Posts tagged ‘Catholic’

December 24th, 2015

Christmas Religious Services in Wolcott

by Christopher O'Brien

Wolcott’s Religious community is always welcoming any resident or visitor to its services. This year our local pastors are particularly inviting those who used to go to church or attend only a couple times of year. Come back, join your neighbors as we celebrate Christ’s birth!

The Catholic Community of Wolcott will have the following services for Christmas:

Christmas Eve, Thursday December 24

4:00 – St. Maria Goretti Church

4:00 – St. Pius X Church

Christmas Day, Friday

9:00 am – St. Maria Goretti Church

 

Wolcott Congregational Church

Christmas Eve

5:00, 7:00 and 11:30 pm

 

October 4th, 2015

Guide to Wolcott Churches

by Christopher O'Brien

Wolcott has several faith communities and opportunities for worship. Residents are invited to attend services in town and become active in their faith communities. The town has a history of communal service to all residents through eccumenical services that are held on the Green from time to time. For instance, at 1 pm this Sunday, October 4th there will be a Blessing of the Animals. (Must be vaccinated and on leashes!).

 

Here are links to each of Wolcott’s Church community websites:

St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church     website  bulletin

St. Pius X Catholic Church   website  bulletin

Wolcott Congregational Church   website

All Saints Episcopal Church   website  monthly newsletter

Christ Church    website

Wolcott Community Bible Church   website

 

October 4th, 2015

Catholic Services Move, Families Counted

by Christopher O'Brien

The Catholic mass schedule between St. Pius and St. Maria Goretti Churches will be adjusted during the autumn months.

The Saturday 4:00 pm Vigil Mass will be at St. Maria Goretti Church during October, November, and December. The parish councils of both parishes agreed to this quarterly rotation last year when Fr. Kevin Donovan was assigned to minister to both of Wolcott’s Catholic churches. The Saturday mass will return again to St. Pius in January.

Sunday’s 8:30 service at St. Pius X and the 10:30 am service at St. Maria Goretti do not rotate and remain the same.

The weekday 8:00 am mass will remain at St. Pius X. It is more cost efficient to keep that mass there during the cooler months. The lower end of town also receives less snow.

Census Returns
A census of both parishes

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December 21st, 2013

Holy Land Cross Installed Above City

by Christopher O'Brien
Photo

A crane operated by Industrial Riggers hoists the cross onto rocky Pine Hill Friday afternoon. View from East Mountain. | Photo: Leslie Wolfgang

 

By Chris O’Brien | The Wolcott Whisper

WATERBURY  –  Steelworkers and welders worked past sunset to ready the unveiling of a 16 ton Christmas gift to the Brass City Friday evening. The landmark Holy Land cross will be formally lit on Sunday evening at 6 pm, although thousands of area residents got a sneak preview as builders briefly tested the LED lights on the cross.

Welders from Pisani Steel work weld a supporting frame onto the cross late Friday

Welders from Pisani Steel work weld a supporting frame onto the cross late Friday

The cross – 16 tons with 5,000 LED’s and made entirely through donated time and money – was welded together on Thursday and hoisted onto an 8 foot thick cement base Friday afternoon. Pisani Steel of Naugatuck donated the steel and welding for the project, estimated at $300,000. This is the fourth cross to stand at the site originally built by John Greco, an attorney who’s dream was to transform Pine Hill into a diorama of the real Bethlehem and Jerusalem to embody the life of Jesus Christ from 2,000 years ago. Hundreds of buildings dotted the hill, made largely from donated and recycled steel and cardboard. Chicken wire, used heaters, cement and former appliances from friends contributed to other areas of the site. Statues from a Worlds Fair, as well as one blessed by the Pope were installed at the site. Despite the humble beginnings and dream of one man, HolyLand became a popular attraction for over 40,000 pilgrims every year. A devout Catholic, Greco enlisted his family in building the religious attraction as an act of devotion. A sign placed on the site read:

“A group of dedicated men present a pictorial story of the life of Christ from the cradle to the Cross—it is our prayerful wish that the project will provide a pleasant way to increase your knowledge of God’s Own Book and bring you closer to Him.”

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December 17th, 2013

Pastor Provides Rome Talk

by Christopher O'Brien

Fr. William Sokoloski will give a presentation Wednesday night about living in Rome for several months earlier this year. The Catholic pastor of St. Maria Goretti will share his experiences from his sabbatical last winter.

The presentation of pictures, stories and reflections will be on Wednesday, December 18th at 7 pm in the Father Mullin’s Hall at the Woodtick Road church. High School aged religious students will receive credit for attending.

December 14th, 2012

Wolcott Religious Services

by Christopher O'Brien

Wolcott has a very vibrant religious community with regular services each weekend. If you are of a particular faith, or searching for the best church for yourself or your family, feel free to contact any of the pastors of the town’s growing faithful communities.

St. Pius X Church517 Woodtick Rd.

Saturday – 4 pm

Sunday – 9 am, 11 am

St. Maria Gorretti Church1300 Woodtick Rd.

Saturday  – 4 pm

Sunday 8 am, 10:30 am

Wolcott Congregational Church – 185 Center St.

Sunday at 9 am, 11 am

All Saints Episcopoal Church 282 Boundline Rd. (behind Town Hall)

Sunday 9:30 am

Christ Church – 16 Town Line Rd.

Sunday – 9:00, 10:30 am

Wolcott Christian Life Center – 481 Wolcott Rd.

Sunday – 10 am