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A Letter from Fr. Emmanuel

Do You Know Your Faith?

09-23-2018Rev. Emmanuel I. Ihemedu

Do you know the meaning of the Liturgy of the Word? Do you know why we have three readings on a Sunday Mass? Well, the Liturgy of the Word is God speaking to us. If you have been paying attention to the readings, you would have noticed that the first reading is always taken from the Old Testament except during the Easter season (check out the readings during this Easter period).In general, the first reading tells us what God did in the past for the chosen race (the people of Israel). This reading usually has a connection with the gospel reading.


Upcoming Events

Scripture Discussion Group
Sep 24 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Mondays from 6:00-7:30pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Center

Join this fun-filled and inspiring group as we enrich our understanding of the readings from last weekend’s Holy Mass.


5th Annual Oktoberfest
Sep 29 1:00pm - 8:00pm

152 Litchfield St. Torrington. Mark your calendars!


Catholic Youth Encounter
Sep 30 10:00am - 5:30pm

St. Paul High School, Bristol. Cost is $30pp. Deadline to register is Aug 31.

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Blessing of the Animals
Oct 6 12:00pm

St. Francis Church.

40 Days for Life
Oct 6

The Pro-Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford is pleased to announce that it will once again participate this fall in the 40 Days for Life Campaign.