Saint Joseph Church
Saint Joseph Church
120 CLIFF STREET
NORWICH, CT. 06360
Monsignor Leszek T. Janik, Pastor
Rev. Tomasz Albrecht, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Thomas Lewis
Parish Secretary: Mrs. Laura Malone
Rectory 860-887-1565, Fax 889-3560
Email: [email protected]
MASSES: Saturdays and Vigils of Holy Days: 4:00 P.M.
Sundays: 8:45 (Polish) and 10:30 A.M.
Holy Days: 4:00 P.M. (Vigil) and 7:30 A.M.
Week Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7:30 A.M.
RITE OF PENANCE: Saturdays: 3:15 P.M.
MARRIAGES: The Diocese requires a one year marriage preparation period. Please
contact the parish office one year before proposed wedding date.
BAPTISMS: By appointment.
SICK CALLS: Please contact St. Joseph Rectory 860-887-1565, or Sts. Peter & Paul
Rectory 860-887-9857 concerning anyone in your family who is ill at home or hospitalized
so that we may keep them in our prayers, or if you wish to have the Anointing of the Sick .
April 11, 2015
+Walter Banas Sr. from Family
April 12, 2015 Divine Mercy Sunday
+Zygmunt Czachor Birthday Remembrance from Czachor Family
April 13, 2015
+Carolinas, Kalinowski, Kozlowski & Rogan Families from Helen Carolinas
April 14, 2015
In Honor of St. Jude from Jane Papineau
April 16, 2015
+Walter Rahuba from Basia & Paul Dubicki
Next Weekend Masses
April 18, 2015
+Annette & Walter LeClair from Leandra & Armand LeClair
April 19, 2015
+Czeslawa Stankiewicz from Eugena Czeropska
+Charles & Helen Lewis from Daughter Barbara
Church Support 3/29
Sick & Infirmed Priests
2nd Collection: Quar ter ly Maintenance
Thank you for your continued support to your parish!
Chaplet of the Divine Mercy ~ This
Sunday, April 12 ~
Please join us at St. Joseph Church as we
pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy at 3:00
Akt zawierzenia Miłosierdziu Bożemu
O najmiłosierniejszy Jezu, Twoja dobroć jest
nieskończona, a skarby łask nieprzebrane. Ufam
bezgranicznie Twojemu miłosierdziu, które jest ponad
wszystkie dzieła Twoje. Oddaję się Tobie całkowicie i
bez zastrzeżeń, aby w ten sposób móc żyć i dążyć do
Pragnę szerzyć Twoje miłosierdzie poprzez spełnianie
dzieł miłosierdzia, tak wobec duszy jak i ciała, zwłaszcza
starając się o nawrócenie grzeszników, niosąc pociechę
potrzebującym pomocy, chorym i strapionym.
Strzeż mnie więc , o Jezu, jako własności swojej i
chwały swojej. Jakkolwiek czasami drżę ze strachu,
uświadamiając sobie słabość moją, to jednak mam
bezgraniczną ufność w Twoje miłosierdzie. Oby wszyscy
ludzie poznali zawczasu nieskończoną głębię Twego
miłosierdzia, zufali Mu i wysławiali Je na wieki. Amen
**Altar Servers Needed**
St. Joseph Church is looking for boys and girls to assist at
weekend masses as altar servers. Children should have at
least made their 1st Holy Communion. It is a privilege
for us to serve the Lord and to serve others. If you are
interested please contact the parish office at 860-8871565.
Please keep in your prayers the following in need of
guidance and strength during difficult times: Helen
Gauthier, Deacon Tom Lewis, Shirley McGrath.
St. Joseph Parish would like to
express thankfulness to all who wer e
involved with the fish fry. Thank you
to those who prepared, served, baked,
cleaned and preformed all the jobs that
made this fish fry a record year!. It was very successful
thanks to the dedicated volunteers who gave of their
time and talents every Friday during Lent. We all
enjoyed the meals and wish to acknowledge their great
devotion to this ministry. The total donation from the
fish and chip dinner is $9,128.02! A new record! May
God bless you all!
The Rosary will be pr ayed after the 8:45 am Mass this
Sunday. Please join us in prayer to the Blessed Virgin
St. Joseph Church Registration/Update Form
City, State Zip_________________________________
Others Living at this address:
Change of Address
Moving out of Parish
Envelopes will be mailed to the above address
Cut out and drop in the offertory collection or mail to: St.
Joseph Church 120 Cliff St. Norwich CT 06360
Gołąbki (Stuffed Cabbage) Pre-Order Form
If you would like to place an order for Gołąbki, please complete
the information below:
Tray of Eight (8) Gołąbki for $12.00
Number of Trays_______
Please mail the above order form along with payment
(cash or check made payable to St. Joseph Church) to:
St. Joseph Church
120 Cliff Street
Norwich, CT 06360
Or just drop it in the offertory basket! Deadline for orders
is Thursday, May 7, 2015. Orders can be picked up at St.
Joseph Church, in the Church Hall, on Saturday, May 9th
from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm or on Sunday, May 10th from
10:00 am-12:00 noon. Any questions, please contact
Kasia at 860-608-3546 or Kathy at 860-889-6921. Thank
you for your order!
OF ONE HEART AND MIND
Reading about the faith of the early Christian
believers can be a real inspiration to those of us who have
been Christians for a long time, as well as for those who
are newly baptized. Can you imagine people of this world
being “of one heart and mind” as was the first community
of believers? Today’s First Letter of John seems to hold
the key to how this can be accomplished. Keeping God’s
commandments and loving all of God’s children seems to
be the start of being “of one heart and mind.” We live in a
world that stresses differences—differences among
religions, among races, between genders, and among
economic classes. Today we are summoned to focus on
what we all share in common on this fragile planet of
First Reading — With great power the apostles bore
witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus (Acts 4:32-35).
Psalm — Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love
is everlasting (Psalm 118).
Second Reading — The victory that conquers the world
is our faith (1 John 5:1-6).
Gospel — Blessed are those who have not seen and have
believed (John 20:19-31).
Operation Rice Bowl
Our community changed lives this Lent with your CRS
donation. Thank you for your generosity!
Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich
“Flames of Charity” Gala
Mystic Marriott—Groton CT Saturday, April 25, 2015
6:00 PM Tickets $125 - Flames of Remembrance
Candles $50. Proceeds benefit families in need
throughout Eastern CT. Honorees: Dr. Herbert Levinsky,
Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women
Lois Geary & Catholic Charities Rosalinda Bazinet. To
purchase tickets/candles or for information on
sponsorships Contact Christine Jackel, Development
Coordinator [email protected] or 860-8861928 x12
25th Annual White Mass for Health Care Workers
and Caregivers of all faiths, Cathedr al of Saint
Patrick, 213 Broadway, Norwich, Sunday, April 19,
2015, 9:00 a.m. Brunch will immediately follow in the
Church Hall. Celebrant: Most Rev. Michael R. Cote,
Homilist: Deacon Gerald Shaw, Speaker: Seth Flagg,
LCDR (MC) USN. For information call 860-887-9294,
20th Annual Secretaries Mass in thanksgiving
for secretaries of all faiths, Tuesday, April 21, 2015,
12:00 p.m., Cathedral of St. Patrick, Norwich. Following
the Mass a complimentary luncheon will be served.
Celebrant: Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D.
Homilist: Rev. Brian Romanowski. For reservations or
more information call 860-887-9294, ext. 234
Holy Spirit Retreat for High School Girls ~ Saturday
April 25, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Holy Spirit Retreat is held at Holy Family
Motherhouse in Baltic, CT. There is no cost for the
retreat. Learn more about the Holy Spirit, visit Jesus in
the Blessed Sacrament, pray and share with the Sisters,
meet other teens like yourself and much more. Call Sister
Jacinta at 860-822-8241 for a registration form Or e-mail
[email protected] RSVP by April 20,
Diocesan Pro-Life Bilingual Mass will be held at St.
Mary Star of the Sea Church in New London on
Saturday, May 2nd ~ 8:30 a.m. Please join us and our
Celebrant, Rev. Robert Washabaugh, at this special
bilingual Mass as we pray for the dignity and respect of
all natural life from conception to death. Following the
Mass, the Rosary will be prayed. Refreshments will be
served. Please note the change in location.
St. Joseph School in Baltic will host an Open House on Tuesday, Apr il 21st fr om 9-11:30 a.m. Interested parents
will have the opportunity to visit classrooms, speak with teachers and current parents. Refreshments will be served,
For further information call 860-822-6141.