Upcoming Events

Rescheduled: The Love Command in Deuteronomy

The presentation, the Command to Love in Deuteronomy will take place as scheduled tonight in the Pastoral Center, Bloomfield. Please take care when driving, and if road conditions in your location are questionable, do not attempt the drive. By all means, stay safe.

Monday, February 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m. (light refreshments at 6:00)
Pastoral Center, East Hall, 467 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield

If you registered for this event as originally scheduled for January 21, you will automatically be registered for the snow date presentation on February 18. If you registered for January 21 but do not plan to attend on the snow date, please email BJ at catholic.biblical.school@aohct.org!

“You shall love the Lord with all your heart with all your soul and with all your might.” (Deut 6:5)

Pastors and scholars alike have grappled with the meaning of this surprising command. Does the verse, on the one hand, presume that people can will themselves to feel an emotion? And if willing oneself to love God were in fact achievable, how might one achieve it? On the other hand, if it were not possible, why would God demand the unattainable? Dr. Deena Grant, Jewish professor at Hartford Seminary, will join us to explore some modern and ancient interpretations of this perplexing command. We will discover that God’s own love serves as an aspirational model for how people are to love God.




Did you know that marketing is an ART that involves Attraction, Retention, and Technique? Join us for our upcoming Creative Conversation on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Pastoral Center in Bloomfield as we hear from Fran Corona, Director of Admissions and Advancement at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Waterbury. Fran will discuss how to communicate, build community, fulfill customer needs, and market your school to potential families. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn, as well as to contribute to this important conversation. To learn more, follow this link and then register here for the event.



Scratch Coding Workshop

How can you help your students: think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively? Through the power of programming! With Scratch, students can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations while developing critical skills for 21st century life. This project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab is offered free of charge. Scratch is designed for students ages 8 to 16. Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Saint Gabriel School, Windsor, CT

1:00 p. m. to 4:00 p.m.
Register for this free workshop at: https://oeec.typeform.com/to/HqwC6p


Registration now open for: Missio, The Faith Formation Congress!

The OEEC is pleased to announce Missio: the Faith Formation Congress of the Archdiocese of Hartford. It is open to ALL in catechetical ministry (ranging from PCLs to RCIA coordinators, pastoral associates to youth ministers, and everyone in between!)

Missio will take place on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Saint Paul Catholic High School in Bristol from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The theme for 2019 will be Ignite Hearts:

An essential mission in the realm of ministry is to ignite hearts for Jesus. In order to do that, we must spread the Gospel message with a joy and zeal so as to light hearts on fire. Join us for a day of inspiration, wisdom, learning, and prayer as together, we seek to ignite hearts.

For more information, visit the Missio webpage.



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