The Faith Formation Program would like to invite ALL parishioners to join us for an Advent Wreath-Making night Saturday, November 26th at 6pm or Tuesday, November 29th at 6pm. Registration is required to ensure enough supplies for everyone. Leah from It’s So Ranunculus will be leading us for both nights as we make these fresh evergreen wreaths. Cost is $10 per wreath. Deadline for signing up is November 15th with no late responses accepted due to the time needed for shipping of materials. Any questions please let Melissa Jordan know at 860-214-7412 or
We tried something new this year, and we are so grateful to all those who made the All Souls service and gathering a heart-felt experience. Our thanks to Deacon John and John N. for the beautiful reflective service; to Melissa for the luminary set-up; to the bakers Sophie, Danielle, Farrel, Theresa and Amy for the yummy baked goods, and to our young and talented artists Isabella, Abigail, Stella, Elle, Aubrey, Grace and Delaney for the beautifully-made cards that personally recognize those loved ones who passed recently or within the past year. Thanks also to Holly, Gale, Patty and Terry who helped behind the scenes and the evening of the event. Taking the time to reflect, celebrate cherished lives and be together was truly an enriching experience and we are thankful to all those who made the evening possible.
With sincere thanks, Barbara Meyer
Our amazing teens at St. John Fisher have been busy serving in our community and beyond. Several of our post-confirmation teens have been meeting regularly to continue their commitment to actively living their faith. In an effort to continue to support their goals, we have put out a wooden collection box, beautifully custom made by local artist Jean Jacques. Have an extra dollar or two? Willing to purchase a smaller coffee to benefit others? The box is one way we, as a community, can regularly support our youth in their mission to serve others. ALL funds donated will go directly to benefit the poor and marginalized. No amount is too small to make a difference, not only for our teens, but for our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Corpus Christi School of Wethersfield is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year! We are delighted to be back to fully collaborative learning and school wide events. Students benefit from small class sizes and personalized attention. Come and experience the Corpus Christi School difference firsthand! We are hosting a special Election Day Open House on Tuesday, November 8th from 8:30 - 10:30 A.M. at Corpus Christi School, 581 Silas Deane Highway. Prospective students and their families are invited to attend while classes are in session. Tours will be available; teachers, students, and parents will be on hand to answer questions. The school encompasses PreK-8th grade. To register, please visit our website https://corpuschristischoolct.org/ or call 860-529-5487.
As we continue to ask to, keep our Confirmation Community in your prayers, we thought it would be important to remind everyone of the importance of this sacrament that completes our initiation into the Catholic faith. The sacrament of Confirmation deepens our personal relationship with Christ by strengthening our baptismal call to be missionary witnesses in our families, parish, community and world. Just as Christ called upon the Holy Spirit to empower his first apostles, so too are we empowered, when the Bishop lays hands over candidates for Confirmation calling upon the Holy Spirit to further fortify the gifts of wisdom, understanding, knowledge, fortitude, counsel, piety and fear of the Lord. These gifts strengthen us on our mission to be witnesses of the faith to others.
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