St Maria Goretti

Wolcott, Connecticut

CONNECTICUT SAFE BOATING CLASS

Dates:  June 18, 20, 25 & 27
Location:  St. Maria Goretti Church Hall
Cost:  $20
To register for the class, please contact:  Donna, Parish Secretary by emailing donna@smgchurch.org or by calling (203) 879-4608.
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A Note From Father Bill

Pace e Bene Blessed be God!
Dear Friends:
We are quickly coming to an end of the Easter cycle. Actually, the great celebra
tion of the Ascension took place last Thursday. On this feast, the Church recalls that Jesus, after having completed the mission His Father sent Him to accomplish, returns to sit at the right hand of the Father as a sign and indication of the honor bestowed upon Jesus. At the right hand of the Father, Jesus enjoys a full intimacy with His Father with full awareness that He (Jesus) had performed the mission perfectly. It also is important for Jesus to leave so that both He (Jesus) and the Father can send the Holy Spirit, the bond that exists between the Father and Son to the Church who will continue to do the work of Jesus. So, when Jesus reveals to us that the very relationship between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is charity or love, it is appropriate for us to ask how we can not only love one another from a natural point of view but how we can elevate that natural point of view to God’s point of view. Last week, Jesus gives the commandment that we should love one another as God has loved us. One way to open this up and discuss it is to see love as a ‘care’ for others as well as for the earth. ‘To care for’ usually is used on several levels: one cares for one’s spouse, friend or possession. But this ‘care’ involves the intent to be service of the other, to help better the other’s life. This can be done on a physical level: we pay for education or good hospital service. We can also ‘care’ for things, as a golfer will take care of, protect, his golf clubs. A third way to ‘care’ is to be present, available, for others for the betterment of their spiritual (and, so, daily) lives. Of course, families, friends and co-workers do ‘care’ for the betterment of others, but for us, as Christians and Catholics, we are available to others in our works, our deeds, so that they may ‘see the good that we do and give glory to God.’ As God ‘cared’ for us in our plight of ignorance and sin, so we too can care for others for the betterment of their souls and so, be like God as we ‘care.’ Our Catholic faith is such a beautiful and constructive way of living. We should be grateful that we have someone someone divine to show us how to live and how to worship God. Let us not take our grace, our faith, our Eucharistic community for granted but always be grateful that we can know what it means to be a Catholic person. May our efforts to be ‘good’ please God, cause Him to look kindly upon us as well as the world.


Enjoy the coming warm weather and keep God in your schedule. Fr. Bill
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Reception for Fr. Harold Heinrich - SUNDAY, MAY 6

Dear Parishioners,
We would like to invite you to attend the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday, May 6.  Rev. Harold Heinrich will be the Celebrant.  As many of you know, Fr. Heinrich was at St. Maria Goretti from 1978-1990.  We will be having a reception to honor Fr. Heinrich in Fr. Mullins Hall.  

Please spread the word!  If anyone would be able to donate finger foods, baked goods, or beverages, we would appreciate it.  We are also looking for a few volunteers to help in the kitchen.  

Please email Donna at donna@smgchurch.org or call the office at (203) 879-4608 if you are able to assist in any way.  

I\'m sure Fr. Heinrich will enjoy seeing many familiar faces. 

Sincerely,

Fr. Bill
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