Archdiocese of Hartford
June 2010 Office of Religious Education
467 Bloomfield Avenue
Bloomfield, CT 06002
(860) 243-9465 Phone
(860) 243-9690 Fax
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
ends because there is always something Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Motta, D.Min. Ext. 13
From the Director’s desk… new to learn about the mysteries of our Director of ORE,
faith. One of the great gifts of the Catholic Scouting Chaplain
Archdiocese of Hartford is the Catholic firstname.lastname@example.org
“Call No One On Earth Father”
Biblical School. Tell your friends about it. Ms. Patricia Keck, M.A. Ext. 16
Many of us Catholics have Happy Father’s Day. Assistant Director, Religious Education,
Catechetical Leader Training,
been intimidated by the challenge of ~Monsignor Michael J. Motta Catechesis, Sacramental Preparation, Catechist
Evangelicals who quote the Scripture Formation, Generations of Faith,
passage of the Bible that says: “Call no Resource Library
one on earth your father, only one is email@example.com
your father in heaven.” I think that we ADULT FORMATION/ Mr. Carlos Aedo, M.A. Ext. 15
are intimidated because we feel that EVANGELIZATION/ Coordinator for Catechesis for Hispanics
our knowledge of the Bible is limited. firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have a tradition of calling our RCIA
Mrs. Shawnee Baldwin, M.A. Ext. 20
priests Father and our leader Pope or Lay Ministry Commissioning Coordinator of Youth and Youth Adults
“Papa” (Holy Father). We also use the Ministry, Confirmation (Youth), CYO Sports
terms for religious - sisters, brothers On Friday, May 7, 2010,
Archbishop Henry J. Mansell commissioned (Basketball)
and Mother Superior. Where does email@example.com
26 lay ministers. We offer our
that tradition come from? congratulations to these men and women Ms. Shannon Perzan Ext. 18
It comes from the Scriptures who completed the 2 year lay ministry Coordinator of Catholic Scouting,
actually, especially from the letters of program: John Albert, St. Pius X, Wolcott; Video Library, CYO Sports (Cheerleading)
St. Paul. This became very clear to me Larry Barile, St. Margaret Mary, South firstname.lastname@example.org
last August when the first reading was Windsor; Maria Berman, St. Elizabeth Seton,
Ms. Barbara Jean Daly Horell, MTS. Ext. 11
taken from St. Paul’s first letter to the Rocky Hill; Marlene Carrier, Torrington
Cluster of Roman Catholic Churches; Dr. Coordinator of Catholic Biblical School
Thessalonians. One day Paul referred email@example.com
Frederick Conard, Cathedral of St. Joseph,
to himself as “gentle as a nursing Hartford; Joan Delaney, St. Mark the Mrs. Mary Marsan, M.Div. Ext. 14
mother” and the next day he said that Evangelist, West Hartford; Ann Eden, St. Coordinator of R.C.I.A., Adult
he “treated each of you as a father Ann, Milford; Kim Green, St. Peter Claver. Confirmation, Adult Formation,
treats his children.” (Thes. 2: 1-8) West Hartford; Karin Kaczynski, St. Lay Ministry
To understand the initial Stanislaus, Bristol; Chantal Laliberte, St. firstname.lastname@example.org
passage call no one father, (Thes. 2: 9- Laurent, Meriden; Lisa Kean, St. Joseph, Mrs. Jill Costa Ext. 19
Bristol; Lisa Kelsey, Torrington Cluster of email@example.com
15) we have to understand that the
Roman Catholic Parishes; Dominic LaRosa,
meaning of the passage is not to look St. Mark the Evangelist, West Hartford; Mrs. Shirley Morris Ext. 12
for titles of authority. All authority on Martin McKay, St. Joseph, Canaan; Kathleen firstname.lastname@example.org
earth stems from God.. You would McKay, St. Joseph, Canaan; Linda Specialized Youth Ministry
have no authority unless it came from Mickiewicz, St. Joseph, Bristol; Janet Catholic Boy Scouting Chairperson
God. - (Pilate) To be an authentic Mulcahy, St. Ann, Bristol; Eugenia Nowik, John Meakin, Jr. (860) 688-7440
disciple of Christ is one of service and St. Christopher, East Hartford; Joel Pelletier,
Catholic Girl Scouting Chairperson
sacrifice on behalf of our neighbors Assumption, Manchester; Nicholas Pettinico,
St. Maria Goretti, Wolcott; Curtis Reid, St. Dina Garafola (860) 742-1465
and family as good fathers/mothers.
Bridget, Manchester; Beverly Sesko, CYO Basketball Program
Using familial terms of Torrington Cluster of Roman Catholic John Egan (203) 596-9610
endearment emphasizes that we are Parishes; Joseph Soja, St. James, Rocky Hill; (email@example.com)
members of one family in Christ. Maria Tomasetti, St. Ann, Milford; Nancy CYO Cheerleading Program
These terms of endearment help us to Valente, St. Thomas, Southington; Kathy
Robin Norko (203) 281-9663
gain a better understanding of God. Young, St. Joseph, Bristol.
Our religious education never
Lay Ministry Formation Program Check out the Catholic Biblical School’s
What dreams do you have for your parish? Imagine New First Year Location
how our parishes could be transformed if more adults Christ the Redeemer Parish in Milford!
received a theological and spiritual education. How can we CBS Meeting Schedules:
empower more of the laity to accept their baptismal call to Monday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm Cheshire: Epiphany Parish
participate more fully in the life and ministry of the church? Center
The Lay Ministry Program can help. Our next class Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm Bloomfield: Sacred Heart
will begin in September 2010. This training is a 2 year Parish Center
process which includes classes in theology, scripture, Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm Milford: Christ the Redeemer
spiritual development and pastoral skills as well as a parish Parish
internship. For more information check our website, Thursday mornings, 10:00-noon West Hartford: St. Mark the
www.lm.orehartford.org or contact Mary Marsan. Evangelist Parish
(For a schedule of Year 2 and Advanced Classes, go to
New England Adult Faith Formation www.orehartford.org/cbs.htm )
New Technologies, New Relationships Connecting
with Young Adults, will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, There are so many ways to find out about all that the
5400 Computer Dr., Westborough, MA, August 11-12. Mike Biblical School has to offer—YouTube videos, Bible Blogs; pages
Hayes, co-founder of Bustedhalo.com and Tim Welch will of “frequently asked questions”—and you can access them all on
present keynote workshops. The cost for the Symposium is our website at www.orehartford.org. Contact Ms. Jill Costa at
$135 per person, plus $96 for the hotel. The conference (860) 243-9465 for assistance in finding the CBS material you’re
begins at 1 pm on Wednesday and ends at 3 pm on looking for.
Thursday. For more information, see the enclosed CBS Scholarships
registration form or call Mary Marsan.
Worried about the cost of attending the Catholic Biblical
RCIA: Mystagogy A Catholic Approach to School? The Sr. Jewel Renna, CND Scholarship Fund is accepting
Living the Christian Life applications for first-year students through August 1, 2010.
(Returning students need to apply by June 15—extended from
Online Webinar with North American Forum: June 1.) Awards are applied directly toward CBS tuition. To find
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12 noon MT, out more or to apply, go to www.orehartford.org/cbs.htm, or call
11am PT (1hour). The Vigil is long over, the newly initiated Ms. Jill Costa for an application form.
have dried off, a great euphoric (and often exhausted) sigh
was heard across the land…So now what? Mystagogical CBS Continuing Student Registration
catechesis! But is this just a rarified ancient practice only to
be used with the newly baptized and only during the Easter Registration for next year’s Biblical School is happening
Season? Let’s explore the varied ways this catechetical now! Forms and enrollment fees ($125) are due by June 1, 2010.
process can be used in various parish ministries, including If you need another copy of the form, call or email Jill Costa at the
initiation ministry. Presented by Rev. Ron Oakham, ORE.
O.Carm, who currently serves as pastor of St. Cyril of
Alexandria Parish in Tucson, AZ., Forum team member and Certificates Awarded
the author of One at the Table: The Reception of Baptized
Congratulations to the members of the Archdiocesan
Catholic Biblical School Class of 2010! Having studied all the
Program Fee: $25 for 1 registration $10 for each books of the Bible in four years, the following graduates will
additional person if listening/watching from the same receive their certificates at St. Thomas Seminary on June 13,
computer. To register go to www.naforum.org. 2010:
Adult Confirmation Marie Beaulier
Adult Confirmation was celebrated on May 18, Natalie Biasucci
2010 with Archbishop Mansell at The Cathedral of St. Daniel Cadaret
Joseph in Hartford. We congratulate the 90 adults who were Martina Caspersson
confirmed. The next adult confirmation classes will begin in Jill Costa
September. Please check our web site, www.orehartford.org Sheila Cronin
CATHOLIC BIBLICAL SCHOOL Kenneth Foisie
Application and Enrollment Information Linda Garrity
Are you or is someone you know ready to explore Katherine Gaudreau
the Bible? Registrations for the next class of the Deacon Bill Gilles
Archdiocesan Catholic Biblical School are already coming in. Sandra Gingras
Interviews must be scheduled by August 15. Stella Heyl
Richard Irwin Especially for CBS Grads
Deborah Kellogg Graduates who would like to meet the 2010 graduates are welcome to
Marion Kingsbury join us for lunch on Nebo Day and to stay for a “How To” workshop, led by
Joseph Lapointe Barbara Gawle. She will be sharing insights from her own parish ministries, with
Lynette Lindner reflections about discernment for ministry and practical advice for beginning
Thomas McNulty Bible-based ministries. There will be a $10 charge to cover lunch. Graduates
Thomas Melesky should call Jill Costa to register no later than June 1, 2010.
Grace Nunes The CBS “Bible Blog”
Beatrice Roy Publishing Contest Continues
Jerome Walker Open to the Public: Go online to http://bjdhorehartford.blogspot.com/
John Webster for contest details and to read winning entries for January through May.
Certificates of Basic Biblical Studies CYO CHEERLEADING
The Archdiocese is also proud to
announce that Certificates of Basic Biblical Save the Date!
Studies were awarded to the following CBS The Archdiocese of Hartford Cheerleading Competition will be held on March 5,
students at the Office of Religious Education 2011. Mark your calendars now!
Award Ceremony on May 26, 2010:
Kathryn Behrens CATHOLIC SCOUTING
Santiago Berrios-Bones Technology &
Greg Bond Catholic Scouting and Camp Fire
Linda Bond In trying to keep up with today’s young people, busy Catholic Scout and Camp
Kathleen Bosse Fire Leaders as well as parents, we have finally found another way to bring
Maureen Broulliard Catholic Scouting and Camp Fire to your house...on your computer. Not only are
Madalyn Caputo we in the process of updating our Catholic Scouting handbook on our
Marie Connors website but we are also blogging and Facebooking! They are great ways to get
Margaret Dawson connected to other scouts and scout leaders as well as keep up to date on the latest
Thomas Eysmans and greatest in Catholic Scouting and Camp Fire. Check it out!
Helen Finateri Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Scouting Website:
Mary Elizabeth Hackett http://orehartford.org/catholicscouts.htm
Gail Hill National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Website:
Judith Hines www.nccgscf.org
Judith Keenan National Catholic Committee on Scouting: http://www.nccs-bsa.org/
Marie Listro Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Scouting & Camp Fire Blog:
Anne Mackiewicz http://catholicscoutsandcampfire.blogspot.com/
Linda Markiewicz Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=128360974678&ref=ts
Thomas McCabe Upcoming Catholic Scouting Events
Dianne McIlrath September 9, 2010: 6:00 p.m.: Next Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Scout
Nadine Merancy Committee dinner meeting: Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary,
Maryrose Mistieri Pasco Bloomfield.
Deacon Kevin Monahan September 12, 2010: Catholic Youth Spectacular, Archdiocesan Center at St.
Lori Monahan Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield
Kathleen O’Neill September 18, 2010: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic
Maura Pauli Boy Scout Counselors Training
Jay Pershing October 8-10, 2010: Catholic Boy Scout Retreat & Chaplain Aide Training at
JoAnn Pospisil Camp Strang, Goshen.
Mary Quinlan October 22-24, 2010: NCCS Region I Conference, Bridgeport.
Mary Ruddat November 2010: Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Girl Scouts and Camp Fire
Jeanne Smith Retreat & Counselors Training. Exact date and location to be determined.
Gary Tatro November 7, 2010: Adult Boy Scout Banquet at the Archdiocesan Center at St.
Katherine Thornburg, ASCJ Thomas Seminary in Alumni Lounge!
Please post these events in parish bulletins, websites and email. Contact
Shannon Perzan for more information.
Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Boy Scout July 28-30 in the Philadelphia area (Normandy Farm, Blue
Recognition Sunday Bell, PA). It will be the most expansive and comprehensive
gathering of Theology of the Body experts ever assembled.
The Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Boy Scout The three-day event includes more than 35 seminars,
Recognition Sunday Ceremony was held on May 16, 2010 at the roundtable discussions, expert panels and keynote addresses
Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. Benediction was celebrated featuring leading experts discussing a wide array of Theology
by Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Motta. The 2009 Quality Diocesan of the Body-related themes and topics. For more information
Award: Pope Paul VI, was presented to Msgr. Motta, Scout and registration details, visit: www.TOBCongress.com or call
Chaplain and John V. Meakin, Jr., Scout Chairman by David 877-263-1263.
Moskal. The National Catholic Quality Unit Award was given to
pack 20 and troop 20 from St. Matthew in Forestville. Religious “Matrimony: Sacrament of Enduring Love”
Emblems awarded this year: 17 Light of Christ, 53 Parvuli Dei, The United States Bishops have launched a new web site –
45 Ad Altare Dei and 18 Pope Pius XII. Thank you to all of the www.foryourmarriage.org – in support of this year’s
readers, honor guard, flag bearers, musicians, the deacon and Catechetical Sunday theme and a major activity under the
committee members who did a great job pulling the ceremony Bishops’ priority goal to strengthen marriage. The site offers
together and making it possible. As part of an extra service practical information and resources to engaged and married
project, each guest and recipient was asked to bring a non- couples. Originally launched in 2007, it has attracted over
perishable food item that was donated to the Cathedral Food 850,000 visitors to date. The redesigned site features a news
Pantry. We appreciate all of your efforts! magazine format, updated graphics and easier navigation. It
retains such popular features as About Catholic Marriage,
Daily Marriage Tips, Must-Have Conversations, and
Marriage Quizzes. It also provides a link so that people can
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION find Catholic marriage information locally. Earlier this year,
Catechesis for the 21st Century the bishops also launched Por Tu Matrimonio
(www.portumatrimonio.org) to encourage Spanish-speaking
Reminder: We are blogging. Subscribe to the blog in order to couples to live their marriage more fully. The Web site offers
get up-to-date information. It’s free and easy. We get information, resources, videos and testimonials in Spanish.
information about various workshops and publisher information Check it out for some helpful tips for catechesis on the
that is often too late for the newsletter. Go to www.ore- sacrament of marriage.
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 First Communion Stories
email. That’s all it takes.
This website was launched last year as part of a reader
Interesting Web Site competition to invite people to contribute inspirational stories
about a first communion – their own, a relative’s, or friend’s.
Catholic Faith Education Newsletter and blog – go to The site now has a large archive of uplifting stories, perfect
www.silk.net/RelEd/ezine1.htm. The newsletter contains lesson for dipping in and out of, depending on how much time you
plans, clip art, posters, prayers, Catholic games, Bible search, have: http://firstcommunionstories.com.
etc. Check it out!
Religious Education Congress
Catechetical Sunday will be celebrated on September 19th.
Save the date: Saturday, November 6, 2010 at St. Paul Catholic The theme for this year is “Matrimony: Sacrament of
High School in Bristol. Enduring Love” to coincide with the release of the Bishops’
Workshop from Pflaum Pastoral Letter on Marriage. Catechetical Sunday materials
on the theme of marriage are available, online, at
Parish Faith Formation Leaders are invited to a Pflaum www.usccb.org. The USCCB Committee on Evangelization
Publishing Group Luncheon on Thursday, June 10 at Holy and Catechesis approved for Catechetical Sunday 2011 the
Angels Parish Center in Meriden. Dr. Ernie Collamati will theme of the revised Roman Missal.
present “Our Children are Leading Us to God!!”. The day begins
with Registration at 9:30 am and concludes after lunch. There Catechetical Resources for the Roman Missal
will also be time for an introduction to Pflaum’s newest The following Catechetical Resources, are just a few of the
catechetical series: Pflaum Gospel Weeklies: What the Church resources available in English on the USCCB website -
Believes and Teaches. Come join Pflaum, be inspired, listen and www.usccb.org/romanmissal. The site notes that “the
share faith and programming topics with colleagues who seek to catechetical materials on the forthcoming changes in the
enrich their catechetical ministry. Please RSVP to Chris Adams, Roman Missal are not as urgent in Spanish as in
Pflaum Publishing Group at 1-866-532-2608 (toll free) or English. Since Spanish is a Romance language derived from
firstname.lastname@example.org. Latin, the present Mass texts in Spanish more easily follow
the Latin typical edition with a literal translation and a closer
Theology of the Body grammatical structure.” Two examples are provided on the
The National Theology of the Body Institute announces the USCCB website. Topics include: Questions on the revised
National Theology of the Body Congress which is scheduled for
translation of the Order of Mass Changes in the Parts Annual Awards Ceremony
of the Priest in the revised Order of Mass Changes in
Over 300 people attended the annual awards ceremony held at St.
the Parts of the People in the revised Order of Mass
Mark the Evangelist Parish in West Hartford. Thirty-nine students received
Resources on the Eucharistic Prayer.
their Catholic Biblical School Certificate in Basic Biblical Studies; twenty-
Boston College Offerings seven people received years of service awards (for those who contributed 10
or more years of service in the field of religious education); 32 people
The M.Ed. in Religious Education from the
received a certificate in the Youth Ministry Basics Program; fifty-eight
School of Theology and Ministry (STM) at Boston
young people received the Discipleship Award and 5 adults received the
College is a program designed to teach people how
youth ministry Light of the World Award. Congratulations to all!
to hand on the faith in an innovative and successful
way. Within the M.Ed. in Religious Education, YEARS OF SERVICE AWARD
Boston College offers a concentration in parish Diane Belanger St. Thomas, Thomaston
catechetical leadership (PCL), which prepares Susie Carlone Our Lady of the Lakes, New Milford
ministers and educators to create and implement life- Catherine A. Cook St. Therese, Granby
Linda Connolly Our Lady of the Lakes, New Milford
long, intergenerational faith formation programs for Dorothy B. Fontana St. Thomas, Southington
the whole parish community. If you work full time Ed Godbout Assumption, Manchester
Eileen Portelance Our Lady of the Lakes, New Milford
and feel that you have more flexibility to earn a Leigh Tompsen St. Ann, Milford
degree during the summer, the STM also offers the Fifteen years
Juanita Ayala St. Aedan/St. Brendan, New Haven
option to complete the M.Ed. after five summers of Daniel Dunn St. Therese, Granby
study at the Summer Institute. Note that there are Patricia D. Dunn St. Thomas, Thomaston
significant fellowships and scholarship grants Mary Lonergan St. Thomas, Thomaston
Patricia Richards St. Aedan/St. Brendan, New Haven
available. Check it out at www.bc.ed./stm or Twenty years
www.bc.edu/schools/stm/summer.html or call (617) Angela N. Baldi St. Mark the Evangelist, West Hartford
Barbara Bowen St. Therese, Granby
552-6535. Sandra A. Ingriselli St. Thomas, Southington
Vickianne Palma St. Mark the Evangelist, West Hartford
Fashion Me A People Twenty Five years
Laurie Boyd St. Dunstan, Glastonbury
The fifth international gathering for Christine D. Flugrad Immaculate Conception, Southington
Fashion Me a People – “Proclaim the Good News: a Claudette Grondin St. Martha, Enfield
Patricia Pritchard St. Gabriel, Milford
Message of Hope” – is scheduled for January 6-8, Phyllis Ann Rookey St. Martha, Enfield
2011at the Hilton Disney Hotel, Orlando Florida. Judy Telesmanick Immaculate Conception, Southington
This gathering is inspired by the work of Maria Diane Dow St. Aedan/St. Brendan, New Haven
Harris in promoting a vision for lifelong faith Forty
Linda Couden St. Aedan/St. Brendan, New Haven
formation that is rooted in the curriculum of the faith Teresa Marcella MacDonald Assumption, Manchester
community. It is sponsored by the Center for Fifty
Ministry Development in partnership with Twenty- June O’Donnell St. Patrick, Enfield
Third Publications, Catholic Relief Services, Oregon YOUTH MINISTRY BASICS CLASS AWARD
Catholic Press and Our Sunday Visitor – Curriculum Susan Ashborn St. Gregory the Great, Bristol
Lawrence J. Barile St. Margaret, Enfield
Division (formerly Harcourt Religion Publishers). Ann Blair St. Matthew, Tolland
For more details, go to Maryellen Brennan St. Francis of Assisi, South Windsor
Debbie Brinkman St. Dunstan, Glastonbury
http://secure.cmdnet.org/index.cfm?ID=FD5FCAFA Carmelina Calabrese St. Anthony, Prospect
-1517-61B4-4856448FDADF37CC Rev. James P. Carini St. Matthew, Tolland
Patricia Carreiro St. Joseph, Brookfield
Tom Charla St. Dunstan, Glastonbury
New Middle School Resource Cinthia Cotto Sacred Heart, Hartford
Noreen Fanella St. Francis Xavier, New Milford
Faith Fusion: Knowing, Loving, Serving Bryan Fenton St. Joseph, Brookfield
Christ is a new resource from Our Sunday Visitor Christine Grenier St. Francis Xavier, New Milford
Catholic Publishing – Curriculum Division (formerly Rene Hellmann St. Gregory, Danbury
Michael Krawczyk St. Dunstan, Glastonbury
Harcourt Religion). It is designed for middle school Karen Malsky St. Dunstan, Glastonbury
students, grades 6-8, and provides a complete review Jo McCarthy St. Dunstan, Glastonbury
Marsha Monroe Immaculate Conception, Terryville
of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. At the John Murphy St. Francis Xavier, New Milford
heart of every lesson is a clear and consistent focus Marysol Negron Sacred Heart, Hartford
Maria Oliveria Our Lady of Fatima, Hartford
on Scripture and Tradition, connected to the Gina V. Raymond St. Dunstan, Glastonbury
students’ lives through prayer, reflections, activities, José Alberto Robles Most Holy Trinity, Wallingford
and stories of faith lived in the example of saints and Amy L. Rubino St. Dunstan, Glastonbury
Michael Joseph Smith St. Dunstan, Glastonbury
other holy people. Good for Confirmation Brian Steeves St. Dunstan, Glastonbury
preparation, RCIA, and junior high or high school Jim Tabor St. Dunstan, Glastonbury
George W. Tomlinson Immaculate/Conception, Terryville
review programs. Found by USCCB to be in Mary Vannucci St. Francis Xavier, New Milford
conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Patricia J. Wasicki St. Francis Xavier, New Milford
Dianna Wilson St. Dunstan, Glastonbury
Church. For information or samples, contact Amy Dianne Wojcik St. Dunstan, Glastonbury
Alfaro at OSV at 800-348-2440, ext. 3018 or Teresa Yacavone St. Dunstan, Glastonbury
Sarah Aubuchon St. Dunstan, Glastonbury
and St Gerard Center), and flower bulbs to be planted on the grounds
Alyssa F. Bacay St. Bartholomew, Manchester of the Seminary. When they bloom in the spring they will be a visible
Christopher Paul Beauvais St. John of the Cross, Middlebury reminder of the gift and growth of young people in and to the church.
Camille Bilodeau St. Thomas the Apostle, Oxford
Nicholas Stephen Bosco St. Dunstan, Glastonbury Jesse Manibusan will offer a message of love, challenge, and
Daniel Bouffard St. Barnabas, North Haven discipleship. A number of creative walking rosaries will be available
Lauren Buckley St. John of the Cross, Middlebury
Christopher Cannici St. Thomas the Apostle, Oxford for prayer (painted on the tennis courts, hula hoop/ or mowed into the
Christopher Carlone Our Lady of the Lakes, New Milford grass, paver stones) along with Reconciliation and Adoration. Young
Joseph Cignarale St. Mary, Unionville
Kara Clark Our Lady of the Lakes, New Milford
people will share their talent on the main stage. It all culminates with
Delanie Cook St. John of the Cross, Middlebury Mass with Archbishop Mansell.
Nicholas Cook St. John of the Cross, Middlebury
David Corriveau Jr. Our Lady of Fatima, Wallingford We have received 38 “intent forms” with at least 10 more
Chelsea Ann Cronin St. John of the Cross, Middlebury groups who are interested (we are now over 1000 participants)
Eric Thomas DeAngelis St. John of the Cross, Middlebury
Marissa Deloge St. Joseph, Bristol including other dioceses!! Make sure that your church or Catholic
Rebecca DiPinto Immaculate Heart of Mary, Harwinton school is represented through our “Bring 5” challenge (could be one
Christopher Dwyer St. John of the Cross, Middlebury
Carrie Fritter St. Mark the Evangelist, West Hartford family, a group of catechists, a leadership group). Visit
Richard Henry Hegeman St. Maria Goretti, Wolcott www.youthspectacular.net for forms, updates, and promotional
Kelsey W. Herbert St. Mary, Unionville
Ralph T. Iadarola IV St. Barnabas, North Haven
materials. Cost is $30.00 but the first EARLY BIRD DEADLINE is
Jennifer Mary Johnson St. Bartholomew, Manchester June 18th - on my desk by 4:30. $20 (with food- Hamburgers, Hot
Graham Kelley Our Lady of Fatima, Wallingford dogs, Mac & cheese, baked beans, chips, fruit) $17.00 (bring your
Spencer J. Kelly Our Lady of Fatima, Wallingford
Kevin Michael Leslie St. Margaret Mary, South Windsor own food).
Mary Magee St. Margaret Mary, South Windsor
Sarah Macone St. Ann, Milford Youth Christian Leadership Institute (YCLI) 2010
Kailey Malone Our Lady of Fatima, Wallingford
Lena Marecki Our Lady of Grace, Bantam 10:00am, Monday, June 28th to 3:00pm, Friday July 2,
Emily McCarthy Our Lady of Fatima, Wallingford
Ryan McDonald St. Maria Goretti, Wolcott
3:00. Fr Marot CYO Center - Woonsocket, RI. The YCLI is
Melissa McLain St. Joseph, Bristol designed for young people between the ages of 15 to 19 (or at least
Emily McLean Our Lady of the Lakes, New Milford entering 10th grade fall 2010) who are now or who will be in parish,
Aaron Montiel Our Lady of Grace, Bantam
Olivia Navickis Our Lady of Fatima, Yalesville school, or diocesan leadership roles - parish youth groups, student
Makenzie Nelson Our Lady of the Lakes, New Milford council representatives, class officers, athletic team captains, etc.
Jordan Elizabeth Otero St. Dominic, Southington
Amy Pandolfi St. Barnabas, North Haven YCLI includes: Skills Workshops dealing with leadership skills and
Alana Pedron St. Ann, Milford styles, communication & planning skills, group dynamics and
Michael Perfetto St. Barnabas, North Haven
Lily Perrera Our Lady of the Lakes, New Milford
consensus seeking; Support Groups offering opportunities to grow
Gregory M. Pfeiffer St. Francis of Assisi, South Windsor in personal faith and awareness including: Christian Leadership,
Joshua David Piggott St. Bartholomew, Manchester prayer, call to ministry and affirmation; Prayer and Worship
Marissa Poplawski Our Lady of Fatima, Yalesville
Matt Prado St. Thomas the Apostle, Oxford through candidate-planned experiences and liturgies; Practice or
Timothy Pranaitis St. Bernard, Tariffville "learning by doing" - candidates take responsibility for planning
Daniel A. Pullara Our Lady of the Lakes, New Milford
Nevin Anthony Rainone St. Maria Goretti, Wolcott and leading different parts of the program.
Jason Riggs St. Barnabas, North Haven
Abigail Rosenberger St. James, Rocky Hill Cost is $190.00 per person with a $10.00 discount for four or more
Joseph J. Schifferdecker St. Margaret Mary, South Windsor youth from the same parish (or sent as a group from the same
Joseph Schipani St. Dunstan, Glastonbury
Devin Shaheen St. Mark the Evangelist, West Hartford
Catholic School). Space is limited to 56 persons. $90.00 deposit
Mary Simms St. John of the Cross, Middlebury (NON-REFUNDABLE -but transferable) due by Friday, June 11th.
Kristen Rose Sullivan St. Bartholomew, Manchester Upon receipt of your deposit, a complete information packet with
Sarah Thomson Immaculate Conception, Southington
Andrew F. Toth St. Ann, Milford medical and permission slips will be sent. Balance ($100.00) is due
Marissa Carly Vincenzi Our Lady of Grace, Bantam June 25th. For more information see attached flyer (for e-mail
Nicole C. Vitello Our Lady of Fatima, Wallingford
Ashley Michelle Volkens St. Ann, Milford subscribers) or go to www.ymcyoprov.org
Benjamin F. Yacavone St. Thomas the Apostle, Oxford
LIGHT OF THE WORLD AWARD
Steve Bilodeau St. Thomas the Apostle, Oxford LAST CALL for Kujenga-Viongozi (July 23-25, 2010)
Joseph A. Cappa St. Dunstan, Glastonbury registrations at $75.00. Registration: All applications received by
Bill Ney St. Thomas the Apostle, Oxford
Stephen Potyra St. Bartholomew, Manchester the Office of Cultural Diversity in Boston after June 4, 2010, must be
David J. Silversey St. Thomas the Apostle, Oxford accompanied by a check for $100 per participant. No applications
after June 18, 2010. Contact Shawnee Baldwin or see the ORE
website for more information. Contact Lorna Desroses at
YOUTH MINISTRY email@example.com 617-746-5810 if you have any questions.
Catholic Youth Spectacular Sept 12, 2010 Youth Speak at Bishop Rosazza Social Justice
Join us for the 5 annual Catholic Youth Spectacular. Conference
Opening prayer includes group delegates marching in
Still time to sign up for “Rooted in Faith: Cultivating the
with the Saints (posters we are borrowing from Notre
Common Good” Saturday, June 12th. 9:00-3:00 (Registration 8:30) at
Dame’s vision’s leadership program), carrying shoes and
St Paul High School, Bristol. Choose from 11 English and 3 Spanish
socks (Walking with the Saints – to be donated to Haiti
workshops in addition to the Keynote with Rev. J.
Bryan Hehir. There is a special workshop with youth
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
from various parishes who will talk about their CREDO: Web site www.geocities.com/credocath Get a newsletter
experiences in Justice Walking, Cardboard City, Young by writing to P.O. Box 1236, Glastonbury, CT 06033. Calendar:
Neighbors in Action, Food Fast, and Justice Club for Sunday, June 6th Planning Meeting: after 10:30 Mass at St.
Kids. Cost is $40.00 for the whole conference Christopher's Parish Center
(Scholarships Available). Contact the Office for
Catholic Social Justice Ministry (former OUA) at 203-
Saturday, June 12th St. Anthony Feast at the Our Lady
of Fatima in Hartford
777-7279 or www.catholicsocialjustice.org
Saturday, June 12th 6:00PM Boardwalk at Savin Rock
CRS and NFCYM Invite Catholic Youth Sunday, June 27th Alex's Lemonade Stand at the New Britain
Ministers to Travel to Bolivia with the 2010 Rock Cats
Called To Witness Program Saturday, July 17th Savin Rock Beach Party at 5:00
Called to Witness, an overseas program co- Saturday, July 24th 4:00 Mass Holy Trinity / Gouvieau
sponsored by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the Vineyard for bring your own picnic
NFCYM, is designed to provide a short-term, firsthand
experience of the developing world for adults serving
Saturday, August 14th Dinner Night Out at the Glenwood
and working in Catholic youth ministry. Applications
are now being accepted for the August 2010 experience. Saturday, August 28th Lenny and Joe's in Westbrook/Mini
More information is available at www.nfcym.org/ golf in Old Saybrook
programs/ctw/index.htm or http://education.crs.org Sunday, September 5th Port Jefferson at Noon in Bridgeport
our hostess is Carol
March Toward NCCYM 2010
Saturday, September 18th Gay city State Park in Hebron meet
The 2010 NCCYM video, flyer, and schedule at 11:00AM for hike/
are available for download at the NCCYM website.
Saturday, September 25th Science Museum in
Registration begins in June. Go to http://
Hartford at noon.
nccym.nfcym.org or www.facebook.com/nccym2010?
St. Patrick, Enfield: Saturdays 7:00-8:30. Contact: Michael
LaBarre: (203) 803-0790.
Advanced Conversations: Youth and Young St. Rose, New Haven (Spanish): Sundays at 6:00 p.m.
Adults and Mental Illness - Webinar with Robert Contact: German Hernandez: 203-865-6149
McCarty, DMin and Paul Myers, PhD June 10, 2010 St. Mary, New Haven: Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Contact: John
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July 27-30, 2010 Carmel, Meriden; www.therockgroup.org
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agenda: Frassati Fellowship Retreat in Stamford, and a
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at Santa Clara University. The Institute is co-sponsored by the
OTHER Roundtable Association of the USCCB/Department of Justice, Peace
Social Justice Conference and Human Development and CCHD, Catholic Charities USA,
Catholic Relief Services, and JustFaith Ministries. The Institute
Save the date for the first annual Bishop Peter Rosazza
provides a prayerful, intensive education and advocacy training that
Social Justice Conference on June 12 at St. Paul High School in
covers the foundations of Catholic social teaching. For more
Bristol. Make plans now for your entire Parish Social Ministry
information or to register, visit www.catholicroundtable.org.
team, Parish Council, and other parish leaders to attend. Go to
www.catholicsocialjustice.org for more information. Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center
Earthquake in Haiti Check their website for upcoming events and other offerings –
www.holyfamilyretreat.org. Music Ministers Evening Retreat with Fr.
There are many people in the archdiocese who are
David Cinquegrani, June 8 and June 9; Christian Zen Weekend or
willing to offer presentations to your parish about Haiti – its
Weeklong Retreat for Men and Women, June 4-6 or June 4-10; 10th
history, its richness, its poverty, and the ways that we, as
Annual Gerald J. Kristofak Memorial Golf Tournament, June 17.
Catholics can be in solidarity with a suffering people. For
information, contact the Office for Catholic Social Justice
Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203)777-7279. Caritas Christi Center
Check out www.caritaschristicenter.org for upcoming
Conference on Effective Liturgy
workshops and events: Mother Clelia Merlonei: Footprints and
Celebration Publications 2nd Annual Conference on Fingerprints, June 3; Sacred Heart Spirituality, June 8; Film Fest: The
Effective Liturgy, “A Knock at Midnight: Celebrating Christ in Blind Side, June 9.
Urgent Times”, will be held July 21-23, 2010 at the Hotel
InterContinental Chicago O’Hare. The Celebration conference Parish Catechetical Leader Job Opening
will examine the essential elements of worship and preaching, Sacred Heart Parish in Southbury Connecticut is seeking a full
asking what invites an assembly to hear Good News, to entrust -time Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation to oversee and direct the
itself to God’s promises and to pray with confidence that its parish intergenerational faith formation. The successful candidate will
mission will be blessed, especially on behalf of peace and have:
justice. Go to www.celebrationpublications.org. Masters degree or the equivalent in religious education, pastoral
ministry or a related field;
Pro-Life Mass Training and experience in and a commitment to intergenerational
Save the date! The annual pro-life Mass will be catechesis;
celebrated with Archbishop Henry Mansell on Sunday, October Experience in and commitment to collaborative pastoral leadership;
3, 2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. A great Good organizational and communication skills;
event for all – bring your teens, especially! An ability to work well with others.
Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.
Hearts on Fire: New Beginnings; New Challenges
Please send application, resume and three letters of recommendation
This national conference, sponsored by the Sacred from people with whom you have worked in a parish setting to: Search
Heart Communities, will be at the Immaculata Retreat House in Committee, Sacred Heart Parish, 910 Main Street South, Southbury CT
Willimantic from June 18-20. The speakers are Rev. James 06488 by June 3.
Kubicki, SJ, Director of the Apostleship of Prayer on “Wells of
Love: Our Covenant Relationship with the Father Through Job Opening – Parish Formation Director
Jesus”; Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, Director, Institute of St. Anthony Church in Prospect Connecticut is seeking a part
Pastoral Initiatives at the University of Dayton on “The time Parish Formation Director. The Parish Formation Director will be
Transformation of Hearts in Communion: A New Consecration”; responsible for the spiritual life of our community, acting as a resource
Rev. Mark McDonald, MSC, Superior General of the for our parishioners in the development of a healthy mature spiritual
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, on “A New Reparation: Our life. As a resource, the Parish Formation Director will be responsible
Vision of for conducting parish retreats, educational opportunities, days of
the Sacred Heart Put into Practice”. For more information, go to reflection and assisting parishioners in their search for deeper more
www.immaculataretreat.org. fulfilling relationships with God. Masters in Theology, Spirituality,
Divinity or Pastoral Studies recommended. For more details and salary
“Twinning” Parishes in Haiti
information, please contact Fr. Mark Suslenko at 203-748-4056.
Catholic Relief Services has released a new resources
designed to assist parishes involved in “twinning” relationships Courage Conference 2010
with parishes in Haiti. This new resource – http:// A spiritual conference for members and friends of Courage
parishsolidarity.crs.org – provides a resource for these parishes and EnCourage will be held on Thursday July 29th-Sunday August 1st,
to communicate with each other, exchange ideas, share 2010 at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein,
information received about sister parishes and contribute to a Illinois. Speakers include Suzanne Baars, a licensed professional
map where parishes will be featured along with their partnered counselor; Rev. Paul Check, a priest with the Diocese of Bridgeport;
parish. Rev. John F. Harvey, the Founding Director of the Courage movement,;
and Fr. Thomas J. Loya, pastor and host of two internet radio
Social Action Summer Institute
programs. For more information or to register, go to
The Diocese of San Jose in California will host the www.Couragerc.net, or call 847-566-8290.
National Annual Social Action Summer Institute, August 1-4
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