The Outreach Committee meets the first Thursday of the month in the Parish Center, starting at 7:30 PM. The goal of the Committee is to focus on the corporal and spiritual needs of those in the surrounding area. For example, they run a Christmas Drive which assists a sister parish in Bridgeport in collecting clothing and needed gifts for those who are less fortunate. The Committee also helps Haiti Marycare by collecting clothing and pre-natal kits, which has dramatically reduced the instances of infant mortality. The Committee has also helped Project Rachael, which is a retreat held for post abortive women who need to cope with the tragedy of losing their babies. The Committee also conducts clothing drops for area shelters.

 

Parish Nurse Corner

Medical Symbol“You understand, O Lord, remember me and care for me.”  ~Jeremiah 15:15

Pills are often considered the first line of defense but with colds and flu, they will not help since antibiotics are for bacterial infections only and cold/flu germs are viral infections. Some think antibiotics help with symptoms but inappropriate use of medication only trains germs to become drug resistant. This means that when you do need the drug, it will be ineffective and you will need a more expensive, stronger drug – if one is available. Whenever you do receive a prescription, use it as directed and complete the course to be sure to kill all the bacteria in your system. Using your meds incorrectly only hurts you physically and financially.

2020 Annual Catholic Appeal

Annual Catholic AppealThe 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal is beginning. The Annual Catholic Appeal funds a broad range of essential ministries, programs and agencies that deliver pastoral care and human services where they are most needed. Every gift is an opportunity for us to come together as a family of faith to support diocesan-sponsored programs that no single parish can provide on its own.

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Coffee Hour

coffee2The Parish Coffee Hour is held most Sundays following the 9:30 am Mass.

Baked goods are always welcome! There are usually 2 families who volunteer to host each Sunday. The first Sunday of the month is always hosted by the Prime Timers.If you would like to host a coffee hour please contact Mary Hynes