Archdiocese of Hartford
Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis
December 1, 2017
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Introducing “Around the Archdiocese”

This month, we’re happy to introduce a new feature of our website, designed to connect all those in the various communities throughout the Archdiocese. Parishes, schools, and agencies/organizations are encouraged to submit items for publication that they wish to share with those far and wide, for the benefit of all.

Here are just a few examples of what could be published: events that are open to the public; resources (books, furniture, computers, etc.) that are looking for a “new home;” items that schools, parishes and agencies are in need of that might exist elsewhere; and volunteer assistance or services being sought.

Around the Archdiocese is a great opportunity to reach a larger audience with your offering or your need, so please feel free to submit your posts or see what others posted here:


This month our blogs celebrate the season with three entries: a lovely message from Sr. Mary Grace Walsh, ASCJ, Ph.D. regarding a novena that has been reminding her of the “reason for the season” since childhood; guidance on how to keep your children focused during all the distractions that Christmas offers; and some do-it-yourself projects (Advent calendars, snow globes!) to make the season more meaningful and enjoyable for all.

The Christmas Novena That Isn’t a Novena

‘Twas the Weeks Before Christmas: 5 Tips for Keeping Your Child Focused

Christmas Decorating: A Family Affair

December Dates and Events

January Dates and Events

  • January 10 and 11: Student Radio Spots at ORTV, Prospect, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Reservations required.
  • January 13: An Introduction to Parish Youth Ministry, (Sessions One, Two and Three) Saint Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, Terryville, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.
  • January 20: RCIA Spring Training Day: Looking Towards Lent, Saint Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., registration required.
  • January 28 - February 3: NCEA Catholic Schools Week.

Looking Ahead

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