Archdiocese of Hartford
Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis
March 29, 2018
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This month our attention turns to two very important groups: the growing Hispanic/Latino population in the U.S. and the millennial generation. We’ll learn about the important V Encuentro movement currently taking place in the American Catholic Church – a process of discernment designed to help us better recognize and embrace the many gifts the Hispanic community shares with the Church and society. Then, we’ll explore the distinctive characteristics of the millennial generation and how by understanding and responding to these traits, our marketing efforts can become far more strategic and effective.

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April Dates and Events

  • April 3 - 5: NCEA Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • April 6 - 8: New England Basketball Tournament, Waterbury
  • April 7: Catholic Scouting Religious Emblems Training, Archdiocesan Center, Bloomfield, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., registration required
  • April 7: Catholic Scouting Chaplain Aide Training for All Faiths, Archdiocesan Center, Bloomfield, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., registration required
  • April 7: Paul, Baptism and the Easter Mysteries, Caritas Christi Center, Hamden, CBS/public event, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., registration required, contact: BJ Daly Horell
  • April 10: Spring Adult Confirmation Ceremony, Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Hartford, 7:00 p.m.
  • April 23: Summa Scholar Award & Reception, Archdiocesan Center, Auditorium/Alumni Lounge, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • April 25: IOWA Assessments begin(through May 16)
  • April 28: Bereavement Workshop w/Office of Diaconate Formation, St. Peter Claver, West Hartford, 9:00 a.m., to register contact: Deacon Robert Pallotti

May Dates and Events

  • May 1: Catholic Biblical School applications accepted from now through August 30, 3018. Questions? Contact: BJ Daly Horell
  • May 9: Teacher's Workshop: Spelling as Food for the Reading Brain, Archdiocesan Center, Bloomfield, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., contact Valerie Mara for more information
  • May 12: Regional V Encuentro, Archdiocesan Center, Bloomfield, registration required
  • May 16: Asbestos Annual Awareness Training, OEEC, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., registration required, contact: Laura McCaffrey
  • May 18: Elementary and Secondary Administrators Meeting, Mass and Luncheon, Archdiocesan Center, Alumni Lounge, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • May 22: Apple Workshop: Everyone Can Code, Archdiocesan Center, Alumni Lounge, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., registration required, contact: Laura McCaffrey
  • May 23: Hispanic Adult Confirmation, Archdiocesan Center, Bloomfield, 7:00 p.m.
  • May 24: A Day Away for Parish Catechetical Leaders, St. George, Guilford, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m, registration required

June Dates and Events

  • June 1: Sacred Heart High School Graduation, The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Waterbury, 6:00 p.m.
  • June 5: St. Paul High School Graduation, Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford, 6:00 p.m.
  • June 6: Northwest Catholic High School Graduation, Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford, 6:00 p.m.
  • June 7: East Catholic High School Graduation, Cathedral of St. Joseph Cathedral, Hartford, 6 p.m.

Preparing for the Easter Season

lent1.jpgEaster arrives early this year on Sunday, April 1, 2018, offering all of us the wonderful opportunity to celebrate the entire Easter season with our students before the school/catechetical year comes to a close. There are a myriad of resources and opportunities available to parishes and schools during the Easter season. As you prepare to guide your faith community through all 50 days of the Easter season, take a peek at some of the amazing tools available at the 'click' of your mouse!

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