FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Maria Zone
Director of Communications
Archdiocese of Hartford
HARTFORD, Conn. – (Dec. 4, 2017) The Office of Pastoral Planning of the Archdiocese of Hartford has developed a special website: ChristmasMasses.com as a way to inform people in Hartford, Litchfield and New Haven Counties about the Christmas Mass schedule at all of the parishes in the Archdiocese. It will promote the website on billboards as well as on its social media platforms.
“Christmas is one of the holiest times of the year in the Catholic Church, when we celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. We want families to experience the Christmas Mass and know where to go and what time,” said Vicar for Pastoral Planning Fr. James Shanley.
Over the summer, the Archdiocese underwent a consolidation of its parishes as part of its pastoral planning efforts, and some people might not be aware of the extent of the mergers and the new schedules.
“Some may assume that Christmas Masses will be the same as last year, and miss out on this joyous celebration. The website will help them,” asserted Shanley.