Serve Others And Rise

 To contact the Faith Formation Office, call 203-375-6133

        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.
         During the month of March, we will focus on Hope and JOY (Jesus – Others – You) The students will be encouraged to take part in the Easter Season, attend the family Stations of the Cross, participate in the walk with Cross on Good Friday and attend the Holy Week Masses.    

         The children and parents of OLG First Holy Communion class attended a special Mass last weekend with Msgr Ryan. The children and parents then attended a workshop in Madonna Hall in preparation for this Sacrament. The children will be attending special classes over the next few weeks, please keep them in your prayers during this important time in their faith Formation.

         This Sunday, the Confirmation Class from OLG and the Confirmation students from Holy Name Parish are attending the 10:00 am Mass and then going over to the Parish Center for their Confirmation Retreat. Please keep all these students and their families in your prayers as they continue to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation on April 20th.

Sunday, March 25th Faith Formation Fundraising will sponsor an Art Sale!

              There will be an ART SALE next Sunday, March 25 during the Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. It will take place in Madonna Hall from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. There are over 50 different art prints on display, ranging from $4.00 – $15.00 each. All prints are 50% off or more. There is a nice assortment of flowers, animals, religious, landscapes people and much more. All proceeds will benefit OLG Faith Formation Programs. Come by and help support our programs.

Re-Imagining Faith Formation
              On February 21st members of our parish joined with 21 other parishes to enter of process of learning about life-long faith formation. The local parish faces many challenges in forming the people for today and the future. We are a 10-decade church, people range in age from new-born to over 100 years of life. There are 5 distinct generations, and are families come in many different shapes and sizes and much more. Please keep our parish in your prayers!

Our Lady of Grace Parish Severe Weather Policy 

             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 Mass 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!

Bishop Caggiano announced an exciting new movement – The Face of Prayer – an online crusade that brings together social media, text alerts, and the power of prayer. Are you willing to pray with the bishop every day? Text a selfie, your prayer intention, or the word “pray” to 55778 and join in the journey as we learn more about the power of prayer.  

Please keep our RCIA candidates in your prayers. They will be participating in the Rite of Scrutiny (I,II,III), on the 3rd, 4th,and 5th Sundays of Lent. The Rite is part of the their participating in the receiving their Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation).


Journeying Together

        Would you like to rediscover the wonder, mystery and power of the Mass? Journey with fellow parishioners during Lent in Rediscovering Catholicism, helping us become the best version of ourselves!
        Our next session discusses Chapter 14, “The Mass”, Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 pm in Madonna Hall. Come see how the Mass may help us become the best version of ourselves. Call: Terry Morgan at 203-913-7225 or Lynn Corra at 203-374-9094 for further information.