Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

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SOUTHINGTON – After many months of planning, preparing and furnishing the facility and hiring teachers and staff, Southington Catholic School will celebrate its opening with a blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Aug. 23. Archbishop Leonard P. Blair will officiate.

SGS ProjectO webSeventh graders at St. Gabriel School in Windsor get up close and personal with a marine organism on May 29 aboard Project Oceanology’s boat Enviro-Lab during the grade’s annual science/history field trip to southeastern Connecticut.

The first stop was at Fort Griswold in Groton, where the students learned about the fort’s history and visited the museum.

The Project Oceanology trip allowed the students to study many of the living things that they learned about during the year.

They examined spider crabs, little skates, winter and summer flounder, squid, hermit crabs, large whelk and sea robins. They also tested for abiotic conditions, including salinity, density, pH, depth, temperature and water color. (Photo submitted)

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Emily Nolan, second-grade teacher at St. Mary School in Milford, is flanked by students as she displays a wreath made of crayons that she received during the school's recent celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week.

summa scholars 4177 adj webStudents from Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden and the teachers they credited as their most inspiring pose for parents and others after the 2015 Superintendent’s Summa Scholars awards were presented on April 29 at the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield. (Photo by Karen O. Bray)

BLOOMFIELD – Fifty-four high school seniors and the teachers who inspired them most shared honors on April 27 at the Superintendent’s Summa Scholar Awards ceremony at the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary.

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HAMDEN – Young inventors Brendan Barnett and Isabelle Giaqunto, both students at St. Rita School, have won special honors at the 2015 Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC), held on May 2 at Gampel Pavilion at the University of Connecticut.

malta st rose 1491 webEAST HARTFORD – According to Pope Francis, health is a universal right, and access to health care services should not be a privilege for only the few who can afford them.

frassati 5507 webFrassati New Haven members gather indoors at the Stony Creek Brewery in Branford on June 19 for Frassati on Tap. (Photo by Mary Chalupsky)

NEW HAVEN – A group of young adults gathered on a June Sunday evening at the Stony Creek Brewery in Branford to raise a glass and build community with their peers around something they have in common.

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Students from 19 parishes in the Archdiocese of Hartford graduated from the Catholic Biblical School on June 12 in the chapel at St. Thomas Seminary Chapel in Bloomfield. A reception followed.

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