Sacred Heart Church .Thanksgiving and Easter Baskets – John Innominato ... who choose—sometimes
Sacred Heart Church .Thanksgiving and Easter Baskets – John Innominato ... who choose—sometimes
Sacred Heart Church .Thanksgiving and Easter Baskets – John Innominato ... who choose—sometimes

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Religious Education EMAIL: reledsh@optimum.net

ALL CLASSES ON WEDNESDAY

3:45 4:45 PM : Grades 1-5

6:30 7:30 PM : Grades 6-8

PARISH MINISTRIES

Adults Faith Formation Carole Wiemer

Altar Decoration Leah Olaes

Altar Servers - Yvette Solis

Birthright and Angel Tree - Susan Franco

Buildings & Grounds John Ciovacco & Donna Mann

Care of the Sick Father Raja

Counters Liz Williams

Eucharistic Ministers Veda Fratello

Greeters and Ushers Tim Johansen

Hospitality Karen Johansen

Lay-Rep. of the Parish Corp. Kevin Burns

LayRep. of the Parish Corp. James Vivier

Lectors Donald Mohr

Liturgical Music Jan Gunnip

Prayer Ministry Carole Wiemer

Prayer Shawl Minnie Tigano

Religious Education Father Raja

Thanksgiving and Easter Baskets John Innominato

Virtus Alice Neal

Parish Council Chairperson Jan Gunnip

Finance Council Chairperson William Dylewsky

New Parishioners Welcome to our parish family!

Please pick up a registration card in the Sacristy

or call the Parish Office .

PARISH STAFF

Pastor: Father Bose Raja Selvaraj

Bookkeeper: Thomas Spievak

Secretary: Alice Neal

Masses (in Chapel)

Monday through Friday: 7:00 AM.

(in Church)

Saturday Vigil : 4:00 PM

Sunday Masses: 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM

95A Henry Street, Greenwich, CT 06830

Phone: (203) 531-8730 Fax (203) 531-8794

Email: sacredheartgrn@optonline.net

Website: sacredheartgreenwich.org

Parish Office

38 Gold Street

Greenwich, CT 06830

Office Hours 9:00 AM 1:00 PM Monday to Friday

Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Sacred Heart Church

Greenwich, CT

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Church) Saturdays: 3:20 3:50 PM Or by appointment

Sacrament of Baptism Baptisms are celebrated on Sunday at 12:30 PM. Please call

the parish office in advance to schedule a baptism.

Sacrament of Matrimony Should be arranged at least 6 months in advance.

Call the parish office for information.

August 13, 2017

19TH

SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIMEA AUGUST 13, 2017

Saturday, August 12

4:00 PM Donna SobeskiPeggy Donnelly

Sunday, August 13

7:30 AM Parishioners

9:30 AM John Herbert & Ann Mary BrysonDaughter

11:30 AM Jean Hammond (Birthday)Daughter, Candace

5:00 PM Spanish Mass

Monday, August 14VIGIL OF THE ASSUMPTION

5:30 PM Special IntentionCecilia Bowers

Tuesday, August 15THE ASSUMPTION OF THE

BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

7:00 AM Bea CaravellaPeggy Donnelly

12:15 PM Frank StrazzaVeda & Joe Fratello

Wednesday, August 16

7:00 AM Peter JohansenBetty Shopovick

Thursday, August 17

7:00 AM XXX

Friday, August 18

7:00 AM Anne M. KristoffHusband

Saturday, August 19

4:00 PM Patricia NeilsenThe Mitchell Family

Sunday, August 20

7:30 AM Don Kolok (Anniversary)Family

9:30 AM Mr. & Mrs. RodriguezSon

11:30 AM John Burns, Sr. (Birthday)Wife & Children

5:00 PM Spanish Mass

Monday, August 21

7:00 AM Parishioners

Tuesday, August 22

7:00 AM Souls in Purgatory

Wednesday, August 23

7:00 AM Peter JohansenThe Politi Family

Thursday, August 24

7:00 AM Ann CharmakCarole Wiemer & Sacred Heart

Prayer Group

Friday, August 25

7:00 AM XXX

Please note: There is no 7:00 AM Mass on Monday, August 14th.

THE ALTAR BREAD & WINE ARE

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

FRANK STRAZZA

FROM VEDA & JOE FRATELLO.

THIS WEEKAUGUST 13MONTHLY NEXT WEEKAIR CONDITIONING Weekly OffertoryAugust 6Thank you! First Collection $2,821.50

Second Collection $637.60Regional School Support

The following list is for the most recent availability for

Masses: Aug. 17, 25, 28, 30. Sept. 1, 5, 8, 15, 18, 20, 27, 28.

Oct. 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 20, 30, 31. Nov. 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 15, 16, 17, 19,

20, 22, 28, 29, 30. Dec. 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20.

For Altar Bread & Wine: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Nov. 5, 26. Dec.

3, 10, 31.

For Altar Flowers: Aug. 27. Oct. .8, 15, 22, 29. Nov. 5, 12, 26.

19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - A The images Matthew uses are powerful in their di-

rect simplicitydisciples in a boat, night, stormy waters.

We can readily identify with the reality to which these im-

ages point both as church and as individuals.

The disciples are like most of uswe believe that

the Lord is with us, but our trust is quite conditional. We

tend to panic when a sudden storm arises in the middle of

the night, and things get out of control. Like Peter we may

start out with confidence, but soon we notice that the wind

is really strong and the water is really deep. Our confidence

turns to fear. Today's gospel assures us that Jesus also

stretches out his hand to save us with those words that must

have been spoken with affection: "O you of little faith, why

did you doubt? Another life implication emerges if we

shift our focus from the disciples to Jesus. Matthew notes

that before the episode on the stormy sea, Jesus had gone up

on a mountain by himself to pray.

Jesus' humanity, through intimate communion of

prayer with the Father, is completely transparent so that

divine power flows through him to overcome the destruc-

tive powers of evil. As Christians we are not meant to be

helpless victims when storms threaten to destroy us. We too

are called to be in close communion of prayer with the Fa-

ther so that with Christ's courage and love we can confront

the powers of destruction in our world. In this regard, we

might take to heart that astonishing passage in the fourth

gospel: " . . . whoever believes in me will do the works that

I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am go-

ing to the Father (Jn 14:12). Campion P. Gavaler, O.S.B

THE ALTAR FLOWERS ARE

IN THANKSGIVING

FROM CECILIA BOWERS.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES 2017-2018 Registration for 2017 2018 Religious Education

Classes is in progress. If you did not receive forms by

email or are new to our program, please contact the Parish

Office at 203-531-8730 or by email: reledsh@optimum.net.

Registration forms are also available on our website:

sacredheartgreenwich.org

For those children entering First Grade, Baptism

certificates are needed at the time of registration. Families

new to our program should also bring Baptism and First

Communion certificates when they register. Return com-

pleted forms along with tuition payment to the Parish Of-

fice. Please note that Grade 8 Confirmation Class stu-

dents need to supply the name of their Confirmation

sponsor and a Sponsor Certificate from the sponsors

parish at the time of registration.

Grades One through Eight celebrate Family Mass this

Sunday at 9:30 AM. After Mass everyone is invited to the

School Hall for Coffee And.

SACRED HEART CHURCH GREENWICH

REFLECTION

Peter was in Jesus own presence. He saw Jesus

walk on water and heard him say, Come! Even this

was not enough for him to ignore the storm. He was a

sailor, and he knew the danger of a storm at sea. He

had no comparable memory or skill to help him under-

stand how to walk on water.

Many today worship noise. When we pursue

power, wealth, fame or ego, we fashion and adore

idols of noise, petty gods whose thundering demands

allow not a moment of rest. Just as likely, we find our-

selves in Peters condition: followers of Christ and re-

cipients of his grace who still hesitate before the fume

and froth of the worlds storms.

We may sink a few times in the process, but we

can rely on Christ to teach us to walk on water. This

practice will take many forms. The rookie volunteer

who teaches a sixth-grade religion class is walking on

water. The college graduate who joins a service corps

to perform works of mercy in a tough neighborhood is

walking on water. The Catholic Worker arrested for

advocating peace is walking on water. The parents

who choosesometimes against the advice of doc-

torsto give birth to a handicapped child are walking

on water. Peters walk, however brief, led immediately

to the rescue of his fellow disciples. Like Peters, our

acts of faith, shaky as they might be, will help effect

the salvation of others.- Michael Simone

NOVENA TO O.L OF PERPETUAL HELP: Wednesdays-7:30 PM (Chapel)

LIFE CHAIN meets Sunday, August 20th at Kohls Plaza in Port Chester,

2:00-3:30 p.m. This peaceful prayer, legal and non-

confrontation presence is sponsored by Corpus Christi-Holy

Rosary Parish Right to Life Committee.

2017 ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL As of August 7th our p