Faith Formation

The 2019-2020 Faith Formation school year has started!

Our Theme for this school year is:
SOS – Sharing Our Saintliness.

The Faith Formation classes will be focusing on Saints and the important role that Saints have in our lives and in our Faith. Each classroom will be adopting a Saint and we will be asking each family to adopt a Saint of their own to represent their family.

We will be sharing throughout the school year the different things the classrooms will be doing associated with these Saints. This week we will be highlighting, Carol Soissons 4th grade class who chose to have co-patrons Saints. The first one they chose was St Anthony. He was a saint who preached wonderful words about Jesus. Helost a book once and prayed that it would be found or returned. It was returned so now he is the patron Saint who helps us find lost things. The other Saint they chose was St Bernadette. Mary appeared to her and showed her a miraculous spring that had water with healing qualities. The spring is still in France today and many people have been healed by its water.

Faith Formation Fundraiser: LADIES NIGHT OUT BINGO (a new twist on Ladies Night Out)

COME JOIN US FOR A FUN EVENING

FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020: FIRST DAY OF SPRING

Tickets purchased through March 15 : $30.00 per person. Tickets after March 15 will be $40.00 per person. Limited Seating! Ticket includes: Bingo Cards, Raffle Ticket, 1 Signature Drink, Appetizers, Coffee and Dessert.

Prizes for Bingo Games will include purses, jewelry, gift cards, wine and more. NO cash prizes.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm, games will start at 7:00 pm.

No one under 21 will be admitted! BYOB Tickets can be purchased at the Parish Center on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm; Saturday morning from 9:00 – 11:30 am; by calling Faith Formation Office at 203-375-6133; email denisebartelson@olgstratford.com Tickets will be sold after all the Masses the weekend of March 14 & 15.

THE FRIEND OF JESUS PRAYER

Don’t walk behind me because I may not want to lead. Don’t walk ahead of me I may not want to follow. Walk aside me and be my friend!

Prayer is a powerful tool and I am sure many of you can witness to that, but if you have not been one to turn to prayer this will be a good place to start. A few months ago at a Family Mass we talked about the importance of prayer. We talked about starting a Prayer Walk and asked families to sign up to be part of our Prayer Walk. With the Prayer Walk we send you an email when we receive special prayer intentions. We have about 35 parishioners at this time signed up. If you would like to participate in this Prayer Walk you can sign up by sending us your name and email to denisebartelson@olgstratford.com. We send out an email about once a month to everyone who signs up and we ask you to pray when we receive special prayer intentions.

Hope you will join us on our Prayer Walk!

Catholic School Children and Families

If you have a child attending a Catholic school, please contact our Faith Formation Office so we can keep you informed of different events and information that we present to our families of school age children. Also, if you have a child in 2nd grade , please contact us so we could let you know all pertinent information for your child to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Call the Faith Formation Office at 203-375-6133 or email denisebartelson@olgstratford.com.

CLASSES

Classes 1-3 will be on Saturdays 8:45 – 10:00 am.

Classes 4-6 will be on Saturdays 10:15 – 11:30 am.

Classes 7 & 8 will be on Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

FAMILY MASS – Every class will host a mass. The schedule is:

Oct. 27, 2019 – 10:00 am (Class 6)
Nov. 17, 2019 – 10:00 am (Class 7)
Dec. 8, 2019 – 10:00 am (Classes 1&3 Blessing of the Crèche)
Jan. 12, 2020 – 10:00 am (Baptism Mass)
Jan. 26, 2020 – 10:00 am (Class 2)
Feb. 9, 2020 – 10:00 am (Class 4)
Feb. 23, 2020 – 10:00 am (Class 8)
March 15, 2020 – 10:00 am (Class 5)
March 29, 2020 – 10:00 am (Class 2 Instructional Mass)
April 26, 2020 – 10:00 am (Closing Mass)

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