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Employment Opportunities in Education
There are several current job openings for educators in our diocese.  The positions are updated weekly so be sure to bookmark this page in your browser-  NorwichDiocese.org/Employment Here are a few of the positions that were recently posted. College Director of Library Services - Holy Apostles College & Seminary, Cromwell Elementary/Middle First Grade Teacher - Saint Joseph School, Baltic Middle School Math Teacher - Sacred Heart School, Taftville K-8 Physical Education K-8 Health Life Science-Grade 7 -- St. Joseph School, New ...

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From Ukraine to Uncasville: Ukrainian Seniors Share Their Journey at Saint Bernard School
“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.” — Jeremiah 29:11   Two years ago as Russia invaded their country, three Ukrainian high school students could hardly have imagined that the path God set for them would lead to a Catholic school in Uncasville, Connecticut — 4,750 miles away.  It is here, at Saint Bernard School, where the trio of international seniors whose story begins half a world away in war-torn Ukraine will take part in an especi...

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Students at St. Michael School Enjoy a Visit from Bishop Cote
Last week, St. Michael School in Pawcatuck welcomed a special visit from Bishop Cote and Superintendent Dr. Gail Kingston, bringing an enriching experience to our school community. The visit was a delightful opportunity for our students to engage with these esteemed guests and showcase their talents. During their time at St. Michael School, Bishop Cote and Dr. Kingston engaged in meaningful conversations with our students. Our young learners had the chance to pose insightful questions to Bishop Cote, showcasing their curiosity and eagerness to learn. Additionally, studen...

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A Surprise Guest Reads to the Students at St. Joseph in Baltic.
Last week, Bishop Cote and the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Gail Kingston had the pleasure of visiting St. Joseph School in Baltic. It was a heartwarming experience as they joined in the celebration of "Read Across America Month" by engaging with every class in the school. Bishop Cote's dedication to promoting literacy was evident as he took the time to read to each group of students. As a cherished tradition, this visit not only fostered a love for reading but also strengthened the bond between the school and the local community. If you're interested, h...

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'Male and female He created them'

Posted on February 12, 2024 in: School News

'Male and female He created them'
  You could hear a pin drop.     That is what I thought as I witnessed 185 teachers, administrators, priests and staff from the nine parochial elementary schools listen in rapt attention and deep concern as Theresa Farnan, PhD, described the confusion and sometimes the horrors inflicted on adolescents under the label of “gender-affirming care” in the public schools.   A fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center focusing on the challenges of gender ideology as part of the Person and Identity Project, she has co-author...

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A Call to Serve: Xavier Grad Making a Difference in the Community as a Firefighter
EJ Adametz ’17 is a firefighter in Waterbury. His journey from high school to his career is a testament to part of the core values that he learned at Xavier. He believes that the values of giving back to others and being a family are crucial in the fire service, and Xavier instilled these values in him. EJ recalls how he learned to show respect and be courteous to others from his teachers and administrators at Xavier. He carries these values with him every shift at work, where he and his fellow firefighters are called upon to help someone who may be having the wors...

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Catholic Education Celebrated at 13th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner
The fall foliage was radiant, and the sun was shining upon us as the 13th annual Seton Scholarship Dinner commenced on Nov. 5, 2023, at the Riverhouse in East Haddam. This year, we honored the commitment of those involved in our diocesan Catholic school system, while enjoying the melodious voices of the Sacred Heart School (Taftville) Choir as they filled the room singing “God Bless America” and “Panis Angelis.” We were also amazed by the wonderful essay written by Sacred Heart School student Maya Casaol, whose award-winning essay was titled “W...

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Saint Bernard School Named To AP School Honor Roll
College Board announced that Saint Bernard School has been named to the Advanced Placement® Program (AP®) School Honor Roll, earning Silver Distinction. The AP® School Honor Roll recognizes schools whose AP programs are delivering results for students while broadening access. Schools can earn this recognition annually based on criteria that reflect a commitment to increasing college-going culture, providing opportunities for students to earn college credit, and maximizing college readiness. Saint Bernard School had 54% of seniors who took at least one AP e...

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Relationship and Truth - Two Golden Threads of Campus Ministry in the Diocese of Norwich
A simple friendship can often serve as the spark that ignites a profound relationship with the Lord. It is in the warmth of a genuine connection with others that we sometimes discover the transformative power of faith. Through conversations, shared experiences and the unconditional support of friends, we are able to glimpse the presence of God in their lives, ultimately leading them down a path of deeper spiritual connection and a growing relationship with the Lord. Recently, I had the privilege of visiting the University of Connecticut for the annual "welcome back&...

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Gratitude for Son and Catholic Education Has Mom Going the Extra Mile
Nine years ago, Kate Terricciano’s son Anthony was born as a “micro preemie,” coming into this world at just one pound. “It really helped to turn to our faith, to get us through those first few months that were very touch and go,” Terricciano says. “That’s why our Catholic faith is so important to us, and that’s part of the reason why I send him to Catholic school.” When it comes to Catholic education, this Catholic mom says she has so much to be grateful for that she can’t help but volunteer for St. Luke Cat...

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