tion Classes for 2008/09 - R.E. Classes for
Grades 1 - 6 will meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Thursday afternoons from 3:45 - 4:45 PM. Grades 7
& 8
will meet on Thursdays from 6 - 7 PM with 7th
and 8th Grade Youth Group to follow from 7- 8:30 Saturday
PM.Registration Forms may be found online on the Parish website (www.stmarkstratford.org). Please print out a form and mail your completed form to the R.E. Office by August 29th. Your cooperation with early registration enables us to plan for teachers and resources. Please call Mrs. Patricia Nettleton, D.R.E., at 377-3158 if you have any questions regarding Fan the Fire Youth Rally on Saturday, Au- gust 16th at St. Rose of Lima Parish, Newtown, 10am to 9pm. The event features high energy, inspiring speakers and musicians, along with a Teen Mass cel- ebrated by Bishop William Lori, Reconciliation, Ado- ration, great entertainment and a lot of fun! Lunch and Dinner are included. The cost of the rally is $25 per participant. Scholarships are available. All details for the rally are posted at www.fanthefirerally.com Wednesday
Bulletin Ads - Our publisher, Liturgical Publi- cations, will have a sales representative available the Thursday
week of July 28 in the Upper Room for those inter- ested in placing a new ad in the bulletin. This is your opportunity to secure a space for the new publication year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our present advertisers. Please call the Parish Office next week if you would like to meet with the sales Saturday
representative while he is here at St. Mark.
close to beginning work on the Holmes Street prop- erty in Stratford. We need workers of all kinds, both skilled and unskilled. Must be 16 or over. Please call Deacon Paul at 378-8025 or the Parish Office 377- that even though summer is a more relaxed time; it is still important to dress appropriately for Mass. We ask adult parishioners to be conscious of setting a good example for the youth and children of our parish.
We are happy to welcome Vince Adrian
Covino, Michael Joseph DiMatteo, Noah Will-

The readings for this Sunday may be found in:
iam Lindberg, Amanda Christina Riley, and
Catholic Community Hymnal in
Ashie Morgan Zdru baptized last weekend to the
Section 626 - Seventeenth Sunday
community of the Church and to a new, loving rela- in Ordinary Time/ A
tionship with Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Let’s take a closer look at the lessons of Acts 12.
Immaculate Heart of Mary. This devotion will con- Peter was in prison, but the Church prayed.
tinue on Saturday, August 2, after the 8:00 AM Mass In this text, we see that Peter has been placed in a in the Church. The Promise of Our Lady to all who hopeless situation. He was in prison with four squads observe this devotion:“I promise to help at the hour of four soldiers each were taking turns guarding him – of death, with the graces needed for salvation, who- 16 soldiers! Add to that his wrists were shackled with ever on the First Saturday of five consecutive double chains – one set on his wrists and the other set months shall: 1.Go to confession and receive Holy on the wrists of two soldiers on either side of him. No Communion. 2. Recite five decades of the Holy Ro- sary. 3. Keep me company for fifteen minutes while In the meantime, the local Church prayed. They did meditating on the 15 mysteries of the Rosary, with the not think to themselves, “We do not count, so what is intention of making reparation to me.”All are welcome.
the point of praying for him?” No, their love led themto pray, which they believed could solve all problems.
Men for Christ Early Riser’s Men’s Christian These folks didn’t just remember Peter at their bed- Formation Hour will meet the first Saturday of each time prayers — they prayed fervently for him! The month - on August 2 in the Upper Room from 7:00 to Greek adverb, ektenos, means fervently, intensely, and 7:55 AM. An opportunity for all men to spend one it is related to a medical term describing the stretching hour to focus on their own Christian formation and of a muscle to its limits. We can easily see that the learn ways to lead their family in living the Christian Christians weren’t playing with prayer, they were pray- life. Each session will be practical, prayerful and con- The Church prayed and THE ANGEL WAS
Feed the Hungry This Ministry provides ap- WORKING! Angels were created by God to work
proximately 80 meals per month to Local “Soup Kitch- and serve. He made them to serve us, to serve His ens”. We will meet in the Parish Center Kitchen on children. And so, as the Church prayed intensely, Saturday, August 2, from 8:45 to 10:00 AM-- sub- around midnight, when it seemed all hope was gone, way grinders will be made. Also, thanks to those pa- God showed up & showed out, and made a “Miracu- rishioners who have helped for the past two years by lous Rescue.” Fervent prayer will always get God’s donating food and financial support.The group con- attention, and He will send His angels to act on our tinues to collect toiletries for the residents at the doors behalf, although we will not see the angel as Peter did.
of the church.Call Marilyn Mucci at 612-7018.
The Angel was working while the Apostle was
This is the bible’s way of telling us that
Pre-Baptismal Class - the next class will be Peter had such a deep trust and confidence in God Tuesday, September 9th, at 7:30 PM in the Upper that he could actually sleep while in prison, not an easy Room. All those anticipating the birth and subsequent thing for anyone. Peter believed that God would take Baptism of their first child need to attend this class.
care of all things, whatever the final outcome. How Please call the Parish office at 377-4444 to register.
important it is that we try to leave all things with Him Golf Tournament - August 11 is date of the instead of worrying over them. Trust in the Lord is the Second Annual St. Mark Men’s League Golf Outing.
answer and the cure for most things in life. Proverbs 3:24 says: “When you lie down, you need not be afraid, Poor Charitable Organization are available again at when you rest, your sleep will be sweet.” Trusting God the Parish Office. Wood/ $10 and Pearl $15. Please to take care of you relieves a person from a lot of stop in during normal office hours to purchase one.
worry and stress and gives you better sleep. Best St. Mark Girls Basketball CampThe
St. Mark Men’s League will hold a Skills Based Bas- Peter’s sleeping was also a matter of waiting on the ketball camp for all parish girls who will enter grades Lord. Sometimes all we can do is wait on the Lord.
3,4,5,and 6 in September. The camp will be held Au- Trust and wait. Ps. 37:7-8 “Be still before the LORD gust 11-14, Monday-Thursday, 6:30-8:30 PM in the and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men suc- parish center. Cost is $40.00. Siblings can attend for ceed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked $20.00. All campers will receive a T-Shirt on the 1st schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do night. This is not a tryout. The focus of this camp will not fret—it leads only to evil.” As much as we maywant an answer, sometimes we must pray and wait on be to improve your skills. Please call Walt Brown tosign up. 377-3987.
the Lord. In His time, He will answer. Amen.
1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12/Rom 8:28-30/Mt13:44-52 or 13:44-46 Annual Collection, thru July 22 $62,812.00 “We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his pur- Next Sunday: Is 55:1-3/Rom 8:35, 37-39/Mt Do you really trust God? Do you believe that all things work for good? Faith is a challenge for everyone at the summer holidays approach and our regular ador- times. However, when we wholeheartedly place our ers leave for vacations, we need “temporary” adorers trust in God, we will never be disappointed.
to fill in for a few hours. If you feel you can volunteer Eileen White, Lorraine Studley, Bob Haborak, Fedare Hrinak, Jeff for a few weeks of adoration this summer, please call Mastroni, Barbara Manning, Mary Wargo, Arlene Liscinsky, Julie Gary Tennyson at 203-953-1200 or Scott Goodfellow Koloules, Bob Wargo, Mark Burry, Jose Millet, Kathy Skinner, Diane Vanderwaylan, Matthew Freetas, Jeannine Koetsch, TalminaMorale, Caroline DiRiusso, Toni Stabile, Kathleen Hampton, Shirley Fenn, Michael Howard, Katie Bleekrod, Angeline Masso, MaryKing, Christina Alterio, Evelyn Garafolo, Leonard Gentile, Andy Yankowski, Olive Sullivan, Emily Acuna, Carol Gay, Elaine Hauge, 12am O O O O O O C
David Gallo, Eugene Greytak, William Bradley, Rose Derbabian, 1am O X O X X X C
Ethel Devan, Terri Rontondo, Julia Sellers, Julie Porzio, Emma 2am O X O X X X C
Cannon, Mary Kahanec, James Whelan, Lillian Butler, Michael 3am O O O O O X C
Hostetter, Jr., Rachel Maietto, Joan Watkins, Marilyn Lonzenski, 4am O O O X O O C
Lawrence Hall, Carl Blumenthal, Mark Bensen, Rita Dwyer, Flo- 5am O O O O O X C
rence Steele, Yvonne Wilson, Henry Pawley, Marie Pfrommer, Bea 6am X O O O O C
Fiocca, George Confrancesco, Patrick D. Matto, Margaret Fitzgerald, Martha Reynolds, Alice Munley, David Cholewinski, Jennifer 8am O O O O C
McLaughlin, Eleanor Previs, George Fountain, Arthur R.Dritenbas, Samantha Frattarola, Clarie Hromjak, Eddie Corcoran, Margie 10am O O O C C
DeBiase, Jack Bracken, Mary Hovan, Constance Papp, Bette Stumpp, Ellie Kavanaugh, Nancy LaGanga, Rita & Donald Patenaude, 12pm X O O O C C
Jan & Bill Maloney, Ralph Bersheksy, Mike Czech, Anthony Vuozza, Kevin Collins, Arlene Zayas, Spencer Grady, Joan Shan- non, Maureen Tarczali, Raphaella Gaglione, Bernice Mendoza, Chris- tine Wenzel, John Janovich, Marion Haines, Peter C. Scifo, Eleanor Cornese, Carol Curcio, Matthew Caracciolo, David Carbone, Timo- 5pm O O O C C
thy Calzone, Lee Everetts, Richard Babineau, Frank Vitucci, Sr, Terri Nardone, Bev Degirolamo, Beatrice Dunn, Shea and Cayden 9pm O O O C O
(Parishioners are reminded to call the Parish Office at 377- 0444 to let us know when to take a name off the prayer list.
Thank you!)
11pm O X O O C O
O = One Adorer Scheduled
Those Who Have Died
C = Chapel CLOSED(for now)
Fr. Kevin Fitzpatrick
Update: June 16, 2008
Please call Gary Tennyson at 203-953-1200

John Joyce
or Scott Goodfellow at 203-394-2248 or
Ron Kavanaugh, Jr.
Email to [email protected]
Fr. David Krahel
with questions or to volunteer for an hour
John Payton
04-152.wk# 35Sunday, July [email protected]

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