Staying Connected as a Faith Community
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Holy Week Photos Due TODAY!

Presentation on "service and servanthood" for the Maundy Thursday service. Where have you seen the hands and feet of Christ in our local community? Try going out on a mission with your camera to discover servants ministering to others. Your digital photos may be submitted to Stephanie Kershner at

Good Friday presentation on the cross of Christ. Send your digital photos of crosses from your homes, around the community, in the church for this presentation to Ann Lovejoy Johnson at
Listening Session This Sunday!

Please join us for another Zoom listening session with your vestry and fellow parishioners this Sunday, March 21, from 11 -12pm.

We appreciated the honesty and courage of all those who attended and spoke at the last listening session. While the conversation was candid and sometimes challenging, it was also overdue. As we plan for the future, we want to hear more from you.

Please consider these questions:

  1. Between now and when we reopen the church, what specifically would you like to see St. Mary's do more of, do less of, do differently or start to do?

  1. What will you personally find energizing and engaging? Will you be willing to get involved? 

Your views are welcome, and they are needed. You can join using the link below or simply dial in to the number provided. Hope to see you Sunday.
Lenten Outreach Initiatives
***1 Week Left ***
Drop-off on office porch or Saturday March 27th 12-3pm

Undie Sunday
We are seeking new: socks, underwear, bras, undershirts for all ages and in all sizes.
Wall Out Hunger
We are seeking: non-perishable food, toiletries, personal care items, feminine hygiene products, cleaning products & paper goods

Gift Cards
Those who would like to donate to our partner school, Bennet Academy can purchase $25 gift cards to either Stop & Shop or Walmart and drop them at the office.
Palm Pick-up & Donation Drop-off
Saturday, March 27th

Between 12-3pm all are welcome to stop by the Memorial Garden and pick up a blessed palm for Sunday's service and drop-off any final donations you have for either Undie Sunday or Wall Out Hunger. Please get all gift card donations for Bennet to the office by the 26th. This is a contactless event with a basket of palms and a table to leave donations. To make it quick and easy we suggest parking on Church Street.
Communion To-Go

Beginning on Easter Sunday, April 4th from 8:45-9:15AM St. Mary's will offer drive-thru communion in the parking lot. More infomation to come!!
Easter Flower Memorials
Those who would like to make memorial donations for Easter flowers can send donations to the office by March 31st.
St. Mary's Lenten Ponderings:

Nelson Mandela from a letter to Winnie Mandela, written on Robben Island, 1 February 1975:

“In judging our progress as individuals, we tend to concentrate on external factors such as one’s social position, influence, and popularity, wealth and standard of education. ... But internal factors may be even more crucial in assessing one’s development as a human being. Honesty, sincerity, simplicity, humility, pure generosity, absence of vanity, readiness to serve others—qualities which are within easy reach of every soul—are the foundations of one’s spiritual life.”
YouTube Worship

Sunday @ 7:30AM or later

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Coffee Hour
Join using the Sunday Service link below anytime between 9:30 & 10:00am

March 21st @ 10AM

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Join Zoom Meeting
1 646 876 9923

Meeting ID: 823 2447 0555
Password: 0000


Join fellow parishioners:

Monday: Karen A
Wednesday: paused during Lent
Friday: Sharon

This short service from The Book of Common Prayer can be found in the BCP on page 127 or you may access the prayer book online at

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 856 0827 5573
Passcode: 41Park

To dial by telephone call +1 929 205 6099 
Passcode: 555650
Midweek Lenten Worship

Wednesdays 24th @ 7:00 pm
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Join Zoom Meeting
1 646 876 9923

Meeting ID: 885 7741 5152
Passcode: 038227
New Book Study Begins in April

St. Mary’s parishioner and gifted lay preacher Mary Covello will lead a six week book discussion on Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s book, Love Is the Way: Holding onto Hope in Troubled Times. Meetings will be held on Zoom on six Sundays at 1 pm beginning on April 11. Interested in taking part in this series? Just email Mary at
Implicit Bias Understanding
"We Cannot Change What We cannot Name" -  JAMES BALDWIN
Denial is the Heartbeat of Racism 
I am not Racist But You Do (we all ) Have Unconscious/Implicit Bias
Click the links to listen and learn more deeply:
Implicit Bias: Peanut Butter, Jelly and Racism 
Six short videos, that allows you to create micro-learning opportunities for disrupting bias
UPDATED CT's Vaccine Age-based Eligibility Chart

March 19, 2021: Expands to age group 45 to 54
April 5, 2021: Expands to age group 16 to 44

State of Connecticut
CLICK HERE to access the website with current vaccine information

CT's Vaccine Administration Managment System (VAMS)
CLICK HERE to enter to create a profile and find a time slot

Connecticut’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line
UCONN Health Center
CLICK HERE to visit the website

Hartford Healthcare
CLICK HERE to visit the website

Yale New Haven Health
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CLICK HERE to visit the website

CLICK HERE to visit the website

St. Teresa of Calcutta Hosts Anti-Racist Lenten Program
Monday, March 22 (6:30--8 p.m.) -- Racism as a Lived Experience - a two-part virtual conversation, part 2.These conversations on racial awareness and healing are sponsored by New Wineskins Community of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Manchester, dedicated to nonviolence.Contact John Ryan register and receive your email invitation:

OneManchester Newsletter
CLICK HERE to register for this fun and fact filled weekly town newsletter
To make a 2021 pledge to St. Mary's CLICK HERE for the form
Ann's Zoom Coffee Shop on Fridays @ 1-2pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Dial +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 873 0224 9184
Password: 958202
Virtual Prayers of the People
Please take a moment to lift these names up in your prayers. Contact Rev. Ann if you would like to add a loved one.
Mary Rolfe
Lynette Wilson
Beth Lavalette
Jenn Reguin
Donny Ballsieper
Margaret Burke
Bernie VonHone
Matt Briggs
Lea Dubiel
Gary Jensen
Mechelle Olórtegui
Thea Michailides
Carolyn Stone
Deborah Kocsis
Alexander Tovar Olórtegui
Sylvia Rogers
Carlson Rogers
Torshia Anderson
Carlson Rogers, Jr
Llonia Jackson and family
Kelvin Rogers
Michelle Legister
Talitha Coggins
Aleesha Rogers
Walker-Young Family: Carmen, Courtnee, Emory, Morgan and Chelsea, Emrys and Erymi, 
Meg Wagner
Karen Armogida
Sharon and Cornelius
Jack Cianfaglione
Dick Falcone
Linda and Michael
Kiki Eglinton
Dean Fedorchak
Summer M.
Arlyne Alexander
Ellise & Ralph Sullivan
Joseph Bennett
Mary Barber
Helen Sisco
Stella Rose, Jess, Bill, Elsa

Ruth Clement
Dotti Canon
Eleanor Hunte 
Jean Cabana
Kathy Anderson
Bob Reault (pronounced
Jeanette Waytashak
Murial Ritchie
Michelle Darrell
Gloria Edwards
Paul Pedersen
Fred Winzler
Gail Wolcott
Dolores Jones
Victor Binks

For comfort for their
families and for all who
mourn especially:
Cabana family, Norman, Denise
Reault Family
LouAnn, Ellie and family
George, Darrell family
Pedersen family
Mark Winzler
Wolcott family, Jesse & Jamie
Kelly Sharp
Binks Family

Thanksgiving for
Our Vestry leadership;
For our “Tech Team”:
Gene, Sarah, Beth,
Mechelle, Rev Ann

Darriun Bedell, Kuwait