Bible Study   

Each month we offer some form of Bible Study in the parish. Some are 3 week sessions using Alive in the Word, from Little Rock Scripture. Others are 6-8 weeks and usually are about a specific topic or book of the Bible. All the studies are led by graduates of the Archdiocesan Biblical School. Sessions are promoted in the parish bulletin and listed on the website; click on Parish Life and then Parish Events. For further information or to sign up contact adulteducation@manchestercatholic.org

Prayer – Keeping Company with God

At Mass when the reading of the Gospel begins, we place the sign of the cross on our foreheads, lips and hearts and pray, “May the Lord be in our minds, on our lips, and in our hearts.” These symbolize the three forms of prayers vocal, meditative, and contemplation.

Throughout the year we offer sessions on how to pray in different ways. Through the teachings of Christ and the example of the saints the Catholic Church has a rich tradition of ways to pray.


Adoration: Every Wednesday after the 9:00 AM Mass Saint Bartholomew Church

First Friday after the 5:30 PM Mass Saint Bridget Church



Movie and Lunch   

Third Friday of the month from 11:30 - 2:00 PM at the Meeting and Education Center located at Saint Bartholomew Church. Participants bring lunch and a variety of movies with a Christian theme are watched and discussed. No need to sign up. For the title of the movie to be shown; click on Parish Life and then Parish Events on our website or check the bulletin. 


Financial Peace University 

Several times a year the parish offers the Financial Peace University course. It is a nine-lesson money course that teaches step-by-step how to create a budget, pay off debt, spend wisely, and save for the future. The only cost is the materials, which is $129.00 per person or per couple. There is no pressure to buy anything or invest in anything. For dates and times click on Parish Life and then Parish Events on our website or check the bulletin. adulteducation@manchestercatholic.org 860 643-2403 ext. 1117


Small Christian Communities

Small Christian Communities are small groups of adults who join together weekly or monthly. They read the Bible readings for the coming Sunday, and share how those readings might apply to their life. No previous knowledge is required; the readings, a commentary on the readings and questions to encourage sharing are all provided. Using those materials, the participants read and listen to the scriptures. After some silent reflection, they focus on a few questions that are designed to help people connect the Bible readings to their lives today. Saint Teresa of Calcutta has approximately 100 people participating in Small Christian Communities. Here are the days and contact info for the current groups.


• Monday morning Madeleine Robinson - hhrmjr@cox.net

• Monday evening Bruce Foote - Brucefoote@sbcglobal.net

• Tuesday afternoon Sandy Ouellette - Sandra.ouellette@sbcglobal.net

• Tuesday evening Carol Rovegno - Chrovegno@gmail.com

• Wednesday evening Caryl O’Connell - OconnellCMO2000@gmail.com

• Thursday morning Neal Duggan - cornyduggan@aol.com

• Thursday morning Judy Siena -  sebbeachbum@gmail.com

• Saturday morning Bob Albert - robalbert@cox.net

• Sunday evening Ellie Lee - eleanorlee@att.net


If you are interested in learning more about a Small Christian Community or in attending one, please contact one or the leaders above or adultedcuation@manchestercatholic.org or 860 643-2404 ext. 1117.



Reading for a HIGHER Purpose!

Are you someone who likes to read? Would you like to learn more about our faith and how it applies to your life? Are you looking for a new spiritual practice? Would you like to be inspired? If so Reading for a HIGHER Purpose! is for you. Throughout the year we will be offering various books for you to read. There will be the chance to read the book with a group, meeting weekly to discuss what was read. There will be the opportunity to read the book and to answer as an individual, at home reflection questions, which will be provided. The times for the weekly meetings will vary. To see what we are reading now please check out the Parish Events tag under Parish Life on the website or check out the bulletin. For more information or to suggest a book, please contact adulteducation@manchestercatholic.org