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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Catholic Events in Connecticut! Retreats, concerts, living Rosary and more...

Invite all parents, volunteers and friends to the workshop sponsored by the Office for Pastoral Services and the Office of Clergy and Religious entitled “Fighting Porn in Our Culture…and Winning!”  on October 9th at 1 pm at St. Catherine of Siena in Trumbull.  Please RSVP to csetti@diobpt.org

·      The CATECHETICAL CONGRESS will be held on Saturday, November 16 at Sacred Heart University. Click here for flyer.  Click here for online registration

·      Sean Forrest concert for Haiti 180 in Manchester, CT on November 16. Feel free to share this is anyone who would be interested. Your support on this awesome event will be a blessing for the elderly of Haiti. More info to follow.

·      SHARE FALL 2013 SCHEDULE: 4 courses offered; two at SHU-Fairfield, two at SHU-Stamford.  They are: Synoptic Gospels; Women of the Church; Church as a Sacrament, The Second Vatican Council: Renewing Our Appreciation!; and Christology. 

·      The Ministry for Adult Formation of the Diocese of Bridgeport will be offering a pilgrimage on November 8-10 in conjunction with Magnificat Day.  We will visit four Shrines in the Philadelphia area and attend Magnificat Day.  The speakers at Magnificat Day will be Father Robert Barron and Father Peter John Cameron, OP.  See the attached flyer to share with parishioners, family, and friends. Contact Gina Donnarummo at gdonnarummo@diobpt.org / 203-416-1446 for more information and the registration form.

·      AN AFTERNOON OF PRAYERFUL REMEMBRANCE AND INTERCESSION:  Saturday, October 12, 2013:  1-4pm, Our Lady Star of the Sea, 1200 Shippan Ave., Stamford, CT.  The hidden wounds of abortion affect each of us.  Whether it be one’s neighbor, co-worker, friend, relative, maybe oneself…as a community we have all been touched.  Join us as we observe an afternoon of remembrance and intercession to heal.  We will gather to pray and intercede on behalf of those who have been touched by abortion, seeking forgiveness and healing in God’s merciful love.  The day will include Mass, Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Sponsored by the Diocese of Bridgeport - Respect Life Ministry.  For further information call Maureen Ciardiello, Director of Respect Life Ministry at 203-416-1445 or email respectlife@diobpt.org

·      Encountering the Word Made Flesh, A Retreat for Lay Ministers.  Join Father Peter Lynch at Saint Ann Church, 481 Brewster Street, Bridgeport for a one-day retreat designed to enrich your ministry and deepen your relationship with Jesus, the Word Made Flesh.  Retreats are offered from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on 9/14/13, 11/16/13, 3/8/14, 5/10/14 for $45 and include lunch, the opportunity for Confession and Mass.  Visit www.StAnnBlackRock.com for more information or call the Parish Office at (203) 368-1607.

·      "Take a Walk in Their Shoes" and join the Morning Glory Walkathon to benefit the Morning Glory Breakfast Program in its fight against hunger in the Danbury area Saturday, October 5th. See the attached flyer for all the details or contact Marlene at: 203-746-1142 or marlenedrygas@charter.net.



·      Living Rosary for October 19th at St. Margaret Shrine in Bridgeport. See the website for more information: http://prolifelivingrosary.wordpress.com/

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Discernment Retreat

Clearly one of the dynamic groups of women religious in Connecticut are the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. They're having a vocation discernment retreat in early October. Pass the info onto some women. 

The Apostles are women of prayer and community. They seek the face of Christ revealed in the spirituality of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. They're involved in corporal and spiritual works of mercy in the USA and internationally. In CT, the Sisters work in parishes, offices in (Arch) dioceses of Hartford and Bridgeport, the immigrants in New Haven, working with seniors, and running elementary and secondary schools. Invite....

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
Discernment Retreat with the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Oct 4 - 6 ; Mount Sacred Heart, Hamden.

Single Catholic Women ages 18 to 30: Is God calling you to be an Apostle? Join us for a weekend of prayer and openness to God's plan for your life. This retreat includes presentations on discernment and the Apostle charism, Mass, Eucharistic adoration, Rosary, praying the Liturgy of the Hours with the community, silent reflection, and an opportunity to get to know the Apostles as women of love, service, and reparation.

Contact Sister Colleen Therese Smith for more info: vocations@ascjus.org 203-988-4742

I have also attached a flyer.

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Walk securely and generously along the road indicated for you, keeping yourself strongly attached to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
~Clelia Merloni, Foundress
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Dear Friends of the Connecticut Catholic Men's Conference,

Pope Francis has challenged us to rethink our relationship with the Lord. As he said recently at World Youth Day:

"God always surprises us, like the new wine in the Gospel we have just heard. God always saves the best for us. But he asks us to let ourselves be surprised by his love, to accept his surprises. Let us trust God! Cut off from him, the wine of joy, the wine of hope, runs out. If we draw near to him, if we stay with him, what seems to be cold water, difficulty, sin; is changed into the new wine of friendship with him." (Homily of  Pope Francis July  24, 2013)

Are you ready to be surprised by God? Are you ready to be challenged and inspired, to be moved and excited, to be given a charge to change the world and the tools to fulfill that charge?

If so, join us at this year's Connecticut Catholic Men's Conference on October 26, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Goodwin College, 1 Riverside Drive, East Hartford, CT 06118.

Go to 
https://www.ctcatholicmen.org/ticket.aspx and purchase your tickets.

Attached is a flyer.

Be another St. Francis! Rebuild our Church!
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Holy Family Retreat Center, Women’s Weekend Retreat
Friday-Sunday, Oct 4-6, Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford; Women’s Weekend Retreat, Nothing Less than Everything. Experience a dynamic weekend retreat which explores the meaning and the potential of love to transform our lives. Love is our source and our destination. Christ gave us nothing less than complete love on the cross, and we, in turn, are called to love one another. The retreat includes dynamic teaching, home-cooked meals, inspirational liturgies, original music, free time to rest and walk the labyrinth, workshops, and healing arts therapies (additional cost). Begins with dinner from6-8 p.m. on Friday evening and concludes with Sunday brunch at noon. $295, more if you can; less if you can’t. 860-760-9705www.holyfamilyretreat.org

Holy Family Retreat Center, Youth Sunday Retreat
Sunday, Oct 62-6 p.m. Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford; Youth SundayRetreat. Confirmation classes and other high school youth are invited to experience the tranquility of this holy place through a variety of experiences.  The theme for the Sundayevening retreats incorporates Holy Family's retreat theme for the season.  Included are a catechetical component, prayer experience, cooperation activity, a beautiful Reconciliation service with the help of Holy Family's very talented musicians, and a delicious dinner provided by executive chef Joe Ethier.  $40. 860-760-9712www.holyfamilyretreat.org

Holy Family Retreat Center, What's in Your Bag? Tools for the Trade:  An Evening Workshop for Parish Catechists
Tuesday, Oct 86-9 p.m. Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford; What's in Your Bag? Tools for the Trade:  An Evening Workshop for Parish Catechists, with Liza Peters and Janine Cote.  Please join us for an evening of energetic conversation and learning as we share some tools for the trade in religious education.  If you are a sacramental preparation catechist or CCD/Religious Education program catechist, this program is for you.  We will share our best practices with each other and also share some of the tribulations we have experienced over the years.  We will additionally provide you with some resources to reinvigorate your lessons.  Program includes dinner, presentation, and discussion.  $40.860-760-9712www.holyfamilyretreat.org

Holy Family Retreat Center, The Journey from a Sacrificial to a Sacramental Relationship with God
Wednesday, Oct 1610 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford; Day or Evening of Reflection:  With What Shall I Come Before the Lord? The Journey from a Sacrificial to a Sacramental Relationship with God, with Bill Walsh. We will talk about the meaning of the Temple system, and how Jesus was moving humanity away from a sacrificial way of life towards a sacramental relationship with God. We will look at ways in which we still struggle with the sacrificial way of life today, and what it means to be in a sacramental relationship with God.  $40, includes lunch or dinner. 860-760-9705www.holyfamilyretreat.org

Holy Family Retreat Center, Youth Sunday Retreat
Sunday, Oct 202-6 p.m. Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford; Youth SundayRetreat. Confirmation classes and other high school youth are invited to experience the tranquility of this holy place through a variety of experiences.  The theme for the Sundayevening retreats incorporates Holy Family's retreat theme for the season.  Included are a catechetical component, prayer experience, cooperation activity, a beautiful Reconciliation service with the help of Holy Family's very talented musicians, and a delicious dinner provided by executive chef Joe Ethier.  $40. 860-760-9712www.holyfamilyretreat.org

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UPDATE!
Additional events outside Connecticut...

Blessed Karl of Austria Events in the Northeast -- October 2013
All Masses are Traditional Latin Masses unless otherwise indicated.
 
Thursday, 17 October, 5:30 PM
Pontifical Mass & Conference, Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church,
Newton, MA
Friday, 18 October, 6:30 PM
Pontifical Mass, Holy Name of Jesus Church,
Providence, RI
Saturday, 19 October, 11:00 AM
Pontifical Mass, Holy Name of Jesus Church,
Providence, RI
Sunday, 20 October, 2:00 PM
Aliquippa, PA
Monday, 21 October, 7:30 PM (Feast Day of Blessed Karl of Austria)
Pontifical Mass & Reception, St. Mary Mother of God Church,
Washington, DC
Tuesday, 22 October, 6:00 PM
Mass, Reception & Conference, John Paul II Shrine,
Washington, DC
Wednesday, 23 October, 7:00 PM
Pontifical Mass & Conference, Mater Ecclesiae Church,
Berlin, NJ
Friday, 25 October, 8:00 AM
Elysburg, PA
Saturday, 26 October, 5:30 PM
Novus Ordo (in Portuguese), Our Lady of Fatima Church,
Elizabeth, NJ
Sunday, 27 October, 11:00 AM
Pontifical Mass & Conference, St. Anthony of Padua Oratory,
West Orange, NJ
Monday, 28 October, 6:00 PM
Pontifical Mass & Conference, Church of the Holy Innocents,
Manhattan, NY
 
Celebrant of Pontifical Masses:
His Excellency, Don Teodoro de Faria
Bishop Emeritus of Funchal, Madeira Islands, Portugal
 
Conference Speaker:
Ricardo Dumont dos Santos
Portugal Delegate of the Emperor Karl League of Prayers
 
These Masses and conferences were arranged and coordinated by the following Traditional Knights of Columbus councils:
Regina Coeli Council 423, Manhattan, NY
Potomac Council 433, Washington, DC
Woodlawn Council 2161, Aliquippa, PA
Agnus Dei Council 12361, Manhattan, NY
Mater Ecclesiae Council 12833, Berlin, NJ
 
Grateful acknowledgement to Syversen Touring for arranging air travel.
 
Additional support provided by:
The Paulus Institute for the Propagation of Sacred Liturgy
 
For additional information on Bl. Karl, please visit
 
 
 
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Background info on speakers:

 
His Excellency, Don Teodoro de Faria
Bishop Emeritus of Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal, author of a new book about Blessed Karl.  As Bishop of the diocese in which Blessed Karl died in 1922, Bishop de Faria has long been active in his cause for sainthood, and it was he who formally presented to the Holy Father the petition to beatify Emperor Karl at the beatification ceremony in Saint Peter’s Square on 3 October 2004. A native of Madeira, Bishop de Faria was ordained in 1956 at the age of 26, consecrated bishop of Funchal in 1982, and since his retirement in 2007, has been working on his book about Blessed Karl, which he will discuss during his remarks.
 
Ricardo Dumont dos Santos
Portugal Delegate of the Emperor Karl League of Prayers.   Mr. Dumont dos Santos is the honorary consul of the Federal Republic of Germany on the Portuguese island of Madeira.   His family's connection to Blessed Karl encompasses three generations. His father, Dr. Alfredo Dumont Machado dos Santos, was leader of the Emperor Karl Prayer League in Portugal until his death in 1989.  His paternal grandfather was one of the doctors called for consultation during the final illness of Emperor Karl, and it was he who signed his death certificate.

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In Christ,

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner




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