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To the BEST radio listening audience for your generosity in helping
WJMJ Catholic Radio...
Where Faith Meets Life®
to EXCEED its Spring 2016 Radiothon goal of $140,000.

Your Dedication means the World to Us!

It is because of You and Your support that we are able to continue our mission of Bringing Good News to Life®.  Again we Thank You from the bottom of our hearts for your continued and generous support!

Although the on-air Radiothon has ended, you can still make a donation in support of WJMJ's Spring Radiothon by clicking on the “Donate Now” icon below or by sending your check/money order (payable to WJMJ Radiothon) to: WJMJ Radio - 15 Peach Orchard Road - Prospect, CT  06712

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Please select WJMJ Radiothon from the Program Designation Dropdown list.

Online donations may be made using any major credit card or personal/business checking account drawn on a U.S. bank.  All payments are securely processed using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Encryption.  No credit card or bank account information is ever saved or stored on our websites or servers or in any electronic or printed form.  Charges will appear on your bank/credit card statement as: "ORTV/WJMJ".

The monies raised during WJMJ's semi-annual radiothons provide the funding that allows us to continue the programming that you enjoy so much.  Please remember that WJMJ is a non-commercial radio station, and depends on contributions from listeners and supporters like you to stay on the air.

WJMJ's Spring Radiothon Dollars Raised Through
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$164,478


Donations are Tax Deductible


A Special WJMJ thank you goes out to Farmington Bank for its continued support of
 WJMJ and for underwriting the Radiothon Phone-Bank.

Farmington Bank

WJMJ also thanks the following local companies for their support in donating beverages, meals and snacks that fueled our many Radiothon Volunteers!  When you visit them, please tell them thank you for helping to support WJMJ, your favorite radio station!

BERTUCCI'S, 495 Union Street, Waterbury, CT (203.755.6224), and additional locations throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.

CATHOLIC FINANCIAL LIFE - Council Villa Maria-Chapter #149, Waterbury, CT, for providing snacks.

CRYSTAL ROCK, 1050 Buckingham St, Watertown, CT (800.525.0070) for providing bottled water to keep the volunteers hydrated.

HIGHLAND PARK MARKET, Farmington and additional locations in Coventry, Glastonbury and Suffield, CT.

MIRABELLE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, 50 Waterbury Road, Prospect, CT (203.758.5525).  Dom and Chef Louie are again donating the "Dinner for Two" for a lucky WJMJ listener and their guest with Father John and the listener's favorite WJMJ on-air personality.

NEIL'S DONUTS AND BAKE SHOP, 83 North Turnpike Road, Wallingford, CT (203.269.4255), for providing the volunteers with a late morning pick-me-up with fresh baked goods and donuts.

OLIVE GARDEN, 495 Union Street, Waterbury, CT (203.597.0775), and additional locations throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.

FRANK PEPE PIZZERIA NAPOLETANA, 130 Reidville Drive, Waterbury, CT (475.235.2145), and its additional Connecticut locations in New Haven, Fairfield, Manchester, Danbury, West Hartford and Mohegan Sun. And in Yonkers NY and at The Shops at Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill MA.

TEXAS ROADHOUSE, 330 Reidville Drive, Waterbury, CT (203.757.0544), and additional locations in Manchester and West Haven, CT and Springfield, MA.

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In The News

May 7, 2017 - Archdiocese of Hartford Pastoral Planning

The Archdiocese of Hartford has announced a major reorganization that will close some of its 212 churches and combine some parishes.  Parishes left untouched by the process will number 68, and by the end of June, there will be 127 parishes operating in the Archdiocese.  Some churches will remain open, available for weddings or other worship, but with no scheduled Mass.  Other churches will be re-purposed to serve their communities and some may be sold.  A total of 26 church buildings will close.

Archbishop Leonard P. Blair revealed details of this process in a presentation made to the news media at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, CT on May 7, 2017.  You can watch the presentation below:

 

The reorganization is the result of an archdiocesan-wide pastoral plan begun last spring due to factors such as a declining number of priests and lower attendance at Masses.  You can learn more about the Pastoral Planning process at the Archdiocese of Hartford Website http://www.StewardsForTomorrow.org.


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Rome and Sicily 2017 with Father John - September 17-30, 2017 - Space is Limited!

The Office of Radio & Television and WJMJ Radio once again invite their friends, listeners and supporters to join Father John Gatzak on a 14 day/12 night pilgrimage tour to the Eternal City... Rome and the beautiful island of Sicily this September 17-30, 2017.  The preliminary itinerary includes visits to: Rome (3 nights) including the Vatican; and in Sicily (9 nights) touring Palermo, Monreale, Erice, Cefalu, the Marsala wine region, Agrigento... and the Valley of the Temples, the Villa Armerina, Savoca... where scenes from The Godfather were filmed, Taormina with its spectacular views of the sea and Mt. Etna, Siracusa and its old town Ortigia, Modica, Noto and Ragusa... UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and much.

Cost per person, double occupancy from JFK, NY: Double $4,333.  (Single rooms are SOLD OUT!Minimum deposit is $350 and is fully refundable until June 18, 2017.  Reservation/Full Payment Deadline is June 15, 2017.  Questions?  Please call Scott or Francine at 203.758.7367.  Click here for complete details. 


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February 11, 2017 - World Day of the Sick

Click to read Pope Francis' 2017 World Day of the Sick message:  Amazement at what God has accomplished: “The Almighty has done great things for me…” (Lk 1:49).


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January 1, 2017 - World Day of Peace

Click to read Pope Francis' 2017 World Day of Peace message:  "Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace ".


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Archbishop's Annual Appeal

For more information on the Archbishop's Annual Appeal visit archdioceseofhartford.org/archbishops-annual-appeal/.


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Ongoing --

Podcasts Are Here

You asked, we listened.  We are pleased to announce that you can now listen to podcasts of In the Afterglow and the Archbishop's Corner by visiting our Listen Now page.  Happy listening!

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Physician Assisted Suicide Information

The Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference, Archdiocese of Hartford Pro-Life Ministry, Diocese of Bridgeport Office for Pastoral Services - Respect Life Office, and the Family Institute of Connecticut sponsored four information sessions on Physician Assisted Suicide for Connecticut Catholics and friends during November 2014.  Please click HERE to view streaming videos of the four presentations.

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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 Blair, 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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