usj grant-webTogether for the announcement of a $2 million-plus grant for the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford recently are, from left, Cheryl Barnard, vice president of student affairs; Michelle Kalis, provost; Rep. John Larson, and Pamela Trotman Reid, University of St. Joseph president. (Photo submitted)

WEST HARTFORD – The University of St. Joseph, with the support of U.S. Congressman John Larson, was awarded a federal Title III Strengthening Institutions Program grant in the amount of more than $2.08 million. The grant, Raising Educational Achievement (REACH), was approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

REACH is a new program that enables student success by improving academic assessment and college readiness skills for students, supporting faculty in meeting students’ learning needs, enhancing resources for underprepared students and systems for tracking and serving at-risk students and increasing support and leadership opportunities for second- and third-year students.

Read more: USJ receives $2-plus million grant toward student success

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The Daughters of Wisdom of the United States Province elected their new leadership for the next four years during a meeting Oct. 9-12 at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center in Litchfield.

From left are Sister Catherine Sheehan of Hamden, province leader; Sister Marie Chiodo  of Silver Spring, Md.; Sister Evelyn Lamoureux of Oceanside, N.Y.; and Sister Evelyn Eckhardt of Ozone Park, N.Y.

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the United States Province of the Daughters of Wisdom.  (Photo submitted)

seton mansell-webArchbishop Emeritus Henry J. Mansell, fourth from left, is the winner of a St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award from National Catholic Education Association this year, awarded Oct. 6 in Washington, D.C. With him for the honor are, from left, Brother Robert Bimonte, NCEA president; Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States; Brendan Carroll of St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol, chosen by Archbishop Mansell to win a Seton scholarship and other prizes; Archbishop Leonard P. Blair of Hartford; and Dale R. Hoyt, superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Hartford. (Photo courtesy NCEA)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hartford Archbishop Emeritus Henry J. Mansell was among five honorees Oct. 6 at the National Catholic Educational Association’s (NCEA) St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Awards Gala at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel.

The awards were in recognition of lifelong dedication to Catholic education. The association also presented the NCEA President’s Award at the event.

Read more: Archbishop emeritus Mansell is honored by NCEA

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HARTFORD – Sister Mariette J. Moan, a member of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, has been named vicar for religious for the Archdiocese of Hartford.

The position makes her responsible for 715 members of consecrated life in the archdiocese.

The vicar for religious is an official representative of the archbishop in matters regarding consecrated life. In this capacity, Sister Mariette serves as his liaison and offers pastoral concern, provides appropriate resources and facilitates collaborative structures for leaders and members of the various forms of consecrated life to enhance their vocation within the church.

Read more: Sister Mariette Moan is appointed vicar for religious

pg7-bus-law-cnsbr00016Librarian Mary Malone helps students off the bus on the first day of school Sept. 3, 2008, at St. Joseph School in Penfield, N.Y. (CNS photo/Mike Crupi, Catholic Courier)

HARTFORD – Two people in 1956 stand together waiting for a bus. When the bus comes, one person is allowed on; the other is turned away.

Montgomery? Memphis? Little Rock?

Read more: No student left at the bus stop, thanks to 1957 law

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St. Michael Parish Center, Waterbury, Waterbury, United States
Knights of Columbus from several councils in greater Waterbury will distribute coats to children from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 28 at its “Coats for Kids” drive at St. Michael’s Parish [...]
Date :  November 28, 2014
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St. Gregory CCD Center, Bristol, Bristol, United States
The annual St. Gregory Christmas Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 29-30 at the CCD Center, located at 1043 Stafford Ave. The fair will feature over 40 crafters/vendors, an [...]
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St. Mary School, Milford
St. Mary School will sell freshly cut Christmas trees, wreaths and cemetery pieces from 5:30-9 p.m. Monday [...]
Date :  November 29, 2014
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St. Gregory CCD Center, Bristol, Bristol, United States
The annual St. Gregory Christmas Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 29-30 at the CCD Center, located at 1043 Stafford Ave. The fair will feature over 40 crafters/vendors, an [...]
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Polish National Home, Hartford, Hartford, United States
HARTFORD – The Polish Cultural Club of Greater Hartford will hold its annual Szopka Festival from 9:30 [...]
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St. Mary School, Milford
St. Mary School will sell freshly cut Christmas trees, wreaths and cemetery pieces from 5:30-9 p.m. Monday [...]
Date :  November 30, 2014

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