Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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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:

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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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