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The Metropolitan Opera Saturday Radio Broadcasts -

Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history.  WJMJ is pleased to once again bring you another season of the live Metropolitan Opera Saturday radio broadcasts both on-air and on this website beginning December 3, 2016 and running through May 13, 2017.  Please click here for a schedule of the Met's Saturday matinee radio broadcasts.  For more information about The Metropolitan Opera, please visit its website at

The contents of The Metropolitan Opera Saturday matinee 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.

Thank You!

To the BEST listening audience for your generosity in helping WJMJ exceed our $135,000 Fall 2016 Radiothon goal.

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”!

Although the on-air Radiothon has ended, you can still make a donation in support of WJMJ's Fall 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  06712-1052

Again, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued and generous support!! 

Please click on this "Donate Now" icon to make your Online Donation to the WJMJ Radiothon: WJMJ's Fall Radiothon Dollars Raised Through



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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.


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In The News

Join ORTV and WJMJ in supporting the continuing relief efforts
in central Italy, especially in the villages of Amatrice and Norcia,
in response to the devastating earthquakes and aftershocks
that have sturck the region since August 24th.

Why? - On Sunday morning, October 30, 2016, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake, the strongest to hit Italy since 1980, struck the center of the country near Norcia, destroying the 14th century Cathedral of St. Benedict.  This earthquake struck just four days after two back-to-back earthquakes severely damaged buildings and left thousands homeless in the area.  Fortunately there were no fatalities.  The temblor also caused fresh damage to the towns destroyed by the August earthquake that killed nearly 300 people


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MailSend contributions directly to Italian Earthquake Relief c/o ORTV/WJMJ – 15 Peach Orchard Road – Prospect, CT 06712-1052. [Check payable to ORTV and include Earthquake Relief on memo line.]

Dine Near the ORTV/WJMJ studios in Prospect, a family-owned Italian restaurant, Mirabelle’s Italian Restaurant, is donating proceeds each time a guest orders a traditional Italian pasta dish from the town of Norcia, one of the hardest hit towns.  Pasta alla Norcina showcases flavorful pork sausage in a light cream sauce with mushrooms and spinach served over your favorite pasta.  It's now available as a special on the menu at Mirabelle's – and owner Dom Mirabelle is sending proceeds directly to the region.  Stop by Mirabelle’s in Prospect at 50 Waterbury Road to enjoy this regional favorite, Pasta alla Norcina.

Where? - All gifts collected during this special Italian Earthquake Relief collection will be forwarded directly to Caritas Italy on behalf of the generosity of the supporters of the Office of Radio & Television/WJMJ Radio and Mirabelle's Italian Restaurant.  Caritas Italy is the Italian equivalent of Catholic Relief Service (CRS) here in the United States.

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Rome and Sicily 2017 with Father John - September 17-30, 2017 - SAVE THE DATE!

Planning is underway for the Office of Radio & Television and WJMJ Radio to once again invite their supporters to join Father John Gatzak on a pilgrimage tour to the Eternal City... Rome and the beautiful island of Sicily.  Details are being worked out; however, the preliminary itinerary is 14 days/12 nights and includes visits to: Rome (3 nights) including the Vatican; and in Sicily (9 nights) touring Palermo, Monreale, Cefalu, the Marsala wine region, Agrigento, the Villa Armerina, Savoca, Taormina with its spectacular view of Mt. Etna, Europe's tallest active volcano, Messina and Reggio Calabria, Siracusa and Noto... a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Stay tuned for further details.


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January 1, 2016 - World Day of Peace

Click to read Pope Francis' 2016 World Day of Peace message:  "Overcome Indifference and Win Peace".

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February 11, 2016 - World Day of the Sick

Click to read Pope Francis' 2016 World Day of the Sick message:  "Entrusting Oneself to the Merciful Jesus like Mary:
“Do whatever he tells you” (Jn 2:5)"

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November 5, 2015 - 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.


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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