Faith Events

Office of Faith Events

The Office of Faith Events assists the Diocese and its parishes, to bring high-quality supportive services and events that enable Catholics of all ages, especially youth, to know, practice and share their faith in a meaningful and purposeful way. The office encompasses Catholic Family Services, Catholic Scouting, Catechesis, C.Y.O. Sports, Evangelization, Faith Formation, RCIA, and Youth and Young Adult Ministries.

Upcoming Events

Saint Patrick Church in Mystic Hosts Oil Paintings on the Mysteries of the Rosary
I have spent most of my adult life as a teacher of Oil Painting, fine artist, and lecturer. I am reminded of the writings of Albert Pike “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others remains and is immortal.” So it is with Fine Art. Six years ago, at age 65 I decided to pursue a series of figurative canvases depicting the mysteries of the Rosary. An artist must bring to the canvas his own transferable forms of passion, not just illustration. To fulfill this requirement for the Annunciation panel I added to the narrative the offering o...

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Men's Virtual Faith Group - Brothers in Christ
Brothers in Christ is a Virtual Gathering of Men who will share faith, personal experiences, and discussion.  Every second Thursday of the month beginning on October 14th from 7pm – 7:45pm, Brothers of Christ will meet online.  If you are interested in developing fellowship and discipleship with other men devoted to Christ, then register by email Liza Roach at lroach@norwichdiocese.net or call (860)848-2237 ex. 305.  All Are Welcome!

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Take a Look at October Events Around the Diocese
  Saint Pius X Church Fair Saturday, October 16 - 10 AM – 3 PM. The Fair will feature our General Raffle as well as Arts and Crafts, Baked Goods, White Elephant, and Refreshments. It will also be the kickoff of the Church’s large prize raffle which will now be drawn on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Come join us for Fun and Fellowship as we Fall…Into the Holidays at the St. Pius X Church Fair, 310 Westfield St., Middletown. For more information, call 860-347-4441 during Friary Hours M – F 8:30  - 4:30. Virtual Rosaries T...

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Virtual Rosary Prayed Live Online Every Tuesday in October
October is the month of the Most Holy Rosary so the Office of Faith Events has put together a simple program to do a Group Rosary Virtually on Every Tuesday at 3pm.  It is a great opportunity for children and youth to learn the Rosary as a Community Online!  The first week will kick off on Tuesday, October 5th at 3pm.  We will do the first mystery of the Rosary and then the next mystery the following week.  By the end of the month, we will complete the 4 mysteries. In honor of 40 Days for Life, we will be offering a special Project Rachel Rosa...

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Prayer
Date, Honorees set for 11th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner
Now that many restrictions are being lifted in the State of Connecticut, we are so happy to announce that this year’s 11th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 4 p.m. at The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, located at 55 Bridge Road, Haddam. This is the new rescheduled date from 2020. The commitment of those involved in our Catholic school education in the diocese has been well known for years. Recognizing the exceptional work of our educators, in 2010, Bishop Cote established the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D. Award for ...

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Norwich
RSVP Today: Outreach to Haiti 35th Anniversary Celebration is November 8th
You are cordially invited to attend 35th Anniversary Celebration Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti Building a Legacy of Hope – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Monday, November 8, 2021 Mercy High School, Middletown, CT 5:30 Reception, Dinner, Silent Auction   Honorees: Most Reverend Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D. Ellen Flynn, RSM Reverend Gerald Kirby Mr. Daniel O’Sullivan And our Inaugural Works of Mercy Award to The Padre Pio Foundation   Reservations $75 per person or $50 per religious RSVP by Octo...

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Virtual Program Explores Mary’s Seven Sorrows
If you are seeking to find hope, strength and comfort from a loss, burden, trouble or sorrow, come take a walk with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and find a message of strength and support from a woman who transformed her heartache and sorrow into peace and hope. The Catholic Family Services office is offering a virtual seven-week program entitled A Journey with Mary Through Her Seven Sorrows. Each session will explore one of the Seven Sorrows of Mary’s life and the message of strength and encouragement each one contains. It is based on the book Your Sorrow is My Sorr...

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 Praying Your Goodbyes ~ Bereavement Day of Prayer
Invites you to a  ~ Bereavement Day of Prayer ~ The Diocesan Catholic Family Services Office is sponsoring a virtual workshop for the bereaved entitled: Praying Your Goodbyes on Saturday, November 13 from 10 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. It will include time for private reflection, prayer, and journaling and give participants suggestions on how to navigate the upcoming holidays and discover ways to grow through the experience of their loss. This is an online event and requires participants to have a computer and Internet service.  There is no cost, but registration ...

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The Gospel of Mark 6 Week Virtual Scripture Seminar
Join the Office of Faith Events for a Virtual Scripture Seminar  Discipleship and the Gospel of Saint Mark A Bible Study with Dr. Lisa M. Gulino  Dr. Gulino will guide participants through the pages of the Gospel of St. Mark.  The Gospel of Mark unfolds, within the context of Jesus' journey to Jerusalem, key characteristics of living as a disciple of Jesus. You will learn key tools to reading the Gospel of Mark.  The study of the Word of God is not enough, how do we pray with God's Word as well?  Each session will pre...

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OFE Staff

Andrea Hoisl

Office of Faith Events Director
faithevents@norwichdiocese.net
860-848-2237 x203

Liza Roach

Youth and Young Adult Minister
lroach@norwichdiocese.net
860-848-2237, x305

Marianne Nicholas

Office of Faith Events Administrative Assistant
manicholas@norwichdiocese.net
860-848-2237 x304

Mary-Jo McLaughlin

Catholic Family Services
MMcLaughlin@norwichdiocese.net
860-848-2237, x312

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