Dear Parish Friends,

Below is a list of Holy Family events for the 2018-2019 season. We are deeply grateful to you for listing some or all of these events in your weekly parish bulletin. Feel free to shorten the items as needed.

We would also like to remind you that Holy Family accepts reservations for its Confirmation Retreats, throughout the year. Confirmation class students and other high school youth are welcome to attend. Visit this page for more information and to register your parish group.   

Please feel free to call me with any questions, 860-760-9717.

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Best wishes,

Karen L. Rossignol
Director of Retreat Marketing & Promotion

2018-2019 Parish Bulletin Announcements


Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford - Song and Silence:  Centering Prayer and Canto Divina Experience, with Gunilla Norris and Frank Pendola
Saturday, June 1, 8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m.
The ancient practice of chant has always been part of Christian worship. In this workshop, we will learn and sing a few easy chants as we move into a gathered stillness and into God’s Presence and Action in our lives. 860-760-9705.

Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford – Christian Contemplative Day of Reflection: Entering the Nondual Heart of Christ: Christianity as Participatory Mystery, with Rev. Matthew Wright
Saturday, June 15, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
This enriching day will give attention to the “nondual” dimension of Christian faith, the recovery of heart-centered Christian contemplative practice, and pioneering Christian voices such as Teilhard de Chardin and Raimon Panikkar. $45, includes lunch. 860-760-9705.

Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford - Weeklong Directed Retreat:  Unplugged – A Time of Your Own to Journey with God, with Sr. Cathleen Murtha, D.W., and Joanne White
Sunday-Saturday, June 16-22
. Unplug from the noise of daily life and open your heart to become more aware of God’s presence in your life. This silent retreat will include daily conversations with a spiritual director. $575. 5-night option: $495. 860-760-9705. 

Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford - Gerald Kristofak Memorial Golf Tournament
Thursday, June 13.
10 a.m. start, Indian Hill Country Club, Newington. 18 holes of golf with cart, followed by cocktails, dinner and raffle at Holy Family, 303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford. Dinner-only guests welcome. 860-760-9716.

Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford - Teen Weekend Retreat
Friday-Sunday, June 21-23
. This weekend retreat offers an opportunity for high school age teens to grow in personal faith, community building and leadership training. $175. 860-760-9705.

Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford – Vacation Bible Camp
Monday-Friday, June 24-28
, 8:30 a.m. to noon each day. This five-day camp is open to children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. Students sing fun songs, play high-energy games, create beautiful crafts, and enjoy delicious snacks. $50 per child. All are welcome. 860-760-9712.



Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford – Music Camp, with Fr. David Cinquegrani
Monday-Friday, July 22-26
, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Students entering grades 4-8 are invited to participate in an exciting, educational week of singing, playing instruments, and listening to music. A short concert on the final day will bring the week to an inspiring end. Snacks provided. $100 per child. 860-760-9712.