Keeping Us Connected Newsletter
June 10, 2022

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you. 
--II Corinthians 13:14

Dear Saint Mary Friends,

Evening on Eucharistic Adoration; June 14, 7:00 P.M.
Here is a wonderful opportunity for parishioners to have an evening of refreshment of body and soul. On Tuesday, June 14, at 7:00 P.M. in Holy Family Hall, just days before the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, we will have the blessings of a talk on the Eucharist, with a time of prayer, and then refreshments afterword. I include in this invitation, a special invite to those who are already committed to prayer in our Adoration Chapel. It will be good to celebrate our reopening with you and to get to know others who have been called to prayer before the Eucharistic Lord. But all parishioners are warmly invited.
Icon Workshop: July 18-22
You may remember that last July we hosted a weeklong icon workshop for 15 people. It was a time for learning about the richness of icons in the church, the spirituality behind them, and the actual “writing” (painting) of an icon. We will host the workshop again this July and the icon will be of St. Michael the Archangel. It requires a full 5-day commitment, but the reward is well worth the time. Those from last year can attest that you need not have great artistic talent, but only a desire to create something beautiful in the Lord. The results bear this out. Parishioners might consider inviting or sponsoring a high school or college student (last year 2 teenagers participated). I assure you they will be enchanted by the beauty and by what they produce by the week’s end. For more information see HERE and below.
Sunday is Trinity Sunday
The most sublime revelation to come from the lips of Our Lord and the Scriptures is that God is three persons and yet one God. In his reflection below, Deacon Rick presents some of the ways human beings have tried to understand this by analogy. And our human wrestling with this is important, otherwise we undervalue God’s gift of human reason. But in the Trinity we need more than our own human efforts. As Aquinas and Augustine would say about this article of faith: If we understand then it is not God (Augustine); to comprehend God is impossible to any created intellect (Aquinas).
There’s more. The great American theologian, Fr. John A Hardon, S.J., follows a long line of Catholic Faith when he writes of the Trinity as Love.
But the Trinity is more than a test of our faith. It is also the perfect model of our selfless love. As revelation tells us, within the Godhead is a plurality of Persons, so that God is defined as Love because He has within His own being, to use our language, the object of love which is an Other with whom each of the Persons can share the totality of their being.
We therefore see from reflection on this Triune Love that love by its essence is not self-centered, that love unites, that love gives, and that love shares perfectly within the Godhead. Love is therefore as perfect in us as it approximates the perfect sharing that constitutes the Trinity.
Msgr. Kevin T. Royal
Also in this newsletter...
Congratulations to Father Colin Lomnitzer - ordained to the Priesthood last weekend by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano. As he is the only new priest ordained this year, we are very fortunate to have him join our Parish. He arrives this summer!
Father's Day is next Sunday, June 19. Cards are available in the Parish Office for $10.

You may also enter your father's name to be prayed for at all Father's Day Masses (no card). Click below to enter.

2021 Icon Painting Workshop
2021 Icon Painting Workshop

ALTAR FLOWER VOLUNTEERS! We are looking for a few people to work on the Church altar flowers each week. Contact Dick Camuso if you are interested or would like more info,, 203-313-0748.
No High School Youth Nights on Sundays this summer
Join us for one of these instead...
Red Rooster & mini golf, river tubing, lunch & Lourdes, and more...
Graduating 8th graders welcome to join as well!
Missed Confirmation Over the Past Few Years?
Prepare this year! Sessions every other week October - March.
Summer Events for EDGE
Watch for email notifications. Not our list? Email
Kindergarten Program
Coming this Fall. Register now.
TONIGHT! Join Young Catholic Professionals for an Executive Speaker Series event featuring Thomas G. Kolenberg, Senior Vice President at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, on Friday, June 10 from 6:30–8:30pm at Mater Salvatoris School in Stamford. Topics will include how to live out your faith in everyday life, how to set the tone for organizational culture as a Catholic leader and what it takes to show patience in your career with the goal of always bettering yourself. RSVP for free at
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