On Behalf of Kelly Henderschedt, Archdiocesan Director of Catechesis:
Dear Catechetical Leaders,
There have been so many great webinars that have come out since the COVID crisis. This one by Doug Tooke, on Parish Family Ministry is by far the most powerful and informative of anything I have seen and it will CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR MINISTRY! Whether you minister to children, youth or families, this webinar addresses some of the most fundamental aspects of our work in faith formation. Please find a quiet hour when you can watch this entire presentation and reflect upon its message. Listen for the unique way Doug connects catechesis with evangelization and how the language of the Good News and prayer can powerfully affect today’s families.
for a recording of the webinar and to access PowerPoint. You’ll need this password to access webinar: 3g+u9v2C
Two virtual discussion groups will be held so that this presentation may be explored together to strategize ways to live out this important message in our ministries:
- July 7, 10:00 a.m.: Click on this link to join the discussion. You can also dial in by phone: 1 (312) 757-312; please use access code: 591-021-037
- July 7, 7:00 p.m.: Click on this link to join this meeting. You can also dial in by phone: 1 (646) 749-3122; please use access code: 762-679-365
On Behalf of Kelly Henderschedt, Archdiocesan Director of Catechesis and Lisa Orchen, Archdiocesan Director of Catechetical Initiatives:
The OEEC will be hosting a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level III Formation Course beginning this July. The course will begin using a virtual format and will transition to in-person when it is safe to do so. If you or anyone you know is interested, there are a few spots remaining. Click here for registration information, or contact Kelly.Henderschedt@aohct.org or Lisa.Orchen@aohct.org with any questions.
On Behalf of BJ Daly Horell, Archdiocesan Director of Catholic Biblical School:
Congratulations to Students Earning the Basic Certificate in Biblical Studies
Kurt Marvin Ahlstrand, Saint Thomas the Apostle, West Hartford
Amelia A. Alves, Saint Michael, Beacon Falls
Timothy D. Anderson, Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, East Haven
Filomena Ayala, Saint Stanislaus, New Haven
Karyl R. Beloin, Saint Katharine Drexel, New Britain
Donna Liro Boivin, Saint George, Guilford
Edward Federici, Saint Josephine Bakhita, Rocky Hill
Patti Flynn-Harris, Saint Bridget of Sweden, Cheshire
Agnes E. Jackson, Saint Martin de Porres, New Haven
Meghan Anne McManus, Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, East Haven
Sally Mary Mucka, Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, East Haven
Rachel Ann Murphy, Our Lady of Hope, Harwinton/New Hartford
Margaret Palmieri, Saint Ambrose, North Branford
Joseph Premus, Saint Dominic, Southington
Phil Smith, Saint Junipero Serra, South Windsor
Henry R. Tessier, Saint Dominic, Southington
Frances Wei, Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Hartford
Lynette Kathleen Null Wilson, Holy Family, Hebron
Allison Lee Zink, Mount Sacred Heart, Hamden
On Behalf of Laura McCaffrey, Assistant to the Provost:
Eagle Environmental, Inc. will continue to schedule asbestos inspections of school buildings through the summer months. Please continue to work with Helen Rimsa at Eagle Environmental to schedule your asbestos inspection this summer! This is an essential service required by the CT Department of Public Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Even if schools are not physically in session, these inspections must take place according to the usual timetable. The inspectors will follow precautionary CDC guidelines for social distancing and will wear a protective facial mask and gloves during the inspections. Additionally, the inspectors will wear picture ID badges while inspecting on school property.
Aurora Temperature Control Displays for Sale
The Aurora TTS is an Android based all-in-one infrared temperature sensing tablet. RnB is holding demonstration sessions of the Auroral Temperature Control Display and units are available for viewing. This is a new innovative way to be sure your students and employees are well and safe to enter your school building, the TTS-will provide alerts when a person is running a high temperature within 1 second from 3.3 feet (1 meter) away. The system uses an advanced algorithm for detecting and calculating heat signatures. Based on technology developed in Germany, the highly accurate sensor measures with a tolerance of +/- 0.5 degrees Celsius (+/- 0.9 degrees Fahrenheit). A floor, ceiling or desk mount is also available and HDMI output ensures this display can be monitored from a reception or security location.
The first available batch is sold out and there will be a new shipment available in 6 weeks. Please contact Susan Boutote at email@example.com for details and if interested, schedule a demonstration soon.
Please contact your Local Educational Agency (LEA) about your school’s portion of the CARES Act.
The OEEC will continue to keep all principals in the Archdiocese of Hartford updated on the CARES Act this summer! Please contact Laura McCaffrey
with any questions on the CARES ACT!
Digital Resource Page: Distance Learning
Although the academic year is done for the 2019 – 2020 school year, the OEEC invites you to continue to explore the Distance Learning Page
of our website. This page is constantly being updated with new information, webinars, videos and other helpful resources. Summer is the perfect time to continue to improve your digital literacy.
On Behalf Kathleen Welch, Principal of Saint Christopher School in East Hartford:
Saint Christopher has many school items available for sale, such as textbooks, furnishings, outdoor play equipment, art supplies, physical education equipment, and other useful items. Please contact Kathleen Welch at WelchK@saintchristopherschool.org
or (860) 568-4100, or come to the school and look at the available items anytime from June 15-30, 2020.
On Behalf of Frank Johnson, IT Director at Saint Bridget School in Cheshire: