1. Archdiocese of Hartford
August 2010 Office of Religious Education
467 Bloomfield Avenue
Bloomfield, CT 06002
(860) 243-9465 Phone
(860) 243-9690 Fax
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Motta, D.Min.
From the Director’s desk… Director of ORE,
Catholic Scouting Chaplain
Baptist. John’s mission in life was to prepare email@example.com
Always An Inspiration To Me the way of the Lord. That is really our mission Ms. Patricia Keck, M.A.
in life as well. Few have done it better than Assistant Director, Religious Education,
Bishop Peter Rosazza turned 75 Bishop Peter Rosazza. Catechetical Leader Training,
years old in February and, as is the policy,
Catechesis, Sacramental Preparation, Catechist
handed in his letter of retirement to the Bishop Peter has an outstanding Formation, Generations of Faith,
Holy Father. As most retired priests do, ability to speak new languages and he has used Resource Library
he will continue working and ministering it often. Many ethnic groups throughout the firstname.lastname@example.org
to God’s people without the worries of Archdiocese claim him as their own. In reality
administration. Mr. Carlos Aedo, M.A.
he was half Italian and half Irish – Gaelic and
Coordinator for Catechesis for Hispanics
Garlic as he would say.
I first met Father Rosazza when I email@example.com
was a high school student at Saint Thomas Bishop Rosazza was and is a Mrs. Shawnee Baldwin, M.A.
Seminary. I was a First Middle student, or champion for Catholic social justice and was Coordinator of Youth and Youth Adults
for those of you who went to other high one of the original authors of the United States Ministry, Confirmation (Youth), CYO Sports
schools, a Junior in high school. He was a Bishop’s document entitled “Economic Justice (Basketball)
newly ordained priest who had studied in for All.” firstname.lastname@example.org
France and came to the Seminary to teach
us French. Later he would also introduce Mrs. Shannon Carnese
Bishop Rosazza has always been a Coordinator of Catholic Scouting,
us to a physical education program. I can hero and mentor to me. Many times, as a
still remember doing pushups with my Video Library, CYO Sports (Cheerleading)
student, I said to myself “I would like to be a
classmates outside. email@example.com
priest like him”.
Ms. Barbara Jean Daly Horell, MTS.
There was a custom at Saint We who are members of the Coordinator of Catholic Biblical School
Thomas Seminary called Mock Day. Archdiocese of Hartford owe him a great deal. firstname.lastname@example.org
Once a year the Seniors (or Sophomores He has been present there for us at all times.
in college) had the chance to imitate their Mrs. Mary Marsan, M.Div.
Some examples of that are Confirmations, Coordinator of R.C.I.A., Adult
professors. I played Father Rosazza funerals (my Mom’s funeral), Religious
dressed in a gym suit. That event was Confirmation, Adult Formation,
Education Congresses, teaching in our Lay Lay Ministry
commemorated in the “Stella Matutina” Ministry program, participating at the Youth
which was our class yearbook. email@example.com
Spectaculars. World Youth Day events with
the Pope and coming to numerous places to Mrs. Jill Costa
I remember Father Rosazza as an help us priests with our work. firstname.lastname@example.org
excellent leader, but most of all, I was
impressed by his spirituality, his sensitivity Mrs. Shirley Morris
Thank you Bishop Peter for a job well email@example.com
to others and his compassion for others, done. Thank you for your priesthood. Thank
especially the poor. you for your friendship and powerful example Specialized Youth Ministry
of what it means to be Christ- like. Wishing Catholic Boy Scouting Chairperson
After teaching at Saint Thomas you many more years and good health. God John Meakin, Jr. (860) 688-7440
Seminary he went to Sacred Heart Church bless. Catholic Girl Scouting Chairperson
in Hartford as a co-pastor. He learned
Dina Garafola (860) 742-1465
Spanish and ministered primarily to the ~Monsignor Michael J. Motta
Puerto Rican community. He was greatly CYO Basketball Program
loved and was known for riding his bicycle John Egan (203) 596-9610
through the streets of the city. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CYO Cheerleading Program
In 1978, he became an Auxiliary Robin Norko (203) 281-9663
Bishop of Hartford. His ordination was (cheercoachRC@aol.com) www.ctspirit.com
celebrated on the feast of Saint John the
2. ADULT FORMATION/ CATHOLIC BIBLICAL SCHOOL
CT Dept. of Higher Education
RCIA Workshops 2010-2011 Recommends CBS Application
The following RCIA Workshops are offered for those who On June 17, 2010, the CT DHE Advisory Committee
minister in the RCIA. You may attend all or some of the workshops. on Accreditation voted unanimously to recommend approval
All sessions will be held at The Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas of St. Thomas Seminary's application for licensure of a
Seminary in Bloomfield. Please see the enclosed flyer for more certificate program in Biblical Studies. The Connecticut Board
information. Workshops are 9:00-noon. of Governors will meet in September to consider final approval
Saturday, September 25, 2010– Overview of the RCIA process, of the application.
Developing a Team for the RCIA, Presenter: Lisa Orchen,
Facilitator for STEP, on-line courses, Notre Dame University Upon approval by the Board of Governors, students
Saturday, October 16, 2010– Period of Catechumenate, Celebrating enrolled in the Catholic Biblical School will have the
the Rite of Welcome and Acceptance, Dismissal Rite and How to opportunity to participate in the Biblical School on a for-credit
Break Open the Word, Presenter: Jean Kechejian, Former Diocesan basis. A process is being developed to evaluate work already
Director of RCIA, Diocese of Bridgeport completed to receive undergraduate credit through St. Thomas
Saturday, January 22, 2011– Period of Purification and Seminary.
Enlightenment, Celebrating the Rite of Election, Celebrating Students enrolling in the Biblical School this fall have
Scrutinies and Penitential Rites, Presenter: Lisa Orchen the option of enrolling to receive 4.5 undergraduate credits.
Saturday, February 19, 2011– Period of Mystagogy There are a few additional requirements for students wishing to
Presenter: Lisa Orchen receive credit and an administration fee will be assessed by St.
Saturday, April 16, 2011– RCIA Retreat Day for Catechumens, Thomas Seminary for processing. Contact Jill Costa at the
Candidates and Team members– 9 am to 2 pm Office of Religious Education for copies of the syllabus for
Presenter: Jean Kechejian your curriculum year.
Adult Confirmation Preparation Classes CBS on ORTV’s “That’s the Spirit”
These preparation classes are offered for adults who have If you didn’t catch BJ’s conversation with Fr. Gatzak
been baptized and received first communion, but have not yet been on “That’s the Spirit,” Sunday, July 18, you can find the
confirmed. Registration forms can be found on our web site, interview online at http://www.ortv.org/tts.htm#segments.
www.orehartford.org or through your parish. There is a $20.00 book
fee. Dates and Places of classes: Everyone is Welcome
Monday, September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18 at Our Lady of Everyone is Welcome to celebrate the fifteenth
Loreto, 12 Ardsley Rd., Waterbury, CT 7:15-9:00 pm* (note time) anniversary of the Hartford Catholic Biblical School with
Tuesday, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19 at St. Thomas Archbishop Henry Mansell and the Office of Religious
Seminary, 467 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, CT -7 to 9 pm. Education. Dr. Harold Attridge, Dean of Yale Divinity School,
Thursday, September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21 at St. Joan of will be speaking on “The Gospel of John, Critical Study of
Arc, 470 W. Todd St., Hamden, CT- 7 to 9 pm. Scripture, and the Life of Faith.”
The Confirmation ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010
October 27, 2010 at 7:30 pm at the Archdiocesan Center at St. Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Thomas Seminary, 467 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, CT. Location: St. Thomas Seminary’s Alumni Lounge
Tickets, at $25 per guest, can be purchased by contacting Ms.
What Every Catholic Needs to Know Jill Costa at the Office of Religious Education.
Our Sunday Vistor has announced a new series, “What Application and Enrollment Information
Every Catholic Needs to Know”. Each month the In Focus section
will cover topics such as sin and reconciliation, marriage, Are you or is someone you know ready to explore the
sacraments, spiritual growth and more. Go to www.osv.com or call Bible more fully? Interviews for enrolling in the next class of
1-800-348-2440. the Archdiocesan Catholic Biblical School need to be
scheduled with BJ Daly Horell by August 15. For detailed
Free Webinar! information, check out our “Frequently Asked Questions”
The Paulist National Catholic Evangelization Association is online at www.orehartford.org/cbs.htm. Or contact BJ.
offering a free webinar on August 19, 3:00-4:00 pm EST. Fr. Frank CBS First-Year Class Schedules
DeSiano will speak about PNCEA’s newest program, Seeking
Christ. This program aims to solve the problem parishes face when Monday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm, Cheshire
people inquire about the Catholic Church, but the parish has no way Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm, Bloomfield
to begin receiving them. It includes eight sessions that can be used Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm, Milford
in a variety of ways to welcome and engage people who are Thursday mornings, 10:00-noon, West Hartford
inquiring about becoming Catholics. For more information or to (For a schedule of 2010-11 Year 2 and Advanced Classes, go
register, go to http://www.myeventpartner.com/AccountManager/ to www.orehartford.org/cbs.htm )
3. CBS Scholarships September 12, 2010: Catholic Youth Spectacular,
Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield
Worried about the cost of attending the Catholic Biblical September 18, 2010: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Archdiocese of
School? The Sr. Jewel Renna, CND Scholarship Fund is accepting Hartford Catholic Boy Scout Counselors Training
applications for first-year students through August 15, 2010. Awards are October 8-10, 2010: Catholic Boy Scout Retreat &
applied directly toward CBS tuition. To find out more or to apply, go to Chaplain Aide Training at Camp Strang, Goshen.
www.orehartford.org/cbs.htm, or call Jill Costa for an application form. October 22-24, 2010: NCCS Region I Conference,
CBS Online! Bridgeport.
November 2010: Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Girl
There are so many ways to find out about all that the Biblical Scouts and Camp Fire Retreat & Counselors Training.
School has to offer—YouTube videos, Bible Blogs; pages of “frequently Exact date and location to be determined.
asked questions”—and you can access them all on our website at November 7, 2010: Adult Boy Scout Banquet at the
www.orehartford.org. Contact Ms. Jill Costa for assistance in finding the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary in Alumni
material you’re looking for. Lounge!
Bible Blog News May 1, 2011: Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Girl Scout
and Camp Fire Recognition Sunday: Archdiocesan Center
Check out our summer series, It’s in There…Not! Find out about at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield
symbols and quotations we think of as biblical, but are not—like the May 15, 2011: Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Boy
apple in the Garden of Eden and the saying, “The lion will lie down with Scout Recognition Sunday: Cathedral of St. Joseph,
the lamb.” How did these things become part of our Christian-Jewish Hartford.
heritage? Subscribe to the Bible Blog to find out more! Go to Please post these events in parish bulletins, websites
www.orehartford.org/blogs/blogs.htm and click on BJ’s photo. and email. Contact Shannon Carnese for more
CBS Cornerstone News Tailored information.
for CBS Graduates
September Graduate Enrichment Program: Canaanite Mythology CYO CHEERLEADING
and the Language of the Old Testament with Paul Sansone, Sunday,
September 12, 2010, 1:00 p.m. at Caritas Christi Center in Hamden (note Save the Date!
the new location!). See our flyer and registration form in this mailing. The Archdiocese of Hartford Cheerleading Competition
Annabelle Schifferdecker, CBS Class of 2009, is our new CBS will be held on March 5, 2011. Mark your calendars now!
Parish Ambassador Coordinator. She will be sending out a letter to all
CBS grads, inviting you to promote the Biblical School in your parish this
summer. Consider spreading God’s Word in your parish by becoming a RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Catechesis for the 21st Century
Reminder: We are blogging. Subscribe to the
CATHOLIC SCOUTING blog in order to get up-to-date information. It’s free and
easy. We get information about various workshops and
Technology & publisher information that is often too late for the
Catholic Scouting and Camp Fire newsletter. Go to www.ore-blogs.info and click on Pat’s
In trying to keep up with today’s young people, busy Catholic picture. Enter your email address to subscribe. Every
Scout and Camp Fire Leaders as well as parents, we have finally found time there is a new entry, you will receive an
another way to bring Catholic Scouting and Camp Fire to your house… email. That’s all it takes.
on your computer. Not only are we in the process of updating our
Catholic Scouting handbook on our website but we are also blogging and
Interesting Web Site
Facebooking! They are great ways to get connected to other scouts and Catholic Faith Education Newsletter and blog –
scout leaders as well as keep up to date on the latest and greatest in go to www.silk.net/RelEd/ezine1.htm. The newsletter
Catholic Scouting and Camp Fire. Check it out! contains lesson plans, clip art, posters, prayers, Catholic
Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Scouting Website: games, Bible search, etc. Check it out!
National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire
Religious Education Congress
Website: www.nccgscf.org Save the date: Saturday, November 6, 2010 at St.
National Catholic Committee on Scouting: http://www.nccs-bsa.org/ Paul Catholic High School in Bristol.
Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Scouting & Camp Fire Blog:
http://catholicscoutsandcampfire.blogspot.com/ Family Life
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php? RCL Benziger has announced a newly revised
gid=128360974678&ref=ts and updated Family Life program. It is a comprehensive
moral catechesis for families and is designed to
Upcoming Catholic Scouting Events complement the religion curriculum in your parish. It also
September 9, 2010: 6:00 p.m.: Next Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic now integrates child safety education into a holistic
Scout Committee dinner meeting: Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas approach to family life education. Go to
Seminary, Bloomfield. www.rclfamilylife.com to order your free review pack.
4. Catechetical Resources for the Roman Missal Catechetical Sunday
The following Catechetical Resources are just a few Catechetical Sunday will be celebrated on September
of the resources available in English on the USCCB website - 19th. The theme for this year is “Matrimony: Sacrament of
www.usccb.org/romanmissal. The site notes that “the Enduring Love” to coincide with the release of the Bishops’
catechetical materials on the forthcoming changes in the Pastoral Letter on Marriage. The United States bishops have
Roman Missal are not as urgent in Spanish as in developed online catechetical materials. They are available on
English. Since Spanish is a Romance language derived from www.usccb.org/catecheticalsunday/. This site offers
Latin, the present Mass texts in Spanish more easily follow promotional materials, teaching resources, information
the Latin typical edition with a literal translation and a closer regarding a retreat, liturgy and prayers, and printed resources.
grammatical structure.” Two examples are provided on the Information is available in English and in Spanish. Note: The
USCCB website. Topics include: Questions on the revised USCCB Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis
translation of the Order of Mass Changes in the Parts of the approved for Catechetical Sunday (September 18) the theme of
Priest in the revised Order of Mass Changes in the Parts of the revised Roman Missal. Other resources, including a
the People in the revised Order of Mass Resources on the reflection book designed for catechists and parents, are
Eucharistic Prayer. available from the National Conference for Catechetical
Leadership – www.NCCL.org.
Boston College Offerings
The M.Ed. in Religious Education from the School Holy Saints and Timeless Mysteries
of Theology and Ministry (STM) at Boston College is a St. Patrick-St. Anthony’s Clare Gallery in Hartford
program designed to teach people how to hand on the faith in will be hosting an exhibition of Bro. Mickey McGrath’s
an innovative and successful way. Within the M.Ed. in artwork. The exhibition is titled: Holy Saints and Timeless
Religious Education, Boston College offers a concentration in Mysteries: A Fresh Look at Some of our Best Loved
parish catechetical leadership (PCL), which prepares Traditions. It is free and open to the public and extends from
ministers and educators to create and implement life-long, September 2 to October 28, 2010. A reception and artist
intergenerational faith formation programs for the whole lecture will be held on Saturday, October 2, 9:00 – Noon,
parish community. If you work full time and feel that you entitled “All That Is Seen and Unseen. Brother Mickey
have more flexibility to earn a degree during the summer, the McGrath, Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, is an artist, writer and
STM also offers the option to complete the M.Ed. after five speaker who loves to explore the relationship between art and
summers of study at the Summer Institute. Note that there are faith. This will be a wonderful opportunity for those involved
significant fellowships and scholarship grants available. professionally and as volunteers in religious education.
Check it out at www.bc.ed./stm or www.bc.edu/schools/stm/ Parents are also encouraged to attend. For more information,
summer.html or call (617) 552-6535. go to www.spsact.org. To register for the October 2 event, call
Fashion Me A People
The fifth international gathering for Fashion Me a Fashioning Faith
People – “Proclaim the Good News: a Message of Hope” – is The Center for Ministry Development has given a
scheduled for January 6-8, 2011at the Hilton Disney Hotel, new look to its Fashioning Faith website. If your parish
Orlando Florida. This gathering is inspired by the work of engages in Generations of Faith, Whole Community
Maria Harris in promoting a vision for lifelong faith Catechesis, or any form of intergenerational learning, you will
formation that is rooted in the curriculum of the faith find on this website, resources for lifelong, event-centered,
community. It is sponsored by the Center for Ministry intergenerational faith formation. In addition to complete
Development in partnership with Twenty-Third Publications, intergenerational learning sessions, home activities, and online
Catholic Relief Services, Oregon Catholic Press and Our learning sessions, you will find peer learning sessions, learning
Sunday Visitor – Curriculum Division (formerly Harcourt activities for individuals, articles for leaders and a host of
Religion Publishers). For more details, go to tools. Subscribers receive 50-75 new files every quarter, all
http://secure.cmdnet.org/index.cfm?ID=FD5FCAFA-1517- downloadable and customizable. Check it out at
61B4-4856448FDADF37CC www.fashioningfaith.org and click on “Preview.”
Connecting Catholic Families with the Bible Ministry Resources
A key to the success of any religious education New books available from Ministry Resources:
program is the family – their connection to the parish and Experiences for Exploring God’s Word: An Interactive
what happens in the home. The Center for Ministry Approach for Young Teens, Catechetical Activity Resource
Development will present “Connecting Catholic Families Book #1 For Ages 3-11, Catechetical Resource Book #2 For
with the Bible”, a workshop for parish leaders. The event is Youth-Adult, Faithdays! *E-Book* For Whole Community
scheduled for Saturday, November 20, 8:30-3:00 at the Faith Formation, Teaching Children About Jesus *E-Book”.
Archdiocesan Center in Bloomfield. Leif Kehrwald is the For more information and ministry ideas, visit
presenter. For more information, see the enclosed flyer or www.resourcepublications.com.
contact BJ Daly Horell or Pat Keck.
5. YOUTH MINISTRY YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
Catholic Youth Spectacular Sept 12, 2010 CREDO: Web site www.geocities.com/credocath
Get a newsletter by writing to P.O. Box 1236,
August 27th - on Shawnee Baldwin’s desk by 4:30 - is the Glastonbury, CT 06033. Calendar:
final deadline to sign up for the 5th annual Catholic Youth
Spectacular: Faith, Fun, Food, Fascination, and Fun!!! Cost is now Saturday, August 14th Dinner Night Out at the
$30.00 per person ($27.00 if you bring your own food). 52 groups Glenwood Diner 5:00pm
have already signed on for over 1300 participants. Make sure that your Saturday, August 28th Lenny and Joe's in
parish or Catholic school is represented. Visit Westbrook/Mini golf in Old Saybrook
www.youthspectacular.net for forms, updates, and promotional Sunday, September 5th Port Jefferson at Noon
materials. After August 27th the cost is $30.00 but you MUST bring in Bridgeport our hostess is Carol
your own food. Send checks to ORE at 467 Bloomfield Ave,
Bloomfield - some checks are going to the Chancery and getting
Saturday, September 18th Gay city State Park
in Hebron meet at 11:00AM for hike/
delayed by up to a week.
Saturday, September 25th Science Museum in
Youth Spectacular Orientation Hartford at noon.
Thursday, September 2nd 6:15-8:30 at the Archdiocesan St. Patrick, Enfield: Saturdays 7:00-8:30. Contact:
Center at St Thomas Seminary. At least one contact from each group Michael LaBarre: (203) 803-0790.
should attend to pick up “tickets”, get a tour of the grounds, and an St. Rose, New Haven (Spanish): Sundays at 6:00
overview of the day so you will know what to expect and can inform p.m.
your groups accordingly. There will be a light supper, so Shawnee Contact: German Hernandez: 203-865-6149
Baldwin will need to know by August 27th, who is coming. St. Mary, New Haven: Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
Contact: John Alvaro 203-562-6193
Youth Ministry Studies Certificate John.email@example.com
The Center for Ministry Development offers an eight Rock Group Holy Hour: Fridays: 7:15 pm: 1st
weekend course that can lead to a nationally recognized Certificate in Friday: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Waterbury; 2nd
Youth Ministry Studies. This program is for adults in ministry to/with/ Friday: Holy Spirit, Newington; 3rd Friday: St.
by/for youth, ages 11-18, in both parish and school settings. It equips Bartholomew, Manchester. 4th Friday: Our Lady of
leaders with skills, knowledge, practical tools, and techniques needed Mt. Carmel, Meriden; www.therockgroup.org
for a creative and comprehensive ministry to youth. Dates: August 27- Bustedhalo.com A website to surprise, challenge &
28, 2010; November 6-7, 2010; February 5- 6, 2011; June 11-12, 2011. support you in making meaningful faith connections.
Location: Oakhurst Retreat and Conference Center in Whitinsville, Catholic Underground: Saturdays 7:30pm -
MA near Worcester. Fees: All fees are to be paid in advance no later 10:30pm. St. James Church, 896 Main Street,
than ONE WEEK before attending a weekend. Payments are NON- Manchester. See www.catholicundergroundct.com
REFUNDABLE, however the fee can be transferred to a future class. for more information.
For more information, Contact Deacon Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org
or web: http://www.ymworcester.org Catholic Underground CT
Sunday Youth Retreats 2010-2011 Find Young Adult groups, Eucharistic
Adoration, Latin Mass, Bible Study, Retreats,
Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center continues its tradition Speakers, and more in your area at
of offering Sunday youth retreats 2:30-6:30 pm: Sept 26th , Oct 10th , www.ConnecticutUnderground.com. You never
17th , Nov 7th , 21st , Dec 5th, Jan 9th, 23rd, Feb 13th, 27th, March know when a new group or event will pop up, so
13th, 27th, April 3rd, 10th. Retreat offering is $30.00 pp. Contact check out the Latest News section and the Event
Theresa Wiss 860-521-0440 ext 112 or email@example.com Calendar regularly. New items on the
Faith and Family Day agenda: Frassati Fellowship Retreat in Stamford,
and a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. (Both require a
Group discounts and fundraising opportunities when you prompt response.) If you would like your Young
bring your youth to a 1:35 baseball game (gates open at 12:05) with Adult Group or Young Adult oriented event listed on
the Rock Cats (Minnesota Twins) vs. Bowie Baysox (Baltimore ConnecticutUnderground.com, email
Orioles) followed by a Christian concert on Sunday, August 29th. firstname.lastname@example.org and include your
www.rockcats.com or 860-224-8383 event/group title, description, date/time, address,
March Toward NCCYM 2010 –New Orleans!! contact email or website, target audience, and host
The 2010 NCCYM video, flyer, and schedule are available agency.
for download at the NCCYM website at www.NFCYM.org There are
regional and national scholarships available. Please call Shawnee
Baldwin if interested. If you plan on going, let her know so she can
coordinate rooms and other regional events.
Save the date! The annual pro-life Mass will be
celebrated with Archbishop Henry Mansell on Sunday, October 3,
2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. A great event
for all – bring your teens, especially!
Respect Life Conference
Mark your calendar! The 11th Annual Respect Life
Conference will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010, 9:00 am –
3:00 pm, at Holy Angels Parish Center in South Meriden. The
registration fee is $15 and includes hospitality, guest speakers,
workshops, respect life Mass, lunch, and exhibits.
“Twinning” Parishes in Haiti Our webpage: www.orehartford.org
Catholic Relief Services has released a new resources Our blogs: www.ore-blogs.info
designed to assist parishes involved in “twinning” relationships Our Videos: www.ore-videos.blogspot.com
with parishes in Haiti. This new resource – http:// Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/
parishsolidarity.crs.org – provides a resource for these parishes to
communicate with each other, exchange ideas, share information
received about sister parishes and contribute to a map where Twitter Español: www.twitter.com/
parishes will be featured along with their partnered parish. ore_espanol
On Youtube: www.youtube.com/orehartford
Job Opening – Director of Youth Ministry/
St. Christopher Parish in East Hartford is looking for a
Director of Youth Ministry and Confirmation. The general
responsibility of the position is to assist the pastor by implementing
and directing a program of Youth Ministry for young people of
grades 7-12 and coordinating and directing the confirmation
program for grades 9-11. For more details regarding the
responsibilities, functions, and requirements for the position, please
see our web site – www.orehartford.org.
Job Opening – Parish Formation Director
St. Anthony Church in Prospect Connecticut is seeking a
part time Parish Formation Director. The Parish Formation
Director will be responsible for the spiritual life of our community,
acting as a resource for our parishioners in the development of a
healthy mature spiritual life. As a resource, the Parish Formation
Director will be responsible for conducting parish retreats,
educational opportunities, days of reflection and assisting
parishioners in their search for deeper more fulfilling relationships Reminder: Go to www.orehartford.org and click on
with God. Masters in Theology, Spirituality, Divinity or Pastoral calendar. All of our events for Religious Education, Youth
Studies recommended. For more details and salary information, and Young Adult Ministry, RCIA, Adult Confirmation,
please contact Fr. Mark Suslenko at 203-758-4056. Biblical School, Catholic Scouting, Lay Ministry, and CYO
Sports are included. You can list the events by date, print
National Congress on Hispanic Ministry the calendar, click on an event/workshop to get all of the
Roots and Wings/ Raíces Y Alas is sponsored by the information regarding times and locations or you can search
National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry (NCCHM) in for an event.
collaboration with the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the If you have any questions, contact Pat Keck.
Church at the USCCB. This Congress will be held September 23- Remember to check often.
26, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. This New events will be added and others updated.
gathering of celebration, reflection on the current reality of
Hispanic Ministry in the USA, Theological reflection, and a look to
the future will focus on the five priorities identified by the U.S EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Catholic Bishops. Keynote speaker is Gary Riebe-Estrella, SVD.
Visit www.ncchm.org for more information. Act quickly for early Visit our website at: http://orehartford.org/employment.htm
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