Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

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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altar candles 0089Candles glow throughout the sanctuary of St. Joseph Church in New Haven for an All Saints Vigil on Oct. 31 in celebration of All Saints Day.

The service included readings from the saints, music, preaching, Compline (night prayer), recitation of the Litany of the Saints and a procession with relics of the saints. 

Dominican Father Joachim Kenney, associate pastor of St. Mary Parish in New Haven, was the principal celebrant. Dominican Father Carlton Jones, former pastor of St. Mary Parish, preached the homily.

A reception followed in the church hall. (Photo by Emily Naylor)