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Saint Peter Claver

Welcome To Our Parish Family! Parish Membership Through baptism we become God’s sons and daughters, and brother and sisters of each other in Christ. Every family in the parish should be properly registered and each family should receive a set of envelopes. New parishioners should register at the Parish Office. Single adults over 21 years of age should register separately from parents. This registration is our only means of certifying anyone as a member of our parish family.

Office ● 47 Pleasant Street, West Hartford, Connecticut 06107 Phone 860-561-4235 ● Fax 860-561-0552 e-mail: ● Parish Website:


Schedule of Masses

Reverend James F. Leary Priest In Residence Reverend Thomas J. Sas Deacon James E. Hickey, Jr.

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Weekdays: Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m.

Pastoral Associate Gigi Frailey

Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 3:15 to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.

Religious Education Office To be announced - 860-521-2904, Sacramental Coordinator Krista Eddy, 860-521-2904 Office Staff Joanne Therrien Debbie Walgren Organist Tim Stella Cantor Marian Maccarone

Sacrament of Baptism Families preparing for Baptism must attend a pre-baptismal program. Please call the rectory to schedule. Baptisms are celebrated on the 1st Sunday of the month at the 10:30 a.m. Mass and the 3rd Sunday of the month at 12:00 Noon. Sacrament of Matrimony Those preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage should schedule an appointment with Fr. Leary.


Saturday, June 2 8:00 AM Memorial: David Smith & Elizabeth Pericolosi 4:30 PM Anniversary: Dr. Frank Hall Sunday, June 3 8:30 AM Memorial: Margaret Burke, Mae Donovan & Henry Kelly 10:30 AM Memorial: John Cary Lennhoff Monday, June 4 6:30 AM Memorial: Mary O’Neil Walsh Tuesday, June 5 6:30 AM Memorial: Christy Smart Wednesday, June 6 6:30 AM Memorial: Rev. John Desmond Thursday, June 7 6:30 AM Memorial: The Dillon & Daly Families Friday, June 8 6:30 AM Memorial: Richard Mahoney Saturday, June 9 8:00 AM For the People of St. Peter Claver 4:30 PM Memorial: Edna Buckley Sunday, June 10 8:30 AM Memorial: Yvonne Masse 10:30 AM Memorial: Judith McDonough

Tuesday, June 5 7:30 PM Knights of Columbus Mtg ~ Classroom Friday, June 8 9:45 AM Employment Group Mtg ~ Classroom HOW WILL YOU HELP JESUS IN DISGUISE? “For I was Hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Mt 25:35). Today, we are reminded of Jesus’ call to see him in all those we encounter. The Catholic Relief Services Collection sees Jesus in displaced families, those who seek to change unjust laws, and those who need pastoral care and humanitarian assistance across the globe. How will you help Jesus in disguise? Please be generous in today’s Collection.

A FAMILY PERSPECTIVE In today’s gospel Jesus commands, “Teach them to carry out everything I have commanded you.” This command is meant for every Christian. In light of this command, parenting is not only the most difficult task a person can take on, it is also one of the most apostolic and missionary tasks. Jesus commands all parents to teach their children “all that I have commanded you.”

June 3, 2012

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY First Reading: Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40 Moses asks the people if they have ever seen anything as great as the actions of God. He reminds them that there is only one God and all people must keep his commandments. If the laws of God are kept, his people will prosper all their lives. Second Reading: Romans 8:14-17 Paul explains that through the Holy Spirit, we become children of God. As heirs of God we must be willing to suffer as Christ was if we are to share in his glory. Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20 Jesus asks his disciples to go to other nations and teach others all that they have learned. He asks that these new followers be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. ©1999 Bon Venture Services, Inc.

READINGS FOR THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 10 First Reading: Exodus 24:3-8 Second Reading: Hebrews 9:11-15 Gospel: Mark 14:12-16, 22-26

“Meet & Greet” Current Faith Formation teachers, past teachers, and prospective teachers are invited to attend a “Meet & Greet” for our new DRE, Mrs. Angela Clement, on Tuesday evening, June 19 at 7:00 pm in our Parish Hall. Dessert and coffee will be served. Anyone interested in meeting Angie is also welcome to attend. Religious Education Registration Forms Registration forms for 2012/2013 should be returned as soon as possible in order to secure placement for your child/children. Completed forms, check attached can be placed in the Sunday collection basket or brought to the Rectory Office. Registering early benefits EVERYONE! JOIN US FOR A DAY OF LEARNING AND ACTION The Archdiocesan Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry will host its THIRD ANNUAL Bishop Peter Rosazza Social Justice Conference, “Rooted in Faith: Working for Justice,” on Saturday, June 9 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol, (Registration at 8:00 am.) Join with others to celebrate our commitment to Social Justice, as we explore current issues and challenges, and develop tools and strategies to bring equality and justice to our world. The conference fee of $40 for adults and $20 for students (aged 14-21) includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials. For more information, visit or call (203) 777-7279.


KNIGHTS NEWS BIRDIES FOR BABIES GOLF TOURNEY Sponsored by the St. Peter Claver Knights of Columbus The St. Peter Claver Knights of Columbus will host their second annual Birdies for Babies Golf Tournament to benefit St. Agnes Home, Inc. on July 9 at the Wampanoag Country Club, West Hartford. Brochures providing tournament details and the many sponsorship opportunities are available at the entrances of the church. This year, we are hoping to raise $50,000 to provide greatly needed updates to St. Agnes Home’s kitchen. St. Agnes Home provides housing for young mothers and their babies, serving approximately 3,000 meals and snacks each month. Your support individually, through your business or through the business you work with will be greatly appreciated.

JUNE KIDS’ CAMP FUND COLLECTION AAH – summertime and the living is easy – especially for those lucky enough to attend camp AHIMSA! Your contributions to our St. Peter Claver June Kids’ Camp Fund will help make it ‘easy’ for the many children served by St. Martin De Porres Catholic Worker House to experience peaceful recreation this summer at their Voluntown camp. Now through June 24 donation boxes are available on the entry tables for your generous donations to continue our tradition of funding many campers at approximately $75 per child. Donations in form of checks are to be made payable to St. Peter Claver Church. We Thank You on behalf of our campers! DEFENDING OUR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY The Archdiocese of Hartford is supportive of the various Catholic institutions from across the country that have filed federal lawsuits opposing the federal health care mandate, which violates our First Amendment right of freedom of religion. These various organizations are in accord with our position, and we are grateful for the work they are doing. If you haven’t already, please contact the offices of your Congressional Representatives and United States Senators to express your opposition to the federal healthcare mandate. For addresses and phones numbers, please visit: or

The summer season is upon us. Included in your monthly packets are make-up envelopes for those who happen to be away. Utilizing these envelopes helps us greatly throughout the summer months. Our weekly budget for 2012 has been set for $9,230. Year-to-date behind offertory goal: -$9,516. We are most grateful for your continued generous support of St. Peter Claver Church.

STEWARDSHIP CORNER Today’s second reading reminds us that we are the adopted sons and daughters – the heirs – of God. We are good stewards of our inheritance when we share our faith and fulfill Our Lord’s command to “go…and make disciples of all the nations.”


CHILDREN’S LITURGY The next Children’s Liturgy of the Word will be held on Sunday, June 17 at the 10:30 am Mass. Children ages 4-12 will be led to the Parish Center where they are welcome to participate in an age appropriate interpretation of the Scripture Readings and Homily. They are then escorted back to their parents to continue celebrating the remainder of the Mass. Thank you for sharing your children with us! We love sharing God’s word with them.

We welcome into our Parish Family in the Saving Waters of Baptism Lilian Clare Nedell, daughter of Keith & Sandra Nedell, Mason Michael McCusker, son of Kelly McCusker and Viviana Louise Saccuzzo, daughter of Marco and Amanda Saccuzzo who were recently baptized. We congratulate their families and give thanks that our extended parish family is growing. As a parish family we pray that they will grow into the faith into which they have been baptized. BAPTISMAL CATECHESIS PROGRAM The next presentation of the Baptismal Catechesis Program will be held on Sunday, July 15 at 11:30 am in the Parish Center. Parents anticipating the Baptism of a child at St. Peter Claver during the months of August and September 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. SUMMER SOULSTICE Exploring the Wisdom of Summer Come and explore the fullness of the summer season! Reflect on your own experiences of summer – the delights of the senses – the unique experiences of summer – the encounter of the wisdom of the season at the Spiritual Life Center at Holy Family Monastery on Saturday, June 23 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. To register, email Cathy Murtha at or call 860-523-5443. Presented by the Fire in our Hearts group – Daughters of Wisdom and Associates of Wisdom. Cost: Free will offering.

June 3, 2012 Bulletin