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

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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New Date: Young Adult Mass With Bishop Cote
On Sunday, February 27, St. Thomas Aquinas in Storrs is delighted to host Bishop Michael Cote for the 4th Annual Diocesan Young Adult Mass & Reception. All young adults (ages 18-39, single and married) are invited and encouraged to attend. Young adults are welcome to invite friends to join us.  Mass with Bishop Cote will begin at 7 p.m. and following the liturgy there will be a social in the Catholic Center. For more information, please contact Liza Roach at lroach@norwichdiocese.net or call (860) 848-2237, ext. 305.  

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Register by Feb. 1: Marriage Enrichment Celebrates the Joy of Love
For Valentine’s Day this year, give your spouse the gift of your time and re-energize your marriage by attending a virtual marriage enrichment entitled The Joy of Love  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12. This enrichment will coincide with National Marriage Week, celebrated Feb. 7-14, and its theme “Marriage: Called to the Joy of Love.” Celebrate the joy of your love by focusing on the most important person in your life – your spouse. The enrichment is based on Chapter 4 of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love and ...

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Spiritual Book Study: The Ladder of the Beatitudes
Wednesdays January 10 to February 23, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:30 Sacred Heart on the Lake Retreat Center, 194 Candlewood Hill Rd., Higganum, CT. 06441 Facilitator: Sr. Patricia Cigrand Want to take a thought provoking journey? We all know that we are all called to be saints, but how do we approach this daunting task? Jesus gave us the map to sainthood in the beatitudes. While they sound beautiful in print they are challenging to live. Author Jim Forest gives us background on the beatitudes and explores these beatitudes individually by using example...

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Join the Virtual Book Club - Read and Discuss "Tobit's Dog"
Join us for the Diocesan Virtual Book Club Streaming Wednesday nights, January 26 to March 2, 2022, from 6:30- 8 PM We will be reading and discussing "Tobit’s Dog," by Michael Nicholas Richard This is the retelling of the biblical story of Tobit, set in North Carolina during the Depression. It brings life in surprising ways to the beloved Old Testament characters, including the important but often overlooked family dog. Our book club moderator will be Andrea Hoisl, Director of the Office of Faith Events Space is limited, for details and t...

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Register Today: Virtual Norwich Diocesan Women's Conference
Join us March 26, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to noon for the Virtual Norwich Diocesan Women’s Conference   TO REGISTER: Click Here (Link: https://bit.ly/2Laol7Y) Registration is $10.   Hear a special message from Bishop Cote, witness the naming of the 2022 Our Lady Queen of Hope Award recipient, and much more all from the comfort of your own home! The conference will last from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Our keynote speaker will be author,professor, and spiritual director Liz Kelly. Liz will present ideas from her latest book, "Love Like A Sai...

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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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