News/Events

LATEST NEWS

UPCOMING EVENTS
(upcoming events)

PAST EVENTS 2018
(past events)

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LATEST NEWS

St. Emery Annual Concert
June 10, 2018

“Mystical Rose: Songs of Flowers, Light and the Blessed Virgin Mary”

St. Emery Annual Concert Flyer

St. Emery’s Annual Concert will be held on Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 PM in the Church. Details are provided in the flyer.

The concert will feature the St. Emery Choir and introduce the newly formed children’s choir, the ‘St. Emery Young Singers’.

The concert will be led by our new and very accomplished Director of Music, MaryRose Garych.  During her studies, MaryRose concentrated on choral conducting and pipe organ, and has earned Master’s Degree credits in choral conducting at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J.  She has been performing sacred music for twelve years and has worked in the Diocese of Bridgeport as an organist, cantor, and soloist at various churches for the past three years.

A reception will follow the concert in the recent and beautifully renovated Church Hall.

Admission:  Freewill offerings to help restore the historic Church Rose window (photo shown in flyer).

For more information please contact the Parish Office at (203) 334-0312.

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Please plan to attend this very enjoyable event.

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May Crowning of Our Blessed Mother
May 13, 2018

The Mass Celebration

Blessed Virgin Mary

The May Crowning of our Blessed Virgin Mary was held on Sunday, May 13 during a special 10:00 AM Mass   It was a continuation of this beautiful ceremony that was revived at St. Emery’s two years ago in 2016 after many years having not been celebrated.

The month of May is dedicated to honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Children with Flowers

Children with Flowers

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The Crowning of our Lady.  The Coronation of our Blessed Mother, as Queen of Heaven, was sanctioned by Pope Pius XII in 1954.

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The Crowning

The Crown was carried by Madaelein Hawley.

Mary was crowned “Queen of May” by Emily Quino.

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Our Pastor, Father Milan

Following the Crowning, Father Milan offered a musical tribute (Ave Maria) to the Blessed Virgin Mary accompanied by the St. Emery Choir.

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The Brunch 

An extravagant brunch followed the mass, which was sponsored by St. Emery’s Social Committee.  The brunch included pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice, coffee and wide variety and abundance of delicious pastries.

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St. Emery’s First Communion Celebration
April 22, 2018 

First Communion

Three children made their First Holy Communion on Sunday, April 22, 2018.  Congratulations to Emily Quino, Christopher Plaza and Colin Howley.

The last communion at St. Emery was in 2009.

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St. Emery Parish Annual Fundraising Raffle
Drawing 4:00 PM, August 5, 2018 in Church Hall

Raffle – 2018

 To help us cover costs of Church Bell Tower water damage!

St. Emery Parish is sponsoring their annual Raffle to help cover the cost of repairing the water damage to the Church Bell Tower. Past attempts to solve the Bell Tower water leaks have only been partially successful. More repairs are needed to prevent further deterioration of the Bell Tower interior walls.

$1,000 First Prize .  The number of $25 raffle tickets sold will be limited to 400 to greatly increase the odds of winning one of the 8 prizes (see flyer).

Tickets are sold in the Church vestibule after every weekend mass.  They can also be obtained through the Parish Office 202 334-0312.
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St. Emery’s Annual Ladies Tea
Restored Church Hall
April 22, 2018

Ladies Tea

This year’s Ladies Tea event was held on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM in St. Emery’s new and beautifully renovated Church Hall.  It was the first event held in the fully restored Church Hall

The Ladies Tea featured musical entertainment provided by Ms. Maggie Lieberman and Mr. Matthew Harrison. Both are very accomplished performers of reputation as highlighted in the Ladies Tea announcement flyer.

Ladies Tea Announcement

Doors opened at 12:30 PM, tea was served at 1:00 PM and
entertainment introduced at 2:30 PM.

This was again a successful and enjoyable Ladies affair as it has been over the years.

A door prize drawing was held following the entertainment.  The door prizes consisted of gift baskets.

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The 1:00 PM Afternoon Tea

The Tea

The Tea featured delicious delicate sandwiches, desserts and tea.

All food items were carefully prepared by our Lady parishioners.

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Tea Assortments

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The 2:30 PM Entertainment

Jeanne Bisson Pastoral Assistant

Jeanne Bisson made introductions.

 

Performers Ms. Maggie Lieberman and Mr. Matthew Harrison

The Ladies Tea featured musical entertainment provided by Ms. Maggie Lieberman and Mr. Matthew Harrison.

Performer Ms. Maggie Lieberman

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The Door Prizes

Door Prize

Drawing of door prizes was held following the entertainment.

Door Prize

 

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Thank You

Dodi – Our Photographer

We thank Doreen Hesse for her excellent photography.

We thank the Social Committee, Parish Advisory Council members for planning this wonderful Ladies Tea event.

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St. Emery’s Faith Formation
Sacrament of Communion Preparation
March 18, 2018

On Sunday, March 18, the three First Communion candidates had a Workshop to prepare themselves to receive the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist for the first time on April 22.

First Communion Preparation

The candidates are Colin Hawley, Christopher Plaza and Emily Quino.

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Many thanks to Amelia Plaza for helping our students make their very own Memory Boxes.  These keepsake Memory Boxes store all the precious religious mementos from their First Communion.

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St. Emery’s Men’s Retreat
St. Emery’s Church
March 3, 2018

St. Emery Catholic Men’s Association

The Spiritual and Social Welfare of Men

St. Emery’s men’s retreat was held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 in the Church.

The retreat began at 11:30 AM by speaker Father Charles Allen, S. J. and concluded with the 4:30 Mass.  Lunch was served in the Rectory at 12:30 PM followed by a further retreat session and reconciliation at 1:30 PM.

The retreat adjourned at 3:30 PM and the 4:30 PM mass was celebrated by Father Allen.

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Parish Newsletters – 2018
(The Weekly Bulletin Newsletter Inserts)

Church NewsTo keep our parishioners informed of important issues that arise though the year, the Parish Advisory Council publishes Newsletters. Following are a series of  2018 Newsletters covering various topics of interest (click to download).


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Scheduled Social Events for 2018

Upcoming Events 2018

Upcoming Social Events for 2018.

As the plans for each event continue to become firm, details will be posted in the vestibule of the Church, weekly bulletin and on this website.

The Parish Social Committee, Choir and Parish Staff sponsors the events. The Parish is looking forward to everyone’s continued participation and enjoyment.

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PAST EVENTS 2017

Please note all 2017 Past Events have been archived.
(2017 past events)

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PAST EVENTS 2018
(Click on dates to go to each event)

Epiphany Sunday – The Three Kings
January 7, 2018

 

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Epiphany Sunday – The Three Kings
January 7, 2018

Epiphany

St. Emery’s children, in costume apparel representing the three Kings or Magi, performed on Epiphany Sunday during the 10:00 AM mass.

The Magi or the three Kings came in from the East under the guidance of a star to adore the Infant of Bethlehem as the divine King. The Kings brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
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The Creche

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Epiphany Sunday marks the end of the twelve days of Christmas and is the beginning of Ordinary Time leading up to the lenten season in the liturgical year.

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Epiphany Sunday – The Three Kings

Epiphany Sunday – The Three Kings

Epiphany Sunday – The Three Kings

 

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Saint Emery
Parish Advisory Council

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On behalf of the St. Emery’s Parish Advisory Council, we thank you and look forward to your continued participation in all our future events.  

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A rare restored Handwoven Tapestry from St. Stephen’s Church. The Monstrance.

Following St. Emery’s extensive restoration in 2000, artistic handwoven tapestries from St. Stephen of Hungary Church in Bridgeport were discovered in storage a few years later by Father Pintye.

The tapestries were meticulously handcrafted to commemorate St. Elizabeth’s Altar Society (1917-1937) and to present the Monstrance, which displays the consecrated Eucharistic host. The letters IHS are the monogram of Jesus Christ.

A rare restored Handwoven Tapestry from St. Stephen’s Church. St. Elizabeth Altar Society.

(Click on tapestries and Crucifix to enlarge)

By Your Holy Cross. The Crucifix.

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This Crucifix located on the wall between the two tapestries was refurbished and remounted during the 2000 restoration..