Thank you, Janette Warner, for sharing these beautiful autumn photos taken outside on OLC’s grounds during our women’s retreat last weekend. They are just beautiful! We are so fortunate that our retreat center is surrounded by such exquisite beauty during every season of the year.
A Liturgy of Thanksgiving for the 60th Anniversary of Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center
A Liturgy of Thanksgiving
for the 60th Anniversary of Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center
October 6, 2018
Welcome: – Ron Miceli, Administrator of Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center
Call to Worship: (Choral Prelude): Alle Psallite Cum Luya (anonymous, 13th. century)
Opening Hymn: The Church’s One Foundation Breaking Bread #420
Gloria: from the Mass of St. Ann (Ed Bolduc)
Reading I Genesis 2:18-24
Responsorial Psalm 16: You Are My Inheritance, O Lord (Michael Guimont)
Reading II Hebrews 2:9-11
Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia (Christopher Walker)
Gospel Mark 10:2-6
Homily: Archbishop Blair
Preparation Anthem: The Prayer of Saint Francis (Allen Pote, arr. by Roberto Delgado)
Mass Parts: Mass of Creation (Marty Haugen)(Breaking Bread 879–882)
Communion Hymn: Take and Eat Breaking Bread #361
Communion Meditation: Ave Verum Corpus (Karl Jenkins)
Sister Bernadette Hughes, C.P. (Provincial Leader)
Sister Eileen Fucito, C.P. (Congregational Leader)
Recessional Hymn: All Creatures of Our God and King Breaking Bread #537
Principal Celebrant: The Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, S.T.D.
Altar Server: Ronald J. Miceli
Lectors: William N. Husic, Jr. Sister Mary Ann Strain, C.P.
Prayer of the Faithful: Ronald J. Miceli
Musicians: Cantor: Pamela Johnson
Gallery Choir from St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church
Gabriel Löfvall, DMA – Director, Piano
Cross Bearer: Adele Kasinskas
Candle Bearers: Lucia Smolski, Maryann Spagna
Miter Bearer: Gina Dolan
Crosier Bearer: Lauren Foote
Censor Bearer: Linda Guzzardi
Boat Bearer: Bonnie Gearin
Gifts: Sister Ann Rodgers, C.P. Marie DiBenedetto
Eucharistic Ministers: Sister Eileen Fucito, C.P.,
Sister Bernadette Hughes, C.P.
Director of Photography: Jessica Glass
Editor: Ralph Gasparello
© 2018 Glass Eyes Productions
John Gallagher wins a Mercedes-Benz at OLC Car Raffle
Thinking he was only making a donation to the Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center, John Gallagher of Stratford, CT never expected to actually win OLC’s 60th Anniversary car raffle. On October 6, Gallagher won a new Mercedes Benz C Class Sedan.
The funds raised from the raffle will help the Sisters of the Cross and Passion continue to offer spiritual retreats and programming for women in the Archdiocese of Hartford and beyond. They can now move forward with installing a new heating and cooling system for the retreat center.
Special thanks go to all those who purchased tickets and to New Country Motor Cars in Hartford.
OLC ‘s Green Thumb Gardeners enjoyed Ice Tea and Lemonade as we recently held our first summer get-together. In spite of the heat, there was a lovely breeze as we sat in the gazebo and planned our summer schedule for teams to meet and tend to our gardens. We also celebrated Bernadette’s birthday!
New members are always welcome.
It is a very small time commitment and a great opportunity to meet other volunteers who share our love for Our Lady of Calvary.
Want to join our gardeners? Please call OLC and leave your contact information at (860) 677-8519 or submit a Volunteer Form.