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As we celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Archdiocese, we look back… on July 16, 1978 when the first Mass was held at St. Monica Church, Northford.
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fr lerner 807935 XLarge 900x600Father Ryan Lerner competes in the 2018 Boston Marathon on April 16. Early on the morning of April 16, just hours before he ran the Boston Marathon, Father Ryan Lerner stepped out of his hotel into a cold rain. Boarding a shuttle at Boston Common, he rode to Hopkinton, where nearly 27,000 other runners huddled under large tents in the Runners’ Village at Hopkinton Middle/High School.

ordain priests 2018 064 900x600Priests of the Archdiocese of Hartford greet newly ordained Fathers David Madejski, at far right, and Joshua Wilbur, during the Kiss of Peace at the ordination Mass on June 23 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. (Photos by Aaron Joseph)HARTFORD ‒ Gray skies did nothing to dampen the joyful spirit of the day as Archbishop Leonard P. Blair ordained two men to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Hartford on June 23 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph.

cc ribbon 015 900x600Children react to the sprinkling of holy water as Archbishop Leonard P. Blair blesses the new Family Support and Therapeutic Learning Center at the Institute for the Hispanic Family on June 20.

The new center, at 53 Wadsworth St. in Hartford, will benefit the children in Catholic Charities' school readiness program at the institute.

(Photo by Aaron Joseph)