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St. Francis of Assisi

318 Church Street · Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770

Fr. Michael Slusz, Pastor Deacon Nicholas Iassogna Deacon Ernest Pagliaro, Jr Mr. Thomas Fuller, School Principal Nancy Stewart, Music Director Religious Education Directors Joyce & Karyn Luzio - gr 1-6 Jessica Mulligan - gr 7-10 School Office: (203)729-2247 School Fax: (203) 729-0512 St. Francis School Foundation P.O. Box 292, Naugatuck, CT 06770 Saturday Vigil Mass: 4 PM Sunday Masses: 8 AM, 10 AM, 11:30 AM Week Day Masses: 7:15 AM Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri. Saturday 8 AM Confessions: Wednesday 6:30 - 7 AM, Saturday 2:30 - 3:30 PM for Private Confession - please call the Rectory Baptisms: Sunday 12:30 PM by appointment. Arrangements must be made with the Rectory at least 4 weeks in advance. Marriage: Arrangements should be made with the Rectory at least 6 months in advance. Prayer Line: Call Ellen at (203) 729-2151

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Rectory

(203) 729-4543 Mon. - Fri.: 8 AM - 4 PM

Fax

(203) 729-6216

Church Website

www.stfrancisnaugatuck.org

School Website

www.stfrancisnaugatuck.com

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI Mass Intentions for the Week Saturday February 26 - BVM 4pm+Mass for Americo Antunes (birthday remembrance) Requested by Anna Sunday February 27 - 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time 8am+Mass for Anne Lawlor (5th anniversary) Requested by Richard and Donna Lawlor 10am+Mass for Arminda Tavares Requested by Manuel and Maria Vilar 11:30am+Mass for Lorraine Boiano Requested by her Daughters and Family Monday February 28 - Weekday 7:15am+Mass for Rita Afonso Vieira Requested by her Daughter 8am to 9pm - Eucharistic Adoration Tuesday March 1 - Weekday 7:15am+ Mass for Robert Dean Requested by his Mom and the Dean Family Wednesday March 2 - Weekday 7:15am+Mass for Gerald Boutot Requested by Dick and Peggy Petit Thursday - no Mass - Church opens 6:30am-closes 5pm Friday March 4 - St Casimir 7:15am+Mass for Emilia Tavares (birthday remembrance) Requested by her Family 9am - School Mass Saturday March 5 - BVM 8am+ Mass for Elsa Cater Requested by Roger and Joyce Dandeneau 8:30am to 3:30pm - Eucharistic Adoration 4pm+Mass for Mary Jablonowski Requested by Nancy, Judy and Mary Lou Sunday March 6 - 9th Sunday in Ordinary Time 8am+Mass for David Boulanger Requested by his Wife and Family 10am+Mass for Theresa Uszakiewicz

Requested by her daughters, Pam LaCharity and Lynn Clark

NAUGATUCK The Sanctuary Lamp this week is burning in memory of Emilia Tavares and was requested by Maria Branco.

Johnnette Benkovic is Coming!!! SAVE THE DATES! Johnnette Benkovic is coming to St Francis of Assis Church on Saturday May 21, 2011 for an all day conference on "Living His Abundant Life." There will also be a benefit dinner for the St Francis of Assisi L.Y.F.E. Ministry with a book signing with Jonnette on Friday May 20, 2011 at the Grand Oak Villa. Please contact the Rectory 203-729-4543 or visit www.stfrancisnaugatuck.org/LYFE.html for tickets reservations and event information. The L.Y.F.E. Ministry is also looking for volunteers and sponsorship for the event. If you are interested, please contact Fr Slusz at the Rectory. We hope to see you at the dinner and conference in May!

Lighthouse Catholic Media CD's Please stop by our kiosk and brows our selection of new cd's. Included in this shipment is For Love & Marriage by Johnnette Benkovic, who will be coming here to St Francis on May 21st, and this is the perfect opportunity to get to know about her! Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation is pleased to open the voting for its Community Awards Program which allows you to help the Foundation decide how to award $50,000. to our local communities. Ballots sheets are at Church St entrance, the Rectory or visit the local bank.. So please vote today! (deadline is March 31st!) Ballots should be dropped off at the bank or Rectory. Thank You!

St Francis on the Internet Please visit the `NEW'CHURCH website at Church - www.stfrancisnaugatuck.org our School website - www.stfrancisnaugatuck.com Rosary is every Tuesday at 7pm in the Church, please come join us!

11:30am+Mass for Jennie Liguori Requested by her Granddaughter, Faith

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Pre Baptismal class for first time Parents and the chosen Godparents will be held Wednesday March 30th at 6pm in the Church. Please call the Rectory to register, 203-729-4543. Legion of Mary meets on Tuesday at 12Noon in the Church Sacristy. Legion of Mary is for everyone, (men, women and youth (18yr), come join us.

February 27, 2011 Parish Collection Weekly (Feb 20th) $4,290.00 Fuel $2,004.00

Thank you!

Daily Readings for the Week Monday Sir 17: 20-24; Mk 10: 17-27 Tuesday Sir 35: 1-12 Mt 10: 28-31 Wednesday Sir 36: 1, 4-5a, 10-17; Mk 10: 32-45 Thursday Sir 42: 15-25; Mk 10: 46-52 Friday Sir 44: 1, 9-13; Mk 11: 11-26 Saturday Sir 51: 12c-20; Mk 11: 27-33

Spend some Time with Me You're invited to come and spend some personal prayer time with our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament during Eucharistic Adoration every Monday from 8am to 9pm and every Saturday 8:30am to 3:30pm. Jesus loves us without limit, and offers Himself to us in the Holy sacrament of the Eucharist. Can we not give Jesus a few minutes of love and adoration in return? (If local Schools are cancelled due to bad weather, `Adoration' will not be held)

to everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven, a time to be healed - Sick List - Bob Veillette, Eileen Stinson, Sarah Gil, Carmen Panasuk and Dorothy Connelly a time to die - Jeannine Bruneau and Vivian D'Aversa

a time for `war and a time for peace' for national and world leaders and those in the armed services:

Army Civil Affair BN 402nd Company, Sgt Erik Bellagamba, Pvt Edward Bly, Pfc David Castiglia, Sgt Christopher Davis, Alex Dias, Sr Airman Douglas Finkle, Cpl Michael Gallo, gt Mark Genarelli, Pfc Michael Hart, Lcpl Jonathan Higgins, Pfc Michale Kell, SM Kimberly Knapp, Pfc Michael Krampitz, Sr Airman Justin LeBrecque, Pvt Paul A Leone, Justin LePage, Spec Joseph Mancini, Lcpl Anton Matt, Spec Michael O'Reilly, Capt James Ortoli, Spec Steven Palumbo, Spec Cavan Reilly, Sgt Alden Rodrigues, Ens Frank Rodrigues, Joseph Shupenis, Stf Sgt Jullian Sovia, Mjr Fredrick T Tremble, Pvt Casmir Uszakiewicz, Stg Mjr Shawn C Vincent, Jon Woodfield and Pfc Sean Zemke

St Francis Bingo

(in the Church Hall (Church basement)

7pm every Thursday evening $1,700.00 awarded weekly Two (2) Progressive Jackpots all regular Bingo games $50.00 a `Non-Smoking' Bingo

Rose for Life has been placed before the Blessed Sacrament, by Rita Ruggiero, who asks you to pray for the unborn. If you would like to donate the `ROSE', please call, Joanne, 203-729-2606.

If you know of any Armed Service personnel serving in the `Middle East' and would like to have them prayed for, please fill out below, and their names will be remembered in the bulletin and at Mass. name ______________________________________ contact _________________phone # _____________

(Please print - put in collection basket or mail to Rectory)

Fr Slusz's Blog be sure to visit - http://frslusz,blogspot.com/ On Father's blog you will find reflections on Scripture readings, spiritual resources (such as recommend websites) and the essentials needed to grow strengthen and remain firm in the Catholic faith.

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI Roses for the Blessed Mother the rose bouquet placed at the statue of Our Lady of Fatima has been donated in loving memory of Americo Antunes (birthday remembrance). From the Principal's Desk we are already preparing for next year, please visit or call the School Office if you would like information about registering your child. (203-729-2247) We would love to have your family join our "Family of Faith." Thomas Fuller, Principal Bus Transportation for those Parishioners who are interested in attending the St Francis School Auction (ticket -$35.) on Saturday April 9th at the Grand Oak Villa and are unable to get there, we may be able to provide `free' bus transportation (12 seats, no age limit), if there is enough interest. Please call the Rectory (203-729-4543) by March 13th. 2010 Income Tax Information name _____________________________________ address ____________________________________ city/zip__________________________Env #______ (Please print - drop in Collection basket or mail to Rectory) Carolyn's Place Requests Urgent Need for Cribs - Carolyn's Place, a pregnancy resource center in Waterbury, is in need of new cribs for newborn babies. If anyone would like to make a monetary donation of any amount, please send your check to Carolyn's Place, 137 Grandview Ave, Waterbury, CT 06708 (your check is tax deductible. Adult Confirmation classes for baptized Roman Catholics, who have made their First Communion and are over the age of 18yr will be at Our Lady of Loreto, 12 Ardsley Rd, Waterbury, CT on Mondays, April 4, 11, 18, & 25 and May 2 & 9 from 7-9pm. Call Mary - 860-243-9465 ext 2678. A Family Perspective Because we believe we can control and create our own world, we attempt to juggle multiple agendas and we pay a price of neglecting those closest to us. Too late we reach the point of asking "Was it worth it?" We really can't serve two masters.

NAUGATUCK R.C.I.A schedule Sunday Mass 11:30am-12:30pm - Class - St Francis Rectory - 12:45pm --2:15pm March 6 - class - Prayer - 11:30am Mass - Second Step: Rite of Election 20 - class - The Our Father 27 - 11:30am Mass - The First Scrutiny Penitential Rite - Presentation of the Nicene Creed C.C.D - Grade 1st - 6th School, Gr 1st -3rd, 9:30-10:30am & Gr 4th6th,11:15am -12:15pm February 27 - class March 6 - regular class 13 - regular class Gr 1,2,3, & 4 Gr5 & 6 - Confession - Church - 12:30-1:30pm (will replace regular scheduled class) 8am Mass - Presentation of Candidates for First Eucharist (Parents and FHC Students meet in the Church at 7:45am) 9:30 am Church hall mandatory meeting for Parents (no children, please) of First Holy Communion candidates -(CCD students should report to class) 20 & 27 - regular class C.C.D - Grade 7th - 9th (Sunday School 7 -8pm) February 27 - class March 6, 13, 20 - regular class 27 - regular class - Confession Men's Retreat - April 8th - 10th Six weeks to Go Father and Sons - spend a weekend of meaningful time together. Make a retreat at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford. Stroll beautiful grounds and enjoy free time with a chance to rest, reflect on life and renew your relationships. For information , call Joe 203-720-7590 or John 203-729-3681 or visit www.holyfamilyretreat.org Next Sunday, March 6th in the Church Hall Coffee and - Everyone is invited, men, women and children to join us for coffee and after the 8am, 10am and 11:30am Masses, come enjoy a visit with friends!

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