ANNUNCIATION PARISH T h i r d S u n d ay i n O r d i n a r y Ti m e
J a n u a r y 2 4 , 2 0 21
Saint Mary Church
626 Willard Avenue
Newington, CT 06111
Phone: (860) 666-1591
Fax: (860) 666-5720
Saint Mary Mass Times
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.
Saturday: 3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - 4:00 p.m.
www.Annunciat ionNewington.com & on Facebook
Church of the Holy Spiri t
183 Church Street
Newington, CT 06111
Phone: (860) 666-5671
Fax: (860) 666-9784
Holy Spirit Mass Times
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 12:00 noon
Daily Mass Times
Monday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 2:00 p.m.
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Rev. Shawn Daly, Pastor
Rev. Joshua R. Wilbur, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Lawrence Bock, In Residence
Msgr. James Kinnane, In Residence
James Tanguay, Pastoral Associate
James Blanchette, [email protected]
Michael J. O’Toole, Senior Deacon
Bruce Thompson, Senior Deacon
Elizabeth Trainer Famularo
Saint Mary Church, Director of Music [email protected]
Church of the Holy Spirit, Director of Music [email protected]
Rectory Off ice Information
Saint Mary Church, Secretary sec[email protected] Phone: (860) 666-1591, ext. 102
Church of the Holy Spirit, Secretary
Phone: (860) 666-5671
Rectory Off ice Information, cont ’d .
Kristyn Figbie, Office Manager
Phone: (860) 666-1591 ext. 105
Nancy Samulenas, Business Manager
Phone: (860) 666-1591 ext. 103
Religious Education Office
Susan Skipp, Director of Religious Education
Phone: (860) 666-3562
Terri Hermann, Coordinator of Religious Education
Phone: (860) 666-3562
To schedule a Baptism, please contact the rectory for an
initial meeting and a parent preparation session.
Please call the rectory at least six months in advance.
Couples meet with the priest for an initial pastoral
conversation before a wedding date can be set. Please do
not make other plans until a date has been confirmed with
For the Sick
We are happy to visit with the homebound. If you or a
loved one would like a home visit, Holy Communion or
the Anointing of the Sick, please contact the rectory office.
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 24, 2021
Welcome To Annunciation Parish, The Roman Catholic Community of Newington
Whether you are a long-time parishioner, a returning parishioner, a new parishioner, or a
visitor, welcome to our community. We are glad that you are here and hope that you feel
at home. If you are not already a member of our parish, please consider joining us. If you
are a member of our parish already, please consider joining one of our ministries.
The Catholic Church welcomes new members of all ages. Children are welcomed into our faith through
the sacrament of Baptism. Adults can either join our faith, or complete their sacraments of initiation
through our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) or our Adult Confirmation program.
If you are interested in any of these programs, please contact Pastoral Associate Deacon Jim Tanguay at:
deacon[email protected] or call (860) 666-1591, ext. 104.
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Jesus begins his ministry by proclaiming “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is
at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God has come
near” (Mark 1:15). Jesus’ coming was the “fullness of time,” - He is the messenger
promised in the Old Testament (Galatians 4:4, Ephesians 1:10). Jesus repeats the message of
John the Baptist, “Repent and believe in the good news.” The emphasis of Mark’s gospel is that
Jesus’ coming is the “good news.” Last Sunday’s story is from the Gospel of John, and this one
is from Mark, with a similar theme.
Last Sunday, we heard Jesus call Philip and Nathanael. In today’s story, he calls four
fishermen at the Sea of Galilee, Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John. We’re not sure what
there was about Jesus that led these and others to leave their homes and families to follow
Jesus. Did they know him already? Or was this their first contact with him? In any case,
there was something remarkably compelling about Jesus to cause these, and others, to follow
him into an uncertain future. Astonishingly, they followed Jesus without question. As far as
we can tell, the twelve people Jesus called to be his companions were ordinary men. Jesus
picked people probably much like you and me. Furthermore, his disciples were anything but
perfect. Many times they misunderstood him. They often hesitated to follow him. Judas
betrayed him and Peter denied him.
Jesus’ first disciples were “northerners,” from the northern province of Galilee. The capital of
Israel was Jerusalem in the former southern kingdom, the religious center with the temple. It
is no wonder that Jesus was greeted with such skepticism when he travelled to Jerusalem from
his home in Galilee. The religious leaders in Jerusalem naturally considered Jesus an outsider.
The disciples were chosen and called personally by Jesus. We believe that God calls each one
of us. He not only calls us to follow Jesus, but also calls us into the fields and careers. We
often speak of “God’s call” too narrowly, as if God “calls” people only into ordained ministry.
That is true: God calls people to be Priests, Deacons and church workers. But God’s call is not
limited to clergy - He calls every single one of us somehow. It is up to us to give God the time to
help us discern our own calling.
╬ THE DEACON ’S CORNER
RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY ~ ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORD
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the March for Life 2021,
and The Respect Life Office invites you to the Celebration of Mass at
the Cathedral of St. Joseph with Archbishop Leonard P. Blair, Friday,
January 29, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. The U.S. Conference of Catholic
Bishops is sponsoring a nationwide Prayer Vigil for Life on
January 28 & 29, 2021. More information will follow on signing up
for in person attendance, and for live-stream participation.
Pro-Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford
(203) 639-0833/(203) 213-5079
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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, January 23rd, St. Marianne Cope
9:00 a.m. Lexie Sardilli, 10th Anniversary,
By her husband Henry Sardilli & Family, H/S
4:00 p.m. Antonio & Filomena Manocchio, By Wife & Children, H/S
4:00 p.m. Pat Merluzzo, By M/M Kenneth Tamsin, S/M
January 24th, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, St. Timothy
7:30 a.m. Nunciato Iaccobucci, By Tom & MaryAnne Iaccobucci, H/S
8:00 a.m. Walter Zdeb, Birthday Remembrance, By Wife & Family, S/M
9:30 a.m. Emma Stigliano, 12th Anniversary, By her Family, H/S
10:00 a.m. Lena Tallard, 21st Anniversary, By her Son, Bob, S/M
12:00 p.m. Agatha Cetola, By the Banas & Dusza Families, H/S
Monday, January 25th, Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle
9:00 a.m. Mr. L. Tamburro, By Aldo Civitillo, H/S
Tuesday, January 26th, Sts. Timothy & Titus, Bishops
9:00 a.m. Souls in Purgatory, H/S
5:30 p.m. John Nappi, Jr., By his Wife, Linda Nappi, H/S
Wednesday, January 27th, St. Angela Merici, Virgin & Religious Founder
9:00 a.m. In Honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, H/S
Thursday, January 28th, St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest & Dr. of the Church
9:00 a.m. For the Safety and Protection of Our Country, H/S
Friday, January 29th, St. Francis de Sales
9:00 a.m. Robert Romano Anniversary, By his Wife, H/S
Saturday, January 30th, St. Martina
9:00 a.m. Matthew Navallil, 3rd Anniversary, By his Sister, H/S
4:00 p.m. Rose Ann Salonia, By George & Mary Claffey, H/S
4:00 p.m. Fortunato Indomenico, First Anniversary,
By his Wife and Family, S/M
January 31st, 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, St. John Bosco
7:30 a.m. Nicola & Filomena Niro, By their Daughter-in-law, H/S
8:00 a.m. Liduina Reis, S/M
9:30 a.m. Barbara Charamut,
By the Annunciation Parish Women’s Guild, H/S
10:00 a.m. Mary Janet Taber, By Marguerite Gibbon, S/M
12:00 p.m. Cynthia Violette, First Anniversary, By her Husband, H/S
January 17, 2021
Weekly Collection: $ 10,631
On Line Giving: $ 4,714
Total: $ 15,345
We are grateful to all who
continue to support
Annunciation Parish by
your prayers and
We pray for:
And for the
consolat ion o f the ir
fami ly and f r iends.
Eternal rest grant
unto them, O Lord;
let your light shine
IN LOVING MEMORY
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S u n d ay, J a n u a r y 2 4 , 2 0 21
Tuesdays ~ 5:30 p.m. Mass
6:00-7:00 p.m. ~ Holy Hour & Confession
At Holy Spirit Church
Join us for this “mid-week check - in
with the Lord,” for Mass, Holy Hour
Adoration and Confession.
MASS & HOLY HOUR
Come spend time in the presence of Jesus. Please welcome into our parish family the
following child, who was baptized at
Ezra Xavier Smith
Baptism is a joyous occasion in which
children are initiated into the Catholic faith.
All children are welcome to be baptized in the
Catholic Church. It does not matter if the
parents are single or married outside the
ALL CHILDREN no matter what, are welcome
to the baptism of the Lord, as long as they
will be raised Catholic. To get started, please
call the parish office:
Holy Spirit Church (860) 666-5671 or
St. Mary Church (860) 666-1591
Great News - Worldwide Marriage Encounter has gone “Virtual”!
To support married couples during this time of social distancing, Worldwide Marriage Encounter
is sponsoring virtual marriage experiences. Some are on weekends and some span multiple
weeks on a given weekday. Couples will explore their individual personality styles, improve
listening and communication skills, understand God’s plan for their marriage, and learn how to
keep their relationship a priority. Registration is limited and a $100 application fee is required.
For more information or to apply, call Frank & Margie Pearson at 860-337-2447 or visit them at
“This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”
Bring your marriage to its fullest on the upcoming virtual Worldwide Marriage Encounter
experience on Feb 12-14, 2021 in East Hartford, CT and Feb 22-Mar 15, 2021 in VIRTUAL 3RE, NY.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
Monday: Acts 22:3-16 or 9:1-22; Ps 117:1bc, 2; Mk 16:15-18
Tuesday: 2 Tm 1:1-8 or Ti 1:1-5; Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10; Mk 3:31-35
Wednesday: Heb 10:11-18; Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4; Mk 4:1-20
Thursday: Heb 10:19-25; Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6; Mk 4:21-25
Friday: Heb 10:32-39; Ps 37:3-4, 5-6, 23-24, 39-40; Mk 4:26-34
Saturday: Heb 11:1-2, 8-19; Lk 1:69-70, 71-72, 73-75; Mk 4:35-41
Sunday: Dt 18:15-20; Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9; 1 Cor 7:32-35; Mk 1:21-28
READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 24TH, 2 021
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A n n u n c i a t i o n Pa r i s h
The Newington Council #3884 invites all Catholic Men 18 years and older to join our council.
On January 31st at 12:00PM at St. Mary Church, men wishing to join the Knights of
Columbus and those in degrees one through three will be initiated into a new combined degree
called the CHARITY-UNITY-FRATERNITY degree. The ceremony will be about 30 minutes long
and family members are invited to attend. For those men wishing to join for the first time, The
Knights of Columbus is offering one year free membership when joining on line.
To join go to www.KofC.org/joinus and use code MCGIVNEY2020. You will also need to enter
our council number 3884 where asked. The Knights are proud defenders of the Catholic faith,
and the unborn.
For more information, contact Dick Losh: [email protected] or (860) 667-0832.
JOIN THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
The next collection is the first weekend of February at the main entrance of both
churches. Thank you for living your faith by helping others!
Items Needed: laundry detergent, dryer sheets, cleaning products, health and beauty products,
tin foil, plastic wrap, juice, coffee, tea, canned tuna or chicken, soup, peanut butter, jelly,
and baking items.
NEWINGTON FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION
Thank you everyone for your generosity! Last weekend we collected approximately 420
sandwiches and 26 boxes of cookies/snacks for the South Park Inn in Hartford. The Shelter
supports over 120 individuals on a daily basis. The Shelter was very grateful. Our collections
are the third Sunday of the month. Our next sandwich collection is Sunday, February 21st @
4:30 in the Saint Mary School parking lot. Please note – if there happens to be inclement
weather on the collection date, the collection will be cancelled – safety comes first.
Please call Bill @(860) 436-2669 in the evenings if you have any questions.
Thank you for living your faith by helping others!
THANK YOU! FROM THE KNIGHTS SANDWICH MINISTRY
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