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Join us for an evening of quiet reflection, sacred music, and sacred song on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Mount Sacred Heart, 295 Benham Street in Hamden. We will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The Archdiocese of Hartford has appointed Sister Clare Millea, A.S.C.J., as the Director for the Office of Faith and Culture (OFC), an office which was created to minister to the many cultures and ethnic groups that reside in Hartford, New Haven, and Litchfield Counties—all of which make up the archdiocese.
The goal of the OFC is to support the diverse ethnic groups, which include but are not limited to: Hispanics (in this ethnic group alone, there are 24 communities), Koreans, Brazilians, Peruvians, Italians, Africans, Haitians, and Poles, so that they can worship God in a way that is personal and meaningful.
“We are fortunate to have Sister Clare Millea working in the Archdiocese of Hartford,” said Moderator of the Curia, the Very Reverend Steven Boguslawski, O.P. "She is gifted with an abundance of talent. Not only does she have global experience in organizing ecclesial constituencies and is fluent in a variety of languages; she embodies the mission of the Church, which is to spread the Gospel and make it accessible to all. I am confident that she will be a strong and sensitive leader who will share her faith, cultural experiences, and commitment as a religious woman with all the people entrusted to Archbishop Leonard Blair's pastoral care. She is enthusiastic about integrating various language groups and newly arrived immigrants into the local Church. You might say that Sister is a Domestic Missionary."
Upon her appointment, Sr. Clare reflected, “I am delighted to accept this position as the Director for the Office of Faith and Culture. I look forward to meeting the members of the diverse ethnic communities in our archdiocese and to sharing liturgy and life experiences with them. As we grow in mutual understanding of the gifts and talents of these sisters and brothers, our entire Church community is enriched, and we become more credible witnesses to the loving mercy of the Father.”
We take great joy in announcing that at 7:00 p.m. on December 21, 2016, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, signed the Decree of Venerability of our most beloved Mother Clelia Merloni, our Foundress. We praise the Blessed Trinity and thank God for this great grace. It is a feast in heaven and on earth! Please share this great news with everyone!