Religious News and upcoming events

All Souls Day — The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day) will be celebrated at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Shelton Road, with a festive Mass with Choir on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. On this day dedicated to prayer for the faithful departed, join us for a mass in which we will pray for our loved ones who have passed away. Special mention will be made of everyone whose funeral masses have been celebrated at St. Catherine’s since last year’s All Souls Day. Mass for All Souls Day will also be offered at 7:30 a.m., on Thursday, Nov. 2. For more information, call 203-377-3133.

Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Or have you not yet been fully initiated into the Catholic Church (that is, you were Baptized but have not yet received First Communion and/or Confirmation?) Contact Deacon Patrick Toole at St. Catherine of Siena’s Parish Office at 203-377-3133 for information about the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).

The Parish of Saint Catherine of Siena welcomes anyone who is new to our area, anyone who is searching for the truth, or anyone who is looking for a spiritual home. We are Roman Catholic in belief and practice — a community of faith, worship, service, and formation — we invite all our brothers and sisters into a living and saving friendship with the Lord Jesus Christ, in the communion of His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

Holiday pies can now be ordered — Christ Episcopal Church Tashua has announced they are offering double crust apple pies and apple crumb pies for sale for the holidays. You can now place your order for their homemade pies. The price per pie is $15 and they will be sold frozen. Contact the parish office to place your order via email: or by phone 203-268-5566. Pick up will be at Christ Church Tashua, 5170 Madison Ave., in Trumbull, after Wednesday, Nov. 8. Contact the parish office to schedule a pick up. The last day for pick up is Friday, Nov. 17. This supports the ministries at Christ Church Tashua.

Free Bible talks — Long Hill Baptist Church will offer a weeklong series of seven free talks by Dr. Gary Gillmore, a nationally-known speaker. The meetings are intended to help individuals and families gain a better understanding of what the Bible teaches about God, said Pastor Robert Hammond. The program will begin on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Gillmore will also speak Monday through Friday, Nov. 6-10, at 7 p.m. nightly. All meetings will be held at Long Hill Baptist Church, 100 Middlebrooks Ave. For more information, or contact Hammond at 203-268-5104.

Women's Fellowship catered luncheon — The Women's Fellowship of Unity Hill United Church of Christ will gather for a catered lunch on Thursday, Nov. 16, at noon in the church at 364 White Plain Road, Trumbull. The program will feature Jennifer Dizney, Clinical Pharmacist from St. Vincent's Medical Center speaking on opioid addiction. Contact the church at 203-374-8822 for reservations. Cost is $7.50.

Spaghetti supper and free concert — They were high school sweethearts and have become renowned in the world of Jazz. Now married, Atla DeChamplain is an accomplished jazz vocalist, while husband Matt is a musician mastering many instruments. They will be the entertainment at this month's Long Hill United Methodist Church spaghetti supper/ concert series on Saturday, Nov. 18. Spaghetti supper with salad, desserts and more will begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinners are $12; $11 for seniors. The free evening of jazz begins at 7 p.m. The church is located at 6358 Main St. (Route 111), Trumbull. For information, call 203-954-9691.

Thanksgiving service — The Trumbull Interfaith Council and Congregation B'nai Torah invite the community to the annual Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m., at the Synagogue at 5700 Main St., Trumbull. Rabbi Colin Brodie will preach the Thanksgiving message, along with clergy from Trumbull congregations participating in the service. A community choir will also be a part of the service. A reception will follow. Those attending are asked to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to Trumbull Social Services.