Upcoming Offerings from Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford
Vacation Bible Camp - Rocky Railway!
June 28 - July 2, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway
! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. After a year of many ups and downs, this Vacation Bible Camp
is bound to be a great experience for your children! This five-day camp is open to children entering grades K – 6. We will follow all social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines at the time of the camp. Our cohorts will be limited to 10 students per group. Most of our activities will be held outdoors on the beautiful grounds of Holy Family Retreat Center. If you have any further questions, please contact Liza Peters at email@example.com
Confirmation Retreats and Teen Retreats
The retreat team at Holy Family are happy to announce the availability of in-person Confirmation retreats AND our annual Teen Retreat, scheduled for Saturday, June 26, 2021.
Some Confirmation Coordinators have reached out regarding scheduling an in-person retreat. If your group would like to attend a Confirmation retreat at Holy Family Retreat Center, utilizing our 48 acres of beautiful grounds (including our outdoor Stations of the Cross, Grotto and Labyrinth), please contact me directly. We are scheduling half-day retreats for individual groups. Social distancing and masks are required. We also have ample indoor space that can accommodate a group of up to 40 students/leaders.
Secondly, please mark your calendar for our annual Teen Retreat! We usually welcome a group of high school teens for an entire weekend; however this year, we have decided to host our high school students for a full-day retreat on Saturday, June 26, 2021. We will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end with an outdoor, family mass at 5:00 p.m. Please spread the word to your interested high school teens.
We are looking forward to welcoming students and leaders back to our campus this spring and summer! Please consider joining us!
We continue to encourage families to celebrate the entire Easter season while still thinking ahead to Pentecost, celebrated on May 23, 2021. Check out these resources to help families continue to grow faith in their homes.
Interested in the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)?
In a distinctly Catholic setting, the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) invites participants to encounter Christ, experience Church, and be empowered for discipleship.The conference this year will be held on November 18 - 21, 2021 and this year, there will be three options to participate:
- In-Person in Indianapolis
- Virtual Participation
- Streaming Participation
Want more information? Fill out this simple survey. We look forward to hearing from you!
Monday, May 24, 2021 - Wednesday, May 26, 2021
for more information and to register.)
There is an abundance of research that demonstrates how parishes that create intergenerational culture have the ability to build deep connections and encourage discipleship with all ages. This year, the Children’s Spirituality Summit and the Intergenerate Conference are joining forces for a combined virtual experience to include 4 keynote speakers, 30 workshops and 18 paper presentations of new thinking and research in children’s spirituality and intergenerational ministry. This conference will also include “Taste and See Experiences” of practical activities and “Kindred Group Discussions” for sharing insights and applying current ideas and approaches to ministry.
Catholic Scouting - Religious Emblems Deadline Extended!
On Behalf of the Catholic Committee on Scouting we would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude for your patience and unfailing commitment to Catholic Scouting during these unprecedented times.
With the COVID vaccine becoming available and the warmer weather coming, the Committee hopes to be able hold their annual scouting award ceremony this summer.
If you have sent in your paperwork, thank you! Your family will be receiving a letter outlining the details of the award ceremony when those plans are definite.
If you have not handed in your paperwork or are still working on your program, please be sure to send your application as well as the fee into the Office of Education Evangelization and Catechesis (OEEC) by May 1, 2021. Please send it to:
Office of Education, Education and Evangelization
467 Bloomfield Avenue
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Attention: Jennifer McClintock
If you find that you need more time to work on your programs just let us know by emailing Jennifer at Jennifer.McClintock@aohct.org
. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.