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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dmi-adjSeated, from left, are Mother Mary Jennifer Carroll and Sister Mary Mark Pizzotti, and standing are Sister Mary Lucille Banach, left, and Sister Mary Janice Zdunczyk. (Photo submitted)NEW BRITAIN – The Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception have re-elected Mother Mary Jennifer Carroll as superior general at their 14th general chapter (meeting).

Also elected at the summertime session in the motherhouse were Sister Mary Mark Pizzotti, vicar general and treasurer; Sister Mary Lucille Banach, second councilor and secretary; and Sister Mary Janice Zdunczyk, third councilor.

Archbishop Henry J. Mansell presided at the plenary session at which the elections took place.

Mother Mary Jennifer, a native of Weston, is the administrator of St. Lucian’s Residence. The daughter of the late John F. and Maria Carroll, she holds degrees from Central Connecticut State University. She has been on her order’s general council four times.

The daughter of the late Abdon and Adelcisa Pizzotti, Sister Mary Mark was born in Somerville, Mass., and received degrees from St. Louis University and the University of Notre Dame. She is the administrator of Sancta Maria Nursing Facility in Cambridge, Mass

Sister Mary Lucille directs mission and ministry at Sancta Maria. She was born in New Jersey and is the daughter of the late Stanley and Stephanie Banach. She graduated from St. Francis Hospital’s School of Nursing in Hartford and also earned degrees from Seton Hall University and Boston University.

Sister Mary Janice is the development director at Sacred Heart School. The daughter of the late Chester and Helen Zdunczyk, she was born in New Britain and holds degrees from Central and Notre Dame Pontifical Institute in Arlington, Va.