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obit-Shaw BrianMILFORD – Father Brian A. Shaw, 73, pastor of St. Ann Parish, died on Aug.19, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Meriden on Sept. 14 1939, a son of the late Julia Catherine Balasa and Thomas F. Shaw. He attended St. Stanislaus School in Meriden and St. John Kanty Prep School in Erie, Pa. He graduated from St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield in 1960 and continued his studies for the priesthood at Christ the King Seminary in St. Bonaventure, N.Y. He received a Doctor of Ministry degree in pastoral psychology in 1977 from Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Mass.

Father Shaw was ordained to the priesthood on May 19, 1966, by Archbishop Henry J. O’Brien in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. He served as a temporary assistant at St. Mary Parish in Meriden and then as assistant pastor at St. Matthew Parish in Forestville from 1966 until 1971. He was appointed assistant pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Yalesville in 1971 and at Holy Cross Parish in New Britain in 1977. In 1980, he was named co-pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in East Haven, where he served until 1986, when he was appointed temporary administrator of SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Wallingford.

On Feb. 2, 1987, Father Shaw was named pastor of St. Stanislaus in Bristol. He then was pastor of Holy Cross Parish in New Britain, where he served for five years until June 30, 2008, when he was named pastor of St. Ann Parish in Milford, where he served until his death.

Father Shaw served as chaplain of the Knights of Columbus Tinto Council 47 and was chaplain of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Bridgeport Division 1. He was also a member of the Gaelic American Club in Fairfield.

Survivors include his brother Michael of Cromwell.

A parish Mass was celebrated on Aug. 23 at St. Ann Church, where Archbishop Henry J. Mansell was the principal celebrant of a Mass of Christian Burial the next morning. Burial was in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Meriden.

Donations in Father Shaw’s memory may be made to St. Ann Foundation in care of St. Ann Church, 501 Naugatuck Ave, Milford, CT 06460.

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Archbishop O'Brien Library , Bloomfield, United States
The Archbishop O’Brien Library will participate in a community-based project with Life Choice Donor Services, a non-profit organ procurement organization, during September, to raise awareness for organ [...]
Date :  September 01, 2014
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St. Ann Parish, Avon, Avon, United States
The Social Justice Committee of St. Ann’s Parish in Avon will have its popular annual clothing sale from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 19 and from 8:30 [...]
Date :  September 19, 2014
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St. Ann Parish, Avon, Avon, United States
The Social Justice Committee of St. Ann’s Parish in Avon will have its popular annual clothing sale from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 19 and from 8:30 [...]
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St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol, Bristol, United States
St. Paul Catholic High School open houses at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20,  7 p.m. Oct. 8 and at 10 and [...]
Date :  September 20, 2014
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Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, United States
Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Catholic Youth Spectacular (CYS), set for Sept. 21 on the [...]
Date :  September 21, 2014
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The Archdiocese of Hartford is participating again in the national Family Day program launched by [...]
Date :  September 22, 2014
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Wampanoag Country Club, West Hartford, West Hartford, United States
HARTFORD – The 22nd annual Archbishop John F. Whealon Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Sept. 23 [...]
Date :  September 23, 2014
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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Hamden , Hamden, United States
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Hamden will have its monthly Pro-Life Holy Hour Novena from 6-7 p.m. September 24.The Holy Hour will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, pro-life rosary, [...]
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Hartford GYN Center, Hartford, United States
The Pro-Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford will participate in the international 40 Days for Life campaign from Sept. 24 through Nov. 2. The success of the campaign is evident in [...]
Date :  September 24, 2014
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Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford, West Hartford, United States
"Know Greater Joy" is the theme of a Men's Weekend Retreat being offered Sept. 26-28 at Holy Family [...]
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St. Therese Church, Branford, Branford, United States
LYRA, an a cappella group of four professional vocalists from St. Petersburg, Russia, is returning to [...]
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Lourdes in Litchfield , Litchfield, United States
A Beginning Experience Weekend will be conducted Sept. 26-28 for divorced, separated and widowed men and [...]
Date :  September 26, 2014
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Holy Angels Parish Center, South Meriden, Meriden, United States
MERIDEN – The Meriden-Wallingford Council of Catholic Women will sponsor a catered breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at Holy Angels Parish Center in South Meriden. Guest speaker Deacon Thomas J. Davis [...]
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Lourdes in Litchfield , Litchfield, United States
A Beginning Experience Weekend will be conducted Sept. 26-28 for divorced, separated and widowed men and [...]
Date :  September 27, 2014
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Polish-American Club, West Haven, United States
NEW HAVEN – St. Stanislaus Parish will have its annual picnic/harvest festival from 1-8 p.m. Sept. 28, rain or shine, at the Polish-American Club at 194 W. Spring St., West Haven. Polish and [...]
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Lourdes in Litchfield , Litchfield, United States
A Beginning Experience Weekend will be conducted Sept. 26-28 for divorced, separated and widowed men and [...]
Date :  September 28, 2014
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Caritas Christi Center, Hamden, Hamden, United States
Caritas Christi Center will offer a New Life Seminar for the separated and divorcd from 7-9 p.m. on nine [...]
Date :  September 29, 2014
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