Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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WEST HARTFORD – Archbishop Leonard P. Blair has presented Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford with a check for $1,150, funded in part by the Archdiocese of Hartford through the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Vicariate Outreach Program.

The funding will help Holy Family continue its mission of helping men and women deal with the challenges of addiction through its Matt Talbot recovery retreats. The retreats provide attendees with an opportunity to rest, renew their spiritual life, and deepen their sobriety in a peaceful, welcoming atmosphere.

“Our Matt Talbot recovery retreats are nothing short of life changing for the courageous men and women who attend,” said Fr. David Cinquegrani, director of Holy Family Retreat Center, “and we are extremely honored and grateful to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal for this wonderful gift in support of those retreats.”

Since 1981, the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal has been able to assist tens of thousands of people – regardless of race, religion or color – across the Archdiocese of Hartford with health care, education, housing, emergency expenses, and in numerous other areas. It is through the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Vicariate Outreach Program and the generosity of its donors that the Appeal is able to assist a wide array of community-based charities throughout Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield counties.

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, Holy Family ministers to some 19,000 men, women and youth each year with a message of hope, spiritual growh, and transformation. For more information about Holy Family Retreat Center and its efforts, visit