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 Leonard P. Blair, S.T.D., has made the following appointments:

Deacon Carl M. Vecca: from Catholic Chaplain, Cheshire Correctional Facility, to Volunteer Catholic Chaplain, Waterbury Hospital. Effective June 24, 2015.

Reverend Joseph F. Keough: from Pastor, St. Mary, Newington, to Pastor, St. Joseph and St. Peter Parishes, New Britain. Effective July 1, 2015.

Reverend Ryan M. Lerner: from Parochial Vicar, St. Margaret, Madison, to Secretary to the Archbishop. Effective July 1, 2015.

Reverend Tomasz Sztuber: from Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart, New Britain, to Administrator, Immaculate Conception and St. Casimir Parishes, Terryville. Effective July 1, 2015.

Deacon Leo R. LaRocque: One-year extension as Deacon, Our Lady of Peace and Blessed Sacrament Parishes, East Hartford. Effective July 1, 2015.

Deacon David Reynolds: from Deacon, Torrington Cluster of Roman Catholic Parishes, to Deacon, Immaculate Conception, New Hartford, and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Harwinton. Effective July 1, 2015.

Deacon Richard Hamel: from Medical Leave of Absence to Deacon, Torrington Cluster of Roman Catholic Parishes. Effective July 5, 2015.

Reverend Maurice J. Barry: One-year extension as Pastor, St. Gertrude, Windsor. Effective July 6, 2015.

Reverend Hugh J. MacDonald: One-year extension as Pastor, St. Barnabas, North Haven. Effective July 12, 2015.

Reverend Jorge E. Castro: from Parochial Vicar, Most Holy Trinity, Wallingford, to Administrator, St. Louis, West Haven. Effective July 15, 2015.

Reverend Timothy S. Hickey: from Administrator, St. Christopher, East Hartford, to Administrator, Blessed Sacrament and Shrine of St. Anne for Mothers, Waterbury. Effective July 15, 2015.

Reverend Diego A. Jimenez: from Parochial Vicar, St. Augustine and St. Anne-Immaculate Conception Parishes, Hartford, to Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart-Sagrado Corazon, Waterbury. Effective July 15, 2015.

Reverend Carlos M. Zapata: from Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart-Sagrado Corazon, Waterbury, to Parochial Vicar, St. Augustine and St. Anne-Immaculate Conception Parishes, Hartford. Effective July 15, 2015.

Reverend Declan J. Creighton: from Administrator, St. Louis, West Haven, to Administrator, St. Ann and St. Gabriel Parishes, Milford. Effective July 22, 2015.

Reverend William Agyemang: from Parochial Vicar, St. Ann and St. Gabriel Parishes, Milford, to Parochial Vicar, St. James, Rocky Hill. Effective July 23, 2015.

Reverend Kevin J. Forsyth: from Pastor, St. Vincent Ferrer, Naugatuck, to Pastor, St. Augustine, Seymour. Effective July 29, 2015.

Reverend John P. Gwozdz: from Pastor, St. Thomas Becket, Cheshire, to Pastor, St. Christopher, East Hartford. Effective July 29, 2015.

Reverend Jeffrey V. Romans: to Pastor, St. Thomas Becket, Cheshire, in addition to duties as Pastor, St. Bridget, Cheshire. Effective July 29, 2015.

Reverend George N. Varkey, S.D.B.: to Parochial Vicar, St. Vincent Ferrer, Naugatuck, in addition to duties as Parochial Vicar, St. Francis of Assisi, Naugatuck. Effective July 29, 2015.

Reverend Mathal Vellappallil, S.D.B.: to Administrator, St. Vincent Ferrer, Naugatuck, in addition to duties as Administrator, St. Francis of Assisi, Naugatuck. Effective July 29, 2015.

Reverend Sebastian K. Kos: from Parochial Vicar, Holy Cross, New Britain, to Administrator, St. Mary and St. Hedwig Parishes, Union City. Effective July 30, 2015.

Reverend John Paul Walker, O.P.: New to the Archdiocese, to Pastor, St. Mary Parish, New Haven. Effective August 1, 2015.

– Reverend George S. Mukuka, Chancellor

July 20, 2015