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  1. 1. Archdiocese of Hartford July 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. Ext. 13 From the Director’s desk… Director of ORE, Catholic Scouting Chaplain follow in our own lives? I think so. mmotta@adh-ore.org What Can We Learn From Baseball? Ms. Patricia Keck, M.A. Ext. 16 Too many people do not allow for Assistant Director, Religious Education, Baseball fans will recognize mistakes in other people. The temptation Catechetical Leader Training, the names Armando Galarraga and is to punish the offender or to get even, as Catechesis, Sacramental Preparation, Catechist Jim Joyce. For those of you who do it were. Formation, Generations of Faith, not recognize their names, let me tell Resource Library you about them. The fact of the matter is that no pkeck@adh-ore.org one is perfect. All of us make mistakes in Mr. Carlos Aedo, M.A. Ext. 15 Last month, Galarraga was our lives. And the appropriate thing to do Coordinator for Catechesis for Hispanics pitching a perfect game for the Detroit when it occurs is to say: “I’m sorry.” And caedo@adh-ore.org Tigers. A perfect game is 27 players the response to that contrition is to reply: Mrs. Shawnee Baldwin, M.A. Ext. 20 called out - no hits, no walks, no “You are forgiven.” Galaragga and Joyce Coordinator of Youth and Youth Adults errors, no base runners. Galarraga had helped us to remember that. Ministry, Confirmation (Youth), CYO Sports retired 26 players when Jim Joyce, the (Basketball) umpire, made a mistake and called a Life is not about being perfect. sbaldwin@adh-ore.org base runner safe when everybody We can never attain that - only God is watching could see from replays that perfect. Following Christ means that we Ms. Shannon Perzan Ext. 18 recognize our own imperfections and the Coordinator of Catholic Scouting, the base runner was clearly out. Video Library, CYO Sports (Cheerleading) imperfections of others but are willing to Roy Halladay had pitched a forgive those who hurt or offend us by sperzan@adh-ore.org perfect game a couple of weeks before. their actions. Ms. Barbara Jean Daly Horell, MTS. Ext. 11 This feat rarely happens. It will be Coordinator of Catholic Biblical School commemorated in Baseball’s Hall of Jesus took it to a new level. He bjdalyhorell@adh-ore.org Fame. Galarraga missed pitching a asked us not only to love those who love us Mrs. Mary Marsan, M.Div. Ext. 14 perfect game. However, his but he actually asked us to love our Coordinator of R.C.I.A., Adult accomplishment will be remembered enemies and those who persecute us. Confirmation, Adult Formation, even more so because of his behavior Lay Ministry When we pray for those who hurt mmarsan@adh-ore.org toward the umpire. When the us, they oftentimes do not change their incorrect call was made by Jim Joyce, behavior but we change. Because of prayer Mrs. Jill Costa Ext. 19 Galarraga did not protest by screaming we are no longer burdened by our hurt jcosta@adh-ore.org and yelling as did his teammates. He and pain. Mrs. Shirley Morris Ext. 12 simply smiled and proceeded to get smorris@adh-ore.org the next batter out. Through prayer we gain a peace Specialized Youth Ministry and serenity in our lives that the world Catholic Boy Scouting Chairperson After the game, when the cannot give us. This kind of peace can only umpire viewed the play on instant John Meakin, Jr. (860) 688-7440 come from God. replay, he came back to the pitcher Catholic Girl Scouting Chairperson and apologized for his mistake with The object of baseball is get home. Dina Garafola (860) 742-1465 tears in his eyes. The pitcher could see Our true home is heaven. Running the CYO Basketball Program his sincerity, felt bad for him and bases of life by loving God and loving our John Egan (203) 596-9610 hugged the umpire because he said neighbors as we love ourselves helps us to (jwhoa@aol.com) that he felt sorry for him. get home much quicker. CYO Cheerleading Program Robin Norko (203) 281-9663 Is there a lesson to be learned ~Monsignor Michael J. Motta (cheercoachRC@aol.com) www.ctspirit.com here? Is there an example that we can
  2. 2. ADULT FORMATION/ Graduate Enrichment Activities 2010 Enclosed in this edition of ORE CONNECTIONS is a list EVANGELIZATION/RCIA of 2010-11 graduate events for enrichment and celebration. Registrations for each event willl appear in this newsletter a Lay Ministry Formation Program month prior to the scheduled event. What dreams do you have for your parish? Imagine how our parishes could be transformed if more adults CBS Accreditation Process received a theological and spiritual education. How can we On June 17, 2010, BJ will be going before the empower more of the laity to accept their baptismal call to Department of Higher Education to present our application for participate more fully in the life and ministry of the church? undergraduate accreditation of the Catholic Biblical School. If our The Lay Ministry Program can help. Our next class application passes this committee, it will go before the will begin in September 2010. This training is a 2 year Connecticut Board of Governors for final approval in September, process which includes classes in theology, scripture, 2010. spiritual development and pastoral skills as well as a parish internship. For more information check our website, Catholic Biblical School Reunion and Fifteenth www.lm.orehartford.org or contact Mary Marsan. Anniversary Dinner New England Adult Faith Formation Tickets for the Catholic Biblical School Reunion and Fifteenth Anniversary Dinner will go on sale this summer for $25 Symposium 2010 each. The company can’t be beat: Archbishop Mansell, NT New Technologies, New Relationships Connecting Scholar and Yale Dean Harold Attridge, and your Biblical School with Young Adults, will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, classmates! Mark your calendar: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 5400 Computer Dr., Westborough, MA, August 11-12. Mike 6:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Seminary. Hayes, co-founder of Bustedhalo.com and Tim Welch will present keynote workshops. The cost for the Symposium is Application and Enrollment Information $135 per person, plus $96 for the hotel. The conference Are you or is someone you know ready to explore the begins at 1 pm on Wednesday and ends at 3 pm on Bible? Registrations for the next class of the Archdiocesan Thursday. For more information, see the enclosed Catholic Biblical School are already coming in. Interviews must registration form or call Mary Marsan. be scheduled by August 15. Adult Confirmation CBS Meeting Schedules Adult Confirmation Classes for the fall will be held in three locations: Monday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm: Cheshire: Epiphany Parish . Tuesday, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19 from Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm: Bloomfield: Sacred Heart 7 to 9 pm at St. Thomas Seminary, 467 Parish Center. Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm: Milford: Christ Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, CT. the Redeemer Parish. Thursday mornings, 10:00-noon: West Thursday, September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21 Hartford: St. Mark the Evangelist Parish. Check out the Catholic from 7 to 9 pm at St. Joan of Arc, 470 W. Todd St. Biblical School’s NEW FIRST-YEAR LOCATION: Christ the Hamden, CT Redeemer Parish in Milford! (For a schedule of Year 2 and A class in the Waterbury area will be offered, time and Advanced Classes, go to www.orehartford.org/cbs.htm ) place, to be announced The Confirmation ceremony will be on Wednesday, CBS Scholarships October 27, 2010 at 7:30 pm at St. Thomas Worried about the cost of attending the Catholic Biblical Seminary. Applications will be available in July on School? The Sr. Jewel Renna, CND Scholarship Fund is accepting our web site, www.orehartford.org. applications for first-year students through August 1, 2010. (Returning students need to apply by June 15) Awards are applied directly toward CBS tuition. To find out more or to apply, go to CATHOLIC BIBLICAL SCHOOL www.orehartford.org/cbs.htm, or call Ms. Jill Costa at for an application form. Open to the Public The CBS “Bible Blog” Publishing Contest continues. Go CBS Online! online to http://bjdhorehartford.blogspot.com/ for contest details There are so many ways to find out about all that and to read winning entries for January through May. the Biblical School has to offer—YouTube videos, Bible Blogs; pages of “frequently asked questions”—and you can access them all on our website at www.orehartford.org. Contact Ms. Jill Costa at (860) 243-9465 for assistance in finding the CBS material you’re looking for. Page 2
  3. 3. CYO CHEERLEADING RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Save the Date! Catechesis for the 21st Century The Archdiocese of Hartford Cheerleading Reminder: We are blogging. Subscribe to the blog in order Competition will be held on March 5, 2011. Mark your to get up-to-date information. It’s free and easy. We get information calendars now! 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. CATHOLIC SCOUTING Interesting Web Site Technology & Catholic Scouting and Camp Fire Catholic Faith Education Newsletter and blog – go to www.silk.net/RelEd/ezine1.htm. The newsletter contains lesson In trying to keep up with today’s young people, plans, clip art, posters, prayers, Catholic games, Bible search, busy Catholic Scout and Camp Fire Leaders as well as etc. Check it out! parents, we have finally found another way to bring Catholic Scouting and Camp Fire to your house… on Religious Education Congress your computer. Not only are we in the process of Save the date: Saturday, November 6, 2010 at St. Paul updating our Catholic Scouting handbook on our Catholic High School in Bristol. website but we are also blogging and Facebooking! They are great ways to get connected to other scouts and scout Theology of the Body leaders as well as keep up to date on the latest and greatest in Catholic Scouting and Camp Fire. Check it The National Theology of the Body Institute announces the out! National Theology of the Body Congress which is scheduled for July Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Scouting Website: 28-30 in the Philadelphia area (Normandy Farm, Blue Bell, PA). It http://orehartford.org/catholicscouts.htm will be the most expansive and comprehensive gathering of Theology National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and of the Body experts ever assembled. The three-day event includes Camp Fire Website: www.nccgscf.org more than 35 seminars, roundtable discussions, expert panels and National Catholic Committee on Scouting: http:// keynote addresses featuring leading experts discussing a wide array www.nccs-bsa.org/ of Theology of the Body-related themes and topics. For more Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Scouting & Camp information and registration details, visit: www.TOBCongress.com Fire Blog: or call 877-263-1263. http://catholicscoutsandcampfire.blogspot.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php? “Matrimony: Sacrament of Enduring Love” gid=128360974678&ref=ts The United States Bishops have launched a new web site – www.foryourmarriage.org – in support of this year’s Catechetical Upcoming Catholic Scouting Events Sunday theme and a major activity under the Bishops’ priority goal September 9, 2010: 6:00 p.m.: Next Archdiocese of to strengthen marriage. The site offers practical information and Hartford Catholic Scout Committee dinner meeting: resources to engaged and married couples. Originally launched in Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary, 2007, it has attracted over 850,000 visitors to date. The redesigned Bloomfield. site features a news magazine format, updated graphics and easier September 12, 2010: Catholic Youth Spectacular, navigation. It retains such popular features as About Catholic Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary, Marriage, Daily Marriage Tips, Must-Have Conversations, and Bloomfield Marriage Quizzes. It also provides a link so that people can find September 18, 2010: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Archdiocese Catholic marriage information locally. Earlier this year, the bishops of Hartford Catholic Boy Scout Counselors Training also launched Por Tu Matrimonio (www.portumatrimonio.org) to October 8-10, 2010: Catholic Boy Scout Retreat & encourage Spanish-speaking couples to live their marriage more Chaplain Aide Training at Camp Strang, Goshen. fully. The Web site offers information, resources, videos and October 22-24, 2010: NCCS Region I Conference, testimonials in Spanish. Check it out for some helpful tips for Bridgeport. catechesis on the sacrament of marriage. November 2010: Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Retreat & Counselors Training. Catechetical Sunday Exact date and location to be determined. Catechetical Sunday will be celebrated on September 19th. November 7, 2010: Adult Boy Scout Banquet at the The theme for this year is “Matrimony: Sacrament of Enduring Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary in Alumni Love” to coincide with the release of the Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Lounge! Marriage. Catechetical Sunday materials on the theme of marriage Please post these events in parish bulletins, websites are available, online, at www.usccb.org. The USCCB Committee on and email. Contact Shannon Perzan for more Evangelization and Catechesis approved for Catechetical Sunday information. 2011 the theme of the revised Roman Missal. Page 3
  4. 4. Catechetical Resources for the Roman Missal University of Dayton The following Catechetical Resources, are just a few The next cycle – Cycle 5 – for the online courses in the of the resources available in English on the USCCB website - Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation begins July www.usccb.org/romanmissal. The site notes that “the 18th. Register now for courses for catechist formation, catechetical materials on the forthcoming changes in the catechetical leader formation, adult formation at http:// Roman Missal are not as urgent in Spanish as in vlc.udayton.edu. Check out their Certificate in Catechesis. 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 YOUTH MINISTRY USCCB website. Topics include: Questions on the revised Catholic Youth Spectacular Sept 12, 2010 translation of the Order of Mass Changes in the Parts of the Priest in the revised Order of Mass Changes in the Parts of Still time to join us for the 5th annual Catholic Youth the People in the revised Order of Mass Resources on the Spectacular: Faith, Fun, Food, Fascination, and Fun!!! The Eucharistic Prayer. Rosary beads have been painted on the tennis court and we have started to receive some talent for our Catholic Idol/ Catholic Boston College Offerings youth have talent. 44 groups have signed on for over 1300 The M.Ed. in Religious Education from the School participants. Make sure that your church or Catholic school is of Theology and Ministry (STM) at Boston College is a represented through our “Bring 5” challenge. Visit program designed to teach people how to hand on the faith in www.youthspectacular.net for forms, updates, and promotional an innovative and successful way. Within the M.Ed. in materials. Cost is $30.00 but the second EARLY BIRD Religious Education, Boston College offers a concentration in DEADLINE is July 30th - on Shawnee Baldwin’s desk by 4:30. parish catechetical leadership (PCL), which prepares $25 (with food) $22.00 (bring your own food). Please make sure ministers and educators to create and implement life-long, you are sending the checks to ORE at 467 Bloomfield Ave (Many intergenerational faith formation programs for the whole checks are going to the Chancery and getting delayed by a week) parish community. If you work full time and feel that you have more flexibility to earn a degree during the summer, the Youth Ministry Studies Certificate is back!! STM also offers the option to complete the M.Ed. after five Looking for more in-depth tools for your youth ministry summers of study at the Summer Institute. Note that there are tool box? The Center for Ministry Development offers an eight significant fellowships and scholarship grants available. weekend course that can lead to a nationally recognized Check it out at www.bc.ed./stm or www.bc.edu/schools/stm/ Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies. This program is for adults summer.html or call (617) 552-6535. in ministry to/with/by/for youth, ages 11-18, in both parish and Fashion Me A People school settings. It equips leaders with skills, knowledge, practical tools, and techniques needed for a creative and comprehensive The fifth international gathering for Fashion Me a ministry to youth. People – “Proclaim the Good News: a Message of Hope” – is Principles of Youth Ministry - Instructor: Cheryl Tholcke, scheduled for January 6-8, 2011at the Hilton Disney Hotel, August 27-28, 2010 Orlando Florida. This gathering is inspired by the work of Practices in Youth Ministry - Instructor: Don Boucher, Maria Harris in promoting a vision for lifelong faith November 6-7, 2010 formation that is rooted in the curriculum of the faith Foundations for Ministry Leadership. Instructor: Mary community. It is sponsored by the Center for Ministry Harrison, February 5- 6, 2011 Development in partnership with Twenty-Third Publications, Skills for Christian Leadership. Instructor: Stephen Tholcke, Catholic Relief Services, Oregon Catholic Press and Our June 11-12, 2011 Sunday Visitor – Curriculum Division (formerly Harcourt Class fee: $250 Saturday and Sunday without overnight Religion Publishers). For more details, go to (overnight fee negotiable). http://secure.cmdnet.org/index.cfm?ID=FD5FCAFA-1517- Price includes: Continental breakfast, 2 lunches, class, and 61B4-4856448FDADF37CC ongoing hospitality Location: Oakhurst Retreat and Conference Center in Connecting Catholic Families with the Bible Whitinsville, MA near Worcester. A key to the success of any religious education Fees: All fees are to be paid in advance no later than ONE WEEK program is the family – their connection to the parish and before attending a weekend. Payments are NON-REFUNDABLE, what happens in the home. The Center for Ministry however the fee can be transferred to a future class Development will present “Connecting Catholic Families For more information, Contact Deacon Ed at with the Bible”, a workshop for parish leaders. The event is ymworcester@gmail.com or web: http://www.ymworcester.org scheduled for Saturday, November 20, 8:30-3:00 at the Archdiocesan Center in Bloomfield. Leif Kehrwald is the Sunday Youth Retreats 2010-2011 presenter. For more information, see the enclosed flyer or Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center continues its contact BJ Daly Horell or Pat Keck. tradition of offering Sunday youth retreats 2:30-6:30pm: Sept 26th , Oct 10th , 17th , Nov 7th , 21st , Dec 5th, Jan 9th, 23rd, Feb 13th, Page 4
  5. 5. 27th, March 13th, 27th, April 3rd, 10th. Retreat offering is YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY $30.00 pp. Contact Theresa Wiss 860-521-0440 ext 112 or twiss@cpprov.org CREDO: Web site www.geocities.com/credocath Get a newsletter by writing to P.O. Box 1236, Glastonbury, CT 06033. Calendar: Faith and Family Day  Sunday, June 6th Planning Meeting: after 10:30 Mass at St. Make arrangements to bring your youth to a 1:35 Christopher's Parish Center baseball game (gates open at 12:05) with the Rock Cats  Saturday, June 12th St. Anthony Feast at the Our Lady of Fatima (Minnesota Twins) vs. Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles) in Hartford followed by a Christian concert on Sunday, August 29th.  Saturday, June 12th 6:00PM Boardwalk at Savin Rock Group discounts and fundraising opportunities. www.rockcats.com or 860-224-8383  Sunday, June 27th Alex's Lemonade Stand at the New Britain Rock Cats March Toward NCCYM 2010 –New  Saturday, July 17th Savin Rock Beach Party at 5:00 Orleans!!  Saturday, July 24th 4:00 Mass Holy Trinity / Gouvieau Vineyard for bring your own picnic The 2010 NCCYM video, flyer, and schedule are available for download at the NCCYM website at  Saturday, August 14th Dinner Night Out at the Glenwood Diner www.NFCYM.org Registration is now open. Find it on 5:00pm Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?  Saturday, August 28th Lenny and Joe's in Westbrook/Mini golf eid=118823584821204&ref=ts in Old Saybrook Institute for New Youth Ministers 2010 – July  Sunday, September 5th Port Jefferson at Noon in Bridgeport 27-30, 2010 our hostess is Carol Co-sponsored by the NACYML and Cultivation  Saturday, September 18th Gay city State Park in Hebron meet at Ministries, the Institute for New Youth Ministers (INYM) 11:00AM for hike/ will help new youth ministers focus on developing the  Saturday, September 25th Science Museum in right vision, the right lifestyle, the right relationships, and Hartford at noon. the right practical methodologies for disciple-making St. Patrick, Enfield: Saturdays 7:00-8:30. Contact: Michael youth ministries. For more information, or to register, go LaBarre: (203) 803-0790. to www.cultivationministries.com 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: John Alvaro CRS and NFCYM Invite Catholic Youth 203-562-6193 John.alvaro@yale.edu Ministers to Travel to Bolivia with the 2010 Rock Group Holy Hour: Fridays: 7:15 pm: 1st Friday: Our Lady of Called To Witness Program Mt. Carmel, Waterbury; 2nd Friday: Holy Spirit, Newington; 3rd Called to Witness, an overseas program co- Friday: St. Bartholomew, Manchester. 4th Friday: Our Lady of Mt. sponsored by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the Carmel, Meriden; www.therockgroup.org NFCYM, is designed to provide a short-term, firsthand Bustedhalo.com A website to surprise, challenge & support you in experience of the developing world for adults serving and making meaningful faith connections. working in Catholic youth ministry. Applications are now Catholic Underground: Saturdays 7:30pm - 10:30pm. St. James being accepted for the August 2010 experience. More Church, 896 Main Street, Manchester. See information is available at www.nfcym.org/programs/ctw/ www.catholicundergroundct.com for more information. index.htm or http://education.crs.org Catholic Underground CT Goodness Reigns Film Contest Find Young Adult groups, Eucharistic Adoration, Latin Mass, Bible Sponsored by Outside da Box: Make a movie on the Study, Retreats, Speakers, and more in your area at Catholic faith and win a trip to World Youth Day 2011 in www.ConnecticutUnderground.com. You never know when a new Madrid, Spain. Go to: http://goodnessreigns.com/ group or event will pop up, so check out the Latest News section and blog/2010/01/world-youth-day-accept-the-invitation. the Event Calendar regularly. New items on the agenda: Frassati Fellowship Retreat in Stamford, and a Pilgrimage to the Holy Busted Halo Offers Free Widgets for Land. (Both require a prompt response.) If you would like your Ministry Websites and Blogs Young Adult Group or Young Adult oriented event listed on ConnecticutUnderground.com, email The Busted Halo Widget delivers fresh, new, and info@catholicundergroundct.com and include your event/group title, dynamic content everyday to your parish, campus ministry description, date/time, address, contact email or website, target or diocesan website/blog for free. To find out how Busted audience, and host agency. Halo can help your ministry, go to: www.nacyml.org Page 5
  6. 6. general responsibility of the position is to assist the pastor by OTHER implementing and directing a program of Youth Ministry for Earthquake in Haiti young people of grades 7-12 and coordinating and directing the confirmation program for grades 9-11. For more details regarding There are many people in the archdiocese who are the responsibilities, functions, and requirements for the position, willing to offer presentations to your parish about Haiti – its please see our web site – www.orehartford.org. history, its richness, its poverty, and the ways that we, as Catholics can be in solidarity with a suffering people. For Parish Catechetical Leader Job Opening information, contact the Office for Catholic Social Justice Sacred Heart Parish in Southbury Connecticut is seeking Ministry at ocsjm@catholicsocialjustice.org or (203)777- a full-time Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation to oversee and 7279. direct the parish intergenerational faith formation. The successful Conference on Effective Liturgy candidate will have: Masters degree or the equivalent in religious education, pastoral Celebration Publications 2nd Annual Conference on ministry or a related field; Effective Liturgy, “A Knock at Midnight: Celebrating Christ Training and experience in and a commitment to intergenerational in Urgent Times”, will be held July 21-23, 2010 at the Hotel catechesis; InterContinental Chicago O’Hare. The Celebration Experience in and commitment to collaborative pastoral conference will examine the essential elements of worship leadership; and preaching, asking what invites an assembly to hear Good organizational and communication skills; Good News, to entrust itself to God’s promises and to pray An ability to work well with others. with confidence that its mission will be blessed, especially Compensation will be commensurate with education and on behalf of peace and justice. Go to experience. Please send application, resume and three letters of www.celebrationpublications.org. recommendation from people with whom you have worked in a Pro-Life Mass parish setting to: Search Committee, Sacred Heart Parish, 910 Main Street South, Southbury CT 06488 by June 3. Save the date! The annual pro-life Mass will be celebrated with Archbishop Henry Mansell on Sunday, Job Opening – Parish Formation Director October 3, 2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in St. Anthony Church in Prospect Connecticut is seeking a Hartford. A great event for all – bring your teens, part time Parish Formation Director. The Parish Formation especially! Director will be responsible for the spiritual life of our “Twinning” Parishes in Haiti community, acting as a resource for our parishioners in the development of a healthy mature spiritual life. As a resource, the Catholic Relief Services has released a new Parish Formation Director will be responsible for conducting resources designed to assist parishes involved in “twinning” parish retreats, educational opportunities, days of reflection and relationships with parishes in Haiti. This new resource – assisting parishioners in their search for deeper more fulfilling http://parishsolidarity.crs.org – provides a resource for these relationships with God. Masters in Theology, Spirituality, parishes to communicate with each other, exchange ideas, Divinity or Pastoral Studies recommended. For more details and share information received about sister parishes and salary information, please contact Fr. Mark Suslenko at 203-758- contribute to a map where parishes will be featured along 4056. with their partnered parish. Social Action Summer Institute Courage Conference 2010 A spiritual conference for members and friends of The Diocese of San Jose in California will host the Courage and EnCourage will be held on Thursday July 29th- National Annual Social Action Summer Institute, August 1- Sunday August 1st, 2010 at the University of St. Mary of the Lake 4 at Santa Clara University. The Institute is co-sponsored by in Mundelein, Illinois. Speakers include Suzanne Baars, a the Roundtable Association of the USCCB/Department of licensed professional counselor; Rev. Paul Check, a priest with the Justice, Peace and Human Development and CCHD, Diocese of Bridgeport; Rev. John F. Harvey, the Founding Catholic Charities USA, Catholic Relief Services, and Director of the Courage movement,; and Fr. Thomas J. Loya, JustFaith Ministries. The Institute provides a prayerful, pastor and host of two internet radio programs. For more intensive education and advocacy training that covers the information or to register, go to www.Couragerc.net, or call 847- foundations of Catholic social teaching. For more 566-8290. information or to register, visit www.catholicroundtable.org. Job Opening – Director of Youth Ministry/ Confirmation St. Christopher Parish in East Hartford is looking for a Director of Youth Ministry and Confirmation. The Page 6
  7. 7. 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 information regarding times INTERNET DIRECTORY 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. Our webpage: www.orehartford.org Our blogs: www.ore-blogs.info Our Videos: www.ore-videos.blogspot.com EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/orehartford Twitter Español: www.twitter.com/ore_espanol Visit our website at: http://orehartford.org/ On Youtube: www.youtube.com/orehartford employment.htm Archdiocese of Hartford NON-PROFIT Office of Religious Education U.S. POSTAGE PAID 467 Bloomfield Avenue PERMIT #4 Bloomfield, CT 06002 BLOOMFIELD CT