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Monday, November 16, 2015

Catholic events

Project Rachel – Entering Canaan Day of Prayer & Healing - Saturday, November 21st - Come begin your healing journey and experience God’s hope and mercy.  For women suffering from a past abortion experience, an Entering Canaan Day of Prayer and Healing will take place on Sat., Nov. 21st.  For further information or to register call our confidential phone line at 203-416-1619 or email us at


Holy Family Retreat Center, Advent Day or Evening Retreat: The Spirituality of Waiting, with Bill Walsh
Tuesday, Dec 8, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. or 6-9 p.m. Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford. The irony of the Advent season is that right when our faith tradition calls us to slow down and wait patiently in preparation for the celebration of Christmas, our culture sounds the bell to rev up and make our already overly busy and stressful lives even more hectic. Come join us for a conversation on the spirituality of waiting. What are we waiting for and how do we wait for it? Presented by Bill Walsh, associate retreat director at Holy Family, the workshop costs $40 to attend and includes a meal.


The Annual Christmas Festival Weekend at the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield, located on 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, CT will include:
Saturday, December 5th:  Gingerbread Nativity Making will take place  from 10 am to 12 noon in Pilgrim Hall. Reservations for this family activity must be made  and pre-paid by December 2nd. To reserve a table, call 860-567-1041 or email: Each Nativity is $30.

Candlelight Carol Sing will begin at 7:00 Saturday evening in Pilgrim Hall and process to the Grotto. Cookies & hot chocolate will be served in the hall after this beautiful holy event.

Sunday, December 6th:  The Living NativityA re-enactment of the Nativity with live animals, little angels, shepherds, choristers and a real Baby Jesus will take place at 3:00 pm in the Grotto. Cookies & hot chocolate will again be served in Pilgrim Hall.  A suggested $5.00 donation will be greatly appreciated.

The Grotto Gift Shop will be open for all these events.


The Sisters of Life (Sr. Mary Gabriel, S.V. is the Event Chair), along with Sisters from other religious communities, are planning and coordinating a first of its kind event -- GIVEN -- The Catholic Young Women's Leadership Forum ~ Cultivating authentic femininity for the life of the Church.  

It is being sponsored by the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR), in collaboration with the Hilton Foundation and this event will help unleash the gifts of young women within the Catholic Church and the world! GIVEN will bring 300 rising leaders, selected by application, together with Religious and lay leaders from various disciplines for a full scholarship, week-long immersion in faith formation, leadership skills training and networking.  

Apply now at  Women who are accepted to attend GIVEN will receive a scholarship covering the cost of the Forum, including food, lodging and travel.  The deadline for applications is Feb 2, 2016. 
Date:  June 7-12, 2016 at Catholic University of America. 
Confirmed Speakers:


St Gianna Center Spring Celebration: "Babies in Bloom"
Sunday, April 17, 2016, 1:00 pm @ Amarante"s in New Haven
Info: Harriet: 203-464-4316 OR Mike 203-481-5027
Ticket is $45.

The St Gianna Center is New Haven's Pro-life center.


Legion of Mary meets every Monday at 7-8 pm at the rectory at St Therese Church at 555 Middletown Avenue, North Haven, CT. Anyone is welcome to come and pray the rosary with us. For more information about the Legion of Mary call Carol Liquori, 203 239-1424.

Contributor: Paul A. Zalonski
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