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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Connecticut Catholic Events

There's Advent Retreat morning for women December 7, 9am-Noon, St Mary's Church, 5 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven. The retreat morning will include time for personal prayer and reflection, time for sharing. The retreat conclude with Mass at Noon. Betsy Redgate, the DRE at St James Church, Stratford will lead.

Cost: $20.00 (a light breakfast, and coffee/tea break)
Info & registeration: Elizabeth Feeney:

Apologetics Book Club meeting Wednesday, December 11, at the Athenian Diner, 864 Washington St,  Middletown,  at 6:30 - 8:30 PM.

The group will be discussing the concept of Hell, and common objections to Christianity related thereto.  We will research responses  to those objections and discuss them.  What is Hell?  A recent book by Rob Bell and an ancient heretic (Origen) argued that love will ultimately prevail, and therefore all people will ultimately be won over to God (Origen additionally  posited that Satan and his angels would also be ultimately converted) -- why is that wrong?  Critics argue that an all-loving God could not send a "good" person to eternal punishment.  How does Christianity respond?  How does a perfectly just God comport with a God who is love and who is supremely merciful?  Please research these issues and be prepared to answer these questions.

We will also be reviewing Chapters 3-4 of the book Unsilenced.  This is a book focused on evangelism. An interview with the author can be heard here: 

There is a Pro Life Holy Hour on December 12, 7pm, St Mary's Church, 5 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven. The Holy Hour is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

December has arrived and that means we are gearing up for the 41st Annual March for Life in Washington, DC.  As you know, this year the March for Life takes place on WednesdayJanuary 22nd.

If you had not seen Pope Francis’ homily from October 13th I refer you to it here in particular to his wonderful reminder to all of us and our families to be people of thanks giving!

Bishop Rosazza Social Justice Conference
June 14, 2014
Featuring Brother Michael O’Neil McGrath, OSFS

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