Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 8, 2015
4:00 p.m.
Feb 7, Vigil, 5th Sunday Ordinary Time
Open for Mass Intention
8:30 a.m.
Feb 8, 5th Sunday Ordinary Time
+Antoinette Buglione, by the Family
Last Chance This Weekend!
11:00 a.m. +Pasquale Torelli, by the Antonucci
9:00 a.m.
Feb 9, weekday
Open for Mass Intention
9:00 a.m.
Feb 10, St. Scholastica
Open for Mass Intention
Wednesday Feb 11, Our Lady of Lourdes
9:00 a.m. Open for Mass Intention
9:00 a.m.
Feb 12, weekday
Anna Prusaczyk, by daughters, Diana,
Helen, and Irene
Feb 13, weekday
No Parish Morning Mass
Feb 14, Sts. Cyril & Methodius
No Parish Morning Mass
4:00 p.m.
Feb 14, Vigil, 6th Sunday Ordinary Time
Annette Dickinson and Teil Vece, by the
Feb 15, 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time
8:30 a.m. +Joseph and Frank Testa, by Family
11:00 a.m. + Dorothy Kehoe, by Ann Colombell and
Judy Echols
Sanctuary Candle Is Lit This Week In Memory Of
Open for Intention
This is the last weekend to purchase tickets
for Stanley Borawski’s Retirement Luncheon to
be held on Sunday, February 15 from 12 Noon
to 4 P.M. in the St. Joan of Arc Parish Center.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 10
and over, kids under age 10 are free.
For planning purposes, no tickets will be sold
at the door. Please call Chuck Aprea at 203287-7560 if you have questions or need more
In order to keep everyone safe
in inclement weather conditions, please note that if the
Hamden Public schools are
closed or have delayed openings, there will NOT be a 9:00
AM weekday Mass that day.
Readings For The Week Of February 8th
Gn 1: 1-19;Mk 6: 53-56
Gn 1: 20-2: 4a; Mk 7: 1-13
Gn 2: 4b-9, 15-17; Mk 7: 14-23
Gn 2: 18-25; Mk 7: 24-30
Gn 3: 1-8, Mk 7: 31-37
Gn 3: 9-24; Mk 8: 1-10
Lv 13: 1-2, 44-46; 1 Cor 10: 31-11: 1;
Mk 1: 40-45
Weekly Offertory
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Friday, April, 24th at 7:00 PM. As part of
their preparation, Fr. Mukuka conducts a personal
interview with each of the candidates. The interviews are scheduled for February 14th from 1:00 to
3:00 PM.
During the winter months, we realize that it is difficult
to get to Mass during inclement weather. We appreciate your continued support of the parish and ask if
you cannot get to Mass on the weekend, please drop
your contribution in the mail or place it in the collection basket the following weekend.
The children in our first and second grade CCD
classes invite you to join them this weekend in
celebrating the first Children’s Mass of 2015. The
students are participating at the 8:30 Mass as
readers, gift bearers, and ushers.
Food Drive for Needy Seniors
Next weekend February 14-15
We are very grateful for your continued generosity. When donating food items, we ask that you take a moment to check the
expiration date of the item.
You may also donate supermarket gift cards. These are used to
purchase frozen food for seniors and to keep our shelves supplied with nutritious food items.
If you choose to purchase and donate a gift card, please place
them in one of the envelopes available at the supermarket card
purchase table and give the envelope to the person selling the
Social Justice Ministry
The Social Justice Ministry will be
making sandwiches for the “Midnight
Run” this Monday, February 9 at 5:30
PM. Volunteers are needed. If you
can help, please call Bill Lucas at 203248-5028. The sandwiches are given
to the homeless on the New Haven Green and to a
homeless shelter in New Haven.
Ash Wednesday DVD Series on Catholicism
Pot Luck Supper
On Ash Wednesday, February 18, the DVD Series on
Catholicism will be shown at 7 PM following the Ash
Wednesday 5:30 PM mass.
To accommodate the time between Mass and the DVD,
we will have a pot luck supper, with food items brought
by DVD participants. We have two main dishes so far,
macaroni & cheese and broccoli & pasta, as well as a
salad. So please think about a meatless vegetable dish
or potato dish that you can contribute. Since this is Ash
Wednesday, we will not serve desserts.
You can support our Parish without
giving us a penny! Buy Supermarket
Cards for Stop & Shop, Shop Rite,
and Big Y after the weekend Masses!
Parish Council….meets Monday, February 23 at
7:15 PM in the Parish Center.
Agnes & Bill Beckert
Dr. Larry & Mary Lou DeNardis
Al & Betsy Gorman
Carlton & Leona Haddad
Armand & Barbara Lemieux
Come Deepen Your Faith
The Mysteries of Catholicism are Revealed
A DVD Series by Speaker, Author, and Theologian Fr. Robert
Barron. We are continuing to offer this program at our parish
to awaken our parishioners to a greater appreciation of their
Faith. For many of us, the knowledge of our Faith is what we
remember from our younger years. The DVD will be shown
on Wednesdays during Lent at 7:00 PM. Each episode will
last for one hour, followed by a discussion for thirty minutes
based on the questions from the Study Guide.
Our Lenten episodes are scheduled as follows: February 11,
before Lent begins (episode 5), February 18, Ash Wednesday (episode 6), March 4 (episode 7) and March 18 (episode
8) We would like to know how many will be attending, so
please place your name on the sign-up sheet in the Parish Center. Optional Study Guides are available at the Parish Office
at $25 each.
The Season of Lent
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 18. Please
take note of the schedule of services and plan on joining us with your family and friends.
Ash Wednesday, February 18
9:00 AM Mass (Ashes distributed during Mass)
5:30 PM Mass (Ashes distributed during Mass)
Friday, February 20
7:00 PM Stations of the Cross
at Church of the Ascension
Monday, February 23
6:00 to 7:00 PM Adoration, Benediction
and Confession
Adoration, Benediction and Confession will take place every
Monday evening during Lent from 6 to 7 PM at St. Joan of
Parish Financial Update
Thank you to all who made up!!
Weekly Offertory Target
Actual Offertory, February 1, 2015
Over For Weekend
+$ 180
Annual Offertory Shortfall To Date
-$ 3473
Bulletin Benefactors
Chuck & Fran Mantiglia
Diane Masotta
Peter & Rita Milone
Ralph & Julia Nicefaro
Ralph & Cammy Nigro
Rich & Helen Palleria
Bali & Lou Pomarico
The Vanacore Family
John & Dolores Zamparo