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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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HARTFORD – The Pro-Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford continues to fulfill its mission to protect life through prayer and participation in the March for Life in Washington on Jan. 24.

The Knights of Columbus San Salvador Council No. 1 will gather for a Mass at noon on Jan. 21 at St. Mary Church in New Haven. Recitation of the rosary while walking the streets of New Haven, stopping at the Superior Court, City Hall and Federal Court, will follow. The event is organized annually in solidarity with the March for Life in Washington.

At 9 a.m. Jan. 22, Archbishop Henry J. Mansell and Msgr. John J. McCarthy, chancellor, will celebrate a March for Life Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph.

After the Mass, the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, assisted by the Connecticut Coalition for Life, Family Institute of Connecticut, Connecticut Right to Life and the St. Gerard’s Center for Life in Hartford, will sponsor a Rally for Life in Hartford. The rally will consist of prayer, a march to the state Capitol and a program of speakers who will talk about the dignity of life.

In addition, the Pro-Life Ministry is sponsoring a two-day pilgrimage to Washington to attend a vigil Mass at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the March for Life at noon Jan. 24.

Before the March for Life, Archbishop Mansell will celebrate a Mass at 8 a.m. and will attend a breakfast at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, David Bereit, national director and co-founder of the 40 Days for Life campaign, will be a guest speaker.

Buses to the pilgrimage will leave the Franciscan Life Center at 271 Finch Ave. in Meriden at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 23 and will return in the evening of Jan. 24.

The cost is $95. Registrations are being accepted at (203) 639-0833.