To give our brothers and sisters who are less fortunate the chance to have a warm meal, a chance to sit and relax and a chance to enjoy conversation with others is the stewardship opportunity this group offers. We invite everyone to sign up to prepare a dish for the dinner on the first Thursday of every month at the Spooner House in Shelton. On the specific evening, the committee gathers and finishes preparing the meal, serves the meal to our guests and then also relaxes and enjoys the meal and the company of our guests. A wonderful opportunity to brighten someone’s day!
Contact: Dot Kisson, Linda Vignola, Joyce Bulinski
Helping our brothers and sisters in time of need is the theme of this committee. Throughout the year we collect an assortment of food items as well soaps, shampoo, toothpaste and other personal hygiene belongings for distribution as needed. At Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, special baskets are put together for distribution to those in need.
This committee works at the rectory in teams of two to three people on Sunday mornings after the 8:30am Mass until around 12 noon. Their job is to count and record the offertory envelopes for the weekend and holy days. The teams work one Sunday a month and schedules are sent to members showing 4 months at a time. Knowledge of how to operate a calculator is helpful.
Contact: Alese Kummer
Contact: Carol Soisson
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Our knitters have been making prayer shawls since 2005 and have comforted many people who are ill or grieving with the warmth of these handmade blessed shawls since that time. Shawls have also been donated to the Birmingham Group and Yale New Haven Hospital. If you enjoy knitting, working independently yet part of a group give a call.
Contact: Irene DeGeorge,
203 -888 -3295
Knights of Columbus
This ambitious and energetic Catholic Men’s fraternal organization was founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney to provide assistance to widows, orphans, the church and their membership at large while also providing social and intellectual fellowship. The members of the order still remain true to their founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity today. Our church men belong to the Aurora Council # 53 which is located on Main Street in Seymour. The Knights meet on the second Monday of the month, 7 PM at the Strand Theater.
Contact: John Fanotto
League of the Sacred Heart
The League of the Sacred Heart was established to emphasize the spread of prayer and devotion of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus to our parish community. For the women of our parish, women of all ages, this organization provides spiritual and social benefits to its members and provides financial and spiritual support to the parish. Throughout the year they are kept busy sponsoring several fundraisers as well as several spiritual and social programs that vary in theme each year.
Contact: Elaine Brandon,
An organization for the men of the parish that helps promote Christian Fellowship within our community of faith. The group meets the second Monday of each month in St. Monica’s Hall at 7:00pm for a business meeting and socialization. Service projects for the benefit of the church as well as fundraising activities are held throughout the year. All parish men are encouraged to join.
Contact: Bill Wilkin
Join St. Nicholas’s Bocce league! The Bocce season runs from May through September. The games are held Wednesday nights at 6:30pm and usually end by 8:15pm. Games are played on the bocce courts behind the Parish Center across from St. Augustine Church . No experience necessary. Come for an evening of fun and camaraderie.