Monday Message, March 14, 2022

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There is a clergy check in this week. Tell your clergy to check in. We will showcase the Local Leader Portal in LEAD.

Speaking of LLP, if you would like to see your catechists, etc. as a Local Leader, let Carmela know. We are in demo mode between now and next Tuesday but we are happy to let you in a little early.

There are few slight changes in the Confirmation Norms for the spring. Please see this Memo and the updated Directives for Confirmations.

We had a great meeting about legal issues last week with Anne McCrory. Details will follow next Monday and then we’ll discuss the proposed form at our check in next week.

The People of Hope flyer is ready for you to share. Registration opens this week.

Confirmation Request Form Fall 2022 are available and were sent to all pastors a few weeks ago.

Have you advertised this event to your parish yet? Have you asked via your parish bulletin if anyone is missing (only) Confirmation?

Foundations in Faith is excited to promote applications for parish support grants from the St. John Paul II Fund for Faith Formation. These grants support faith formation efforts that emphasize creativity, innovation, and youth engagement in planning. Applicants can request up to $10,000 in funding for a program to run from September 2022 to June 2023. Applications open February 15 and will close on April 1. To learn more or to apply, visit this link.

Young Adults in the 21st Century Conference, headlined by Sr. Ilia Delio, Ashley McKinless and Zac Davis, will take place on Saturday, April 2, 2022 in person and online at Sacred Heart University.  This is a great opportunity for leaders from our local parishes to come to a quality workshop to discover new skills for reaching young adults in the parishes and local communities. Learn more here.

The 12th annual Norwich Diocesan Women’s Conference will take place virtually March 26, 2022. For 12 years the women’s conference committee has dedicated to providing the women of the diocese with a faith enriching, uplifting, day-long experience. For more information, visit the registration site.

Angela Mantero gave a talk recently to the parents and students at St. Catherine of Siena parish about Theology of the Body. You can see the video of the talk here. Angela is open to doing similar talks at other parishes.

We have added several resources to our Talking to Young People About Ukraine, including the prayer from last week’s virtual check-in.



Christ be with me, 

Christ before me,

Christ behind me,

Christ within me,

Christ beneath me,

Christ above me,

Christ where I lie,

Christ where I sit,

Christ when I arise,

Christ in the heart of all who think of me,

Christ is the mouth of all who speak of me,

Christ in every eye that sees me,

Christ in every ear that hears me.

Salvation is of the Lord.

Salvation is of the Lord,

Salvation is of the Christ.

May your salvation, O Lord, be forever with us.

From St. Patrick’s Prayer. Download your own copy here.