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.

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Andrea D. Hoisl, ext 203 
Phone: 860-848-2237

Administrative Assistant:
Marianne NIcholas, ext 304
Phone: 860-848-2237 

Catholic Family Services:
Mary-Jo McLaughlin
Phone: 860-848-2237, ext. 312

Youth and Young Adult Minister:
Liza Roach
Phone: 860-848-2237, ext. 305

Deacon Dan D'Amelio

Catholic Scouting Representative:
Pamela Plasse
Phone: 860-848-2237 ext 311


Bishop Flanagan Ministry Center
199 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360 
Phone: 860-848-2237 
Fax: 860-848-2816

Hope & Faith

Week 7

This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Mary-Jo McLaughlin, Coordinator of Catholic Family Services in the Office of Faith Events speaks about taking time to listen to the Lord even during these challenging times.

Week 6

This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Marianne Nicholas –Administrative Assistant to the Faith Events, speaks about Hope.  The Good News is the where we should turn  to read the words of Christ in difficult times

Week 5

This week on Hope and Faith series we are joined by national Youth speaker Mike Patin.  Mike ponders during these "stay at home" days, the question and anticipation of "when" can be tough. Maybe the invitation and reminder of "while" is a better word on which to focus.

Week 4

This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Andrea Hoisl –Director of the Office of Faith Events, speaks about the Beatitudes in light of the Coronavirus.   Andrea reminds us how each of us is fulfilling the call of the Gospel during this difficult Pandemic. 


Week 3

This week on Hope and Faith series is joined by national Youth speaker Robert Feduccia.  Robert reflects on what God wants us to focus on each day and to have ultimate trust in Him during this Pandemic. 


Week 2

This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Mary-Jo McLaughlin -Coordinator of Catholic Family Services in the Office of Faith Events, speaks about not despairing but finding our Hope in Jesus.  We are not in darkness when Jesus is our light.


Week 1

As the Lenten Series has ended, the Office of Faith Events has decided to continue weekly videos focused on Hope and Faith during the Pandemic.  This week, Liza Roach, Youth and Young Adult Minister for the Diocese of Norwich, kicks off the series during Holy Week speaking about the numerous times we hear "Be Not Afraid" in the Bible.  She ponders; How does this message apply to our lives in the time of the pandemic?

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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich
    201 Broadway
    Norwich, CT 06360-4328
    Phone: 860-887-9294