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  1. 1. Archdiocese of Hartford March 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. Year for Priests fore school began I left my job at a stone Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Motta, D.Min. Ext. 13 During this Year for the Priest, we quarry and was hired to teach at St. John Director of ORE, will be sharing stories of some of the priests the Evangelist in Watertown. I moved to Catholic Scouting Chaplain and seminarians from the Archdiocese of teach at St. Augustine in Hartford under mmotta@adh-ore.org Hartford. We ask that you keep all of our the wonderful Sr. Evelyn O’Connor. She Ms. Patricia Keck, M.A. Ext. 16 priests in your prayers in a special way. impacted the ministry I try to do every day. Assistant Director, Religious Education, Year for Priests Her presence and wisdom were feared Catechetical Leader Training, June 19, 2009 - June 19, 2010 toward accomplishing goals and making Catechesis, Sacramental Preparation, Catechist We thank you, God our Fa- everyone a part of the achievement. Formation, Generations of Faith, ther, for those who have re- Archbishop Whealon accepted me for Resource Library sponded to your call to priestly studies and sent me to St. John’s in pkeck@adh-ore.org priestly ministry. Accept the sure knowledge of your love. Boston. Four years in the “hub of the uni- Mr. Carlos Aedo, M.A. Ext. 15 Open their hearts to the verse” with placements at St. Athanasius in Coordinator for Catechesis for Hispanics power and consolation of the Reading, the Family Life Apostolate and caedo@adh-ore.org Holy Spirit. Lead them to new depths of un- Santissimo Sacramento in Jamaica Plain Mrs. Shawnee Baldwin, M.A. Ext. 20 ion with your Son. Increase in them profound gave me an experience that was invaluable. Coordinator of Youth and Youth Adults faith in the Sacraments they celebrate as they nourish, strengthen and heal us. Ministry, Confirmation (Youth), CYO Sports My diaconal year at St. Vincent de (Basketball) Lord Jesus Christ, grant that these, Paul in East Haven was superb. I am still sbaldwin@adh-ore.org your priests, may inspire us to strive for holi- jealous of those who followed me. Ordina- ness by the power of their example, as men of tion to priesthood found me at St. George Ms. Shannon Perzan Ext. 18 prayer who ponder your word and follow your Coordinator of Catholic Scouting, will. in Guilford. Transferring to St. Mary in Video Library, CYO Sports (Cheerleading) O Mary, Mother of Christ and our Newington with Fr. Tom Barry, I served as sperzan@adh-ore.org mother, guard with your maternal care these chaplain to the Chi-Rho Service Corps chosen ones, so dear to the Heart of your which was his brainchild, producing com- Ms. Barbara Jean Daly Horell, MTS. Ext. 11 Son. Intercede for our priests that, offering mitted Catholics who spent a year working Coordinator of Catholic Biblical School the Sacrifice of your Son, they may be con- bjdalyhorell@adh-ore.org with the needy. As chaplain to the New- formed more each day to the image of your Mrs. Mary Marsan, M.Div. Ext. 14 Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. ington High Football team, it was a real pleasure to work alongside boosters, Coordinator of R.C.I.A., Adult Amen. coaches and parents to offer guidance to Confirmation, Adult Formation, St. John Vianney, universal patron Lay Ministry of priests, pray for us and our priests. the players. Campus Ministry at the Uni- mmarsan@adh-ore.org versity of Hartford and Trinity College has Father Michael Dolan been an experience of non-stop evangeliza- Mrs. Jill Costa Ext. 19 We attended mass as a family tion. I was fortunate to serve as adminis- jcosta@adh-ore.org and our priests were always impres- trator of Sacred Heart in Suffield, return- Mrs. Shirley Morris Ext. 12 sive to us. Whether it was Fr. Jeffries ing to campus only to be assigned to Voca- smorris@adh-ore.org working the pews, for whom we tions. Seven months were spent covering Specialized Youth Ministry would stand at our father’s insistence, St. Augustine Church in Hartford. Along Catholic Boy Scouting Chairperson or Fr. Quinn who towered over us as the way I have always engaged in ongoing John Meakin, Jr. (860) 688-7440 altar servers. We were nourished by formation. Earning a certificate in Islamic Catholic Girl Scouting Chairperson their example and words. We moved Studies at Hartford Seminary, and work Dina Garafola (860) 742-1465 from SS. Peter & Paul in Waterbury towards an M.A. has been part of that re- to St. Rose of Lima in Meriden, both CYO Basketball Program newal. The parish is that great good place John Egan (203) 596-9610 beautiful churches with a quality of where the sacraments are celebrated and (jwhoa@aol.com) liturgy I would not appreciate until Christians move towards the Kingdom. It attending seminary years later. has been my privilege to be a part of that CYO Cheerleading Program Robin Norko (203) 281-9663 Assumption College pre- procession. (cheercoachRC@aol.com) www.ctspirit.com pared me to teach. Just a week be-
  2. 2. And that is why Jesus asks the question in Marks’s Gospel (Jesus the great healer, Jesus the great reconciler.) Which is easier to say: From the Director’s desk… Your sins are forgiven or pick up your mat and walk? Jesus is a model for us. He was able to forgive his perse- Your Sins Are Forgiven cutors. Jesus asked us to pray for our enemies and to pray for those who sin and trespass against you, as you would want them to Lent offers us the opportunity to think about sin in our forgive you for your sins and trespasses. lives and the forgiveness of God that comes with the Sacrament of Reconciliation. If you are able to do this you will no longer be paralyzed by anger and hatred. A passage in the Gospel of Mark has always perplexed me to some extent. It is found in the second chapter of the Gospel. If you are able to forgive the sins of others you will be able to pick up your mat and begin a whole new life with Jesus at Jesus asked the crowd: “Which is easier, to say to the para- your side. lytic, your sins are forgiven or to say, rise , pick up your mat and walk?” This is not an easy task. It will require a great deal of prayer. In fact ,it can only be accomplished with a great deal of When I read this Gospel, I must admit that my answer to prayer. Help me, Lord Jesus, to be more like you. the question is usually curing the paralytic is more miraculous than saying your sins are forgiven. I’m sure that I am not alone in my ~Monsignor Michael J. Motta answer. Somehow, we are more familiar with the forgiveness of sins than we are with the curing of people who are paralyzed. But, I think that we take a lot for granted. When we go to confession, we tell our sins to the priest and we expect him to forgive us in the ADULT FORMATION/ name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We receive a light penance and then we go about our business. That is the way that it EVANGELIZATION/RCIA usually works. RCIA Rite of Election But seeing a person actually cured of paralysis is something quite different and much more impressive. And yet ,Jesus says that The Archdiocesan Celebration of the Rite of Election the forgiveness of sins is the greater miracle. Why so? What does and Call to Continuing Conversion took place on Sunday, Feb- he mean by that statement? I must admit that I wrestled with that ruary 21, 2010 at 3 pm in the Cathedral of St. Joseph. We were question for quite awhile. extremely happy to welcome 226 catechumens and candidates at this ceremony. Please continue to pray for the catechumens So let’s go back to the original story. It says that there was a and candidates who are preparing for the Sacraments of Initia- person, possibly a child, who was paralyzed and many people tion at Easter. wanted this child cured. In fact, four men carried the child to Jesus and when they could not get in the door, they opened up the roof Looking Ahead—Adult Confirmation and placed the child before Jesus. Our next Adult Confirmation Program will begin in Most of us can identify with this story. People that we April in three locations. Tuesday April 6th classes will begin at know and love get sick, sometimes seriously, and we pray that they St. Mark the Evangelist in West Hartford: Wednesday, April 7th be healed. Many times we pray in a hospital. In some cases our at Our Lady of Loreto in Waterbury and Thursday, April 8th at prayers are taking place in an intensive care floor of the hospital. St. Joan of Arc in Hamden. Classes run for 6 weeks and are held Suppose that someone that we love is paralyzed because of from 7 to 9 pm. The classes in West Hartford will be in English an accident or let’s take it a step further and say that the person is and in Spanish. Adult Confirmation will be celebrated on May paralyzed because of a crime. Let’s say that our loved one was the 18th at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. For more details check our victim of a crime and now has a bullet in his body. Because of this website, www.orehartford.org. tragedy we have a lot of anger that is directed at the perpetrator. One can imagine that the victim, the paralyzed one, has those very Lay Ministry same emotions, maybe, even more so. Applications are now being accepted for the Lay Min- All of us pray for healing. Because of the modern advances istry class 2010-2012. of medicine and because of the dexterous hands of a surgeon and Do you know any lay people who are active in your brand new pharmaceutical drugs, oftentimes, healing takes place church in various ministries, but need some training? Our next and the paralysis is cured. (All of these modern achievements take Lay Ministry classes will begin in September 2010. The Lay place under the watchful eye of God, by the way, and so our payers Ministry Program could enhance your parish life by providing have been answered. Usually we give more credit to medicine and training for the lay volunteer. The Lay Ministry program is an to doctors than we do to God.) 18 month formation program that includes classes in theology, What remains after the physical healing? Most often the spiritual development and pastoral skills as well as a parish in- anger remains in our hearts. The inability to forgive remains. Even ternship. For more information check our website, when the offender says: I’m sorry. Please forgive me for my sins. www.lm.orehartford.org or call Mary Marsan at 243-9465. Many of us cannot. We cannot find forgiveness in our hearts and get on with our lives. Anger and hatred consumes us so much that we become paralyzed spiritually and emotionally. We cannot for- give this sin. Page 2
  3. 3. PNCEA March 21, 2010 The Catholic Biblical School presents: Coming soon…new PNCEA website. Same ad- A Celebration of Sacred Scripture dress – www.pncea.org – but now much easier to browse Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield and order. Check out the offerings for March from the Pau- list National Catholic Evangelization Association: From The Passion and Death of Jesus: Maintenance to Mission: Evangelization and the Revitali- The Biblical Story and the “Back” Story zation of the Parish, 12 week online course from March 15 with Dr. Mary C. Boys, SNJM – June 6. Sr. Mary Boys, professor at Union Theological Semi- nary, will provide a careful review of some of the biblical texts relating to the passion and death of Jesus and will consider how these texts have shaped the history of Christian attitudes and CATHOLIC BIBLICAL SCHOOL practices. Then, in a second session, she will reflect on how the biblical texts might call our faith communities to new attitudes “Year of the Priest” Workshop and practices in the twenty-first century. Called to be a Priestly People: Sign-in and “coffee and” begins at noon; Welcome A Biblical Perspective and Prayer begins at 12:30. with Dr. Barbara Bozak, CSJ This event is open to the public, is free of charge, and Saturday, March 6, 2010 is a great way to get to know the Archdiocesan Catholic Bibli- cal School. If you’ve ever thought about enrolling, be sure to Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield attend on March 21! “Coffee and” begins at 9:00; Welcome and Prayer at 9:30 Pre-registration required by March 12, 2010. Registra- To pre-register, contact BJ Daly Horell or Jill Costa at the tion forms have been sent under a separate mailing or can be Office of Religious Education obtained by contacting Jill Costa at the Office of Religious Education. Upcoming Events at the CBS students in their second, third, and fourth years of studies are required to attend the Celebration of Sacred Catholic Biblical School Scripture. Please contact BJ Daly Horell, Coordinator of the Graduates and Friends— Biblical School, if this presents any difficulty. Sr. Jewel Renna, CND, will be speaking on Prayer and the For more information, log on to www.orehartford.org Bible, April 24. “Coffee and” begins at 9:30. or subscribe to the Bible Blog at: http://bjdhorehartford.blogspot.com CBS First-Year Students— Remember that your required Lenten Scripture Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 27, 9:00-3:00 at St. Thomas Seminary. CATHOLIC SCOUTING Technology & Celebration 2010 Catholic Scouting and Camp Fire The Catholic Biblical School’s In trying to keep up with today’s young people, busy Fifteenth Anniversary! Catholic Scout and Camp Fire Leaders as well as parents, we Our fifteenth anniversary celebration will last all have finally found another way to bring Catholic Scouting and year long, with special events for CBS students, grads, Camp Fire to your house...in your computer. Not only are we in friends, and others interested in centering their lives on the process of updating our Catholic Scouting handbook on our God’s Word made flesh, Jesus the Christ. website but we are also blogging and Facebooking! They are great ways to get connected to other scouts and scout leaders as “Bible Blog” Monthly Publishing Contest well as keep up to date on the latest and greatest in Catholic Mar 21, 2010 Celebration of Sacred Scripture with Dr. Scouting and Camp Fire. Check it out! Mary Boys, SNJM Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Scouting Website: Oct 21, 2010 CBS Reunion & Anniversary Dinner with the http://orehartford.org/catholicscouts.htm Archbishop and Dr. Harold Attridge, the first Catholic National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Dean of Yale Divinity School Website: www.nccgscf.org Nov 20, 2010 Families in the Bible, with Leif Kehrwald of National Catholic Committee on Scouting: the Center for Ministry Development http://www.nccsbsa.org/ Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Scouting & Camp Fire Blog: http://catholicscoutsandcampfire.blogspot.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=128360974678&ref=ts Page 3
  4. 4. Upcoming Events Religious Education Congress March 24, 2010: 7:00 p.m.: Archdiocese of Hartford Save the date: Saturday, November 6, 2010 at St. Paul Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Meeting Catholic High School in Bristol. at the Office of Religious Education, Bloomfield. April 8, 2010: 7:30 p.m.: Next Catholic Boy Scout Com- Catechetical Leader Retreat mittee Meeting: Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Semi- Save the Date!!! Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 at Enders Island in nary, Bloomfield. Mystic. April 12-17, 2010: NCCS Biennial Conference, Richmond, VA NCCL 2010 Annual Conference April 25, 2010: 3:00 pm.: Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Save the date! The National Conference for Catechetical Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Recognition Sun- Leadership annual conference is scheduled for April 18-22, 2010 day: Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary. at Bally’s Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. Stay tuned for more details May 16, 2010: 2:00 p.m.: Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic regarding speakers, workshops, etc. Boy Scout Recognition Sunday: Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford. NPCD 2010 Convocation September 12, 2010: Catholic Youth Spectacular, Archdi- The annual National Association of Parish Catechetical ocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield Directors convocation is scheduled for April 6-8, 2010 at the Min- September 18, 2010: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Archdiocese of neapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN. Workshops for Hartford Catholic Boy Scout Counselors Training Religious Education include: “Worship, Sacraments and Cateche- October 8-10, 2010: Catholic Boy Scout Retreat & Chap- sis”; “Connecting Parents and the Catechetical Program”; lain Aide Training at Camp Strang, Goshen. “Lifelong Catechesis – Junior High Specific”; “Using Technology October 22-24, 2010: NCCS Region I Conference, Bridge- for Catechesis”; “Making Scripture Come Alive”: “Spiritual Life: port. A Priority for Teachers and Catechists”; “Evangelizing and Cate- November 2010: Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Girl chizing Young Adults”: “Of One Heart: Integrating USCCB Doc- Scouts and Camp Fire Retreat & Counselors Training. Exact trinal Elements with Pedagogical Design” and many more. For date and location to be determined. more information or to register, go to www.ncea.org. November 7, 2010: Save the date for the Adult Boy Scout Banquet!! Location is to be determined. Celebration of Sacred Scripture Open to everyone! Workshop on March 21, 2010 – see Please post these events in parish bulletins, websites and description under CATHOLIC BIBLICAL SCHOOL section of email. Contact Shannon Perzan for more information. this newsletter. The brochure will be mailed shortly. New High School Resource RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Ave Maria Press has announced a new high school text- book, Jesus Christ: God’s Revelation to the World. This book, Catechesis for the 21st Century and two additional titles that will soon follow it, constitute an ex- Reminder: We are blogging. Subscribe to the blog citing and challenging new approach to the catechesis of Catholic in order to get up-to-date information. It’s free and teens. The book has been found to be in conformity with the easy. We get information about various workshops and pub- Catechism of the Catholic Church, and is based on the new lisher information that is often too late for the newslet- USCCB Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechet- ter. Go to www.ore-blogs.info and click on Pat’s pic- ical Materials for Young People of High School Age. Check out ture. Enter your email address to subscribe. Every time www.avemariapress.com for more information about high school there is a new entry, you will receive an email. That’s all it resources and check out http://www.usccb.org/catechism/ takes. document/Currentlist.pdf for other approved resources. Revised Roman Missal Workshop on Autism Discussion Slated Mark your calendar for an informative workshop on Au- Monsignor Anthony F. Sherman, Executive Direc- tism. The Office for People with Disabilities is sponsoring a tor, USCCB Secretariat of Divine Worship, will discuss the workshop on April 20 at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, forthcoming third edition of the Roman Missal on March 9:30 am – 12:00 noon. The speaker will be Nicole Caron, the 20th at St. James Church hall in Rocky Hill. Monsignor’s Program Director of Jericho, the Ministry for Persons with Dis- presentation will be of interest to anyone who is considering abilities in the Diocese of Springfield, MA. Ms. Caron has an catechesis for the revised translation or is otherwise involved ongoing program that addresses the needs of children who have with Liturgy. Monsignor Sherman was invited to speak by autism. Her presentation could be helpful as you plan your reli- the Office for Divine Worship. Advance registration is re- gious education program at your parish. Make plans to attend quired as space is limited. $35 registration fee includes cof- now. Call the Office for People with Disabilities with any ques- fee/pastry upon arrival and lunch. Information is available tions: 860-761-7444. from Lucy Zocco, Office of Divine Worship, at (860) 761- 7442 or llzocco@aol.com Page 4
  5. 5. Passport to Success – Summer Institute and Retreat Lenten Morning of Reflection Save the date – June 25-27, 2010 at Immaculate Conception Spiri- A Lenten morning of reflection is scheduled for tual Renewal Center in Putnam, CT. This four-part journey for Monday, March 22, 10:00-Noon, followed by lunch at training and enrichment will be presented in a retreat-like format. Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hart- Sessions will include Part I (Preparing for the Journey), Part II ford. Brandon Nappi, a member of the retreat team there, (Embarking on the Journey), Part III (Ports of Call) and Part IV will be the presenter. The event is open to all catechetical (Extending your Journey). For more information, contact Pat Keck. leaders (DREs/CREs, Youth Ministers, Lay Ministers, RCIA Coordinators, Pastoral Associates, deacons, and University of Dayton Catholic Biblical School graduates and students.) For Cycle 3 of the VLCFF (Virtual Learning Center for Faith more information, contact Pat Keck. Formation) takes place April 11 – May 15. Registration begins on March 2. Don’t miss out to register for online workshops in theol- ogy, methodology, prayer, etc. Remember: The Archdiocese of YOUTH MINISTRY Hartford is a partner with the VLCFF, so course prices are reduced to $40. Recommended: The new Online Certificate in Catechesis Inclusion Teaming (available in English and Spanish). For more information, go to Inclusion Teaming is a program that extends the http://vlc.udayton.edu or contact Pat Keck. goals of educational inclusion. Students with social skill difference and students with social skill acceptance meet News from Sadlier and learn about each other’s natural ways of seeing and Sadlier is proud to announce the release of We Believe with using information. The group utilizes a creative and struc- Project Disciple (2011 edition). The newly revised program is now tured team format that encourages open and accepting available and contains engaging activities that focus on discipleship, dialogue. Upon learning the team format, participants the six tasks of catechesis (from the National Directory for Cateche- may volunteer to lead the process and present what they sis), and Scripture. Feel free to preview sample pages at have learned to their parents, class, school, police depart- www.webelieveweb.com. For more information, contact Geri Pou- ment and other local community groups. Participation is los at (203)569-6004 or gpoulos@sadlier.com. for students in grades 7-12. An excellent tool for: learn- ing about human dignity of all persons, communication Ministry Training Workshop skills, community building, and counteracting bullying. Can be used for service hours for Confirmation. For more for Catechetical Leaders information, go to www.inclusionteaming.com. Joe Paprocki, noted author and catechist, will present Be- ing, Knowing, and Doing on Thursday, April 29 at St. Joseph Youth Ministry Awards Church, Fairhaven, MA. Arrival is at 9:30 am; workshop begins at 10:30 am and concludes with a hot Italian dinner at 1:00 pm. Spon- Packets with application forms are on the website sored by Loyola Press and the Diocese of Fall River. The workshop or have been mailed/ e-mailed to parishes. The Disciple- will guide you through six mini-inservices that can be easily repli- ship Award is for youth with 4+ years of service to Com- cated for use in training your parish catechists. The workshop facili- prehensive Youth Ministry. The Light of the World tator will demonstrate how to creatively engage catechists and help Award is for adults with 5+ years of service to youth them discover, embrace, and proclaim their faith more effectively. through Comprehensive Youth Ministry. Honor your No fee. To register, contact Margie Copeland at MARY- youth and “young at heart” leaders at the Diocesan cere- SYES@verizon.net or 508-245-8724 (between 10 am & 6 pm dur- mony on Wednesday, May 26th at 7:30 at St Mark’s ing the week). church in West Hartford. Applications are due March 26th. Catechetical Resources for the Roman Missal Solidarity Saturday Extend an invitation to youth and those “young at The following Catechetical Resources, are just a few of the heart” who are passionate about making a difference in the resources available in English on the USCCB website – community. The day begins with Victoria Christgau from www.usccb.org/romanmissal. The site notes that “the catechetical the CT Center for Non-violence (She led our opening materials on the forthcoming changes in the Roman Missal are not prayer at the 2009 CYS) who will explain 6 steps to ad- as urgent in Spanish as in English. Since Spanish is a Romance lan- dressing injustice through non-violent means. We will guage derived from Latin, the present Mass texts in Spanish more have 2 major presentations and discussions on (1) The easily follow the Latin typical edition with a literal translation and a Death Penalty hearing from a person who was on death closer grammatical structure.” Two examples are provided on the row and was later exonerated and (2) Human trafficking USCCB website. Topics include: Questions on the revised transla- (Not for Sale and Invisible Children). This day will chal- tion of the Order of Mass Changes in the Parts of the Priest in the lenge youth to see their brothers and sisters in all situa- revised Order of Mass Changes in the Parts of the People in the re- tions and act accordingly. We end with prayer. This So- vised Order of Mass Resources on the Eucharistic Prayer. cial Justice awareness-raising rally begins at 9:30am (registration) on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the Archdi- ocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield. Cost is $15.00 pp - includes lunch. Please RSVP by March 12th. Please bring snacks to share. Page 5
  6. 6. Ministering to Hispanic Youth Corporal Works of Mercy Opportunities Two workshops presented by Dr. Carmen Maria Tabor House is looking for 250-300 volunteers start- Cervantes- Executive Director of Instituto Fey y Vida will be ing July 12th through July 17th to help setup for the 16th an- held at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, 9 Lake nual GIANT Tag sale/auction fundraiser at the Convent of the Street, Room 100 Brighton Campus. Both events are FREE but Sisters of St. Joseph, 27 Park Rd, West Hartford. This sig- an RSVP is requested nificant community event benefits Tabor House which serves Saturday, March 6th 8:30-3:00 (in Spanish. Includes lunch. Call formerly homeless men living with HIV/AIDS as well as im- 617-552-6501). migrant and poor population of the inner city who need to Monday March 8th 5:30-7:30 (English-no food. Call 617-552- outfit their residences with affordable items. 0470). Dates of the event are: July 15th 5-8 pm, 16th 9am-8pm, and 17th 9-3pm. Volunteer duties (July 12-17) include: accep- Catholic Youth Spectacular Sept 12, 2010 tance, sorting and movement of donated items; setting up Visit www.youthspectacular.net . We are still accepting silent auction display; monitoring exits; cleanup. To get your intent to participate forms and there are great resources for all youth group involved, contact David Dyson - dtdy- groups who register with the $50.00 fee. Our first meeting with son@comcast.net the newly formed Diocesan Youth Council produced creative possibilities for us to investigate…… We have youth and adult Notre Dame Vision/ ND Vision representatives from St. Bartholomew-Manchester, St Francis of God is calling. How will you answer? This week Assisi-South Windsor, St. Augustine-Hartford, St. Anthony- long conference at the University of Notre Dame is commit- Prospect. Put these dates in your calendars: September 18, 2011 ted to helping young people recognize God's call in their lives and September 30, 2012 for future CYS!! If you want to preview and respond to that call with courage and faith. In 2010, high Jesse in person see below. school students from across the nation will join together to ask important questions about life, faith, their own gifts, and Day of Recollection with Jesse Manibusan the ways in which we are each called to be the change we Sponsored by “Friends of Jesse Manibusan” and NA- want to see in the world. There are also programs for Coordi- CYML (National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Lead- nators of Youth Ministry and other youth ministry volunteers. ers) Monday, March 1, 2010 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish – Week 1: June 21–June 25 Week 2: June 28–July 2 Week 89 Arlington Street – Acton, MA 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 3: July 12–July 16 Week 4: July 19–23. Go to $40.00 (includes lunch). Scholarships are available. For more www.vision.ND.edu or ndvi@nd.edu or 574-631-7425 for information or to register contact Jim Flanagan 617-922-0024 or more information. cymjimflan@aol.com College Scholarships Lent Reflection In honor of Black History Month, UNCF and Veri- Take a morning or an evening to reflect on your minis- zon Wireless (VZNW) have partnered to support high school try to young people on Thursday, March 11, 2010 – “COME seniors who are college-bound. The 2010 UNCF/VZNW FOLLOW ME:WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS” Black History Month Essay contest is designed to allow Spend a few hours reflecting on your life as it intersects with qualified high school seniors the opportunity to earn college Jesus as we interactively explore the Luminous and Sorrowful scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year. If you know mysteries of the Rosary and our journey through Lent. To regis- of high school seniors with permanent residency in New ter contact Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center - 31 Colton Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Maine, Street, Farmington, CT. www.ourladyofcalvary.com 860-677- Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Eastern 8519 olcretreat@sbcglobal.net Day: 9:00 A.M.—1:00 P.M. Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland or the District of Columbia, ($25 -includes lunch) OR Evening: 7:00—9:00 P.M. ($15.00) please tell them of this opportunity to receive a Verizon Wire- Register by March 3rd and mention where you saw this advertised less Black History Month scholarship and prize package. Sen- for a $5.00 discount!! iors must apply by March 15, 2010. www.uncf.org Twenty- five eligible students will be selected for the 2010-2011 aca- Disciple Project demic year. The winners will receive scholarships of up to The 2010-2011 calendar is open to select dates to bring $5,000 and select students will also receive a personal tech- a group of youth to cook and serve the men at the Immaculate nology make-over including an HP Netbook, a Motorola Shelter in Hartford. Let Shawnee know the dates you are think- DROID cell phone and/or Verizon Wireless gift cards. ing about and I will see if they are available. These dates go quickly so respond ASAP. Youth Ministry In-Service “How to Develop a Parish Youth Program” Sunday Christian Leadership Retreat March 14th 2:00-5:00 at the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Ben- Still space for this retreat June 25th-27th to learn Chris- ham St. Hamden – minutes off exit 60 of the Merritt! Partici- tian leadership skills with other like minded peers from across pants learn how to initiate and continue a relevant and mean- Connecticut. $175.00 per person. Contact Holy Family for a flyer ingful high school youth program for and by teens. $25.00. and register by May 26th - 860-521-0440 ext 112. Presenter is Sr Lany Jo Smith ASCJ – Director of Campus www.holyfamilyretreat.org or holyfamilyretreat@cpprov.org Ministry, Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden. 203-281-2569 Page 6
  7. 7. Confirmation or Class Retreats OTHER Caritas Christi Center conducts retreats for Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center youth on their campus or yours. Campus retreats are generally Saturdays 9:00-2:00 or 10:00-3:00 and include Come Follow Me: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus, on March icebreakers, presentations, teaching activities aimed at 11 (daytime 9:00-1:00 or evening, 7:00-9:00) with Shawnee Baldwin. Go all kinds of learners and prayer times. Participants are to www.ourladyofcalvary.com for the program guide. actively engaged in each phase of the retreat. Recom- Caritas Christi Center mended donation is $15.00 pp. Contact Sr. Lany Jo Smith at 203-606-9102 Check out www.caritaschristicenter.org for the workshops and events offered in March. Prayerful Meditation & Movement with the Youth Event Fundraisers Prayer of St. Francis, every Wednesday from February 3 – March 24, Are you planning a World Youth Day trip? 10:00-11:30 am or 6:30 – 8:00 (welcome to come to one or to all of the CYS 2010? A Mission week? NCYC 2011? Leader- sessions); Introduction to Centering Prayer as an “11th Step” Practice, ship Conference? Totally Catholic Fundraising has over March 6 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Film Fest: “Jesus of Montreal”, March 350 quality products (jewelry & rosaries) to use for 10, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm; Seven Deadly Sins – Seven Lively Virtues, March fundraisers - and you earn 50% profit. There are no up- 8, 7:00-8:30 pm – (Sloth and Avarice) and March 15, 7:00 – 8:30 pm front costs. Check out (Gluttony and Lust); How to Develop a Parish Youth Program on March www.totallyCatholicFundraising.com or call 1-866-338- 14; Befriending the False Self on March 27. 0879 to reserve your date. 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 YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY other parish leaders to attend. Go to www.catholicsocialjustice.org to get updates and registration forms as available. CREDO: Web site www.geocities.com/credocath Get a newsletter by writing to P.O. Box 1236, Glastonbury, Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center CT 06033. Check out their website: www.holyfamilyretreat.org. Upcoming St. Patrick, Enfield: Saturdays 7:00-8:30. Contact: events: Lenten Yoga: A Four Part Journey to Prepare for the New Life, John Miller (413) 786-3023 March 9, 16, 23, 30 (Tuesday morning sessions, 9:00-11:00 am) or March St. Rose, New Haven (Spanish): Sundays at 6:00 p.m. 10, 17, 24, 31 (Wednesday evening sessions); Falling into God: Meister Contact: German Hernandez: 203-865-6149 Eckhart and the Simplicity of the Sacred with Sr. Elissa Rinere, on March St. Mary, New Haven: Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Contact: 10 (day or evening session); St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 17, John Alvaro 203-562-6193 John.alvaro@yale.edu 6:00 pm; Shawl Knitting Retreat Day with Sr. Cathleen Murtha on March Rock Group Holy Hour: Fridays: 7:15 pm: 1st Friday: 20, 10:00-5:00 pm. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Waterbury; 2nd Friday: Holy Spirit, Newington; 3rd Friday: St. Bartholomew, Man- Free Slide Shows – Catholic Art chester. 4th Friday: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Meriden; The National Museum of Catholic Art and History contains a www.therockgroup.org wealth of fabulous images, exhibits and slide shows. Although the con- Bustedhalo.com A website to surprise, challenge & tent comes from an American collection, it is accessible to everyone, with support you in making meaningful faith connections. Cubist Angels sculpted by Dali, documents from Columbus’s Santa Mara Catholic Underground: Saturdays 7:30pm - and a Traveling Sisterhood exhibition. Check it out at www.nmcah.org 10:30pm. St. James Church, 896 Main Street, Man- and click on the Art and Artist Slide Show. chester. See www.catholicundergroundct.com for more information. The Passion According to Luke Catholic Underground St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church in Hartford will present “Today You Shall Be With Me in Paradise”, the story of Jesus’ Passion, Death, Saturdays 7:30pm - 10:30pm. St. James and Resurrection in Luke’s Gospel. On Saturday, March 27 from 9:00 am Church, 896 Main Street, Manchester. For more infor- – 3:00 pm and Sunday, March 28 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The Presenter mation go to: www.catholicundergroundct.com is Paul Sansone. During this weekend workshop, we will read the signifi- cant episodes of Luke 22-24 with an eye both to how they reflect the Catholic Dinner Club (for ages 18+) themes of Luke’s Gospel and also how they challenge us to be better dis- Prayer 6:00. Dinner 6:45. Speaker 8:00. ciples as we contemplate the awesome and life-giving events of our re- Members pay $20.00 pp. Non-members pay $25.00 pp demption. Suggested offering: $30, includes lunch on Saturday. For Make reservations by the first Friday of the month. more information or to register, please call the Parish Office at 860-756- Come @7:30 for the speaker only ($10.00pp). Ques- 4034 or e-mail Fran Martyn at fmartyn@spsact.org tions? Contact Keith Lombardo 860-747-3513 or catholicdinnerclub@gmail.com Earthquake in Haiti There are many people in the archdiocese who are willing to of- Theology on Tap, New Haven fer presentations to your parish about Haiti – its history, its richness, its Held on Mondays in the back room of BAR, poverty, and the ways that we, as Catholics can be in solidarity with a 254 Crown Street, New Haven. suffering people. For information, contact the Office for Catholic Social www.theologyontapnh.com Justice Ministry at ocsjm@catholicsocialjustice.org or (203)777-7279. Page 7
  8. 8. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 2010 Calendar Visit our website at: Reminder: Go to www.orehartford.org and click on http://orehartford.org/employment.htm calendar. All of our events for Religious Education, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, RCIA, Adult Confirmation, Biblical INTERNET DIRECTORY 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 Our webpage: www.orehartford.org regarding times and locations or you can search for an event. Our blogs: www.ore-blogs.info If you have any questions, contact Pat Keck. Our Videos: www.ore-videos.blogspot.com Remember to check often. Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/orehartford New events will be added and others updated. Archdiocese of Hartford NON-PROFIT Office of Religious Education U.S. POSTAGE PAID 467 Bloomfield Avenue PERMIT #4 Bloomfield, CT 06002 BLOOMFIELD CT Page 8