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Friday, May 2, 2014

Upcoming Catholic Events

Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC  will give a talk, "Saint John Paul II and the Divine Mercy Message" on Monday, May 5, from 7-9 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, 26 Chestnut Land Road in New Milford, CT.

Come hear this amazing talk on the intimate connection between the Papacy of "Saint" John Paul II and the Divine Mercy message and devotion. You will learn more about St. Faustina, the Chaplet and Image of Divine Mercy, The Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday and the amazing Pope that made it all happen.


You won't want to miss this dynamic Marian Priest share this message.

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Saturday, May 10, will be the Opus Dei Morning of Recollection.

 Location: St Anthony Church, 70 Washington Street, New Haven, CT

 Schedule

    7:30   Priest Available for confession
    7:45   Meditation by the priest
    8:25   Examination of Conscience
    8:40   Talk by a layman
    9:00   Holy Mass

The priest is also available for confession from 8:15 until 9:00 am.


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On May 17, at 11am at the Cathedral of St Joseph (Hartford) seven deacons will be ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Hartford.

On May 17, at 10am at the Cathedral of St Augustine (Bridgeport) three deacons will be ordained priests for the Diocese of Bridgeport.

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Following are events which will occur during the month of May at the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield, 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, CT 06759:

May 11th:  Mother’s Day – There will be a special blessing at the conclusion of the 11:30 Mass for all the women who are present.  Donation of plants & flowers to help beautify the Grotto will be greatly appreciated.
    
May 18th:  Annual Blessing of Motorcycles will begin @ 1:30 pm.  There is
                  no 3:00 pm service today.

May 25thAnnual May Crowning of the Blessed Mother’s statue in the Grotto will be held at the conclusion of the 11:30 Mass.  Following this celebration, there will be the monthly prayer of the Sacrament of the Sick.

For further information call 860-567-1041, email: lourdesshrinect@gmail.com or visit our web site:www.shrinect.org.

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Novena to St. Rita: May 14 to 22

St. Rita Church in Hamden (1620 Whitney Avenue) will honor its patroness with a novena commencing May 14 and concluding on her feast day on May 22. Mass will be offered at 7:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. on weekdays and at 7:30 a.m. on Sat. May 17. The rosary and novena prayers will be prayed beginning 30 minutes before the start of each Mass. A relic of St. Rita will be available for veneration immediately after each Mass. St. Rita is invoked for many causes; among them are saint of the impossible and advocate of reconciliation; example of a wife and mother; and healer of relationships. All are welcome. 

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Saturday, May 3, 2:30- 8:30 p.m.
The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia from Nashville, Tennessee invite you to a Day of Recollection. The day is open to single, Catholic women ages 17-30 and includes a Spiritual Conference with Fr. Austin Litke O.P., 
Adoration, Vespers, Rosary, and dinner and discussion with the sisters.


For more information or to RSVP, please contact Sr. John Thomas, O.P. at 615-256-5486 x1006 or vocassist@op-tn.org
NYU Catholic Center, 238 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012


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Bach, Stravinsky & Janacek: Katie Lansdale, violin with Wei-Yi Yang, piano
Sunday, May 4, 2014, 3pm
At Promisek, Skyline Ridge Road, Bridgewater (www.promisek.org)
Ticket: $25.00 (students $10); champagne reception follows

To reserve ticket: 860-355-2066; events@promisek.org

The concert takes place in St Cecilia’s music room adjoining the Beatrix Ferrand garden


Three powerful pieces —the Bach Cantabile is reflective and intricate; the Janacek Sonata combines the sweet Czech-nationalist nostalgia with the powerful emotions reacting to war; the Stravinsky Divertimento, a rewriting of his ballet the Fairy’s Kiss, lifts Tchaikovsky’s tunes to a height of wit and gesture, almost to cabaret —even without dancers in the room.


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2014 Fortnight for Freedom
 Catholic dioceses and parishes across the United States are once again encouraged to raise awareness for domestic and international religious freedom concerns during the third annual Fortnight for Freedom, June 21-July 4. The two-week celebration will focus on the theme, “Freedom to Serve,” emphasizing the link between religious liberty and service to the poor and vulnerable.
“During the Fortnight, our liturgical calendar celebrates great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power—St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, John the Baptist, Peter and Paul and the first martyrs of the Church of Rome,” said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). “This is a time when Catholics can unite themselves in prayer to the men and women throughout history who spread the Gospel and lived out Jesus’ call to serve the ‘least of these’ in even the direst of circumstances.”
Two nationally televised Masses will bookend the Fortnight. Archbishop Lori will celebrate Mass at the Baltimore Basilica on June 21, at 5:30 p.m. EDT. Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington will celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington on July 4, at noon EDT. USCCB President Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, will be the homilist at the July 4 Mass.
USCCB has prepared materials to help dioceses and parishes participate in the Fortnight, including templates and guides for special prayer services, a list of frequently asked questions about religious liberty, one-page fact sheets on current threats to religious freedom in the U.S. and around the world, and a study guide on Dignitatis Humanae, the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom.
These materials and more information on the Fortnight and related issues can be found online at 
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