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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Catholic Events

On March 13, the Church honors the first anniversary of Pope Francis to the Chair of Peter.

If you want to send a congratulatory message, visit:


The Knights of Columbus Museum, at 1 State Street in New Haven, presents an exhibition, “Pope Emeritus: Honoring Benedict XVI,” Feb. 28-March 19, 2014 featuring a cassock and zucchetto (skullcap) worn by the former pope during his papacy.

The Museum is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and on-site parking are free. For information, call 203-865-0400 or visit


6th annual Ignatian Spiritual Exercises for Men directed by Fr. Kermit Syren, LC.

Held at the Legion of Christ Novitiate, 475 Oak Ave, Cheshire CT 06410, March 14-16

Jim Clark (603)610-7112, email


St Pius X Church of Middletown, CT is hosting a presentation of the Office of Catholic
Social Justice Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford.

Melting Ice, Mending Creation:  A Catholic Approach to Climate Change
Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 2-4 PM

This is an excellent presentation on a seemingly complex and overwhelming topic but one on which the past two Popes and the USCCB have spoken clearly and forcefully. The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis is currently working on a statement on the environment. Come and join us, and be informed and inspired! For further information, please contact

Fr. Sam Fuller OFM Cap at the parish office, 860-347-4441.


A three-day lenten retreat at St Stanislaus Church, State and Eld Streets, New Haven, March 23-25, 7pm.

The retreat master is Dominican Father Jordan Lenaghan, Catholic chaplain at Quinnipiac University. Father Jordan is a gifted preacher.


The Knights of Columbus Museum, at 1 State Street in New Haven, will present an instruction, “Praying with Icons,” by Father Paul Halovatch, M. Div., Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Admission and on-site parking are free. For information, call 203-865-0400 or visit


The Amadeus Chamber Orchestra to perform, Friday, March 28, 8pm.
St Mary’s Church, 5 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven

The Amadeus Chamber Orchestra is directed by Louis Lohraseb. The Orchestra is made up of outstanding musicians from the Yale School of Music. The concert will feature pieces from Mozart’s 29th Symphony, Hayden’s 85th Symphony, the Brandenburg Concerto no 5 of JS Bach, and the monumental Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola of Mozart.

A donation of $10.00 to defray costs.


Albertus Magnus College (New Haven): St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture Series/St. Catherine of Siena Lecture

March 31, 5:15-6:30 p.m.

"Caught in the Middle Between Two Friends" presented by Brian J. Pierce, OP

Topic: God has taken on a human face in the person of our neighbor

Place: Behan Community Room, Hubert Campus Center

Reserve your seat at 203-773-8502 or


Volunteers Needed! “There is incredible value in being of service to others.”

Please volunteer some of your time to help our clients at the Clelian Adult Day Center located at 261 Benham Street in Hamden.

Volunteers are needed to assist our clients during recreational activities such as card games, puzzles, craft projects, bingo and physical and cognitive games.

We especially need help on Mondays and Fridays from 10:30-12 and 1-3. 

Please help us to help our clients improve their quality of life. For more information about volunteering, please call Patricia at 203-288-4151.


Paul A. Zalonski
Catholic Connecticut
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East Haven, CT 06513-1216 USA
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