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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

To all our parishioners and dear friends of our parish community…Praised be Jesus Christ!  Now and Forever!    As you are all well aware right now, Pope Benedict XVI announced a “Year for Priests”, which began June 29th, 2009, the … Continue reading

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

To all our parishioners and dear friends of our parish community…Praised be Jesus Christ!  Now and Forever!    This weekend in July brings many great celebrations for our parish community.  July 25th is the Feast of St. James, Apostle.  St. … Continue reading

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

To all our parishioners and dear friends of our parish community…Praised be Jesus Christ!  Now and Forever!    After hearing last week’s Gospel story of the commissioning of the Twelve Apostles, this week we now hear Jesus telling them to … Continue reading

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

To all our parishioners and dear friends of our parish community…Praised be Jesus Christ!  Now and Forever!    For more than 100 years, Catholic social teaching has tried to help people face the world’s social, political, and economic challenges with … Continue reading

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

To all our parishioners and dear friends of our parish community…Praised be Jesus Christ!  Now and Forever!    The Summer months bring us an opportunity for rest, relaxation and vacation days!  Pope Benedict XVI will spend two weeks this month … Continue reading

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

To all our parishioners and dear friends of our parish community…Praised be Jesus Christ!  Now and Forever!    As we are quite aware, our St. John Church is the “Mother Church of the Diocese of Norwich.”  Therefore, we among all … Continue reading

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Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time

To all our parishioners and dear friends of our parish community…Praised be Jesus Christ!  Now and Forever!    To mark the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the death of St. John Vianney, His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI is proclaiming … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi Sunday

My dear parishioners and friends of our parish community: Praised be Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar! Now and forever!   Today is Corpus Christi Sunday! The Solemnity of Corpus Christi commemorates Our Lord’s institution of … Continue reading

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Holy Trinity Sunday

…My dear parishioners and friends of our parish community: “Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.”  Today is the … Continue reading

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Pentecost Sunday

…My dear parishioners and friends of our parish community: “Come Holy Spirit, and renew the face of the earth, Alleluia!”  Today is PENTECOST SUNDAY!  The 50th and final day of our Easter Celebration!!!  We began back on a cold, dark … Continue reading

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