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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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Six high school seniors from Mary, Gate of Heaven Parish in Windsor Locks have received scholarships from their parish. 

Father Robert O'Grady stands with high school graduates to whom he awarded the Mary, Gate of Heaven/Knights of Columbus grants on July 7.

From left are Bridget Carey, Ashley O’Brien, Patrick Collins, Father O’Grady, Kaileigh Perez and Sophie Oliveira. In addition, a grant award  went to Nishita Babu.

The awards were made possible by Knights of Columbus Council 26, which donated $2,500, and the work of many volunteers of the parishes, who ran dinners, socials, raffles and tag sale to raise funds for the High School Senior Scholarship.

20180611T1328 18044 CNS STUDY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS 800Students work together at St. Catherine of Siena School in Port Arthur, Texas. (CNS photo/courtesy Catholic Extension)

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A new study conducted by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found that children in Catholic schools are less disruptive and have more self-control than their peers in non-Catholic or public schools.

20180611T0827 18027 CNS POPE CHILDHOOD 800Pope Francis accepts a gift during an audience with children participating in the "Train of Children" at the Vatican June 9. Children from poor suburbs outside Milan arrived on a train that stopped at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Pope shares childhood memories with Italian childrenVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis told Italian schoolchildren that he grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, "the most beautiful city in the world," and that besides playing soccer, he loved to fly kites as a child.