Archbishop to bless St. Francis-St. Hedwig School


HARTFORD — St.Franics-St. Hedwig School will receive a special blessing on Wednesday.

Archbishop Henry J. Mansell with Father Michael J. Slusz, pastor of St. Francis a special mass and blessing at 10 a.m. Immediately following the mass, the Archbishop will bless the newly merged school.

All St. Francis-St. Hedwig students and teachers, along with Superintendent of Catholic Schools Dale R. Hoyt will attend the mass. The general public is welcome to join in the celebration.

“This is a great blessing and way to begin our venture at St. Francis-St. Hedwig School. I thank Archbishop Henry J. Mansell for giving of his time to join us in celebrating the beginning of our school year. May he bless our efforts of unity and peace fostered by Jesus through the intercession of our patrons: St. Francis of Assisi and St. Hedwig,” said Slusz.