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ANNUNCIATION PARISH Third Sunday in Ordinary Time January 24, 2021 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. Confession Saturday: 3:15 - 3:45 p.m. Office Hours Monday - Thursday: 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. www.AnnunciationNewington.com & on Facebook Church of the Holy Spirit 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. Confession Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Saturday: 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Office Hours Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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.

Office Hours

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.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 2:00 p.m.


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Parish Priests

Rev. Shawn Daly, Pastor

[email protected]

Rev. Joshua R. Wilbur, Parochial Vicar

[email protected]

Rev. Lawrence Bock, In Residence

Msgr. James Kinnane, In Residence


James Tanguay, Pastoral Associate

[email protected]

James Blanchette, [email protected]

Michael J. O’Toole, Senior Deacon

Bruce Thompson, Senior Deacon

Music Ministry

Elizabeth Trainer Famularo

Saint Mary Church, Director of Music [email protected]

David Dyson

Church of the Holy Spirit, Director of Music [email protected]

Rectory Off ice Information

Mary DesRoches

Saint Mary Church, Secretary sec[email protected] Phone: (860) 666-1591, ext. 102

Kimberly Marchetti

Church of the Holy Spirit, Secretary

[email protected]

Phone: (860) 666-5671

Rectory Off ice Information, cont ’d .

Kristyn Figbie, Office Manager

[email protected]

Phone: (860) 666-1591 ext. 105

Nancy Samulenas, Business Manager

[email protected]

Phone: (860) 666-1591 ext. 103

Religious Education Office

Susan Skipp, Director of Religious Education

[email protected]

Phone: (860) 666-3562

Terri Hermann, Coordinator of Religious Education

[email protected]

Phone: (860) 666-3562

Sacramental Ministries


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

your parish.

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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Annunciation Parish

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 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

financial contributions.


We pray for:

David Bryck

Rocco Lapenta

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

upon them.



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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.


Come spend time in the presence of Jesus. Please welcome into our parish family the

following child, who was baptized at

Annunciation Parish:

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

Catholic Church.

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.


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




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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.


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.


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!


Do you ever wonder if a Catholic School could be the right fit for your child?

Corpus Christi School of Wethersfield, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, is accepting

applications for the 2021 – 22 school year and has limited space available for this current school

year. Our students have been learning in person since September. Corpus Christi School

students benefit from smaller class sizes and personalized instruction as evidenced by their

recent successes. Students scored almost 4 GRADE LEVELS ABOVE their current grade in the

Language Arts/Reading portion of their standardized tests. Imagine how your child could soar!

Come and witness firsthand the Corpus Christi School difference.

To schedule your personalized tour, please email [email protected] or

call 860-529-5487 and ask for Coleen Antico. The school encompasses Preschool – 8th grade.