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The Metropolitan Opera Saturday Radio Broadcasts -

WJMJ is pleased once again to bring you another season of the live Metropolitan Opera Saturday radio broadcasts beginning December 7, 2013 and running through May 10, 2014.  Please click here for a schedule of the Saturday radio broadcasts.  For more information about The Metropolitan Opera, visit its website at www.metopera.org.

The contents of The Metropolitan Opera Saturday radio broadcast are copyrighted by The Metropolitan Opera, all rights are reserved, and any use or reproduction of any of the material therein without permission of The Metropolitan Opera is strictly prohibited and will be prosecuted.


Archbishop Blair's Easter Letter 2014

 


 

Pilgrimage to Rome with Archbishop Leonard Blair, June 24 to July 2, 2014 - DEADLINE EXTENDED

The Archdiocese of Hartford invites you on a special 9 day/7 night pilgrimage to Rome, including day trips to Assisi and Orvieto, for the conferral of the Pallium on Archbishop Leonard Blair by Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Square on June 29, 2014.

This pilgrimage is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Hartford and includes Masses celebrated by Archbishop Blair at the four Major Basilicas in Rome, St. Peter, St. John in Lateran, St. Paul Outside the Walls and St. Mary Major.

The reservation deadline has been EXTENDED to MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014 and space is limited.  For more information, please visit www.archdioceseofhartford.org or call/e-mail Father Jeffrey Romans, Assistant Chancellor, at (860) 541-6491 or pilgrimage@aohct.org.  You may also view a PDF copy of the flyer here.

Sicily 2014 with Father John - October 6-16, 2014

Join Father John Gatzak and your fellow Office of Radio & Television supporters and WJMJ listeners on an 11 day/9 night tour to the beautiful island of Sicily visiting Palermo, Erice, the salt pans of Trapani, Agrigento, Taormina with its spectacular view of Mt. Etna, Europe's tallest active volcano, Siracusa and Noto. 

Estimated cost per person, double occupancy, from JFK (based on exchanges rates and tariffs as of April 2, 2014): $4,505 (includes estimated taxes and fuel surcharges of $638, subject to change until tickets are issued).  Final Cost will be set on or about May 15, 2014. 

However, you can reserve your seat now with a deposit of $350, fully refundable until July 1, 2014.   Please click here for more information and an advance reservation form.


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Holy Week Special Programming

Tuesday, April 15

At 11 a.m. WJMJ broadcasts live of one of the most solemn and significant liturgies of the Catholic Faith, the Chrism Mass.  All the priests of the Archdiocese gather at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford to show their unity with Archbishop Leonard Blair, who will bless the oil used during the coming year to anoint the sick, for Confirmation, to baptize babies and anoint newcomers to the Faith. The gathered priests will renew their commitment of service and receive the prayers and support of the faithful, then take away the Holy Chrism to each of the parishes of the Archdiocese.


Good Friday, April 18

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on WCCT-TV
Good Friday presentation of the Stations of the Cross.

Noon - 2 p.m. on WJMJ
WJMJ presents Pope Francis and the Commemoration of Our Lord’s Passion beginning at noon on Good Friday.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. on WJMJ
Father John’s  reflections on the solemnity of Christ’s passion and death.

3 p.m. - 7 p.m. on WJMJ
A program of sacred music follows, with your host Tom Zarecki.

7 p.m. - 8 p.m. on WJMJ
Father John’s nightly In the Afterglow program for Good Friday.


Holy Saturday, April 19

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on WCCT-TV
Holy Saturday prayer service.


Easter Sunday, April 20
WJMJ will present special Easter programs beginning at midnight.

Midnight on WJMJ
 From the Vatican, Pope Francis celebrates the Easter Vigil Mass.

4 a.m. - 6 a.m. on WJMJ
From the Vatican, Pope Francis celebrates Easter Mass.

6 a.m. - 7 a.m. on WJMJ
Live from the Vatican, the Pope Francis delivers his Urbi et Orbi (to the city and to the world) message
 to the faithful gathered in Saint Peter's Square on Easter.

7 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. on WJMJ
The Archbishop’s Corner, with Hartford’s Archbishop Leonard Blair reflecting on the Sunday gospel and answering your questions.

7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. on WJMJ
The Franciscans present “American Catholic Radio,” a half hour of information and inspiration
designed to help you know your faith, so you can grow in your faith.

10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on WCCT-TV
Archbishop Leonard Blair celebrates the Easter Celebration of the Eucharist.

Friday presentation of the Stations of the Cross.

11 a.m. - Noon  on WJMJ
Tune in to hear a special selection of Easter Music chosen just for you and your family by Father John Gatzak.

Noon - 1 p.m.  on WJMJ
Archbishop Leonard Blair celebrates Easter Mass.

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  on WJMJ
The Archbishop’s Corner, with Hartford’s Archbishop Leonard Blair reflecting on the Sunday gospel and answering your questions.


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In the Footsteps of Saint John Paul the Great - Pilgrimage to Poland - May 2015 - SAVE THE DATE!

Join Father John Gatzak and your fellow Office of Radio & Television supporters and WJMJ listeners on a pilgrimage tour to Poland, In the Footsteps of Saint John Paul the Great.  Preliminary itinerary features:  Warsaw, Krakow, Zakopane, Shrine of  Divine Mercy and St. Faustina's tomb in Krakow, Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Auschwitz Memorial and Wieliczka Salt Mines.  Exact dates and estimated cost to be published soon.

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

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 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 taxes and fuel surcharges 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 is $350, fully refundable until March 15, 2015.   Please click here for an advance reservation form.

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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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