Here is the schedule of Masses in the Diocesan cemeteries on
Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015:

In Saint Joseph Cemetery, Boswell Avenue, Norwich
Rev. Msgr. Leszek T. Janik will celebrate this Mass on Memorial Day,
Monday, May 25, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. In case of inclement weather this Mass
will be celebrated in the Mausoleum Chapel at Saint Mary Cemetery. 

In Sacred Heart Cemetery, Harland Road, Taftville
Rev. Msgr. Henry N. Archambault, P.A., J.C.D., will celebrate this
Mass at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 25, 2015.  In case of inclement weather the
Mass will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Taftville.

In Saint Patrick Cemetery, Depot Road, Montville
Reverend Robert Buongirno will celebrate this Mass at 9:00 a.m. on
Monday, May 25, 2015.  In case of inclement weather the Mass
will be celebrated in Saint John Church, Uncasville.

In Saint Mary Cemetery, Jefferson Avenue, New London
The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, will celebrate Mass on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.  In case of inclement weather this Mass will be celebrated in the Mausoleum Chapel at Saint Mary Cemetery, New London.



6th Annual
Seton Scholarship Dinner
Honorees Announced

By Kathy Gaito
Stewardship Coordinator, Office of Development

On April 23, 2015, The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, announced the recipients of the 2015 Most Reverend Michael R. Cote Award for Contributions to Catholic Education in the Diocese of Norwich. This year’s recipients, Brother Lawrence Harvey, CFX, Sister Mary A. McCarthy, RSM and Mrs. Kathleen R. Clancy, will be honored at the 6th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner to be held on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station in Haddam, Connecticut.

The honorees were chosen based on their service to Catholic education. Each of these individuals has made a significant contribution to the teaching of children within our Catholic schools. Their careers have placed them at the forefront of teaching and leading children in our Catholic faith. The Seton Scholarship Dinner recognizes these contributions and celebrates our Catholic schools. All proceeds from the Seton Scholarship Dinner assist elementary school students in the Diocese of Norwich in the form of tuition assistance.

Brother Lawrence Harvey, CFX is a member of the Congregation of the Brothers of St. Francis Xavier (Xaverian Brothers), a Roman Catholic community of lay religious founded in Bruges, Belgium in 1839. Brother Lawrence currently serves as the Director of Mission Advancement for the Congregation. In this role, he oversees the ways the Congregation seeks support for its mission, but also works with the General Superior and leadership of the Congregation to create mission plans for the various regions and ministries of the Congregation, especially in Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya and South Sudan. 

Brother Lawrence has over 30 years of experience in Catholic education, especially in administration and in the area of school governance. He served for twelve years at Xavier High School, Middletown, Connecticut as a teacher of English and Religion, Campus Minister, and for six years as the school’s Principal. Brother Lawrence also serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees at St. Bernard School, Uncasville. 

Sister Mary A. McCarthy, RSM, began her teaching career at the junior high and high school level. Less than a decade of teaching culminated in her appointment as Lauralton Hall’s Assistant Principal in 1972. Three years later Sister went to Middletown when she accepted the position of Dean of Studies at Mercy High School. In 1978 she was named Principal of Mercy High School and held that position for thirty-four years. She has remained at Mercy, and in 2012, Sister Mary became the first President of the school.

Sister Mary has served on many community and church boards, and is currently serving on the Board of Trustees, St. Bernard School, Uncasville, Connecticut; Norwich Diocesan Ministries Evaluation Committee; Southern Connecticut Conference Athletic League and Mercy Secondary Education Association to name a few. Active in professional and community service organizations, Sister Mary currently serves as a Eucharistic Minister and as a member of the National Visioning Committee for Mercy Education.

Mrs. Kathleen R. Clancy has been actively involved with teaching and mentoring children since graduating from Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in Child Study and a minor concentration in English. Having attended Catholic schools, Mrs. Clancy knows first-hand the value of a Catholic education. After completing her Masters of Education, Special Education Learning Disabilities, in 1980 from Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island, her commitment to Catholic education led Mrs. Clancy to Saint Michael School in Pawcatuck, Connecticut where she served for thirty-four years in the positions of Kindergarten teacher, Assistant Principal and Interim Principal.

Dr. Edward Shine, Superintendent of Schools, knows first-hand the hard work and dedication that these three individuals have brought to our Catholic Schools… 

“Our colleagues have utilized their God-given talents to help mentor the children in the Diocese of Norwich and make our Catholic schools better institutions of learning. Combined they have close to 100 years of service in Catholic education. How fortunate for our young people to have such caring, talented and spiritual individuals as their educators.”

Since its inception in 2010, the Seton Scholarship Dinner has raised and distributed more than $177,000 for Catholic education. This year’s Seton Scholarship Dinner planning committee is hard at work to make the 6th Annual Dinner our most successful yet. Anyone who would like to purchase a sponsorship, program advertisement, donate an item to the raffle or purchase tickets, please contact Kathy Gaito, Stewardship Coordinator, Diocese of Norwich Office of Development at 860.886.1928 ext. 15 or kgaito@norwichdiocese.net.