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Saint Peter Claver West Hartford, Connecticut 2014


Saturday, May 3 4:30 PM Memorial: Edmund Welch, III Sunday, May 4 8:30 AM 5th Anniversary: Clifford Lavoie 10:30 AM Memorial: Jean Paul Berard Monday, May 5 6:30 AM Memorial: David Mahoney Tuesday, May 6 6:30 AM For the Parishioners of St. Peter Claver Wednesday, May 7 6:30 AM Special Intention Thursday, May 8 6:30 AM Memorial: Richard Mahoney Saturday, May 10 4:30 PM Memorial: William Leetch Sunday, May 11 8:30 AM Anniversary: Jean Honold 10:30 AM 8th Anniversary: Althea Fahy

Monday, May 5 10:30 AM Lectio Divina ~ Choir Room 6:30 PM Catholic Biblical School ~ Hall Wednesday, May 6 7:00 PM Lectio Divina ~ Church 7:30 PM Knights of Columbus Mtg ~ Hall Saturday, May10 3:00 PM Children’s Rosary ~ Church 5:30 PM Youth Group ~ Hall

May 4, 2014

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER First Reading: Acts 2:14, 22-33 After the Holy Spirit descends upon the apostles, Peter preaches with great enthusiasm to both Jews and Christians. He recalls for them in vivid terms the miracles and wonders that Jesus performed. Second Reading: 1 Peter 1:17-21 Peter makes reference to the Passover, when the Jews escaped from Egypt because the blood of the paschal lamb was shed. Now they are being saved from sin by the blood of Christ, the Lamb of the New Testament. Gospel: Luke 24:13-35 Jesus reveals Himself to two disciples on the way to Emmaus. After explaining to them the passages in Scripture which referred to Him, Christ “took bread, broke it, and distributed it to them.” Then they recognized Christ and their “hearts burned within them.” ©1999 Bon Venture Services, Inc. READINGS FOR THE WEEKND OF MAY 11 First Reading: Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Second Reading: 1 Peter 2:20b-25 Gospel: John 10:1-10


2nd Banns ~ Wesley Paprzyca & Sarah Brezinski THEY RECOGNIZED HIM IN THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD How do I recognize Jesus? Am I being called to be a priest, deacon, brother or sister? If you believe you are, call Fr. Anthony Smith, Director of Vocations at St. Thomas Seminary 860-242-5573, ext 7456 or via email at

“ABC’S of Annulments”, an informational program designed to answer questions about the process of Annulments, will be held on Friday May 9th 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, at St. Gregory the Great Church, 235 Maltby Street, Bristol, CT. This program will be held in the Church Hall. Pre-registration is not required. Brother Larry Lussier, CSC, will be the presenter. Questions will be accepted following the presentation. This presentation is open to all seeking an annulment in the Catholic Church. Attending this session is required to attend the follow up annulment writing sessions. For further information, please call 203-937-7040, or 203-467-3538. Sponsored by the: “Family Life Office of the Archdiocese of Hartford”.



In today’s gospel the disciples were returning home to “downcast” they did not recognize Jesus walking with them. In our homes we can be so overwhelmed with responsibilities we don’t see God with us. Today’s gospel tells us to stop and open our eyes to the blessings we are to one another

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16 DAY TRIP TO GREECE, THE ISLANDS AND ISTANBUL What a magnificent trip starting in Athens, on to Crete, Santorini, Mykonos, back to Athens and then on to Istanbul. A fully guided tour arranged by Go-Ahead Travel will leave from Boston on September 19 and return on October 4. Join fellow parishioners and friends on this marvelous once in a lifetime journey. Travel will be provided from West Hartford. Contact Joe Cassano at 860 521-5986 for more information and pricing. SAVE THE DATE! BIRDIES FOR BABIES CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT MONDAY - JULY 7, 2014 Please mark your calendar for the 4th Annual Birdies for Babies Charity Golf Tournament to benefit St. Agnes Home. The tournament will once again be held at historic Wampanoag Country Club in West Hartford. This year's tournament will honor the 100th Anniversary of St. Agnes Home. Lunch, dinner and cocktails included. Festivities feature raffle and silent auction. For registration or sponsorship inquiries, please contact Phil Prespare at 860-573-0731 or Pat Phalon at 203-605-6892. BOTTLES FOR BABIES 2014 The Knights of Columbus at St. Peter Claver Church will be handing out bottles as part of their 4th Annual Bottles for Babies Charity Drive in support of St. Agnes Home. Bottles will be available after each Mass on the weekends of May 10 & 11 as well as May 17 & 18. St. Agnes Home is one of only two organizations in the state of Connecticut that provides a safe residential environment for young mothers and their babies. This year is especially significant as St. Agnes celebrates their 100th Anniversary-an amazing achievement! The support that St. Peter Claver has given over the past 4 years has made a critical difference in St. Agnes Home and we hope to continue to help their mission. Thank you for your generous support. ST. PETER CLAVER YOUTH GROUP The next Youth Group meeting will take place on May 10th. Teens are invited to attend the 4:30 vigil Mass together and then join us in the Parish Hall until 7:00 pm. Teens in grades 8-11th are invited to attend all or part of this evening.

A LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR… will be held at the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary on Friday, May 16 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and Saturday, May 17 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Come and be empowered in the Holy Spirit! Visit to download the registration form or call 860-242-5573, x 2695.

Stewardship Corner ~ The disciples on the road to Emmaus walked and talked with Jesus all day long, but it was not until they offered Him hospitality and He blessed and broke the bread that they recognized Him. Simple acts of loving kindness still reveal the presence of God in our midst.

“Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and hope in the Lord.” Jeremiah 17:7-8 MAY CALENDAR GRADE 1

Information will be sent to Families with an End of Year Gathering date.

GRADE 2 The names of our First Communicants are listed on the front of our bulletin this week. Please keep them in your prayers as they now join us at the Table of the Lord! GRADES 9

Sunday, May 4 Class at 11:30am

GRADE 10 We wish to thank our students who have enrolled as candidates for Confirmation, and to the sponsors, parents and parishioners for welcoming them. The Sacrament of Confirmation takes place on Saturday, May 31 at 11am with Bishop Rosazza officiating. Candidates will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Tuesday, May 6 or May 13 at 6:30pm. Confirmation practices take place on Wednesday, May 21 and 28 from 6 - 7:30pm. Candidates are required to attend both practices. Sponsors accompany the Candidates at the May 28th practice.

MAY CROWNING OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER MARY We wish to thank the children in our First Holy Communion Class for leading the procession for our Crowning of Mother Mary this Sunday, May 4 at the 10:30 am Mass. We also thank the children of all ages who joined us in this beautiful dedication to the Mother of Jesus!

PRAYER NETWORK Do you know someone who is in need of prayers? You are welcome to call (860) 561-4235, opt 3 or email your prayer request and it will be passed along to our prayer chain. Requests can be anonymous. If you are interested in our ministry of prayer please consider becoming a member of the prayerchain and begin praying for the intentions of others.

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