Year of Mercy


Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful like. The heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees, you sees Him. Show us your face and we will be saved.

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"The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church

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Archbishop's Message


During this Jubilee Year of Mercy that Pope Francis has declared, the Archdiocese of Hartford is happy to provide weekly Lenten Confessions, as a way for Catholics to prepare for Easter. Beginning Monday, February 15th, every Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Hartford will be open from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays during Lent when our priests will be available to listen to confessions. The confessions are designed to make it simple for you to drive to any church in the Archdiocese of Hartford on your way home from work, or on your way from running errands and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It’s also a way to welcome those who have not received the Sacrament in a while back to the Church to experience God’s forgiveness. 

The theme of the Jubilee Year of Mercy is: “Be merciful like the Father.” Pope Francis, in proclaiming the Jubilee Year of Mercy, has urged us to both reflect on the mercy we receive from God, and to bear witness to this mercy in our lives. He is also asking us to place a special emphasis on practicing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

The corporal works of mercy are charitable actions by which we help our neighbors with their bodily needs. These include: feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and prisoners, burying the dead and giving alms to the poor. The spiritual works of mercy are actions that help our neighbors with their spiritualneeds. They are: counseling the doubtful, instructing the ignorant, admonishing the sinner, comforting the sorrowful, forgiving injuries, hearing wrongs patiently and praying for the living and the dead.

 The Jubilee Year of Mercy began on December 8, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and will conclude on November 20, 2016, the Solemnity of Christ the King. 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+Leonard P. Blair - Archbishop of Hartford


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Ask God for the Holy Spirit’s help to examine your conscience well by prayerfully reviewing your conduct in light of the commandments and the example of Christ. The questions below should assist you in making a thorough review.


Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.  Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.


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The Archdiocese of Hartford comprises the counties of Hartford, Litchfield and New Haven in Connecticut and includes approximately 700,000 Catholics. Over 500 priests minister within the Archdiocese, serving 213 parishes as well as other apostolates. The priests are assisted by almost 300 deacons. Hartford was established as a diocese on November 28, 1843 and created as an archdiocese on August 6, 1953.

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