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Sunday, June 24, 2018

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cc ribbon 015 900x600Children react to the sprinkling of holy water as Archbishop Leonard P. Blair blesses the new Family Support and Therapeutic Learning Center at the Institute for the Hispanic Family on June 20.

The new center, at 53 Wadsworth St. in Hartford, will benefit the children in Catholic Charities' school readiness program at the institute.

(Photo by Aaron Joseph)

social justice conf 0080 900x600Joan Rosenhauer, executive director of Jesuit Refugee Services and formerly of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), gives the keynote address at the 2018 Bishop Peter Rosazza Social Justice Conference at the Pastoral Center in Bloomfield on June 9. (Photos by Tom Dzimian)BLOOMFIELD – Developing our compassion for those in need — whether they are sitting next to us in the pew, reside in another town or live in another country — begins at home and in the parish, according to those who spoke at the 2018 Bishop Peter Rosazza Social Justice Conference.

june2 deac ord 136 sixabp 900x600Archbishop Leonard P. Blair, center, stands with six newly ordained permanent deacons in the sanctuary of the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford on June 2 after the liturgy. From left, they are Vincent J. Raby, Alfred Gambone Jr., Albert A. Cala, Michael K. Malfinato, Robert E. Kiley and John W. Thorpe. (Photo by Aaron Joseph)HARTFORD – Archbishop Leonard P. Blair urged six men to lead by example and humility as permanent deacons at an ordination liturgy and Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph on June 2. 

Ground Breaking 0159 preview 900x600Breaking ground for the new school center at Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden on June 1 are, from left, Michael Griffin, superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Hartford; Karen Harris, chair of the Advisory Council; Sister Kathleen Mary  Coonan of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; Sister Ritamary Schulz, provincial superior of the order; Sister Sheila O'Neill, academy president; Earl Tucker, Advisory Council member and chair of of the buildings and grounds committee; Sal Filardi, Advisory Council member/buildings and grounds committee; David Thompson, principal at David Thompson Architects; and Bill Hardy, CEO and president of FIP Construction. HAMDEN – Sacred Heart Academy entered a new chapter in its history with a formal groundbreaking ceremony for a new school center on the academy's Benham Street campus on June 1.