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From the Superintendent's Desk: Mercy High School - A Strong Catholic Foundation
My dear friends, this month we focus the spotlight on another one of the outstanding educational institutions in the diocese, Mercy High School, in Middletown. Mercy High School in Middletown, Conn. provides young women in grades 9-12 a challenging college preparatory education with a strong foundation of Catholic teachings. Guided by the traditions and values of the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy High School promotes service, confidence, ethical leadership and respect. “Our students are encouraged to flourish individually, while remaining rooted in community,” n...

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St. John School: Where Everybody is Somebody
My dear friends, this month we focus the spotlight on another one of the outstanding educational institutions in the diocese, St. John School, Old Saybrook. St. John Catholic School was founded in 1964-1972 and re-established in 1994. In 1999 a new wing was added to the school and the science lab was modernized in 2002-03.  The goal of Saint John School is to be Jesus to the world. By focusing on the commitment to both heart and mind, Saint John School sustains the traditional values of Catholic formation and community involvement. In addition to teaching the &ld...

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Backpacks for Back to School
Backpacks Containing School Supplies or Weekend Food Distributed throughout the Community I hope you all had a great summer and had the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine, a day at the shore, a fun family outing, or even journeyed to one of your favorite vacation spots.  My husband, daughter and I enjoyed lots of beach days and barbecues. Now that the fall is approaching, I am sure many of your children and grandchildren are getting so excited for that first day of school.  I remember shopping for school supplies with my mom, and picking out my favorite ba...

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Prayer To Begin A School Year

Posted on September 01, 2022 in: School News

Prayer To Begin A School Year
Prayer to Begin a New School Year Dear God, at the beginning of this new school year we implore Your mercy: bless the students, teachers, and staff throughout the Diocese of Norwich that together we may grow in faith, hope, and love as we learn from You and each other how to follow Your Son, Jesus. Expand the horizons of our minds, that we may grow in wisdom, understanding, and knowledge; deepen our commitment to seek the truth of Your ways; and enliven our faith to reach out to those in need. Amen   Photo credit: Elizabeth Lawrence, S...

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St. Bernard School Welcomes Ukrainian Students
Saint Bernard School will open its doors to seven Ukrainian students for the 2022-23 school year, which begins Sept. 6. Apex International Partners (AIEP) partnered with the school in Uncasville to assist the high school students in continuing their studies in the United States as their home country continues to fight off a Russian invasion. “Saint Bernard has long engaged in the mission of helping the less fortunate. While the war in Ukraine is one of many crises in the world today, the opportunity to help children who have escaped from war continue their ...

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To Walk in Their Footsteps: Honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy
As the final bell sounds at the end of a long school day, a committee of faculty, staff and administration gather to pray. They are dubbed the “Mercy Circle” in collective spirit of keeping the mission of the Sisters of Mercy thriving within their community. Several months later, after much discussion and collaborative efforts, they are prepared to host a celebration honoring the arrival of the Sisters in Mercy in Middletown, Connecticut from their home of Ennis, Ireland, which occurred 150 years ago.  Who were these remarkable women and what is their st...

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Another Outstanding Diocesan School
My dear friends, this month we focus the spotlight on another one of the outstanding educational institutions in the diocese – Sacred Heart School in Groton. Our Sacred Heart School community exists for the purpose of guiding all of its students, recognizing their unique learning styles and abilities, toward Catholic faith-based values and morals, academic excellence, creative expression, responsible citizenship and physical and social development. Sacred Heart School provides a steadfast foundation for the continuing growth of each individual, keeping Jesus at ...

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The Positive Impact of a Catholic Education
A Catholic Education has had such a positive impact on my life. Attending Catholic elementary, middle and high schools has provided me with a strong sense of community, the gift of life-long friendships and instilled the importance of volunteerism.  I can remember many teachers throughout my Catholic education who had a profound influence on my life. I am sure we can all remember that one teacher who reached out to you when you needed support, stayed after school with you for extra help in math or English, or simply complimented you on a report well done or a good t...

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Catholic Charities is Holding a School Supply Drive
Catholic Charities is holding a School Supply drive to help struggling families as they prepare to send their children back to school. You can help by picking up extra items as you shop, and bringing them to any of our four locations in Norwich, New London, Willimantic, and Middletown. Or you can make an online donation by visiting ccfsn.org/Donate/Donate-Now    By working together, we can help those most vulnerable in our community. On behalf of those we serve, Thank you!

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New Employment Opportunities in the Diocese of Norwich
Looking for a job? There are more than a dozen open positions listed on our website. Here are just a few of the opportunities.  More are being added weekly. Bookmark the link below NorwichDiocese.org/Employment.       Be sure to keep the link to NorwichDiocese.org/Employment handy

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