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An April 18 Ride For Love, inspired by Associate Pastor of Union Congregational Church in Oakville, Jacqueline Ramos, was a great success. The event was a joint effort of Ms. Ramos, Rev. Carmen Cavallaro of Union Congregational Church and Rev. Joseph Balducci of the New Hope Anglican Church. More than 20 cars participated in the police-escorted tour through town in an effort to promote love over hate through Oakville. Many observers honked their horns, smiled and waved. Read more

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PLYMOUTH — The First Baptist Church of Plymouth is hosting a Clothing Give-Away event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 7 and 14, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 8 and 15 at 4 North St.

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WATERTOWN — First Congregational Church at 40 DeForest St. has a new email address. It is firstchurchwtn@gmail.com.

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WATERBURY — The Trip to Paradise raffle drawing scheduled for Sunday, May 3 sponsored by the Friends of St. Anne Restoration Committee has been postponed until 2 p.m. Sunday, May 16 at the Shrine of St. Anne.

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LITCHFIELD — The Grotto Gift Shop, located at the Shrine of Lourdes at 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, has new spring hours. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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Barbara Dublin, director of Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries, received a $500 donation from the Woodbury United Methodist Church for the Ministries of GWIM, including their Soup Kitchen. The Soup Kitchen, which currently is take-out only due to Covid-19 restrictions, serves in excess …

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LITCHFIELD — The program “Teilhard Today- His Influence on Modern Religious Leaders” will be presented at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 27 at 229 East Litchfield Rd hosted by Sally Campbell Woodhall.

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The Council of Catholic Women of St. John the Evangelist Church wishes to thank the parishioners and the entire community for the overwhelming support of its recent Diaper Drive for Carolyn’s Place. With their help, the  church was able to deliver 9,723 diapers, 1,329 pkgs of wipes, 33 baby …

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WATERBURY — The Friends of St. Anne’s Restoration Fund Committee is a beneficiary of the LaBonne’s Market Cash for Charities program.

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WATERTOWN — The Council of Catholic Women of St. John the Evangelist Church is hosting a Diaper Drive for Carolyn’s Place from 4:15 to 5 p.m. prior to 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, March 6 at the tent in the parking lot of St. John the Evangelist Church, 574 Main St.

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LITCHFIELD – A virtual Lent Choir is forming through Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center with the first class meeting being held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, February 18. The class will run Thursday evenings through March 25. The choir is under the direction of Marguerite Mullee, Ph.D.

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LITCHFIELD — St. Michael’s Episcopal Church will offer a special concert of romantic and other Valentine-related music at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 14, on the side lawn of the church, 25 South St., Litchfield. 

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WATERBURY — The non-denominational, non-profit Acts 4 Ministry is seeking retired or other individuals available part-time to help within the retail-style thrift store to serve clients in need at 1713 Thomaston Ave.

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Elizabeth Boisits, 12, from Middlebury and Kendall Croke, 12, from Watertown recently sold more than 200 Decorate Your Own Cookie kits at St. George’s Church in Middlebury, helping to offset funds normally raised by the church’s annual Gingerbread Village. The parish was unable to hold the y…

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LITCHFIELD — The Grotto Gift Shop at the Shrine of Lourdes on 50 Montfort Rd., will reopen Sundays only from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on January 10, weather permitting.

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THOMASTON — The Christmas schedule for St. Peter’s - Trinity Church at 160 Main St. is a 4 p.m. service on December 24, and no services on December 25. 

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LITCHFIELD — The Grotto Gift Shop at the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield, 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118 will now be open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday as well as Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

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Boy Scout Packs and Troops 52 at Union Congregational Church and Troop 140 at St. Mary Magdalen Church had a successful Scouting for Food drive last week. Donations were almost double that of previous years. Most vehicles that went out to retrieve the Scouting for Food bags returned with 80 …

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LITCHFIELD — The Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield, 50 Montfort Rd., Route 118, will hold its annual Living Nativity from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, December 6.

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THOMASTON — St. Peter’s Trinity Church will host a Free Market Clothing & Household Goods Giveaway from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, November 27, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 28 at 160 Main St.

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Donna Finneran and Cindy Kishonis collect donations at the food drive sponsored by the Council of Catholic Women of St. John The Evangelist Church this past weekend to benefit the Watertown Food Bank and the Brian O’Connell Homeless Project. The Council of Catholic Women is thankful for the …

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OAKVILLE — St. Mary Magdalen Parish of Oakville will hold a food drive from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 17, and from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, October 18, in the church parking lot, 16 Buckingham St.

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It’s October, and that means it’s time to think of Halloween. When one thinks of Halloween, one also thinks of pumpkins, and at St. John the Evangelist Church on Main Street, there are plenty to go around. Beginning September 25, pumpkins of all sizes appeared for the church’s annual Pumpkin…

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WATERTOWN — The Council of Catholic Women of St. John the Evangelist Church is sponsoring a food drive during the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4. The drive benefits the Brian O’Connell Homeless Project and the Watertown Food Bank. Food can be brought to the Faith Formation G…

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BETHLEHEM — First Church of Bethlehem, 21 Main St. South, plans an outdoor bake and mask sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday September 26.

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WATERTOWN — The Council of Catholic Women of St. John The Evangelist Church is sponsoring a Sock Drive for the Homeless to benefit the Brian O’Connell Project on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13 at the church at 574 Main St.

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WATERTOWN — The Council of Catholic Women of St. John The Evangelist Church is sponsoring a Sock Drive for the Homeless to benefit the Brian O’Connell Project on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13 at the church at 574 Main St.

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LITCHFIELD — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, 229 East Litchfield Rd., has released a schedule of day programs and retreats for August.

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OAKVILLE — St. Mary Magdalen Parish will celebrate the birth of its spiritually adopted babies with a Drive-By Baby Shower to benefit babies in need. All donated items will benefit Carolyn’s Place of Waterbury, a pregnancy care center. Items needed include baby wash/shampoo, diaper ointment …

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BETHLEHEM — Out of an abundance of caution, the Abbey of Regina Laudis has announced that the Neapolitan Creche will remain closed until further notice.

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The St. John’s choir, conducted by Dr. Marguerite Mullee, will present Lenten Sacred Music and Readings at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 78 Green Hill Rd., Washington. This distinctive program of sacred choral music, scripture readings and poetry was developed by Dr…

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown United Methodist Church will host an Ecumenical Movie Night featuring a screening of “The Passion,” Saturday, April 4, at the church, 305 Main St.

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NAUGATUCK — Hillside Covenant Church will host its monthly chicken supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the church, 100 Hillside Ave. The menu will include chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetable, salad and homemade desserts, featuring pistachio cake and Marna’s famous rice …

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WATERTOWN — Blue Boy Entertainment will present their fourth annual clean comedy show featuring Paul Taro, Kareem Blue and Rodney Norman at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 20 at The Father’s House, 523 Main St. The show starts at 7 p.m. and all proceeds go to Royal Family Kids Foster Programs. The e…

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LITCHFIELD — The Grotto Gift Shop at the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield, 50 Montfort Rd., Route 118, will resume daily hours beginning Tuesday, March 3. The shop will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. (after Mass) to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Lenten and Easter…

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BETHLEHEM — Prince of Peace Parish will present a series of Wednesday evening sessions that will explore and discuss questions of life and faith. The 11-week Alpha program will meet March 4 through May 13 in the parish hall at the Church of the Nativity, 48 East St. Sessions will begin at 6:…

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LITCHFIELD — Chabad of Northwest Connecticut has unveiled A Virtual Purim, a new website dedicated to the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim, taking place March 9 to 10.

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WASHINGTON — Dr. Marguerite Mullee, music director at St. John’s Episcopal Church and professor of liturgical music and sacred art, will offer a five-week workshop in singing chant from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning March 10 at St. John’s Parish Hall, 78 Green Hill Rd.

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WATERTOWN — The Council of Catholic Women of St. John the Evangelist Church will sponsor this year’s World Day of Prayer at noon Saturday, March 7 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 574 Main St. Members of all the churches in the local ecumenical council are encouraged to participate. World …

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THOMASTON — St. Peter’s-Trinity Church will host a free hash and pancake supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, in the parish hall at 160 Main St., located between the Thomaston Library and the Opera House. 

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MIDDLEBURY — St. George’s Episcopal Church invites all community members to its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Buffet, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 25 in the parish hall. The buffet will include pancakes, sausage, French toast, hash, fruit salad, beverages and dessert. The church is lo…