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TONIGHT, February 23, the lenten Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts will be offered at 7:00 p.m. in English and Ukrainian. This is a great way to “get into” spirituality of Great Lent according to the Byzantine Catholic Church.
St Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church
569 George Street
More on Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts: http://stmichaelukrainian.org
Also, according to the Byzantine Catholic Church (Melkite):
The service of Great Compline and Alkathist at 6pm on Friday.
St Ann Melkite Catholic Church
41 Cross Road
Tuesday, March 13th is the next Healing & Prayer Service at St. Frances Cabrini Church (St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish) located at 57 Pond Hill Road in North Haven, CT.
This event will begin at 5:30 pm on Tuesday evening with the Divine Mercy Chaplet. The service will include: Prayer, reflection and blessing by Br. Paul Miller, OFS, the rosary, confession, and a small reception following the service in the lower lever. All are welcome to attend. There is NO need to register. Please help us spread the word to others. Attached is a flyer for distribution. Please ask permission to post flyers in your parish. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara at 203-605-9845.
As of March 3rd, the Grotto Gift Shop at the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield will be open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30am to 4:30pm & Sunday, 11:30am – 4:30pm. Lenten & Easter items are in stock, as well as gifts for St. Patrick's Day and a varied selection of Confirmation & First Communion gifts, veils & ties. For further information, call 860-567-0891.
Sandy Hook Mother Scarlett Lewis To Discuss The Power of Choosing Love Feb. 28 at Holy Family
Scarlett Lewis, who lost her son Jesse in the Sandy Hook school shooting tragedy, will lead a women’s retreat titled “The Power of Choosing Love” on Wednesday, Feb 28, from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Holy Family Retreat Center. Lewis founded the “Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement” after her son was murdered in December 2012. Shortly after his death, she decided to be part of the solution to the issues prevalent in society that she believes contributed to the tragedy. She created the movement and became an advocate for social and emotional learning that teaches children and adults how to manage their emotions, feel connected, and have healthy relationships. The evening will explore how to handle adversity, have courageous conversations, and respond with love in the most difficult situations. Lewis is author of Nurturing Healing Love: A Mother's Journey of Hope and Forgiveness, and the evening will begin with a book signing at 5:30 p.m. The cost of the program is $40 and includes dinner. Holy Family Retreat Center is located at 303 Tunxis Road in West Hartford. For more information, call 860-760-9705 or visit www.holyfamilyretreat.org.
Triduum Retreat, The Path of Transformation, at Holy Family Retreat Center, 303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford
Thursday through Saturday, March 29-31, 2018
All are invited to enter deeply into the most sacred days of the Christian year at Holy Family Retreat Center’s annual Triduum retreat, Thursday, March 29, through Saturday, March 31. Open to men and women, the retreat will center on the liturgical celebration of the Paschal Mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection and will include presentations by members of the retreat team, time for private prayer and reflection, and the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It begins with a buffet dinner on Holy Thursday night from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and ends on Holy Saturday around noon. Retreatants are welcome to remain at Holy Family for the Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday at 8 p.m. Silence is optional. Offering: $320 for Thursday dinner through Saturdaybrunch; $350 to stay through Saturday dinner and the Easter Vigil. 860-760-9705. www.holyfamilyretreat.org.
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