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In the Name of the Father and of
the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Making the Sign of the Cross is
part of our Catholic...
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Save the Dates!
Celebration 2010 : The Catholic Biblical School’s
Fifteenth Anniversary
Our fifteenth anniversary c...
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Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Committee for
Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Recognition Sunday
The Archdiocese of Hart...
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catechetical materials on the forthcoming changes in the
Roman ...
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 October 2, 2011 – Pro Life Sunday
 November 16-20, 2011 – NCYC (National Catholic
Youth Conference) – Start sa...
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Social Justice Conference
Save the date for the first annual Bishop Peter Rosazza Social
Justice Conference o...
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  1. 1. In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen Making the Sign of the Cross is part of our Catholic Tradition. This prayer acknowledges the fact that we believe in the Most Holy Trinity. Making the cross reminds us of the crucifixion of our Savior. I met a woman in Poland in 1975 when our family traveled to Bialystok to meet relatives on my Mom’s side of the family. She was the wife of my great uncle who had died many years before. She told all of us that her life was spared because of the Sign of the Cross. Bialystok is only 8 miles from the Russian border. During World War II, Russian soldiers came to the family farm and took most of their possessions. Later the German soldiers came. Not finding any food for their needs they lined up the people in the village to be executed. My great aunt made the sign of the cross as she prepared to die when the German officer in charge said: “They are not Russians, the are Poles.” He could tell by the way she made the Sign of the Cross—left to right instead of right to left. Her life and the life of the others in the village were spared by making the Sign of the Cross. Truly, her prayer was answered. ~Monsignor Michael J. Motta May 2010 ORE Connections Archdiocese of Hartford 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. Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Motta, D.Min. Ext. 13 Director of ORE, Catholic Scouting Chaplain Ms. Patricia Keck, M.A. Ext. 16 Assistant Director, Religious Education, Catechetical Leader Training, Catechesis, Sacramental Preparation, Catechist Formation, Generations of Faith, Resource Library Mr. Carlos Aedo, M.A. Ext. 15 Coordinator for Catechesis for Hispanics Mrs. Shawnee Baldwin, M.A. Ext. 20 Coordinator of Youth and Youth Adults Ministry, Confirmation (Youth), CYO Sports (Basketball) Ms. Shannon Perzan Ext. 18 Coordinator of Catholic Scouting, Video Library, CYO Sports (Cheerleading) Ms. Barbara Jean Daly Horell, MTS. Ext. 11 Coordinator of Catholic Biblical School Mrs. Mary Marsan, M.Div. Ext. 14 Coordinator of R.C.I.A., Adult Confirmation, Adult Formation, Lay Ministry Mrs. Jill Costa Ext. 19 Mrs. Shirley Morris Ext. 12 Specialized Youth Ministry Catholic Boy Scouting Chairperson John Meakin, Jr. (860) 688-7440 Catholic Girl Scouting Chairperson Dina Garafola (860) 742-1465 CYO Basketball Program John Egan (203) 596-9610 ( CYO Cheerleading Program Robin Norko (203) 281-9663 ( From the Director’s desk… ADULT FORMATION/ EVANGELIZATION/ RCIA Lay Ministry Program Applications are being accepted for the Lay Ministry class 2010-2012. Do you know lay people who are active in your church in various ministries, but need some training? Classes will begin in September 2010. The program could enhance your parish life by providing training for the lay volunteer. It is an 18 month formation program that includes classes in theology, spiritual development and pastoral skills as well as a parish internship. For more information check our website, or contact Mary Marsan. The New England Adult Faith Formation Symposium- August 11-12, 2010 New Technologies, New Relationships, Connecting with Young Adults. Mark your calendars and save the date for the Adult Faith Symposium which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Worcester, MA. There will be several well known speakers for this event which will explore using new technology in ministry, especially with young adults. The cost for the symposium is $135.00 and this includes dinner on Wednesday and breakfast and lunch on Thursday. Hotel rooms are $96.00 per night. Registrations forms are included in this newsletter. For more information you may call Mary Marsan at 860-243-9465. Catholic Leadership Program An Executive Program for Catholic Leadership will be held at The Mendoza College of Business of the University of Notre Dame from July 12 to 22, 2010. Workshop topics include: Behavioral Understanding, Creating a Philanthropic Culture, Canon and Civil Law, American
  2. 2. Page 2 Save the Dates! Celebration 2010 : The Catholic Biblical School’s Fifteenth Anniversary Our fifteenth anniversary celebration will last all year long, with special events for CBS students, grads, friends, and others interested in centering their lives on God’s Word made flesh, Jesus the Christ. Call BJ Daly Horell for more details . October 21, 2010 CBS Anniversary Dinner November 20, 2010 Families in the Bible Catholic Organization Governance Trends, The Nonprofit Board of Directors, Budgeting and Finance, Program Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Employment Law, and Fund Development. For more information, contract Marc Hardy at 574-631-1087 or CATHOLIC BIBLICAL SCHOOL CBS Year 2 Students: We need your Basic Eligibility Forms by May 7, 2010! If you wish to participate in the ORE Awards Ceremony, please get them to BJ right away. CBS Students: Registration for next year’s Biblical School is happening now! Thank you to the many students who have already sent in their registration forms. Remember, forms and enrollment fees ($125) are due by June 1, 2010. If you need another copy of the form, call or email Jill Costa at the ORE. Are you or is someone you know ready to explore the Bible? Registrations for the next class of the Archdiocesan Catholic Biblical School are already coming in. For more information about all that the Biblical School has to offer, check out our videos on YouTube, our blog, or contact Barbara Jean (BJ) Daly Horell or (860) 243-9465, ext. 11. Thinking of beginning the Catholic Biblical School? Worried about the cost? The Sr. Jewel Renna, CND Scholarship Fund will begin accepting applications beginning May 1. Applications are available online or through the ORE. Upcoming Events at the Catholic Biblical School Basic Certificates in Biblical Studies will be awarded at the ORE Awards Ceremony on Wednesday evening, May 26th, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark the Evangelist Church in West Hartford. All are welcome. Mount Nebo Retreat Day for 2010 Graduates of the Biblical School, June 5, 2010, 8:30-2:00 (registration required) Catholic Biblical School Graduation 2010 Sunday, June 13, 3:00 pm (registration required) “Bible Blog” Publishing Contest The winners for January, February and March were: Mr. Joe Lapointe Sr. Grace Marie Del Priore Ms. Constance Oligino You don’t have to be a Biblical School student to be our monthly winner and have your biblical reflection published on the CBS Blogsite. Contest details are available online at CATHOLIC SCOUTING Technology & Catholic Scouting and Camp Fire In trying to keep up with today’s young people, busy Catholic Scout and Camp Fire Leaders as well as parents, we have finally found another way to bring Catholic Scouting and Camp Fire to your your computer. Not only are we in the process of updating our Catholic Scouting handbook on our website but we are also blogging and Facebooking! They are great ways to get connected to other scouts and scout leaders as well as keep up to date on the latest and greatest in Catholic Scouting and Camp Fire. Check it out! Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Scouting Website: National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Website: National Catholic Committee on Scouting: Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Scouting & Camp Fire Blog: Facebook: Upcoming Catholic Scouting Events May 16, 2010: 2:00 p.m.: Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Boy Scout Recognition Sunday: Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford. September 9, 2010: 6:00 p.m.: Next Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Scout Committee dinner meeting: Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield. September 12, 2010: Catholic Youth Spectacular, Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield September 18, 2010: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Boy Scout Counselors Training October 8-10, 2010: Catholic Boy Scout Retreat & Chaplain Aide Training at Camp Strang, Goshen. October 22-24, 2010: NCCS Region I Conference, Bridgeport. November 2010: Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Retreat & Counselors Training. Exact date and location to be determined. November 7, 2010: Adult Boy Scout Banquet at the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary in Alumni Lounge! Please post these events in parish bulletins, websites and email. Contact Shannon Perzan for more information.
  3. 3. Page 3 Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Recognition Sunday The Archdiocese of Hartford Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire held their annual Girl Scout Religious Recognition Sunday at the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield on April 25, 2010. Msgr. Michael J. Motta was the celebrant and presented medals to the recipients. 4 Brownies received the Family of God medal, 4 Juniors received the I Live My Faith medal, 6 Cadettes received the Marian medal and 3 Seniors and Ambassadors received The Spirit Alive medal. The adult leader that was recognized by receiving one of the adult awards is: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton medal: Judy Grimard from Sacred Heart, Suffield. Thank you to the recipients and committee members that went above and beyond by helping us as readers, gift bearers, altar servers and Eucharistic Ministers. Thank you to the two talented musicians, Cheryl and Jeff Batter. Thank you also to the color guard from Our Lady of Pompeii, East Haven; St. Michael, New Haven and St. Barnabas, North Haven who did such a great job leading our flag ceremony and our Mass. For our service project of the day, recipients were asked to bring a non- perishable food item that will be donated to the food pantry at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. We are grateful to all who participated in this project. Angels Parish Center in Meriden. Dr. Ernie Collamati will present “Our Children are Leading Us to God!!”. The day begins with Registration at 9:30 am and concludes after lunch. There will also be time for an introduction to Pflaum’s newest catechetical series: Pflaum Gospel Weeklies: What the Church Believes and Teaches. Come join Pflaum, be inspired, listen and share faith and programming topics with colleagues who seek to enrich their catechetical ministry. Please RSVP to Chris Adams, Pflaum Publishing Group at 1-866-532-2608 (toll free) or New Resource from RCL Benziger RCL Benziger’s Family Life series has been revised. The K-8 curriculum presents a moral catechesis for today’s children and families and places human sexuality within the context of Catholic moral life. Features: Integrates Child safety features in ever lesson on every grade level. Highlights virtues education and skills for family life. Supports families with Parent Connection magazines and ongoing Web support Go to to order your FREE review pack. Theology of the Body The National Theology of the Body Institute announces the National Theology of the Body Congress which is scheduled for July 28-30 in the Philadelphia area (Normandy Farm, Blue Bell, PA). It will be the most expansive and comprehensive gathering of Theology of the Body experts ever assembled. The three-day event includes more than 35 seminars, roundtable discussions, expert panels and keynote addresses featuring leading experts discussing a wide array of Theology of the Body-related themes and topics. For more information and registration details, visit: or call 877-263-1263. “Matrimony: Sacrament of Enduring Love” The United States Bishops have launched a new web site – – in support of this year’s Catechetical Sunday theme and a major activity under the Bishops’ priority goal to strengthen marriage. The site offers practical information and resources to engaged and married couples. Originally launched in 2007, it has attracted over 850,000 visitors to date. The redesigned site features a news 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 find Catholic marriage information locally. Earlier this year, the bishops also launched Por Tu Matrimonio ( to encourage Spanish-speaking couples to live their marriage more fully. The Web site offers information, resources, videos and testimonials in Spanish. Check it out for some helpful tips for catechesis on the sacrament of marriage. First Communion Stories This website was launched last year as part of a reader competition to invite people to contribute inspirational stories about a first communion – their own, a relative’s, or friend’s. The site now has a large archive of uplifting stories, perfect for dipping in and out of, depending on how much time you have: CYO CHEERLEADING Save the Date! The Archdiocese of Hartford Cheerleading Competition will be held on March 5, 2011. Mark your calendars now! RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Catechesis for the 21st Century Reminder: We are blogging. Subscribe to the blog in order to get up-to-date information. It’s free and easy. We get information about various workshops and publisher information that is often too late for the newsletter. Go to 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. Interesting Web Site Catholic Faith Education Newsletter and blog – go to The newsletter contains lesson plans, clip art, posters, prayers, Catholic games, Bible search, etc. Check it out! Religious Education Congress Save the date: Saturday, November 6, 2010 at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol. Workshop from Pflaum Parish Faith Formation Leaders are invited to a Pflaum Publishing Group Luncheon on Thursday, June 10 at Holy
  4. 4. Page 4 The site notes that “the catechetical materials on the forthcoming changes in the Roman Missal are not as urgent in Spanish as in 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 USCCB website. Topics include: Questions on the revised translation of the Order of Mass Changes in the Parts of the Priest in the revised Order of Mass Changes in the Parts of the People in the revised Order of Mass Resources on the Eucharistic Prayer. Protecting Children – Ten Points The Catholic bishops’ expert on preventing clergy abuse of minors, Teresa Kettelkamp, offered ten tips for child safely to mark Child Abuse Prevention Month (April). The ten points follow: Sexual molestation is about the victim. No one has the right to have access to children. Common sense is not all that common. Child sexual abuse can be prevented. The residual effects of having been abused can last a lifetime Feeling heard leads toward healing. You cannot always predict who will be an abuser. There are behavioral warning signs of child abusers. People can be taught to identify grooming behavior. Background checks work. Catechetical Leader Retreat Day Parish Directors/Coordinators of Religious Education and parish Youth Ministers – join us for a day of reflection at the shore! Tuesday, May 25th , 2010, 9:30-3:30 at Enders Island in Mystic. Registration and coffee “and” is at 9:30, retreat begins at 10:00, liturgy at 3:00. Ms. Barbara Smith, former Director of the Office of Catechetics and Initiation from the Diocese of Portland, Maine will be our presenter. For more information or to register, go to or contact Pat Keck. Catechetical Sunday Catechetical Sunday will be celebrated on September 19th . The theme for this year is “Matrimony: Sacrament of Enduring Love” to coincide with the release of the Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Marriage. Catechetical Sunday materials on the theme of marriage will be made available, online, by April 2010. The USCCB Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis approved for Catechetical Sunday 2011 the theme of the revised Roman Missal. Awards Ceremony The annual Religious Education awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 26, 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark the Evangelist Church in West Hartford. We will celebrate: catechist certificates, basic Catholic Biblical School certificates (2 years), youth ministry certificates, years of service awards, and youth/ adult awards. Make sure you get your paperwork in soon. All forms are on the website: The Religion Teacher Here again is a wonderful free blog – “The Religion Teacher.” Begun in March of 2009, the author is concentrating on pedagogy and practical issues. Recent examples include: “How Catechesis and Religious Instruction Differ”, “Review Games – All Play and No Work?”, “6 Reasons for Teaching Children the Rosary”, “Scripture-Based Classroom Rules”. The author, Jared Dees, is the Adolescent Catechetical Specialist at Ave Maria Press. To subscribe, go to http:// Catechetical Resources for the Roman Missal The following Catechetical Resources, are just a few of the resources available in English on the USCCB website - YOUTH MINISTRY Youth Speak at Bishop Rosazza Social Justice Conference “Rooted in Faith: Cultivating the Common Good” Saturday, June 12th . 9:00-3:00 (Registration 8:30) at St Paul High School, Bristol. Rev. J. Bryan Hehir is the keynoter. There is a special workshop with youth from various parishes who will talk about their experiences in Justice Walking, Cardboard City, Young Neighbors in Action, Food Fast, and Justice Club for Kids. Cost is $40.00 for the whole conference (Scholarships Available). Contact the Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry (formerly Office of Urban Affairs) at 203-777-7279. Youth Ministry Basics Class April 30th (Evangelizing Youth, Working with Groups) May 1st (Liturgy, Working with Families/Community) May 14th (Facilitating Learning/Catechesis with Youth, Praying with Youth) May 15th (Justice and Service, Planning Youth programs) Fridays 6:00-9:30 Saturdays 8:30-noon. Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary - 467 Bloomfield Ave. Bloomfield. LEARN HOW TO: (1) Empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. (2) Draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community. (3) Foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person Cost is $100.00 per person for all 12 sessions (if you missed the first weekend, jump in anyway and you can make up the other classes later). Group discounts available. For a listing of all the classes go to To register contact Shawnee Baldwin 860-243-9465 x20 sbaldwin@adh- Class size limited - Please RSVP your attendance one week before the class you intend to take. Kujenga Kujenga-Viongozi: Youth leadership retreat targets high school age Black Catholic youth but is open to all students regardless of race. Theme: Seekers: Knock, Ask, Receive to Lead. Dates: July 23-25, 2010. Location: Salve Regina University, Newport, RI Retreat Leader: Fr. Chris Coleman, Diocese of Brooklyn. Cost: $75 per participant by June 4th . Registration: All applications received by the Office of Cultural Diversity in Boston after June 4, 2010, must be
  5. 5. Page 5  October 2, 2011 – Pro Life Sunday  November 16-20, 2011 – NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference) – Start saving your money to send a group of youth and key adult volunteers…will be held in Indianapolis.  March 3-4, 2012 – First ever New England Middle School Conference (former NECYC). We will be looking for an 8 person delegation (5-6 youth, 2-3 adults) to represent Hartford as we plan this event March 30-April 1, 2012 – New England Basketball Tournament - Vermont CRS Newsletter Attached – for our e-mail subscribers - you will find the third edition of the CRS NorthEast Just Youth Newsletter. Topics are the upcoming Earth Day, World Fair Trade Day and an update on Haiti with an exercise which you might use with your youth. Go to http:// NOT accept ANY applications after June 18, 2010. Contact Shawnee Baldwin or see the ORE website for more information. Or call Lorna Desroses at 617-746-5810 if you have any questions. Catholic Youth Spectacular September 12, 2010 Visit for all the forms, updates, and promotional materials. Great resources for groups that send in the $50.00 deposit and Intent to participate form. Faith, Food, Friends, Fascination, Fun: Jesse Manibusan. Processing with the Saints. Mass with the Archbishop. Reconciliation. Stations of the Cross. Walking Rosaries. Giant Picnic (hot dogs/ hamburgers, baked beans, Mac and cheese, chips, dessert, fruit, beverage). Field activities and games. Adoration. Cost is $30.00 pp by August 27th . June 18th is the first Early Bird deadline for $20.00 tickets/ $17.00 if you plan to bring your own food. Save the dates for 2011 (September 18th - APEX Ministries/Joia Farmer and 2012 (September 30th ) Check out Shawnee’s newest promotional video at orehartford Faith and Family Day Make arrangements to bring your youth to a 1:35 baseball game (gates open at 12:05) with the Rock Cats (Minnesota Twins) vs. Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles) followed by a Christian concert on Sunday, August 29th . Group discounts and fundraising opportunities. or 860-224-8383. Planning Ahead…  September 18, 2010 – Laughing with the Saints – Wisdom House - Litchfield, CT  October 2, 2010 – River of Life Rosary – 2:30-4:30  October 3, 2010 – Pro Life Sunday  October 22 & 23, 2010 - “Building the Beloved Community” a 2 day workshop co-sponsored by the Office for Black Catholic Ministries and the Connecticut Center for Non-Violence on utilizing non-violence principles in your comprehensive youth or other ministry programs. It will be held at the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary.  November 6, 2010 – Religious Education Congress – St. Paul High School, Bristol  November 19 & 20, 2010 – Cardboard City – South Windsor  November 20, 2010 - Family and the Bible Workshop  December 9-12, 2010– NCCYM (National Catholic Conference on Youth Ministry) – Renew yourself for ministry. New Orleans- Moriel Convention Center. Big Taste of New Orleans Dec 10th . Who dat?  January 7-9, 2011 – Youth Ministry Basics Weekend Class  March 11-13, 19-20, 2011 – ORE Invitational Basketball Tournament  April 1-3, 2011 – New England Invitational Basketball Tournament – New Hampshire  August 5-7, 2011 – New England Religious Education/ Faith Formation Convocation – Springfield  August 15-21, 2011 – World Youth Day – Madrid, Spain  September 18, 2011 – Catholic Youth Spectacular – Archdiocesan Center- Bloomfield YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY CREDO: Web site Get a newsletter by writing to P.O. Box 1236, Glastonbury, CT 06033. Calendar:  Saturday, May 8th Safari Golf/American Steak House Wallingford, CT  Saturday, May 15 Dinner/Race Car Rally: Capri Restaurant/Rapid Race Way in Plainville  Sunday, June 6th Planning Meeting: after 10:30 Mass at St. Christopher's Parish Center  Saturday, June 12th St. Anthony Feast at the Our Lady of Fatima in Hartford  Saturday, June 12th 6:00PM Boardwalk at Savin Rock  Sunday, June 27th Alex's Lemonade Stand at the New Britain Rock Cats  Saturday, July 17th Savin Rock Beach Party at 5:00  Saturday, July 24th 4:00 Mass Holy Trinity / Gouvieau Vineyard for bring your own picnic  Saturday, August 14th Dinner Night Out at the Glenwood Diner 5:00pm  Saturday, August 28th Lenny and Joe's in Westbrook/Mini golf in Old Saybrook  Sunday, September 5th Port Jefferson at Noon in Bridgeport our hostess is Carol  Saturday, September 18th Gay city State Park in Hebron meet at 11:00AM for hike/  Saturday, September 25th Science Museum in Hartford at noon. St. Patrick, Enfield: Saturdays 7:00-8:30. Contact: John Miller (413) 786-3023 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:
  6. 6. Page 6 OTHER Social Justice Conference Save the date for the first annual Bishop Peter Rosazza Social Justice Conference on June 12 at St. Paul High School in Bristol. Make plans now for your entire Parish Social Ministry team, Parish Council, and other parish leaders to attend. Go to to get updates and registration forms as available. Earthquake in Haiti There are many people in the archdiocese who are willing to offer presentations to your parish about Haiti – its history, its richness, its poverty, and the ways that we, as Catholics can be in solidarity with a suffering people. For information, contact the Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry at or (203) 777-7279. Conference on Effective Liturgy Celebration Publications 2nd Annual Conference on Effective Liturgy, “A Knock at Midnight: Celebrating Christ in Urgent Times”, will be held July 21-23, 2010 at the Hotel InterContinental Chicago O’Hare. The Celebration conference will examine the essential elements of worship and preaching, asking what invites an assembly to hear Good News, to entrust itself to God’s promises and to pray with confidence that its mission will be blessed, especially on behalf of peace and justice. For more information, go to Pro-Life Mass Save the date! The annual pro-life Mass will be celebrated with Archbishop Henry Mansell on Sunday, October 3, 2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. A great event for all – bring your teens, especially! Rock Group Holy Hour: Fridays: 7:15 pm: 1st Friday: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Waterbury; 2nd Friday: Holy Spirit, Newington; 3rd Friday: St. Bartholomew, Manchester. 4th Friday: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Meriden; A website to surprise, challenge & support you in making meaningful faith connections. Catholic Underground: Saturdays 7:30pm - 10:30pm. St. James Church, 896 Main Street, Manchester. See for more information. Catholic Underground CT Find Young Adult groups, Eucharistic Adoration, Latin Mass, Bible Study, Retreats, Speakers, and more in your area at You never know when a new group or event will pop up, so check out the Latest News section and the Event Calendar regularly. New items on the agenda: Frassati Fellowship Retreat in Stamford, and a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. (Both require a prompt response.) If you would like your Young Adult Group or Young Adult oriented event listed on, email and include your event/group title, description, date/time, address, contact email or website, target audience, and host agency. Caritas Christi Center Check out for upcoming workshops and events: Film Fest: Romero, May 12; Mother Clelia Merloni: Footprints and Fingerprints, June 3; Sacred Heart Spirituality, June 8; Film Fest: The Blind Side, June 9. Hearts on Fire: New Beginnings; New Challenges This national conference, sponsored by the Sacred Heart Communities, will be at the Immaculata Retreat House in Willimantic from June 18-20. The speakers are Rev. James Kubicki, SJ, Director of the Apostleship of Prayer on “Wells of Love: Our Covenant Relationship with the Father Through Jesus”; Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, Director, Institute of Pastoral Initiatives at the University of Dayton on “The Transformation of Hearts in Communion: A New Consecration”; Rev. Mark McDonald, MSC, Superior General of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, on “A New Reparation: Our Vision of the Sacred Heart Put into Practice”. For more information, go to Intermediate Lector Workshop An Intermediate Lector Workshop sponsored by the Office for Divine Worship will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at St. James Church in Rocky Hill from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Father David J. Baranowski, Director of the Office for Divine Worship and pastor of St. James, Rocky Hill will be the presenter. The workshop is intended for individuals who read at Mass on a regular basis and individuals who train lectors. The cost of the workshop is $10.00 per person. Advance registration is required. The registration deadline is May 17, 2009. For additional information andor registration information, please contact Lucy Zocco, Office for Divine Worship 860 2010 Calendar Reminder: Go to 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 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. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Visit our website at:
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