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Catholic Campaign for Human Development Grants Announced

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NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2016 For more information contact: Lynn Campbell Lynn.campbell@aohct.org 860-242-5573 2016-2017 National and Local Catholic Campaign for Human Development Grants Announced For 2016-17 the Archdiocese of Hartford has awarded local
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Anniversary Sunday Celebration

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A special Mass will take place at St. Joseph’s Cathedral on Sunday, October 16, 2015, at 2:00 P.M. ALL COUPLES CELEBRATING THEIR 25TH, 50TH, 60TH AND ANY OTHER SPECIAL WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES THIS YEAR ARE INVITED. Archbishop Leonard P. Blair will be the main celebrant. Mass will
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Homily given by Archbishop Blair at Blue Mass

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Homily given by Archbishop Blair Blue Mass, Sunday, September 11, 2016 Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Hartford We gather today as we do every Sunday to be fed at the table of the Lord’s Word in Scripture and then in an even more miraculous and intimate way at the table of His Body
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Family Day is Monday, September 26th

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Family Day is Monday, September 26th Did you know that sitting down for a family dinner on a regular basis can promote healthier, happier and better adjusted children? According to studies by the National Center on Addiction and Substance abuse (CASAColumbiaä), family dinners can
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The Most Reverend Archbishop Leonard P. Blair Reflects on the Canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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“Saints are people who show us how to the live the Gospel’s radical teachings at a given moment in history. Mother Teresa was such a person. By God’s grace she embraced a self-emptying life of service to the poorest of the poor, of the sick and the dying. In doing so, she also
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National Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities

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The Archdiocese of Hartford is uniting with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Archdioceses and Dioceses across the U.S. in a “National Day of Prayer for Peace in our Communities.” It will be held on Friday, September 9th, the feast of St. Peter Claver.
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Saint Mary School Encourages Students to Enroll at Newly-Created St. Brigid-St. Augustine Partnership School

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HARTFORD, Conn. (August 17, 2016) – After a financial review by a new Saint Mary Parish Administrator and in consultation with parish trustees, it was determined that Saint Mary School in Newington, which is parish-owned, will close effective immediately. The announcement was
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Stewards for Tomorrow – Pastoral Planning Update

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The first round of pastoral planning meetings among priests in the seventeen deaneries of the Archdiocese is complete. The outcomes from these meetings are draft recommendations for restructuring each deanery through a comprehensive design of our parishes and schools.  Priests
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The Most Reverend Archbishop Leonard P. Blair Reflects on Forgiveness in the Wake of Terrorism

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June 16, 2016 I am writing this second reflection while attending a semi-annual meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. All the lives lost and people senselessly injured in Orlando as a result of terrorist brutality is central to our conversations about the
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Archbishop Leonard P. Blair Reflects on ‘Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History’

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From the Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, Archbishop of Hartford (June 12, 2016 – P.M.) I sadly write this reflection on the Lord’s Day. It is a day when Orlando’s death toll is reported to be 50 people and another 53 people are said to be seriously wounded. These victims are
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