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Father Rob's - April 1st Update:


St A's Teen Virtual Choir

Father Rob said "Last week a parishioner sent me an email that said, “I sure could use a rendition of ‘Lord, I Need You’ right now!”  Well, I think that’s what we all need right now, so here it is!  Thanks to our awesome Teen Adoration Leaders of past, present, and future."

 

Stations of the Cross with Deacon Bill

HOLY WEEK 2020

All liturgies will be livestreamed on Facebook and will be available here on this site.

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, April 5
• Mass, livestreamed at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 4

Traditional Stations of the Cross with Deacon Bill and “Living” Stations presented
by teens are available here on the website throughout Holy Week

Monday of Holy Week, April 6
12:00 Noon Mass, livestreamed

Tuesday of Holy Week, April 7
12:00 Noon Mass, livestreamed

• 7:00 p.m. Teen/Family Rosary, livestreamed

Wednesday of Holy Week, April 8
12:00 Noon Mass, livestreamed

• 3:00 p.m. Rosary, livestreamed

Holy Thursday, April 9
• 10:00 a.m. Chrism Mass with Bishop Caggiano, livestreamed on the diocesan website.

7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper, livestreamed

Good Friday, April 10
(Please note that the church will be closed from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 to accommodate livestreaming of services.)
3:00 p.m. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, livestreamed
• Divine Mercy Novena begins today; Chaplet livestreamed at 4:30 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 11
• Divine Mercy Chaplet, livestreamed at 3:00 p.m.

• Confessions from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in church
• The Vigil of Easter, livestreamed at 7:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, April 12
• Mass, livestreamed at 10:00 a.m.

• Divine Mercy Chaplet, livestreamed at 3:00 p.m.

 


Father Rob's - March 27 Update:

Dear Friends,
Because all weekday and Sunday public Masses are suspended until April 30, and due to civil mandates to limit the number of people that gather, we will observe the following schedule at Saint Aloysius:

  • Weekday Mass is celebrated by a Saint Aloysius priest and is livestreamed Monday through Saturday at 12 Noon on Facebook.  The Mass is then posted on the parish website.
     
  • Sunday Mass is livestreamed on Facebook at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Mass will appear on the parish website by 7:00 a.m. on Sunday.
     
  • All Mass intentions will be remembered.
     
  • Confessions will be heard on Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please enter the church by the door nearest Stapleton Hall. A priest will direct you to a confessor.
     
  • The Parish Office is closed until further notice. Emails and phone messages will be handled as quickly as possible. In case of an emergency requiring the visit of a priest, call the parish office: 203-966-0200.
     
  • The Church will remain open for private prayer only:

Monday through Friday
6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday
6:00 AM to 5:00 PM

  • Please check the parish website daily for updates, resources, and videos messages.

Saint Aloysius, patron of our parish, friend and servant of the sick, pray for us!

 

Father Rob's - March 22nd:

Dear Friends,
I write to you on Sunday evening with the words of today’s Scripture still ringing in my ears.  The theme of light and new vision that come from Saint Paul’s letter to the Ephesians and the healing of the man born blind in John’s Gospel leaves us with a sense of hope that comes from an encounter with Christ, who is light in our darkness.

The clergy and staff of Saint Aloysius are working every day to support our parish family so that we are praying, worshipping, learning, and caring – even though we cannot gather as we usually do. It was so uplifting to read the many thank-you’s that we received from those of you who have been watching our video Masses and talks that are posted online. We are living in a moment that challenges us in many ways, but it has also been a time to draw on our God-given gifts of creativity, patience, and faith. It is heartbreaking to see an empty church on Sunday morning, but I know that there will be that wonderful moment when we will see one another again in our beautiful church.  Please, God, may it be sooner than later!

The COVID-19 crisis has stretched families, businesses, social service agencies, and, yes, even churches. And while it is difficult for me to even bring this up, I must be honest with you and tell you that we are already feeling the financial effects of not gathering on Sunday.  Even though the office is closed, the entire staff is still doing the work of ministering to our families and individuals because life goes on, faith formation continues, and our buildings need care.  We have some reserves, but it will be just a matter of a few weeks when we will have to make some difficult decisions about salaries, benefits, and the funds that we provide for those in need.

May I ask you to pray about keeping up with the support of our parish by mailing in your weekly envelope or dropping it in the mailbox outside of the parish office at 40 Maple Street. I would not recommend sending cash in the mail. I encourage you to consider online giving; it’s a safe and very convenient way to support the ministries of Saint Aloysius.  Here’s a link to the company that handles online giving for Saint Aloysius - https://starcc.isecuresites.com/.

I realize that you may have to make some sacrifices yourself in the days ahead, and might therefore have to adjust your commitment. No matter what, I am grateful for your generous support of the ministries that help us to grow closer to Christ and care for one another.

May the Lord bless you, Mary protect you, and Saint Aloysius intercede for you.

Yours in Christ,
Father Rob Kinnally


Prayer to St. Aloysius Gonzaga, SJ
In times of Epidemics

St. Aloysius Gonzaga, you were eager to care for your suffering brothers and sisters in Christ, in the midst of a terrible epidemic. You persisted in seeking permission to care for the sick, even though you knew it might endanger your own health. You felt natural revulsion toward the unpleasant realities of the sickness around you, but you wholeheartedly threw yourself into the task of caring for those who were ill and dying.

I pray through your powerful intercession for all those who are affected by this epidemic. May the Lord bring healing to the sick, wisdom to medical professionals, prudence to our civil leaders, charity towards all and hope to those who are discouraged.

St Aloysius Gonzaga, pray for us. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be…
 

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Food Drive for
New Covenant Center

Our friends from Catholic Charities’ New Covenant Center in Stamford need our help to feed our hungry brothers and sisters!  This pandemic is presenting challenges in providing take-out meals to the homeless, and food supplies in the food pantry at the New Covenant Center are depleted. 

As a parish family, we have an opportunity to offer a Corporal Work of Mercy as we begin Holy Week.

Please note, we are cooperating with the Town of New Canaan and will do our part to keep our senior citizens safe and out of the hospital.  Therefore, we ask all seniors: please stay home and please do not shop or drop off for this food drive.  If you wish to support the drive, see the flyer at the link below for a way to make a monetary donation to help out.

Food Drive for New Covenant Center
Saturday, April 4
10 a.m. - 12 noon
Saint Aloysius Parking Lot

Please do not drop off food early or after 12 noon.

The donations must go directly into the New Covenant Center vans

Enter the parish grounds on Cherry Street and follow the directions of our Knights of Columbus volunteers. 

You will not exit your car so that we maintain safe social distancing. Please place donations in your trunk if you have an automatic trunk release from inside your car.

Click Here for Wish List of Most Needed Items List

If you donate items from your own pantry, please do check to see that they are on the list and are not expired.  
Thank you for your cooperation.
 

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Without the Reception of
the Sacraments

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Roman Catholic Masses

EWTN: Daily Mass at 8am, 12 noon, 7pm plus Catholic programming, Rosary & Divine Chaplet

Catholic TV: Catholic Programming, Various Masses(including Spanish), Rosary and Divine Chaplet

Catholic Faith Network: Catholic Programming, Various Masses(including Spanish), Rosary and Divine Chaplet

Cable TV:
EWTN - Channel 135
Catholic Faith Network - Channel 137


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