Be Who God Meant You To Be And you Will Set The World On Fire
Santa is coming to the Ziti & Meatball Dinner
Enrich Your Thanksgiving Dinner With Sacred Scripture
Psalm 31: 20-21
Psalm 107: 1,19-20
1 Chronicles 16:28-30,34
1 Chronicles 29:11-13
Yours, LORD, are greatness and might, majesty, victory, and splendor. For all in heaven and on earth is yours; yours, LORD, is kingship; you are exalted as head over all. Riches and glory are from you, and you have dominion over all. In your hand are power and might; it is yours to give greatness and strength to all. Therefore, our God, we give you thanks and we praise the majesty of your name.
Warm Wish Bags
Catholic Annulments Informational Meeting
Bishop's Statement on Religious Intolerance
November 17, 2016
My dear friends,
Saddened by the continuing news of division within our great nation, a division which has been revealed most recently through renewed acts of hatred, discrimination and religious intolerance, I write you this day as an act of solidarity with others in the faith community.
While we may think these problems only occur elsewhere, the local news from the past week reporting on anti‐Jewish graffiti at Mt. Tom, as well as a lesser reported but no less threatening incident at the West Springfield mosque in which a group of young people recently went to this sacred space, breaking bottles of alcohol outside the mosque, serve as sad reminders that this is a trouble much closer to home.
Such actions not only cause fear, anger and anxiety among those targeted, but are also a stain against the whole of our civilized society. As a people of faith, we have a moral obligation to speak out and reject such divisive actions and not remain silent. Parents have a special and unique obligation to speak with their children about the harm such actions can cause.
And so I join my voice with those of other local interfaith and ecumenical leaders, speaking out in solidarity against acts of hatred, discrimination and intolerance, those which occur locally and those that happen across our nation. I urge all in the Catholic community to join me in prayer and solidarity with our interfaith and ecumenical neighbors, standing together as a sign of hope in these turbulent times.
This weekend as the Catholic Church prepares to close out this Jubilee Year of Mercy, let us not forget that our commitment to acts of mercy is ongoing, and always extended to all our neighbors in need.
In the coming days as we gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, let our common prayer be for a true healing of the divisions that exist within our county, so that we can be truly a united nation.
Harvest Supper Apple Crisp Recipe
20 cups peeled and coarsely chopped apples (We used Mac’s)
2.5 cups of sugar
2.5 cups of flour
2 sticks of unsalted butter
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
16 oz. of toffee bits (we used heath bar)
2 cups of old fashioned oats
Baking spray for the pan
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- You will need a 12Wx20Lx2D inch aluminum pan
- You can find them at the dollar store at the Eastfield Mall next to Sears. The exact dimensions may be off but the depth is accurate.
- Mix the apples, 1 1/2 cups of the sugar, ½ cup of the flour, and pour it into the pan that has been sprayed generously with PAM.
- In a large bowl, mix together the remaining 2 cups of flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and baking powder and whisk them together.
- Stir in the remaining cup of sugar, the toffee bits, and the rolled oats
- Melt the last stick of butter and pour it over the mixture and mix well.
- Pour the topping over the apples evenly. It will seem generous but the results are amazing.
- Bake 45 to 50 minutes in the middle of the oven until golden brown. (Remember that the toffee chips have chocolate in them and when they melt it looks like the top may be burning in spots)