. Admirable,but what will you do to provide a nice house for my daughter to live in? I will study, the young man replied, and God will provide for us. And how will you buy her a beautiful engagement ring, such as she deserves? asked the father. I will concentrate on my studies, the young man replied. God will provide for us. And children? asked the father. How will you support children? Don t worry, sir, God will provide, replied the fiancé. The conversation went on like this, and each time the father questioned, the young idealist insisted that God would provide. Later, the mother asked, How did it go? The father answered, He has no job, no plans, and he thinks I m God! Volunteer Opportunity St. Joseph School is in need of an experienced Grant Writer to work with Principal Sharon Briere in putting together grant requests. If you would be interested in volunteering to help out with this please contact Mrs. Briere at Celebrate Marriage Now that the holiday rush is through, it s not too early to begin thinking of Valentine s Day. Give your Valentine something special this year the gift of your time. Come celebrate your marriage at a day-long enrichment that will renew your dreams, increase your passion and refresh and celebrate your marriage. This marriage enrichment aptly entitled, Celebrate Marriage, will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 9 A.M to 3 P.M. at Christ the King Parish, 1 McCurdy Rd., Old Lyme. The cost is $35 per couple, which includes workbook and lunch. Registration is required. To register, call the Diocesan Catholic Family Services Office at , Ext Find our bulletin online anytime Did you know you can find our bulletin online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year? Go to com and enter our church s name in the search bar. On our page, you ll see a window called Recent Publications with small cover images of each week s bulletin. Click the one you want to view and it will download as a PDF. To get the bulletin conveniently and automatically delivered right to your inbox each week, click on Subscribe to publications via and enter your information. It s that easy to stay connected!

5 EPIPHANY OF THE LORD Mass Intentions To schedule Mass Intentions please call the office ( ) Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm or complete one of the envelopes available at the church entrances and drop in the collection basket. Mass fee is $15.00 for St. Joseph and St. Stephen. Candles-St. Joseph Large candles are $3.00 each. Small candles are $.75 each. Sanctuary Lamp fee is $25.00 for St. Joseph and $15.00 for St. Stephen. Bulletin Deadline Material must be submitted by Monday at 10:00 AM St. Joseph Memorial Plaque There is still room on the Memorial Plaques to remember your loved ones. The price is $ Call the church office ( ) to place your order. PRO-LIFE MINISTRY The St. Joseph Pro-Life Ministry will gather for it s monthly recitation of the Holy Rosary at St Mary s Perpetual Adoration Chapel in Putnam on the second Sunday of the month from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The next gathering for prayer will be on Sunday, January 14th. Please join our parish in prayer to end abortion. Life in the Spirit Retreat Opportunity at My Father's House, Moodus, CT Friday, January 19, 7:00pm to Sunday, January 21, 2018 After lunch By Fr. Ray Introvigne Healing Mass at 2pm Mondays, January 8 and 22, Charismatic Prayer Meeting: Every Tuesday at 2:00pm Prayer, Praise and Worship Spiritual Renewal Center, 11 Bath Street, Norwich, CT ( ) CHURCH CONTRIBUTION STATEMENT Please send me a statement of my contributions for 2017 Envelope No: REMINDER; NO SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DELAY.NO DAILY MASS Its getting the time of year when weather changes and school closings are taking place. Please remember: NO SCHOOL OR DELAY there is NO DAILY MASS. Worldwide Marriage Encounter The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me. Let your spirits be augmented by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Feb 2-4, 2018 in Manchester, CT and Jul 6-8, 2018 in MANCHESTER, CT. For more information, call Dennis & Jane Lamondy at or visit them at Is your marriage tearing you apart? Is there little or no meaningful communication? Are you considering separation or divorce? For serious marriage building and repair: Retrouvaille is a lifeline. At a Retrouvaille weekend, couples are given tools to re-establish communication, work on their issues, gain new insights and heal. The weekend is presented by three married couples and a priest. A series of 6 post sessions follow the weekend phase. For more information or to sign up for the January 19-21, 2018 weekend in the Hartford area, call , or , or visit the Website at January 7 January 8 January 9 January 10 January 11 January 12 January 13 Prayer for Priests.Norwich Bishop Michael R. Cote All Priests Rev. Joseph Whittel Rev. V. Antony Alaharasan V. Rev. Dennis Perkins V. Rev. Gregory Galvin Rev. Thomas Hoar SSE Rev. Thomas Griffin Rev. John Welch MS Rev. Erik Lenhart OFM Cap Rev. Rafal Walczyk OSPPE Rev. John Antonelle Name:

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