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Passing of Bernadette Frisch

Father Ralph's sister, Bernadette Frisch, died this past Saturday, December 3.  Her Memorial Mass will be this Friday, December 9, at 11 a.m. The information regarding the church is: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church 46 Church Hill Rd. Newtown, CT  06470 T: 203-372-4301

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Reflexiones del P. Dennis Berry, ST..

Reflection from Fr. Dennis Berry, S.T.

Eucharistic Adoration onThursdays

The Shrine is happy to announce that we will be continuing the Thanksgiving Turkey Drive tradition by donating turkeys and trimmings to 3 churches (Christ the King in Jersey City, St. Lucy’s in Newark, and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Passaic). We are looking to build on the success of previous turkey drives with the hopes of  breaking the 100 turkey target this year.  Frozen turkeys can be dropped off at the Shrine Residence Garage between 2pm on         Monday, November 21st and 8:30am on Tuesday, November 22nd at which time the turkeys will be delivered to the 3 churches.              Non-perishable goods (stuffing, yams, cranberry sauce, gravy,  canned potatoes) can be placed in the Shrine Residence/Office      lobby during the same timeframe. Please email Chad DeBolt at with interest to join the delivery team. Chad will be personally driving so we will need a minimum of 1 and          potentially 2 more volunteer drivers. Finally, feel free to run your own mini food collection at your office or work which then can be           contributed to the Shrine’s larger delivery. Many people are looking for ways to give during the holidays and sometimes they just need       direction in regards to the various options which are available to contribute, so feel free to provide that option and encourage them!

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