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2014 Connecticut Catholic Men's Conference

Register now for the 7th Annual Connecticut Catholic Men's Conference on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Goodwin College.  Free parking and lunch is included in the $35 registration fee.


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National Vocation Awareness Week, November 2-8, 2014

National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations.  Visit http://www.vocationshartford.org to see what the Archdiocese of Hartford is doing to mark this special week.


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Bella Italia 2015 - June 22 to July 5, 2015 - SAVE THE DATES

The Office of Radio & Television and WJMJ Radio invite you to join Father John Gatzak to celebrate his 40th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood on a fantastic 14 day/12 night classic pilgrimage tour of Italy from June 22 to July 5, 2015.  Preliminary itinerary includes visits to:  Verona, Venice, Modena, Florence, Assisi, the Eternal City... Rome (where 40 years ago on June 29, 1975, Father John was ordained a priest by Blessed Pope Paul VI in Saint Peter's Square), Sorrento and the breathtaking Amalfi Coast.

Estimated Cost per person, double occupancy, from JFK (based on exchanges rates and tariffs as of March 2014): $4,799 (includes estimated government taxes and airline fuel surcharges and fees of $719 as of January 2014).  Final Cost will be set on or about November 1, 2014.  However, you can reserve your seat now with a deposit of just $100 until November 1, 2014; thereafter, deposit will be $350, fully refundable until March 15, 2015.   Book by December 31, 2014 and SAVE $200 per person.  Please click HERE for an advance reservation form.

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Sunny Portugal is Now Accepting Reservations
    September 25 to October 4, 2015 - SAVE THE DATES

Join Father John Gatzak and your fellow Office of Radio & Television supporters and WJMJ listeners on a 10 day/8 night tour to Sunny Portugal... Estoril Coast, Alentejo & Algarve with an Optional Madeira Island post tour extension.

Book Now & Save $200 per person until March 26, 2015 on air inclusive packages only.  Cost per person from New York (including air taxes and fees/surcharges, and hotel transfers): Double $3,389; Single $3,889; Triple $3,359.  Rates after March 26, 2015:  Double $3,589; Single $4,089; Triple $3,559.

Itinerary features:  Cascais, Lisbon, Jeronimo's Monastery, Sintra, Fatima, Evora, Monsaraz, Algarve, Sagres, Lagos, Faro, Azeitao, 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and much more. For a complete itinerary, terms and conditions, and more information on extensions and options for this tour click HERE.

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Ongoing -- Archdiocese addresses the Federal edict on Health Care Insurance

The Archdiocese of Hartford and dioceses across the nation, as well as non-Catholic religious and non-religious groups are vigorously opposing the new federal health care insurance legislation, which will require that all employers (with few exceptions) pay for health coverage that covers sterilization, contraception, and medication that induces abortion.

Archbishop Mansell, as well as all U.S. Catholic bishops, asks you to oppose the new United States Health and Human Services mandate on health insurance. This legislation violates the basic principle in our country of freedom of religion. Your resistance to this edict will be appreciated. Please contact your respective U.S. legislator and ask them to intervene on behalf of religious freedom.  Click here to find the contact information for your U.S. legislators.

A Statement on Religious Liberty by the Ad Hoc Committee For Religious Freedom, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Listen to Father John's "Time Out to Take A Stand" message on the HHS mandate.

Read a transcript of Father John's "Time Out to Take A Stand" on the HHS mandate in English or Spanish.

Read Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan's Wall Street Journal op-ed piece on Religious Freedom.

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