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Women religious who are celebrating significant anniversaries this year pose outside of the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary during a celebration of consecrated life on Oct. 19 at the center.

With them are Archbishop Henry J. Mansell, principal celebrant of the Mass; Father John S. Golas, vicar for religious; and Sister Mariette Moan of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, director of the archdiocesan Office for Religious, in front row at right.

A buffet reception followed.

The jubilarians are Sister Petrina Mazzola of the Religious Teachers Filippini, 75 years; Sister Marie Gertrude Laliberté of the Daughters of Wisdom, 65 years; Sister of Mercy Dolores J. Beshara, Sister Dorothy Connelly of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Sister Gertrude Marie McConnell of the Little Sisters of the Poor; Sister Mary Clare Milewski of the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Felician Sister Mary Stella Motyl, and Congregation de Notre Dame Sisters Jewel Renna and Eleanor Verrastro, 60 years. Also, Sisters of Mercy Ann O’Neill and Marie Christel Scholl, 55 years; Sisters Patricia Cigrand and Paula Marie Pitruzzello of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sister Mary Friel of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, and Felician Sister Joanne Marian Kaminski, 50 years. (Photo by Karen O. Bray)

ndhs AJ-AlessiA.J. AlessiWEST HAVEN – The Notre Dame High School lacrosse program is now in the hands of former Quinnipiac University player and Branford High School assistant coach A.J. Alessi.

Alessi, who was a high school all-American at Branford and helped lead Quinnipiac University to the league playoffs in each of his four years as a Bobcat, was tapped by athletic director Tom Marcucci, ’66, to be Notre Dame’s second lacrosse coach in the program history.

Alessi replaces Robb Bajoras, who guided Notre Dame to to 53 wins and six CIAC Class M state tournament berths in his seven years as Notre Dame bench boss.

Read more: Notre Dame High names lacrosse coach

nurse-mae-106 0105-compA diploma from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing and a nurse’s certificate of registration, both dated 1931, are shown with photos of Mary Alice “Mae” Durkin as a young woman. Inset shows “Mae” Durkin Ryer at age 106. (Photos by Jack Sheedy)DANBURY – During her 106 years on earth, Mary Alice “Mae” (Durkin) Ryer has worn many hats. She has worked in the offices of a hat factory in Danbury, raised two children, spoiled three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and served as a faithful parishioner, first at St. Patrick and later St. Joseph parishes in Danbury. And for 45 years, she wore the starched white nursing cap that she earned from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing.

Mrs. Ryer is an alumna of the 1931 class and is believed to be the oldest living graduate of that nursing school, which closed in 1997.

Read more: Oldest nursing school grad recalls hospital’s founder

HARTFORD – The Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research at Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, a St. Francis Care provider, has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

This is the largest research grant ever received by the Mandell center, which will use it to research the capacity and performance of upper extremities, including arms, hands and shoulders, in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Read more: MS treatment center receives research grant

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Grand Oak Villa, Oakville, CT, Watertown, United States
The St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury will commemorate its 37-year record of continual service to the poor of Greater Waterbury with a banquet beginning at 5:30 p.m. March 26 at the Grand Oak [...]
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St. Peter/St. Francis School, Torrington, Torrington, United States
St. Peter/St. Francis School will have open houses in March, April and May. The times and dates are 5:30-7 p.m. March 26, 9-11 a.m. April 22 and 5:30-7 p.m. May 12. Parents may visit [...]
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St. Rita School, Hamden CT, Hamden, United States
St. Rita School in Hamden will present the musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at 7 p.m. March 26, 7 p.m. March 27; and at 1 and 7 p.m. March 28.. Tickets cost [...]
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Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven, New Haven, United States
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War’s end, the Knights of Columbus Museum is sponsoring an historical exhibition and lecture series. The exhibit, [...]
Date :  March 26, 2015
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St. Rita School, Hamden CT, Hamden, United States
St. Rita School in Hamden will present the musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at 7 p.m. March 26, 7 p.m. March 27; and at 1 and 7 p.m. March 28.. Tickets cost [...]
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Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven, New Haven, United States
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War’s end, the Knights of Columbus Museum is sponsoring an historical exhibition and lecture series. The exhibit, [...]
Date :  March 27, 2015
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St. Rita School, Hamden CT, Hamden, United States
St. Rita School in Hamden will present the musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at 7 p.m. March 26, 7 p.m. March 27; and at 1 and 7 p.m. March 28.. Tickets cost [...]
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Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden, CT, Hamden, United States
Sacred Heart Academy is sponsoring a $10,000 cash raffle as part of its annual signature fund-raising event, a live and silent auction, taking place at 5 p.m. March 28. Tickets for the cash [...]
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St. Rita School, Hamden CT, Hamden, United States
St. Rita School in Hamden will present the musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at 7 p.m. March 26, 7 p.m. March 27; and at 1 and 7 p.m. March 28.. Tickets cost [...]
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Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven, New Haven, United States
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War’s end, the Knights of Columbus Museum is sponsoring an historical exhibition and lecture series. The exhibit, [...]
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St. Ann Church, Bristol CT, Bristol, United States
A tenebrae service, or service of lights, will take place at 7 p.m. on Palm Sunday, March 29, at St. Ann Church, 215 West St., Bristol. This service will include hymns, music by a contemporary [...]
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Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven, New Haven, United States
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War’s end, the Knights of Columbus Museum is sponsoring an historical exhibition and lecture series. The exhibit, [...]
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Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven, New Haven, United States
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War’s end, the Knights of Columbus Museum is sponsoring an historical exhibition and lecture series. The exhibit, [...]
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St. Mary School, Milford, Milford, United States
St. Mary School in Milford will have an open house from 9-11 a.m. March 31. Teachers, staff and parents of current and former students will be on hand and students will provide tours. [...]
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Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford , Hartford, United States
During the Chrism Mass on March 31 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, Archbishop Leonard P. Blair will bless the oils to be used in the upcoming year during the sacraments of [...]
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Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven, New Haven, United States
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War’s end, the Knights of Columbus Museum is sponsoring an historical exhibition and lecture series. The exhibit, [...]
Date :  March 31, 2015

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