Update about scam attempts

10-16-2020Fr. Emmanuel Ihemedu

Recently, a scammer created a fake Facebook account in the name of Emmanuel Ihemedu, using Father Emmanuel's photos, and sent dozens of friend requests. Once the person accepted the request, the scammer asked the new “friends” for money.

Father Emmanuel never sends friend requests and does not request donations in this way. Do not accept a friend request from anyone pretending to be Father Emmanuel and do not ever send money or provide your personal information.

If you received and accepted a friend request, report it to Facebook, then unfriend and block this fake account.


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Weekly Reflection

Give back to God what belongs to God

10-18-2020© LPi

Nobody enjoys paying taxes. Despite our displeasure in being forced to do so, we also realize that the monies generated from taxes allows governments to provide essential services for its people. Corruption really gets our goat, however. When we witness malfeasance, overspending, irresponsibility, and dishonesty in governmental spending, the grave injustices make an already unpleasant and arduous task even more difficult. The inappropriate distribution and use of hard-earned monies can leave a person quite angry and disconnected. It’s bad enough the government wants something from me, now God does, too?


Upcoming Events

You can help St. John Paul the Great Academy earn CASH from A+ School Rewards

TO EARN POINTS, use your registered STOP & SHOP card each time you shop in the store or online. At the end of each month, your points are calculated and converted to CASH rewards for our school.


Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting

Add Tue, Oct 20 @ 1:00 PM

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a group of women from St. John Paul the Great Parish who knit shawls to be given, free of charge, to anyone who wants one to give to a person who is ill, or in mourning, or for any other reason.


Kevin's Place

Add Sun, Oct 25 @ 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Map St. Peter Hall, 107 E. Main St., Torrington, CT 06790

Kevin's Place provides a FREE community meal the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at 1:00pm at St. Peter Hall, 107 E. Main St., Torrington.

Due to the COVID-19, we will continue to hand out bagged lunches at the front entrance to the hall.

St. Peter’s Holy Name Society Meeting

Add Mon, Oct 26 @ 7:00 PM

in Saint Peter Hall

Members are encouraged to come and please wear a mask.

Downtown is A-Glow

Add Fri, Oct 30 - Sat, Oct 31

Brought to you by the students and families of St. John Paul the Great Academy.


How to Report an Incident of Sexual Abuse to the Archdiocese of Hartford

Cómo Denunciar un Incidente de Abuso Sexual que Involucre a un Menor o Adulto Vulnerable en la Arquidiócesis de Hartford