Monday, August 29, 2011

Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Children

The Archdiocese of Hartford is participating in the Family Day Dinner, initiated by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

Statistics show that children and adolescents are much less likely to abuse alcohol, drugs and tobacco when their families regularly share meals together.

This is an opportunity for families throughout the Archdiocese to come together for a meal on Monday, September 26, 2011. We are encouraging every family in the Archdiocese to take the time to be together, share a meal, and enjoy each other's company.

Check out our website - - which includes suggestions for parish religious education programs (in English and Spanish) and copies of a poster (8 1/2 by 11) (also in English and Spanish). The Archdiocesan website - - contains copies of Archbishop Mansell's letter to parishes, prayers, bulletin notices, homily hints, and other helpful articles.

Let us know how it is implemented in your parish. We would like to feature some families in the various publications of the Archdiocese. Contact Pat Keck - or 860-243-9465 - with the names of families who would be interested in sharing their experiences of Family Day.