Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford

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Archdiocese of Hartford

Archidioecesis Hartfortiensis
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Cathedral of Saint Joseph
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford.svg
Coat of arms
Country United States
TerritoryCounties of Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Hartford
Deaneries7 Deaneries
- Catholics (including non-members)

470,000 (28%)
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedNovember 28, 1843
CathedralCathedral of St. Joseph
Patron saintSaint Joseph
Current leadership
ArchbishopLeonard Paul Blair
Auxiliary BishopsJuan Miguel Betancourt
Vicar GeneralSteven C. Boguslawski
Episcopal VicarsJohn P. Melnick, Northern Vicarate, John J. Georgia, Southern Vicarate, Joseph T. Donnelly, Western Vicarate
Judicial VicarGeorge S. Mukuka, J.C.L.
Bishops emeritusDaniel Anthony Cronin
Henry J. Mansell
Peter A. Rosazza
Christie Macaluso
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The Archdiocese of Hartford is a Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or archdiocese of the Catholic Church in Hartford, Litchfield and New Haven counties in the U.S. State of Connecticut. The archdiocese includes about 470,000 Catholics, more than 500 priests, 216 parishes and almost 300 deacons.[1] This is roughly one-half the population of the three counties. The Archdiocese of Hartford is a metropolitan see.


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]

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 Willam Tyler as its first bishop. At the time of its creation, there were 10,000 Catholics in the area. 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. He attended the Seventh Provincial Council of Baltimore which convened 5 May 1849, but weakened by consumption died the following month, having served for 5 years.[4]

The second bishop, 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. To provide for the education of the young, O'Reilly brought to his diocese the Sisters of Mercy, establishing them in his episcopal city in 1851. In January 1856, O'Reilly was lost at sea on board the steamer Pacific. It wasn't until two years later that the third bishop of the diocese was installed, Francis Patrick McFarland, known as the "Civil War Bishop." Despite ill health, McFarland was able to participate in the First Vatican Council (1869-1870).[4] As a result of his increasingly poor health, Bishop McFarland requested that his diocese be divided to lessen his burden. In 1872, the Diocese of Providence comprising the state of Rhode Island and four counties in Southeastern Massachusetts was established. Bishop McFarland returned the See of Hartford to its original home city, and his territory was reduced to the state of Connecticut and Fisher's Island, NY.

Thomas Galberry, an Augustinian friar and former president of Villanova College, 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 Lawrence S. McMahon. McMahon had served as chaplain with the 28th Massachusetts. Under his leadership of 14 years, 48 parishes as well as 16 school parishes were established. The sixth bishop, Michael Tierney, helped with the creation of 5 diocesan hospitals.[4]

John Joseph Nilan became the seventh bishop while 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. During his tenure, the diocese became an archdiocese under Pope Pius XII in 1953, and thus O'Brien became the first archbishop of Hartford. At this time, the suffragan dioceses of Norwich in the eastern and Bridgeport in the southwestern portions of the state were formed.

On October 31st, 2020, Michael J. McGivney, who founded the Knights of Columbus within the then Diocese of Hartford in 1882 was beatified at a mass celebrated in the Cathedral of St. Joseph. A concurrent ceremony was held at St. Mary's Church in New Haven, CT, where McGivney was assigned as an associate pastor.[5]

Reports of sex abuse[edit]

There have been a number of trials concerning child abuse. In February 2005, former Archdiocese of Hartford priest Roman Kramek was deported back to his native country of Poland after serving nine months in prison for sexually assaulting a teenage girl who had sought his spiritual counseling in 2002.[6] In August 2013, Michael Joseph Miller, who previously served at St Paul's church in New Britain, plead guilty to possession of child pornography, publishing an obscenity, and three counts of risk of injury to a minor.[7][8] He was then sentenced to 5-20 years in prison.[7][8]

On January 22, 2019, the Archdiocese of Hartford released a list of 48 clergy who were "credibly accused" of committing acts of sex while serving in the archdiocese.[9] The archdiocese also revealed that $50.6 million was paid to settle more than 140 claims of sexual abuse.[9] In March 2020, a joint settlement of $7.48 million was issued by both the Archdiocese of Hartford and Hopkins School in New Haven for shielding acts of abuse committed by Archdiocese of Hartford teacher Glenn Goncalo when he taught at Hopkins between at least 1990 and 1991.[10] Goncalo committed suicide in 1991 as arraignments were being made for him to surrender to the police.[9]

Coat of arms[edit]

The web site of the Archdiocese of Hartford provides the following description of its coat of arms, shown in the information box to the right at the beginning of the article: "The arms of the Archdiocese of Hartford are called canting arms or armes parlantes, which speak or proclaim the name of the bearer. It displays a hart (deer) crossing a ford (hart+ford = Hartford), and is analogue to the ancient arms of the City of Oxford in England which displays an ox crossing a ford in the same manner. The hart bears a Paschal banner, a symbol of Jesus Christ. The wavy silver and blue lines at the base of the shield are the heraldic convention for water and are an allusion to the Connecticut River which flows through the state."

The web site credits Pierre de Chaignon Larose for the design, introduced during Nilan’s term as the seventh Bishop of Hartford (1910-1934).


The following are the lists of ordinaries (bishops of the diocese) and auxiliary bishops, and their terms of service. They are followed by other priests of this diocese who became bishops.

Bishops of Hartford[edit]

  1. William Tyler (1843–1849)
  2. Bernard O'Reilly (1849–1856)
  3. Francis Patrick McFarland (1858–1875)
  4. Thomas Galberry (1877–1879)
  5. Lawrence S. McMahon (1879–1893)
  6. Michael Tierney (1894–1908)
  7. John J. Nilan (1910–1934)
  8. Maurice F. McAuliffe (1934–1944)
  9. Henry J. O'Brien (1945–1953), elevated to Archbishop

Archbishops of Hartford[edit]

  1. Henry J. O'Brien (1953–1969)
  2. John F. Whealon (1969–1991)
  3. Daniel Anthony Cronin (1992–2003)
  4. Henry J. Mansell (2003–2013)
  5. Leonard P. Blair (2013–present)

Current auxiliary bishop of Hartford[edit]

Former auxiliary bishops of Hartford[edit]

Other priests of this diocese who became bishops[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 as of 2012, with limited updates.[12] To find mass times and other information about a parish, click on the parish name, which will bring you to the parish website.

Due to ongoing pastoral planning within the archdiocese, many parish churches have been consolidated and now share a pastor and other clergy and administrative staff. In this list, individual church buildings that are open for worship will be listed, in the first column, with a wikilink to an article about the church where available. The second column lists the name of the parish (if different from the name of the church), along with a link to the parish website if available.

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

Former Churches

Town Church Name Parish/Website Deanery Vicariate Founded Original Ethnic Community
Hamden St. Ann[Note 1] Hamden-North Haven New Haven 1919 Italian
Hartford St. Anne-Immaculate Conception (Closed 2017)[Note 2] Hartford Hartford 2000 Multi-ethnic
East Hartford Blessed Sacrament (Closed 2017) Manchester Hartford 1948 None
  1. ^ St. Ann, Ascension, and Blessed Sacrament parishes in Hamden merged to form Christ the Bread of Life (Official website)
  2. ^ Saint Anne church closed in 2017; Immaculate Conception previous closed in 2000. Records kept in Saint Augustine, Hartford.


Despite disagreement with the majority of genealogists, this particular archdiocese holds firm in their belief that none of their records will be made public for genealogical research. This is a particular hindrance to those wishing to study records of Acadians who were deported to this area in the 1700's, as well as tracing French Canadian families who worked in industrial mills, as they frequently moved throughout various portions of New England and New York. According to the official policy of the Archdiocese, "Sacramental Records are he property of the Church and are not public records in the sense that they are not open to immediate examination and inspection by anyone for whatever reason." They further state, in regards to the only written requests, the only way to request of genealogical records, "Fulfillment of requests is a courtesy, if and when time permits. Restrictions and additional fees may apply. Results are not guaranteed."[3]

This is in contrast to the policy of a nearby Archdiocese, the Archdiocese of Boston, who has partnered with American Ancestors to make their records publicly accessible [4]


High schools



Province of Hartford[edit]

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

See also[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. ^ a b c Duggan, Thomas. "Hartford." The Catholic Encyclopedia Vol. 7. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910. 20 August 2019Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ "Catholics celebrate McGivney's beatification".
  6. ^ •. "JAIL, THEN DEPORTATION FOR PRIEST – Hartford Courant". Retrieved 2021-12-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ a b "Berlin Priest Sentenced To Prison For Child Porn, Chats". Hartford Courant.
  8. ^ a b "Father Michael Miller Pleads Guilty". Berlin, CT Patch. May 2, 2013.
  9. ^ a b c [2][dead link]
  10. ^ Tepfer, Daniel (March 25, 2020). "Archdiocese, New Haven private school settle sex abuse lawsuit". New Haven Register.
  11. ^ "Fr. J.C. NAVICKAS DEAD; MARIAN PROVINCIAL WAS EDUCATIONAL LEADER". Catholic News Service - Newsfeeds. 22 September 1941. p. 31. Retrieved 5 December 2021.
  12. ^ Archdiocese of Hartford: List of Churches and Dates of Establishment, Listed by City, accessed February 2012

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Hartford". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.

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