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An Autumn Journey

Posted on October 12, 2021 in: School News, ACA

An Autumn Journey
With the arrival of Autumn, I hope that you get to visit your favorite farm or orchard, enjoy a piece of warm apple cobbler and sip your favorite pumpkin-spiced coffee. Whether it’s the start of a new school year, a new job or perhaps a residential move, autumn can bring many changes. A journey can be defined as any course or passage from one stage or experience to another. As “One Faith, One Family,” we pray for the members of our diocese and for our Catholic school students as they continue their journey to grow in Christ’s love as the school ye...

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Superintendent's Letter: Faith, Respect & Love Help Students Excel at St. John School
My Dear Friends,  I have new and exciting news to share with all of you. Each month we will highlight one of the outstanding educational institutions in the Diocese of Norwich. For this month’s issue it is St. John’s School in Old Saybrook.  At St. John School, an environment of faith, respect, and love helps students excel.  Selecting a school for your son or daughter is a very important decision. This choice can sometimes be the key factor which helps your child become confident, successful and happy in school and life. The more than 11...

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Student Essays of Our Lady’s Approved Apparitions
Student Essays of Our Lady’s Approved Apparitions In Honor of the Centennial Celebration of the Legion of Mary OUR LADY OF BEAURAING is very important to us.  On the evening of November 29, 1932, five children, fun-loving, mischievous playmates, ranging from 15-19 were walking toward the railway viaduct in the Vallon part of Belgium in the simple and quiet village of Beauraing.  Suddenly one of them exclaimed that there was a bright light moving at the viaduct.  First they thought of the lights of a moving car.  Very soon, however, they discov...

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Saint Bernard School Welcomes Students for New Year
The first day of Saint Bernard School's 2021-2022 school year on Aug. 30 was a great success.   Below are some photos from the first day.    Prayers to the students, faculty and staff for a healthy, educational and inspirational year.  

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More Employment Opportunities in Education
It's that time of year - back to school for teachers and support staff. There are a few positions that have not been filled - See the link below.     There are a number of schools in the diocese that are looking for teachers and administrators.    Openings are posted weekly. NorwichDiocese.org/Employment.   Bookmark the site and check back often.   Please share with educators that you know.

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A Prayer to Begin a School Year

Posted on August 16, 2021 in: School News

A Prayer to Begin a School Year
Blessed are you, Lord God, Creator of body and mind and heart; you have sent the Spirit of wisdom and knowledge to guide your people in all their ways. At the beginning of this new school year, we implore your mercy: bless the students, teachers, and staff, 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 fait...

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Xavier Students Have 'Awesome Opportunity' to Serve
On a rainy Monday morning in June, 25 Xavier High School students departed for Camden, N.J., for a weeklong service trip. There were 10 rising seniors, five rising juniors and 10 rising sophomores. Last year Xavier could not take this trip due to COVID precautions. Service is a hallmark of the Xavier experience, and what is seen and experienced on a trip such as this -- ranging from the plight of people to bonding with fellow students -- is not soon forgotten. This year Xavier asked a few of the participants to share their feelings for social media. This prayer from Sam ...

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Superintendent's Letter: Each of Us is Truly God's Work of Art
“The influence of a Catholic educator depends more on what he or she is as a person and the way he or she lives than what they say, and therefore need their own solid formation to prepare for giving witness to the faith.” Pope Francis   My Dear Friends, I write to you humbled and with enormous gratitude that Bishop Cote has appointed me to the position of Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Norwich.  I have been a school administrator for over 30 years, in the state of CT, as well as a teacher of students with multiple disabi...

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Two St. Bernard Senior's Recognized as 2021 CAS-CIAC Scholar-Athletes
Serena Britner and Ryan Proulx, seniors at Saint Bernard School, have been recognized as 2021 CAS-CIAC Scholar-Athletes!  The Scholar-Athlete Program annually recognizes two high school seniors from each member high school whose academic and athletic careers have been exemplary, whose personal standards and achievements are a model to others, and who possess high levels of integrity, self-discipline and courage. The Scholar-Athlete awards banquet is normally held at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington each May. Last year and this year the event was virtual one.

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Diocese Names New Superintendent of Schools
On behalf of Bishop Cote, I would like to extend our gratitude to Dr. George Milot who has served as Superintendent of Schools, ad interim throughout the past year. As we are all aware, this has been an unusual and challenging year for our schools. The Diocese and our Diocesan Schools are deeply grateful to Dr. Milot for agreeing to come out of retirement in order to provide educational leadership as they navigated the nuances and difficulties of educating our young people in the midst of a pandemic. It is due in no small part to his expertise, guidance, and calm demeanor, ...

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