News and Events
Last Call! Upcoming Teacher Workshop
May 17, 2017 - Engineering is Elementary: The Boston Museum of Science will be providing this workshop for teachers in grades K-6. Capacity is limited to 50 teachers. Each teacher will leave with sets of project materials for their class. There is no cost for this workshop. To register e-mail Valerie Mara at Valerie.Mara@aohct.org.
Asbestos Awareness Training for School Custodians
Asbestos Awareness Training will be held at the Archdiocesan Center on Wednesday May 17, 2017 in East Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
All custodians and maintenance workers are required to receive awareness training in asbestos management within 60 days of hire, as well as annual training once a year thereafter. Administrators are asked to communicate the next training date to staff. This is a two-hour training session. Please e-mail Kelsey Meczywor at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of those attending the training sessions. The deadline to enroll in this training is Friday May 12, 2017.
First Annual Faith Formation Share-Fair
For catechetical leaders, catechists, Catholic school educators and Youth Ministers, the summer months are opportunities for rest, relaxation and renewal of our spirits. However, for those involved in religious formation, the summer is also a time for planning ahead and envisioning a new year. This summer, the Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis will be holding four “Share Fairs” in different locations throughout the Archdiocese in July and August. These Share Fairs will give those in faith formation ministry the opportunity to share their best ideas and walk away with some new techniques for teaching our Catholic faith to the children in our parishes and schools. Click here to download the flyer or to register, click here.
Attention Elementary School Principals
The 40th Anniversary HOPES Dinner is Monday October 16, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. Please mark your calendars! Please contact Laura McCaffrey with any questions.
Catholic Scouting Training:
Catholic Religious Emblems Training for Cub, Boy, Venture and Sea Scout Leaders. Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei, Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius and Adult Awards.
September 9, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield. $10.00 includes materials and refreshments. Please make checks out to OEEC.
To register go to https://goo.gl/forms/FbCylT4t7BNkrAbz1. For more information contact Jennifer at 860-242-5573 or Jennifer.McClintock@aohct.org
Boy Scout Chaplain Aide Training for All Faiths. For more information on the Chaplain Aide duties, go to www.scouting.org site. Unit Leaders are encouraged to have at least one scout from every unit trained. September 9, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield. $10.00 includes materials and refreshments. Please make checks out to OEEC. To register go to https://goo.gl/forms/pGSsGmK5XqmDg1wp2. For more information contact Jennifer at 860-242-5573 or Jennifer.McClintock@aohct.org
Save the date – NOVEMBER 4, 2017 - for our inaugural Archdiocesan Women’s Conference!
The day will feature keynote speakers Hallie Lord (Sirius XM’s The Catholic Channel radio personality) and Dr. Gloria Rodriguez (founder of AVANCE), breakout sessions with a variety of speakers, closing Mass with Archbishop Leonard P. Blair, and much more. Join us for a day of inspiration, empowerment, and sisterhood! More information to come – save the date now, and visit this page on our website for updates.