SOAR
Serve Others And Rise

 To contact the Faith Formation Office, call 203-375-6133
or
email:
denisebartelson@olgstratford.com
  

        The theme for Faith Formation this year is SOAR – SERVE OTHERS AND RISE! Throughout the year many special projects will be done to help serve others.
          As always, the parishioners of our Parish SOARED also! Thank you to everyone who contributed to our giving tree with your generosity we have distributed 400 gifts to St. Charles Outreach Program and Stratford Social Services through Sterling House. In continuing to “Serve Others” the students from our Wednesday night Faith Formation Classes along with many helpful adult volunteer gathered both on a Saturday and Sunday to sort, organize and wrap the presents that all of you generously donated. Please remember the families that will be receiving these gifts in your prayers.
         This weekend the 5th grade class of our Faith Formation program will be participating at the 10:00 am Mass. Please keep them and their families in your prayers.


 

We appreciate the generosity of our parishioners with all of our endeavors and want to thank you for helping us with this most rewarding community work.

Thank You!
         Our Lady of Grace Faith Formation would like to thank all the women of the Parish and their friends and family that cane out to enjoy our 5th annual Ladies Night Out Vendor fair. Many women of the Parish worked very hard to make this such a memorable evening. Food, drink and fun conversation was evident throughout the night.

         Thanks to everyone who helped and contributed to this successful evening. Special thanks to the Knights of Columbus, Msgr. Mooney Council, #13228 at OLG for their continual support and generous donation to this event!


IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!

Our Lady of Grace Parish Severe Weather Policy 

             We have developed a policy that safe-guards our parishioners and will allow time for our parish contractors to clear the property during storms.

               Weekdays: When the schools are closed or delayed or the Town or State has advised against travel, Daily Mass will be cancelled for that day. The Mass intention for that day will be announced the following day.
              Weekends: When severe weather occurs during weekend Mass times, please check the local TV and Radio stations and our parish website for cancellations. It becomes very difficult to keep the sidewalks, driveways, and parking area clear if it snows during Mass time. Your safety is important to us!


Catholic School Children:
         We would like to reach our to Our Lady of Grace families that are attending Catholic schools. If you have a child attending a Catholic school, would you 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. This will also be helpful communicating information at the appropriate time to your child in order to prepare them for their Sacraments. Information for the Reconciliation and First Communion will be going out shortly. They need to receive their Sacraments at their Parish. Please call the Faith Formation Office at 203-375-6133 or email Denise at denisebartelson@olgstratford.com.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM
         The Bible Study class has changed its name to Adult Faith Formation. This better reflects a lifelong deepening of our relationship with Christ and His Church in our lives.  If you’ve attended Bible Study with us in the past, or would like to explore and deepen your faith through prayer, study and fellowship, you’re invited to learn more. The class is held every Thursday evening at 7:00 pm in the Parish Center.  Call Terry Morgan at 203-913-7225 or Lynn Corra at 203-374-9094 for further information.


All Facebook Users
       Please “Like” these new Facebook pages from the Diocesan Office for Pastoral Services.  In this challenging time for youth and families, these pages will be a source of information and inspiration:  Marriage and Family – Diocese of Bridgeport, and Youth Ministry – Diocese of Bridgeport.facebooklogo

Youth Webpage Online for all high school youth at:
www.bridgeportdiocese.com/index.php/youth