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BRISTOL – Nearly 300 proponents of transforming Catholic social teaching into action attended the fifth annual Bishop Peter Rosazza Social Justice Conference on June 14 at St. Paul Catholic High School.
Organizers attributed a 20 percent attendance increase to what many call the “Pope Francis effect” and the pontiff’s immense global popularity.

“There’s an increase this year in the number of participants, parish representation and young people,” said Lynn Campbell, executive director of the Office of Catholic Social Justice Ministry (OCSJM) of the Archdiocese of Hartford.

Read more: Speaker takes artful approach to Catholic social justice 

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Msgr. Daniel Plocharczyk speaks to the congregation gathered to celebrate his 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood at a Mass on May 25 at Sacred Heart Church in New Britain.

Archbishop Emeritus Daniel A. Cronin presided. Concelebrants were Fathers Stanislaw Dudek, Tomasz Sztuber, Peter Sobiecki, Dariusz Gosciniak, Bernard Backiel, Dariusz Paszkowski, Gerard Schmitz and Thomas Ginty.

Among the hundreds of people at the Mass were Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception, members of Msgr. Plocharczyk’s family and many friends and parishioners. A reception followed in the school hall.

Msgr. Plocharczyk was ordained on May 25, 1974, at the Cathedral of  St. Joseph in Hartford.He served for some years as secretary to Archbishop Cronin and vice chancellor of the Archdiocese of Hartford. (Photo by Eva Gryk)

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Archbishop Leonard P. Blair lays his hands upon the head of candidate Thomas W. Cabeen of Milford in silence as part of the ordination of 10 men to the permanent diaconate on June 7 in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford.

Also ordained were Kenneth Bangs of Collinsville, Ronnie Bicknell of North Haven, Steven Bilodeau of Hamden, James McCormack Jr. of Hartford, Dean Macchio of Milford, Jacek Muszynski of Meriden, Jose Robles of Meriden, Ernest Scrivani of North Haven and Laurent Yergeau of Milford.

See full photo gallery at http://thecatholictranscript.zenfolio.com/p864180480.

 

lay-min-2014 3007-a-webArchbishop Leonard P. Blair stands with 17 newly commissioned lay ministers and others after a ceremony at the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield.

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.”

Read more: Lay ministers commissioned to make  'great contributions'

Events Calendar

September 2014
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Archbishop O'Brien Library , Bloomfield, United States
The Archbishop O’Brien Library will participate in a community-based project with Life Choice Donor Services, a non-profit organ procurement organization, during September, to raise awareness for organ [...]
Date :  September 01, 2014
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Quinnipiac University, Hamden CT, Hamden, United States
 An outdoor vigil and prayer service in support of persecuted Christian churches in the Middle East will take place at 8:15 p.m. Sept. 17 on the academic quadrangle [...]
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Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford, West Hartford, United States
Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartfrod is offering a retreat day for parish secretaries, with [...]
Date :  September 17, 2014
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St. Ann Parish, Avon, Avon, United States
The Social Justice Committee of St. Ann’s Parish in Avon will have its popular annual clothing sale from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 19 and from 8:30 [...]
Date :  September 19, 2014
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St. Ann Parish, Avon, Avon, United States
The Social Justice Committee of St. Ann’s Parish in Avon will have its popular annual clothing sale from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 19 and from 8:30 [...]
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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 [...]
Date :  September 20, 2014
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Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, United States
Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Catholic Youth Spectacular (CYS), set for Sept. 21 on the [...]
Date :  September 21, 2014
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The Archdiocese of Hartford is participating again in the national Family Day program launched by [...]
Date :  September 22, 2014
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Wampanoag Country Club, West Hartford, West Hartford, United States
HARTFORD – The 22nd annual Archbishop John F. Whealon Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Sept. 23 [...]
Date :  September 23, 2014
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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Hamden , Hamden, United States
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Hamden will have its monthly Pro-Life Holy Hour Novena from 6-7 p.m. September 24.The Holy Hour will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, pro-life rosary, [...]
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Hartford GYN Center, Hartford, United States
The Pro-Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford will participate in the international 40 Days for Life campaign from Sept. 24 through Nov. 2. The success of the campaign is evident in [...]
Date :  September 24, 2014
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Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford, West Hartford, United States
"Know Greater Joy" is the theme of a Men's Weekend Retreat being offered Sept. 26-28 at Holy Family [...]
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Lourdes in Litchfield , Litchfield, United States
A Beginning Experience Weekend will be conducted Sept. 26-28 for divorced, separated and widowed men and [...]
Date :  September 26, 2014
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Holy Angels Parish Center, South Meriden, Meriden, United States
MERIDEN – The Meriden-Wallingford Council of Catholic Women will sponsor a catered breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at Holy Angels Parish Center in South Meriden. Guest speaker Deacon Thomas J. Davis [...]
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Lourdes in Litchfield , Litchfield, United States
A Beginning Experience Weekend will be conducted Sept. 26-28 for divorced, separated and widowed men and [...]
Date :  September 27, 2014
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Polish-American Club, West Haven, United States
NEW HAVEN – St. Stanislaus Parish will have its annual picnic/harvest festival from 1-8 p.m. Sept. 28, rain or shine, at the Polish-American Club at 194 W. Spring St., West Haven. Polish and [...]
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Lourdes in Litchfield , Litchfield, United States
A Beginning Experience Weekend will be conducted Sept. 26-28 for divorced, separated and widowed men and [...]
Date :  September 28, 2014
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Caritas Christi Center, Hamden, Hamden, United States
Caritas Christi Center will offer a New Life Seminar for the separated and divorcd from 7-9 p.m. on nine [...]
Date :  September 29, 2014
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