ELM

A “Boots to Suits” clothing drive will be held at Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity the weekend of November 14-15. If you are cleaning out your closet while “staying home to stay safe” please set aside any items on this list : Men’s – suits, blazers, pants, shirts, ties, sweaters, coats, belts, shoes, vests Women’s suits, tops, pants, dresses. Skirts, scarves, bags and shoes. All donated items will be delivered to Save A Suit. Save A Suit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides veterans and active duty members with professional business attire, resources, and other support to help them transition from the military to a civilian career. If you have any questions
please feel free to contact us at 203-234-9287.

ELM is an initiative of the Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis, generously supported by the Hartford Bishops’ Foundation, which serves to promote greater vitality and vibrancy in our parishes. ELM stands for the tenets of the program, which are our goals for the beneficiaries of this initiative:

  • Evangelizing Catechesis
  • Lifelong Formation
  • Missionary Discipleship

ELM has two branches: Parish Accompaniment and Leadership Formation. Each branch of ELM supports and serves the other. As parishes establish plans for vibrant lifelong faith formation, leaders will emerge who are in need of formation and as leaders are formed, they will be instrumental in growing vibrant parish communities.

Our Parish ELM Team – Patsy Glenn, Melanie Khan, Dr. Jean Lowery, Joann Motyl, Andrea Puzio and Kristin Soder 

Our Parish ELM team is continuing to work on our parish plan. We had a social distance meeting on June 4 at St. Therese church basement. In the spring, we had developed a three-month plan
and it was submitted to the Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis. Our next step would have been an onsite parish visit. This visit is on hold for now. A virtual coaching and
consultation meeting has been scheduled next week with the director of OEEC Kelly Henderschedt and John Roberto the Elm
initiative facilitator. ELM is about Developing Vibrant and Vital Lifelong Faith Formation for All Ages & Generations.

•ELM stands for:
•Evangelizing Catechesis,
•Lifelong Formation
•Missionary Discipleship.
•Envisioning Lifelong Faith Formation in Parishes
•Developing a Plan for Lifelong Faith Formation
•Designing New Projects in Lifelong Faith Formation

For more information contact the Religious Ed Office.