consecration-mass_fsCELEBRATING CONSECRATED LIFE – About 150 women religious gathered for an annual celebration of consecrated life on Oct. 24 at the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield.

Hartford Auxiliary Bishop Christie A. Macaluso celebrated a Mass in the chapel. Sisters celebrating jubilee years as religious were honored at the event, which also included a dinner in the main dining room.

Also on hand were Father James F. Kinnane, the Archdiocese of Hartford’s vicar for religious; and Sister of St. Joseph Mary Kelly, director of the Office for Religious of the Archdiocese of Hartford.

They are pictured with jubilarian sisters, from left, Felician Sister Rosemary Zawada; Sister of St. Joseph Michele Kaelin; Mother Jacoba Rzegocki of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist; Sister of St. Joseph Phyllis Campoli; Mother Patricia Glass of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist; Sister of St. Joseph Maria Toce; Sister Mary O'Brien of the Sisters of the Cross and Passion; Sister of Mercy Mary Healy; Sister Mary Kelly; Sister of St. Joseph Andrea Scott; Bishop Macaluso; Felician Sister Theresa Grochowski; Father Kinnane; Sister of St. Joseph Lorraine Morin; Sister Barbara Wanat of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis; Sister of St. Joseph Teresa Ann Sheehan; Sister Mary Alma Sakowicz of the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception; Sister Eleanor Perfetto of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; and Sister Regina Arena of the Religious Teachers Filippini. (Click here to enlarge photo by Mary J. Tunison)