Newspaper of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

laural-trash-1-webRachel Landlock models gown designed by Anaka Mastrianni and made from Christmas cards.

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.

Read more: Lauralton Hall students turn trash into trés chic

F4F-Mass-ABM-ORTV 4432-webHARTFORD – 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.

Read more: Hartford Archdiocese will participate in 'Fortnight for Freedom'

EmilyDrewryandDarleneCraft64-webEmily 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.

Read more: Grandmother-granddaughter grads share golden moment

Angel-D-dawg 1236-webMark Fluckiger, plant manager at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, prepares to take a spin with an enthusiastic Angel, who considers Mr. Fluckiger and sacristan Peter Turczanik as her immediate family. (Photo by Karen O. Bray)

HARTFORD – ’Twas right before Christmas 2004 when a sad and scrawny dog was about to become the star in a Christmas story at the Cathedral of St. Joseph.

Just another abandoned dog of indiscriminate age and lineage, she was injured, cold and scared. Her prospects were dim after being chained to a fence on church property on Asylum Avenue sometime during the night. But she was about to receive a Christmas miracle. She was found in the morning by employees arriving for work at the daycare center within the former St. Joseph Cathedral School.

Read more: Angel pawses to watch over cathedral

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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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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St. Therese Church, Branford, Branford, United States
LYRA, an a cappella group of four professional vocalists from St. Petersburg, Russia, is returning to [...]
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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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