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Sophie Scholl

Movie Night – Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

Filmmaker Marc Rothemund utilizes long-buried historical records to reconstruct the last six days in the life of renowned German anti-Nazi activist 21-year-old Sophie Scholl (Julia Jentsch) in an Academy Award-nominated feature that earned star Julia Jentsch a Best Actress award at both the 2005 Lolas and the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival. The year is 1943 and Adolf Hitler’s devastating march across Europe has resulted in the formation of the White Rose, an underground resistance movement born in Munich and dedicated to the fall of the Third Reich. Despite being one of the only female members of the White Rose movement, Sophie Scholl’s conviction is strong and her will unbreakable. Eventually arrested by the Gestapo for distributing pamphlets on campus alongside her brother Hans, Sophie boldly maintains her ground by calling for freedom and personal responsibility and never once backing down even in the face of certain, inescapable death.

This evening program will be facilitated by Sister Mary Ann Strain, CP. She is the Program Director here at OLC.

Attendees will receive a boxed supper to enjoy during the film.

Watch a trailer:

Register for this program by using the form Below or callin (860) 677-8519. You can also download and print Movie Night – November 7.

Confirmation

Confirmation Retreat

What does getting your driver’s license have to do with Confirmation?

What car part would you be as a disciple? What is the plan to get a car and ensure its safety and maintenance? Come to this interactive confirmation retreat and find out.

The offering per person for this retreat is $35. If you are a DRE interested in bringing a larger class, please call OLC at 860.677.8519 to talk with us about a group rate.

The program includes dinner.

Presenter: Shawnee Baldwin

Shawnee served as Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at the Archdiocese of Hartford for 20 years. During that time, she coordinated, among many other programs and retreats, the Annual Catholic Youth Spectacular with 1400-3200 young people!!

Shawnee holds an MA in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary.

Please register using the form below. Or download and print Confirmation Retreat.

drum

TAKE A DRUM RIDE

Take a Drum Ride with Master Teaching Artist Bob Bloom

Farmington, Connecticut will sparkle. BOB BLOOM is bringing a colorful cargo of lovable drums for your heart and hands to enjoy at this shindig. Everyone partners with Bob as he gives rise to the enticing melodies and catchy lyrics of legendary songs.

Share refreshments and chat with Bob Bloom during a Meet and Greet following the hoot!

Bob’s TAKE A DRUM RIDE hoots have been featured at The New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, and the New Year’s Eve “First Night Celebrations” of Boston, Providence, Hartford, Bridgeport, Westport, and Worcester. 

 

Register using the form below or download: Take a Drum Ride

silent theme retreat

Silent Theme Retreat

Our Silent Theme Retreat is designed for those who would like a quiet, less social retreat experience with some input, but more time for personal prayer and reflection.

Each day of the retreat will include Morning Prayer, followed by a presentation from a member of the retreat team, daily Mass and evening prayer. You will have the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation during your retreat.

Our theme this year, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace, is both powerful and timely. It comes from one of the most popular and well-loved prayers in the world: the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis.

Our mission on earth is the same as that of Christ, that is to bring to others God’s peace, God’s state of “perfect well-being” and completeness.

St. Francis saw this as his mission too. He advised his followers that “they should not be quarrelsome or take part in disputes with words…or criticize others; but they should be gentle, peaceful and unassuming, courteous and humble, speaking respectfully to everyone.”

Peacemaking is not an optional commitment. It is a requirement of our faith. Time and again, Jesus calls us to be peacemakers. Faith intensifies our desire to address the questions of our times, precisely, in the light of the gospel:

What is peace?

What does it mean to be a peacemaker?

What is the Christian response to violence?

During our silent theme retreat, we will explore how we can place ourselves in the center of the storm and be an instrument of peace.

Register for this retreat online using the form below, or call 860.677.8519.

Download Silent Retreats at OLC for more information.