Over the next few months there will be several opportunities that are familiar to many, but maybe not to all, for outreach to those who are in need including the diaper drive, baby bottle collection and school supply collection. This past weekend a number of people from Divine Mercy through the Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes helped at the Special Olympics held at Hamden Hall Soccer field and SCSU. Thank you to all who supported this effort.

Eucharistic Ministers – Extra-ordinary Ministers of Communion

We will have a meeting to go over schedules and scheduling on Tuesday, June 19th at 6:30 p.m. at St. Rita Church. Please plan on attending. We would like to find new people who could work in this important ministry for our parish community. Please let us know if you will be able to attend.

Lectors

we would like to have a meeting for all lectors on Wednesday, June 20th at 6:30 p.m. at St. Rita Church. Please plan on attending. We would like to identify new people who could help in this important ministry for our parish community.

Please let us know if you will be able to attend.

On Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24, the Divine Mercy Social Ministry will be holding our annual Diaper Drive for babies of needy families (Newborn to Size 5). There will be collection boxes at the Church entrances. The diapers will be donated to a Catholic Pregnancy Resource Center and to the Hamden Diaper Bank. Thank you for your generous support.

Please join us for a day of golf, food, and friends and fellowship to benefit the St. Rita School Scholarship and Development Fund. Due to weather, we have decided to postpone this year’s golf tournament, originally scheduled for June 4, to Monday, June 25. There’s still time to sign up.

  • Registration & Lunch at 11:00 a.m.
  • Tee-off (Shotgun start, best ball format)at 12:30 p.m.
  • Cocktails • Hors d’oeuvres • Outdoor Barbecue beginning at 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: New Haven Country Club
  • Visit our website for registration and sponsorship information

Send your kids (Grades PreK-5) on a life-changing adventure! At Shipwrecked VBS, kids discover that Jesus rescues us through life’s storms! Shipwrecked is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Arts and crafts, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life.

So mark June 25-29 on your calendar. The fun starts at 9am and will end at 12pm at St. Rita School. You can register online or download a copy of the registration form here. Only $25 for the whole week! Call Megan Zinn at 203-281-7522 or email her for more information about this life-changing adventure!

Vacation Bible School Volunteers Needed!

Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School is looking for adults and teen volunteers (Grades 6-12) to help plan, set up, manage stations, and lead small groups. It is a wonderful way to help our children learn about their faith and have fun while doing so. VBS isn’t possible without you, so please consider helping. The VBS is June 25-9 from 9am to 12pm. Call Megan Zinn at 203-281-7522 or email her for more information.