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


Anne of Green GablesSeniors Jackie Collas, left; Anthony Lenczewski; and Lauren Mangine, right, rehearse a scene from “Anne of Green Gables,” which will be performed Nov. 13-15 at the Alice C. Mortensen Theater at Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford.

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Nov.13 and 14. The Nov. 15 show begins at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $10, and are available by emailing

The Dramateurs production was directed by Sara Avery. (Photo submitted)

chaplains 20151014cnsbr0957 800This production photo taken in 2014 on location in Afghanistan shows cameraman Nathan DeWild, rear left, Father Paul Hurley, senior military chaplain for all U.S. forces, writer-director Martin Doblmeier and soundman Jeremy Zunk. (CNS photo/courtesy Martin Doblmeier)

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Martin Doblmeier, the writer-director behind the new public television documentary "Chaplains," said chaplains in hospital, prison and corporate settings are worried about how their service is judged.

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WEST HARTFORD – The Art Gallery at the University of St. Joseph (USJ) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $23,068 from the Connecticut Humanities Council to support the touring exhibition “Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States” and related educational programming.

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The second annual Beards and Beers 5K road race held recently in Manchester and South Windsor benefitted the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity.

More than 320 runners and 30 volunteers ran the race, hosted by accounting firm Montovani, Murray, Nemphos and Tierinni LLC (MMNT) of Manchester.

Founded in 2010, the Center for Health Equity addresses racial disparities in health care by reaching out to African-American, Latino and other underserved communities and providing community engagement, patient education and health screenings, particularly in the areas of prostate cancer and diabetes. It is located at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

From left are Philip Nemphos, and Matthew Tierinni, partners at MMNT; James Torello; Curtis Robinson, center founder; Sheila Robinson; Courtney Gilrein, run host and director at in Hartford MMNT; Karl Badey and Christine Badey. (Photo submitted)

oll anniversaryPeople walk toward the altar to receive holy Communion at the Mass celebrating the 140th anniversary of the dedication of St. Mary Parish in Lakeville on May 31. Auxiliary Bishop Christie A. Macaluso was the principal celebrant of the Mass.

The Church of St. Mary in Lakeville celebrated its 140th anniversary on May 31. These are the reflections of its pastor, Father Joseph Kurnath:

astronomy Brother Guy w students webJesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, astronomer and director of the Vatican Observatory, poses for a selfie with Mercy High School Astronomy Club members, from left, Maria Socarras, Michelle Orlando and Emily Tyler during the club’s visit over the winter to the University of Arizona in Tucson and the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT) on Mount Graham in southeast Arizona. (Photo submitted)

MIDDLETOWN – Students at Mercy High School are collaborating with Vatican astronomers on a project to publish images of nebulae on the Vatican Observatory website.

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WEST HARTFORD – When the seniors in Matt Martorelli’s and Paul Fitzpatrick’s economics classes at Northwest Catholic High School first entered the classroom this year, they had no idea that they would be trying to help cure cancer. And they certainly didn’t know that they would be starting their own businesses.

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