Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Holy Family Retreat

Clelian Adult Day Center on Benham Street in Hamden sponsors a monthly support group for those taking care of a loved one or family member that meets from 7-8:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month. Information and directions: Doreen, (203) 288-4151.

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,

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.

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: 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:

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.

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