Welcome to Holy Week ! Here's a line-up of what's going on in this week....

  • Monday: confession from 6 to 7 p.m. (STA upper church)
  • Tuesday: Gospel study at 7:30 p.m. (STA rectory)
  • Thursday: dinner at Butterfly (after 7:30 p.m. mass)
  • Sunday: potluck brunch at 11:30 a.m.

Mass Times:
  • Holy Thursday 7:30 p.m.
  • Good Friday 3:00 p.m.
  • Holy Saturday 8:00 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 12 noon


Crossfire Leadership Team
(Amanda, Anna, Eric, Marie, Patrice, Patrick, and Rob)
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Taize Prayer Service
Sunday, April 14, 5:00 p.m.
First Church West Hartford

Taizé Worship is a contemplative service of song, silence, prayer, and scripture reading. The service offers a time to center ourselves in the presence of God, to let go of the busy schedules of our lives, and be held in God’s tender love and compassion. More information here or if you'd like a buddy to go with, email Marie.
Weekly Gospel Study
Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.
STA Rectory

This week Caitlin will lead us through a discussion of next Sunday's readings.

First timer? We meet in the rectory (brick building to the left of the Church). Ring the front doorbell and someone will greet you! Email us and we'll make sure someone meets you.
Thursday Night Dinner
Thursday, April 18, ~8:30 p.m.
Butterfly Restaurant

We invite you to join us for our third annual Holy Thursday dinner following mass. Mass begins at 7:30 p.m. then we'll walk over to Butterfly after some time for reflection and adoration. Please RSVP via email or join the Facebook event page to estimate group size. All are welcome!
Easter Sunday Brunch
Sunday, April 21, 11:30 a.m.
No one should spend Easter Sunday alone. If you’re not from Connecticut and don’t have a chance to be with family this Sunday, join us for an Easter brunch! Catherine C. graciously offered to host, and we'll all bring food and drinks to share. There will be an Easter egg hunt and a cute dog too! Please RSVP via email to help our headcount, and we'll send you the address.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Living Stations of The Cross
Monday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.
133 Bristol Street, Southington

A group of us are going to see fellow squad members (Kelly and Alex Whitham) in a performance of the Passion at Southington Catholic School. Admission is a free will donation but you need to get tickets here. (There are many other dates on the website, Monday is just the day that we're going).

Lenten Movie Night
Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m.
RSVP for address

We're taking a mini-hiatus for Holy Thursday, so episode 6 in our film series resumes on April 25! This week Bishop Barron explores "The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church." Informal discussion and dinner. Please bring a snack to share.

RSVP to Katie for address.
Foodshare Walk For Hunger
Saturday, April 27, 10:30 a.m.
Bushnell Park, Hartford

Foodshare is a nonprofit of which Saint Thomas food pantry is a beneficiary, and this walk is the organization's largest fundraiser. The walk starts in Bushnell and ends at Dunkin Donuts park. Reach out to Chantal for additional info. A portion of the Funds raised goes directly to St. Thomas.
Food Pantry Volunteering
Saturday, May 11, 8:30-11 a.m.
230 Blue Hills Ave Hartford

Help package, organize, and distribute food to those in need at St. Justin-St. Michael Food Pantry. Please email Patrick if you plan to participate. Typically need 4 volunteers.

Future dates: June 18
Swing Dance Lessons
Wednesdays in May
location TBA

Wedding season is coming up, and DJ's across the country will soon be calling our names. With that in mind, let's prepare to be the talk of the dance floor by taking some swing dance lessons! Rob is teaching a series on Wednesdays in May. Let us know if you'd like to get a group together and learn!
Save the Date:
Habitat for Humanity Build
Saturday, August 17

We locked in another Habitat For Humanity date! Its a "House of Faith" build, meaning religious congregations around the Hartford are building the house from start to finish. If you want to slot yourself in for one of the 12 spots available, make a donation here and email Amanda.

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