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Weekly Reflection

Find Freedom in Obedience

10-02-2022© LPi

As adults, unless we are dealing with children, “obedience” is not a word we typically like to hear. It often brings connotations of military protocols, deference to superiors at work, or conforming to laws and practices. In a culture that has learned to challenge authority, being obedient is understood more as something I “have” to do, not “want” to do. Do you ever see merit in wanting to be obedient? Encouraged to develop independent, self-sufficient egos and personas, we learn to focus on our own wills and merits as we strive for success and achieve a sense of well-being. Giving ourselves over to the will of another, especially when done blindly, can sometimes carry more risk than we are willing to take. Also, blindly following orders without any deference to ethics or morality can lead to atrocious crimes and violence against humanity.


Upcoming Events

40 Days for Life

Add Wed, Sep 28 - Sun, Nov 6 @ 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Respect Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford is sponsoring 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigils at three locations: in the WATERBURY area: Outside of Planned Parenthood, 617 Watertown Avenue, Waterbury; in West Hartford and New Haven.


Lyman Orchards® Pie and Classic® Cookie Dough Sale

Add Mon, Oct 3 - Mon, Oct 17

To order visit Pick up is Wed, Nov 15 from 4:00-6:00pm.

First Friday Mass of Healing & Divine Mercy Adoration

Add Fri, Oct 7 @ 6:00 PM (every first Friday of the month)

Every first Friday of the month at 6:00pm at St. Peter Church, 107 E Main St., Torrington

6:00pm Divine Mercy Chaplet. Healing Mass begins shortly after the Chaplet concludes.

Celebrant: Father Emmanuel

Blessing of Animals

Add Sat, Oct 8 @ 10:00 AM

in front of St. Francis Church by the status of St. Francis