Created 2-Nov-12
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‘What we’re called to do’ ‘THINGS YOU MAKE POSSIBLE’ – Walking from table to table, Archbishop Henry J. Mansell individually thanked some 1,200 donors to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal at a donor reception Oct. 5 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. In this photo, he greets Roberta Wilson of Farmington and Hazel Vail of West Hartford, parishioners at Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford. In his prepared remarks, the Archbishop spoke at length about how the appeal helps individuals, including those served through the Emergency Assistance Fund and Malta House of Care medical vans. “That’s what church can do,” he said. “Those are the things you make possible.” He said we attract priests from other dioceses because “We have the best diocese in the country, and that’s your work. We are not a series of unconnected churches. We are a family, a Catholic family.” The appeal, he said, helps people of all faiths or no faith at all. “That’s what we are called to do,” he said. “It all makes us a better church. We understand that. You understand that. Thank you all so very, very much.” (Photo by Jack Sheedy)
Archbishop Henry J. Mansell greets Christine Proffitt of Berlin, as Jim Delldonna of Kensington looks on.Archbishop Henry J. Mansell greets Janet Brzezinski of Sacred Heart Parish in Southbury.Archbishop Henry J. Mansell chats with Roberta Wilson of Farmington, center, and Hazel Vail of West Hartford, both members of the Cathedral of St. Joseph Parish in Hartford.Donor walks past a video screen.Archbishop Henry J. Mansell chats with John Kuzia, left, a parishioner of St. Ann in Avon, and his pastor, Father John W. McHugh.Archbishop Henry J. Mansell greets Lisa Lickwar, a member of Immaculate Conception Parish in Terryville.Donors watch as Archbishop Henry J. Mansell speaks in a video presentation.

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