SOAR
Serve Others And Rise

Faith Formation
             Thank You to all the Faith Formation volunteers and all the Faith Formation families that came out for Catechetical Sunday last week. The theme this year was “Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ”. The theme for the new school year will be going along with this “Hashtag Witness.” Watch the bulletin to hear about the different ways our students and catechists work together to be Witnesses for Jesus Christ throughout the year.

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 or 9th grade, please contact us so we could let you know all pertinent information, in order for your child to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation. Call the Faith Formation Office at 203-375-6133 or email denisebartelson@olgstratford.com.

The Nazareth Program:
              If you have a child that has not had the opportunity to start classes in 1st grade or has missed years of faith Formation or receiving the Sacraments we offer a special program called “The Nazareth Program” Over the past few years many children have had the opportunity to “catch-up” on their Faith Formation and get on track receiving their Sacraments. Please call the Faith Formation Office at 203-375-6133 for more information or pass on this bulletin if you know someone in this situation.


SAVE THE DATE:
Friday, October 26, 2018 for

FAMILY HALLOWEEN BINGO!!!


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
Are you or do you know someone who is searching for personal growth in their Catholic Faith? 

  •  If you are an adult who has never been baptized –
  • If you are an adult who has been baptized in a non-
  •      Catholic community –
  • If you are an adult who has been baptized in the Catholic Church but has never received the Eucharist or Confirmation –
  • If you are an adult interested in finding out more about the Catholic Faith, RCIA may be for you.

For further information or questions please call Linda Skowronski at 203-375-8992 or email Denise at denisebartleson@olgstratford.com.

Growing up Catholic
              To our families with young children, we invite you to join us for the Feast of the Holy Rosary. Please come and join us for a special blessing for you and your family. A Rosary Ring and prayer card will be presented to our young families! Sunday, October 7th at 10:00 am.


Adult Faith Formation
Study the Gospel of John 

            Join us as we continue to encounter Jesus through the Gospel of John, discussing people and stories not found in any of the other gospels. At our next session we’ll discuss The Wedding at Cana, his first miracle and a story of abundance, in Madonna Hall Thursday, October 18 beginning at 7:00 pm. Contact Lynn Corra at 203-374-9094 or Nina Zegarski at 203-767-6492 for further information.  


DYNAMIC CATHOLIC

Are you looking for a more active spiritual Life? “Find Your Greatness Events” by Dynamic Catholic in CT.

Will take place this fall. Please see the flyer on the bulletin board. Find Your Greatness Events:

  • Nov. 3, 2018 in New London at St. Joseph Church.

$25.00 per ticket, per event. The half-day events (9:00 am – 1:30 pm) will include live music and a free bag of Dynamic Catholic resources. For more information and ordering tickets: https://dynamiccatholic.com. Or contact Nina Zegarski at 203-767-6492 or nta280@aol.com.