Serving the Saint John Bosco Parish of Branford, Connecticut
November 3rd Squire Matt Hally organized a Pancake Breakfast to help fund his Eagle Scout Project “Wreaths Across America”. Council 10 pitching in to help him reach his goal.
Left to Right Brothers Andy Perrone, George Higgins, Stephen Montano, Stephen Wilhelm, John Kunde, Sal Pannone and Liam Cotter. Over 55 meals were served to the homeless at Columbus House in New Haven.
Council 10 Elected Positions for 2019-2021 are as follows:
Council 10’s Elected Officers for 2019-2021
Council 10 Appointed Positions for 2019-2021 are as follows:
Every two or three years, an international gathering is held to bring all the youth and young adults, especially adults in their 20’s and early 30’s (see below), together in one place with the Holy Father. World Youth Day will take place in Panama City, Panama (January, 2019).
“World Youth Day USA (WYDUSA) is an umbrella term for the United States’ participation in World Youth Day, both abroad at the international events and stateside in the U.S., as well as to designate those who have participated on one of those WYD activities in the past (WYDUSA “alumni”)…
How old do I have to be to attend World Youth Day?
World Youth Day is a pilgrimage experience targeted to those ages 16 to 35. We especially encourage young adults in their 20s and early 30s to attend the international World Youth Day events…
Below is the general events list that World Youth Day generally follows, accompanied by the announced 2019 dates.
For more information, click the icon of WYDUSA (above)…
We will repeat our Foxwoods Casino trip on November 10, 2018. If you are interested contact Mark DiStasio at email@example.com or 203-415-5029.
We almost completely filled our 2017 bus trip to Foxwoods Casino on Saturday November 11, 2017. The bus departed from Branford High School at 5 pm, and departed the casino for the ride home at 11 pm.
Tickets were $40 per person and included a $10 bet credit and a $10 meal credit or a free buffet ($28 value).
Support the Yale-New Haven Health’s Smilow Cancer Hospital’s Ride Closer to Free charity bike ride! Either RIDE (like our Council members below did) or do the next best thing: DONATE to those Council 10 members who will ride.
The Parish Bulletin will run information regarding St. John Bosco’s annual parish picnic, usually held at Owenego Inn Beach and Tennis Club every September.
If you are interested in helping out, please contact the parish office.
August 9 2018 Steak and Cigar @ St Mary Church Hall 6 pm to whenever. BYOB. Menu is salad, baked potato, steak and cheesecake. Dinner only $35. Preorder a cigar and dinner $45.
For tickets contact Bro John Mooney firstname.lastname@example.org or
GK Joe Byrne at email@example.com or 203-231-5643
Above: Neal Millane
July 9 – 19, 2018 Pilgrimage to Italy will visit Venice, Padua, Florence, Assisi, and Vatican City with a Papal Audience. Cost is $3399 from New York and the trip will be hosted by Fr. Glen. For details, contact Fr. Glen.
Our Annual Blood Drive aims to help the American Red Cross to collect more than 50 pints of blood (limit: 1 pint apiece) from parish members.
Our 2017 Blood Drive took place on July 13th in the Parish Hall at St. Mary Church.
Steven teaches CCD.
He is the chief squire counselor. Our squire council now has 16 members.
Brother Steven also went to Appalachia this year with the youth of our parish to help rebuild some homes.
Also a main contributor to Take a Vet Fishing. With both the K of C and Branford Yacht Club.
Brother Steven has been instrumental with keeping our youth involved in our parish.
Our goal is to net $1000 in our annual Pro-Life Event to benefit St. Gianna Pregnancy Center in New Haven in May of 2018.
L to R: Rev. Glen, Joe Byrne, Stephen Montano, ___, ____, ____, Rev. Keefe
In 2017, over two weekends (5/13-14 and 5/20-21) we grossed $1722.50 in gross sales. If you are interested in helping out at next year’s plant sale, please contact PGK Stephen Montano or WGK Joe Byrne.
The 2017 Home Front Project was conducted on 5/7 at 8:30 am on the project site.
If you would like to help out at the 2018 event, please contact Bro. Frank Carrano.
Mark your calendars for our 1st Annual event on Saturday, March 31st 2018 at St. Therese Church. And with our new St. John Bosco Parish, it’ll be bigger and better than ever!
Thanks to the Brother Knights who made the 2017 event such a success: Fr. Keefe, Fr. Matt, Joe Byrne, Liam Cotter, Matt Halley, Jim Hayes, Jeff Klarman, Sal Pannone and Mark Peruzzi.
To help out on the 2018 event as it gets closer, contact Mark DiStasio.
Dinner will include corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, pasta and zeppolles for dessert.
Entertainment will include Irish Dancing and live Irish music by Rock of Cashel.
Tickets will be sold after all Masses. Prices are $25 for adults, $8 for child, and $60 per family.
For more info contact John Mooney firstname.lastname@example.org or Joe Byrne email@example.com
Abraham’s Tent is held for one week every year in February. In 2018 it will take place from 2/12 through 2/19.
Organized by the late Bro. John Wilkinson and his wife, Tammy, our Council provided dinner on Friday 2/17/17 this past year. Thanks to Jim Hayes, Jeff Klarman, Bill Cash, Sal Pannone, John Pirtel, Andy Perrone, Bob Lamb, and Stephen Wilhelm who helped out at the 2017 event.
If you are interested in helping out in 2018, please contact Norma Cash (Bill’s wife).
The St. John Bosco Cornerstone Men’s Retreat will be held for 26 hours starting Friday night 2/2/18 and ending Saturday 2/3/18 leading up to the Super Bowl.
Anyone interested in participating as this event nears should contact the parish office for more information.
There is no cost to attend, but donations are welcomed.
On January 5, 2018 we will once again sponsor an altar server appreciation night from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The 2017 party was enjoyed by both Squires and Altar Servers alike, and both groups will be invited again this year.
For more information contact the parish office.
If you would like to volunteer to help out on the 2018 Campaign, please contact Bro. Hank Bassi.
We will be having our annual coat drive in conjunction with The Midnight Run warm clothing drive on December 16 & 17. Collection boxes will be at both Churches. Brothers will be needed to help sort and deliver the coats to the local clothing bank. Anyone wishing to help can contact GK Joe Byrne firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-231-5643
Our annual Christmas Party will be held at Amarantes in New Haven on December 3 from 4 to 8 pm. Please bring baby food to donate to the food pantry and also a also a Secret Santa grab bag gift (approximately $10) to be raffled off in support of our pro life raffle.
Bro. Jim Hayes is running a raffle. The drawing will be held at the 2017 Christmas Party. See more information here. 12/3.
Source: Amarantes from Digital Video Productions on Vimeo.