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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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Dog004David LaMonica, left foreground, Mario Watson and others at Assumption School enjoy Gizmo, the Wonderdoglet. (Photo submitted)

MANCHESTER – A petite pooch carried a powerful message about human kindness to Assumption School students during a recent visit as part of the school’s celebrations of Catholic Schools Month in the Archdiocese of Hartford.   

The school welcomed Gizmo, the Wonderdoglet, a therapy dog, certified by Paws for Friendship Inc. He visits hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities to lift spirits and brighten the day of people undergoing treatment or therapy at these and other locations.

Gizmo visited with his owner and handler, Jenifer Adams. A member of the Mi-Ki breed, he weighs just three and a half pounds.

“This rare breed is affectionate, loyal, calm, intelligent, and loving and makes an excellent therapy dog,” said Ms. Adams.

Assumption School serves students in prekindergarten through eighth grade. Additional photos may be viewed on an event gallery on the school website at