On November 28, 2018, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford will be 175 years old. On that day in 1843 Pope Gregory XVI created the new diocese to include all of Connecticut and Rhode Island. Over the years, with the growth of the Catholic population, other dioceses– Providence, Norwich and Bridgeport—were carved out of the original territory, and Hartford is now the Archdiocese among them in an ecclesiastic province that includes them all.
The Thanksgiving Mass celebrated by Archbishop Leonard P. Blair on this day will give thanks to God for the past, we ask for healing in the present, and his blessing to continue our mission into the future with faith, hope and love. Please join us for the 2 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 140 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06015.