Parish announcements this week

Awakenings —Adult Faith Formation: “God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1: 27)

Humankind – the Crown of Creation  “Lord … what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him little less than God, and crown him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet” (Ps 8:1, 4-6). With these words Holy Scripture extols humankind.The Lord God set humanity to govern creation: “Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth” (Gen 1:26). (Christ Our Pascha, 118)

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