Parish announcements this week

We will be discussing the need (physical and spiritual) for this ministry in the greater New Haven area, and how we as a faith community can respond effectively and sensitively to this very important need. This work has already begun in New Haven and the Confraternity of Saint Lazarus is looking to be the spiritual and human face by caring for those babies who have been abandoned by their mothers and those adults who have died alone. The Confraternity aims at being present for those who need our prayers and our humanity. Fr. Iura and the parish will serve the funeral liturgy for some of the deceased with the help of other clergy. Please join us for a lively discussion while learning how we can serve the needs of others. Contact Paul with questions:  paulzalonski@gmail.com

Helping the poor, a work of charity: The Director of the St. Vincent DePaul Homeless Shelter in Waterbury wrote to us requesting assistance in collecting bath soap, tooth brushes, tooth paste, deodorant, Q-tips, men’s underwear for the ministry to the homeless. We will have this collection for the poor through Pentecost (June 9). These items can be put in the basket at the entrance of the church in the marked box.

Can we follow the example of the Lord who exhorted us to care for the poor? Let us follow the holy example of the Venerable Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky who heroically lived a life of Christian virtue with his commitment to the poor. Pray to Venerable Metropolitan Sheptytsky for guidance in living a holy life.

Paul Zalonski (of our parish) will drive the donations to St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury Homeless Shelter in Waterbury (www.svdpmission.org).

The St Gianna Center of New Haven will be having its 4th Annual Benefit dinner on Sunday, April 28th (1-5pm) at Amarante’s in New Haven. The Center is recognizing the Pro-Life work of Vincent Candelora (Connecticut State Representative) and Michael and Barbara Ferraro. The Guest Speaker is Peter Wolfgang of the Family Institute of Connecticut. Single Reservations for adults are $50. All reservations must be received and paid for BY APRIL 12th. Reservations by mail must be made payable and mailed to St. Gianna Pregnancy Resource Center, PO Box 94, Northford, CT 06472.

Please call (203) 936-7338 or email:  giannabanquet@gmail.com with any questions or additional information. St Gianna Center is a pregnancy resource center helping at-risk pregnant women. The Center relies on donations.