Faith Formation News – 3/11/21

Moms Rock!

Dear SUUS Families,

Last weekend was amazing! Thank you to Karis Lagasse for hosting the first Faith Formation MOMs Group and to all the Moms who gathered! And, thank you to all who joined me for the “Blessing of the Animals!” It was a wonderful weekend of celebrating the theme of “commitment.” MOMs committed to one another through fellowship and community, and we committed to give our continued love and affection to our beloved animals. As always, you filled my heart with love and kindness, and I went into the week feeling lighter and happier. I hope you, too, were filled with love.

Luna, the dog, was Dedicated on March 7, 2021
Meet Rosie everyone!

This Sunday after the service, we will powwow on ZOOM for some more FUN & GAMES! This time, Laura Martino will lead us through a game of Quizlet! Check your email tomorrow for the Zoom link and more details.

“Now Let Us Sing!” Who’s up for some singing for the Easter service?! I am looking for some voices to help me with our Virtual Easter Anthem. All children, youth and families are welcome to join! No experience required. I will send you practice tracks, and you can record from home so no one will even hear you (except when I put it all together for the virtual choir of course)! Join Sunday’s Zoom to learn more. I will meet with anyone interested in singing right this Sunday right after the Family Chapel & Quizlet to introduce the song and answer any questions you might have. Community singing is a great example of “Commitment!” Will you commit to this project?

I look forward to E-seeing you on Sunday!


Faith Formation Happenings

Sunday, March 14 at 10:30am: Lessons My Students Taught Me – Jenny Lee
Long time SUUS member and former Board of Trustees President, Jenny Lee, shares some of the poignant learning experiences from her decades of teaching Visual Arts at Co-op High School in New Haven.


Sunday, March 14 – Zoom Family Chapel & Quizlet!
Laura Martino is at it again! We will gather on Zoom directly following worship for some Trivia and Fun! Please check your Friday E-blast for the Zoom link.

Sunday, March 21 at 1pm – CoA/Youth Trip to Ray of Light Farm
Join Advisors for a trip to Ray of Light Farm in East Haddam. Check text/email from more details next week!

Sunday, March 21 – Child Dedication (No Faith Formation)
Please support our Faith Formation children being dedicated on Zoom and join us for Worship at 10:30am.

Sunday, March 28 – Easter Egg Hunt!
Save the date for a hunt and stay tuned for more details!

For any child or youth participating in Faith Formation activities, please complete the online registration form:

Amistad Catholic Worker House Food Drive
The food drive CONTINUES for our neighbors at Amistad Catholic Worker House in East Haven, CT where Luz Catarineau and her husband Mark Colville have been feeding the homeless since 1994. Now more than ever they need our help, and even in a global pandemic they continue to provide breakfast and lunch to those in need. Please review the list below and if you are able, kindly deliver your items to the covered bins at the top outdoor stairs at SUUS. If you are unable to contribute food at this time, they are always accepting prayers. For more information about Amistad, please visit their website:

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Pancake mix (complete preferable)
Pancake Syrup

Juice mix
Pasta sauce
Canned vegetables
Beans-red, black, garbanzo beans

Essential Paper Products
Toilet tissue
Paper towels
Facial tissue

*Please note: Amistad is happy to take anything else beyond the items listed above to either use as part of a meal or to bag up for families that are served.

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Saturday, April 3 at 1pm – SUUS MOMs Group
Thank you, Karis Lagasse, for hosting the first Faith Formation MOMs Group! We are so grateful for you! Stay tuned for more details about the April gathering.

Wednesday, April 7 at 7pm- Faith Formation Committee Meeting on Zoom
Stay tuned for more details!

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