Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

aaa_4081-for-cutlineWalking from table to table, Archbishop Henry J. Mansell individually thanked some 1,200 donors to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal at a donor reception Oct. 5 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. In this photo, he greets Roberta Wilson of Farmington and Hazel Vail of West Hartford, parishioners at Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford. In his prepared remarks, the Archbishop spoke at length about how the appeal helps individuals, including those served through the Emergency Assistance Fund and Malta House of Care medical vans. “Those are the things you make possible,”  he said. He said the Archdiocese attracts priests from other dioceses because “we have the best diocese in the country, and that’s your work. We are not a series of unconnected churches. We are a family, a Catholic family.” The appeal, he said, helps people of all faiths or no faith at all. “That’s what we are called to do,” he said. See additional photos in the photo gallery. (Photo by Jack Sheedy)