St. Paul VI Parish 

Ascension Church, Blessed Sacrament Church 

Our Lady of Mt Carmel, St. Rita

About Father Kelechi

Fr. Cornelius Kelechi Anyanwu born and raised in Nigeria and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Hartford on September 13, 2008. Fr. Kelechi (as he prefers to be addressed) received his Undergraduate education from Seat of Wisdom Seminary Owerri, Nigeria. In response to the need for missionaries to the United States, with the consent of his local bishop, Fr. Kelechi left his country to continue his seminary training here in the United States. He received a Masters in Divinity (M. Div), from Mount Saint Mary Seminary, Emmitsburg Maryland; and a Masters in Professional Counseling (M.Sc.), from Central Connecticut State University. He has served as parochial vicar at Holy Spirit Church Newington, Saints. Peter & Paul Church Waterbury/Saint Leo The Great Church Waterbury, and as Chaplain at St. Mary Home West Hartford, Pastor of St. Martha Church Enfield. Administrator of former linked parishes of Church of the Blessed Sacrament, and Church of the Ascension both are part of the foundation communities that make up the newly established (June 29, 2017) Christ the Bread of Life Parish Hamden. Fr. Kelechi is a peoples' person, he enjoys Soccer, Basket Ball and making friends. 


Welcome to Christ the Bread of Life Parish web page. We hope you’ll bookmark the site and come back often. We post current and upcoming events right here on our Home Page to make it easy and convenient for you to know what’s going on. Under Faith Formation, we’ve listed a few favorite Catholic sites we have found helpful. Our goal is to make our parish website a helpful resource for you. It’s a continual work-in-progress. Our intention is to model a faith community in which God’s unconditional love for his people, the church, is evident and His message of salvation is known. If you are new to our parish or have been away from the practice of your faith, we extend a warm welcome and hope that you will find Christ the Bread of Life Parish to be a family in which your faith can be nourished. We are enriched by your participation in our life of worship and service. Please consider becoming a registered member. If we can be of assistance to you, in any way, please contact the parish office.

God bless you,

Fr. Cornelius Kelechi Anyanwu