BLOOMFIELD – Fourteen women and three men from 14 parishes received the praise and encouragement of Archbishop Leonard P. Blair as they were welcomed as newly commissioned lay ministers during a ceremony at the ArchdiocesanCenter at St. Thomas Seminary May 30.
Archbishop Blair, who presented each new lay minister with a certificate and lapel pin, quoted Hans Urs von Balthasar, Swiss theologian and Catholic priest (1905-88), as saying that “truth is not discordant; truth is symphonic.”
Enfield Mayor Scott R. Kaupin prepares to taste-test an array of baked goods at this year’s Rock-a-Thon Variety Show and Bake Sale on April 26 at St. Joseph’s Residence in Enfield, a home of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
MILFORD – Rachel Landock, a senior at Lauralton Hall in Milford, vamped in a dress made out of recycled Christmas cards that senior Anaka Mastrianni designed and that took the First Place Overall award in the school’s ninth annual Eco-Fashion Show, Trash the Runway, in May.
The school’s Environmental Club annually showcases innovative outfits that turn trash into treasure at its most popular activity. The show aims to promote sustainable living and good stewardship of the earth.
HARTFORD – The Archdiocese of Hartford is participating again in the "Fortnight for Freedom" from June 21-July 4.
The Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a document, “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty,” outlining the bishops’ concerns over threats to religious freedom, both at home and abroad. The bishops called for a “Fortnight for Freedom,” a 14-day period of prayer, education and action in support of religious freedom, from June 21-July 4.
Emily Drewry stands next to her grandmother, Darleen Craft, during a rehearsal for Sacred Heart High School’s 92nd commencement exercises, held June 6 at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury.
Mrs. Craft was one of 27 alums from the class of 1964 who shared the evening with the 2014 grads and received “Golden Diplomas.” She is the only grandparent-alumna of a current grad to attend.