Mission Statement

Caritas Christi Center, a ministry of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is dedicated to providing formal and informal opportunities for spiritual growth and faith formation in the Catholic tradition. Caritas Christi Center invites God’s people to deepen their relationship with Jesus through prayer, study, and mutual interaction in order that they might bear witness to His compassionate Heart.

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Center yourself in the “love of the Heart of Christ” at the Caritas Christi Center. Sponsored by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Caritas Christi Center is located at Mount Sacred Heart, a tranquil setting on one of the highest points in Hamden, Connecticut. Open fields and thickly wooded areas, as well as orchards, gardens, shrines, and spacious lawns comprise the beautiful 125-acre New England setting.

Facilities include:Sacred Heart Chapel

  • Sacred Heart Chapel (capacity: 300)
  • the John Paul II Room (capacity: 100)
  • the Clelian Conference Room (capacity: 49)
  • breakout rooms, dining rooms, and a kitchen.

The Caritas Christi Center is available for days and evenings of recollection, workshops, and days of prayer.

 

 

 

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Ongoing Programs

  • Private Day Retreats (9 am-3 pm) for individuals wishing to “come apart.” Snacks are provided; bring your own lunch $25
  • Spiritual Direction - Please call the center for more information.
  • Centering Prayer Group—meets the last Saturday of each month from 1:30-3 pm
  • Confirmation Retreats - Please call or email    Sr. Jeanne Marie Vonder Haar for more information.
  • 1st Reconciliation  & Eucharist Retreats for young children - Please call or email Sr. Jeanne Marie Vonder Haar for more information

Kids Night Out Program                                                

  • Ages 4-12
  • $10 per child*; $25 per family of 3 or more children* (*cost per evening)
  • 6:00 - 9:00 P.M.
 Register Online! 

 

 

Sr. Virginia Herbers

Terms of Use

Basic Use of the Caritas Christi Center

Half Day: Please inquire for per person cost
Full Day: Please inquire for per person cost
All Day & Evening: Please inquire

The Sacred Heart Chapel has a capacity of 300; the John Paul II Room has a capacity of 100; and the Clelian Conference Room can accommodate 49.

  • If your group requires a speaker, please inquire about availability and cost.
  • Food service is available, from drinks and snacks to meals. The cost will depend on the selection and the size of the group.
  • Groups must provide a Certificate of Insurance.
  • The Center is a “no-smoking” facility.

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    The Caritas Christi Center
    is located at:

    Mount Sacred Heart
    295 Benham Street
    Hamden, CT 06514–2801
    Phone: 203-281-2569
    Fax: 203-407-8965
    Sr. Jeanne Marie Vonder Haar, ASCJ, Director

    Caritas Christi Center Programs

    September - December

    Event Calendar

    Dec03

    Advent Day of Prayer Presented by Jerusalem Road

    Clelian Conference Room9:30 AM - 4:00 PMMore Info
    Dec05

    Words of Wisdom

    Clelian Conference Room9:30 AM - 11:30 AMMore Info
    Dec05

    Advent Twilight Retreat

    Clelian Conference Room7:00 PM - 9:00 PMMore Info
    Dec08

    Words of Wisdom

    Clelian Conference Room7:00 PM - 9:00 PMMore Info
    Dec09

    Kids Night Out

    JPII Room6:00 PM - 9:00 PMMore Info
    Dec10

    Ongoing Centering Prayer

    Clelian Conference Room1:30 PM - 3:00 PMMore Info
    Dec12

    Saints in Our Lives - Our Lady of Guadalupe

    Clelian Conference Room9:30 AM - 11:30 AMMore Info
    Dec12

    Saints in Our Lives - Our Lady of Guadalupe

    Clelian Conference Room7:00 PM - 9:00 PMMore Info
    Dec14

    Film Study: The Young Messiah

    Clelian Conference Room6:30 PM - 9:00 PMMore Info
    Dec16

    Kids Night Out

    JPII Room6:00 PM - 9:00 PMMore Info