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At the request of Father Timothy O’Brien, then-pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in New Hartford and Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Harwinton, Archbishop Leonard P. Blair decreed the merger of the two parishes on Oct. 1, 2016. To share the thoughts of parishioners involved in the process leading up to the merger, the following questions were posed to a few key people from both parishes. Below is a synopsis of their answers:

marriage enrich OFL Hisp 4461 webTwo men prepare the stage area for speaker Father Angel Espinosa de los Monteros as part of a marriage enrichment day for Hispanics in December.

The Archdiocese of Hartford’s Office of Family Life had a pleasant surprise in December 2016 when it launched a marriage enrichment day for Hispanic couples.

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SIMSBURY – An eager buzz of the sentence, “Here comes the banner,” could be heard at the end of the inaugural gala of the Hartford Bishops’ Foundation, Inc., when Archbishop Leonard P. Blair was called to the podium and a dozen or so others joined him on the stage, clutching a huge banner.

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HARTFORD – Reverend Ivan Dario Ramirez and Reverend Israel Rivera have been incardinated in the Archdiocese of Hartford by Archbishop Leonard P. Blair.

liptak award adj webDeacon Thomas Davis, director of the St. John Paul II Bioethics Center at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, presents the center’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Msgr. David Q. Liptak on Oct. 12 at St. Joseph’s Residence in Enfield.

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