This Sunday, December 11 will be the Archdiocese of Hartford required LURES presentation, which will be conducted by parishioner Melissa Balletto and Justin Zeigler, both from Madison Family and Youth Services. Based on valuable feedback from students last year, the presentation will focus on Healthy Relationships—what that means and what that looks like. Consult the SignUp Genius to determine the time slot that you registered for.
Right after the start of the New Year (January 7, 8, and 9), the 1st-Class Relic and Eucharistic Miracle Exhibit of Blessed Carlo Acutis will be visiting St. Margaret Church. Carlo Acutis was a 15-year old teen who died of leukemia in 2006 and became "Blessed" in 2020, which puts him one miracle away from becoming a saint. All students are expected to spend one hour visiting the exhibit in the Church Hall, which includes a short video of his life. Parents and siblings are invited and are encouraged to join your child and together learn about this remarkable individual.
The exhibit has been announced in the Catholic Transcript, the official magazine of the Archdiocese of Hartford, and so we are expecting out-of-town visitors to view the exhibit. Common Grounds will offer light refreshments during the day and needs bakers/volunteers to bring in baked good and snacks. Sign up here to help with this needed hospitality request.
Additional noteworthy events:
December 8 - Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Mother is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses at St. Margaret will be at 7:45 am and 5:30 pm.
December 18 - Family Mass at 9:30 am with Common Grounds offering light refreshments after the Mass in the Church Hall.
May this Advent season bring you hope, joy, and peace.