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CHURCH OF SAINT PETER CLAVER WEST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT

Saturday, August 27 8:00 AM Memorial: Leonor Garcia 4:30 PM For the People of St. Peter Claver Sunday, August 28 8:30 AM Memorial: Barry Kilfoil 10:30 AM Memorial: Shirley S. Roche Monday, August 29 6:30 AM Mass Tuesday, August 30 6:30 AM Mass Wednesday, August 31 6:30 AM 1st Anniversary: Hilda Figueredo Thursday, September 1 6:30 AM Mass Friday, September 2 6:30 AM Memorial: Robert Yessian Saturday, September 3 8:00 AM Mass 8:30 AM Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 4:30 PM Memorial: David Smith & Elizabeth Pericolosi Sunday, September 4 8:30 AM For the People of St. Peter Claver 10:30 AM Memorial: Leonor Garcia

Sunday, August 28 7:00 PM New Member Pastoral Council Meeting Tuesday, August 30 7:00 PM Employment Group ~ Classroom MINISTRY TO THE SICK Please contact the Rectory Office at (860) 561-4235, Opt 3 concerning the needs of the sick, hospitalized and homebound. For those unable to attend Mass regularly, we would be happy to make arrangements to have Holy Communion brought to their homes. STAND DOWN 2011 The St. Peter Claver Knights of Columbus are requesting your assistance to support “Stand Down 2011” which will be held on September 9 at the CT Veterans Home in Rocky Hill. A bin located in the connector will be available until August 29th to collect new clothing items and toiletries for distribution at the Stand Down. The Stand Down anticipates serving 1200 needy and homeless veterans this year. The Stand Down has requested items such as size large and extra large windbreakers and sweatshirts; hats, scarves, gloves, socks, underwear and slippers of all sizes. As well as disposable razors, shaving cream, deodorant, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes/toothpaste, combs and brushes. Please help the Stand Down “Serve Those Who Have Served”. Thank you

August 28, 2011

TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME First Reading : Jeremiah 20:7-9 In this particularly poetic passage, Jeremiah complains that while teaching the Lord’s word, he is subjected to insults and derision. He determines to remain silent, but he cannot because the desire to speak the Lord’s name is “like a fire burning in my heart.” Second Reading : Romans 12:1-2 Paul tells the Christians to make sacrifices to avoid the trappings of the times, and to do God’s will. Gospel: Matthew 16:21-27 Jesus tries to make his disciples realize that by following him, they will endure suffering, degradation, and death. He tells them that they must deny themselves and take up the cross in order to be his disciples. ©1999 Bon Venture Services, Inc. READINGS FOR THE WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 4 First Reading: Ezekiel 33:7-9 Second Reading: Romans 13:8-10 Gospel: Matthew: 18:15-20

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND NOTES! Class placement notices will be mailed in September. Classes will begin the first week of October. UNITED IN PEACE, HEALING WITH HOPE” The Connecticut 9/11 Memorial Service The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut, along with an alliance of faith communities, interfaith and community organizations and labor unions, has joined together to organize a memorial service around the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on our nation. On September 11, 2011, a service with the theme “United in Peace, Healing with Hope” will be held at St. Joseph Cathedral in Hartford. This event will commence at 7:00 pm and last approximately an hour and a half. Please join us in remembering and honoring all who were lost.

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TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

UPCOMING EVENTS MUMS GALORE…. will be at our door the weekend of September 10/11. Gorgeous mums in yellow, pink and burgundy will be available after all masses for $8.00 per pot. This would be an ideal time to plan your fall garden with our Mum Sale in mind, while also providing much needed support to HOPEWORKS a non-profit, interfaith community organization which relies on donations and fundraisers such as our annual Mum Sale to help continue its work of youth counseling, education and community outreach. We do look forward to your usual wonderful support! WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Couples observing their twenty-fifth, fiftieth or other special wedding anniversaries are invited to the Anniversary Mass on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Archbishop Mansell will celebrate the Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. Family, friends and all married couples are welcome to attend the Mass. A brief reception immediately follows. Registration for anniversary couples is requested by calling the parish office at 860-561-4235. 2011 ST. PETER CLAVER PICTORIAL DIRECTORY

This weekend, August 27/28 and the following 2 weekends, sign-ups for our pictorial directory begins following all masses. In order to plan ahead, the available photography dates and times are listed below. If a family member will not be available during these times, you are welcome to submit a family photo to be included in the directory. For online signup, the church phone # is needed: 860-561-4235. Monday, September 19 Tuesday, September 20 Wednesday, September 21 Monday, September 26 Tuesday, September 27 Wednesday, September 28 Thursday, September 29 Friday, September 30 Saturday, October 1

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BOTTLES FOR BABIES The Knights of Columbus Council of St. Peter Claver will conduct the “Bottles for Babies” fundraiser beginning Saturday, September 3. Proceeds from this effort will benefit St. Agnes Home to help with their care of homeless, pregnant teenagers and their babies. The “Bottles” will be distributed on the weekend of September 3/4 and September 10/11. Your support of last year’s drive generated in excess of $12,000 for St. Agnes and resulted in the Knights of Columbus receiving the statewide “Right to Life” award for their efforts. You are to be congratulated for your support and generosity.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER In today’s second reading, St. Paul exhorts the Romans to total stewardship. Brothers and sisters, he urges, “…offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.”

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BAPTISM CATECHESIS PROGRAM The next presentation of the Baptismal Catechesis Program will be held on Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 pm. in the Music Room of the Parish Center. Parents anticipating the Baptism of a child at St. Peter Claver during the months of October and November should call the Rectory Office at 860-561-4235 to sign-up for the workshop. Godparents are also encouraged to participate. Parents must be registered and active members of St. Peter Claver Parish and regularly attending Sunday Mass in order to have their child baptized in our parish. The selection of godparents should be done with careful thought. EXPOSITON OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT… will take place next Saturday, September 3 from 8:30 – 9:30 am. ST. ELIZABETH HOUSE SHELTER DINNER On Saturday, September 17, we will provide and serve a meal for the residents of St. Elizabeth House Shelter in Hartford. If you wish to participate in this ministry by cooking, baking, or making a monetary donation, please sign up in the back of the Church next weekend. Monetary donations can be placed in the collection basket in an envelope marked St. Elizabeth House Dinner. Please make checks payable to St. Peter Claver. Food donations will need to be dropped off at the Parish Center on Saturday, September 17 between 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. For additional information please call Gigi Frailey, (860) 561-4235, Opt 3. JUSTFAITH If your children are in formation now, maybe it’s time for you to continue your own faith formation. JustFaith is a two semester program focused on understanding and addressing the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable people in our world. The program includes weekly meetings, regular reading, retreats and immersion experiences. It will take place in our parish hall from September 13 to May 19. There is still time to register! For additional information or to register, contact Gigi Frailey at (860) 561-4235, Opt. 3. A BIG THANK YOU! Next week, several area children will head back to school with a new backpack and schools supplies. Thanks to your recent donations to our annual School Supplies Collection these children may not have otherwise had that opportunity to be “just like the other kids”. Thanks again!



August 28, 2011 Bulletin