The Caritas Christi Center Presents:


Norman Rockwell Museum

Michael's Restaurant  

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Depart: 7:30 a.m. Return: 8:15 p.m.

Cost $100 per person

Register Online 

For more information contact Sr. Jeanne Marie Vonder Haar or 203-281-2569

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.


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.




Film Fest

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                                                

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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.

    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

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