Mental illness affects people of all ages, genders, religions, and backgrounds. That’s why the SS. Isidore and Maria Health Ministry seeks your help in supporting “The Purple Light Project,” an initiative of Hartford Hospital’s Institute of Living (IOL). The Purple Light Project provides tangible support to the psychiatric patients in Hartford Hospital’s Emergency Department, which monthly sees approximately 450 people experiencing a mental health crisis. All too often, they arrive at the hospital without the life’s basics that we take for granted. That’s where YOU come in. There are two ways you can help support The Purple Light Project: 1) Dine at [...]
Readings for this Mass may be found here. Music for this services is as follows (BB = Breaking Bread 2020 Hymnal): Opening Hymn: BB 702 Take Up Your Cross (tune: Old 100th) Gathered in the Love of Christ Gloria: Spoken Psalm Chant Alleluia Gifts: BB 654 Loving and Forgiving Holy Holy Holy: BB 912 We Proclaim Your Death: BB 913 Amen: BB 916 Lamb of God: BB 917 Meditation: Instrumental Closing Hymn: BB 703 Lift High the Cross For those unable to partake in Holy Communion today, please find here the Prayer of the Act of Spiritual Communion. Permission to [...]
How do we go about uncovering the moments of God's presence in our lives? Father Mark reflects on that idea in this edition of Connecting with Spiritual Purpose, as he continues his reflection on the writings of Jean-Pierre de Caussade's "The Joy of Full Surrender."
Father Mark reads, “The Gifts of the Enemy,” by Trudy Ludwig. It recounts the story of Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener, and the mysterious woman who gave him hope during some of his darkest days. Author Trudy Ludwig’s skillful writing provides historic perspective without overwhelming or frightening readers or listeners.
In the Eucharist, we “break the one bread that provides the medicine of immortality, the antidote for death and the food that makes us live forever in Jesus Christ.” (St. Ignatius of Antioch) Despite the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, the opportunity to receive communion in a safe, socially distant manner is available following each weekend Mass at SS. Isidore and Maria Parish. We understand that there are some people who are not yet comfortable participating in Mass in person. Simply come to the front entrance of St. Paul Church at one to the times listed below, and avail [...]
Mass for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time: August 23, 2020 Welcome to Mass for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 23) from St. Paul Church, part of SS. Isidore and Maria Parish in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Readings for this Mass may be found here. Music for this services is as follows (BB = Breaking Bread 2020 Hymnal): Gathering: BB 415 - Church of God, Elect and Glorious Gloria: Spoken Psalm Chant Alleluia Gifts: BB 383 - The Summons Holy Holy Holy: BB 912 We Proclaim Your Death: BB 913 Amen: BB 916 Lamb of God: BB 917 Meditation: Instrumental [...]
Father Mark reads "One Green Apple," by Eve Bunting, which covers the topics of acceptance and tolerance for those who look or sound different from ourselves.
Father Mark Suslenko reflects on the writings of Jean-Pierre Caussade, whose most famous book "The Joy of Full Surrender," asks us to simply let God's will be done, and live in the moment. It is more difficult than one might think!
MASS TIME CHANGE: Beginning Sept. 4th, Friday daily Mass at St. Paul Church will be held at 12:15 p.m. This allows us to provide more people with the opportunity to participate in daily Mass. PLEASE NOTE: Daily Mass on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays will remain at 7:30 a.m.
Tammy S. Hewitt We are excited to announce a new member of our parish team. Tammy S. Hewitt has joined the staff of SS. Isidore and Maria Parish as the Director of Evangelization and Discipleship. Tammy is a lifelong Catholic and comes to us with over five years of experience in parish ministry, primarily in adult faith formation and as a Pastoral Associate. In addition to earning a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, she is also a graduate of the Archdiocese of Hartford’s Leadership Formation Program (formerly the Lay Ministry Program) and has earned a Certificate in Spirituality [...]