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ST. JEANNE JUGAN JOURNAL
MAY 24, 2020
SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
HOLY FAMILY CHURCH ST. JEANNE JUGAN PARISH ST. BERNARD CHURCH
What does faith and religion do for us? Ultimately, they remind
us of some truths we conveniently forget: we are created by a
loving God, we have imperfections, we sin, we need to be
forgiven, we have a mission and a purpose, it’s not just about us,
and we hunger for the joy of salvation. These are human truths
that are not dependent upon whether we like them. Ignoring
them places us on the paths of comfort and satisfaction as we
blindly pursue the busyness and superficiality of our empty lives.
Instead of pursuing supernatural and lasting pleasure, we choose
things that are easier and quicker to obtain: sex, drugs, travel,
houses, cars, fame, popularity, self-achievement and satisfaction,
physical enjoyment, and the like.
We may also find ourselves falling victim to more negative
responses to what life brings us: anger, envy, lust, pride,
gluttony, greed, and apathy. Human hearts can become so
hardened to the truth that violence becomes the response of
first choice. Being a Christian is hard! Yet, as Pope Francis
reminds us, the Church needs to be a field hospital that has to be
prepared to provide people with the remedy they need. What
we need is Jesus Christ. The Church, with all of the glory of the
sacraments, exists to help make Christ present and real for us.
Once we find Christ, we find joy. Joy is a matter of the heart that
is beyond pleasure and happiness. It is not found in some
earthly satisfaction, only in Christ.
Once we accept that we are destined to be in Christ, then we will
discover eternal life. Namely, “that they should know you, the
only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.” It is
easy to conveniently forget truth and pursue illusions immediately
within our grasp, but at what price? A man celebrating 60 years
of marriage remarked that it took so much effort and so many
attempts to convince his wife that they were meant to be to-
gether. Even his friends told him he was foolish. He easily could
have given up and pursued other interests. He chose to persevere
and is so grateful that he made that choice because he now has a
pearl of great price. Do we see a value in persevering in our faith
regardless of the cost? If we don’t take the risk, we could lose
more than we know.
2020 ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
The 2020 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal is more important now
than ever. Growing in Faith, Giving in Love is how we can all
make an impact in the lives of so many of our fellow brothers
We invite all parishioners to make a pledge online, by mail, or
bring their Appeal donation to their parish’s rectory. To learn more or to make your gift today, please visit the Appeal website
All funds contributed to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal are used exclusively for the purposes outlined in the Appeal literature, which can be found at https://archdioceseofhartford.org/appeal/.
No Appeal funds are ever used for legal fees or settlements.
RESOURCES TO HELP BRING
FAITH HOME AND THE FAMILY CLOSER Compiled for you by The Catholic Telegraph
With kids out of school, Masses and religious education classes
cancelled, you may feel cut off or overwhelmed with how to con-
tinue to teach and share the beauty and joy of the Catholic faith
within your home. This time at home is a wonderful
opportunity to pray and grow together as a family. Here are 4
fun resources to help you and your family keep the faith-learning
going at home!
1. Pray More Novenas (praymorenovenas.com): Want to pray
together as a family, but not sure how? Pray More Novenas
sends daily emails that include prayers for novenas around
saintly feast days. Pray the prayer together as a family, and
include your own intentions.
2. Catholic All Year (catholicallyear.com): This website is headed
up by a Catholic mom of many who has some children in school,
and homeschools others. She runs a blog that provides great
Catholic resources for parents (and practical support and
advice). She also has a shop where you can purchase digital
downloads of Catholic booklets by month ($5). Booklets contain
prayers, blessings and Bible readings relevant to that month’s
liturgical calendar and saints’ feast days.
3. Catholic Mom (catholicmom.com): Articles of support for
Catholic parents? Check. Podcast? Check. Catholic Movie
Reviews? Check. This site is extensive, comprehensive and
provides a wealth of resources for moms, dads, and children
alike. Their Sunday Gospel activities are a particular favorite!
Download Gospel readings, coloring pages, lesson plans, Mass
worksheets and puzzles - all for free!
4. Katie Warner (katiewarner.com): Katie’s website provides a
wealth of resources for parents and children alike - from free
e-books and bulletin inserts (or home printouts as current times
demand), to a supportive Facebook community and “cheat
sheets” to help make family prayer easier.
OFFICES CLOSED Please note that both Holy Family Church and St. Bernard Church offices will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.
ST. JEANNE JUGAN WOMEN’S GUILD UPDATE
The May meeting is cancelled as well as our June banquet. Hopefully, our meetings will resume in September.
The baby shower is now scheduled for October.
The St. Patrick's Day Party has been moved to March 2021. Please keep your tickets!
There were no new nominations for Executive Board Officers, therefore the Board for next year is as follows:
President: Nancy Marco
Vice President: Pat Keck
Recording Secretary: Karen Zeni
Treasurer: Ashley Pare
Stay well and continue to check the bulletin, Facebook, and our website (sjjenfield.org) for updates.
St. Jeanne Jugan Parishioners
In February of this year, the SBS Playground Committee sold raffle tickets to raise funds for a safe playground for the St. Bernard School students. St. Jeanne Jugan Parishioners were very generous and bought many raffle tickets. The raffle
drawing was held on March 1st. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic followed immediately after and the “thank you”
letter below did not make it into the bulletin in a timely manner.
Please take a moment to read the letter and know that your caring of and generosity towards our school and the students
who benefit from it has not gone unnoticed.
Dear St. Jeanne Jugan Parishioners,
On behalf of the entire St. Bernard School Community, we would like to say thank you for your unwavering support and generosity in helping us raise funds for our future playground. There are not enough words to describe how amazed and grateful we are for your generosity. We are so appreciative for your consistent presence and participation in our
Because of your generosity and support, our raffle fundraising event in February was a huge success. This would not be possible without your help and without you, getting a playground for our school would not be possible! We are getting
close to our goal and the SBS Playground Committee will be doing one more fundraiser which will be a legacy brick fundraiser. Our goal is to raise the remainder of what is required to complete the landscape of this project. We will be reaching out to our community for financial support once this fundraiser kicks off. Information on the legacy bricks will
be coming soon!!
We would also like to congratulate our Playground Raffle Ticket winners. Congratulations to, Melissa Schoolcraft our
1st prize winner, Jen Tiroletto our 2nd prize winner and Diane Kadzik our 3rd prize winner.
Thank you to everyone who supported our Playground Raffle. Together we raised over $17,000 which includes prize
deductions! Our school becomes a better place every day when people like you are there to lend a hand!
We appreciate your “dreaming” along with the students and families at St. Bernard School. Thank you very much for your kindness and support and thank you for sharing your blessings.
St. Bernard School Community
SATURDAY MAY 23 Daily Mass (SB)
Daily Mass (HF)
SUNDAY MAY 24 (SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER) Weekend Mass (HF, SB)
MONDAY MAY 25 Daily Mass (SB)
Daily Mass (HF)
TUESDAY MAY 26 Daily Mass (SB)
Daily Mass (HF)
WEDNESDAY MAY 27 Daily Mass (SB)
Daily Mass (HF)
THURSDAY MAY 28 Daily Mass (SB)
Daily Mass (HF)
FRIDAY MAY 29 Daily Mass (SB)
Daily Mass (HF)
SATURDAY MAY 30 Daily Mass (SB)
Daily Mass (HF)
SUNDAY MAY 31 (PENTECOST SUNDAY) Weekend Mass (HF, SB)
Masses will be offered by the priest with no congregation present and will be live-streamed on our website (sjjenfield.org) Monday through Saturday at 7:30 am and Sunday at 8:00 am. Please see page 5 for the up to date Important Directive from the Archdiocese of Hartford.
Both Holy Family Church and St. Bernard Church will be open daily from 10 am to 4 pm. Please observe social distancing while in these sacred places.
HF = Holy Family Church
SB = St. Bernard Church
SBS = St. Bernard School
LA = Little Angels PreSchool
To register for the Parish’s
Baptism Prep Class, please
call 860-973-1717 to speak with Kacey at the Holy
Family Church rectory or
Sally at the St. Bernard
Church rectory. Baptism Prep Class occurs on the
second Tuesday of the
month at 7 pm in class-
rooms 2 and 3 at Holy Family Church. Baptisms
can be scheduled by calling
Kacey or Sally once parents
have completed the Baptism Prep class.
Baptisms can be scheduled
on any Sunday of the
month except on major
religious feasts or holidays.
In the Hartford Archdiocese,
confirmed in their
sophomore year after a
year of preparation.
Please contact our
Arrange with pastor at
least 6 months before
Young men interested
in the priesthood may
speak with any priest for
more information. Please
visit hartfordpriest.com for more information.
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
Priests are available for anointing either at home
or in the hospital. Please
contact the parish office
SENIOR LUNCHES FOR MAY
There will be no Senior Lunch in May or June. This decision was made with heavy hearts, but in an effort to keep us all safe and healthy, we feel it’s best to cancel the lunches for May and June.
An announcement will be made when the Senior Lunches are scheduled to resume.
Stay safe and healthy!
STEUBENVILLE EAST 2020
Steubenville East 2020 has been cancelled.
Deposits paid for this year's trip will be applied to the 2021 Steubenville East Youth Conference as LifeTeen will not be issuing refunds. The tentative dates for Steubenville East 2021 are July 16th - 18th and will be held at the University of Rhode Island.
Life Teen President/CEO Randy Raus shared this message: “Please take great care of yourself and your loved ones – nothing is more important than your health, safety, and sanctity.
Mother Mary, pray for us!”
Please contact Miss Fitz at SJJYouthMinister@gmail.com with any questions.
Do you have a green thumb, like to be outside, have some free time on your hands and are looking for a way to help others? The Little Sisters of
the Poor at St. Joseph’s Residence are looking for
volunteers to come out and take care of some of the
gardens around the home. Please call Sister Frances at 860-881-0782 to offer your gardening services and help
keep the gardens at St. Joseph’s Residence
beautiful for the residents and the Sisters.
Compassionate and Loving Father,
In the face of confusion and concern
impart to us the calm of your presence. In You allow us to find hope and healing.
Be with those who serve the sick and give them Your caring hands.
Be with those who lead and give them Your Spirit of wisdom.
Be with those who have fallen ill and give them Your comforting heart. Wrap your arms around our world and hold us in your love.
Allow us at this time of trial to then serve as instruments
of that love to all we meet.
We ask this in Your Name. Amen
SATURDAY MAY 23
Daily Mass. . . Rose Shelanskas† (Requested by the Dumont Family) - SB
Daily Mass. . . Ronald Sadosky†, 5th Anniversary (Requested by his Wife, Margaret) - HF
SUNDAY MAY 24 (SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER)
Weekend Mass. . . Eileen and Edwin McMahon† (Requested by their Family) - HF
Weekend Mass. . . Lillian Wood† (Requested by Kathy Albano) - SB
MONDAY MAY 25
Daily Mass. . . Robert Conlin† (Requested by his Family) - SB
Daily Mass. . . Deacon Arthur and Anne Dickman† (Requested by their Friends) - HF
TUESDAY MAY 26
Daily Mass. . . Eileen Cormier† (Requested by Gerry Gamba) - SB
Daily Mass. . . Eldon Fitch† (Requested by Dan and Mary Reilly) - HF
WEDNESDAY MAY 27
Daily Mass. . . Loretta Hauptman† (Requested Donald and Patricia Brierley) - SB
Daily Mass. . . Eileen McGuinness† (Requested by Rose McGuinness) - HF
THURSDAY MAY 28
Daily Mass. . . Fr. Robert Lord† - SB
Daily Mass. . . Intention for Larry and Annie Ross on the Anniversary of their Wedding (Requested by Alicia Ross) - HF
FRIDAY MAY 29
Daily Mass. . . Mass of Thanksgiving (Requested by Linda and William Mester) - SB
Daily Mass. . . Lazara Mendez† (Requested by Alicia Ross) - HF
SATURDAY MAY 30
Daily Mass. . . St. Jeanne Jugan Parishioners - SB
Daily Mass. . . Victor Poulin† (Requested by his Daughter) - HF
SUNDAY MAY 31 (PENTECOST SUNDAY)
Weekend Mass. . . Anna Kaleta† (Requested by her Daughter) - HF
Weekend Mass. . . Wedding Thanksgiving Commemoration (Requested by Joe
and Linda Fallon) - SB
Masses will be offered by the priest with no congregation present and will be live-streamed on our website (sjjenfield.org) Monday through Saturday
at 7:30 am and Sunday at 8:00 am.
MONDAY MAY 25: Acts 19:1-8/Ps 68:2-3ab, 4-5acd, 6-7ab [33a]/Jn 16:29-33
TUESDAY MAY 26: Acts 20:17-27/Ps 68:10-11, 20-21 [33a]/Jn 17:1-11a
WEDNESDAY MAY 27: Acts 20:28-38/Ps 68:29-30, 33-35a, 35bc-36ab [33a]/Jn 17:11b-19
THURSDAY MAY 28: Acts 22:30; 23:6-11/Ps 16:1-2a and 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 /Jn 17:20-26
FRIDAY MAY 29: Acts 25:13b-21/Ps 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20ab [19a]/Jn 21:15-19
SATURDAY MAY 30: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31/Ps 11:4, 5 and 7 [cf. 7b]/Jn 21:20-25
SUNDAY MAY 31: Acts 2:1-11/Ps 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 [cf. 30]/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13/Jn 20:19-23
You can access the Daily Mass Readings via our parish app, at our parish Web site (www.sjjenfield.org) or by visiting the U.S. bishop’s Web site (www.usccb.org).
DAILY MASS READINGS
At St. Bernard Church, the sanctuary candle burns in memory of the Kotch and Fajkowski Families; there are no intentions noted for the chapel candle.
Contact the St. Bernard Church office for information about having the chapel or sanctuary candles burn for your intention.
IMPORTANT DIRECTIVE FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORD
In light of continued assessment of the spread of
the coronavirus in the state of Connecticut and
Governor Lamont’s Executive Order of April 10th
mandating the cancellation of school classes and
the extension of closures of non-essential businesses
through May 20, 2020, the Archdiocese of Hartford
has deemed it necessary to cancel public Masses,
liturgies and Confessions until further notice.
Priests will continue to offer a daily Mass with no
Therefore, any Mass Intention requested will still
be offered, with the exception of weekends. Only
one Mass will be offered each weekend. If you
have a scheduled Mass Intention on a weekend and
it is not offered, the church where it was scheduled
will contact you to reschedule to a later date.
Please call the rectory with questions.
A schedule of televised Masses are available below:
• ORTV - Broadcast seven days a week at 10 am
on WCCT-TV (CW20) and WCTX-TV (MyTV9). It
can also be seen Saturday and Sunday at 5 am
• EWTN - The daily Mass is televised at 12 am, 8
am, 12 pm and 7 pm.
• Salt + Light TV - The daily Mass can be found
streaming on https://saltandlighttv.org/live at
6:30 am, 9:30 am, 11 am, 3 pm, and 10:30 pm.
• CatholicTV - The daily Mass can be found
streaming on www.catholictv.org/watch-live at
9:30 am, 12:30 pm, 7 pm, and 11:30 pm.
Our parish will also live-stream Masses on our
website (sjjenfield.org) Monday through Saturday at
7:30 am and Sunday at 8:00 am. Please know that any and all decisions made by the
Archdiocese regarding closures and cancellations
are based on the current understating of the severity
of the situation surrounding the pandemic at any
given point and may be altered (modified, extended,
or revoked) when deemed necessary.
GET IN TOUCH ST. JEANNE JUGAN PARISH OFFICES
860-973-1717 Holy Family Church (9am-4pm Mon-Fri)
23 Simon Road, Enfield, CT 06082 860-741-7411 (fax)
St. Bernard Church (9am-3pm Mon-Thurs, 9am-12pm Fri)
426 Hazard Avenue, Enfield, CT 06082 860-749-6456 (fax)
PASTORAL STAFF Fr. John Golas, Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr. Mathew Kappalumakkel, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Richard Boucher Deacon Vincent Motto
PASTORAL ASSOCIATE Sr. Theresa Marie Grochowski, CSSF
BUSINESS MANAGER Loida Hilliard
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Kacey Violette (HF), Administrative Assistant
email@example.com Sally Siemionko (SB), Administrative Assistant
ST. BERNARD SCHOOL Charlene Mongillo, Principal
LITTLE ANGELS PRESCHOOL Leesa Contreras, Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Patricia Keck, Coordinator of
Religious Education email@example.com
860-745-7770 or 860-749-2993
Nancy Marco, Administrative Assistant, Grades 1-8
Karen Zeni, Confirmation Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSIC Beth Surapine, Director of Music (SB)
Diane Lautier, Contemporary Choir (HF) 860-989-5448
For Michael Dunning, Organist (HF) or Bridget Wcislo, Choir Director (HF)
contact the rectory at Holy Family Church
PRO-LIFE Al and Donna Doyker
860-749-6203 or 860-463-7826 email@example.com
We are all looking forward to warmer weather and the chance to be together. Take this opportunity to plan for a day of golf!
Completed forms may be mailed to either Holy Family Church rectory at 23 Simon Rd., Enfield, CT 06082 or St. Bernard Church rectory at 426 Hazard Ave., Enfield, CT 06082, or you may e-mail your completed form to Kristen Frost at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit sbsenfield.org for more information on sponsorship and registration.
ST. JEANNE JUGAN PARISH SUPPORT “Happy House” is a free-will collection taken up at Holy Family Church to fund construction of simple, sturdy houses in Haiti through the Haitian Health Foundation. A limited supply of gift cards for Dunkin Donuts, Big Y, Stop and Shop, and Shop Rite are available at the St. Bernard Rectory. Proceeds will go to St. Bernard School.
THANK YOU to all those who have mailed their weekly offertory to the rectory office. Below are the combined totals from
May 12th through May 18th.
ASCENSION OF THE LORD: $140
CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS: $50
ST. BERNARD SCHOOL: $119
HAPPY HOUSE: $20
Although we are not currently able to gather together to celebrate Mass in our churches, please consider making your weekly
offertory online. Visit sjjenfield.org or go to https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/4536 to learn more.
FIND MORE NEWS AND PHOTOS DOWNLOAD OUR PARISH APP BY TEXTING THE WORD
ON OUR PARISH FACEBOOK PAGE. APP TO 88202 AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS.
BEWARE OF SCAMS
Some parishes have noted an increase in scam
attempts directed toward their parishioners. In
these scams, a call, text, or email is sent appearing to
come from the priest and requesting that the
individual send money to a certain location/account
or purchase gift cards whose serial numbers are
then forwarded along to the “priest.” Often, the
phone number or email address used appears as if
it might be coming from the priest but is, in fact,
fake. Please know that our parish would NOT
request donations in this way and that any offerings
to the parish should be made only through the
parish website, online giving page, parish office,
mailed-in envelopes, or other official channels
utilized by our parish.