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As we celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Archdiocese, we look back… on July 22, 1960 when ground was broken for St. Philip Church, East Windsor.
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The Most Reverend Henry J. Mansell, D.D., has made the following appointments:

Deacon Stephen L. Weaver: One-year Extension, St. Paul, Glastonbury, and St. Augustine, South Glastonbury. Effective May 29, 2012.

Deacon Robert C. Johnson: One-year Extension, St. Mary the Immaculate Conception, Derby. Effective May 29, 2012.

Deacon John L. Hart: One-year Extension, St. Augustine, North Branford. Effective May 29, 2012.

Deacon Charles C. Dietsch: One-year Extension, Sacred Heart, Southbury. Effective May 29, 2012.

Deacon Nicholas A. Genovese: One-year Extension, St. Agnes, Milford. Effective May 29, 2012.

Deacon Timothy E. Healy: One-year Extension, St. Patrick, Collinsville. Effective May 29, 2012.

Deacon Paul P. Iadarola: One-year Extension, St. Margaret, Waterbury. Effective May 29, 2012.

Deacon Martin J. O’Connor: from Deacon, St. Bernadette, New Haven, to Catholic Campus Minister, University of New Haven, in addition to duties as Deacon, St. Bernadette, New Haven. Effective May 29, 2012.

Deacon William J. Lovelace: One-year Extension, St. Augustine, North Branford. Effective May 29, 2012.

Deacon Victor M. Lembo: One-year Extension, St. Michael, Beacon Falls. Effective May 29, 2012.

Reverend Matthew Bernard Mulcahy, O.P.: New to Archdiocese, Priestly Faculties*, Dominican Community at St. Mary Priory, New Haven. Effective June 1, 2012.

Reverend Kevin Baldwin, L.C.: Priestly Faculties*, Novitiate and College of Humanities, Cheshire. Effective June 3, 2012.

Reverend Silvester Makwali, C.S.C.: New to Archdiocese, to Temporary Parochial Vicar, St. Gabriel, Milford. Effective June 5, 2012.

Reverend Rafal Dudala: New to Archdiocese, Priestly Faculties*, to Holy Cross, New Britain. Effective June 13, 2012.

Deacon Ronald B. Gurr: Reappointment to St. Rita, Hamden. Effective June 16, 2012.

Deacon Neil B. Richter: from Deacon, St. Joseph, Bristol, to Retirement. Effective June 17, 2012.

Deacon William A. Elder: from Deacon, St. George, Guilford, to Deacon, St. Margaret, Madison. Effective June 21, 2012.

Deacon George A. Puskas: from Deacon, Christ the Redeemer, Milford, to Deacon, St. Gabriel, Milford. Effective July 1, 2012.

Deacon William J. Sayles: from Deacon, Assumption, Woodbridge, to Deacon, Christ the Redeemer, Milford. Effective July 1, 2012.

Deacon James F. Papillo: from Deacon, St. Mary, New Britain, and St. Ann, New Britain, to Deacon, St. Luke, Hartford. Effective July 1, 2012.

Reverend Lawrence R. Bock: to Temporary Administrator, St. Mary and St. Ann, New Britain, in addition to duties as Pastor, Holy Spirit, Newington, and Episcopal Vicar, Hartford Vicariate. Effective July 6, 2012.

Deacon Richard H. Hamel: from Deacon, St. Matthew, Forestville, to Deacon, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Harwinton, and Immaculate Conception, New Hartford. Effective July 7, 2012.

Deacon William J. Gilles: from Deacon, St. Christopher, East Hartford, to Deacon, St. Bridget and St. Bartholomew, Manchester. Effective July 12, 2012.

Reverend Mark F. Flynn: from Priest in Residence, St. John Fisher, Marlborough, to Parochial Vicar, St. Bridget and St. Bartholomew, Manchester. Effective July 16, 2012.

Reverend Francis X. Okello: Priestly Faculties*, St. Anthony, New Haven. Effective July 16, 2012.

Reverend Joseph T. Donnelly: to Dean of the Suburban Waterbury Deanery in addition to duties as Pastor, Sacred Heart, Southbury. Effective July 16, 2012.

Reverend José A. Mercado: to Dean of the Hartford Deanery in addition to duties as Pastor, St. Augustine and St. Anne-Immaculate Conception, Hartford, and Director of the Office for Hispanic Evangelization. Effective July 16, 2012.

Reverend Mark S. Suslenko: to Dean of the Naugatuck-Cheshire Deanery in addition to duties as Pastor, St. Anthony, Prospect, and Administrator, Sacred Heart-Sagrado Corazon, Waterbury. Effective July 16, 2012.

Reverend Cyriac Maliekal: Reappointed Pastor, Christ the Redeemer, Milford. Effective July 16, 2012.

Deacon Dennis Patrick Connell, M.S.A.: New to Archdiocese, Deacon Faculties*, Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Waterbury. Effective July 17, 2012.

Reverend William Evans: Priestly Faculties*, Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Waterbury. Effective July 19, 2012.

Reverend Artur Ogledzki: New to Archdiocese, Priestly Faculties*, Holy Cross, New Britain. Effective July 20, 2012.

Deacon H. John Hoffman: from Deacon, St. Mary, Milford, to Retirement. Effective August 1, 2012.

Msgr. John J. McCarthy, Chancellor

July 24, 2012

* Priests who are not incardinated in the Archdiocese of Hartford must request permission from the Archbishop to minister here; that is, they request Faculties.

 

alertAt the Spring Assembly of the U.S. bishops, Cardinal Joseph Tobin suggested that a delegation ofbishops go to the border to see for themselves what was happening to newly arrived immigrants, families and children. On July 1 and 2, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. bishops conference, and five other bishops conducted a pastoral visit to the diocese of Brownsville, Texas. Stops included Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle with the community, a visit to anHHS/OBR Shelter and Mass for the families there, a visit to the Customs and Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, TX, and a press conference at the end of their visit. Catholic News Service accompanied the bishops on their border trip. 

  1. Backgrounder and analysis of the bishops’ trip to the border: Cardinal DiNardo told CNS, “You cannot look at immigration as an abstraction when you meet” the people behind the issue.
  2. At final press conference, Cardinal Daniel Dinardo said the church was willing to be part of any conversation to find humane solutions because even a policy of detaining families together in facilities caused “concern.”
  3. Bishops serve soup to immigrant families at a center run by Catholic Charities and listen to their stories. Scranton Bishop Joseph Bambera said he found hope in hearing the people in the room talk about what’s ahead. They didn’t speak of making money but of finding safety for their children, he said, driven by “the most basic instinct to protect your family.”
  4. At an opening Mass he Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle-National Shrine near McAllen, Texas, Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville told Massgoers, “The bishops are visiting here so they can stop and look and talk to people and understand, especially the suffering of many who are amongst us,”

A delegation of U.S. bishops goes on a fact-finding mission at the U.S.-Mexican border to learn more about Central American immigration detention.

Following their visit to an immigrant detention center, U.S. bishops said they are even more determined to call on Congress for comprehensive immigration reform.