Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Sunday, February 18, 2018

ha concertWEST HARTFORD – “A Celebration of Peace & Hope for Children Everywhere” is the theme of two Easter concerts that Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center will offer later this month.

The first will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 27 at Holy Family, and the second, at 2:30 p.m. April 28 at the Convent of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, 27 Park Road.

The concerts will feature Holy Family’s music ministers performing ”Mass of the Children” by noted British composer John Rutter, as well as many other sacred pieces. The music ministry includes a choir, chamber choir, instrumentalists, handbell choir, soloists and children’s choir.

Holy Family is located at 303 Tunxis Road. The offering is $35. Both concerts will be followed by a reception.

“Music has the power to ease our suffering and cultivate compassion within our hearts,” said Father David Cinquegrani, director of Holy Family Retreat Center. “More than ever, our community needs a song of hope. We are humbled to offer this concert as an opportunity for healing and peace.”

To register for either of the two concerts or for more information, visit the Holy Family Web site at www.holyfamilyretreat.org or call 860-760-9705. Because it typically is a sellout, organizers are recommending advance registration.

Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center is the largest Passionist ministry in the world and the largest Catholic retreat center in the United States. Founded in 1951, it ministers to some 19,000 men, women and youth each year with a message of hope, spiritual growth and transformation.