Pastor’s Desk

Dear Friends,
I want to share with you something new! On the weekend of September 10/11, we will be introducing a new format for our parish bulletin. We have contracted with Liturgical Publications to produce our weekly bulletin. The contents will increase our bulletin in size to six pages. Because of that, we will have room for more information, such as the weekly reflection by Fr. Kumar.
The bulletin will be published off-site and will be printed by the ads taken in the back of the bulletin. This change will save printing time and cost for the parish. I thank Deacon Rob and his leadership in preparing our bulletin and I look forward to your helping the parish to create a better communication tool.

A Note of Thanks
A note of thanks to all those who volunteered as lectors and ministers for the Masses on the Feast of the Assumption.

The Lord’s Kitchen
On Monday, August 22nd, the OLG volunteers will be serving the meal at the Lord’s Kitchen . Please keep our volunteers in your prayers. Our volunteers are also in need of your assistance. Your donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper and bars of soap are greatly needed. You can leave your donations outside the Sacristy this weekend, August 20/21.

Boiler Envelope
The second collection next weekend will be for our “Church Boiler Fund.” Your donations, in this specially marked envelope, will do directly to the fund for a new Church boiler. Thank you for your generosity!

God Bless!
As members of our parish community are preparing to go to college for the first time or are returning to college, we ask God’s blessings on them during this new school year.

Parish Pastoral Council
The Parish Pastoral Council will meet on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm in Madonna Hall.

Save these Dates….
On the weekend of September 10/11, we will be having our Annual 9/11 Memorial. Also on this weekend, there will be a “special blessing” for all Grandparents. On Sunday, September 18th, Our Lady of Grace Parish will celebrate Catechetical Sunday. More information to follow.

Parish Memorial Books
There are two volumes of Memorial Books on display in church for your perusal. They are located by the icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. In the books you will find the names of those “In Memory of . . .” and “In Honor of . . . listed along with the intentions of the Sanctuary candles.
Several years ago the parish instituted a Memorial Fund. The purpose of the Memorial Fund was to provide assistance for purchasing new and needed items for our liturgies. For example, vestments, ritual books, etc. This is a wonderful way to acknowledge someone living or deceased or in thanksgiving for a prayer answered. For information on the OLG Memorial Fund or to make a donation please call the Parish Office at 203- 377-0928.

Peace, Monsignor Martin P. Ryan

Mass Times


Sabbath Masses:

Saturday – 4:00 pm & 5:30 pm

Sunday – 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am & 12:00 pm

Daily Masses:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am

Confessions:

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 8:50 am

Saturdays – 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm