Litchfield News





Special Items Requested for the Food Pantry
@ Goshen Church of Christ Congregational
5 Old Middle St., Goshen, CT
White or Brown Rice, Canned Fruit, Chicken or Beef Broth, Juice, Granola Bars, Cereal Bars, Corn Muffin Mix, Crackers. Items can be dropped off at the Parish Hall on the bench outside the office. Thank you!
Semi-annual Tag Sale
Thursday, October 19 - Saturday, October 21
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, October, 22
11:30 am (after Mass) ~ 2:00 pm
Lourdes in Litchfield
Donated items may be dropped off at Pilgrim Hall on Tues. & Wed. Oct. 17 & 18 between 9:00 am & 3:00 pm. Donations may include small furniture items, china, clothing & tools. All donated items must be in good condition and all electronic items must be in working order. NO upholstered furniture or mattresses will be accepted.

Ziti Benefit Dinner
for Norman DeAngelis of Goshen
Saturday, October 21 ~ 4:00-7:00 pm
St. Thomas of Villanova
71 North Street, Goshen
Norm DeAngelis was seriously injured in a head-on car crash in June. The accident caused  him to be out of work while recovering from chest injuries and multiple surgeries to his left leg. Medical bills are now over $100,000. He has three children in grades 7, 10 and 12 with only one family income.

Tickets are $12 for Adults and
$7 for children under 10
for more info:

Benefit Dinner for Puerto Rico
Saturday, October 21 ~ 4:30 - 7:00 pm
Warren Congregational Church
Corner of Routes 45 & 341
Menu: Shepherd's Pie and Cranberry Sauce
Tossed Salad and Bantam Bread
Homemade Desserts and Beverages
Cost: Free Will Offering
(all proceeds to benefitting
 the residents of Puerto Rico)
Includes dinner, dessert and beverages.
For more information call 860 868-7106

Pumpkin Carving
Sunday, October 22 ~ 3:00-5:00 pm
Goshen Church of Christ Congregational

Family Breakfast
Sunday, October 29 ~ 8:00 -10:00 am
Goshen Church of Christ Congregational
5 Old Middle St., Goshen, CT 06756
$7.00 per adult
$3.50 per child under 12

Veteran of the Month Ceremony
Veteran of World War I, Burdette Curtiss
Saturday, November 4 ~ 10:00 am
All Wars Memorial, Bantam
On Saturday, November 4th, American Legion Post 44 of Bantam will honor United States Army Corporal Burdette Curtiss, formerly of Bantam, Connecticut.

Post 44 invites the public to the November 4th ceremony, at 10:00 am at the All Wars Memorial Route 202 (Bantam Cemetery) in Bantam. In case of inclement or cold weather the ceremony will be held in the Bantam Borough Hall, 809 Bantam Road (Route 202) in Bantam.

The ceremony will start with members of a flag detail retiring the honor flag of United States Air Force Staff Sergeant, Walter Hunt, formerly of Bethlehem, Connecticut and a veteran of the Korean War.

Mr. Curtiss was  part of the 16th Machine Gun Battalion and was assigned to the 6th Division of the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I. He will be the 350th veteran to be honored and this will be the 337th ceremony to salute a Veteran of the Month.

Following the celebration Post 44 will provide light refreshments and encourages attendees to greet the families of Mr. Hunt and Mr. Curtiss, as well as enjoy fellowship and comradeship at the Bantam Borough Hall with other veterans who have served their country.. Contact:
Bereavement Program
Goshen Community Care & Hospice
Saturdays, Sept. 9 - Nov. 11, 2017
9:00-10:30 a.m.
St. Thomas of Villanova
71 North Street, Goshen
To register please call
Teilhard de Chardin:  Session 2
Saturday, November 11 ~  9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
An extension of Session 1....
Sally Campbell Woodhall
Teilhard de Chardin’s mysticism is one of action in and through the world. Itcalls us to a covenant with God and creation. As a scientist, his mysticism encompasses the Cosmic, the Human, and the Christic dimensions of life. Teilhard’s legacy is clearly present in the spirituality of ecology, feminism, and interfaith dialogue. He offers us a new and creative way of understanding our roles as contemplative and participatory members of the earth community.

Registration closes Friday, Nov. 10, at Noon
Non-refundable deposit: $25
Includes lunch and materials.
For further information call (860) 567-3163
Spiritual Awakening:
A Women's AA/ALANON Retreat
Friday, November 17 - 5pm
through Sunday, November 19 - 1pm
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
Journey to the promise of recovery....
Shane Phelan, CMA
In the Twelfth Step we are promised a “Spiritual awakening as the result of these steps.” But what is a spiritual awakening? How do the steps take us there? What are the elements of an awakening, and how do I know when I am “there”?
We look at these questions and more, as we journey to the rich promise of recovery. No matter what brought us into the rooms, the answer is spiritual and the promise is spiritual. Join us for a wake-up call! 

Registration closes Thursday, Nov. 16, at Midnight
Non-refundable deposit: $50
For further information call (860) 567-3163

From Wisdom's Table:
Classic French Cassoulet
  Saturday, November 18 ~ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
Margaret Jacobs
A savory French stew made with beans and meat (pork shoulder, bacon, and sausage). The length of cooking time imparts this dish with intense flavors and will fill your kitchen with delightful aromas. Crème brulée will be served as dessert. Samplings and recipes included!

Registration closes Friday, Nov. 17, at Noon
Non-refundable deposit: $25
For further information call (860) 567-3163
Veteran of the Month Ceremony
Saturday, October 7, 2017
All Wars Memorial, Bantam
The flag of September Veteran of the Month, United States Army Corporal Roy E. Howe is returned to the family. BZ photos
Staff Sgt. Walter Lynn Hunt
On the 29th Anniversary of the Veteran of the Month Program, Post 44 celebrated the life of the 249th consecutive Veteran, Korean War Era, United States Air force, Staff Sergeant, Walter Lynn Hunt. 
Originally of Bethlehem, Connecticut. Walter Lynn Hunt was born on the 29th of November 1929, the oldest son of Walter L. and Lillian Osborn Hunt of Bethlehem, Connecticut.  BZ photos
Food Pantry Open
@ St. Michael’s in Litchfield
St. Michael’s Parish is currently collecting donations from its own members as well as those in the greater Litchfield community in order to stock a food pantry.
Rev. Deacon Amy Reichman
The pantry will be open the third Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and welcomes all who are affected by food insecurity issues. No registration is required. Once the scope of need is assessed, the pantry times could be expanded.  

To begin, nonperishables are being collected, but St. Michael’s plans to eventually accept fresh food items as well. Nonperishable items can be left in the Community House on the wire shelving in the foyer. Volunteers from the greater Litchfield community are invited to help with stocking the pantry and in distributing food. 

ContactRev. Deacon Amy Reichman
or call the Parish Office at 860-567-9465
weekdays from 10am-2pm