Our Doors are Open - Phase 4

09-16-2020

As pandemic guidelines continue to change, St. John Paul the Great Parish is adjusting accordingly. We publish changes in the bulletin, on our website and on Facebook as they happen. Please check back each week.

Our doors are open for the public celebration of weekday and weekend Masses, baptisms, wedding Masses and funeral Masses using social distance guidelines. Those who wish to attend Mass and are able to, following current guidelines, are welcome and encouraged to do so. If you are over the age of 65, or have health issues, please consider staying home. Attendees must bring and wear masks for the duration of Mass and follow posted guidelines.

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Our Doors Are Open for Public Worship

General precautions to be aware of as you return to church.

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Weekly Reflection


Forgiveness is an Act of Freedom

09-13-2020© LPi

What right do we have to limit the amount and degree of forgiveness we show to others when we are so desperately in need of it ourselves? In not wanting someone who hurt us to downplay or forget the gravity of their wrong, we cling to anger, resentment, and wrath as a way of maintaining control. It is a way to acknowledge and express our deep hurt. We fail to realize that in doing so we hold ourselves hostage to these destructive feelings and actually become mired in the bondage of sin. All we gain is further alienation from ourselves, others, and especially God. We are no longer free but tethered to all of this unresolved negativity. Don’t we really want to let it go? The fact is that we need to.

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Upcoming Events


Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 Faith Formation year for NEW and RETURNING students in Grades K-5

we will use a hybrid program of virtual (recorded) and online classes with occasional Zoom meetings, and some in-person sessions with parents and students. Please register by Wed, Sep 30 to receive your child’s online access to our curriculum in time for the start date.

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The Faith Formation Program needs you!!

Our Faith Formation Program for grades K-5th is looking for adults and youth at high school level to assist in our Religious Education Program.

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Connecticut Catholic Men's Conference: Taking It To Higher Ground

Sep 19, 2020

Get ready for a relaxed day with extra time to experience the camaraderie of your fellow Catholic men.

NEW location: We’re moving the conference to New Britain Stadium, 230 John Karbonic Way, New Britain, CT 06051. Outdoor venue with up to 1,500 capacity, in full compliance with social distancing precautions.

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Bilingual Rosary

Sep 19, 2020: 1:00pm (weekly)

Join Father Mauricio on Saturday afternoons at 1:00pm for Bilingual Rosary at the St. Peter rectory chapel.

National Day of Prayer & Fasting

Sep 24, 2020

All men and women of good will are invited to fast and pray on Thu, Sep 24 for God’s mercy on our land in these tumultuous days and the healing and conversion of our hearts.

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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

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