St. Justin-St. Michael Parish
 
W E L C O M E

MASS TIMES:
Daily Mass:

Monday - Thursday     

8:00 AM - St. Justin-St. Michael

(Parish Center Chapel)

Sundays:

ALL MASSES HELD AT ST. JUSTIN - ST. MICHAEL

230 Blue Hills Avenue
8:00AM (Traditional)

9:30AM (Spanish) Main Church

11:00AM (Gospel/Caribbean Choir)

4:00PM (Creole) - Parish Center

First Sunday of the Month:

Only one Mass Celebrated

11:00AM Multicultural Mass

Holy Days:

8:00 AM - St. Justin-St. Michael

(Parish Center)
7:00 PM - St. Justin-St. Michael Church

WEEKLY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION FOR HEALING & HOPE

St. Justin Parish-St Michael Center Chapel

Wednesdays 6:30 PM

FIRST FRIDAY MASS OF HEALING AND ADORATION TO THE SACRED HEART

"Come to Me, all you who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

Come to our First Friday Mass of Healing and Adoration.  All are invited to receive the healing power of God and experience the power of the Holy Spirit at work to transform and heal.  All Masses are celebrated in the Parish Center Chapel of St. Justin-St. Michael.  Mass begins 6:30 PM on: 

January 1

 

ST. JUSTIN - ST. MICHAEL

WEEKLY PRAYER & TEXT UPDATES

Text SJSM to the number 77948 to join St. Justin-St. Michael Parish family to receive weekly prayer and updates from Fr. Emmanuel.  Get six (6) short messages a month.  Text HELP for help. Text STOP to cancel messages. Data rates my apply.

ARE YOU SICK AND IN NEED OF A PRIEST?

If you would like Fr. Emmanuel or Fr. Kingsley to visit you or your loved one in the hospital, at home or hospice, please call 860 268-9370.

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DOWNLOAD OUR NEW PARISH APP

Our new Saint Justin-Saint Michael app is now available to download for iPhone and Android smart phones.  Stay connected with our parish throughout the week with instant notifications and easy-to-access event calendar and the ability to quickly reply to or share messages via FaceBook or Twitter.  Enjoy a bunch of additional features like prayer, daily reading, helpful reminders to silence your phone before Mass or Confession and much more.

 

Welcome to St. Justin -
St. Michael Parish

 

Father Emmanuel Ihemedu

 

"We are a catholic church, one Catholic family striving to live a life of complete service to God and neighbor. At Saint Justin - Saint Michael, Christ is the host and Christ welcomes all. I join my parishioners to invite you to worship with us on Sunday. No matter where you are in life, no matter where you stand in life-single, married, divorced, single mother, single father, homeless, immigrant, handicapped in some way, sick, lonely and alone, widow, grieving - we welcome you."
          - Father Emmanuel Ihemedu, Pastor

MY PRAYER FOR YOU THIS WEEK

  

The Season of gifts!

It is said that great gifts come in small packages. On Christmas Eve, underneath the Christmas Trees in many of our homes are gifts wrapped beautifully with Christmas colors. Unfortunately, some of these gifts will be returned to the stores right after Christmas because these gifts may not be our sizes; they may not fit; they are not our favorite colors; or simply because we don’t like them.

Of all these gifts, there is one in particular that once we open it, will render us speechless and bring tears to our eyes because of  so much love put in the gift. It is the smallest package ever, yet in it is the gift of God himself. St. Paul in his second letter to the Corinthians calls it the indescribable gift! (2Cor 9:15), a gift that no word can express!

This very gift we cannot return to Wal-Mart, CVS, Macys’, Lord and Taylor, JC Penney etc. This is because this gift is personal. It is practical. It is permanent/forever.

Jeremiah the prophet says that God knew us before we were born (Jeremiah 1:5). And the psalmist says “Lord you know me when I sit and when I rise” (Psalm139). This means that God knows every detail of our lives. He knows our likes and our dislikes. He knows our sizes and cannot go wrong in picking out a gift for us. His gift will have the magic of personal touch. It can be disappointing to receive a gift that is bereft of personal touch.

This gift will render us speechless because it is practical. It is true that Santa can provide us with what Santa thinks that we deserve, but God gives us what we don’t deserve. This gift brings forgiveness. The Scripture says that the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23).

Finally, this gift is permanent. It should bring us to emotions because we are keeping it forever. The bible says in John 5:24 “I assure you; those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. “We have this awesome gift because God knows that we live in a fallen world and as a result we run the risk of not spending eternity with him.

What gift have we received at Christmas from our fellow human beings that lasts forever? None. But this one will have no end. God loves us so much that he is giving us a gift of himself in his son Jesus Christ so that we might live forever (John 3:16). Even when this infant Jesus dies, this gift will continue for Jesus will rise and become a Life-Giving Spirit and by sharing that spirit with us, you and I can live forever beginning from now not just when we die and go to heaven.

This is awesome. I am excited! I can’t wait to unwrap my gift.

May God, surprise you with the awesome gift of Himself, Amen!

 

Merry Christmas!

 

Father Emmanuel

PRAY FOR OUR MARYCARE MISSION
TO NIGERIA


Marycare’s singular mission is to break the vicious cycle of poverty in communities marginalized and isolated because of their ethnic and social economic status. Marycare Medical Clinic is one of the programs we sponsor to carry out our mission. On January 12, 2016 the official opening of Marycare Health Centre took place. The health center is now providing healthcare to some 10,000 residents of the town of Ejemekwuru and its surrounding neighbors. It has 4 rooms, one ward and an open reception area. The people of Ejemekwuru and their surrounding neighbors will forever remain grateful to all our donors who made this possible. May God reward you abundantly.

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2017 MARYCARE FUNDRIASER

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING
A CATHOLIC?

We have a rich heritage of welcoming people in faith.  If you or someone you know has questions about the Catholic Church or would like to inquire about the process of becoming a Catholic, please call us at: 860-246-6897.

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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DECREE FOR ST. JUSTIN &

ST. MICHAEL MERGER

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Saint Justin – Saint Michael Parish

Holiday Schedule

2017 – 2018

 

Friday,

December 15, 2017

6:30 p.m. Advent Penance Service

 Sunday,

December 24, 2017

9:00 a.m. Multicultural Mass

Vigil Solemnity of Christmas

9:00 p.m. Mass

Monday,

December 25, 2017

Solemnity of Christmas

9:00 a.m. Multicultural Mass

New Year’s Eve –

Sunday, December 31, 2017

9:00 a.m. Multicultural Mass

Vigil Solemnity Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph

9:00 p.m. Mass

New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1, 2018

Solemnity Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph

12:00 Noon  Haitian Mass

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM

Sundays

9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Saint Justin Saint Michael

Jubilee Hall

 

SAINT JUSTIN SAINT MICHAEL

TEEN MINISTRY

Join us for Teen Ministry Night every Monday from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center, 2nd Floor.  Come for dinner and dessert, fun activities, games group discussions and to grow in faith as a community! Annastacia an Amande our Teen Ministry Interns will be lwadin the event.  Grades 6-12 are welcome! For more information contact Amanda at 914 356-5244 or abinghi@usj.edu

 

ST. JUSTIN - ST. MICHAEL FOOD PANTRY

open every

Saturday at 9:00 AM

7 Clark Street

Entrance is on the side of the Church

MALTA FOOD PANTRY

at St. Justin-St Michael

open to the Community

Saturday Mornings

9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Parish Center 

lower level

Entrance from parking lot behind Jumoke Academy.        

FIRST SUNDAY

FOOD COLLECTIONS

St. Justin-St. Michael Food Pantries need help to re-supply their shelves with donations of cereal, peanut butter, jelly, pasta (all types) and spaghetti sauce. During the Mass there will be a special blessing of all the food. Please be generous and remember to check the expiration dates on the items. We cannot accept expired food donations.

ADULT PREPARATION FOR SACRAMENTS

(RCIA)

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Adult Catholics. The Holy Spirit moves us to respond to God's grace at different times in our lives.  If you are an adult who is interested in becoming Catholic or are an a baptized Catholic who has been reflecting on becoming more involved in the church and desire to received the sacrament of First Eucharist and/or Confirmation please call the Parish Office at 860 246-6897. 

St. Justin-St. Michael Parish  230 Blue Hills Avenue  Hartford, CT 06112
860-246-6897 or 860-522-6184

Youth Events

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