This is the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our Mass was led by Monsignor Joseph DiSciacca, and our Lector today was Cathy Nicefaro.

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Dr. Brian Stiltner of Sacred Heart University examines the Catholic practice of “faithful citizenship,” as taught by the U.S. Bishops, in light of the person of Jesus. Three main topics are covered: 1) Jesus’ ministry and teaching about the Kingdom of God as the foundation of the Christian social vision; 2) Jesus’ practice of hospitality as a model for connecting parish community and political responsibilities; 3) highlights from the U.S. Bishops’ “Faithful Citizenship” letter as relevant for this election season and beyond. The goal of the presentation is to help the attendees reflect on how to grow as missionary disciples in our public presence. The webinar was presented for Divine Mercy Parish and other guests.

PRAYING WITH THE SAINTS

Thursday, November 5th, 7pm-8pm
Donnelly Parish Center

On Thursday, November 5th, Graziella Zinn will do a presentation, with prayer, on the Saints of the Church. Various prayer forms and schools of spirituality that saints established through the centuries will be discussed. Different ways of praying bring us closer to God and inspire devotion. A personal contribution of family prayer from “in house saints” will conclude the evening. Let us come together in prayer to be with the saints. This in-person gathering will also be live-streamed on the parish Facebook page.

We have received many inquiries from concerned Catholics in our Archdiocese who are looking for guidance on how to make an informed choice at the ballot box while using their Catholic faith as their moral compass. In this video, Archbishop Blair addresses Catholics who are working through the process of choosing a candidate to vote for in this election.

“Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.”

Today is the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our Mass was led by Monsignor Joseph DiSciacca, who was joined by Deacon Joseph Ryzewski, Lectors Michael Mazzariello and Cathy Nicefaro, our Cantor Julie Mountcastle and Musical Director Jim Teti.

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Divine Mercy Parish is participating in the annual 40 Days for Life Campaign, a worldwide mobilization to pray for an end of abortion. Parishioners are invited to participate in the following events:

Friday, October 2, 8 am – 7pm: Eucharistic Adoration for Respect Life.

Monday October 5, 8 am – 4 pm: Eucharistic Adoration for Respect Life. 3pm – 4pm: Holy Hour Prayer Service

Wednesday October 7, 9 am – 1 pm: Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood, 345 Whitney Avenue, New Haven

Wednesday October 14, 2pm – 6pm: Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood, New Haven.

Friday October 16, 11 pm – 3pm: Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood, New Haven.

Get ready for a new and exciting Faith Formation program this year!

Grades K-8: We will be offering a Family Program for our students in Grades K-8. Each month will have a new theme and your family will work together to learn and grow in our Catholic faith at home.

Grade 2: Students will prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion by taking part in an online program called Blessed through Dynamic Catholic.

Grades 9-10: In preparation for Confirmation, we will have virtual small groups through Zoom, where students can dive in and discuss various topics with their peers.

We are very excited with these changes and are looking forward to a great year. Please register for classes as soon as you can using this Google Form. This will help with our planning. More information will be sent out after you have registered. Please contact Megan Zinn with any questions or concerns at [email protected] or 203- 433-2809.

RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, will begin with an introductory session on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 at 10:15am at Divine Mercy Parish. COME & SEE, or if you are Catholic, invite someone who is interested in exploring the Catholic Faith.

For further information, contact Laura Zambrano at 203-288-6155.