of Hartford comprises
the counties of Hartford, Litchfield and New Haven in Connecticut
and includes approximately 562,000 Catholics. Four hundred twenty seven priests minister
within the Archdiocese, serving 213 parishes as well as other apostolates.
The priests are assisted by 240 deacons.
There are 62 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.