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Sunday, February 18, 2018

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Iscrivani talk 4812 900x600 webFather Carlos M. Zapata, parochial vicar at St. John Paul the Great Parish in Torrington; Deacon Ernest Scrivani, director for pastoral and strategic planning for the Archdiocese of Hartford, and Father John Granato, pastor, pose at St. Peter/St. Francis School on Jan. 31. (Photo by Jack Sheedy)n the wake of an archdiocese-wide shake-up resulting in many parish and school closings and other changes, Father John Granato wanted to galvanize members of Torrington’s newly created St. John Paul the Great Parish by inviting them to be "missionary disciples of Christ."

AAA 2018 dinner best of 0207 900x600 webArchbishop Leonard P. Blair greets guests at their table at a dinner for donors who supported the 2017 Archbishop's Annual Appeal. The Jan. 10 dinner is one of 13 such events that are scheduled throughout the archdiocese. (Photo by Shelley Wolf)GLASTONBURY – During a dinner at the Glastonbury Hills Country Club, Archbishop Leonard P. Blair thanked local Catholics for generously giving more than $10.5 million in support of the 2017 Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.

liturgy children 9141 900x600 webLiza Peters, director of youth and young adult ministry at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, tells about 50 catechists and educators of children how to avoid dealing with bored kids and teens like the one pictured behind her at a workshop on Jan. 10 at the retreat center. (Photo by Mary Chalupsky)WEST HARTFORD — Children will be interested and involved at Mass and other liturgies if they first have a chance to learn about the use of vestments, what the items on the altar are and the purpose of such gestures as bowing and genuflecting.