Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Sunday, June 24, 2018

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Archbishop Leonard P. Blair talks to some of his guests at the 2015 Circle of Charity Dinner Sept. 29 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. At right are Ed and Virginia Pryze, members of St. Theresa Parish in Granby.

The dinner, which recognizes attendees for their leadership support of the 2015 Archbishop's Annual Appeal, drew almost 1,000 guests.

At the dinner, Archbishop Blair presented checks to three recipients of the appeal's Vicariate Outreach Program, which provided more than more than $735,000 in financial assistance to almost 250 local charities last year.

Irene O’Connor, anchor of Channel 3 Eyewitness News This Morning, provided welcoming remarks.

As of Sept. 29, the 2015 annual appeal had raised $10,193,095 from more than 43,200 pledges.

(Photo by Mary Chalupsky)