Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

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Students in prekindergarten and kindergarten at St. Peter/St. Francis School in Torrington took part in the school's annual All Saints' Day presentation Nov. 1 in the school gym. 

Parents and friends were invited. (Photo submitted)

Xavier bldg4 webAbout 900 assemble for the dedication of the new fine arts facility and athletic complex at Xavier High School in Middletown. (Photo by Peter J. Dylag)

MIDDLETOWN – Xavier High School dedicated its Theodore James Ryken Hall and the Ben Foisie Memorial Athletic Complex on Oct. 30.

facs colum bkfst webFather Thomas Shepard, pastor of St. Aedan/St.Brendan Parish in New Haven, shows his pride over student Rehab Senanu, who was one of the students from Greater New Haven schools recognized at the annual Archbishop’s Columbus Day Breakfast on Oct. 9 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven. She is with her father Samuel Senanu, teacher Michael Celentano and former teacher Linda Couden. (Photo by Mary Chalupsky)

NEW HAVEN – Educators, business leaders and donors committed to Catholic education turned out in force Oct. 9 to support the 13 Greater New Haven Catholic elementary schools at the annual Archbishop’s Columbus Day Breakfast at Anthony’s Ocean View.

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Students at St. Mary Magdalen form pink ribbon

OAKVILLE – Charity. Compassion. Gratitude. Setting an example. Leading the way. These cornerstones of Catholic education took center stage at St. Mary Magdalen School’s first Pink-Out Tuesday fund-raising event on Oct. 13.

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Members of the SHAdes of SHA (Sacred Heart Academy) diversity club dress in native garb to highlight different cultures represented at the school during a student assembly on Oct. 23 as part of the Hamden school’s Diversity Week.

shhs 9 hedshots webClockwise from top left, Todd Nugai, Stephanie Cummings,  Father Jeffrey V. Romans, James and Deborah Dowling Mulhall, Jody Baker, Nazih Noujaim, Adrienne Dean Parkmond and Raymond Coughlin. Penny A. Leisring is at center.WATERBURY – Sacred Heart High School will salute the commitment and dedication of 10 of its friends at its 21st annual awards dinner Nov. 2 at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville.

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WEST HAVEN – Robert F. Curis, the first lay president in the history of Notre Dame High School, returns to his seat after being commissioned as the 11th head of school on Sept. 29 in the school's Alumni Hall.

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Students in a Spanish class at Enfield Montessori School pose with a cardboard Pope Francis during “his” surprise visit to the school as the pontiff visits the United States.

The children asked questions in Spanish about the pope’s activities, place of birth, favorite foods and hopes for the world.

“I really liked practicing Spanish and learning about Pope Francis and all the things he is doing to help the world,” said Sandro Mocciolo, who is 10. (Photo submitted)

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