25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sep 19-20, 2020)
Both the 4:00 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses will be live streamed. Thanks so much for celebrating with us at St. Tim’s!!
View 4:00 p.m. Mass here.
View 10:30 a.m. Mass here.
Weekend Mass Schedule
There are currently just 2 weekend Masses – the 4:00 p.m. Vigil on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday. 8:30 a.m. Mass has been temporarily suspended. Please see the letter from Fr. LeBlanc on the status of in-person Masses and the change in Mass schedule here.
As a reminder, Mass attendance in person requires (1) Advance Registration before Mass [if by phone, by noon the Thursday before (860-233-5131 ext. 1); if on-line, by noon on Saturday (register here)] and (2) compliance with simple safety procedures (here). Please remember to bring your mask with you when attending Mass. Masks will no longer be provided for those who forgot them. For additional information regarding in-person attendance, click here.
For our Deaf Community: Angel Rubinan has recorded a video in American Sign Language explaining the new rules and expectations for returning to Mass on weekends. We look forward to seeing you!
Warm Welcomers Wanted
We need volunteers to greet those who come and to help insure our safe space. A smile and a willingness to come 15 minutes early is all that is required!
Our parish would be extremely grateful for your service in this important ministry. Please consider volunteering. If you are willing, please email Sister Ann at email@example.com or call her at (860) 794-5295. Once she has your information, she will be in touch with specifics.
Social Justice Ministry: Addressing Food Insecurity
As we enter our seventh month of the pandemic, food insecurity in our local community remains very prevalent. As many local individuals and families struggle to make ends meet, the Church of St. Timothy is committed to helping “Feed the Hungry.” Please help do that. The Social Justice Ministry has several suggestions on how you may help. Click here for more information on how you can help.
Feeding the Hungry: Make Sandwiches
Our next Shelter Sandwich day is this Tuesday, September 15th. We invite you to participate. St. Timothy and St. Thomas Parishes are working together on the 3rd Tuesday of every Month to provide sandwiches to Shelters in Hartford. Prepared sandwiches are brought to St Timothy’s church between 9 a.m. and 12 Noon and placed in coolers in the church vestibule. We began partnering on August 18th and IT WAS A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROSITY TO PEOPLE WHO ARE HUNGRY!! Sandwiches were “very simple” consisting of meat, cheese and bread, with no condiments. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Barbara Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eucharistic Adoration Returns
The Parish is happy to resume Eucharistic Adoration in St. Timothy Church (the space in the Adoration Chapel is not adequate to allow for social distancing).
We are currently scheduling volunteers for Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. To volunteer for an hour on Wednesdays, please email Shiny Chemmarappally at email@example.com or call 860 966-5064.
If you would like to volunteer for adoration on another day, please contact Shiny at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860 966-5064.
St. Tim’s in the Community
Deacon Dennis has had the privilege, for several years, of giving the invocations at West Hartford Police Department functions. He is shown in the photo with recently promoted Captain Joseph Creaco and his family. Deacon Dennis performed the wedding of Joe and his wife, Jessica, and baptized the Captain’s sons, Marco and Joey.
Now in the Choir Loft
Keep your eye out for the latest addition to our church when you return. This new cross can be found above the choir loft and was donated in loving memory of James and Agnes Carey.
New Church Hours
St. Timothy Church Open Daily. St. Timothy Church will be opened Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for Individual Prayer. The church will be open Sunday from 8:15 a.m. to just after 10:30 a.m. Mass (around noon). With the exception of ‘weekday’ and weekend Masses, no group or communal prayer of any size is allowed. Please remember to keep the request of CDC, distancing yourself from one another and always washing your hands. Please note that the cleaning service will be in the church Mondays through Thursdays, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.