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Conventual Franciscan Friar Peter Tremblay of St. Paul Parish in Kensington expounds on the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) on April 27 during the Catholic Biblical School’s workshop on "The Word Made Fresh."
Scriptural scholar Celia Sirois, who teaches at St. John Seminary in Brighton, Mass., pictured at the podium, was the guest lecturer.
The purpose of the free workshop was to help participants to think carefully about the process of evangelization so that they could better communicate the good news of the Gospel to a new generation.
The Catholic Biblical School is a program of the Archdiocese of Hartford’s Office of Religious Education and Evangelization.
Reflecting on the effective evangelization of St. Paul in his day, Ms. Sirois said she often wonders, "What would Paul have put into a 144-character Tweet to get across the salvation story of Christ?" (Photo by Bob Mullen/The Catholic Photographer)
MANCHESTER – Recipients of the St. Joseph Medal of Appreciation are people who are as unique as the diverse array of services they perform in parishes across the Archdiocese of Hartford.
Archbishop Henry Mansell recognized 208 parishioners for distinguished service and presented each of them with the St. Joseph Medal, named for the patron of the Archdiocese, during a ceremony at the Cathedral on April 14. Click here to see full list of winners. Click here to see full photo gallery.
Every year for more than a decade, pastors from across the archdiocese have nominated a person or couple from their parish to receive the medal of appreciation. Nominees are volunteers who share their time and talent for the benefit of their parish community.
WEST HARTFORD – New York State’s top psychiatrist will be at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center on May 5 for a discussion on how to help families struggling with a loved one’s emotional or mental health crisis. Dr. Lloyd Sederer, medical director of the New York State Office of Mental Health, will present a program titled "Navigating Mental Health: A Tale of Two Families."
Dr. Sederer will discuss questions such as:
- Where do you turn when a family member exhibits signs of emotional instability?
NEW HAVEN – Dominican Father David Caron, president of Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Mo., will deliver the third and final talk in the 2012-13 St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture Series, on April 22 at Albertus Magnus College.
The title of his talk is "Choosing Civility and Respect: A Catholic and Dominican Perspective."
Father Caron will examine such questions as: Are we living in an epidemic of rudeness? What has happened to civility and respect, which are basic for a functioning society?
Hector Davila prays the Divine Mercy Chaplet on Sunday at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Hartford scheduled a variety of devotions in observance of the Sunday of Divine Mercy. (Photo by Bob Mullen/The Catholic Photographer)