Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford

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Archdiocese of Hartford
Archidioecesis Hartfortiensis
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford.svg
Location
Country United States
Territory Counties of Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven
Ecclesiastical province Province of Hartford
Metropolitan Hartford, Connecticut
Population
- Catholics

710,000 (35.6%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established November 28, 1843
Cathedral Cathedral of St. Joseph
Patron saint St. Joseph
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Leonard Paul Blair
Auxiliary Bishops Christie Macaluso
Emeritus Bishops Daniel Anthony Cronin
Henry J. Mansell
Peter A. Rosazza
Map
Archdiocese of Hartford map 1.png
Website
archdioceseofhartford.org
Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford is a particular church of the Latin Rite in Hartford, Litchfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut. The archdiocese includes about 700,000 Catholics, more than 500 priests, 216 parishes and almost 300 deacons.[1] This is roughly one-half the population of the three counties. It also publishes The Catholic Transcript.

History[edit]

The present territory of the archdiocese of Hartford was originally part of the Diocese of Boston until Bishop Benedict Joseph Fenwick of Boston expressed concern that there should be separate dioceses for Connecticut and Rhode Island in keeping with the growing Catholic population in those states.

On November 28, 1843, the Diocese of Hartford was established by Pope Gregory XVI with Reverend Willam Tyler as its first bishop. At the time of its creation, there were 10,000 Catholics in the area. Bishop Tyler was able to petition successfully to move the See of Hartford to Providence, Rhode Island in order to be nearer to the majority of the Catholics. Having served for 5 years, Bishop Tyler died in 1849. The second bishop, Reverend Bernard O'Reilly, spent his time securing priests for the still young diocese all the while helping to curb the anti-Catholic movements of the time propagated by the Know Nothing Party. On January 1856, O'Reilly was lost at sea on board the ship Pacific. It wasn't until two years later when the third bishop of the diocese was installed, the Reverend Francis Patrick McFarland who was known as the "Civil War Bishop". It was during his time that the Diocese of Providence was created in 1872. Despite ill health, McFarland was able to participate in the First Vatican Council (1869-1870).

Reverend Thomas Galberry, O.S.A., an Augustinian friar was installed as the 4th bishop of Hartford in 1877. Galberry only served for two years before an abrupt death but he was able to lay down the cornerstone of the original cathedral. Galberry was followed by Reverend Lawrence S. McMahon. Under his leadership of 14 years, 48 parishes as well as 16 school parishes were established. The sixth bishop, Father Michael Tierney, helped with the creation of 5 diocesan hospitals which are still around to this day.

Father John Joseph Nilan became the seventh bishop while Father John Murray became the first auxiliary bishop of Hartford. Murray would later become the Archbishop of St. Paul. In 1945, Henry Joseph O'Brien was installed as the ninth bishop of Hartford. It was during his tenure that the diocese became an archdiocese under Pope Pius XII, and thus O'Brien became the first archbishop of Hartford.

There are a number of trials concerning child abuse, see Sexual abuse scandal in Hartford archdiocese.

History of Catholics in Connecticut[edit]

In 1780-1781, the small town of Lebanon, Connecticut, had the distinction of being the place in which the Catholic "Mass was first celebrated, continuously and for a long period, within the limits of the State of Connecticut."[2] On June 26, 1881, St. Peter's parish, Hartford, celebrated "the centenary of the first Mass in Connecticut." [3]

Diocesan bishops[edit]

Bishops of the Diocese of Hartford[edit]

  1. William Tyler (1843–1849)
  2. Bernard O'Reilly (1849–1856)
  3. Francis Patrick McFarland (1858–1875)
  4. Thomas Galberry, O.S.A. (1877–1879)
  5. Lawrence S. McMahon (1879–1894)
  6. Michael Tierney (1894–1908)
  7. John J. Nilan (1910–1934)
  8. Maurice F. McAuliffe (1934–1944)

Archbishops of the Archdiocese of Hartford[edit]

  1. Henry J. O'Brien (1945–1969)
  2. John F. Whealon (1969–1991)
  3. Daniel Anthony Cronin (1992–2003)
  4. Henry J. Mansell (2003–2013)
  5. Leonard P. Blair (2013–present)

† = deceased

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

Current[edit]

Former[edit]

† = deceased

Bishops who once were priests of the Archdiocese of Hartford[edit]

The following men began their service as priests in Hartford before being appointed bishops elsewhere:

† = deceased

Parishes[edit]

The following is a sortable list of the parishes which are currently functioning in the Archdiocese of Hartford. For example, to see the parishes listed alphabetically by town, click on the box at the top of the "Town" column. This information is taken from the records of the Archdiocese of Hartford.[4] To find mass times and other information about a parish, click on the parish name which will bring you to the parish website.

Name Town Deanery Vicariate Founded Original Ethnic Community
St. Adalbert Enfield Enfield Hartford 1915 Polish
St. Aedan New Haven New Haven New Haven 1900 None
St. Agnes Woodmont (Milford) West Shore Line New Haven 1906 None
St. Aloysius Plantsville (Southington) Meriden New Haven 1961 None
St. Andrew New Britain New Britain Hartford 1895 Lithuanian
St. Ann Avon Farmington Valley Hartford 1917 None
St. Ann Bristol Bristol Waterbury 1908 French
St. Ann Hamden Hamden-North Haven New Haven 1919 Italian
St. Ann Milford West Shore Line New Haven 1924 None
St. Ann New Britain New Britain Hartford 1938 Italian
St. Anne Waterbury Waterbury Waterbury 1886 French
St. Anne-Immaculate Conception Hartford Hartford Hartford 2000 Multi-ethnic
St. Anthony Ansonia Ansonia-Derby Waterbury 1915 Lithuanian
St. Anthony Bristol Bristol Waterbury 1920 Italian
St. Anthony New Haven New Haven New Haven 1904 Italian
St. Anthony Prospect Naugatuck-Cheshire Waterbury 1943 None
St. Anthony of Padua Litchfield Litchfield Waterbury 1882 None
Ascension Hamden Hamden-North Haven New Haven 1964 None
Assumption Ansonia Ansonia-Derby Waterbury 1870 None
Assumption Manchester Manchester Hartford 1955 None
Church of the Assumption Woodbridge West Shore Line New Haven 1924 None
St. Augustine Hartford Hartford Hartford 1902 None
St. Augustine North Branford East Shore Line New Haven 1941 None
St. Augustine Seymour Ansonia-Derby Waterbury 1866 None
St. Augustine South Glastonbury (Glastonbury) Manchester Hartford 1877 None
St. Barnabas North Haven Hamden-North Haven New Haven 1922 None
St. Bartholomew Manchester Manchester Hartford 1958 None
St. Bernadette New Haven New Haven New Haven 1938 None
St. Bernard Enfield Enfield Hartford 1870 None
St. Bernard Sharon Litchfield Waterbury 1885 None
St. Bernard Tariffville (Simsbury) Farmington Valley Hartford 1878 None
Blessed Sacrament East Hartford Manchester Hartford 1948 None
Blessed Sacrament Hamden Hamden-North Haven New Haven 1939 None
Blessed Sacrament Waterbury Waterbury Waterbury 1911 None
St. Boniface New Haven New Haven New Haven 1868 German
St. Brendan New Haven New Haven New Haven 1913 None
St. Bridget Cheshire Naugatuck-Cheshire Waterbury 1871 None
St. Bridget Cornwall Bridge (Sharon) Litchfield Waterbury 1883 None
St. Bridget Manchester Manchester Hartford 1870 None
St. Brigid West Hartford Suburban Hartford Hartford 1919 None
St. Casimir Terryville (Plymouth) Bristol Waterbury 1906 Polish
St. Catherine Broad Brook (East Windsor) Enfield Hartford 1886 None
St. Catherine of Siena West Simsbury (Simsbury) Farmington Valley Hartford 1971 None
Christ the Redeemer Milford West Shore Line New Haven 1966 None
St. Christopher East Hartford Manchester Hartford 1965 None
St. Clare East Haven East Shore Line New Haven 1947 None
Corpus Christi Wethersfield Suburban Hartford Hartford 1941 None
SS. Cyril and Methodius Hartford Hartford Hartford 1902 Polish
St. Dominic Southington Meriden New Haven 1971 None
St. Donato New Haven New Haven New Haven 1915 Italian
St. Dunstan Glastonbury Manchester Hartford 1971 None
St. Elizabeth Branford East Shore Line New Haven 1966 None
St. Elizabeth Seton Rocky Hill Suburban Hartford Hartford 1985 None
Church of the Epiphany Cheshire Naugatuck-Cheshire Waterbury 1967 None
St. Frances Cabrini North Haven Hamden-North Haven New Haven 1967 None
St. Francis New Haven New Haven New Haven 1868 None
St. Francis of Assisi Naugatuck Naugatuck-Cheshire Waterbury 1866 None
St. Francis of Assisi New Britain New Britain Hartford 1941 None
St. Francis of Assisi South Windsor Manchester Hartford 1941 None
St. Francis of Assisi Torrington Litchfield Waterbury 1877 None
St. Francis Xavier New Milford Suburban Waterbury Waterbury 1871 None
St. Francis Xavier Waterbury Waterbury Waterbury 1896 None
St. Gabriel Milford West Shore Line New Haven 1946 None
St. Gabriel Windsor Farmington Valley Hartford 1894 None
St. George Guilford East Shore Line New Haven 1870 None
St. Gertrude Windsor Farmington Valley Hartford 1947 None
Good Shepherd Seymour Ansonia-Derby Waterbury 1967 None
St. Gregory the Great Bristol Bristol Waterbury 1957 None
St. Hedwig Union City (Naugatuck) Naugatuck-Cheshire Waterbury 1906 Polish
St. Helena West Hartford Suburban Hartford Hartford 1966 None
Holy Angels Meriden Meriden New Haven 1887 None
Holy Cross New Britain New Britain Hartford 1927 Polish
Holy Family Enfield Enfield Hartford 1965 None
Holy Infant Orange West Shore Line New Haven 1952 None
Holy Rosary Ansonia Ansonia-Derby Waterbury 1908 Italian
Holy Spirit Newington Suburban Hartford Hartford 1964 None
Holy Trinity Hartford Hartford Hartford 1900 Lithuanian
Immaculate Conception New Hartford Litchfield Waterbury 1869 None
Immaculate Conception Norfolk Litchfield Waterbury 1889 None
Immaculate Conception Southington Meriden New Haven 1915 None
Immaculate Conception Terryville (Plymouth) Bristol Waterbury 1882 Irish
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Waterbury Waterbury Waterbury 1847 None
Immaculate Heart of Mary Harwinton Litchfield Waterbury 1956 None
Incarnation Wethersfield Suburban Hartford Hartford 1963 None
St. Isaac Jogues East Hartford Manchester Hartford 1964 None
St. James Manchester Manchester Hartford 1874 None
St. James Rocky Hill Suburban Hartford Hartford 1880 None
St. Jerome New Britain New Britain Hartford 1958 None
St. Joan of Arc Hamden Hamden-North Haven New Haven 1971 None
St. John Fisher Marlborough Manchester Hartford 1972 None
St. John of the Cross Middlebury Suburban Waterbury Waterbury 1904 None
St. John the Baptist New Haven New Haven New Haven 1893 None
St. John the Evangelist New Britain New Britain Hartford 1916 None
St. John the Evangelist Watertown Suburban Waterbury Waterbury 1878 None
St. John Vianney West Haven West Shore Line New Haven 1965 None
St. Joseph Ansonia Ansonia-Derby Waterbury 1925 Polish
St. Joseph Bristol Bristol Waterbury 1864 None
St. Joseph Canaan Litchfield Waterbury 1920 None
Cathedral of St. Joseph Hartford Hartford Hartford 1872 None
St. Joseph Meriden Meriden New Haven 1900 None
St. Joseph New Britain New Britain Hartford 1896 None
St. Joseph New Haven New Haven New Haven 1900 None
St. Joseph Poquonock (Windsor) Farmington Valley Hartford 1874 None
St. Joseph Suffield Enfield Hartford 1916 Polish
St. Joseph Waterbury Waterbury Waterbury 1894 Lithuanian
St. Joseph Winsted (Winchester) Litchfield Waterbury 1853 None
St. Jude Derby Ansonia-Derby Waterbury 1961 None
St. Justin Hartford Hartford Hartford 1924 None
St. Laurent Meriden Meriden New Haven 1880 French
St. Lawrence West Haven West Shore Line New Haven 1886 None
St. Lawrence O'Toole Hartford Hartford Hartford 1885 None
St. Leo the Great Waterbury Waterbury Waterbury 1974 None
St. Louis West Haven West Shore Line New Haven 1886 French and Territorial
St. Lucy Waterbury Waterbury Waterbury 1926 Italian
St. Luke Hartford Hartford Hartford 1930 None
St. Margaret Madison East Shore Line New Haven 1937 None
St. Margaret Waterbury Waterbury Waterbury 1910 None
St. Margaret Mary South Windsor Manchester Hartford 1961 None
St. Maria Goretti Wolcott Waterbury Waterbury 1973 None
St. Mark the Evangelist West Hartford Suburban Hartford Hartford 1942 None
St. Martha Enfield Enfield Hartford 1961 None
St. Martin de Porres New Haven New Haven New Haven 1942 None
St. Mary Branford East Shore Line New Haven 1868 None
St. Mary East Hartford Manchester Hartford 1873 None
St. Mary Lakeville (Salisbury) Litchfield Waterbury 1874 None
St. Mary Meriden Meriden New Haven 1890 German
St. Mary Milford West Shore Line New Haven 1874 None
St. Mary New Britain New Britain Hartford 1848 None
St. Mary Priory New Haven New Haven New Haven 1832 None
St. Mary Newington Suburban Hartford Hartford 1924 None
St. Mary Simsbury Farmington Valley Hartford 1921 None
St. Mary Torrington Litchfield Waterbury 1919 Polish
St. Mary Union City (Naugatuck) Naugatuck-Cheshire Waterbury 1907 None
St. Mary Unionville (Farmington) Farmington Valley Hartford 1874 None
St. Mary Windsor Locks Enfield Hartford 1852 None
St. Mary Magdalen Oakville (Watertown) Suburban Waterbury Waterbury 1900 None
Mary Our Queen Plantsville (Southington) Meriden New Haven 1961 None
St. Mary the Immaculate Conception Derby Ansonia-Derby Waterbury 1851 None
St. Matthew Forestville (Bristol) Bristol Waterbury 1891 None
St. Maurice New Britain New Britain Hartford 1946 None
St. Michael Beacon Falls Ansonia-Derby Waterbury 1899 None
St. Michael Hartford Hartford Hartford 1900 None
St. Michael New Haven New Haven New Haven 1889 Italian
St. Michael Waterbury Waterbury Waterbury 1897 None
St. Michael the Archangel Derby Ansonia-Derby Waterbury 1905 Polish
St. Monica Northford (North Branford) Hamden-North Haven New Haven 1964 None
Most Holy Trinity Wallingford Meriden New Haven 1869 None
Church of the Nativity Bethlehem Suburban Waterbury Waterbury 1916 None
Our Lady of Fatima Hartford Hartford Hartford 1958 Portuguese
Our Lady of Fatima Waterbury Waterbury Waterbury 1971 Portuguese
Our Lady of Fatima Yalesville (Wallingford Meriden New Haven 1956 None
Our Lady of Grace Bantam Litchfield Waterbury 1970 None
Our Lady of Loreto Waterbury Waterbury Waterbury 1971 Portuguese
Our Lady of Lourdes Waterbury Waterbury Waterbury 1899 Italian
Our Lady of Mercy Plainville Bristol Waterbury 1881 None
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Hamden Hamden-North Haven New Haven 1869 None
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Meriden Meriden New Haven 1894 Italian
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Waterbury Waterbury Waterbury 1923 Italian
Our Lady of Peace East Hartford Manchester Hartford 1971 None
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Washington Depot (Washington) Suburban Waterbury Waterbury 1893 None
Our Lady of Pompeii East Haven East Shore Line New Haven 1941 None
Our Lady of Sorrows Hartford Hartford Hartford 1895 None
Our Lady of the Lakes New Milford Suburban Waterbury Waterbury 1990 None
Our Lady of Victory West Haven West Shore Line New Haven 1935 None
St. Patrick Collinsville (Canton) Farmington Valley Hartford 1856 None
St. Patrick Enfield Enfield Hartford 1866 None
St. Patrick Farmington Farmington Valley Hartford 1871 None
St. Patrick Roxbury Suburban Waterbury Waterbury 1885 None
St. Patrick Waterbury Waterbury Waterbury 1880 None
St. Patrick-St. Anthony Hartford Hartford Hartford 1829 None
St. Paul Glastonbury Manchester Hartford 1954 None
St. Paul Kensington (Berlin) New Britain Hartford 1878 None
St. Paul West Haven West Shore Line New Haven 1916 None
St. Peter Hartford Hartford Hartford 1859 None
St. Peter New Britain New Britain Hartford 1873 German-French
St. Peter Torrington Litchfield Waterbury 1910 Italian
St. Peter Claver West Hartford Suburban Hartford Hartford 1966 None
SS. Peter and Paul Wallingford Meriden New Haven 1924 None
SS. Peter and Paul Waterbury Waterbury Waterbury 1920 None
St. Philip East Windsor Enfield Hartford 1959 None
St. Pius X Wolcott Waterbury Waterbury 1955 None
Resurrection Wallingford Meriden New Haven 1963 None
St. Rita Hamden Hamden-North Haven New Haven 1928 Italian
St. Robert Bellarmine Windsor Locks Enfield Hartford 1962 None
St. Rose East Hartford Manchester Hartford 1920 None
St. Rose of Lima Meriden Meriden New Haven 1848 None
St. Rose of Lima New Haven New Haven New Haven 1907 None
Sacred Heart Bloomfield Farmington Valley Hartford 1878 None
Sacred Heart East Berlin (Berlin) New Britain Hartford 1896 None
Sacred Heart Hartford Hartford Hartford 1872 Spanish
Sacred Heart Kent Litchfield Waterbury 1970 None
Sacred Heart New Britain New Britain Hartford 1894 Polish
Sacred Heart New Haven New Haven New Haven 1876 None
Sacred Heart Southbury Suburban Waterbury Waterbury 1884 None
Sacred Heart Suffield Enfield Hartford 1884 None
Sacred Heart Torrington Litchfield Waterbury 1910 Slovak
Sacred Heart Wethersfield Suburban Hartford Hartford 1876 None
Sacred Heart-Sagrado Corazon Waterbury Waterbury Waterbury 1885 None
St. Stanislaus Bristol Bristol Waterbury 1919 Polish
St. Stanislaus Meriden Meriden New Haven 1891 Polish
St. Stanislaus New Haven New Haven New Haven 1901 Polish
St. Stanislaus Kostka Waterbury (Union City) Waterbury Waterbury 1913 Polish
St. Stephen Hamden Hamden-North Haven New Haven 1953 None
St. Teresa of Avila Woodbury Suburban Waterbury Waterbury 1902 None
St. Therese Branford East Shore Line New Haven 1947 None
St. Therese Granby Farmington Valley Hartford 1958 None
St. Therese North Haven Hamden-North Haven New Haven 1925 None
St. Thomas Southington Meriden New Haven 1860 None
St. Thomas Thomaston Suburban Waterbury Waterbury 1869 None
St. Thomas Becket Cheshire Naugatuck-Cheshire Waterbury 1971 None
St. Thomas of Villanova Goshen Litchfield Waterbury 1880 None
St. Thomas the Apostle Oxford Ansonia-Derby Waterbury 1966 None
St. Thomas the Apostle West Hartford Suburban Hartford Hartford 1921 None
St. Timothy West Hartford Suburban Hartford Hartford 1958 None
St. Vincent de Paul East Haven East Shore Line New Haven 1915 None
St. Vincent Ferrer Naugatuck Naugatuck-Cheshire Waterbury 1975 None

Elementary and Middle Schools[edit]

The following is a list of the currently functioning elementary and middle schools run by the Archdiocese of Hartford. The list is sortable: for example, to see the schools listed alphabetically by town, click on the box at the top of the "Town" column. All information was gathered from the records of the Archdiocese's Office of Catholic Schools.[5]

Dr. Dale R. Hoyt, Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Name Town
St. Aedan-St. Brendan School New Haven
St. Anthony School Bristol
St. Anthony School Winsted (Winchester)
Assumption School Ansonia
Assumption School Manchester
St. Augustine School Hartford
St. Bernadette School New Haven
St. Bernard School Enfield
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Day School Waterbury
St. Bridget School Cheshire
St. Bridget School Manchester
St. Brigid School West Hartford (Elmwood)
St. Christopher School East Hartford
Corpus Christi School Wethersfield
SS. Cyril and Methodius School Hartford
St. Dominic School Southington
Enfield Montessori School Enfield
St. Francis-St. Hedwig School Naugatuck
St. Francis-St. Rose of Lima School New Haven
St. Gabriel School Milford
St. Gabriel School Windsor
Holy Trinity Wallingford
St. James School Manchester
St. John the Evangelist School Watertown
St. Joseph School Bristol
St. Joseph School Meriden
St. Lawrence Elementary School West Haven
Little Angels Preschool Program Enfield
St. Martha School Enfield
St. Martin de Porres Academy New Haven
St. Mary School Branford
St. Mary School Milford
St. Mary School Newington
St. Mary School Simsbury
St. Mary School Waterbury
St. Mary Magdalen School Oakville (Watertown)
St. Mary-St. Michael School Derby
St. Matthew School Forestville (Bristol)
Our Lady of Mercy School Madison
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School Meriden
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School Waterbury
Our Lady of Victory School West Haven
St. Paul School Kensington (Berlin)
St. Peter-St. Francis School Torrington
SS. Peter and Paul School Waterbury
Pope John Paul II School New Britain
St. Rita School Hamden
Sacred Heart School New Britain
St. Stanislaus School Meriden
St. Stephen School Hamden
St. Thomas School Southington
St. Thomas the Apostle School West Hartford
St. Timothy Middle School West Hartford
St. Vincent de Paul School East Haven

High schools[edit]

Dr. Dale R. Hoyt, Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Seminaries[edit]

Province of Hartford[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Hartford
See: List of the Catholic bishops of the United States#Province of Hartford

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Web page titled "The Archdiocese of Hartford" at the Archdiocese of Hartford Web site, accessed June 17, 2007
  2. ^ Right Rev. Thomas S. Duggan, D.D., The Catholic Church in Connecticut, 1930, p. 13
  3. ^ Right Rev. Thomas S. Duggan, D.D., The Catholic Church in Connecticut, 1930, p. 14
  4. ^ Archdiocese of Hartford: List of Churches and Dates of Establishment, Listed by City
  5. ^ http://www.catholicschoolshartford.org/15.schdirectory/directory.php

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°46′05″N 72°41′28″W / 41.76806°N 72.69111°W / 41.76806; -72.69111