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HARTFORD – The Archdiocese of Hartford has named Sister Mariette J. Moan, a member of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as its new director of the Office for Religious, effective Aug. 1.
Sister Mariette will replace Sister of St. Joseph Mary Kelly, who is retiring.
Sister Mariette will be responsible for coordination between Archbishop Henry J. Mansell and members of religious institutes of consecrated life, such as men’s and women’s religious orders and congregations, and societies of apostolic life. She will serve as a resource for the members of consecrated life organizations, and provide an opportunity in the archdiocese for members of consecrated life to celebrate jubilees and the World Day for Consecrated Life.
NORTH HAVEN – Seven awards went to seven staffers and contributors at The Catholic Transcript May 23 during the annual presentation of the Excellence in Journalism awards by the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
The awards follow others given to the Transcript by the New England Newspaper and Press Association in February.
Seminarians for the Archdiocese of Hartford distribute rosaries at the archdiocesan Year of Faith Mass on June 2 in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. The rosaries had been blessed by Pope Francis and brought back from Rome by some of the 80 people who went on a pilgrimage to Italy May 20-29 that was led by Archbishop Henry J. Mansell. The rosaries were given to everyone who attended the Year of Faith Mass. (Photo by Aaron Joseph)
ENFIELD – The Little Sisters of the Poor rock.
Bagpipers welcomed visitors to St. Joseph’s Residence, which the sisters run, on April 27 for a day of raffles, music, dancing, acting, singing and food-sampling at a fund-raiser tailored to a home for those of a certain age.
A Rock-a-Thon event was held to benefit the sisters’ Energy Efficiency Campaign. Mother Genevieve Regina Nugent said that the snowstorm of October 2011 made it apparent that the facility needed an upgrade to better meet its normal and emergency needs.
NEW HAVEN – For months, Angela DiSorbo, 78, has been preparing to make the 600 meatballs and cook 300 pounds of veal hearts or sofritto, not to mention the porchetta sandwiches, that she will sell in her booth at the annual St. Anthony Feast June 11-16.
She and her husband started cooking for the feast 30 years ago, preparing 25 pounds of veal hearts. He died nine years ago, but she continues to help with the parish fund-raiser by donating all of the food and hundreds of hours of work through a generous act of love for her parish, her Church and St. Anthony.