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November 2012 update

Posted by robert pucel

Dear Parishioners,

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I hope and pray that the upcoming season of Advent will be a prayerful and inspiring time of preparation for Christmas. 

Here is an update on a number of things that have been occurring in our parishes:

The Snowflake ... Read More »

Comments on Mass Schedules

Posted by robert pucel

Dear Parishioners,

                  Thank you for participating in the parish wide meetings a few weeks ago in which the present Mass schedule was discussed.  There were two main questions raised in regard to the Sunday schedule: (1.)  If Saint Anne Church closes, will we keep the 7:00 a.m. Sunday ... Read More »

Welcome Mr. Brian Maxwell

Posted by robert pucel

Dear Parishioners,

                             Bishop Cote has assigned Mr. Brian Maxwell to the parishes of Saint Mary, Saint Catherine of Siena, and Saint Thomas the Apostle for his summer pastoral works                                       this year. Brian is studying for the priesthood sponsored by ... Read More »

Fr. Ted's "take" on parish councils...

Posted by robert pucel

Dear Parishioners,

There is some good news to present regarding parish pastoral councils. 

The pastoral council at Saint Thomas in Voluntown has completed updating its by-laws.  Nominations of prospective members will begin shortly.  Elections are scheduled for August.

The pastoral council at Saint Mary in Jewett City has also ... Read More »

Review of tri-parish Mass schedules

Posted by robert pucel

Dear Parishioners,

Last summer, when we were planning our Mass schedule, I said that we would try the revised Mass schedule for six months and then have meetings to find out how the schedule is working and whether or not changes are needed.

More than six months have now ... Read More »

The parish budget deficit

Posted by robert pucel

Dear Parishioners,As you could see from last week’s parish bulletin, our parish is presently facing a $45,000 deficit.  The Finance  Council has made its recommendation, which is to cut full-time staff positions and replace them with part-time positions.  At this point, I am not willing to act on their ... Read More »