Created 2-Nov-12
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A celebration of Caribbean culture on June 24 was highlighted by a Mass at St. Justin Parish in Hartford. The fifth annual Caribbean Mass, which had the theme "Children of the Caribbean," was sponsored by the Hartford Chapter of Caribbean Catholics of North America. A picnic followed. (Photos by Lenora Sumsky)
Helen Mierez has a chat with and Archbishop Mansell during the picnic that followed the fifth annual Caribbean Mass.Face painting was one of the activities that children enjoyed during the picnicFace painting was one of the activities that children enjoyed during the picnicWomen who served as ushers for the Mass were dressed inthe  traditional costumes of their native country, St. Lucia, an island nation in the eastern Caribbean  that is part of the Lesser Antilles.Archbishop Henry Mansell with seminarians for the Archdiocese of Hartford.Archbishop Henry J. Mansell prepares to walk in the entrance procession.Honor Guards of Bishop McMahon Assembly No.10 Knights of Columbus in the entrance procession.Honor Guards of Knights of Peter Claver, St. Benedict Council No.311 walk in the entrance procession.Flags of the United States and Caribbean countries and the papal flag were carried in the entrance procession.Honor Guards of Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary, St. Benedict Council No. 311.Archbishop Henry Mansell approaches the altar at St. Justin Church in Hartford.Gillian Constable holds the Sacramentary for Archbishop Mansell.Patrice Hubert, at left, delivers the second reading at St. Justin Parish. Archbishop Mansell is seated on the right.

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