Newspaper of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

SS-Cyril--Methodius-School-webA contingent from SS. Cyril and Methodius School in Hartford prepares to march in the 2013 Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade in this Transcript file photo.

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.

Read more: SS. Cyril and Methodius School to close at year's end

blue-mass-2014 2654-a-webHonor guards from the Hartford Police Department and the Connecticut Department of Correction precede members of the Connecticut State Police as they parade down Farmington Avenue, Hartford, before the start of the sixth annual Blue Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph May 4. (Photo by Jack Sheedy)

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.

Read more: Blue Mass honors past and present emergency workers

cc-men-entrep 1661-webClockwise from top left, Anthony Griffin, coordinator of the Fathers’ Entrepreneurial Program at Catholic Charities’ Asylum Hill Family Center in Hartford; George Hilson; Delroy Kerr; Anthony Jackson (back to camera); Moureen Bish, family center director (back to camera); and Elliott Campbell take part in a recent entrepreneurial workshop at the center. (Photo by Jack Sheedy)

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.

Read more: Program wants fathers to succeed as entrepreneurs

SJPSchool012Joe Melluzzo, of Birds in White dove services, releases doves in front of the rededicated St. John Paul II School in New Britain. (Photo by Lenora Sumsky)

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.

Read more: School renamed, rededicated after canonization of Saint John Paul II

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St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol, United States
BRISTOL – St. Paul Catholic High School will have its fifth annual Falcon 5k event at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22. [...]
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St. Elizabeth Church, Branford, Branford, United States
The Knights of Columbus Eldorado Council 10 in Branford will sponsor an End of Summer Carnival from 6-10 [...]
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St. Elizabeth Church, Branford, Branford, United States
The Knights of Columbus Eldorado Council 10 in Branford will sponsor an End of Summer Carnival from 6-10 [...]
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St. Elizabeth Church, Branford, Branford, United States
The Knights of Columbus Eldorado Council 10 in Branford will sponsor an End of Summer Carnival from 6-10 [...]
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St. Elizabeth Church, Branford, Branford, United States
The Knights of Columbus Eldorado Council 10 in Branford will sponsor an End of Summer Carnival from 6-10 [...]
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