Our Motto:

The Connecticut Catholic Corner Motto: Romans 14:16 "Do not allow what you consider good to be spoken of as evil."

All articles owned by Connecticut Catholic Corner

© 2007-2023 All articles owned by Connecticut Catholic Corner *except EWTN press releases(see sidebar)*

***FYI: Comments***

Due to continued problems with Disqus I have removed them from this blog- in doing so comments from 2018-2020 have disappeared from my blog posts.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Catholic Events in Connecticut

20th Annual Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 355 Foxon Road, East Haven

9 week novena beginning on Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 p.m.


Liturgy Symposium | Hugo Mendez @ Yale Divinity School
Date: Monday, March 2, 2015, 4:30 pm to  5:30pm
Location: Marquand Chapel, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven



Vocation Retreat —March 6-8, 2015

The Dominican Sisters of Peace welcome single, Catholic women, ages 18-45 to this vocation retreat designed to explore consecrated life in the Order of Preachers —the Dominicans. Come and learn about the Dominican Sisters of Peace while experiencing elements of Dominican prayer and community life. Retreat ants will gather at 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH from 6:00 pm, Friday, March 6 until Noon, Sunday, March 8. To register, or for more information please contact Sister Pat Twohill (call or text): 860-436-8430 or email: The Dominican Sisters of Peace have a formation house at St Stanislaus Convent (Eld Street, New Haven).


Women’s Conference Series —Lent 2015

+Gratitude is the First Beatitude: I was Born to Sing for You: March 12
+Trust: Easier Said Than Done: From Songs of Sorrow to Songs of Joy: March 26 

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: RC Mission Center, Legion of Christ College, 475 Oak Avenue, Cheshire, CT
Info: Minerva Dibildox: 203-707-3889 (cell);


A celebration of Sacred Scripture

Dr Thomas Groome, a professor at Boston College, will be giving a free presentation on sharing and teaching the Bible in everyday life. The workshop is Sunday, March 8, Noon to 4:30 p.m., at St Thomas Seminary (467 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield).

The workshop is free but pre-registration is requested by March 3. Light refreshments will be provided. To register: call Jill Costa at 860-242-5573


Do you know someone who is suffering carrying the grief of a past abortion? Hope and healing are possible and God’s mercy endures forever. The Sisters of Life will be hosting a Day of Prayer and Healing on Saturday March 21, 2015. 

For confidential registration please call the Sisters of Life at (866)-575-0075 (toll free) or email


The First Annual Catholic Men's Conference will be held on Saturday, March 21st at the Fordham Rose Hill campus in the Bronx.  The theme of this year's conference is, "Men, Be Who You Are!" 

Come experience a prayerful, life changing day for men of all ages featuring talks by His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, Damon Owens, a renowned public speaker and strong proponent of the Catholic faith, and Joe Klecko, former all-star New York Jets defensive lineman. 

To register and for more information, visit  All talks during the day will be fully translated into Spanish. 

There is free admission for priests, religious, seminarians, and deacons.  Spots are limited to 550 men (over half full already) so if you are interested, please register soon!


Lenten Mission — March 22, 23, 24 at 7:00 p.m. @ three parishes

Preacher: Father Jordan Lenaghan, O.P., Catholic Chaplain at Quinnipiac University

March 22 at Our Lady of Pompeii Church (355 Foxon Rd, East Haven)
March 23 at St Monica Church (1331 Middletown Avenue, Northford)
March 24 at St Augustine Church (30 Caputo Road, North Branford)

Priests will be available for confessions after the talk on March 24.


Lenten Mission —Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. @ the Cathedral of St Joseph

March 5: Fr Timothy Hickey (Pastor, St Christopher Church): “Lent with the Venerable Servant of God Michael J. McGivney”

March 12: Fr José Mercado (Pastor, St Augustine & St Anne-Immaculate Conception; Dir., Office of Hispanic Ministries): “If Only You Knew:  Loved by God”

March 19: Msgr David Liptak (Executive Director, The Catholic Transcript): “Saint Joseph:  A Silent Guide”

Cathedral of Saint Joseph, 140 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT  —860-249-8431

****(parking behind the Church on Asylum Avenue or in the Archdiocesan lot on Farmington Avenue)


GOSPEL OF LIFE SOCIETY meets the second Sat. of the month (March 14) at St. Mary Parish, Norwalk, at 10 am after the 9 am Pro-Life Mass. Physician Assisted Suicide will be the topic. 

For more info, contact Eileen Bianchini: 203.847.5727 or


World Meeting of Families Connecticut Workshop

In preparation for Pope Francis' visit to the World Meeting of Families in September, a Connecticut workshop will be held on Saturday March 14 at 1 PM at the Knights of Columbus Museum, 1 State St., New Haven.  The keynote speaker will be Damon Owens, Executive Director, The Theology of the Body Institute, Philadelphia.  The cost is $20. For more information or to reserve a seat, please contact Norm Chouinard at 203-217-3930 or

Normand Chouinard
St. Hedwig Retreat Team Leader
St. Hedwig Retreats (Facebook)
@ChouinardN (Twitter)


Women’s Retreat: “Mary, A Model for the Modern Woman” will be held the weekend of March 27-29, at St. Edmund’s Retreat Center, Enders Island, Mystic, with retreat director Fran Fraleigh Karpiej, OFS, of Sharing Christ Ministry.

Registration open until Fri., March 6. For more info, or to register, call St. Edmund’s, 860.536.0565, ext. 110, or visit


Save the Date: White Mass —Honoring the service and ministry of health care professions

Principal Celebrant: The Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, S.T.D.
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 12:00 NoonSt. Mary Church, 5 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511

Luncheon to follow at:
The Graduate Club, 155 Elm Street, New Haven, CT

Keynote address: Archbishop Leonard P. Blair
Luncheon and reception: $30.00 per person
Reservations may be made through the Chancery Office of Archdiocese of Hartford. Please contact Marion Valenti

Email:; Telephone: 860-541-6491 ext. 168


The 22nd annual White Mass and breakfast honoring health care professionals will be held on Sunday, April 12, at 8:30 am at St. Aloysius Church in New Canaan.

The Mass, open to the general public, will be celebrated by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano. Breakfast will follow at Woodway Country Club in Darien.

Father Kevin FitzGerald, S.J., associate professor of bioethics at Georgetown University’s School of Medicine and an expert in ethical issues related to cloning and genetic testing, will be the featured speaker.

All healthcare workers and their guests are invited to attend the White Mass. Breakfast tickets: $35. For more info and tickets, contact Debbie Charles: 203.416.1352 or dcharles@


Diocese of Norwich —Office of Prison Ministry
A Restorative Justice Forum with panel discussion led by Award-Winning Director, Leslie Neale
at Christ the King Church Hall, Old Lyme on April 25, 2015, 10am-1pm

Screening of Documentary Unlikely Friends Screening and Panel Discussion Explores Forgiveness, Friendship, Between Victims of Brutal Crimes and Perpetrators

To purchase tickets to the screening of Unlikely Friends please call 1.860.848.2237, ext. 211
Pre-Registration is Required.

For more information on Unlikely Friends and to view the trailer, please visit:


St. Dunstan and St. Peter Claver are hosting a Catholic Heart Workcamp in Hartford this coming summer.

This is the camp that we, at St. Dunstan,  have taken our youth group to for the past ten or so years. I will be the camp manager here in Hartford. This camp continues to be a fantastic opportunity to have our teens serve in various communities; the camp also provides a great night time program full of praise and worship and faith-building activities.

I need to find 40 + worksites in the Greater Hartford area so that I can place the teens and adults in the community to serve. We will do anything from house rehabilitation, (painting, not like the Property Brothers or anything), child care, elder care, meal centers, pantries, soup kitchens, VBS’s, anything. 

Gina Raymond
St. Dunstan, Youth Minister
St. Mary Simsbury, Math Teacher

‘Deny yourself’ so that Christ is followed. ‘Discipline the body;’ do not cling to enticements; love fasting. Relieve the lot of the poor, ‘cloth the naked, visit the sick,’ bury the dead. Come to the aid of the person in trouble; console the afflicted.

-- Rule of Saint Benedict 4.10-19 (from the chapter on the tools of good works)


TONIGHT: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena (9 Wednesdays)

The novena is prayed in the context of an Eucharistic holy hour with various preachers.

Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 355 Foxon Road, East Haven
Info: 203-469-0764


Theology on Tap: “Finding the Church (by the scenic route…)”
Thursday, March 5, 7:00 p.m.
@ Backstage, 84 Main Street, Torrington

Guest speaker: Nicole Stacy (from the Family Institute of CT)

Sponsored by the Torrington Cluster of Roman Catholic Parishes


Stolen Lives: A Gospel Response to Human Trafficking

Join us on Saturday, March 7, for an informative and eye-opening workshop, "Stolen Lives: A Gospel Response to Human Trafficking," at St. James Church, 767 Elm Street, Rocky Hill. Featuring two local trafficking specialists, William Rivera, Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Immigration Practice for the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and Alicia Kinsman, Managing Attorney for the legal immigration program at the International Institute of Connecticut, the workshop will focus on the current human trafficking crisis within the state of Connecticut, in our own local towns and cities.

Learn more about how to recognize the signs of children at risk, and what YOU can do to aid in the fight against Human Trafficking.

The FREE workshop will run from 9 am - 12 noon (registration at 8:30) and is open to all. To register call OCSJM at (203) 777-7279 or send an email to


A Creighton Fertility Care Practitioner training will be held from May 2-9, 2015 in Darien, CT at the Guesthouse of the Sisters of St. Birgitta. 

Suitable applicants include nurses, physicians, and pro lifers interested in teaching a method of Natural Family Planning that has medical applications for infertility and gynecology issues (medical background not necessary, but a plus).  Auditors are welcome as well to understand how this program can be marketed in their communities.

Space is available too for those looking for a private retreat in the company of an inspirational group of pro lifers...

For more information: Dorothy Dugandzic, CFCP; Tel: 718-842-2598 or email:


The parish mission is being preached by Father Jordan Lenaghan this year. He will help answer these and other questions of a lived faith. Father Jordan will be preaching a three-day parish mission on the Eight Beatitudes. Our parish mission is three days in three locations at 7:00 p.m.:

Sunday, March 22, at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, East Haven
Monday, March 23, at Saint Monica’s Church, Northford
Tuesday, March 24, at Saint Augustine’s Church, North Branford.

Priests will be available for confession on Tuesday night. Please join us for this great time of prayer.

To benefit the Franciscan Life Center, outpatient mental health, and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, home health care and hospice care services.

Sunday Dinner at Avanti Restaurant
Sunday, April 12, 2015
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
34 River Road
Meriden, Connecticut 06451

Reservations required: 203-440-9990; or call 203-237-8084


Franciscan Life Center Educational Opportunities presented by Thomas Finn, Ph.D.
Parenting Classes - March 16 and 23, 2015, for parents with children 13 years of age and younger, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost $40.00/person or $60.00/couple. 
Anxiety Workshops - April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5 and 19, 2015, offering tools to help overcome fear and to relieve stress, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost:  $40.00/session.
Helping Children Overcome Anxiety – April 18, 2015, a day-long program offering children and parents the tools for managing anxiety effectively.  Dr. Finn will incorporate problem-solving techniques including high and low ropes course elements.  Cost:  $120.00/family. 

For specific details or to register visit or call 203-237-8084.
Franciscan Life Center, 271 Finch Avenue, Meriden, CT 06451

Answering the Call: Service & Charity in the Civil War 
March 14 ‐ Sept. 20, 2015 
K of C Museum exhibit looks at ministry & medical care in Civil War 
The Knights of Columbus Museum marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s end with an exhibition profiling various military and civilian support figures during the four‐ year conflict (1861‐1865). Answering the Call opens March 14, 2015 with a focus on religious ministry and medical care for soldiers, as well as a history of the 9th Connecticut, a volunteer infantry regiment whose members were predominantly of Irish ancestry, many of whom were from New Haven. 
The exhibition is on view through Sept. 20, 2015 and includes: 
A Civil War timeline 
Civil War uniform and swords 
More than 150 images, from period photography to modern artwork 
Interactive displays with biographies, monuments, battle stories and a quiz 
Letters from the battlefield 
A reproduction shelter tent and chapel
The museum is located at 1 State Street in New Haven and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with free admission and on‐site parking. For more information call 203‐865‐0400 or visit


Contributor: Paul A. Zalonski
Catholic Connecticut
255 Foxon Hill Road
East Haven, CT 06513-1216 USA
Email Paul:
Follow Paul on Twitter @CatholicCT
Connect with Paul on Facebook "Catholic Connecticut CatholicCT"

**Paul is the Catholic Events Contributor for Connecticut Catholic Corner**

No comments:

Post a Comment

This is a Catholic blog, please keep your comments respectful to my Faith even when you disagree.

Profanity will not be tolerated - it will be DELETED, so do not waste your time or mine.

Thank you and God bless...

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...