Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

As we celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Archdiocese, we look back… on July 15, 1872 when the first baptism was recorded at St. Peter's Church, New Britain. The child's name was, Joseph Graff.
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The Most Reverend Henry J. Mansell, D.D., has made the following appointments:

Reverend Richard P. Okiria from Parochial Vicar, St. Thomas, West Hartford, to Administrator, St. Patrick, Waterbury, and St. Joseph, Waterbury. Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Thomas E. Ptaszynski from Residence, St. Mark, West Hartford, to Temporary Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of the Assumption, Woodbridge, with residence at St. Thomas More, New Haven. Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Joseph F. Gorman from Temporary Administrator, St. Patrick, Waterbury, and St. Joseph, Waterbury, to a Return to Full Retirement. Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Robert Vujs, M.M., Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Jerzy Auguscik, O.F.M. Conv., Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Gerald R. Biron, M.S., Renewal of Priestly Faculties.* Effective January 1, 2010.

Reverend Thomas R. Mitchell from Temporary Parochial Vicar, St. Patrick, Farmington, to Administrator, Sacred Heart, Hartford. Effective January 4, 2010.

Reverend Carlos Zapata from Temporary Administrator, Sacred Heart, Hartford, to Parochial Vicar, St. Mary, New Britain, and St. Rose, East Hartford. Effective January 4, 2010.

Reverend Robert J. Grant from Parochial Vicar, St. Augustine, Hartford, to Parochial Vicar, St. Thomas, Thomaston. Effective January 4, 2010.

Reverend Szymon Kurpios from Pastoral Ministry, Holy Cross, New Britain, to Parochial Vicar, Holy Cross, New Britain. Effective January 4, 2010.

Deacon Rene J. Kieda from Leave of Absence to Catholic Prison Chaplain. Effective January 13, 2010.

Reverend Aubert Marie Picardi, O.F.M., New to the Archdiocese, to Temporary Administrator, St. Joseph, Winsted. Effective January 14, 2010.

Reverend Theodule J. Richard, M.S., New to the Archdiocese, Customary Faculties* granted. Effective January 15, 2010.

Reverend Michael Brisson, L.C., New to the Archdiocese, Customary Faculties* granted. Effective January 15, 2010.

Deacon Carmelo A. Guzzardi from Deacon, St. Paul, Kensington, to Retirement. Effective January 17, 2010.

Reverend Mr. Carlos Andres Echavarria of Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, to Transitional Deacon, St. Augustine, Hartford, in addition to studies at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. Effective January 19, 2010.

Reverend Mr. Thomas Hickey of Holy Apostles College and Seminary to Transitional Deacon, Blessed Sacrament, Waterbury, and St. Anne, Waterbury, in addition to studies at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. Effective January 19, 2010.

Reverend Emilio P. Padelli from Pastor, St. Catherine, Broad Brook, to Retirement. Effective January 30, 2010.

Reverend Paul A. Gotta from Parochial Vicar, St. Rita, Hamden, to Administrator, St. Catherine, Broad Brook. Effective January 31, 2010.

Reverend Will-Roger Malave from Retired priest in residence, St. Margaret, Waterbury, to Retired priest in residence, St. Augustine, Seymour. Effective January 31, 2010.

Reverend William F. O’Keefe from Pastor, St. Thomas, Thomaston, to Retirement. Effective January 31, 2010.

– Msgr. John J. McCarthy, Chancellor

Effective January 27, 2010.

* Priests who are not incardinated in the Archdiocese of Hartford must request permission from the Archbishop to minister here; i.e. they request faculties. Such faculties are typically granted for a one-year period and can be renewed upon request.