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Archbishop Leonard P. Blair prepares to bless the recently reopened St. Gerard’s Center for Life pregnancy resource at 59 Eaton St., Hartford, on Oct. 31.

At center of the photo is Christa Chodkowski, the center’s new executive director.

Father John L. Lavorna, the archbishop’s secretary and assistant chancellor, looks on, along with about 35 volunteers, board members and guests. (Photo by Jack Sheedy)

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Father Emmanuel Ihemedu, pastor of St. Justin Parish in Hartford, speaks at the Interreligious Harvest Festival held at the parish on Oct. 19.

The event, to which local Catholic and non-Catholic congregations were invited, included guest choirs, musical performances, liturgical dancers and praise worship. Fresh fruits, vegetables, chrysanthemums, baked goods and take-out Caribbean food were sold. (Photo by Lenora Sumsky)

stmary stem-webMaggie Cody, a fifth grader at St. Mary School in Milford,generates some energy with pedal power recently as part of her school’s annual all-day STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program.

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CROMWELL – “Pius XII was the greatest hero of World War II. He saved more Jews than Roosevelt, Churchill and all the rest of them combined.”

That is the assessment of Gary Krupp, founder and president of Pave the Way Foundation, an organization dedicated to inter-religious dialogue, harmony and tolerance. Mr. Krupp will present the foundation’s groundbreaking research at the 2014 Pope John Paul II Bioethics Lecture on Nov. 13 at Holy Apostles College and Seminary.

20141009cnsbr6593 webMavis and Ron Pirola of Sydney, auditors at the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, leave the morning session of the synod at the Vatican Oct. 9. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In official reports of the closed-door talks at the Synod of Bishops on the family, an emerging theme has been the call for a new kind of language more appropriate for pastoral care today.

"Language appeared many, many times," Basilian Father Thomas Rosica, the briefer for English-speaking journalists, told reporters Oct.7, the assembly's second working day. "There's a great desire that our language has to change in order to meet the very complex situations" the church faces.

anniv-mass 3925-adj-webBarbara and Wallace Miramant, members of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Meriden, pose with Archbishop Leonard P. Blair after the annual Wedding Anniversary Mass Oct. 19 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Hartford.

HARTFORD – For Charles and Deanna Comparetto, it’s never too late to start over. He is 92, she is 76, and they’ve been married just one year.

They are one of 210 couples who attended the annual Wedding Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph on Oct. 19. Another 53 couples had registered but were unable to attend. All of them received a marriage anniversary certificate signed by Archbishop Leonard P. Blair, principal celebrant.

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TOTOWA, N.J. (CNS) -- Father Benedict J. Groeschel, who was a founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, a leading pro-life figure and popular author, retreat master and preacher, died Oct. 3 at St. Joseph's Home for the elderly in Totowa after a long illness. He was 81.

"We are deeply saddened by the death of Father Benedict. He was an example to us all," said Father John Paul Ouellette, who is also a Franciscan friar and the order's community servant.

"His fidelity and service to the church and commitment to our Franciscan way of life will have a tremendous impact for generations to come," he said in a statement released Oct. 4 by the order's community office in the Bronx, New York.

A wake was planned for Oct. 8 at St. Adalbert's Church in the Bronx, with a wake to be held Oct. 9, followed by an evening vigil, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey.

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BLOOMFIELD – Small Christian Communities were first formed in the Archdiocese of Hartford 30 years ago under the leadership of the late Archbishop John Whealon. The program has flourished to the point that a combined dinner and anniversary celebration was held to celebrate their achievements.

An estimated 200 people turned out at the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary on Oct. 8 for that celebration. After a dinner, a program brought attendees up to date on a newer initiative that’s beginning to take root in a few Connecticut churches. It’s called Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP), or “chirp.”

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DENVER (CNS) -- The federal government is pursuing its case against the Little Sisters of the Poor in an attempt to get the religious order to comply with newly issued interim rules regarding the Department of Health and Human Services' contraception mandate under the Affordable Care Act.

The government filed a brief Sept. 8 in the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, where the Little Sisters of the Poor run a home for the aged. Other plaintiffs in the case include Southern Nazarene University in Denver and Reaching Souls International, an Oklahoma nonprofit.

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HARWINTON – Few of us ever think of ourselves as privileged. Until we’re not.

The last light to go out during storm Alfred was the LED digital clock on our DVD player. For half a second after the rest of the house was plunged into darkness on the evening of Oct. 29, the DVD clock glowed 8:32.

My wife Jean and I hunkered down for the night with extra blankets, satisfied that we were as ready as we could be. We had done the laundry; charged the cell phones; and filled jugs with water and cars with gas. We had candles, canned food, flashlights.

Darkness? Bring it on.

But temperatures plunged. Wind whistled. Wet snow bent the lilac and magnolia and cracked the maple.

In the morning, as I gazed at more than 20 inches of snow, I said, "We can’t stay here."

"But there’s no power anywhere."

I bit my lip. "There are ... shelters."

Neither of us liked the idea. Shelters were for ... others. Besides, when I dialed 211 to find the nearest one, I was on hold so long that I had to hang up to preserve my cell phone charge. We turned on the radio and learned that a makeshift shelter was being set up near our home.

A cheerful young woman answered the door, wearing an EMT jumpsuit with a holster for her two-way radio.

"Oh, hi," I said, "our power is out and our house is freezing. Can we hang here for a while?"

"Absolutely!" the woman said. She showed us into a large, open room that was warm and bright, powered by a gasoline generator outside that sounded like an 18-wheeler downshifting for a hill.

A family of four sat at a table, playing Trivial Pursuit. "How many minor league home runs did Babe Ruth hit?" the questioner asked.

An elderly foursome swapped sections of the Sunday paper bearing headlines about the storm’s devastation. I helped a volunteer unfold portable cots. By nightfall, 19 cots had been arranged in rows, as more people, young and old, showed up. Many of us had brought food to contribute to a supper, prepared by the EMT woman and other volunteers.

It all sounds homey and comfy. It is not. There is nothing homey or comfy about being away from your comfortable home, even if home is a small ranch house.

The cots were made of polyester fabric supported by tubular steel and aluminum. They don’t exactly have "sleep numbers" for comfort. The metal tubes bruise your ankles, butt and neck.

At one point, I may have been the only person awake, listening to 18 others snoring in their unique styles. One man sounded like a woodpecker on a hollow apple tree. Another sounded like someone dragging a chair across a cement floor. One woman’s explosive exhalations were like a steam release valve.

How we could sleep at all is a mystery. Elderly hard-of-hearing people stayed up late talking in what they thought were whispers; people two towns away may now know intimate details about their surgeries. The EMT’s squawk box kept rasping about trees down on nearby roads. And the generator kept up a constant growl.

Nobody would possibly want to live in a shelter night after night.

And yet: In Connecticut, on Jan. 27, 2011, there were 3,770 people staying in shelters, according to the annual Point in Time snapshot of homelessness, reported by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH). About 42 percent of these people – which included 496 adults with families and 800 children in families – had never before been homeless. For the year 2010, more than 11,000 people, including more than 1,500 children, spent some time in shelters in Connecticut.

Rent problems, family disputes and domestic violence accounted for about 88 percent of homelessness, but they were not the only causes. They certainly were not the reasons that my wife and I and 17 other people slept on those backbreaking cots on the night before Halloween.

But, as inconvenient as shelters are, they sure beat freezing on the streets or in unheated homes. That’s why a number of shelters in Connecticut receive assistance from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, including the Immaculate Conception Shelter, Mercy Housing & Shelter and South Park Inn-Homeless Shelter, all in Hartford; Samaritan Shelter in Manchester; St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelter in Bristol and Waterbury; Winchester Emergency Shelter in Winsted; Beth-El Shelter in Milford; Columbus House in New Haven; Shelter NOW in Meriden; and others.

They literally save lives.

But one night was enough for us. A nearby motel had power restored the next night, and there we at least had the added comforts of a hot shower and privacy (but, frankly, not much else). The night after that, a family member got power back and invited us in.

Finally, just 90 hours after our DVD clock faded out, our lights came on. The furnace hummed to life. The refrigerator purred. The dishwasher and washing machine caught up on their assignments.

Once again, we were among the privileged. Only this time, we knew it.

Oh, and Babe Ruth hit only one minor league home run. Amazing, the stuff you learn in a shelter.

 Jack Sheedy is the News Editor of The Catholic Transcript and lives in Litchfield County.

Events Calendar

November 2014
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Hartford Marriott in Farmington, Farmington, United States
FARMINGTON – The Archdiocese of Hartford’s Office for Black Catholic Ministries will have its annual Venerable Pierre Toussaint/Fr. Augustus Tolton Awards Banquet and Silent Auction at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 [...]
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Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Storrs, Mansfield, United States
STORRS – “From the Top,” the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on New England [...]
09:00 AM
Caritas Christi Center, Hamden, United States
Jesus is clear about the need to forgive others; however, sometimes forgiveness is not easy because we have been hurt so deeply.  The “Forgiveness Prayer” can provide us a way to open to God’s [...]
10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden, United States
Apostle Immigrant Services in New Haven will hold a giant used book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1 in the cafeteria of Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden. Books for all ages will be available. Donations [...]
12:00 AM
Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford, West Hartford, United States
Holy Family Retreat Center will present "From Control to Compassion," a weekend retreat for men and women with Father Michael Crosby, Oct 31-Nov 2. It wil explore the causes and consequences [...]
Date :  November 01, 2014
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01:00 PM
Cascade, Hamden, Hamden, United States
HAMDEN – St. Rita Parish will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the completion of the upper church with a gala anniversary dinner from 1-4 p.m. [...]
01:00 PM
Mercy High School, Middletown, Middletown, United States
Mercy High School in Middletown will have an open house from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 2. A presentation by the [...]
01:30 PM
Across from Hartford GYN center, Hartford, United States
A Red Rose closing ceremony for the 40 Days for Life campaign will be held from 1:30-2:15 p.m. Nov. 2 on the traffic island across the street from the Hartford GYN Center, [...]
04:30 PM
La Bella Vista, Pontelandolfo Club, Waterbury, Waterbury, United States
Carolyn's Place Pregnancy Resource Center in Waterbury will have its annual dinner from 4:30-9 p.m. Nov. 2 at La Bella Vista at the Pontelandolfo Club in Waterbury. Bill [...]
12:00 AM
Building a ‘culture of vocations’ By Father Anthony Smith      Nov. 2-8 is National Vocation Awareness Week. This week is an opportunity to focus our attention on vocations to the [...]
12:00 AM
Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford, West Hartford, United States
Holy Family Retreat Center will present "From Control to Compassion," a weekend retreat for men and women with Father Michael Crosby, Oct 31-Nov 2. It wil explore the causes and consequences [...]
12:00 PM
St. Ann Church, Avon, Avon, United States
AVON – The Defenders of Faith Ministry at St. Ann Parish will sponsor a eucharistic prayer vigil Sunday, Nov. 2 for persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria. The prayer vigil will begin at noon and end [...]
Date :  November 02, 2014
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St. Theresa Parish, Trumbull CT, Stratford, United States
The Pro-Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Confrerence, Diocese of Bridgeport's Office for Pastoral Services and Family Institute of Connecticut [...]
10:00 AM
Lourdes in Litchfield, Litchfield, United States
"Finding the Sacred in Everyday Life," a two-session workshop, will be presented by Lisa Velazquez from 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 3 and 10 at Lourdes in Litchfield [...]
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Building a ‘culture of vocations’ By Father Anthony Smith      Nov. 2-8 is National Vocation Awareness Week. This week is an opportunity to focus our attention on vocations to the [...]
Date :  November 03, 2014
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Chiara Center, Meriden, Meriden, United States
Thomas Finn, Ph.D., will present a six-session educational and psychological workshop designed to help [...]
12:00 AM
Building a ‘culture of vocations’ By Father Anthony Smith      Nov. 2-8 is National Vocation Awareness Week. This week is an opportunity to focus our attention on vocations to the [...]
Date :  November 04, 2014
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Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford, United States
Holy Family Retreat Center will have a Holiday Bread-Baking Retreat Day with Sister of St. Joseph Elaine [...]
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Building a ‘culture of vocations’ By Father Anthony Smith      Nov. 2-8 is National Vocation Awareness Week. This week is an opportunity to focus our attention on vocations to the [...]
Date :  November 05, 2014
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East Catholic High School, Manchester, Manchester, United States
East Catholic High School will hold its open house on at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, for eighth graders [...]
07:00 PM
St. Mark the Evangelist Church, West Hartford, West Hartford, United States
The Pro-Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference, Diocese of Bridgeport's Office for Pastoral Services and Family Institute of Connecticut will sponsor [...]
10:00 AM
Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford, United States
Holy Family Retreat Center will have a Holiday Bread-Baking Retreat Day with Sister of St. Joseph Elaine [...]
12:00 AM
Building a ‘culture of vocations’ By Father Anthony Smith      Nov. 2-8 is National Vocation Awareness Week. This week is an opportunity to focus our attention on vocations to the [...]
Date :  November 06, 2014
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St. Rose of Lima Parish, Meriden, Meriden, United States
Saint Rose of Lima Parish will have a Holiday Fair from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7 and from 9 a.m. to  3 p.m. Nov. 8., It will include raffles,crafts, gift baskets, a homemade quilt raffle, country [...]
07:00 PM
Sacred Heart Church, Southbury, Southbury, United States
Composer Tom Kendzia will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main St., [...]
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Mercy Center at Madison, Madison, United States
Jesuit Father Matthew Linn, co-author of Healing the Future with Dennis Lynn and Sheila Fabricant Linn, will lead a weekend program Nov. 7-9 at Mercy [...]
12:00 AM
Building a ‘culture of vocations’ By Father Anthony Smith      Nov. 2-8 is National Vocation Awareness Week. This week is an opportunity to focus our attention on vocations to the [...]
12:00 AM
Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford, United States
Holy Family Retreat Center willl have a men’s weekend retreat titled "Know Greater Joy" Nov. 7-9.This [...]
Date :  November 07, 2014
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Barnes & Noble, Waterbury, Waterbury, United States
WATERBURY – Mother Dolores Hart of the Order of St. Benedict of the Strict Observance, author of The Ear of the Heart: An Actress’ Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows, will sign her book at 2 p.m. [...]
08:00 AM
Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden, Hamden, United States
Entrance exam for Sacred Heart Academy
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St. Rose of Lima Parish, Meriden, Meriden, United States
Saint Rose of Lima Parish will have a Holiday Fair from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 7 and from 9 a.m. to  3 p.m. Nov. 8., It will include raffles,crafts, gift baskets, a homemade quilt raffle, country [...]
09:00 AM
Barkhamsted Senior Center, Barkhamsted CT, Barkhamsted, United States
The Womens’ Guild of Immaculate Conception Church in New Hartford will have a Christmas fair from 9 a.m. [...]
09:00 AM
St. Bridget Parish Center, Cheshire, Cheshire, United States
CHESHIRE – The St. Bridget's Guild will hold its 11th annual Shopper's Delite and Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at the parish center, located at 175 Main St. Free parking is [...]
09:00 AM
St. Monica Church, Northford, Northford, United States
St. Monica’s Rosary Society will have its annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church. The fair will feature handcrafted items by local artisans such as American [...]
09:00 AM
St. Bridget Parish, Cheshire, Cheshire, usa
CHESHIRE – The St. Bridget Guild will have its 10th annual Shopper’s Delight and Christmas Bazaar from [...]
09:30 AM
St. Mary Church, Branford, Branford, United States
The Pro-Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference, Diocese of Bridgeport's Office for Pastoral Services and Family Institute of Connecticut will sponsor [...]
09:30 AM
Sacred Heart Church, Southbury, Southbury, United States
Composer Tom Kendzia will present a liturgical music workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main St., Southbury. [...]
10:00 AM
St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol, Bristol, United States
St. Paul Catholic High School open houses at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20,  7 p.m. Oct. 8 and at 10 and [...]
10:00 AM
Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford, West Hartford, United States
Passionist Father Chris Cleary, a former cardiac intensive care nurse, will explore the delicate balance between caring for onesself and caring for [...]
12:00 AM
Building a ‘culture of vocations’ By Father Anthony Smith      Nov. 2-8 is National Vocation Awareness Week. This week is an opportunity to focus our attention on vocations to the [...]
12:00 AM
Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford, United States
Holy Family Retreat Center willl have a men’s weekend retreat titled "Know Greater Joy" Nov. 7-9.This [...]
Date :  November 08, 2014
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01:30 PM
St. Peter Church Hall, Torrington, Torrington, United States
Msgr. Gerard Schmitz will conduct an afternoon of reflection, “Becoming a Eucharistic People – We Become What We Do,” for extraordinary ministers of holy Communion from 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 9 at St. [...]
10:00 AM
St. Margaret Church Hall, Waterbury, Waterbury, United States
WATERBURY – St. Margaret Parish at 289 Willow St. will have a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 [...]
10:00 AM
St. Margaret Church Hall, Waterbury, Waterbury, United States
WATERBURY – St. Margaret Parish at 289 Willow St. will have a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 [...]
12:00 AM
Building a ‘culture of vocations’ By Father Anthony Smith      Nov. 2-8 is National Vocation Awareness Week. This week is an opportunity to focus our attention on vocations to the [...]
12:00 AM
Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford, United States
Holy Family Retreat Center willl have a men’s weekend retreat titled "Know Greater Joy" Nov. 7-9.This [...]
Date :  November 09, 2014
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10:00 AM
Lourdes in Litchfield, Litchfield, United States
"Finding the Sacred in Everyday Life," a two-session workshop, will be presented by Lisa Velazquez from 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 3 and 10 at Lourdes in Litchfield [...]
Date :  November 10, 2014
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07:00 PM
Chiara Center, Meriden, Meriden, United States
Thomas Finn, Ph.D., will present a six-session educational and psychological workshop designed to help [...]
Date :  November 11, 2014
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12:00 AM
Shubert Theatre, New Haven, New Haven, United States
Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden will present the musical “Singin’ in the Rain” from from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13 and from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven. Tickets cost $25 for [...]
12:00 AM
Shubert Theatre, New Haven, New Haven, United States
Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden will present the musical “Singin’ in the Rain” from from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13 and from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven. Tickets cost $25 for [...]
Date :  November 12, 2014
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06:00 PM
Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, Cromwell, United States
CROMWELL – Gary L. Krupp, founder and president of the Pave the Way Foundation, will speak at the 2014 Pope St. John Paul II Bioethics Lecture on Nov. 13 at Holy Apostles College and [...]
07:00 PM
St. John the Evanagelist Church, Watertown, Watertown, United States
The Pro-Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Confrerence, Diocese of Bridgeport's Office for Pastoral Services and Family Institute of Connecticut will [...]
09:00 AM
Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford, West Hartford, United States
"Leading from Within: Reimagining Christian Leadership for the 21st Century" is the title of a [...]
12:00 AM
Shubert Theatre, New Haven, New Haven, United States
Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden will present the musical “Singin’ in the Rain” from from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13 and from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven. Tickets cost $25 for [...]
12:00 AM
Shubert Theatre, New Haven, New Haven, United States
Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden will present the musical “Singin’ in the Rain” from from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13 and from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven. Tickets cost $25 for [...]
Date :  November 13, 2014
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Shubert Theatre, New Haven, New Haven, United States
Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden will present the musical “Singin’ in the Rain” from from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13 and from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven. Tickets cost $25 for [...]
12:00 AM
Shubert Theatre, New Haven, New Haven, United States
Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden will present the musical “Singin’ in the Rain” from from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13 and from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven. Tickets cost $25 for [...]
Date :  November 14, 2014
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East Catholic High School, East Hartford, Manchester, United States
East Catholic High School will administer its entrance exam to eighth graders at 8 a.m. Nov. 15.
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East Catholic High School, Manchester, Manchester, United States
East Catholic High School will administer its entrance exam to eighth graders at 8 a.m. Nov. 15.
08:00 AM
Mercy High School, Middletown, Middletown, United States
The entrance exam for the class of 2019 will be administered from 8-11:15 a.m. Nov. 15 at Mercy High [...]
08:30 AM
Fairfield Prep, Fairfield, Fairfield, United States
Fairfield Prep, a Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory school for boys in grades nine through 12, will [...]
09:00 AM
St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, Bloomfield, United States
Father David Baranowski, director of the Archdiocese of Hartford's Office for Divine Worship and pastor of St. James Church in Rocky Hill, will cover the role of the lector [...]
09:00 AM
Holy Infant Parish, Orange, Orange, United States
Holy Infant Church Women's Guild will have a fall tag sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15 in the school gym at 450 Racebrook Road in Orange. There will be over 35 vendors selling a variety of [...]
10:00 AM
Church of St. Peter Claver, West Hartford, West Hartford, United States
Fifty fine artisans will present a variety of handcrafted goods including pottery, metal, glass, wood, jewelry, paper art, folk art, photography, [...]
Date :  November 15, 2014
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Church of St. Peter Claver, West Hartford, West Hartford, United States
Fifty fine artisans will present a variety of handcrafted goods including pottery, metal, glass, wood, jewelry, paper art, folk art, photography, [...]
10:30 AM
Manchester, United States
Assumption School in Manchester will host two open houses for potential students and their families. They [...]
11:45 AM
Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge Mass., Sturbridge, United States
Father Ralph DiOrio will celebrate a Healing Mass and service from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge Mass. Tickets $10.00 available at the door at 10:30 a.m. [...]
Date :  November 16, 2014
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Manchester, United States
Assumption School in Manchester will host two open houses for potential students and their families. They [...]
06:00 PM
St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield
The Archdiocese of Hartford’s Vocation Office will hold Priesthood Discernment Evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 and Dec 18 at St. Thomas Seminary, 467 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield. They [...]
07:00 PM
St. Timothy Middle School, West Hartford , West Hartford, United States
Open House at St. Timothy Middle School
Date :  November 20, 2014
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Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden, United States
HAMDEN – The annual Holly Berry Festival, a juried arts and crafts fair benefitting the Retirement Fund [...]
05:00 PM
Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden, Hamden, United States
HAMDEN – There will be a pasta dinner from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 21 at Sacred Heart Academy. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. [...]
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St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol, Bristol, United States
St. Paul Performing Arts will stage the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “The Miracle Worker,” Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 at 7 pm and on Nov. 23 at 2 pm at St. Paul Catholic High School Theater, Bristol. [...]
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Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford, West Hartford, United States
Holy Family Retreat Center will offer a Matt Talbot Women’s Recovery Retreat Nov. 21-23. Women in [...]
12:00 AM
Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford , West Hartford, United States
Holy Family Retreat Center willl have a women’s weekend retreat titled "Know Greater Joy" Nov. 21-23. The renewing weekend explores how to [...]
Date :  November 21, 2014
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St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol, Bristol, United States
St. Paul Performing Arts will stage the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “The Miracle Worker,” Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 at 7 pm and on Nov. 23 at 2 pm at St. Paul Catholic High School Theater, Bristol. [...]
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel-Hartford, Windsor Locks, United States
An East Coast conference against assisted suicide will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22 at [...]
08:00 AM
St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol, Bristol, United States
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St. Joseph's Residence, Enfield, Enfield, United States
St. Joseph’s Residence will have its annual annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 22, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the residence, 1365 [...]
09:00 AM
St. Patrick Parish, Farmington, Farmington, United States
 St. Patrick Parish in Farmington will host its 11th annual International Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 22 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 23 in the church hall, located at 110 Main [...]
09:30 AM
Franciscan Life Center, Meriden, Meriden, United States
MERIDEN – A living crèche will be just one of the highlights of the annual Franciscan Christmas Fair, to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 22 [...]
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Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden, United States
HAMDEN – The annual Holly Berry Festival, a juried arts and crafts fair benefitting the Retirement Fund [...]
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Christ the Redeemer Parish, Milford, Milford, United States
MILFORD – The Ladies Guild of Christ the Redeemer Parish at 325 Oronoque Road will have its annual Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 22. There will be many vendors, food, entertainment [...]
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St. Ann Parish, Bristol, Bristol CT, United States
 St. Ann Parish in Bristol will have a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22. More than 50 tables will have crafts for sale. It also will offer a bake [...]
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Our Lady of the Angels Convent, Enfield, United States
ENFIELD – The Felician Sisters’ annual Pre-Christmas Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22 at Our Lady of the Angels Convent, 1315 Enfield St., Enfield. Features will include craft [...]
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Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford, West Hartford, United States
Holy Family Retreat Center will offer a Matt Talbot Women’s Recovery Retreat Nov. 21-23. Women in [...]
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Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford , West Hartford, United States
Holy Family Retreat Center willl have a women’s weekend retreat titled "Know Greater Joy" Nov. 21-23. The renewing weekend explores how to [...]
Date :  November 22, 2014
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St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol, Bristol, United States
St. Paul Performing Arts will stage the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “The Miracle Worker,” Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 at 7 pm and on Nov. 23 at 2 pm at St. Paul Catholic High School Theater, Bristol. [...]
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St. Patrick Parish, Farmington, Farmington, United States
 St. Patrick Parish in Farmington will host its 11th annual International Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 22 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 23 in the church hall, located at 110 Main [...]
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Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford, West Hartford, United States
Holy Family Retreat Center will offer a Matt Talbot Women’s Recovery Retreat Nov. 21-23. Women in [...]
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Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford , West Hartford, United States
Holy Family Retreat Center willl have a women’s weekend retreat titled "Know Greater Joy" Nov. 21-23. The renewing weekend explores how to [...]
Date :  November 23, 2014
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St. Gregory CCD Center, Bristol, Bristol, United States
The annual St. Gregory Christmas Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 29-30 at the CCD Center, located at 1043 Stafford Ave. The fair will feature over 40 crafters/vendors, an [...]
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Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford , West Hartford, United States
Holy Family Retreat Center willl have a women’s weekend retreat titled "Know Greater Joy" Nov. 21-23. The renewing weekend explores how to [...]
Date :  November 29, 2014
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St. Gregory CCD Center, Bristol, Bristol, United States
The annual St. Gregory Christmas Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 29-30 at the CCD Center, located at 1043 Stafford Ave. The fair will feature over 40 crafters/vendors, an [...]
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Polish National Home, Hartford, Hartford, United States
HARTFORD – The Polish Cultural Club of Greater Hartford will hold its annual Szopka Festival from 9:30 [...]
Date :  November 30, 2014

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