This year, pilgrimage of the Relics of the Passion is entitled the Call from the Crucified Heart. It is designed to highlight a facet of what we believe Christ’s message is to us from various scenes during His Passion. We have also made exposition of the Holy Eucharist a required part of the meditative portion of our presentation, to underscore that time-transcending gift that connects us from His Passion to His Presence with us today. As a tribute to Our Lady of Sorrows, and in honor of the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, our 2017 program also highlights a perspective on Mary as she accompanied Jesus on the path to Calvary.
More info: www.apostolateforholyrelics.com
The Churches in the Connecticut pilgrimage:
March 8, 7:00pm
Our Lady of Pompeii Church, East Haven, CT
March 9, 7:00pm
St Rita Church, Hamden, CT
March 12, 2:00pm
St Mary, Portland, CT
March 15, 7:00pm
St Brigid, West Hartford, CT
March 17, 7:00pm
Church of the Holy Family, Hebron, CT
March 24, 7:00pm
Our Lady of Hope Church / Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Harwington, CT
March 26, 6:00pm
St Matthew Church, Bristol, CT
April 9, 2:00pm
St Thomas Church, Thomaston, CT
April 11, 7:00pm
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Waterbury, CT
Coming Home Again!
A 6-week series for those who have been away from the Church beginning on March 9th, 7:00pm, at Most Holy Trinity Church Wallingford.
The St Gianna Pregnancy Center has moved!!!
NEW address: 180 Sherman Avenue, Suite B, 1st floor, New Haven, 06511
Office Hours: Saturdays, 8:30 to 1:00pm
Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford - Ignatius of Loyola: Old Roots and New Roots for Prayer, with Andree Grafstein
Tuesday, Mar 21, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Explore two methods of prayer that come from Ignatius’ rich history and experience with prayer practices – praying with Scripture in the Ignatian style and praying the Consciousness Examen. This engaging and practical day will enrich the way you pray and update the way you think about spirituality. $65, includes lunch. 860-760-9705. www.holyfamilyretreat.org
Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford - Discernment: Noticing and Responding to the Promptings of the Spirit, with Andree Grafstein
Tuesdays, Mar 28, Apr 4, 11, 18, and 25, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Discernment is an ongoing way of being on the spiritual journey as we seek to follow God's call. Using the wisdom of St. Ignatius Loyola and Sr. Elizabeth Liebert, this five-week course will explore practices and frameworks that support and guide a good discernment process. $125. 860-760-9705. www.holyfamilyretreat.org
The Grotto Gift Shop, located at the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield, 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, has in stock First Communion & Confirmation gifts with more arriving daily. Take advantage of a variety of gift items offered at reasonable prices by visiting the shop, which is now open daily Monday to Saturday from 10:30am to 4:00pm and on Sunday, 11:30am to 4:00pm. For further information,call 860-567-0891 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Healing & Prayer Service-North Haven, CT
Our mission of mercy continues with Br. Paul Miller, OFS with a Healing and Prayer Service on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 beginning at 5:30 pm at Saint Frances Cabrini Church located at 57 Pond Hill Road in North Haven.
All are welcome to attend. Please help us spread the word to others by posting the flyer in your parish (with permission) and forwarding them to others that might be interested. This event will include music by Angela Mintel, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, an opportunity for Confession, a talk, the Sorrowful Rosary, and an individual blessing by Br. Paul.
A reception will follow the service in the Church Hall (handicapped accessible). For more information, please contact Barbara Gode at 203 605 9845 (leave a brief message). Donations welcome.
Bus Trip-NJ Center of Divine Mercy-April 23rd, 2017-Divine Mercy Sunday
A bus trip to the NJ Center of Divine Mercy will take place for the 12th Bi-Lingual DM Celebration. Bus departs North Haven leaves 7:30 sharp and returns at 7:00 pm.
Full day trip includes: transportation, snack, Confession, Mass, Veneration of the 1st Class Relic of St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy Icon, a Healing Service with Br. Paul Miller, OFS, musical performance by Angela Mintel, Exposition, Benediction the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3pm, light refreshments and time to visit the gift shop for a keepsake.
Cost is only $30.00 pp. Please call Barbara to register at 203 605 9845. Space is limited. Brown bag lunch is recommended.
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