Upcoming Events

 CBS "Power of Icons" Registration

The Transforming Power of Icons for Bible Study, Catechesis, and Prayer
Presenter: Stephen J. Binz
Location: St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield
Date and Time: September 11, 1:30-3:30 pm (coffee and begins at 1:00)
Advance Registration Required by September 2.

Icons have been described as theology in line and color. They are the visual language of Eastern Christianity and are growing in appreciation by all Christians. This presentation will teach participants the practice of
attentively and receptively gazing upon icons so that the experience leads to meditation, prayer, and spiritual transformation. Techniques will be offered for using icons in parish ministry and faith formation.

Bring a friend -- all are welcome. EACH participant must be registered individually, by clicking here. Thank you!

Calling all Catechetical Leaders, Catechists.

We invite you to an in-service, reflection, and appreciation day on Sunday, September 25th with John Collins sponsored by Sadlier.  It will be at the Mercy Center in Madison and coincides with the Pope’s Jubilee for Catechists in Rome.  The day is designed for catechetical leaders and catechists.  We hope that you will take advantage of this day and send your catechists to renew themselves and refill their faith formation toolboxes. Registration is at 11:30. The day ends at 5:00.  There is no cost, but please RSVP by September 16th. Click here for a flyer and a registration form.


Catholic Girl Scouts Religious Program Day

Saturday, October 29, 2016,  8:30am to 4pm St. Bridget School, Manchester CT

Come and enjoy a day filled with faith & fun!  All Girl Scouts (any age, any faith) who are interested in earning the Catholic religious emblem (certificate, pin and patch) are welcome.  Bring a water bottle and bag lunch; snacks will be provided.  Project books will be available for purchase.  Please dress appropriately for possible outside activities. Click here for a registration form and return it with your $30.00 registration fee (Includes book) to the OEEC office by October 17th. Questions? Contact Jennifer McClintock at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 Boy Scout Retreat Day

Saturday, October 29, 2016 at St Bridget School in Manchester.

Registration will begin at 8:00am and we will end at 3:30pm. This will be a great opportunity for Catholic Scouts in Cub, Boy, and Venture crews to have fun while learning more about their Catholic Faith. This day will not only meet the requirement for those needing a retreat for the Ad Altare Dei but will also be a Duty to God requirement for those who require it. Some material for the Ad Altare Dei will also be covered. Please bring your own bag lunch. Snacks, water and juice will be provided during the day. Registration cost is $ 10.00 each which will include a patch and some other take home materials. For a registration form, click here  Questions? Contact Jennifer McClintock at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Boy Scout/Leader Training Sessions:

Catholic Religious Emblems Training for Cub, Boy, Venture and Sea Scout Leaders
Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei, Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius


All Faiths Chaplain Aide Training

For more information on the Chaplain Aide duties, go to www.scouting.org site. Pastors and Unit Leaders are encouraged have at least one scout from every unit trained.

Both training will be held on

September 10, 2016
8:30am - 12:00pm
St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield

$10.00 includes materials and refreshments.
Please make checks out to OREE.
For more information contact Jennifer at 860-242-5573 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.