Happy Sunday! This week we have a softball game , Bible study , swing dancing , and our next installment of Catholicism movie night ! Hope to see you soon!

FYI we're reviving Crossfire's Google calendar in case that helps you stayed organized. Here's a link , and please reach out to us if you need help merging with your existing Google calendar. We'll keep posting on Facebook and the weekly email too, of course!


Crossfire Leadership Team
(Amanda, Anna, Eric, Marie, Patrice, Patrick, and Rob)
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Softball Game
Tuesday May 14, 6:00 p.m.
Welles Field, Glastonbury

Crossfire's co-ed softball team Basic Pitches plays in Glastonbury at Welles Field on Tuesday night. Cheer on our team from the sidelines, or contact Matt Reuter for information to join the team!
Weekly Gospel Study
Tuesday May 14, 7:30 p.m.
STA Rectory

This week Patrice 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.
Swing Dance Lessons
Wednesdays, May 8-29, 7 p.m.
56 Arbor St. in Hartford

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! No partner or experience is necessary. Registration is $40 in advance and $50 at the door; this includes 5 weekly lessons plus admission to the weekly dance. Register online here and email Rob with any questions.
Catholicism Series Movie Night
Thursday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.
RSVP for address

Join us for this week's installment of Bishop Barron's fabulous Catholicism series! We're watching episode 9, "The Fire of His Love: Prayer and the Life of the Spirit." Please RSVP to Stephanie for the address!
UPCOMING EVENTS
Monthly Adoration
Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
STA lower church

Crossfire sponsors a day of Eucharistic adoration on the first Saturday of every month in the lower church (use side entrance and walk downstairs). You can sign up for a slot on  this google form. If you don't want to commit to a slot, you are still welcome to come any time. Father Moran celebrates a Divine Mercy Holy Hour that begins at 3 p.m.

First timer?  A beginner's guide to Adoration is a good read; contact  Amanda with questions.
Food Pantry Volunteering
Saturday, June 18, 8:30-11 a.m.
Hartford

Help package, organize, and distribute food to those in need at St. Justin-St. Michael Food Pantry. Address is 230 Blue Hills Avenue in Hartford. Please email Patrick Laorden if you plan to participate. Typically we need 4 volunteers.
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Let's hear your ideas!

Spring is here and warm weather is upon us! Have an idea for a local outing, want to lead a hike, or organize an event? Let us know! Post directly on our Facebook page or email Crossfire's leadership team.
Congrats, Johnny!!!
Big congratulations to Johnny Pendergraph for passing his CPA exam! Johnny is a regular at our weekly Gospel study and has graciously hosted many Crossfire events over the past year. Be sure to send him your best wishes next time you see him!
OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST
Artisan Opening Garden Party
Thursday, May 16, 6 p.m.
Artisan (West Hartford)

Artisan at the Delamar will kick-off garden party season this Thursday. Guests are encouraged to experience the spectacular outdoor setting while enjoying Artisan Rosé wine, craft cocktails from the cash bar and complimentary hors d' oeuvres in the picturesque Artisan Garden and beautiful ballroom. Event is free but online tickets are needed. More information here.
Touch a Truck
May 18 & 19
Foodshare (Bloomfield)

Junior League of Hartford invites you to this family-friendly, hands-on event for children to explore firetrucks, police cars, construction equipment, mail trucks and more up-close! Children will get to meet the personnel who protect, serve, and build our community. Ticket sales benefit JLH and Foodshare in Bloomfield. More info on Eventbrite.
Frassati on Tap
Sunday, May 19, 6:00 p.m.
Stony Creek Brewery (Branford)

Join fellow young adults for a pint of locally brewed beer and to listen to a discussion about faith in the upstairs event room at Stony Creek Brewery. Mark Hough to give a talk entitled "In the Image of God: Art, Beauty, and the Call to Create." Mark will give a live art demo. More information on the Facebook event page.
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