Archdiocese of Hartford
Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis
June 1, 2018
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This month’s blogs address a variety of topics that will appeal to many of our readers:

  • Let's Chat: What does a Catholic school really offer my child?” Discover the transformative benefits of a Catholic school education, producing faith-filled graduates nourished by an exemplary curriculum in a safe, secure environment.
  • Do you fear the Lord? This fascinating question is discussed by Sandy Everett, Catholic Biblical School, Class of 2019, who reminds us that a healthy filial fear of the Lord is actually a real blessing and a true gift from God to those He loves. If you missed part one of this topic, check it out on our blog listing.
  • Families that include those with special needs can find guidance on how to ensure that each member of that family can grow in their faith in a meaningful and authentic way, while being accepted, welcomed and included in the life of the Church.
  • Don't forget to check out what is going on Around the Archdiocese!

June

  • June 1: Sacred Heart High School Graduation, The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Waterbury, 6:00 p.m.
  • June 5: St. Paul High School Graduation, Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford, 6:00 p.m.
  • June 6: Northwest Catholic High School Graduation, Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford, 6:00 p.m.
  • June 7: East Catholic High School Graduation, Cathedral of St. Joseph Cathedral, Hartford, 6 p.m.
  • June 7: Catholic Biblical School: How to Read the Bible, a free of charge basic Bible program led by the Biblical School Director, at St. Jerome campus of St. Katherine Drexel Parish, New Britain, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., registration required
  • June 19: Archdiocesan Awards Ceremony, Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford, 7:00 p.m.
  • June 25: Rooting Youth in Service, St. Bartholomew Church, Manchester, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., register here
  • June 30: Youth in Hart: Rooting Youth in Service, St. Ann Shrine, Waterbury, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., register here
  • June 30: Youth Encounter: Early-bird registration deadline, $25 per person, click here to register

August

  • August 7: New Elementary Administrators Meeting, OEEC, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • August 8: Smart Board Training Exploring the Pedagogy behind the SMART Learning Suite Online!, registration required, see ad below
  • August 14: New Teacher Orientation, Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary, East Hall, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., registration required, (email Linda.Serafin@aohct.org to register). Questions? Contact Valerie Mara
  • August 20: Rooting Youth in Service, St. Thomas the Apostle, West Hartford, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., register here
  • August 23: Elementary and Secondary Administrators Meeting, attendance required, Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, East Hall, 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • August 25: RCIA Workshop: Introduction to RCIA, St. Dominic, Southington, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., registration required
  • August 30: Youth Encounter: Early-bird registration deadline, $30 per person, click here to register

Please note:

The 2018-2019 Academic School Calendar (Rev. 05 30 18) is posted on the Portal of the OEEC website under the General Forms Module or can be found here.

Please note recent changes:

  • October 10 – PSAT Testing Date (S) (Not October 17)
  • One new event added: September 12, 2018 – Creative Conversation
  • Two new dates added: March 15, 2019 and March 18, 2019

Concluding the School Year - Faith Resources for Schools


Logo fun!

June 2018 marks the second anniversary of the creation of the Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis; to celebrate, we would like to highlight some of the great initiatives and programming for which our office is responsible.

In the spirit of summer fun, we thought we would make it a guessing game! Each month, our newsletter will feature one logo. Can you guess the OEEC program/initiative with which the logo is affiliated? Enter your answer here.

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Register today: Catholic Youth Encounter!

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We invite all high school-aged youth from parishes, schools, scouts, sports and other groups to gather as the young Church for this signature faith building and evangelizing event:

the Catholic Youth Encounter on Sunday, September 30, 2018 to be held at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol.

Keynote speaker: Roy Petitfils
Music: REVIVE Ministry
Exhibitors and Sacrament of Confession available throughout the day
Closing Mass with Archbishop Blair

Registration fees of $25 pp due by June 30.
Final deadline for $30 pp fee is August 30.
No registrations will be accepted after September 1st.

Parish Ministers and Leaders: Complete your Intent to Participate form and register today! Paperwork available on the Youth Encounter webpage.


Smart Board Training Exploring the Pedagogy behind the SMART Learning Suite Online!

The purpose of this workshop is to help teachers explore the pedagogy behind SMART Learning Suite Online and how to create interactive lessons and assignments available to students anytime, anywhere. During this workshop, they will learn how to create lessons within SMART Learning Suite Online and upload any previously created lessons using SMART Notebook and participants will understand how to spark active learning, challenge students and also allow students to work at their own pace using SMART Learning Suite Online.

August 8, 2018
Session 1: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Session 2: 11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Connecticut Business Systems: 100 Great Meadow Road - 3rd Floor, Wethersfield
Email Laura to attend: Laura.McCaffrey@aohct.org

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