On Behalf BJ Daly Horell, Archdiocesan Director of Catholic Biblical School:
Congratulations to the Catholic Biblical School (CBS) Class of 2020!
Having completed four years studying every book of the Bible, the following individuals will be honored at the CBS 25th Anniversary Mass with Archbishop Leonard Blair on October 10, 2020.
Carlos Alvarez, Our Lady of the Assumption, Woodbridge
Marla Ane, Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Thomaston
Lorlene Beck, Saint John of the Cross, Middlebury
Carla Belanger, Saint Francis of Assisi, Lebanon
Robert Bourne, Saint Sebastian, Middletown
April Brilvitch, Saint Bridget of Sweden, Cheshire
James Creagan, Saint Junipero Serra, South Windsor
Claudia Csuka, Saint Michael, Beacon Falls
Luisa Guerra, North American Martyrs, East Hartford
Wanda Huertas, North American Martyrs, East Hartford
Nancy Kloczko, Saint Stanislaus, Bristol
Karen Kula, Prince of Peace, Waterbury
Crista Penrose, Saint Rose of Lima, Meriden
James Pezzulo, Saint Damien of Molokai, East Windsor
Robert Ringuette, Our Lady of Hope, New Hartford
Janette Rodriguez, Todos Los Santos, Waterbury
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On Behalf of Kelly Henderschedt, Director of Catechesis:
Dear Parish Faith Formation Leaders and Catholic School Educators,
Many of you heard my presentation last fall entitled Pathways to Discipleship when I spoke of the stages of evangelization and how these intersect with catechesis. I also explained the kerygma (first proclamation of the Good News of salvation) in a way that would be easy for pre-evangelized people to embrace. This summer, Joe Paprocki (catechetical consultant for Loyola Press) is offering a summer series, entitled Preparing Hearts and Minds: 9 Simple Ways for Catechists to Cultivate a Living Faith. This series will look at essential strategies that are at the heart of the kerygma and will help predispose hearts and minds to accept the Gospel message.
to join this series.
to see a video recording of Pathway to Discipleship
Continue to Fill Your Tool Kit with Strategies for Faith Formation
I highly recommend watching this video
recording of a webinar entitled Engaging Parents When Engaging Parents is Hard
by Paul Canavese, Director of The Pastoral Center
, a ministry designed to help those who oversee faith formation in parishes. Paul focuses on how we can lift up the Domestic Church
and provides many strategies for family faith formation. He also addresses the difficulties some families have with participating in live-stream masses and offers great suggestions for handling these challenges.
REMINDER:June 4 at 1:00 p.m.
, Vibrant Faith
presents a webinar From Pivoting to Innovation: Faith Formation 2020-2021
with John Roberto. For the link to this webinar, please contact Kelly at email@example.com
On Behalf of Laura McCaffrey, Assistant to the Provost:
Distance Learning Links: *New Resources for the week of June 1, 2020
Dot and Dash Resources
Eagle Environmental, Inc. has begun to schedule asbestos inspections of school buildings. 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, their inspectors will wear picture ID badges during the inspection time at the school.
Aurora Temperature Control Displays For Sale
RnB Enterprises has Aurora Temperature Control Displays for sale. The next batch available for sale will be delivered in July 2020. Please contact Susan Boutote at firstname.lastname@example.org
. The Aurora TTS is an Android based all-in-one infrared temperature sensing tablet. To ensure that people entering a location are not running a high temperature, 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).
Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives $111 Million in Coronavirus Relief Aid for Schools: School Districts Can Submit Applications to the State
Please contact your Local Educational Agency (LEA) about your school’s portion of the CARES Act.
On Behalf Mike Wellington, Archdiocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry:
Global Life Night with Life Teen, Sunday Evenings at 5:00 p.m., Streaming on YouTube
Youth in Hart - Virtual Gatherings
The next virtual Youth in Hart gathering is on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
Click here to join this meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/179036861
. You can also dial in using your phone: +1 (312) 757-3121, please use access code: 179-036-861.