NEW HAVEN – A relic of Blessed John Paul II will be available for the veneration of the public at St. Stanislaus Church in New Haven during a 3 p.m. prayer service on April 27, the day of the canonization of John Paul and Blessed Pope John XXIII.
Five bishops join in the blessing of oils at the Chrism Mass April 15 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Hartford. From left are Archbishop Emeritus Henry J. Mansell; Archbishop Emeritus Daniel A. Cronin; Auxiliary Bishop Christie A. Macaluso (partially obscured); Archbishop Leonard P. Blair, principal celebrant; and Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Peter A. Rosazza.
The student council of St. Francis-St. Rose of Lima School in New Haven gathers around a jar containing cash raised through its Dimes for Diapers campaign, the council’s Lenten project.
Student council president Sammara Streater and eighth-grade members interviewed Mary Grande, director of the nearby Life Haven, a homeless shelter for mothers and children, to learn about the shelter's needs. Life Haven is located in the former convent for St. Francis School.
The campaign has raised more than $550 to assist the mothers and their children. (Photo submitted)
Archbishop Leonard P. Blair helps serve lunch on Monday at the House of Bread in Hartford, which serves the economically disadvantaged in the Hartford area with food, shelter and educational opportunities. With him is House of Bread volunteer Steve Urban.
During Lent, Catholics are reminded to perform charitable actions known as the corporal works of mercy. They are feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, visiting the sick, visiting those in prison and burying the dead. (Photo submitted)