It's August. WHERE DID SUMMER GO?


🏡There are 6 slots left for our habitat build on Aug 17th. Deets below.

✏️The Social Action ministry at Saint Thomas is collecting school supplies for Catholic Charities, which serves families in need in the Hartford Area. (some of whom are part of the refugee programs). If you are willing to donate, Venmo Amanda at @Amanderson and we will do one big donation on behalf of Crossfire.


Have a wonderful week!

Crossfire Leadership Team
(Amanda, Anna, Katie, Patrice, Patrick, and Rob)


P.S. - Do you subscribe to Crossfire's Google calendar? Here's a link :)
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Weekly Gospel Study
Tuesday, Aug 6, 7:30 p.m.
STA lower level

Agile Adrian will be leading us in a discussion of next Sunday's readings (Luke 12:32-48).

Location: We will meet in the Callahan Room in the lower level of the church building.

First timer? Email us and we'll make sure someone meets you.
Softball Game
Tuesday, Aug 6, 8:30 p.m.
Academy Field, Glastonbury

Crossfire's co-ed softball team Basic Pitches is now in the post-season! (ESPN friends, did I say that right?) This week we'll be at Academy Field in Glastonbury. Cheer on our team from the sidelines with Crossfire friends, or contact Matt Reuter for information to join the team. New players are always welcome!
Food Pantry Volunteering
Saturday, Aug. 10, 8:30 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 Laorden if you plan to participate. Typically we need 4 volunteers.

Upcoming dates: September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14
UPCOMING EVENTS
Habitat for Humanity Build
Saturday, Aug. 17, 7:45 a.m.
Hartford

Our second Crossfire Habitat Build! Training begins at 8 am, and they encourage you to arrive by 7:45 am in order to get settled in. If people want to carpool we can meet at STA, reply to this email and we can coordinate. The day ends around 2:30 p.m. Additional information on the Facebook event page .

To reserve your spot: email Amanda, make a donation on our fundraising page and register here .
**save the date**
Newport Half Marathon
Sunday, October 13, 7:30 a.m.
Newport, RI

Last year a group of us ran the Newport Half Marathon and are planning on doing it again this year. Some of us carpooled and drove down day-of, others went up early and turned it into a weekend. Either way it's a cool run along the beach and a lovely historic town. All are welcome to either run or cheer us on. register now!
Sit with us at Mass!
most Sundays, 5:00 p.m.
STA

There is an unofficial cohort of Crossfire members who typically (key word: typically) go to Sunday 5 p.m. mass at St. Thomas the Apostle. We've been talking for a while about creating a designated spot to sit together so no one feels alone at Mass. We tend to sit at the left side toward the middle-front. Join us!

First timer? Email us and we'll set you up with someone.
Never Have Cash At Mass?? 💸💸💸
If you (like me) are a millennial who never has cash and wished you could just Venmo a donation to STA when they pass the basket around at Mass, good news: you can setup online donations here . Your support helps the STA community including Crossfire. ❤️
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