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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 Ɣ 47 Pleasant Street, West Hartford, Connecticut 06107 Phone 860-561-4235 Ɣ Fax 860-561-0552

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Schedule of Masses

Reverend James F. Leary

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 p.m.


Sunday: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

James E. Hickey, Jr.

Pastoral Associate

Weekdays: Monday through Thursday: 6:30 a.m.

Gigi Frailey

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

Religious Education Office DRE - Angela Clement – 860-521-2904 RE Assistant – Marie Carr

Office Staff Joanne Therrien Debbie Walgren

Music Director Tim Stella Associate Organist Peter Stoltzfus Berton Cantor Marian Maccarone

Sacrament of Baptism Families preparing for Baptism must attend a prebaptismal class. Classes are held the third Sunday every other month. Please call the parish office to make arrangements. Baptisms are celebrated on the 1st Sunday of the Month during the 10:30 a.m. Mass 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 and Music Director Tim Stella.


Saturday, June 7 4:30 PM Grade 9 Confirmandi Sunday, June 8 8:30 AM Memorial: James & Frances Vaughan 10:30 AM Memorial: Le-An Flaherty Monday, June 9 6:30 AM Memorial: Richard Mahoney Tuesday, June 10 6:30 AM Memorial: Dillon & Daly Families Wednesday, June 11 6:30 AM Special Intention Thursday, June 12 6:30 AM Memorial: Robert Fitzgerald Saturday, June 14 4:30 PM Memorial: Edna P. Buckley Sunday, June 15 8:30 AM Memorial: Eleanor Vaughan 10:30 AM Memorial: Dominic Maradie

June 8, 2014

PENTECOST SUNDAY First Reading: Acts 2:1-11 On the feast of Pentecost, the disciples were gathered together when suddenly tongues of fire rested upon them, and they were filled with the Holy Spirit. They began to speak in many tongues; those who heard them were filled with amazement. Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 Paul tells the Corinthians that each possesses different gifts and performs different ministries, but each works for the common good in Christ Jesus. Gospel: Jn 20:19-23 Jesus appears to the apostles after his resurrection and bestows upon them the power to forgive sins. Š1999 Bon Venture Services, Inc.

Tuesday, June 10 7:30 PM Knights of Columbus Mtg ~ Hall Wednesday, June 11 2:15 PM Grade 1 Ice Cream Social ~ Hall 7:00 PM Pastoral Council Mtg ~ Hall Saturday, June 14 3:45 PM Children’s Rosary ~ Church 5:30 PM Youth Group Mtg ~ Hall

READINGS FOR THE WEEKND OF JUNE 15 First Reading: Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9 Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Gospel: John 3:16-18


After Mass on Sunday, June 15 please come enjoy a cup of coffee, doughnuts and some friendly chatter. We thank the Knights of Columbus for hosting this event.

New To The Parish? Thank you to our Director of Religious Education, Mrs. Angie Clement, Religious Education Assistant, Mrs. Marie Carr and Catechists for their generous love and care of our youth in preparing them for the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation. We are most grateful for their expertise, their attention to detail, their patience and faithful dedication to our community. All three sacraments were celebrated beautifully over the past few months. Many thanks to Fr. Leary, Deacon Jim, Tim Stella, Marian Maccarone, and to the various volunteers who had a hand in making these sacramental moments so special. We are blessed indeed!! 

Welcome to St. Peter Claver Church, we are pleased to have you join us in worship. If you would like to join the parish please complete the information below and return it to us in the collection basket or by mail. We will send you a registration form, or you are welcome to stop by the parish office and register.

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“Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.” Psalm 104:30 JUNE CALENDAR GRADE 1 Students will receive their Completion Certificates at the End of Year Gathering this Wednesday, June 11 at 2:15pm in the Parish Hall. Parents will receive information by email. GRADE 8 Completion Certificates are in the Parish Hall for those students who have fulfilled their Grade 8 requirement. Stewardship Forms are due prior to receiving a Completion Certificate. GRADES 9 Students who took part in the Rite of Enrollment Ceremony have asked to be enrolled as Confirmation Candidates! They have successfully completed their Grade 9 - Year 1 course of study and will enter Grade 10 - Year 2 of Sacrament Preparation. Please keep these young adults in your prayers as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation next year! 2014 - 2015 REGISTRATION FOR FAITH FORMATION CLASSES Registration Information is currently being prepared and will be mailed soon to all families who have children enrolled in our Faith Formation Classes. Families with students entering Grade 1 are asked to call the Faith Formation Office for a New Student Form. New families who are interested in classes for their children in Grades 1 through 10 are asked to register with the parish and request the Faith Formation Registration Newsletter and New Student Forms. Thank You!

Stewardship Corner ~ In the second reading today, St. Paul remind s the Corinthians, “There are different gifts, but the same Spirit, there are different ministries, but the same Lord.” How am I using my gifts for the common good?

Congratulations Z to the Y Newly Baptized Piper Milly Mastroianni Daughter of Stephen & Lindsay Mastroianni June 1, 2014 Finn Michael Bellenoit Son of Daniel & Jaime Bellenoit June 8, 2014 CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN FAITH | WORSHIP | WITNESS

Thank you for your recent contribution in the amount of $397 to the Collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign. Because of your support, millions of faithful will have the opportunity to deepen their faith through resources on the Internet, television, radio and print media.

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES COLLECTION 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 29 receptacles 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!

We also thank you for your generous support of The Catholic Relief Services Collection. Your generous donation of $790 will help reunite families, teach valuable life skills to those seeking a better life, and meet the vital humanitarian needs of many people. Please visit to learn how your donations are making a difference.


F A FAMILY PERSPECTIVE G Like the disciples in today’s gospel, there are times we shut the doors of our hearts to people or events. It’s how we create emotional distance. Permanent distancing is lethal and prevents the PEACE Jesus offers you today.

We welcome you to inform the Rectory Office when a parishioner is hospitalized, homebound or in a nursing home in order that our Pastoral Staff or Eucharistic Ministers schedule a visit and bring Communion. Please let us know how we may help in any way by calling 860-561-4235, opt 3 or via email

YOU’RE INVITED!! Our St. Peter Claver Youth Group would like to invite all teens to their end of year celebration scheduled for June 14th. Teens in Grades 7-11 are invited to attend the 4:30 Mass together followed by pizza and ice cream in the Parish Hall until 8:00 pm. You are welcome to attend all or part of this evening. SPECIAL INVITE TO 7TH GRADERS Please join us for a peek of what St. Peter Claver Youth Group is all about. Come and check it out, bring a friend. This is a great opportunity to hang out with

fellow teens from our parish. Mark your calendars!

We wish to say “Thank You” to all of our Catechists for sharing their Gift of Faith with the Children of St. Peter Claver Church! We Invite Our Catechists And Their Families To Join Us Sunday, June 22nd At The 8:30 am Mass Followed By A Continental Breakfast In The Parish Hall “On the lips of the Catechist the first proclamation must ring out over and over ~ Jesus Christ loves you; He gave His life to save you; and now He is living at your side everyday to enlighten, strengthen and free you.” ~ Pope Francis (Evangelii Gaudium, 164) Catechists have the privilege to share these Truths with their Students. How blessed we are to have their devotion to God, their dedication to their Parish and their desire to tell others how much Jesus loves them!

Thank You Catechists!

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