Created 2-Nov-12
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Archbishop Henry J. Mansell of Hartford celebrated Mass at and blessed Marian Heights in New Britain on Dec.18. The $14-million project converted what was formerly the motherhouse for the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception into senior housing with services; separate adult and child care facilities; offices; and accommodations for the New Britain order of women religious. “I am thanking God on my knees,” said Mother Mary Jennifer,Carroll, superior general of the Daughters of Mary. “Everything has been completed the way that it was supposed to be. We feel totally blessed.” The building includes 42 apartments with amenities that are designed for elderly individuals or couples. The apartments are handicapped-accessible and offer housekeeping, transportation and other services. All 42 apartments have been rented or spoken for, and there is a waiting list. Marian Heights also houses separate day care facilities for children and adults. The child-care facility and services will begin operations after the holidays. The adult day care facility opened in November.
Sister Mary Severine Sudol and Sister Mary Cyril Sudol attend the blessing and celebrationSister Mary Elizabeth, carrying the cross, is followed by candle bearers Sister Mary Ann Marie and Sister Mary Sharon in the entrance procession.Mother Mary Jennifer Carroll, superior general of the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception, welcomes guests and opens the blessing celebration.Sister Mary Lucille during the first reading, from Zechariah 2:14-17Sister Mary Mark, former superior general of the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception, reads the intersessions.Archbishop Mansell makes introductory and welcoming comments before the blessing of Marian Heights.Msgr. Daniel J. Plocharczyk, Pastor of Sacred Heart Church in New Britain, prepares to read the Gospel.Archbishop Henry J. Mansell, principal celebrant of the Mass, is surrounded by priests who concelebrated.Msgr. Daniel J. Plocharczykand  Archbishop Henry Mansell distribute holy Communion.Archbishop Mansell talks to a resident of Marian Heights after blessing her apartment.  “It means a lot to me,” she said.Mother Mary Jennifer, Father Jeffery Romans, Archbishop Mansell and Msgr. Plocharczyk walk through a hallway while blessing Marian Heights.Archbishop Mansell smiles while blessing Marian Heights in New Britain.

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