of Hartford comprises
the counties of Hartford, Litchfield and New Haven in Connecticut
and includes approximately 700,000 Catholics. More than five hundred priests minister
within the Archdiocese, serving 213 parishes as well as other apostolates.
The priests are assisted by almost 300 deacons.
There are 63 Catholic schools in the archdiocese with enrollment of more than 15,000 students.
Hartford was established as a diocese on November 28, 1843 and
created as an archdiocese on August 6, 1953. It includes the following
towns and cities:
Ansonia, Avon, Bantam, Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Berlin, Bethany,
Bethlehem, Bloomfield, Branford, Bridgewater, Bristol, Broad Brook,
Canaan, Canton, Cheshire, Colebrook, Collinsville, Cornwall, Cornwall
Bridge, Derby, Devon, East Berlin, East Granby, East Hartford,
East Hartland, East Haven, East Windsor, Elmwood, Enfield, Farmington,
Forestville, Glastonbury, Goshen, Granby, Guilford, Hamden, Hartford,
Hartland, Harwinton, Kensington, Kent,
Lakeville, Litchfield, Madison, Manchester, Marlborough, Meriden,
Middlebury, Milford, Mount Carmel, Naugatuck, New Britain, New
Hartford, New Haven, New Milford, New Preston, Newington, Norfolk,
North Branford, North Canaan, North Haven, Northfield, Northford,
Oakville, Orange, Oxford, Plainville, Plantsville, Pleasant Valley,
Plymouth, Poquonock, Prospect, Rocky Hill, Roxbury, Salisbury,
Seymour, Sharon, Simsbury, South Glastonbury, South Meriden, South
Windsor, Southbury, Southington, Suffield, Tariffville, Terryville,
Thomaston, Torrington, Union City, Unionville, Wallingford, Warren,
Washington Depot, Waterbury, Watertown, West Hartford, West Haven,
West Simsbury, Wethersfield, Winchester, Windsor, Windsor Locks,
Winsted, Wolcott, Woodbridge, Woodbury, Woodmont, Yalesville.