Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Holy Family Retreat

Ansonia – St. Anthony Church, Rt. 115; 1st Wednesdays, noon-8 p.m.; prayer and song service, 7-8 p.m.

Ansonia – St. Joseph Church; 1st Fridays, after 8 a.m. Mass until 11 a.m.

Avon – St. Ann Church; 1st Fridays from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

Branford – St. Thérèse Church; 3rd Tuesdays, after 9 a.m. Mass until noon.

Bristol – St. Ann Church; Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m

Bristol – St. Gregory Church; 1st Wednesdays after 9 a.m. Mass until 7 p.m.

Enfield – St. Martha Church, Sacred Heart Chapel; 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 1-10 p.m. on Sundays.

Guilford – Our Lady of Grace Monastery public chapel; daily, after 7 a.m. Mass until 8 p.m.

Guilford – St. George Church; 1st Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon.

Hamden – Ascension Church; during Holy Days, for vocations; (203) 288-7516.

Hamden – St. Rita Church, Donnelly Parish Center; Thursdays, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., excluding 12:10 Mass time; for priests and vocations.

Kensington – St. Paul Church; 2nd and 4th  Wednesdays, noon-8 p.m.

Middlebury – St. John of the Cross; 1st Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Milford – St. Mary Church; 1st Fridays, 7:30-9 p.m.

New Britain – St. Peter Church; 1st Fridays, 3-5 p.m. Includes music 3:45-4:30 p.m. and ends with Benediction.

New Haven – Sacred Heart Church; 1st Fridays, following 6:30 p.m. Mass until 8 p.m.

New Haven – St. Aedan School chapel; 1st Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thursdays, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., with rosary, Benediction.

New Haven – St. Anthony Church; last Thursdays, 7 p.m.; with rosary, Benediction.

New Haven – St. Brendan Church; 1st Mondays, 7:30-8:30 p.m., ends with Benediction.

New Haven – St. Francis Church chapel; 1st Fridays, following 9 a.m. Mass until 11:30 a.m. with Benediction.

New Haven – St. John the Baptist Church; Saturdays, after 9 a.m. Mass until 11 a.m.

New Haven – St. Mary Church; Fridays, following 12:05 p.m. Mass until Benediction before 5 p.m. Mass.

New Haven – St. Michael Church; Mondays, 7-8 p.m. with novena.

New Haven – St. Rose of Lima Church; 1st Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m., ends with Benediction (Spanish).

New Haven – St. Stanislaus convent chapel; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., rosary; Saturday, 4 p.m.

Newington – Church of the Holy Spirit; Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m.

North Haven – St. Frances Cabrini Church; in convent, 1st Fridays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. with novena to the Sacred Heart.

North Haven – St. Thérèse Church; 4th Sundays, 1-5 p.m., with rosary at 2 and 4 p.m.

Northford – St. Monica Church; 1st Fridays, 6-7 p.m., rosary follows.

Orange – Holy Infant Church; 2nd Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m., ends with Benediction.

Poquonock – St. Joseph Church; 1st Fridays, 7-8 p.m.

Unionville – St. Mary Star of the Sea; 1st Fridays, 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m., with Benediction.

Waterbury – St. Margaret Church; Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., with chanted evening prayer.

Windsor – St. Gertrude Church; last Wednesdays, after 8 a.m. Mass until 3 p.m.

Woodmont – St. Agnes Church; 1st Saturdays, 4-5 p.m.

OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Ansonia – St. Anthony Church, Rt. 115; 1st Wednesdays, noon-8 p.m.; prayer and song service, 7-8 p.m.
Ansonia – St. Joseph Church; 1st Fridays, after 8 a.m. Mass until 11 a.m.
Avon – St. Ann Church; 1st Fridays from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
Branford – St. Thérèse Church; 3rd Tuesdays, after 9 a.m. Mass until noon.
Bristol – St. Ann Church; Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m
Bristol – St. Gregory Church; 1st Wednesdays after 9 a.m. Mass until 7 p.m.
Enfield – St. Martha Church, Sacred Heart Chapel; 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 1-10 p.m. on Sundays.
Guilford – Our Lady of Grace Monastery public chapel; daily, after 7 a.m. Mass until 8 p.m.
Guilford – St. George Church; 1st Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon.
Hamden – Ascension Church; during Holy Days, for vocations; (203) 288-7516.
Hamden – St. Rita Church, Donnelly Parish Center; Thursdays, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., excluding 12:10 Mass time; for priests and vocations.
Kensington – St. Paul Church; 2nd and 4th  Wednesdays, noon-8 p.m.
Middlebury – St. John of the Cross; 1st Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Milford – St. Mary Church; 1st Fridays, 7:30-9 p.m.
New Britain – St. Peter Church; 1st Fridays, 3-5 p.m. Includes music 3:45-4:30 p.m. and ends with Benediction.
New Haven – Sacred Heart Church; 1st Fridays, following 6:30 p.m. Mass until 8 p.m.
New Haven – St. Aedan School chapel; 1st Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thursdays, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., with rosary, Benediction.
New Haven – St. Anthony Church; last Thursdays, 7 p.m.; with rosary, Benediction.
New Haven – St. Brendan Church; 1st Mondays, 7:30-8:30 p.m., ends with Benediction.
New Haven – St. Francis Church chapel; 1st Fridays, following 9 a.m. Mass until 11:30 a.m. with Benediction.
New Haven – St. John the Baptist Church; Saturdays, after 9 a.m. Mass until 11 a.m.
New Haven – St. Mary Church; Fridays, following 12:05 p.m. Mass until Benediction before 5 p.m. Mass.
New Haven – St. Michael Church; Mondays, 7-8 p.m. with novena.
New Haven – St. Rose of Lima Church; 1st Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m., ends with Benediction (Spanish).
New Haven – St. Stanislaus convent chapel; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., rosary; Saturday, 4 p.m.
Newington – Church of the Holy Spirit; Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m.
North Haven – St. Frances Cabrini Church; in convent, 1st Fridays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. with novena to the Sacred Heart.
North Haven – St. Thérèse Church; 4th Sundays, 1-5 p.m., with rosary at 2 and 4 p.m.
Northford – St. Monica Church; 1st Fridays, 6-7 p.m., rosary follows.
Orange – Holy Infant Church; 2nd Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m., ends with Benediction.
Poquonock – St. Joseph Church; 1st Fridays, 7-8 p.m.
Unionville – St. Mary Star of the Sea; 1st Fridays, 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m., with Benediction.
Waterbury – St. Margaret Church; Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., with chanted evening prayer.
Windsor – St. Gertrude Church; last Wednesdays, after 8 a.m. Mass until 3 p.m.
Woodmont – St. Agnes Church; 1st Saturdays, 4-5 p.m.
—— Rosary & novenas ——
Cenacle rosary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Hamden; Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Cenacle rosary, St. Aedan School Chapel, New Haven; Thursdays following Benediction at 7 p.m.
Mary’s Mantle rosary group, Nazareth Spiritual Center, Monroe; Wednesdays, 9 a.m. adoration, 9:45 a.m. rosary; Thursdays, 7 p.m. adoration, 7:30 p.m. rosary.
Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, St. Joseph Church, Ansonia; Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, St. Thomas Rectory chapel, (lower level), Southington; Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
Novena to the Miraculous Medal, St. Michael Church, Derby; Mondays, at 7 p.m.
Respect Life Rosary and Benediction, Holy Angels Church, South Meriden; 3rd Mondays, 7 p.m.; (203) 235-3822.
Respect Life Rosary, St. Teresa Church, Rt. 6, Woodbury, 1st Tuesdays; 7 p.m., Jane (203) 267-6127.
Rosary & Perpetual Novena in honor of the Miraculous Medal; Church of St. Matthew, Forestville; Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
Rosary prayer group, Sacred Heart Church, Wethersfield; Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.; Sundays, 9:30 a.m.
– SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS –
Sponsored by Family Life Office,
Archdiocese of Hartford
All meet at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
— SEPARATED & DIVORCED —
Glastonbury – One-on-one Ministry; (860) 633-2586.
Madison – St. Margaret Parish Center; 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7-9 p.m., (203) 245-7607.
Simsbury – St. Mary Parish Center; alternate Wednesdays, (860) 658-1410.
Wethersfield – Congregational Church; Fridays, 6:30 p.m., (860) 666-5110.
— bereavement—
Branford – St. Mary Parish Center; 4th Thursdays, 7 p.m.; 2nd Thursdays, 10 a.m., (203) 488-2302, (203) 481-3808.
Burlington – Private home; 7-8:30 p.m.; Call for date, (860) 693-2840, (860) 404-0743.
Cheshire – Church of the Epiphany; 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 3-4:30 p.m.; Terry, (203) 272-5822 or Milly (203) 272-3642.
Collinsville – 7-8:30 p.m. Details: (860) 693-2840.
East Hartford – Formerly at St. Rose Rectory on Thursdays; now one-on-one at person’s home. Call for time, (860) 568-4906.
East Haven – St. Clare Rectory; 3rd Sundays, 10 a.m., (203) 469-7384 or (203) 467-2918.
Hamden – Ascension Church; once a month, (203) 248-6529.
Hartford – One-on-one only; Estelle, (860) 688-9393.
Harwinton – Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, social center; 1st Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon; (860) 485-9365.
Milford – St. Ann Church, Children’s Chapel; 2nd Sundays, 2 p.m., (203) 877-4020, (203) 874-0616.
New Haven – One-on-one only; Eleanor, (203) 467-3347.
Newington – Holy Spirit Church CCD office; 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7-9 p.m., (860) 667-0246.
Orange – Widows/Widowers Support Group; Holy Infant Church center; Thursdays, (203) 799-2379.
Oxford – St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Center; 4th Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. (203) 888-2382 ext. 111.
Rocky Hill – Thursdays, 7 p.m., (860) 667-3473 or (860) 663-2299.
Seymour – Church of the Good Shepherd; Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. as needed, one-on-one. Pat, (203) 888-0384.
Sharon – St. Bernard Parish; last Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m. (860) 364-5244.
Simsbury – St. Mary Parish Center, widowed only; 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:45 p.m. (860) 658-1410.
Southington – St. Thomas Church; 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7 p.m., (860) 628-6751.
Wallingford – Holy Trinity Parish Center; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., (203) 269-2461.
Waterbury – Blessed Sacrament Rectory; 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., (203) 754-2714.
Waterbury – St. Patrick Rectory; 2nd Mondays, excluding Dec., Jan., Feb., 7-9 p.m., (203) 756-8837.
Windsor – Mary’s Place, 6 Poquonock Ave.; 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m.; “Begin Again” meetings, free but must preregister; Mary Keane, (860) 688-9621.
Windsor Locks – St. Mary Parish Center, 7 p.m., (860) 627-8121.
Compassionate Friends (children) – information: Ed and Mary, (860) 677-7016.
—— PRAYER GROUPS & ——
BIBLE STUDIES
Ansonia – Padre Pio Prayer Group, Holy Rosary; 1st Fridays, 7 p.m.
Avon – Our Lady of Guadalupe Marian Movement of Priests; Mondays, 7:15-8:15 p.m.; rosary, consecration, prayers for the Pope; Kathleen, (860) 673-4144.
Bloomfield – Catholic Charismatic Revival Prayer Meeting, St. Thomas Seminary; Mondays (except 3rd Mon.), 7 p.m.; praise, worship, teaching, sharing through power of the Holy Spirit; Jackie, (860) 644-8147.
Bridgeport – Men of Faith Charismatic prayer group, The Catholic Center, L-17; 2nd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., (203) 372-4301.
Bristol – Prayer Meeting, St. Ann Church hall; Mondays, 7-9 p.m.; rosary, praise, teaching, group sharing; time subject to change, (860) 582-8169.
Bristol – Prayer Group Meeting, St. Gregory the Great Church; Thursdays, 7 p.m.; rosary: 6:45 p.m., (860) 589-2295.
Coventry – Prayer, Praise, Worship & Adoration, St. Mary Church, 2nd and 4th Sundays, 7 p.m., (860) 887-0702.
Guilford – Secular Franciscan Order Meeting, St. George Parish Fr. Sullivan Center; 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m. Details: Ellie, (203) 481-4654.
Hartford – St. Joseph Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order, St. Patrick-St. Anthony Friary meeting room; 4th Sundays, 2-4 p.m. (time subject to change); prayer and faith sharing; David Cruz-Uribe, (860) 232-5478.
Hartford – Third Order of Lay Carmelites, St. Luke Church; 2nd Tuesdays, 6 p.m. rosary followed by meeting; Guy DiStefano, (860) 563-7630 or write him at 8 Stillman Rd., Wethersfield, CT 06109.
Meriden – Charismatic prayer meeting, St. Rose of Lima Church; Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., (203) 235-1644.
Moodus – Monthly Discipleship Meetings: men’s and women’s, My Father’s House, 1st Thursdays, 7-10 p.m., (860) 873-1581.
New Haven – Bible study, St. Mary Church priory; Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
New Haven – Third Order of St. Dominic-Dominican Laity, St. Mary’s Chapter, parish hall; 1st Sundays, noon; open to adults, single or married, to foster proclamation of the truth in a secular society; contact Mary Snow, (203) 562-6193, ext. 101.
Norwich – Prayer, Praise, Worship & Adoration, Spiritual Renewal Center. Every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., (860) 887-0702.
Orange – Holy Infant prayer group, held in Holy Infant School; Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; contact: Bob Long, (203) 795-0784.
Torrington – A Cenacle, 93 Pineridge Rd., Mondays, 7-8 p.m.
Waterbury – All Things New prayer group, SS. Peter & Paul Church; Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Memorial Hall; healing ministry, prayer line; (203) 755-2856 evenings, (860) 342-5773 daytime.
Waterbury – Mother of Pearl prayer group, 1128 West Main St. Saturday, once a month, 1 p.m. Details: Robert Duff, (203) 573-0032.
Willimantic – Prayer Meeting, Immaculata Retreat House; Mondays (except 2nd Mon.), 7 p.m.; prayer, song, instruction, sharing, Mass; (860) 423-8484.
—— special interest——
Adoration with the R.O.C.K. Group, St. Bartholomew Parish, Manchester. 7:15 p.m. Takes place the 3rd Friday of every month. Details: (860) 533-1855 x. 2, (860) 643-9178 x. 104.
The Catholic Dinner Club, Holy Apostles Seminary, Cromwell; 2nd Saturday of each month, beginning at 6 p.m. with prayers in the chapel. Members: $20, nonmembers: $25. Reservations by the 1st Friday of each month. Contact: Keith, (860) 747-3513, waterboy777@hotmail.com.
Catholic Graduates Club of Greater Hartford, 4th Sunday of the month, meets at noon. Mass followed by brunch nearby. Church of the Holy Spirit, Newington. www.catholicgraduatesct.org.
Courage, a spiritual support group for men and women with same-sex attractions who aspire to lead a chaste life according to Catholic Church teaching; meets weekly in New Haven; (203)785-8009; confidentiality assured.
Free Rosary Repair Service, Betty and Dick Holden; May - Oct., 7 Crane Pl., Simsbury, CT 06070; Nov. - Apr., 7930 Estero Blvd. Apt. 502, Fort Meyers Beach, FL 33931; donations of old or broken rosaries accepted to be repaired and sent to missions; send rosaries in padded envelope; indicate for repair (include return address) or donation; for more details: e-mail: holdenbnd@comcast.net or call: (860) 658-6330.
Holy Spirit Breakfast, My Father’s House, Moodus; Thursdays, 10 a.m.; praise, different speakers, Mass follows; (860) 873-1581.
Home Schooling Group, St. Anthony Church, Prospect. 1st Fridays, 12:15 p.m., Mass then meeting; Saint Joseph Home Educators. Details: Lesliewolfgang@yahoo.com.
Ministry for Mental Wellness for persons suffering from emotional illness; St. Helena Church, West Hartford; 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7 p.m.; presider is Father Eugene Kilbride; Office for People with Disabilities, (860) 242-3304.
Slovak Alliance of Greater Bridgeport, Holy Name of Jesus Meeting Room, Stratford. Anyone of Slovak/Slavic descent or married to someone who is can become a member. Meets the last Thursday of the month except Dec., Jul. and Aug. Details: (203) 377-1874.
“There’s Hope” Peer Group, Mary Our Queen, Plantsville. Meeting for those who have lost a loved one through suicide. 1st Sundays, 3:30 p.m. Details: (203) 596-7916.
Veritas, St. Mary Church (in the Priory), New Haven; for ages 20s- 40s, single and married, to discuss the faith, pray, volunteer, and build lasting friendships. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; John Alvaro, (203) 785-3735.
St. Jude Shrine at St. Ann Melkite Catholic Church, 41 Cross Rd., Waterford; open daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
—— SPECIAL MASSES ——
Healing Mass, Immaculata Retreat House, Willimantic; 2nd Mondays, 7 p.m.; also adoration, reconciliation, individual prayers over sick; (860) 423-8484.
Latin Mass, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Hartford; 4th Sundays, 4 p.m.
Latin Mass, St. Mary Church, New Britain; Sundays, 4 p.m.; sometimes holy days, 5:30 p.m., (860) 229-4894.
Latin Mass, Sacred Heart Church, New Haven; Sundays, 2 p.m.; holy days, 5:30 p.m., (203) 624-2751.
Latin Mass, Immaculate Conception Church, Waterbury; Sundays, 6 p.m., (203) 574-0017.
Spanish Mass, St. Margaret Church, Waterbury; Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
Masses for the Deaf:
– East Hartford, St. Christopher Church; Sundays, 10:30 a.m.
– Meriden, St. Rose of Lima Church; 1st Sundays, 10:30 a.m.
– New Haven, St. Brendan Church; 3rd Sundays, 3 p.m.
– Torrington, St. Francis of Assisi Church; Sundays, 10:15 a.m.
– Waterbury, SS. Peter & Paul Church; 2nd Sundays, 3 p.m.
– West Hartford, St. Joseph College Chapel; Sundays, 10:15 a.m.
Mass, My Father’s House, Moodus; Sundays, 1:30 p.m.
Miraculous Medal Novena and Mass, St. Aedan School Chapel, New Haven; Mondays, 5:30 p.m.


“OTHER” OTHER
(add on to end if there is room)
Shrine of Lourdes, Grotto Gift Shop, Litchfield, open Tuesday–Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 12:30-4 p.m. 860-567-0891.
AIDS Ministries Program of Connecticut has moved to 855 Asylum Ave., Hartford; 860-543-8400 or fax 860-543-8412.
AL-ANON/ALATEEN can help families and friends of alcoholics; for meetings or information, toll free 1-888-825-2666.
Battered women’s support groups, called Womenshare, meet weekly in Avon, Hartford, Manchester & West Hartford; call Hartford Interval House, 860-246-9149, ext. 15.
Connecticut Christian Singles, a statewide subchapter of Christian Singles Info-Exchange Inc.; (800) 869-2500.
Connecticut Hospice Volunteers, (weekdays/evenings or weekends) assist as friendly visitor, provide pastoral or bereavement care, help in the arts or meet transportation needs in Branford, Farmington, Norwalk, Shelton and Wallingford; Pat Nowak Corradino, Director of Volunteer Services. 1-888-800-7423, ext. 353.
East Hartford – Bereavement Support Group, East Hartford Public Library, Main St.; every other Sunday, 1:30-3 p.m.; all welcome; Patricia Gould, 860-528-5195, ext. 115.

SAVE FOR REPEATS:
(date Second Friday), Healing Mass, St. Augustine Church, North Branford. Celebrant: Fr. Robert J. Rousseau. 7 p.m. Details: (203) 484-0403.
(date first Thursday) Mass for Life, St. Augustine Church, North Branford. Celebrant: Fr. Robert J. Rousseau. 7 p.m. Details: (203) 484-0403.
10-Week Seminar for the Bereaved, Our Lady of Victory rectory, West Haven, 7-9 p.m. (203) 934-6357, 934-8768.
New Day 10-Week Seminar, St. Teresa Parish, Woodbury, Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. (203) 263-4812, (203) 263-5816.
Healing Prayer Session, Charismatic Renewal Office, St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, 10:30 a.m.- noon. Details: (860) 243-8234. Every 2nd Monday of the month.
Intercessory Prayer: Prayer for the many difficult situations in the world today, Charismatic Renewal Office, St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, 7:30-9 p.m. Details: (860) 243-8234.
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