Archdiocese of Hartford
Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis
December 10, 2020
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Faith Formation Weekly Update

Attention Confirmation Coordinators:

Kevin Dowd just released a new book called Your Confirmation Bible Companion: What Scripture as ‘God’s Love Song’ Means for You. This book is geared towards Confirmation students and teens and is a user-friendly guide to understanding how Catholics read and interpret the Bible. The book includes questions for reflection and space for journaling. 

For Catechetical Leaders

Here is a great video from Joe Paprocki’s Catechist Journey for helping families to understand the meaning of Advent. This video is short and relatable and would make a great addition to a December Playlist or inserted into a faith formation family newsletter.

Advent and Christmas Resources for Catechetical Leaders and Catholic School Educators

Looking for resources to help children and families celebrate upcoming holidays and feast days? Bookmark this page to find links for videos, articles, and family activities that focus on upcoming seasonal days of celebration. Return often, as these resources will change throughout the year.
The Diocese of Des Moines has offered to share this beautiful resource Four Week Journey into Advent for Families. Feel free to use as is, or pull out activities that you think your families will enjoy to help them celebrate Advent in a meaningful way.
Children’s Christmas Books:

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

  • December 15, 2020: Advent Evening of Reflection, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • January 6, 2021: Virtual Women’s Conference

(More information can be found on the Upcoming Events Page

Catholic Biblical School Weekly Update

Google Classroom and Tech Help

CBS students and teachers who would like assistance using online instructional tools are invited to attend open technical help sessions with Jennifer McClintock on Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. If you need to schedule another time, please email for additional sessions or individual times, as needed. 

Save the Dates:

Ongoing Virtual Biblical Formation
  • February 6 and 13, 2021--Disability in (and in Front of) the Bible
  • March 6, 2021--The Scriptural Roots of the Creed
Upcoming CBS Breaks
  • Christmas Break: December 20, 2020 - January 3, 2021
  • Early Winter Break: January 16 - 22, 2021

Catholic Biblical School (CBS) and Covid-19

If you are concerned with attending class in person at any time, please let your teacher know about your concerns. We will make adjustments if necessary.

Winter Weather Considerations

Class cancellations and other changes of venue are posted at least two hours before class time on the STSRegistrar Notifications Page. To log in, follow the directions on the website page, Current Students. If you are unable to access a computer reliably, please make arrangements with a fellow student to receive important announcements.

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