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The Radiothon is Coming!  The Radiothon is Coming!

WJMJ Radio is gearing up for our Fall Radiothon to be held on November  10th, 11th, 12th and 14th.   WJMJ is the Catholic Radio Station in the Archdiocese of Hartford that plays great music and inspirational messages you won’t find anywhere else, plus news and weather you get on regular stations – but without the commercials!

Volunteers with basic computer and customer service skills are needed to man the phone bank from 6 a.m. – Midnight during the Radiothon at our offices in Prospect.   Contact Francine at 203.758.7367 or visit click on the volunteer button to sign up.  Help keep this great station on the air.  WJMJ Catholic Radio, Where Faith Meets Life®.

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In The News

Join ORTV and WJMJ in supporting relief efforts
in central Italy, especially in the village of Amatrice,
in response to the devastating earthquake
that took place on August 24th.

Why Amatrice?  - The tiny town of Amatrice has seen the worse casualties and it is where nearly all the buildings were destroyed. The Mayor says Amatrice no longer exists – but its people need our help.  Amatrice became famous for a fabulous tasting pasta dish that originated in this little hill town with a big culinary reputation. It’s spaghetti all’Amatriciana – those who have enjoyed it, rave about it. Renowned in Rome and around the globe, restaurants are making good use of its fame to help the little town and survivors there. From the Vatican, to Australia, to New York City, and now in Connecticut, funds are being raised when someone enjoys pasta all’Amatriciana.

What can you do?

Click To make a secure on-line credit card contribution, click the Donate Heart Image below.

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 this distinctive pasta with its sauce of tomatoes, pecorino cheese and guanciale - an Italian cured meat or salami product prepared from pork jowl or cheeks - it's reputed to taste even better than bacon!  They’ve added spaghetti all’Amatriciana 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 traditional favorite, spaghetti all’Amatriciana.

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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Ongoing --

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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