Spiritual Life

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place outside of the Mass and stimulates the faithful to the presence of Christ through closer union with Him. Devotion consists in the exposition (the sacred host displayed on the altar in a monstrance) and concluding benediction.
Traditionally, two adorers are present continuously at exposition, and, if a parish wishes to continue this devotion, it is essential that parishioners commit themselves to specific periods of time to assure continuous presence. Visitation during exposition provides a unique individual time of meditation since prayer at the exposition is silent.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm (confession also available) and on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Thursday of the month (if no funerals are scheduled) following the 8:30 Mass until noon.

The word “cenacle” refers to the upper room where Jesus and his followers shared the Last Supper. This organization invokes this biblical reference to connote a room filled with prayer. A cenacle is a home prayer group whose members pray together. It is simple, spontaneous, quiet, and caring. It is structured to invoke the Holy Spirit, to recite the Rosary and other prayers to Our Lady, and to pray for the Holy Father. The groups share prayer intentions and meditation.

Daily Rosary
The rosary is recited every day before the 8:30 a.m. Mass.
Contact: Bea Guerrera  |  Telephone: 203-453-2788

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is said every Tuesday morning after the 8:30 a.m. Mass. From The Divine Mercy website:  http://www.thedivinemercy.org we read: “The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy. The Divine Mercy message is one we can call to mind simply by remembering ABC:

A – Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly, repenting of our sins and asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon the whole world.

B – Be merciful. God wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others. He wants us to extend love and forgiveness to others just as He does to us.

C – Completely trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that the graces of His mercy are dependent upon our trust. The more we trust in Jesus, the more we will receive.

This message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God’s mercy. Even before her death in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy had begun to spread.

In line with the mission of the Dynamic Catholic Institute (dynamiccatholic.com), this team seeks to ‘re-energize the Catholic Church in America’ by helping to engage our parishioners through Dynamic Catholic programs and resources.  The role of the team is to pray, study, evangelize and be generous.  We also coordinate and help out at local Dynamic Catholic events.

Contact Bob & Pam Mongillo at robkm75@live.com

Since 1963, our weekly evening rosary group has met at St. George’s. We currently gather inside the church each Wednesday evening at 7:15 p.m. for a recitation of one of the four mysteries (Joyful, Glorious, Sorrowful or Luminous). Our prayer meeting is finished within hour. Please come and join us!
Contact: Tom Crosby 203-453-5705

Padre Pio, known to be a very humble man, was gifted the stigmata for 50 years. He had the ability to bi-locate. In the confessional he reminded you about the sins you forgot to confess and he also had the ability to see into the future. When Pope John Paul II was a young priest he traveled from Poland to Italy to make confession to Padre Pio.

Do we have your attention?
Padre Pio Prayer Groups are officially recognized by the Holy See. Learn about this glorious saint. Be inspired by his words and actions and pray. Pray together as a group. Respond to Padre Pio’s appeal: Never grow weary of praying. This is essential. Prayer penetrates the heart of God and obtains the graces needed.

* Become a Spiritual Child of Padre Pio
* Group prayer is very powerful
* Actively support Padre Pio’s vision for his prayer groups to multiply throughout the world
* Make Padre Pio your friend

Do we have your interest?

Where: Ruiz Center
When: Monthly, First Saturday
Time: 8:30 Mass 9:00, 10:30 Prayer Group
Contact: Karen Sabia 203-214-2883

For half a century, the men of St. George have enjoyed weekend retreats at Holy Family Passionist retreat house in West Hartford, CT. Holy Family has become a spiritual home away from home where one can tune out the noise of daily life and find peace. A retreat is a gift to yourself a way to step aside from everyday concerns to relax and care for your soul. The retreat provides time for rest, reflection, prayer, and discussion.

Our Deepest Longing


Men’s Retreat April 3-5, 2020-CANCELED

Contact:  Roger Richard rprichard@snet.net

Why make a Retreat? Our lives are so full of responsibilities, worries, and noise that we often ignore the call of our inner lives. Our concerns with families, jobs, health, finance, and personal relationships may override our commitment to spiritual growth– even when we need it most. A retreat helps us regain balance and develop the necessary spiritual tools to access the presence of God in the midst of daily life.

Women of the Parish make an annual retreat during the Spring at Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center in Farmington CT. The retreats have a profound effect in ones faith journey and everyone is encourage to experience this blessing. The weekend includes private and group prayer, small group discussions, lectures, Mass, and a reconciliation service. The retreat provides an opportunity to contemplate personal goals and relationships, faith, and Christian life today.

How Can I Keep from Singing is the theme for our Women’s Retreats. March 27-29 -CANCELED

Contact: Liz Mancini 203-453-2788 x204

Contact: Ellie Michaud 203-453-2788

Small faith Communities are one of the most enduring ministries of the parish, with many parishioners participating in one of several groups.
These groups meet in the parish center or private homes weekly or seasonally during Advent and Lent, to pray, read scripture, and share their faith with one another. Facilitators lead informal lectionary-based discussions on how scriptures speak intimately to the reader and how scriptures apply to contemporary life.

Groups are already formed and meet weekly in the Ruiz Center. New groups may be formed as time and space allows.

Contact: Gail Cox 203-245-1846 or Maureen Fuest 203-245-7607