HARTFORD – SS. Cyril and Methodius School will close at the end of the academic year, and the families of its students will receive financial assistance in continuing their Catholic education at St. Augustine School.
“After careful review and consultation with parish trustees and the financial committee of SS. Cyril and Methodius in Hartford, it was determined that parish resources can no longer sustain the school, which currently enrolls 80 students,” said a press release issued by the Archdiocese of Hartford.
HARTFORD – It was bright and breezy on the morning of the sixth annual Blue Mass on May 4 – so breezy that Hartford Fire Department Captain James McLoughlin and fire truck mechanics Martin Dumont and Steve Tarasek struggled mightily to hoist a billowing American flag between the towering ladders of cars 3 and 29 parked back-to-back in front of St. Joseph Cathedral on Farmington Avenue.
HARTFORD – Anthony Griffin was looking for an answer: “What does a good relationship with a man’s father have to do with running a business?”
Five Hartford-area men pondered the question during a meeting of the Fathers’ Entrepreneurial Program, part of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Hartford’s Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood Program at the Asylum Hill Family Center at 60 Gillett St.
Mr. Griffin, coordinator of the eight-week entrepreneurship program, told the men at the meeting that his mother died when he was 6 months old and “Everything I learned I got from my father.” He now owns a retail clothing establishment.
The men in the program are all fathers who are seeking better relationships with their children, and some are trying to reconcile with their own fathers. All are trying to change their lives for the better through self-employment.
NEW HAVEN – Members of the Knights of Columbus carry framed images of Saint John Paul II and the Divine Mercy, among others, during a procession April 27 from St. Stanislaus Church to the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven.
NEW BRITAIN – For decades, Catholics in New Britain have had a special affinity for Pope John Paul II, who as Cardinal Karol Wojtyla visited the Holy Cross community. The relationship was reflected in ceremonies that coincided with the canonizations of popes John Paul II and John XXIII.