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Passionately Living As Catholics Everyday

Email from 2/5/2024

Upcoming in February Lent will be begin next week on Ash Wednesday, February 14 and we wanted to provide a reminder and review of the upcoming events that are part of the Confirmation Program. Ashes Distribution on February 14 at the Church At the Masses at 7:45 am,...

Workshop Date Change #2

Mrs. Tucker's workshop What Does God Smell Like? has been moved from January 7 to Monday, January 22 at 6 pm in the Parish Center. If you were registered for this workshop and cannot make the new date, please let us know. Your options are to attend the same workshop...

Workshop Date Change #1

Happy New Year! Mara Dowler, who runs the Your Cross is Your Gift Workshop, needs to change the date of the workshop from Sunday, January 28 to Monday, January 22. It will be at the Parish Center at 6 pm. Please let us know if you can still make it. If not, please...

Email from 12/4/23

We hope that you saw the email that was just sent regarding the Christmas Tree Lighting on December 9 and the Party immediately afterwards. Please join us for pizza and festivities! Organizers of the party have requested help with set up, food serving, and clean up....

Confirmation Ceremony – April 20

Dear Students and Parents, Your Confirmation Ceremony is set for Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 1 pm at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. Please add this date to your calendar and let your sponsors know. We expect to receive more details regarding the Ceremony...

Workshops

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Please sign up for at least four workshops that are NOT ones you participated in last year. Note the date, time, and location as they may differ. Click on the workshop title to access the sign-up sheet. Please DO NOT cancel within 24 hours of the workshop unless you are not feeling well. In that case, please delete the sign-up and email us that you are sick. Thank you!

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What Does God Smell Like?

January 7, 28
February 4

Finding your God connection through His creations. Learn to recognize the presence of God in your own daily life. Presented by Mrs. Joyce Tucker. New for this year.

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Faith in Science and Medicine

September 17
October 8
October 29

Can science prove that God exists?  What is it like taking care of sick people on “the worst day of their lives?”  How can Doctors, Nurses, and other Health Professionals be “instruments” of God in helping others? This workshop will address the intersections between Faith and Science, and also cover how scientific knowledge may be used to serve others. Presented by Dr. Chas Wira. New this year.

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Introduction to World Religions

October 29
November 5, 12

This workshop will introduce students to the major religions of the world.  It will be interactive as the differences and similarities of the religions are explored. Presented by Mr. Joseph Brassington. New this year.

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Baroque and Rococo: Cathedral Architecture

October 29
November 5
December 3

An architectural journey from theatrical high baroque to the decline of rococo, including a group architecture project. Presented by Mrs. Martina Lind. New for this year.

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Life and Faith After Confirmation

October 1, 8
January 7, 28

A simple discussion of our Catholic faith, with a high-level focus on: Ways to Pray, The Bible, Mass, Future Sacraments, at a center of a lifetime of Charitable Works.  This class will shed light on the relationship between life on earth and life in heaven; our life on earth is but a preparation for our life in heaven. We come to earth from heaven for the purpose of obtaining spiritual development and to bring the heaven we came from to earth.  Documents to support these topics will be provided for you to take with you. Presented by Mr. John Sicignano. New for this year.

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A SMASH Hit to Connect with God

November 12
January 7, 28

Are you looking for a way to have a stronger connection with God?  Creating a SMASH book can help with this! Smash books are a type of journaling that allow us to reveal and understand what God is communicating to us.  In this workshop, we will learn about the benefits of prayer journaling and make our own smash books that we can use for years to come!  What will God reveal to YOU? Presented by Mrs. Chris McSweeney. New for this year. 

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Connecting with Your Higher Power: The Art of Letting Go

December 3, 10
January 28

This transformational workshop will use Catholic devotions, prayers and practices to empower the student to become self-aware through their senses. It’s through this awareness that the student will learn the meditative art of letting go of their thoughts in order to experience the presence of God and trust in their daily purpose. Presented by Mrs. Danielle Wilson. New for this year.

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What is Going on Here? What You Need to Know About the Mass.

November 12
January 28

Do you ever go to Mass and think, what am I supposed to be doing? This workshop will explain parts of the Mass and then offer some tips for you on how to stay engaged. Presented by Mrs. Beth Coyne. This workshop was offered last year.

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Faith and Finance

November 5, 12
December 3

We will begin with several important and historic readings from the Bible. What does the Bible say about money and finance? What does it tell us about the right relationship with money and material goods? A brief introduction to investing concepts and a fun stock market game will conclude the workshop. This workshop was offered last year.

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Jesus, the #1 Superhero

November 12
December 3, 10
February 4

A discussion of correlations between Jesus and modern superheroes. Students will create their own comic book. Presented by Ms. Valerie Zajac. This workshop was offered last year.

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The Power of Music in Our Lives

October 8, 29
February 4

Importance of music at Mass and in our lives, including facts about church music present and past. Students will plan a family liturgy and will tour of choir loft, which includes an organ demonstration. Presented by Ms. Beth Stone and Mrs. Caryn Kennedy. This workshop was offered last year.

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Jesus: Drama, Love, and Mystery

December 3
February 4

The class will study the Paschal Mystery to show the immeasurable love of God.  From slide presentations, scripture passages, and prayer, discussion will evolve through the power of story and the Holy Spirit to show that faithful devotion is at the heart of happiness and a purpose-filled life. Presented by Mrs. Lisa Rathe This workshop was offered last year.

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Are You There God, It's Me Again!

October 1
January 7
February 4

Learn all about Prayer: How? When? Why? Strengthen your relationship with God through a Scavenger Hunt that leads to discussing prayer, some prayer exercises, and a Prayer Resource Packet that you can keep for future use. Presented by Mrs. Elise Handy This workshop was offered last year.

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Your Cross is Your Gift

October 29
November 6
January 22

Discussion and reflection on the inspiring story of Frank Bice, who suffered a football injury in college resulting in becoming a quadriplegic. He used this experience to inspire others with gratitude and positivity, encouraging others to be open minded, say “Yes” to God, and make service fun. Presented by Mrs. Mara Dowler. This workshop was offered last year.

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Confirmation PLACE  •  39 Academy Street  •  Madison, CT 06443

203-245-7301, ext. 108

confirmation@stmargetchurch.com