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Richard Irwin                                                            Especially for CBS Grads
Cathleen Johnson
Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Boy Scout                       July 28-30 in the Philadelphia area (Normandy Farm, Blue
translation of the Order of Mass Changes in the Parts                               Annual Awards Ceremony
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Sarah Aubuchon                   St. Dunstan, Glastonbury
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  1. 1. Archdiocese of Hartford June 2010 Office of Religious Education 467 Bloomfield Avenue ORE Connections 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 “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 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. 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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; ( 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
  2. 2. 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 or contact Mary Marsan. Evangelist Parish (For a schedule of Year 2 and Advanced Classes, go to New England Adult Faith Formation ) Symposium 2010 CBS Online 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 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 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, 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 Christians. 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 2010: Thomas Avis 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, Sheila Cronin Eleanor Cruess Patricia Emons CATHOLIC BIBLICAL SCHOOL Kenneth Foisie Matthew Galarneau 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 Page 2
  3. 3. Richard Irwin Especially for CBS Grads Cathleen Johnson 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 Cecelia Stevens Jerome Walker Open to the Public: Go online to John Webster for contest details and to read winning entries for January through May. Lorraine Webster 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: Louise Arsenault Kathryn Behrens CATHOLIC SCOUTING Clare Bernard 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 Gail Hill National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Website: Judith Hines Judith Keenan National Catholic Committee on Scouting: Marie Listro Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Scouting & Camp Fire Blog: Anne Mackiewicz Linda Markiewicz Facebook: JoAnn Masi 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! Laurent Yergeau Please post these events in parish bulletins, websites and email. Contact Shannon Perzan for more information. Page 3
  4. 4. 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: 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 – 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 ( 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. 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 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: etc. Check it out! Catechetical Sunday 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 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 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 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 Page 4
  5. 5. 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 Ten years 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 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 Thirty Five 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 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 Page 5
  6. 6. DISCIPLESHIP AWARD 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 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 Benjamin F. Yacavone St. Thomas the Apostle, Oxford Kujenga 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 617-746-5810 if you have any questions. Catholic Youth Spectacular Sept 12, 2010 Youth Speak at Bishop Rosazza Social Justice th 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 Page 6
  7. 7. 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 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  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 Diner 5:00pm 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 golf in Old Saybrook programs/ctw/index.htm or  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. or St. Patrick, Enfield: Saturdays 7:00-8:30. Contact: Michael ref=ts 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 between 1:00 and 2:00 pm ET Go to: http:// Alvaro 203-562-6193 Rock Group Holy Hour: Fridays: 7:15 pm: 1st Friday: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Waterbury; 2nd Friday: Holy Spirit, Newington; 3rd Institute for New Youth Ministers 2010 – Friday: St. Bartholomew, Manchester. 4th Friday: Our Lady of Mt. July 27-30, 2010 Carmel, Meriden; Co-sponsored by the NACYML and A website to surprise, challenge & support you Cultivation Ministries, the Institute for New Youth in making meaningful faith connections. Ministers (INYM) will help new youth ministers focus Catholic Underground: Saturdays 7:30pm - 10:30pm. St. on developing the right vision, the right lifestyle, the James Church, 896 Main Street, Manchester. See right relationships, and the right practical for more information. methodologies for disciple-making youth ministries. For more information, or to register, go to: Catholic Underground CT Find Young Adult groups, Eucharistic Adoration, Latin Goodness Reigns Film Contest Mass, Bible Study, Retreats, Speakers, and more in your area at You never know when a new Sponsored by Outside da Box: Make a movie group or event will pop up, so check out the Latest News section on the Catholic faith and win a trip to World Youth Day and the Event Calendar regularly. New items on the 2011 in Madrid, Spain. Go to: agenda: Frassati Fellowship Retreat in Stamford, and a blog/2010/01/world-youth-day-accept-the-invitation. Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. (Both require a prompt response.) If Busted Halo Offers Free Widgets for you would like your Young Adult Group or Young Adult oriented Ministry Websites and Blogs event listed on, email and include your event/group The Busted Halo Widget delivers fresh, new, title, description, date/time, address, contact email or website, and dynamic content everyday to your parish, campus target audience, and host agency. ministry or diocesan website/blog for free. To find out how Busted Halo can help your ministry, go to: Page 7
  8. 8. 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 team, Parish Council, and other parish leaders to attend. Go to for more information. Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center Earthquake in Haiti Check their website for upcoming events and other offerings – 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 or (203)777-7279. Caritas Christi Center Check out 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 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 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 – 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, or call 847-566-8290. National Annual Social Action Summer Institute, August 1-4 Page 8
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