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LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT RELIGIOUS GIFT FOR FIRST COMMUNION/CONFIRMATION OR ANOTHER EVENT?

Patrick Baker & Sons has launched a new program that allows our church to earn rebates.  When you purchase online (www.Churchgoods.com) and apply the FATIMA code you will give our church a credit.  Patrick Baker & Sons has been in business for over 50 years and has a wide variety of religious goods.  You may remember their former store in Fairfield.  Please take advantage of this opportunity and allow OLF to benefit as well.  When buying on the web, under the retail tab, select the products you would like to purchase, proceed to checkout and in the church code box enter our ID (FATIMA) and our church will receive a rebate.  Thanks for considering this option. 


                                                

DO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAVE AN AUTO, SUV or VAN in good driving condition that can be donated?  

The Sisters of Life are in Urgent need of reliable vehicles as they travel all over New York, to CT, and other locations throughout the Northeast in order to carry out their mission work and evangelization efforts. For more info, go to:

http://www.sistersoflife.org/donations/donate-items-for-the-community

or contact Sr. Mary Karen at 845-357-3547 or email localsuperior.annunciation@sistersoflife.org


                                             



 


Fairfield County Hospice House Opens

(The first residential home for individuals receiving home hospice care in the State of CT)

1 Den Road  StamfordCT  06902

Stamford, CT – On January 11, 2018, the Fairfield County Hospice House opened it's door to residents.  Dedicated to filling a need for those receiving home hospice care in Fairfield County and surrounding communities,  the House provides 24-hour private assisted living services for individuals receiving home hospice care from an accredited hospice agency and offers people a place to find meaning and joy in their final days. This new 10,000 square foot home is located in a residential neighborhood at One Den Road in Stamford, easily accessible to the Merritt Parkway and north and south corridors to Interstate 95.

For more information about Fairfield County Hospice House programs, services and volunteering opportunities please visit their website at fchospicehouse.org or call Terry Robustelli, Executive Director at 203-921-5111, Ext. 7.

FCHH will serve lower Fairfield County Connecticut – DarienGreenwichFairfieldNew CanaanNorwalkWiltonRidgefieldStamford, Weston, Westport  – and surrounding communities




 

 


 

                                  

 

 

 

 


 



 


 Lance Galassi  Community Relations Advisor can be reached at:  203-914-6625. 


 


 

 

 

 

 


 


 
 


PROJECT RACHEL HEALING MINISTRY - come begin your healing journey and experience God's love and mercy!  For those suffering from a past abortion.  Offering opportuniteis for Entering Canaan Days of Prayer and Healing and ongoing support with Monthly Gatherings.  For more info, call the confidential phone line at 203-416-1619 or email projectrachel@diobpt.org. 



FREE ON A TUESDAY?

 

Try a reading of Hamlet in Shelton’s Corporate Park, Actor (and Professor) Leo Schaff reads line for line, explains the test, and offers variations that actors consider when playing a certain character. While many have read or seen Hamlet in it’s original or a contemporary version, most of us have never considered how the actor’s reading may give us a different perspective.  Schaff opens our eyes to various ways of engagement.

Cost?   FREE but you may drop an offering in the gratuity box. 


$25,000 Tuition Raffle for ANY SCHOOL

 

Fairfield College Prep School is proud to again present our $25,000 Tuition Raffle.  The prize can be used for any K-12 schools, colleges or universities or pay back of college loans.  The prize is to be paid idrectly to any K-12 schools, colleges or universities or the financial institution that holds your school loans.  Schools must be located and accredited in the US.  Only 1,000 tickets will be available at $100 per ticket. (500 tickets must be sold for the raffle to proceed.  If fewer than 500 tickets are sold, the raffle will be canceled and the ticket purchasers will receive a full refund.)  Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Scholarship Fund at Fairfield Prep.  The drawing will be held at the Spring Event on Saturday, May 5, 2018 promptly at 10:15 pm in the Student Life Center, Fairfield Prep.  Winning Ticket holder does not need to be present to win.  For more info, please contact the Development Office at 203-254-4237 or development@fairfieldprep.org.  GOOD LUCK TO ALL! 


 



 


 

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER


“The kingdom of God is at hand.” As we begin Lent, let us try to bring the kingdom of God to our marriages by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.  For more information, call Pat & Mary-Jo McLaughlin at 860-315-2127 or visit them at https://wwmectw.org/.

 The next WWME Weekends are:

July 6-8 and Nov 2-4 both in MANCHESTER, CT    

 

   


The Saint Cecilia Society announces a special devotional concert series for 2018, dedicated to the Mysteries of the Rosary.  Join us in praying the rosary, assisted by some of the great musical treasures of the Church.

These concert-meditations will be free of charge and open to the public. (Donations will be gratefully accepted, with proceeds benefiting the sacred music program at St. Mary’s.). 

The Glorious Mysteries ~ Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 p.m.

Leah Gale Nelson, baroque violin, with Dongsok Shin (organ) and Daniel Swenberg (theorbo)

The virtuosic Mystery Sonatas of Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644–1704)

The concerts will be followed by light receptions in the Parish Hall and those on Feb. 4 and May 6, at 5 pm, will feature Solemn Vespers.  Please consider joining us!


HOLY FAMILY RETREATS COMING UP FOR MEN AND WOMEN

at the Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, West Hartford, CT  860-760-9705

Women's Retreat Dates:   ALL in 2018:     Apr 20-22;  June 1-3

For more info call Brian Lawlor at 203-856-5317 or Mary Ann Lawlor at 203-856-1966


 


 

 



 

 


 


 

Third Annual St Gianna Benefit Dinner

St. Gianna Pregnancy Resource Center (180 Sherman Ave., Suite B, New Haven) will host its third annual benefit dinner “Babies in Bloom” on Sunday, April 29 from 1-5 p.m. at Amarante’s Sea Cliff in New Haven. Tickets are $45 and include appetizers, a buffet dinner, dessert and soft drinks.

Our speaker and honoree, Christian Slattery, is the organizer of the first pregnancy crisis center in NYC. This is the busiest center in NY at this time. Also being honored, is the pro-life Choose Life at Yale (CLAY) organization that founded the Vita et Veritas Conference to bring a bigger message of pro-life to Yale.

Reservations may be purchased online at www.giannacenter.org or by sending in a check payable to “St. Gianna Pregnancy Resource Center” and mailed to PO Box 8966 New Haven, CT 06532. Please include the name(s) of the guests attending.

For more information, please call and leave a message at (203) 936-7338. A volunteer will return your call to answer any questions. For more information on the Center, visit  www.giannacenter.org. Please make reservations by April 15.


MALTA HOUSE GALA MAY 12, 2018


Retreat Day for Busy Women, Lord I Believe, Help My Lack of Trust.

Time to pause from our busy routines and collect ourselves in Body, Mind and Spirit.  Let us reflect upon the Scripture, “Everything is possible to those who believe.”  Mark 9:23.  Come as Women of Faith, believing and trusting GOD in all things, at all times!

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. At the Convent of St. Birgitta, 4 Runkenhage Rd, Darien, CT.  Directed by Fran Fraleigh Karpiej, OFS of Sharing Christ Ministry. Cost: $60/pp includes hot lunch served by the Birgittine Sisters.

Registration required before May 19th. Contact Fran atpaxjc@aol.com or 203-452-7040. 


 

 

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