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WEEKLY BULLETIN


Saturday, March 24
MARCH FOR OUR LIVES

On Saturday, March 24 we will gather in St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church at 11:30 am to pray for a brief time. Then we will have coffee and refreshments before we march together as a community to our State Capitol.

Please let us know you will be joining us by emailing info@spsact.org.

OFFICE FOR CATHOLIC SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY
Letter Writing Campaign
Support for DACA and DREAMERS
 
The Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry is coordinating a letter writing campaign with parishes to write letters of support for DACA and the DREAMERS. With the executive order that ended the DACA program back in September 2017, over 800,000 young people who entered the U.S. and know only this country to be their home face deportation. March 5th is when deportation proceedings began, but this is a continuing process, and the hope is for legislation to stop deportations and provide a path to citizenship. We are asking for letters of support with the support of Fr. Tom. These letters will be delivered to our senators and representatives. 

There will be a signing station at Community Sunday after the morning Masses, and a signing station in the statuary behind the altar after the 5:00 pm Mass. If you prefer, you can click here to print off the letter in advance and drop them off after any Mass.
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EASTER KIDS' CHORALE
Sing for Easter Sunday Mass on April 1 at 10:00 am

The Music Ministry would love to have the St. Patrick-St. Anthony youth join them in providing music leadership for the 10:00 am Mass in the Church on Easter Sunday. 

Your child should be of reading age to participate, however, the intent is to have a broad age range as the older youth are instrumental in guiding the little ones. Singers should be able to sing in the treble range. There are three rehearsals:
 
Saturday, March 17 from 8:30-9:15 am
Saturday, March 24 from 8:30-9:15 am
Saturday, March 31 from 8:30-9:15 am

PLEASE RSVP WITH CHILD'S NAME AND AGE
Contact Pam Johnson at 860-756-4034 x 112 or at  pjohnson@spsact.org .
VOCE CONCERT
Sunday, March 11 at 3:00 pm
St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church

VOCE presents "Faire Is the Heaven"
Mark Singleton, Artistic Director
 
Voce returns to the sacred space and acoustical wonder of St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church to present a concert of works old and new, featuring a rare performance of the Heinrich Sch├╝tz' most famous work of funeral music- Musikalische Exequien ; Morten Lauridsen's exquisite Mid-Winter Songs; and the concert's namesake, Faire is the Heaven by William Henry Harris. Be transported through the splendor of the choral arts from age to age! Our own cantor, Pam Johnson, sings alto with this professional ensemble of voices.

For tickets go to voceinc.org or contact Pam Johnson at pjohnson@spsact.org.
Advance tickets: $20 Tickets at the Door: $25
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HOLY THURSDAY
Thursday, March 29

Our tradition of a shared meal to begin our Holy Thursday celebration continues in 2018.

We begin at 6:30 with our shared meal in the Franciscan Center. For those unable to be here at 6:30 for the beginning of the Liturgy, the continuation of the Liturgy in the Church begins at 7:30 pm.

Please RSVP for the shared meal by emailing pjohnson@spsact.org  or by calling the parish office at 860-756-4034. Vegetarian and gluten free meals are available. Please let us know your dietary restrictions.   ALL ARE WELCOME!
LENTEN TWILIGHT RETREAT
Holy Week - A Time of Reconciliation and Joy
Thursday, March 22
5:30 - 8:30 pm

As Lent comes to an end and we look to Holy Week, there is still time to fulfill the Lenten call to return to God with all your heart! Holy Week, beginning with Palm Sunday and leading into the Sacred Triduum, is all about reconciliation - reconciliation with God, reconciliation with the world, and reconciliation with ourselves. Let's take some time on this twilight retreat to explore the many ways Holy Week is a time of reconciliation and joy!

Presenter: Fr. Frank Sevola, OFM
Suggested Offering: $20.00; includes dinner
Presentation only at 6:30 pm: $15.00

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 18
Email info@spsact.org or call the parish office at 860-756-4034 to register.