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Mass for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time: September 20, 2020

Welcome to Mass for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 20, 2020) Readings for this Mass may be found here.

Music for this services is as follows (BB = Breaking Bread 2020 Hymnal):

Opening Hymn: BB 582: Companions on the Journey
Gathered in the Love of Christ
Gloria: Spoken
Psalm: The Lord is Near to All Who Call Upon Him
Chant Alleluia
Offertory: BB 517: Litany for the Earth
Holy Holy Holy: BB 912
We Proclaim Your Death: BB 913
Amen: BB 916
Lamb of God: BB
917 Meditation: Instrumental
Closing Hymn: BB 520: The Eyes and Hands of Christ

For those unable to partake in Holy Communion today, please find here the Prayer of the Act of Spiritual Communion.

Permission to stream the music in this Mass obtained from One License with license #731488-A7/19

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose for September 18, 2020: Maturity vs Immaturity

Father Mark talks about maturity and immaturity in both adults and children, with 1 Corinthians 13:11-12, as a starting point.

“When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things. At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known.”

Mass for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time: September 13, 2020

Welcome to Mass for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 13, 2020) Readings for this Mass may be found here,

Music for this services is as follows (BB = Breaking Bread 2020 Hymnal):

Opening Hymn: BB 593 – Praise to you, O Christ, Our Savior
Greeting: Gathered in the Love of Christ
Gloria: Spoken
Psalm: The Lord is kind and merciful, slow to anger and rich in compassion
Chant Alleluia
Offertory: BB 437 -O God, You Search Me
Holy Holy Holy: BB 912
We Proclaim Your Death: BB 913
Amen: BB 916
Lamb of God: BB 917
Meditation: Instrumental
Closing Hymn: BB 467 – The King of Love My Shepherd Is

For those unable to partake in Holy Communion today, please find here the Prayer of the Act of Spiritual Communion.

Permission to stream the music in this Mass obtained from One License with license #731488-A7/19

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose for September 12, 2020

Are you angry? Wondering what you can do with your anger? Father Mark looks at anger from a Christian point of view – and how you can process anger using Christian principles.

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: Children’s Edition for September 11, 2020

Father Mark Suslenko reads MORE letters from kids to Pope Francis along with the Holy Father’s responses. From the New York Times best selling book, “Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World.”

Mass for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: September 6, 2020

Welcome to Mass for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 6, 2020) Readings for this Mass may be found here,

Music for this services is as follows (BB = Breaking Bread 2020 Hymnal):

Opening Hymn: BB 414 -All Are Welcome
Gathered in the Love of Christ Gloria: Spoken
Psalm: If Today You Hear His Voice, Harden Not Your Hearts
Chant Alleluia
Offertory: BB 460 – Come to Me
Holy Holy Holy: BB 912
We Proclaim Your Death: BB 913
Amen: BB 916
Lamb of God: BB 917
Meditation: Instrumental
Closing Hymn: BB 594 – For the Beauty of the Earth

For those unable to partake in Holy Communion today, please find here the Prayer of the Act of Spiritual Communion.

Permission to stream the music in this Mass obtained from One License with license #731488-A7/19

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose for September 4, 2020: Moving Forward

Have you been feeling “stuck” these last few months, particularly when it comes to discerning God’s presence in your life? Father Mark has been feeling that way, too, and reflects on ways we can all start “moving forward.”

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose for September 4, 2020: Children’s Edition

Father Mark reads the responses from Pope Francis to letters from he has received from children around the world. From the New York Times best selling book, “Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World.”

Mass for the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: August 30, 2020

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 stream the music in this Mass obtained from One License with license #731488-A7/19

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose for August 29, 2020

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.”

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: Children’s Edition for August 28, 2020

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.

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

Closing Hymn: BB 481 – God is Love

Permission to stream the music in this Mass obtained from One License with license #731488-A7/19

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose for August 21, 2020:
“Thy Will Be Done”

Father Mark 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!

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: Children’s Edition for August 21, 2020

Father Mark Suslenko reads “One Green Apple,” by Eve Bunting, which covers the topics of acceptance and tolerance for those who look or sound different from ourselves.

Mass for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time: August 16, 2020

Welcome to Mass for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 16) from St. Paul Church, part of SS. Isidore and Maria Parish in Glastonbury, Connecticut.  Readings for this Mass may be found here.

Music: Gathering: O God, Beyond All Praising
Offertory: God of the Hungry
Closing: From All that Dwell Below the Skies

For those unable to partake in Holy Communion today, please find here the Prayer of the Act of Spiritual Communion.

Permission to stream the music in this Mass obtained from One License with license #731488-A7/19

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: Children’s Edition for August 14, 2020

Father Mark returns with all new books for the kids, including this week’s selection: “Miss Rumpius,” by Barbara Cooney.

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose for August 14, 2020

Father Mark Suslenko is back! He kicks off the latest series of video messages with a reflection on growth, darkness, and faith.

Welcome to Mass for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 9, 2020)

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 443 – O God Our Help in Ages Past

Gloria: Spoken Psalm Chant

Alleluia Gifts: BB 495 – We Walk by Faith

Holy Holy Holy: BB 912

We Proclaim Your Death: BB 913

Amen: BB 916

Lamb of God: BB 917

Meditation: Instrumental

Closing Hymn: 476 – There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

For those unable to partake in Holy Communion, please find here the Prayer of the Act of Spiritual Communion.

Permission to stream the music in this Mass obtained from One License with license #731488-A

Mass for the Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time: August 2, 2020

Welcome to Mass for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, recorded live at St. Paul Church, part of SS. Isidore and Maria Parish in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

Readings for this Mass may be found here.

For those unable to partake in Holy Communion, please find here the Prayer of the Act of Spiritual Communion here.

Mass for the Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time: July 26, 2020

Welcome to Mass for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, recorded live at 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 548 – Praise My Soul the King of Heaven
Gloria: Spoken
Psalm
Chant Alleluia
Gifts: BB 592 – Your Words are Spirit and Life
Holy Holy Holy: BB 912
We Proclaim Your Death: BB 913
Amen: BB 916  Lamb of God:
BB 917  Meditation: Instrumental
Closing Hymn: 387 – Sent Forth By God’s Blessing

Permission to stream the music in this Mass obtained from One License with license #731488-A7/19

Mass for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: July 19, 2020

Welcome to Mass for the Sixteen Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 19) 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 199 – Praise to the Lord
Gloria: Spoken
Psalm  Chant Alleluia
Gifts: BB 435 – Seek Ye First
Holy Holy Holy: BB 912
We Proclaim Your Death: BB 913
Amen: BB 916
Lamb of God: BB 917
Meditation: Instrumental
Closing Hymn: 534 – O Bless the Lord my Soul

Permission to stream the music in this Mass obtained from One License with license #731488-A

Mass for the Fifteen Sunday in Ordinary Time: July 12, 2020

Welcome to Mass for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, recorded live at 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 422 – I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Gloria: Spoken Psalm
Chant Alleluia
Gifts: BB 592 – Your Words are Spirit and Life
Holy Holy Holy: BB 912
We Proclaim Your Death: BB 913
Amen: BB 916
Lamb of God: BB 917
Meditation: Instrumental
Closing Hymn: 387 – Sent Forth by God’s Blessing

Permission to stream the music in this Mass obtained from One License with license #731488-A

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose for July 11, 2020

Have you ever considered the question of what gives your life meaning? Father Mark tackles that topic (with a little help from Pope Benedict XVI) in this week’s chat.

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: Children’s Edition for July 10, 2020

Father Mark reads “This Little Prayer of Mine,” by Anthony DeStefano.

Mass for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: July 5, 2020

Welcome to Mass for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 5, 2020) 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 414 All Are Welcome
Gloria: Spoken
Psalm
Chant Alleluia
Gifts: BB 460 Come to Me
Holy Holy Holy: BB 912
We Proclaim Your Death: BB 913
Amen: BB 916
Lamb of God: BB 917
Meditation: Violin/Organ Meditation
Closing Hymn: God Bless America, followed by #528 Let There Be Peace on Earth

Permission to stream the music in this Mass obtained from One License with license #731488-A

Streaming of All Weekend Masses Begins July 4 & 5!

Unable to attend Mass? SS. Isidore and Maria Parish has you covered.

Starting July 4, 2020, we begin regular live streaming of all weekend Masses from St. Paul Church, Glastonbury, CT.

Join us: Saturdays at 4:00 PM, and Sundays at 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:15 AM, and for Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament each Saturday from 12:30 – 2:30 PM

Mass for the Thirteen Sunday in Ordinary Time: June 28, 2020

Welcome to Mass for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (June 28, 2020) 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 418 The Church’s One Foundation
Gloria: BB 909
Psalm
Chant Alleluia
Gifts: BB 621 Whatsoever You Do
Holy Holy Holy: BB 912
We Proclaim Your Death: BB 913
Amen: BB 916
Lamb of God: BB 917
Meditation: Violin/Organ Meditation
Closing Hymn: 382 Lord You Give the Great Commission

Permission to stream the music in this Mass obtained from One License with license #731488-A

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: June 27, 2020

Father Mark welcomes parishioners back in advance of the re-launch of weekend Masses on Independence Day weekend.

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: Children’s Edition for June 26, 2020

Father Mark displays a picture drawn by a viewer, and reads “The Weight of the Mass: A Tale of Faith,” by Josephine Nobisso

Mass for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time: June 21, 2020

Welcome to Mass for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time from St. Paul Church, part of SS. Isidore and Maria Parish in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

Please follow along with the readings here:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/062120.cfm

Our music is as follows (BB = Breaking Bread 2020 Hymnal):

Gathering: BB 582 Companions on the Journey
Gloria: BB 909
Psalm
Chant Alleluia
Gifts: Gifts: BB 697 O God, Almighty Father
Holy Holy Holy: BB 912
We Proclaim Your Death: BB 913
Amen: BB 916
Lamb of God: BB 917
Meditation: BB 616 We Are Called
Closing Hymn: 496 Faith of Our Fathers

Permission to stream the music in this Mass obtained from One License with license #731488-A

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: Children’s Edition for June 20, 2020

Father Mark reads another is a series of children’s books by Anthony DeStefano: “The Sheep That No One Could Find.”

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: June 19, 2020

Father Mark’s expanded homily for the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ is now available as his weekly message. In it, he emphasizes the idea of taking Christ’s teaching into the world with us wherever we go, and whatever we face, and sharing it with others.

Publicly Scheduled Confessions Resume June 13th

As of June 13 at 2:30 PM, the regularly scheduled offering of the sacrament of reconciliation will resume. Here are the details, including information on location and physical distancing guidelines.

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose for June 12, 2020

Father Mark reflects on how the recent months of pandemic have effected the community, and what we can do moving forward in the new COVID-19 paradigm in which we find ourselves.

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: Children’s Edition for June 12, 2020

Father Mark shares a young viewer’s artwork, and reads “The Miracle of the Bread, the Fish and the Boy,” by Anthony DeStefano.

Mass for Most Holy Trinity Sunday: June 7, 2020

Welcome to Mass for Most Holy Trinity Sunday (June 7, 2020) from St. Paul Church, part of SS. Isidore and Maria Parish in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

Please follow along with the readings here: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/060720.cfm

Music for this service is as follows: (BB = Breaking Bread 2020 Hymnal):

Gathering: BB 211 Holy, Holy, Holy
Gloria: BB 909
Psalm
Chant Alleluia
Gifts: BB 424 How Great Thou Art
Holy Holy Holy: BB 912
We Proclaim Your Death: BB 913
Amen: BB 916
Lamb of God: BB 917
Meditation: BB 461 Eye Has Not Seen Closing
Hymn: BB 197 Holy God, We Praise Thy Name

Permission to stream the music in this Mass obtained from One License with license #731488-A

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose for June 6, 2020:
Welcome Back!

Father Mark provides practical information on the restart of daily Mass at SS. Isidore and Maria Parish, including protocols for receiving the Holy Eucharist, and an announcement about the resumption of the sacrament of reconciliation.

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: Children’s Edition for June 5, 2020

Father Mark reads “The Puppy That No One Wanted,” by Anthony DeStefano, with illustrations by Richard Cowdrey.

Mass for Pentecost Sunday: May 31, 2020

Welcome to the live stream of Mass from St. Paul Church, part of the parish of SS. Isidore and Maria in Glastonbury, Connecticut. This Mass celebrates the Solemnity of Pentecost.

Please follow along with the Mass readings here.

Music is as follows (BB = Breaking Bread 2020 Hymnal):

Gathering: BB 419 One Spirit, One Church
Gloria: BB 909
Psalm Sequence: BB 193 Come, O Holy Spirit Chant
Alleluia Gifts: BB 640 O Breathe on Me
Holy Holy Holy: BB 912
We Proclaim Your Death: BB 913
Amen: BB 916
Lamb of God: BB 917
Meditation: BB 471 Holy Darkness
Solemn Dismissal
Closing Hymn: BB 417 God, We Praise You

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: Children’s Edition for May 30, 2020

Father Mark answers viewers’ questions, and reads “The Donkey That No One Could Ride.”

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: May 29, 2020

Now that the Archdiocese of Hartford has provided direction for parishes to reopen churches for public worship, we are busy behind the scenes preparing a parish reopening plan.

Daily Mass resumes at SS. Isidore and Maria Parish on Monday, June 8 at 7:30 AM at St. Paul Church. Father Mark has more information in today’s video, along with a reflection from St. Hildegard of Bingen.

Mass for the Seventh Sunday of Easter: May 24, 2020

From St. Paul Church, part of SS. Isidore and Maria Parish in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

Please follow along with today’s readings here: http://www.usccb.org/…/readi…/052420.cfm

Our music for today is as follows (BB = Breaking Bread 2020 Hymnal):

Gathering: BB 169 At the Lambs High Feast
Gloria: BB 909
Psalm
Chant Alleluia
Gifts: BB 171 Alleluia! Let the Holy Anthem Rise
Holy Holy Holy: BB 912
We Proclaim Your Death: BB 913
Amen: BB 916
Lamb of God: BB 917
Meditation: BB 587 Christ Be Our Light
Closing Hymns: God Bless America, followed by  BB 183 Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: May 22, 2020

When we seek the voice of God, what are we listening for? Father Mark Suslenko shares his insights, with an emphasis on three important virtues: faith, hope and love.

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: Children’s Edition for May 23, 2020

Father Mark answers a doozy of a question from a viewer, and shares prayers Jesus would have learned.

Mass for the Sixth Sunday of Easter: May 17, 2020

Welcome to Mass for the Sixth Sunday of Easter from St. Paul Church, part of SS. Isidore and Maria Parish in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

Please follow along with the service readings here: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/051720.cfm

Music for is as follows (BB = Breaking Bread 2020 Hymnal):

Gathering: BB 721 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
Gloria: BB 909
Psalm
Chant Alleluia
Gifts: BB 525 Prayer of St. Francis
Holy Holy Holy: BB 912
We Proclaim Your Death: BB 913
Amen: BB 916
Lamb of God: BB 917
Meditation: BB 619 God of the Hungry
Closing: BB 528 Let There Be Peace on Earth

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: Children’s Edition for May 15, 2020 – Feast of SS. Isidore and Maria

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: May 15, 2020 – Feast of SS. Isidore and Maria

Mass for the Fifth Sunday of Easter: May 10, 2020

May Crowning Ceremony: Celebrating our Blessed Mother (May 9, 2020)

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: Children’s Edition

for May 9, 2020

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose for May 8, 2020

Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Easter (May 3, 2020)

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: Children’s Edition for May 2, 2020

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose for May 1, 2020

Mass for the Third Sunday of Easter (April 26, 2020)

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose: Children’s Edition (April 24, 2020)

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose for April 24, 2020

Second Sunday of Easter: Divine Mercy Sunday (April 19, 2020)

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose for April 17, 2020

Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord for Easter Morning (April 12, 2020)

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (April 10, 2020)

Good Friday: Finding Grace in Simplicity (April 10, 2020)

Mass of the Lord’s Supper for Holy Thursday (April 9, 2020)

Mass for Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion (April 5, 2020)

Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (April 4, 2020)

Connecting with Spiritual Purpose (April 3, 2020)

Mass for the 5th Sunday of Lent (March 29, 2020)

Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (March 28, 2020)

Rest and Pray (March 26, 2020)

An Evening of Reflection on the Stations of the Cross (March 24, 2020)

Mass for the 4th Sunday of Lent (March 22, 2020)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (March 21, 2020)