Religious Education EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL CLASSES ON WEDNESDAY
3:45 4:45 PM : Grades 1-5
6:30 7:30 PM : Grades 6-8
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 .
Pastor: Father Bose Raja Selvaraj
Bookkeeper: Thomas Spievak
Secretary: Alice Neal
Masses (in Chapel)
Monday through Friday: 7:00 AM.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: email@example.com.
Registration forms are also available on our website:
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
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