In the Name of the Father and of
the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Making the Sign of the Cross is
part of our Catholic Tradition. This
prayer acknowledges the fact that
we believe in the Most Holy
Trinity. Making the cross reminds
us of the crucifixion of our Savior.
I met a woman in Poland in 1975
when our family traveled to
Bialystok to meet relatives on my
Mom’s side of the family. She was
the wife of my great uncle who had
died many years before. She told
all of us that her life was spared
because of the Sign of the Cross.
Bialystok is only 8 miles from the
Russian border. During World
War II, Russian soldiers came to
the family farm and took most of
their possessions. Later the
German soldiers came. Not finding
any food for their needs they lined
up the people in the village to be
executed. My great aunt made the
sign of the cross as she prepared to
die when the German officer in
charge said: “They are not
Russians, the are Poles.” He could
tell by the way she made the Sign of
the Cross—left to right instead of
right to left. Her life and the life of
the others in the village were spared
by making the Sign of the Cross.
Truly, her prayer was answered.
~Monsignor Michael J. Motta
Archdiocese of Hartford
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. Ext. 13
Director of ORE,
Catholic Scouting Chaplain
Ms. Patricia Keck, M.A. Ext. 16
Assistant Director, Religious Education,
Catechetical Leader Training,
Catechesis, Sacramental Preparation, Catechist
Formation, Generations of Faith,
Mr. Carlos Aedo, M.A. Ext. 15
Coordinator for Catechesis for Hispanics
Mrs. Shawnee Baldwin, M.A. Ext. 20
Coordinator of Youth and Youth Adults
Ministry, Confirmation (Youth), CYO Sports
Ms. Shannon Perzan Ext. 18
Coordinator of Catholic Scouting,
Video Library, CYO Sports (Cheerleading)
Ms. Barbara Jean Daly Horell, MTS. Ext. 11
Coordinator of Catholic Biblical School
Mrs. Mary Marsan, M.Div. Ext. 14
Coordinator of R.C.I.A., Adult
Confirmation, Adult Formation,
Mrs. Jill Costa Ext. 19
Mrs. Shirley Morris Ext. 12
Specialized Youth Ministry
Catholic Boy Scouting Chairperson
John Meakin, Jr. (860) 688-7440
Catholic Girl Scouting Chairperson
Dina Garafola (860) 742-1465
CYO Basketball Program
John Egan (203) 596-9610
CYO Cheerleading Program
Robin Norko (203) 281-9663
From the Director’s desk…
Lay Ministry Program
Applications are being accepted for the
Lay Ministry class 2010-2012. Do you
know lay people who are active in your
church in various ministries, but need
some training? Classes will begin in
September 2010. The program could
enhance your parish life by providing
training for the lay volunteer. It is an 18
month formation program that includes
classes in theology, spiritual development
and pastoral skills as well as a parish
internship. For more information check
our website, www.lm.orehartford.org or
contact Mary Marsan.
The New England Adult Faith
August 11-12, 2010
New Technologies, New Relationships,
Connecting with Young Adults. Mark
your calendars and save the date for the
Adult Faith Symposium which will be
held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in
Worcester, MA. There will be several
well known speakers for this event which
will explore using new technology in
ministry, especially with young adults.
The cost for the symposium is $135.00
and this includes dinner on Wednesday
and breakfast and lunch on Thursday.
Hotel rooms are $96.00 per night.
Registrations forms are included in this
newsletter. For more information you
may call Mary Marsan at 860-243-9465.
Catholic Leadership Program
An Executive Program for Catholic
Leadership will be held at The Mendoza
College of Business of the University of
Notre Dame from July 12 to 22, 2010.
Workshop topics include: Behavioral
Understanding, Creating a Philanthropic
Culture, Canon and Civil Law, American
Save the Dates!
Celebration 2010 : The Catholic Biblical School’s
Our fifteenth anniversary celebration will last all year long, with
special events for CBS students, grads, friends, and others
interested in centering their lives on God’s Word made flesh,
Jesus the Christ. Call BJ Daly Horell for more details .
October 21, 2010 CBS Anniversary Dinner
November 20, 2010 Families in the Bible
Catholic Organization Governance Trends, The Nonprofit
Board of Directors, Budgeting and Finance, Program
Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Employment Law, and Fund
Development. For more information, contract Marc Hardy
at 574-631-1087 or email@example.com.
CATHOLIC BIBLICAL SCHOOL
CBS Year 2 Students: We need your Basic Eligibility
Forms by May 7, 2010! If you wish to participate in the ORE
Awards Ceremony, please get them to BJ right away.
CBS Students: Registration for next year’s Biblical School
is happening now! Thank you to the many students who
have already sent in their registration forms. Remember,
forms and enrollment fees ($125) are due by June 1, 2010. If
you need another copy of the form, call or email Jill Costa at
Are you or is someone you know ready to
explore the Bible?
Registrations for the next class of the Archdiocesan
Catholic Biblical School are already coming in. For more
information about all that the Biblical School has to offer,
check out our videos on YouTube, our blog, or contact
Barbara Jean (BJ) Daly Horell firstname.lastname@example.org or (860)
243-9465, ext. 11.
Thinking of beginning the Catholic Biblical
School? Worried about the cost?
The Sr. Jewel Renna, CND Scholarship Fund will begin
accepting applications beginning May 1. Applications are
available online or through the ORE.
Upcoming Events at the Catholic Biblical
Basic Certificates in Biblical Studies will be awarded at
the ORE Awards Ceremony on Wednesday evening, May
26th, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark the Evangelist Church in
West Hartford. All are welcome.
Mount Nebo Retreat Day for 2010 Graduates of the
Biblical School, June 5, 2010, 8:30-2:00 (registration
Catholic Biblical School Graduation 2010 Sunday, June
13, 3:00 pm (registration required)
“Bible Blog” Publishing Contest
The winners for January, February and March were:
Mr. Joe Lapointe
Sr. Grace Marie Del Priore
Ms. Constance Oligino
You don’t have to be a Biblical School student to be our
monthly winner and have your biblical reflection published
on the CBS Blogsite. Contest details are available online at
Catholic Scouting and Camp Fire
In trying to keep up with today’s young people, busy
Catholic Scout and Camp Fire Leaders as well as parents, we
have finally found another way to bring Catholic Scouting and
Camp Fire to your house...in your computer. Not only are we in
the process of updating our Catholic Scouting handbook on our
website but we are also blogging and Facebooking! They are
great ways to get connected to other scouts and scout leaders as
well as keep up to date on the latest and greatest in Catholic
Scouting and Camp Fire. Check it out!
Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Scouting Website:
National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire
National Catholic Committee on Scouting:
Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Scouting & Camp Fire
Upcoming Catholic Scouting Events
May 16, 2010: 2:00 p.m.: Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Boy
Scout Recognition Sunday: Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford.
September 9, 2010: 6:00 p.m.: Next Archdiocese of Hartford
Catholic Scout Committee dinner meeting: Archdiocesan Center
at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield.
September 12, 2010: Catholic Youth Spectacular, Archdiocesan
Center at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield
September 18, 2010: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Archdiocese of
Hartford Catholic Boy Scout Counselors Training
October 8-10, 2010: Catholic Boy Scout Retreat & Chaplain Aide
Training at Camp Strang, Goshen.
October 22-24, 2010: NCCS Region I Conference, Bridgeport.
November 2010: Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Girl Scouts
and Camp Fire Retreat & Counselors Training. Exact date and
location to be determined.
November 7, 2010: Adult Boy Scout Banquet at the
Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary in Alumni Lounge!
Please post these events in parish bulletins, websites and
email. Contact Shannon Perzan for more information.
Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Committee for
Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Recognition Sunday
The Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Committee for Girl
Scouts and Camp Fire held their annual Girl Scout Religious
Recognition Sunday at the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas
Seminary in Bloomfield on April 25, 2010. Msgr. Michael J.
Motta was the celebrant and presented medals to the recipients.
4 Brownies received the Family of God medal, 4 Juniors
received the I Live My Faith medal, 6 Cadettes received the
Marian medal and 3 Seniors and Ambassadors received The
Spirit Alive medal. The adult leader that was recognized by
receiving one of the adult awards is: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
medal: Judy Grimard from Sacred Heart, Suffield. Thank you
to the recipients and committee members that went above and
beyond by helping us as readers, gift bearers, altar servers and
Eucharistic Ministers. Thank you to the two talented
musicians, Cheryl and Jeff Batter. Thank you also to the color
guard from Our Lady of Pompeii, East Haven; St. Michael,
New Haven and St. Barnabas, North Haven who did such a
great job leading our flag ceremony and our Mass. For our
service project of the day, recipients were asked to bring a non-
perishable food item that will be donated to the food pantry at
the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. We are grateful to all
who participated in this project.
Angels Parish Center in Meriden. Dr. Ernie Collamati will
present “Our Children are Leading Us to God!!”. The day
begins with Registration at 9:30 am and concludes after lunch.
There will also be time for an introduction to Pflaum’s newest
catechetical series: Pflaum Gospel Weeklies: What the Church
Believes and Teaches. Come join Pflaum, be inspired, listen
and share faith and programming topics with colleagues who
seek to enrich their catechetical ministry. Please RSVP to
Chris Adams, Pflaum Publishing Group at 1-866-532-2608
(toll free) or email@example.com.
New Resource from RCL Benziger
RCL Benziger’s Family Life series has been revised. The K-8
curriculum presents a moral catechesis for today’s children and
families and places human sexuality within the context of
Catholic moral life. Features: Integrates Child safety features
in ever lesson on every grade level. Highlights virtues
education and skills for family life. Supports families with
Parent Connection magazines and ongoing Web support
Go to www.rclbfamilylife.com to order your FREE review
Theology of the Body
The National Theology of the Body Institute announces the
National Theology of the Body Congress which is scheduled
for July 28-30 in the Philadelphia area (Normandy Farm, Blue
Bell, PA). It will be the most expansive and comprehensive
gathering of Theology of the Body experts ever assembled.
The three-day event includes more than 35 seminars,
roundtable discussions, expert panels and keynote addresses
featuring leading experts discussing a wide array of Theology
of the Body-related themes and topics. For more information
and registration details, visit: www.TOBCongress.com or call
“Matrimony: Sacrament of Enduring Love”
The United States Bishops have launched a new web site –
www.foryourmarriage.org – in support of this year’s
Catechetical Sunday theme and a major activity under the
Bishops’ priority goal to strengthen marriage. The site offers
practical information and resources to engaged and married
couples. Originally launched in 2007, it has attracted over
850,000 visitors to date. The redesigned site features a news
magazine format, updated graphics and easier navigation. It
retains such popular features as About Catholic Marriage,
Daily Marriage Tips, Must-Have Conversations, and Marriage
Quizzes. It also provides a link so that people can find Catholic
marriage information locally. Earlier this year, the bishops
also launched Por Tu Matrimonio (www.portumatrimonio.org)
to encourage Spanish-speaking couples to live their marriage
more fully. The Web site offers information, resources, videos
and testimonials in Spanish. Check it out for some helpful tips
for catechesis on the sacrament of marriage.
First Communion Stories
This website was launched last year as part of a reader
competition to invite people to contribute inspirational stories
about a first communion – their own, a relative’s, or friend’s.
The site now has a large archive of uplifting stories, perfect for
dipping in and out of, depending on how much time you have:
Save the Date!
The Archdiocese of Hartford Cheerleading Competition will
be held on March 5, 2011. Mark your calendars now!
Catechesis for the 21st Century
Reminder: We are blogging. Subscribe to the blog in order
to get up-to-date information. It’s free and easy. We get
information about various workshops and publisher
information that is often too late for the newsletter. Go to
www.ore-blogs.info and click on Pat’s picture. Enter your
email address to subscribe. Every time there is a new entry,
you will receive an email. That’s all it takes.
Interesting Web Site
Catholic Faith Education Newsletter and blog – go to
www.silk.net/RelEd/ezine1.htm. The newsletter contains
lesson plans, clip art, posters, prayers, Catholic games, Bible
search, etc. Check it out!
Religious Education Congress
Save the date: Saturday, November 6, 2010 at St. Paul
Catholic High School in Bristol.
Workshop from Pflaum
Parish Faith Formation Leaders are invited to a Pflaum
Publishing Group Luncheon on Thursday, June 10 at Holy
www.usccb.org/romanmissal. The site notes that “the
catechetical materials on the forthcoming changes in the
Roman Missal are not as urgent in Spanish as in
English. Since Spanish is a Romance language derived from
Latin, the present Mass texts in Spanish more easily follow
the Latin typical edition with a literal translation and a closer
grammatical structure.” Two examples are provided on the
USCCB website. Topics include: Questions on the revised
translation of the Order of Mass Changes in the Parts of the
Priest in the revised Order of Mass Changes in the Parts of
the People in the revised Order of Mass Resources on the
Protecting Children – Ten Points
The Catholic bishops’ expert on preventing clergy abuse of
minors, Teresa Kettelkamp, offered ten tips for child safely to
mark Child Abuse Prevention Month (April).
The ten points follow:
Sexual molestation is about the victim.
No one has the right to have access to children.
Common sense is not all that common.
Child sexual abuse can be prevented.
The residual effects of having been abused can last a lifetime
Feeling heard leads toward healing.
You cannot always predict who will be an abuser.
There are behavioral warning signs of child abusers.
People can be taught to identify grooming behavior.
Background checks work.
Catechetical Leader Retreat Day
Parish Directors/Coordinators of Religious Education and
parish Youth Ministers – join us for a day of reflection at the
shore! Tuesday, May 25th
, 2010, 9:30-3:30 at Enders Island in
Mystic. Registration and coffee “and” is at 9:30, retreat begins at
10:00, liturgy at 3:00. Ms. Barbara Smith, former Director of the
Office of Catechetics and Initiation from the Diocese of Portland,
Maine will be our presenter. For more information or to register,
go to www.orehartford.org or contact Pat Keck.
Catechetical Sunday will be celebrated on September 19th
theme for this year is “Matrimony: Sacrament of Enduring Love”
to coincide with the release of the Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on
Marriage. Catechetical Sunday materials on the theme of
marriage will be made available, online, by April 2010. The
USCCB Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis approved
for Catechetical Sunday 2011 the theme of the revised Roman
The annual Religious Education awards ceremony will take
place on Wednesday, May 26, 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark the
Evangelist Church in West Hartford. We will celebrate: catechist
certificates, basic Catholic Biblical School certificates (2 years),
youth ministry certificates, years of service awards, and youth/
adult awards. Make sure you get your paperwork in soon. All
forms are on the website: www.orehartford.org.
The Religion Teacher
Here again is a wonderful free blog – “The Religion Teacher.”
Begun in March of 2009, the author is concentrating on
pedagogy and practical issues. Recent examples include: “How
Catechesis and Religious Instruction Differ”, “Review Games –
All Play and No Work?”, “6 Reasons for Teaching Children the
Rosary”, “Scripture-Based Classroom Rules”. The author, Jared
Dees, is the Adolescent Catechetical Specialist at Ave Maria
Press. To subscribe, go to http://
Catechetical Resources for the Roman Missal
The following Catechetical Resources, are just a few of the
resources available in English on the USCCB website -
Youth Speak at Bishop Rosazza Social Justice
“Rooted in Faith: Cultivating the Common Good” Saturday,
. 9:00-3:00 (Registration 8:30) at St Paul High
School, Bristol. Rev. J. Bryan Hehir is the keynoter. There is
a special workshop with youth from various parishes who will
talk about their experiences in Justice Walking, Cardboard
City, Young Neighbors in Action, Food Fast, and Justice
Club for Kids. Cost is $40.00 for the whole conference
(Scholarships Available). Contact the Office for Catholic
Social Justice Ministry (formerly Office of Urban Affairs) at
Youth Ministry Basics Class
(Evangelizing Youth, Working with Groups)
(Liturgy, Working with Families/Community)
(Facilitating Learning/Catechesis with Youth,
Praying with Youth)
(Justice and Service, Planning Youth programs)
Fridays 6:00-9:30 Saturdays 8:30-noon. Archdiocesan
Center at St. Thomas Seminary - 467 Bloomfield Ave.
Bloomfield. LEARN HOW TO: (1) Empower young people
to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. (2)
Draw young people to responsible participation in the life,
mission, and work of the Catholic faith community. (3) Foster
the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person
Cost is $100.00 per person for all 12 sessions (if you missed
the first weekend, jump in anyway and you can make up the
other classes later). Group discounts available. For a listing
of all the classes go to www.orehartford.org. To register
contact Shawnee Baldwin 860-243-9465 x20 sbaldwin@adh-
ore.org Class size limited - Please RSVP your attendance
one week before the class you intend to take.
Kujenga-Viongozi: Youth leadership retreat targets high
school age Black Catholic youth but is open to all students
regardless of race. Theme: Seekers: Knock, Ask, Receive to
Lead. Dates: July 23-25, 2010. Location: Salve Regina
University, Newport, RI Retreat Leader: Fr. Chris
Coleman, Diocese of Brooklyn. Cost: $75 per participant by
. Registration: All applications received by the Office
of Cultural Diversity in Boston after June 4, 2010, must be
October 2, 2011 – Pro Life Sunday
November 16-20, 2011 – NCYC (National Catholic
Youth Conference) – Start saving your money to send a
group of youth and key adult volunteers…will be held in
March 3-4, 2012 – First ever New England Middle
School Conference (former NECYC). We will be looking
for an 8 person delegation (5-6 youth, 2-3 adults) to
represent Hartford as we plan this event
March 30-April 1, 2012 – New England Basketball
Tournament - Vermont
Attached – for our e-mail subscribers - you will find the
third edition of the CRS NorthEast Just Youth Newsletter.
Topics are the upcoming Earth Day, World Fair Trade
Day and an update on Haiti with an exercise which you
might use with your youth. Go to http://
NOT accept ANY applications after June 18, 2010. Contact
Shawnee Baldwin or see the ORE website for more information. Or
call Lorna Desroses at firstname.lastname@example.org 617-746-5810 if you
have any questions.
Catholic Youth Spectacular September 12, 2010
Visit www.youthspectacular.net for all the forms, updates, and
promotional materials. Great resources for groups that send in the
$50.00 deposit and Intent to participate form. Faith, Food, Friends,
Fascination, Fun: Jesse Manibusan. Processing with the Saints.
Mass with the Archbishop. Reconciliation. Stations of the Cross.
Walking Rosaries. Giant Picnic (hot dogs/ hamburgers, baked beans,
Mac and cheese, chips, dessert, fruit, beverage). Field activities and
games. Adoration. Cost is $30.00 pp by August 27th
. June 18th
first Early Bird deadline for $20.00 tickets/ $17.00 if you plan to
bring your own food. Save the dates for 2011 (September 18th
APEX Ministries/Joia Farmer and 2012 (September 30th
) Check out
Shawnee’s newest promotional video at www.youtube.com/
Faith and Family Day
Make arrangements to bring your youth to a 1:35 baseball game
(gates open at 12:05) with the Rock Cats (Minnesota Twins) vs.
Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles) followed by a Christian concert
on Sunday, August 29th
. Group discounts and fundraising
opportunities. www.rockcats.com or 860-224-8383.
September 18, 2010 – Laughing with the Saints – Wisdom
House - Litchfield, CT
October 2, 2010 – River of Life Rosary – 2:30-4:30
October 3, 2010 – Pro Life Sunday
October 22 & 23, 2010 - “Building the Beloved Community”
a 2 day workshop co-sponsored by the Office for Black Catholic
Ministries and the Connecticut Center for Non-Violence on utilizing
non-violence principles in your comprehensive youth or other
ministry programs. It will be held at the Archdiocesan Center at St.
November 6, 2010 – Religious Education Congress – St. Paul
High School, Bristol
November 19 & 20, 2010 – Cardboard City – South Windsor
November 20, 2010 - Family and the Bible Workshop
December 9-12, 2010– NCCYM (National Catholic
Conference on Youth Ministry) – Renew yourself for ministry. New
Orleans- Moriel Convention Center. Big Taste of New Orleans Dec
. Who dat?
January 7-9, 2011 – Youth Ministry Basics Weekend Class
March 11-13, 19-20, 2011 – ORE Invitational Basketball
April 1-3, 2011 – New England Invitational Basketball
Tournament – New Hampshire
August 5-7, 2011 – New England Religious Education/ Faith
Formation Convocation – Springfield
August 15-21, 2011 – World Youth Day – Madrid, Spain
September 18, 2011 – Catholic Youth Spectacular –
Archdiocesan Center- Bloomfield
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
CREDO: Web site www.geocities.com/credocath Get a
newsletter by writing to P.O. Box 1236, Glastonbury, CT
Saturday, May 8th Safari Golf/American Steak
House Wallingford, CT
Saturday, May 15 Dinner/Race Car Rally: Capri
Restaurant/Rapid Race Way in Plainville
Sunday, June 6th Planning Meeting: after 10:30 Mass
at St. Christopher's Parish Center
Saturday, June 12th St. Anthony Feast at the Our
Lady of Fatima in Hartford
Saturday, June 12th 6:00PM Boardwalk at
Sunday, June 27th Alex's Lemonade Stand at the
New Britain Rock Cats
Saturday, July 17th Savin Rock Beach Party at 5:00
Saturday, July 24th 4:00 Mass Holy Trinity /
Gouvieau Vineyard for bring your own picnic
Saturday, August 14th Dinner Night Out at the
Glenwood Diner 5:00pm
Saturday, August 28th Lenny and Joe's in
Westbrook/Mini golf in Old Saybrook
Sunday, September 5th Port Jefferson at Noon in
Bridgeport our hostess is Carol
Saturday, September 18th Gay city State Park in
Hebron meet at 11:00AM for hike/
Saturday, September 25th Science Museum in
Hartford at noon.
St. Patrick, Enfield: Saturdays 7:00-8:30. Contact: John
Miller (413) 786-3023
St. Rose, New Haven (Spanish): Sundays at 6:00 p.m.
Contact: German Hernandez: 203-865-6149
St. Mary, New Haven: Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Contact:
Social Justice Conference
Save the date for the first annual Bishop Peter Rosazza Social
Justice Conference on June 12 at St. Paul High School in Bristol.
Make plans now for your entire Parish Social Ministry team, Parish
Council, and other parish leaders to attend. Go to
www.catholicsocialjustice.org to get updates and registration forms
Earthquake in Haiti
There are many people in the archdiocese who are willing to offer
presentations to your parish about Haiti – its history, its richness, its
poverty, and the ways that we, as Catholics can be in solidarity with
a suffering people. For information, contact the Office for Catholic
Social Justice Ministry at email@example.com or (203)
Conference on Effective Liturgy
Celebration Publications 2nd
Annual Conference on Effective
Liturgy, “A Knock at Midnight: Celebrating Christ in Urgent
Times”, will be held July 21-23, 2010 at the Hotel InterContinental
Chicago O’Hare. The Celebration conference will examine the
essential elements of worship and preaching, asking what invites an
assembly to hear Good News, to entrust itself to God’s promises and
to pray with confidence that its mission will be blessed, especially
on behalf of peace and justice. For more information, go to
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!
Rock Group Holy Hour: Fridays: 7:15 pm: 1st
Friday: Our Lady of
Mt. Carmel, Waterbury; 2nd
Friday: Holy Spirit, Newington; 3rd
Friday: St. Bartholomew, Manchester. 4th
Friday: Our Lady of Mt.
Carmel, Meriden; www.therockgroup.org
Bustedhalo.com A website to surprise, challenge & support you in
making meaningful faith connections.
Catholic Underground: Saturdays 7:30pm - 10:30pm. St. James
Church, 896 Main Street, Manchester. See
www.catholicundergroundct.com for more information.
Catholic Underground CT
Find Young Adult groups, Eucharistic Adoration, Latin Mass, Bible
Study, Retreats, Speakers, and more in your area at
www.ConnecticutUnderground.com. You never know when a new
group or event will pop up, so check out the Latest News section
and the Event Calendar regularly. New items on the
agenda: Frassati Fellowship Retreat in Stamford, and a Pilgrimage
to the Holy Land. (Both require a prompt response.) If you would
like your Young Adult Group or Young Adult oriented event listed
on ConnecticutUnderground.com, email
firstname.lastname@example.org and include your event/group title,
description, date/time, address, contact email or website, target
audience, and host agency.
Caritas Christi Center
Check out www.caritaschristicenter.org for upcoming
workshops and events: Film Fest: Romero, May 12;
Mother Clelia Merloni: Footprints and Fingerprints, June
3; Sacred Heart Spirituality, June 8; Film Fest: The Blind
Side, June 9.
Hearts on Fire: New Beginnings; New
This national conference, sponsored by the Sacred Heart
Communities, will be at the Immaculata Retreat House in
Willimantic from June 18-20. The speakers are Rev.
James Kubicki, SJ, Director of the Apostleship of Prayer
on “Wells of Love: Our Covenant Relationship with the
Father Through Jesus”; Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski,
MHSH, Director, Institute of Pastoral Initiatives at the
University of Dayton on “The Transformation of Hearts in
Communion: A New Consecration”; Rev. Mark
McDonald, MSC, Superior General of the Missionaries of
the Sacred Heart, on “A New Reparation: Our Vision of
the Sacred Heart Put into Practice”. For more
information, go to www.immaculataretreat.org.
Intermediate Lector Workshop
An Intermediate Lector Workshop sponsored by the
Office for Divine Worship will be held on Saturday, May
22, 2010 at St. James Church in Rocky Hill from 8:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Father David J. Baranowski, Director
of the Office for Divine Worship and pastor of St. James,
Rocky Hill will be the presenter. The workshop is
intended for individuals who read at Mass on a regular
basis and individuals who train lectors. The cost of the
workshop is $10.00 per person. Advance registration is
required. The registration deadline is May 17, 2009. For
additional information andor registration information,
please contact Lucy Zocco, Office for Divine Worship 860
Reminder: Go to www.orehartford.org and click on
calendar. All of our events for Religious Education,
Youth and Young Adult Ministry, RCIA, Adult
Confirmation, Biblical School, Catholic Scouting, Lay
Ministry, and CYO Sports are included. You can list
the events by date, print the calendar, click on an event/
workshop to get all of the information regarding times
and locations or you can search for an event.
If you have any questions, contact Pat Keck.
Remember to check often.
New events will be added and others updated.
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