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  1. 1. Archdiocese of Hartford October 2010 Office of Religious Education 467 Bloomfield Avenue ORE Connections Bloomfield, CT 06002 (860) 243-9465 Phone (860) 243-9690 Fax www.orehartford.org Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Motta, D.Min. Director of From the Director’s desk… ORE, Catholic Scouting Chaplain in the opposite direction for awhile so that you Ext. 2674 mmotta@adh-ore.org Holy Land Via Jordan 2011 Including the Lost City of Petra can confuse your opponent, get him off Ms. Patricia Keck, M.A. balance, side-step and then dash toward the Assistant Director, Religious Education, I will be co-hosting a trip to the goal-line. Other times you pass or you lateral. Catechetical Leader Training, Holy Land with Deacon Dick Sennett. The idea is to keep the other team confused. Catechesis, Sacramental Preparation, Catechist The trip will begin on February 6, 2011. Many different kinds of plays and strategies are Formation, Generations of Faith, We will visit and celebrate Mass at the required to score points. Resource Library holy sites in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ext. 2677 pkeck@adh-ore.org Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Although there is one final goal in a Mt. Nebo and Petra in Jordan. An football game, that is, to win the game, a team Mr. Carlos Aedo, M.A. extension to Egypt is also available. strives for many intermediate goals, within the Coordinator for Catechesis for Hispanics game itself, - to make first downs along the way. Ext. 2678 caedo@adh-ore.org For further information and a If you are ahead in the game then it is a good brochure, please contact the ORE at (860) Mrs. Shawnee Baldwin, M.A. idea to use the time-clock to your advantage. I 243-9465 or the Church of St. Mark the Coordinator of Youth and Youth Adults believe that life is a lot like that. I believe that Evangelist at (860) 233-1269. Ministry, Confirmation (Youth), CYO Sports life itself bears a lot of similarities to the game (Basketball) ~Monsignor Motta of football. Ext. 2672 sbaldwin@adh-ore.org A good question to ask yourself is this Touch Down Jesus one: what is your final goal in life? What will Mrs. Shannon Carnese One of the things that always bring you ultimate happiness and fulfillment? Coordinator of Catholic Scouting, impressed me about the way that Jesus The answer for us Christians should be going Video Library, CYO Sports (Cheerleading) preached was the fact that he not only used to heaven, of course. To get to heaven is why Ext. 2675 sperzan@adh-ore.org stories and parables but he also used we were created and why we exist. To live with Ms. Barbara Jean Daly Horell, MTS. examples of things from everyday life. So I God and to live with our loved ones for all Coordinator of Catholic Biblical School think if Jesus were preaching today in eternity. Ext. 2679 bjdalyhorell@adh-ore.org America, he would use some illustrations But in order to achieve that final goal Mrs. Mary Marsan, M.Div. from the game of football. I can tell that I in life we have to have many intermediate goals Coordinator of R.C.I.A., Adult got some of you interested in this concept during our human lives. There are so many Confirmation, Adult Formation, and others of you are probably groaning. experiences and accomplishments that we can Lay Ministry In any case, whether you like learn from as we live this life on earth. As a Ext. 2673 mmarsan@adh-ore.org football or not, all of you know that the human being you have to play on the “field of Mrs. Jill Costa object of the game is to get the ball across life”. You cannot be just a spectator sitting in Ext. 2670 jcosta@adh-ore.org the opponent’s goal line or to kick it the stands or watching on a television set. through the uprights and to score more Sometimes you have to carry the ball and Mrs. Shirley Morris points than the other team. sometimes you are expected to help others Ext. 2671 smorris@adh-ore.org carry the ball. At other times they help block Specialized Youth Ministry It would be very easy to score for you. God is always there to help you but points if there weren’t another team trying Catholic Boy Scouting Chairperson I’m sure that there are times when you feel that to stop you. Easy but boring! Who would John Meakin, Jr. (860) 688-7440 you are carrying the ball all by yourself—you are watch a game like that? Overcoming your Catholic Girl Scouting Chairperson all alone and nobody wants to block for you. opponent is where you get the thrill and Jessica Eaton You get hurt and you get bruised when that the sense of accomplishment. Usually, koosteach@cs.com happens, sometimes severely. Sometimes you even the losers learn something from their fail and sometimes you succeed but hopefully CYO Basketball Program mistakes and become a little more you learn from your failures and you will learn John Egan (203) 596-9610 prepared for the next game. from the successes of others, as you strive for (jwhoa@aol.com) Scoring points is the most the final goal. Hopefully you become stronger important aspect of football, but to do that and tougher and in all ways you hope you CYO Cheerleading Program requires many things. Running, passing, improve and develop. Robin Norko (203) 281-9663 kicking. Sometimes, you even have to run (cheercoachRC@aol.com) www.ctspirit.com
  2. 2. Sometimes, you forget your final goal because of the many The Evangelizing Parish intermediate goals that occupy your time and attention. There is education, your job, your clothes, your cars, food, pets, vacations, The Diocese of Manchester, NH and the North recreational activities, etc. These things are not bad if they do not American Forum on the Catechumenate will present The interfere with your ultimate goal. But, if they become an end in Evangelizing Parish: Vision, Passion, Practice on Friday- themselves, they can be destructive. Saturday, October 22-23 at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Bedford, New Hampshire. For more information, go to If a football player becomes so preoccupied with running www.naforum.org or contact Eileen Smith in Manchester at and passing that he forgets to head for the goal line, than all his (603) 669-3100 or esmith@rcbm.org. efforts are for nothing. And so it is with you and your life. All your activities, all of your education will amount to nothing if you forget Keys to Reaching Inactive Catholics the real purpose or goal of your life. The Paulist National Evangelization Association What we think about the most is what we treasure, that is (PNCEA) is presenting a six-week online course on Keys to where our heart is. That is what the Gospel says. Sometimes, Reaching Inactive Catholics, from October 4-November 14. football players lose their sense of direction, sometimes they run the John and Therese Boucher will discuss ways to reach today’s wrong way and cross the wrong goal line. You never want to do that! inactive, marginal and un-churched Catholics. For more Today is as good a day as any for us to reevaluate our information, go to www.pncea.org. priorities and our direction in life. If we do it correctly then we will all see each other forever in heaven. CATHOLIC BIBLICAL SCHOOL ~Monsignor Michael J. Motta News from the Catholic Biblical School Announcing the NEW Certificate in Biblical ADULT FORMATION/ Studies at St. Thomas Seminary EVANGELIZATION/RCIA The Hartford Office of Religious Education and St. Thomas Seminary have created an academic certificate Adult Confirmation program that allows students in the Biblical School to receive up to 18 undergraduate credits for successful completion of an The Confirmation ceremony will take place on accredited version of the CBS program. Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 7:30 pm at the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield. By licensing this new certificate, the Connecticut Department of Higher Education affirms the mission of St. What Every Catholic Needs to Know Thomas Seminary, in partnership with the Hartford Catholic Our Sunday Vistor has announced a new series, “What Biblical School (CBS), to form adult students in understanding Every Catholic Needs to Know”. Each month the In Focus and interpreting the Bible for pastoral leadership. The program section will cover topics such as sin and reconciliation, marriage, prepares individuals seeking deepened theological knowledge, sacraments, spiritual growth and more. Go to www.osv.com or both for personal spiritual enrichment and for preparation for call 1-800-348-2440. ministry in the Church. Students enrolled in the twelve member schools that RCIA Workshop make up the Hartford Consortium of Higher Education There will be an RCIA Workshop on Saturday, October (including Univ. of Hartford, Univ. of Connecticut, Trinity 16, 2010 from 9:00 am to 12 noon at the Archdiocesan Center at College, St. Joseph College and Hartford Seminary) will soon St. Thomas Seminary. The topic will be the period of the be able to register for CBS courses (2011-12) through St. Catechumenate, Celebrating the Rite of Welcome and Acceptance Thomas Seminary. and the Dismissal Rite. The presenter will be Mrs. Jean Kechejian, Students currently enrolled in the Biblical School will have the from the Diocese of Bridgeport. To register call Mary Marsan at opportunity, beginning this year, to receive credit for their the Archdiocesan Office of Religious Education, (860) 243-9465 CBS work. Course syllabi are available through the Office of or e-mail her at mmarsan@adh-ore.org. Religious Education. A process for enrollment in the new certificate is currently under review. Lay Ministry Continuing Education All commissioned Lay Ministers are invited to attend a Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration continuing education evening on Wednesday, November 3rd from Everyone is welcome to celebrate the fifteenth 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas anniversary of the Hartford Catholic Biblical School with Seminary. The topic will be the Third Edition of the Roman Archbishop Henry Mansell and the Office of Religious Missal, which will be implemented in Advent 2011. The presenter Education. Dr. Harold Attridge, Dean of Yale Divinity School, will be Fr. David Baranowski, Director of the Office for Divine will be speaking on “The Gospel of John, Critical Study of Worship and Pastor of St. James Church in Rocky Hill. To Scripture, and the Life of Faith.” register, call or email Mary Marsan at (860) 243-9465, Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010 mmarsan@adh-ore.org. Please register by October 25th. Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m. Location: St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield Page 2
  3. 3. Tickets for the fifteenth anniversary dinner are $25 per guest and can be purchased in person or by mail from Ms. Jill Costa or Ms. CATHOLIC SCOUTING Shirley Morris at the Office of Religious Education in Bloomfield. Technology & Tickets will not be available at the door, so be sure to purchase Catholic Scouting and Camp Fire them by October 10. A ticket-request form is included in this mailing. Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Scouting Website: Enrollment Information http://orehartford.org/catholicscouts.htm National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp The Catholic Biblical School has more than 170 students Fire Website: www.nccgscf.org enrolled for the 2010-11 academic year. Thank you to all the CBS National Catholic Committee on Scouting: http:// Parish Ambassadors for all their work in spreading the word in www.nccs-bsa.org/ their parishes. Special thanks are also due to graduates Annabelle Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Scouting & Camp Fire Schifferdecker, Parish Ambassador Coordinator, and Tina Blog: Yablonski, Recruiting Consultant. http://catholicscoutsandcampfire.blogspot.com/ Faculty Matters ORE Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php? gid=128360974678&ref=ts The CBS bids a regretful “farewell” to a beloved member Also on Facebook: Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic of our faculty, Sr. Judith Mulhall, CSJ, who chose to retire from Scouting: Find it and like it! Keep up to date with the most the Biblical School at the end of the 2009-10 academic year. Thank recent Catholic Scouting news. you, Sr. Judith, from the Office of Religious Education and the Archdiocese of Hartford for guiding so many CBS students in New Catholic Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Retreat Testament studies. and Counselors Training We also are delighted to welcome three new faculty November 13, 2010: Archdiocese of Hartford members: Ms. Nancy Casey, MTS; Ms. Marcia Franko, MA; and Catholic Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Retreat & Counselors Dr. Eleanor Sauers, PhD. Nancy holds a masters degree in Biblical Training. Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary, Studies from Weston School of Theology and a Certificate in Bloomfield. Registration forms will be mailed out to Catholic Advanced Studies from the Woman’s Leadership Institute at leaders, available on line and emailed out for those that Hartford Seminary and has been campus minister and religion receive the ORE Connections through email. The fee is $30 teacher at East Catholic High School in Manchester for several for scouts for the program including book, patch, rocker, years. Marcia is a former graduate of the Biblical School who medal, application fees, retreat costs, etc. Counselors’ comes to us after completing graduate studies in Religious Training fee is $15 Cost for chaperones is $10 Contact Education at Fordham University this spring. Eleanor has been Shannon Carnese for more information. DRE at St. Anthony of Padua in Fairfield for many years and holds a PhD in Religious Education from Fordham University. Catholic Boy Scout Adult Awards Banquet November 7, 2010: Adult Boy Scout Banquet at the CBS 2010-11 Class Schedules Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary in Alumni For a complete schedule of Scripture Days, graduation, Lounge! Tickets are $25. each. The guest speaker will be and all events, go to www.orehartford.org and click on “Calendar” Richard Marano. Contact Shannon Carnese for tickets. at the top of the page. (Use the drop-down menu to advance from the ORE calendar to the CBS calendar.) Save the Dates! March 15, 2011: All applications are due from activity CBS Cornerstone books from Catholic Boy Scouts and Catholic Girl Scouts & (News especially for CBS Graduates) Camp Fire working on programs to receive emblems and October Graduate Enrichment: The Gospel of John, medals in the spring. Critical Study of Scripture, and the Life of Faith with Harold May 1, 2011: Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Girl Scout Attridge, Thursday, October 21, 2010, 6:00 p.m. (Tickets: $25 per and Camp Fire Recognition Sunday: Archdiocesan Center at guest available at the ORE. A ticket request form is included in this St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield. mailing.) May 15, 2011: Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Boy Scout Recognition Sunday: Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford. November Graduate Enrichment: Connecting Families Please post these events in parish bulletins, websites and with the Bible with Leif Kehrwald of the Center for Ministry email. Contact Shannon Carnese for more information. Development, Saturday, November 20, 2010, 8:30-3:00. As part of the CBS Fifteenth Anniversary celebration, this program is being offered at a significantly reduced cost ($10) and is open to all. Registration required by November 1, 2010. CYO CHEERLEADING Annabelle Schifferdecker, CBS Class of 2009, is our CBS Save the Date! Parish Ambassador Coordinator. Recruitment for Fall 2011 begins now! Contact Annabelle at thebelle79@yahoo.com or (860) 648- The Archdiocese of Hartford Cheerleading Competition will 9201. be held on March 5, 2011. Mark your calendars now! Page 3
  4. 4. HISPANIC MINISTRY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NOTICIAS EN ESPAÑOL Catechesis for the 21st Century Si desea recibir noticias en español por correo electrónico o Reminder: We are blogging. Subscribe to the blog encontrarlas en Internet visite nuestro sitio web www.espanol.orehartford in order to get up-to-date information. It’s free and donde encontrara al final de la página un link para entrar a nuestro blog. O easy. We get information about various workshops and simplemente vaya a www.ore-espanol.blogspot.com publisher information that is often too late for the newsletter. Go to www.ore-blogs.info and click on Pat’s Talleres de Formación de Adultos picture. Enter your email address to subscribe. Every time Los siguientes talleres son organizados por nuestra Oficina. Para there is a new entry, you will receive an email. That’s all it mayor información, llame al 860.243.9465 o envíe un mensaje takes. espanol@orehartford.org  Una Eucaristía que crea Comunidad: Parroquia Santa Rosa-New Fashion Me A People Haven (lunes 4 de octubre, 7:00 pm); Parroquia Santa Rosa-Meriden The fifth international gathering for Fashion Me a (jueves 21 de octubre, 7:00 pm); Parroquia Sagrado Corazón- People – “Proclaim the Good News: a Message of Hope” – Waterbury (miércoles 27 de octubre, 7:00 pm). is scheduled for January 6-8, 2011at the Hilton Disney  La Iglesia que siempre se Renueva: Parroquia Santa María-New Hotel, Orlando Florida. This gathering is inspired by the Britain (martes 12 de octubre, 7:00pm) work of Maria Harris in promoting a vision for lifelong faith formation that is rooted in the curriculum of the faith Congreso de Educación Religiosa community. It is sponsored by the Center for Ministry Como todos los años, el Congreso de Educación Religiosa se llevará a Development in partnership with Twenty-Third cabo el día sábado 6 de noviembre en Saint Paul High School en Bristol Publications, Catholic Relief Services, Oregon Catholic CT. Este año presentaremos oficialmente nuestro nuevo logo y nuestro Press and Our Sunday Visitor – Curriculum Division nuevo lema, que en español es: Formando Discípulos... Cultivando la Fe. (formerly Harcourt Religion Publishers). For more details, go to La presentación principal, en inglés, será dada por el Señor Joe Paprocki, http://secure.cmdnet.org/index.cfm?ID=FD5FCAFA-1517- de Loyola Press. Joe mantiene un excelente blog en inglés titulado 61B4-4856448FDADF37CC Catechist's Journey. En español, también tendremos una presentación para todos los Religious Education Congress interesados. Este año será dada por el Señor Miguel Arias, también de The annual Religious Education Congress will be Loyola Press. Miguel es consultor para asuntos hispanos de la compañía y held on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at St. Paul Catholic es autor, editor y traductor de un sinnúmero de libros. El título de su High School in Bristol. The theme for this year’s Congress conferencia será: El Discipulado Cristiano - Relevancia y is Forming Disciples - Cultivating Faith. Plan to spend a Compromisos. wonderful day with catechetical leaders and catechists from Además, ofreceremos cinco talleres en español: around the Archdiocese, sharing our faith and learning more  ¿Qué tiene que ver mi fe con Facebook y el cine? (Hna. María skills to transmit that faith to others. The day begins with a Elizabeth Borobia, FSP - Coordinadora de Evangelización de las keynote by Joe Paprocki, D.Min., National Consultant for Hermanas Paulinas y de Pauline Books Media). Loyola Press. His topic is: Do I Look Fat in This? Putting  La Nueva Confirmación: Pastoral Juvenil y Confirmación (Angel on Christ – A Perfect Fit. Archbishop Mansell will celebrate Delgado - Coordinador de Pastoral Juvenil de la Diócesis de Springfield Liturgy. Various publishers and Archdiocesan agencies will hasta el 2010). be exhibiting materials and resources. There are 16 different  La Misión Evangelizadora de los Padres (Dulce M. Jiménez Abreu - workshops (10 in English, 6 in Spanish) and being held in Directora de Programas Hispanos de William H Sadlier Inc). the afternoon. Topics include: Skills for Leading Prayer, Teaching and Praying with the Scriptures, Online Adult  La Praxis (Práctica) Bautismal (Aida Hidalgo, Directora del Faith Formation and Catechist Certification, Bullying, Faith Apostolado Hispano de la Díócesis de Providence RI) Starts in the Family, Roman Missal Changes, Morality,  Cursos de Formación en la Fe Online: Una Alternativa de Formación Tapping Teens for Peer Ministry, Spiritual Formation for the para Nuestros Tiempos (Johnson Romero - Coordinador de Iniciativas Catechist, and God Glitter and Glue, La Praxis (Practica) Hispanas del Instituto de Iniciativas Pastorales de la Universidad de Bautismal, La Nueva Confirmación: Pastoral Juvenil y Dayton OH). Confirmación, La Misión Evangelizadora de Los Padres, El Recuerde que las parroquias hispanas que se inscriban a tiempo Discipulado Cristiano: Relevancia y Compromisos, Cursos reciben un descuento por persona. Envíenos un mensaje a de Formación en la Fe Online: Una Alternativa de espanol@orehartford.org para más detalles. Formación Para Nuestros Tiempos, ¿Qué Tiene Que Ver Mi Fe con Facebook y el Cine?. The Congress is open to all Taller para Facilitadores de Duelo catechetical leaders, catechists, youth ministers, RCIA La Oficina de Vida Familiar realizará un Taller para coordinators, Adult Faith Formation coordinators and all Facilitadores de Duelo el día sábado 16 de octubre entre 9:00 am y 3:00 interested in the catechetical ministry. The brochures will be pm. El taller tiene un costo de $10 (diez dólares). Para mayor información, mailed shortly. Information is available on comuníquese con Martha Pezo-Marín al (203) 230-2460 ó (203).754-6706 our website at www.orehartford.org/congress10/htm. Page 4
  5. 5. Social Media Guidelines education or youth ministry program for high school teens is at once a challenging and exciting endeavor. The challenge is to present essential The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops content. The excitement is the ability to do so in a way that is flexible has developed a synthesis of best practices for using social and diverse while incorporating elements like sacramental catechesis, media. The document includes guiding priciples, the Church spirituality, retreats, prayer and works of charity. The USCCB's and Social Media: an overview definitions, guidelines, Adaptation of a Curriculum Framework offers an outline of catechetical establishing a site, social networking with minors, personal topics. This session explores ways to incorporate those topics into sites and how to report and monitor. These guidelines come at parish programs based on a trimester model that allows for a time when these media present us with wonderful means of comprehensive and flexible coverage to serve the varied and demanding communication but, at the same time, it is especially necessary schedules of both teens and adults. To join, go to http:// that we use social media in a proper manner. This includes www.avemariapress.com/ and click on Professional Development web 2.0, blogs, micro-blogs, social networks (such as Series. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Linkedln), ministry websites and personal websites. For a copy of the Theology of the Body guidelines, go to www.usccb.org/comm/social-media- The Diocese of Providence is presenting a Theology of the guidelines.shtml. Body Road Show: Fill These Hearts: God, Sex and the Universal Longing – An Evening of Beauty & Reflection on John Paul II’s Connecting Catholic Families with the Bible Theology of the Body. With music, light, video and other art forms, A key to the success of any religious education Fill These Hearts presents the message of Theology of the Body in an program is the family – their connection to the parish and what artistic event. Saturday, October 23 in Cranston, Rhode Island. For happens in the home. The Center for Ministry Development more information, contact Michelle Laliberte at (401)278-4646 or go to will present “Connecting Catholic Families with the Bible”, a www.fillthesehearts.com. workshop for parish leaders. The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 20, 8:30-3:00 at the Archdiocesan Center New Cycle of Online Courses in Bloomfield. Leif Kehrwald is the presenter. For more The University of Dayton’s Virtual Learning Community for information, see the enclosed flyer or contact BJ Daly Horell Faith Formation (VLCFF) will hold Cycle 7 from October 24th through or Pat Keck. November 27th. Registration is now open and will close on October 14th. Don’t miss this opportunity for online formation for catechetical Holy Saints and Timeless Mysteries leaders, catechists, and other adults interested in learning more about St. Patrick-St. Anthony’s Clare Gallery in Hartford their faith. Some of the courses included in Cycle 7 are: Introduction to will be hosting an exhibition of Bro. Mickey McGrath’s Prayer, Sacraments, Introduction to Scripture, New Testament, Old artwork. The exhibition is titled: Holy Saints and Timeless Testament, Survey of Catholic Doctrine, National Directory for Mysteries: A Fresh Look at Some of our Best Loved Catechesis, Praying with Children, Overview of the GDC & NDC, Traditions. It is free and open to the public and extends from Introduction to Catechesis, Faith and Human Development, Conscience, September 2 to October 28, 2010. A reception and artist Introduction to Liturgy, Introduction to Practical Morality, Mary in lecture will be held on Saturday, October 2, 9:00 – Noon, Scripture and Tradition, and more! Sign up now – just go to http:// entitled “All That Is Seen and Unseen. Brother Mickey vlc.udayton.edu. Remember, the Archdiocese of Hartford is a partner McGrath, Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, is an artist, writer and with Dayton – so course fees are reduced from $90 to $40. speaker who loves to explore the relationship between art and faith. This will be a wonderful opportunity for those involved Emerging Models of Catechesis professionally and as volunteers in religious education. The University of Notre Dames STEP (Satellite Theological Parents are also encouraged to attend. For more information, Education Program) is offering an online course – Emerging Models of go to www.spsact.org. To register for the October 2 event, call Catechesis: A Study of Faith Formation Models – beginning on October (860) 756-4034. 11th for six weeks. This course is designed for parish ministers and team members involved in planning and implementing faith formation Respect Life Month for all ages and anyone interested in learning more about emerging The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops models of catechesis. The course provides a survey of emerging has prepared a Respect Life Program for celebration in models and approaches to faith formation. The course points to texts, October. This year’s theme is “The measure of love without journals, web sites and parishes that provide and practice the models measure.” The Respect Life flyer explores this theme with described. The course encourages conversation and mutual learning three vignettes of common situations calling for heroic love – a about all approaches to parish faith formation across the lifespan with college student’s unplanned pregnancy, an elderly loved one goal of assisting those who bear this responsibility. The time who needs assistance with feeding, and a baby diagnosed with expectation is 3–5 hours per week. The course cost is $99. The a life-threatening disability. For more information or to developer and facilitator is Lisa Orchen, M.Div, from our own download the program, go to www.usccb.org/prolife/programs. Archdiocese. For more information or to register, go to www.step.nd.edu. High School Curriculum Webinar Theology of the Body The National Association for Lay Ministry and Ave Maria Press are presenting a free live webinar with Mike Another online course offered by STEP – Theology of the Amodei: “Applying the Bishops’ High School Curriculum to Body. This course examines the foundations and major conclusions of Parish Programs” on Tuesday, October 12, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT. a theology of the body, as manifest in John Paul II’s encyclicals, letters Incorporating catechesis in a successful parish religious and public audiences. The focus will be on the universal vocation to holiness (expressed by Vatican II) which is realized in love. The course Page 5
  6. 6. YOUTH MINISTRY specifically to Catholic Social teaching, the Corporal works of Mercy, and the Mysteries of the Rosary. Friday, October Catholic Youth Spectacular 22 (6:00pm-9:45pm) and Saturday, October 23 (9:00am- 5:30pm) at the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary God is Good! What a day! With 2036 participants on a in Bloomfield. Cost is $60.00 pp and includes materials, cloudy but DRY day Jesse rocked the house. Young people took lunch, and snacks. Partial scholarships available-act quickly. advantage of the time to reflect on the Luminous Mysteries at the Overnight accommodations available at an additional $40.00 painted rosary on the tennis courts, the quiet time in the chapel with pp. Please contact Kay Taylor-Brooks at the Office for the Stations of the Cross, and Reconciliation near the Mission “hula Black Catholic Ministries (860) 243-0648 hoop” Rosary. The opening prayer was pretty impressive as we were obcm2@sbcglobal.net or Shawnee Baldwin at (860) 243- surrounded by Saints –posters courtesy of the Notre Dame Vision 9465 sbaldwin@adh-ore.org by October 15th to register. Leadership Program – and the generous donations of flip-flops, shoes, toiletries, baby items and flower bulbs were presented. Thanks to all Religious Education Congress who helped sort them for distribution to St. Gerard Center, an Bring your whole faith formation team to hear Joe orphanage in Haiti, and the Immaculate and South Park Shelters in Paprocki at the Religious Education Congress on November Hartford. We have started to plant the bulbs on the grounds of the 6th. Workshops for those working with youth include: seminary! The saint posters marked the communion stations at Mass Teaching and Praying with the Scriptures; Tapping Teens where Archbishop Mansell incorporated the Saint Scavenger Hunt and for Peer Ministry; God, Glitter and Glue; La Nueva other activities into his homily. Check out our video at Confirmacion. Registration 8-9:00. Prayer 9:00. Keynote www.youtube.com/orehartford 9:15. Mass 10:30. Lunch 12:00. Workshops 1:15-3:30. The “set aside $5.00” campaign for the offertory collection netted $4064.21 for Catholic Relief Services. Thanks to everyone for Cardboard City their generosity. Of the 30 groups who marked their donation St. Friday November 19-Nov 20, 2010. St. Francis of Mary/St. Robert Bellarmine in Windsor Locks had the biggest Assisi in South Windsor invites youth to participate in an collection of $486.00 and the highest average at $6.94pp. Honorable awareness raising overnight - whatever the temperature- to mention goes to Blessed Sacrament-Waterbury, East Hartford Cluster, experience the plight of the homeless. Youth will make their St. Joseph-Poquonock, St. Joseph-Canaan, and the Torrington Cluster own “home” out of cardboard. Other activities include for meeting or exceeding the $5.00pp challenge. movies, speakers, food and fund collection from folks who Planning has begun for the September 18, 2011 and drive by the church. Contact Maryellen Brennan September 30, 2012 Catholic Youth Spectaculars. Please return your mbrennan@stf.necoxmail.com if interested in having your evaluations or if you or your youth are interested in shaping future youth join in this eye-opening experience. CYS, please let Shawnee know and a meeting date will be set. Youth Charity Dance The NCCYM March is On… Plans are underway for the annual charity dance ...to New Orleans, where Catholic tradition is as essential to planned by youth for youth. Every year a charity that serves the experience of the city as its rich cultural diversity and indomitable youth is selected to be the recipient of funds raised by spirit. United in prayer and community, we march with renewed joie participating youth and their parishes. It will be held at St de vivre and rekindled mission, in celebration and solidarity with James Church in Rocky Hill on January 15th. If you missed Saints past and present who have responded to the call of Christ in the September meeting or want to get involved in the their lives. Check out all of the information and register at planning contact Sharon Gagne at (860) 712-5245. www.NFCYM.org. ADULT Saints only!! Diocesan and regional Youth Ministry Basics Class gatherings planned. LEARN HOW TO: (1) Empower young people to River of Life Rosary live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. (2) Draw Saturday, October 2, 2010 – 2:30-4:30. Gather at the Jaycees young people to responsible participation in the life, Boat house at Riverside Park (not Six Flags) just north of Hartford for mission, and work of the Catholic faith community. (3) a stroll near the Connecticut River while we reflect on the Sorrowful Foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young Mysteries as it relates to various life issues to kick off Pro-life month. person. Cost is $100.00 per person for all 12 sessions. Follow this activity up with the Pro-life Mass at the Cathedral on Group discounts available. Snacks will be provided and Sunday, October 3rd at 2:00. lunch is on your own. Class will be held at St. Thomas Seminary. Space is limited. Fill out the registration form on Building the Beloved Community the web site or contact Shawnee who can e-mail or fax you This 2 day intensive introduction to Kingian nonviolence one. Please register by December 29th. For a listing of all training is based on the philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the classes, go to www.orehartford.org. provides a framework for conflict reconciliation within families, at Friday, January 7th and 21st 6:00-9:30pm school, and in communities. It is ideal for anyone interested in Saturday, January 8th and 22nd 9:00am-3:00pm acquiring skills to promote peace, nonviolence and social change. Youth Ministry Studies Certificate High School Juniors and Seniors and college students are welcome. Instructors include Richard Tarlaian, Deacon Arthur Miller and The Center for Ministry Development offers a more Victoria Christgau. Shawnee Baldwin will provide applications in depth and intense eight weekend course that can lead to a Page 6
  7. 7. nationally recognized Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies. This Sunday Youth Retreats 2010-2011 program is for adults in ministry to/with/by/for youth, ages 11- 18, in both parish and school settings. It equips leaders with Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center continues its skills, knowledge, practical tools, and techniques needed for a tradition of offering Sunday youth retreats 2:30-6:30pm: October creative and comprehensive ministry to youth and requires 10th , 17th , November 7th , 21st , December 5th, January 9th, 23rd, reading and a final project. Upcoming dates: November 6-7, February 13th, 27th, March 13th, 27th, April 3rd, 10th. Retreat 2010, February 5- 6, 2011, June 11-12, 2011. Location: offering is $30.00 pp. Contact Theresa Wiss (860) 521-0440 ext 112 Oakhurst Retreat and Conference Center in Whitinsville, MA or twiss@cpprov.org near Worcester. For more information, Contact Deacon Ed at ymworcester@gmail.com or web: http://www.ymworcester.org Youth Leadership Training June 17-19, 2011 – Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, West Freedom Sunday Hartford, CT This event started last year by the organizers of Not for February 24-27, 2011 (Winter Break)- YCLI – Fr .Marot Center, Sale, an organization that is actively fighting the trafficking of Woonsocket, RI human beings, many of whom are youth, will be held on the first June 27-July 1, 2011 – YCLI – Fr. Marot Center, Woonsocket, RI Sunday in Lent – March 13, 2011. The Connecticut chapter of Not for Sale, chaired by Karen Herbert and Steve Ferraro from Y-LIFE (Youth for Life) Conference St. Mary Church in Unionville is planning a number of October 16, 2010 at Holy Apostles College and Seminary, promotional events that will lead up to this day including Cromwell,CT. Rev Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. from the National distribution of materials at various diocesan events especially Catholic Bioethics Center is the keynote speaker. 9:30 “Building the Beloved Community” on October 22nd/23rd, and Registration. 10:00 Mass. 11:00 Keynote #1 “The Science and a presentation “Re-abolishing Slavery” 5:00-7:00 on November Ethics of Stem Cells and Cloning.” 12:30 Pizza Lunch. 1:30 18th “Salon at Stowe” 77 Forest St. in Hartford. A Freedom Keynote #2 “Invitro Fertilizatin and Assisted Reproductive Walk – that traces the history of the Amistad slaves in Technologies.” 3:30 Holy Hour and Reconciliation. 4:30 Closing Farmington - is tentatively scheduled for April 16th. A statewide and Refreshments. $15.00 pp (Group discounts available). For more car wash is being planned to raise $50,000.00 to build a school information go to: ylifeprovita@gmail.com for the kids who are rescued from traffickers. Contact Shawnee Baldwin for more information or call Karen Herbert at (860) 836 -6955. NCYC 2011 YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY The National Catholic Youth Conference “Called to CREDO: Web site www.geocities.com/credocath Get a newsletter Glory” will be held in Indianapolis, IN from November 17-19th, by writing to P.O. Box 1236, Glastonbury, CT 06033. 2011. Plan on the 16th to 19th to allow for travel days. Cost will St. Patrick, Enfield: Saturdays 7:00-8:30. Contact: Michael be @ $900.00pp. Deposits due in March. We are trying to plan a LaBarre: (203) 803-0790. New England delegation. If you think you might want to join us St. Rose, New Haven (Spanish): Sundays at 6:00 p.m. for this powerful event, just send Shawnee an e-mail so we can Contact: German Hernandez: (203) 865-6149 keep you in the loop for information, scholarship opportunities, St. Mary, New Haven: Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Contact: John and other preparation. For the highlights of NCYC 2009 and Alvaro (203) 562-6193 John.alvaro@yale.edu preliminary information for 2011, go to www.NFCYM.org Rock Group Holy Hour: Fridays: 7:15 pm: 1st Friday: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Waterbury; 2nd Friday: Holy Spirit, Newington; 3rd Adoration Friday: St. Bartholomew, Manchester. 4th Friday: Our Lady of Mt. A prayer experience that is spiritually fulfilling for Carmel, Meriden; www.therockgroup.org youth, adults, and families.. Accompanied with music by the Bustedhalo.com A website to surprise, challenge & support you in “R.O.C.K. Group” at St. Bartholomew Parish, Manchester, CT making meaningful faith connections. every 3rd Friday of the month at 7:15pm. October 15th, Catholic Underground: Saturdays 7:30pm - 10:30pm. St. James November 19th, December 17th 2010. January 21st, February Church, 896 Main Street, Manchester. See 18th, March 18th, April 15th, May 20th, June 17th 2011. Come www.catholicundergroundct.com for more information. for 15 minutes or the whole hour. For further information feel free to contact: Deacon Bill Bartlett, Denise Bartlett or Vicky Catholic Underground CT Rispoli at (860)-646-1613. Find Young Adult groups, Eucharistic Adoration, Latin Venerable Pierre Toussaint Awards Banquet Mass, Bible Study, Retreats, Speakers, and more in your area at www.ConnecticutUnderground.com. You never know when a new Sponsored by the Office for Black Catholic Ministry on group or event will pop up, so check out the Latest News section Saturday, November 6, 2010. Farmington Marriott. 6:00. and the Event Calendar regularly. New items on the Keynote is Dr Warren “Pete” Miller, Jr. Assistant Secretary for agenda: Frassati Fellowship Retreat in Stamford, and a Pilgrimage Nuclear Energy and brother of Deacon Arthur Miller!! There to the Holy Land. (Both require a prompt response.) If you would will also be a Silent Auction. Youth are encouraged to attend to like your Young Adult Group or Young Adult oriented event listed meet and mingle with award recipients who have made a on ConnecticutUnderground.com, email difference by serving their community. Please call OBCM at info@catholicundergroundct.com and include your event/group (860) 243-0648 for more information or go to the website: title, description, date/time, address, contact email or website, target www.aoh-obcm.intuitwebsites.com audience, and host agency. Page 7
  8. 8. OTHER Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center Upcoming events: The Music of Our Sacred Journey with 42nd Anniversary Social Justice Dinner Jana Pivacek-Cole; October 5, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Autumn’s The Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry is Serenity with Father Henry Frascadore; October 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, holding the annual social justice dinner on Tuesday, October Understanding Life into Death: The Hospice Ministry with Laura 26 at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. The keynote speaker is Borelli; October 20, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, An Evening for Prayer, Bishop Peter Rosazza, who will speak on “Evangelical Reflection and Sharing with Sr. Theresina Scully, CP; October 24, Catholicism and Catholic Social Justice Teaching and Action: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Sunday Afternoon Tea; October 28, 7:00 – 9:00 Does Catholic Identity Include Working for Justice”. For pm, Are You a “Mary” or a “Martha”? Living a Balanced Life, with more information, go to www.catholicsocialjustice.org. members of the OLC staff; November 1, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm or 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Healing in our Brokenness with Deacon Arthur Miller; Caritas Christi Center November 10, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, An Evening of Gratitude with Sr. Upcoming events: Four Portraits of Jesus: Matthew, Ann Rodgers, CP; November 19-20, overnight retreat, Thomas Mark, Luke and John, on October 5, 12, 26, 7-9 pm, presented Merton: The Man, he Monk, the Mystic with Sr. Joanne Fahey, CP; by Dr. Joan Kelly; Surviving Divorce on October 13, 7-9 pm, November 30, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Advent Day of Reflection with with Sr. Mauryeen O’Brien; Day of Reflection: “Loaves and Sr. Pauline Semkow, RSM. The theme for the weekend retreats Fishes: Entrusting our Inadequacies to God” on October 13 – (September 2010 – June 2011) is Blessed – Broken – Shared. For 10-3, with Sr. Virginina Herbers; Introduction to Centering more information or to register – www.ourladyofcalvary.com, Prayer Practice October 16, 10-3, with Sr. Carolyn Severino; olcretreat@sbcglobal.net, (860) 677-8519. Film Fest: Second-Hand Lions on October 20, 6:30-9 pm; Father “Cal” Gengras Seminar Let’s Hear It: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Catholicism But Were Afraid to Ask! On October 21 and The Office for People with Disabilities is sponsoring a November 4, 7-8:30 pm, with Fr. Michael Carlson, Eric seminar on Monday, November 8, from 9:00-Noon at St. Thomas Bradley, Sr. Virginia Herbers and Sr. Mariette Moan; Day of Seminary. Reverend John O’Brien will speak on Change Today: Reflection: Ministering to the Ministers on October 23, 10-3, Revisioning the Beauty of Each Person. For years we placed the with Sr. Virginia Herbers; October Everyday Spirituality able-bodied and disabled persons next to each other. One was Series on October 27, 7-8:30 pm with Sr. Virginia Herbers; considered normative, the other was deemed abnormal. It is time to Saints of the Month Series: St. Frances Cabrini and Blessed change, to reimagine the person, and to discover anew the beauty of Miguel Pro, November 1 10-11:30 am or November 3, 7-8:30 each person. Drawing from Jean Vanier and Henri Nouwen, this pm with Sr. Doretta D’Albero; Hope for the Holidays for the day crosses borders and barriers toward a new, transforming vision. Separated and Divorced on November 2, 7-9 pm with Sr. For more information or to register: (860) 761-7444 or Mauryeen O’Brien; Everyday Spirituality Series: Praying opd@stseminary.org. When Life is at High Speed on November 10, 7-8:30 with Sr. Liturgy Day 2010 Virginia Herbers. Go to www.caritaschristicenter.org for more information or to register. The Office for Divine Worship is holding a liturgy day on Saturday, October 23, from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm at the Archdiocesan Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center Center at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield. The Keynote Address – The Mass: Ever Ancient, Ever New – will be presented Upcoming events: Women’s Retreat: God Changes by St. Sheila Brown, RSM. There are four workshops: Everything, October 1-3; A Brush with God: Icon Painting Understanding the Revised Roman Missal Texts, with Father David Retreat with Rev. Peter Pearson, October 7-10; Men’s Retreat: Baranowski; The New Roman Missal: What does it have to do with God Changes Everything, October 8-10; Day and Evening Children and the Liturgy?, with Sr. Sandra De Masi; A Musical Retreat: Revealing the God of Jesus Christ: How Jesus saw Conversation with Ezequiel and Sarah, with Dr. Ezequiel Menendez God, with Fr. David Cinquegrani, October 13; Depression and Sarah Gedicks; and Let’s Make Music Together. The fee is $30 Recovery Retreat with Fr. John Powers, October 19-31; Day and includes arrival coffee/pastry and lunch. The registration Retreat: Mastering Self-Care through Mindful Living, deadline is October 15. For more information or to register, call Movement, and Meditation, with Cheryl Jones-Reardon, Lucy Zocco at (860) 761-7442 or llzocco@aol.com. October 16; First Annual St. Paul of the Cross Lecture: Practicing Catholic: A Day and Evening Retreat with James Reaching Parishioners with Facebook Carroll, November 3; Men’s Retreat: God Changes With over 500 million active members, Facebook is the Everything, November 5-7; Bereavement Retreat Day: The most popular social networking site online. Chances are that many Journey of Loss, with Sr. Cathleen Ryan, November 6; Zen of your parishioners are already there. Is your parish? This free Spirit-Christian Spirit: Meditation as a Christian webinar will explore why parishes should have a presence on Contemplative Practice with Fr. Robert Kennedy, November Facebook and how they can connect with their parishioners by 12-14; Women’s Matt Talbot Recovery Retreat, November 19 setting up a Facebook page. Participants will watch step-by-step as a -21; Wild with Words Retreat: Writing as Spiritual Practice, Facebook page is set up in real time. Tips will also be shared on with Dr. Martha Brunell, November 19-21; Thanksgiving how to make the best use of your page once it is set up. To register, Liturgy, November 25. For more information or to register, visit the website: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/ go to www.holyfamilyretreat.org. register/806466658 Page 8
  9. 9. 2010 Calendar 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 INTERNET DIRECTORY information regarding times and locations or you can search for an event. If you have any questions, contact Pat Keck. Our webpage: www.orehartford.org Remember to check often. Our blogs: www.ore-blogs.info New events will be added and others updated. Our Videos: www.ore-videos.blogspot.com Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ orehartford EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Twitter Español: www.twitter.com/ Visit our website at: http://orehartford.org/employment.htm ore_espanol On Youtube: www.youtube.com/orehartford Archdiocese of Hartford NON-PROFIT Office of Religious Education U.S. POSTAGE PAID 467 Bloomfield Avenue PERMIT #4 Bloomfield, CT 06002 BLOOMFIELD CT Page 9