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Students Join Bishop Cote at St. Michael School Blessing
FCC News Desk Young students of Saint Michael School in Pawcatuck gathered on the front lawn of their 'new' building at the former West Broad Street School on September 15 as Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D., blessed the building with holy water and took part in a dedication for the new school year.  The bishop was joined by Father Dennis Perkins, pastor of St. Michael Church, and Deacon Jorge Escalona.  Over the summer, the school moved from its previous location on Liberty Street, across from Saint Michael Church, into its new home, which it is...

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Norwich, blessing, Catholic
Superintendent's Desk: We're Blessed to Be Able to Re-open Schools
My Dear Friends, The principals, head masters, deans, teachers and staff at all of the schools in the Diocese of Norwich are so excited and feel blessed to be able to re-open all the schools and deliver direct instruction to their students. The schools along with their committees have done a remarkable job creating and implementing their reopening plans while maneuvering through uncharted waters. Each committee addressed: Facilities, Daily Operations, Health Practices and Protocols uncharted designating an employee to serve as a COVID-19 Health and Safety, Complian...

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Norwich, Catholic, schools
Connecticut's Catholic Schools Are Ready
Message from Executive Director Catholic Schools Are Ready By Christopher Healy No matter your age, or whether you are single, married, or with or without children, there has been no other issue that has so transfixed our society than the safe return of children to a regular, in-class education. For the majority of parents who send their children to a public school, the issue is whether they are able to put their kids on a school bus with a sense of confidence that some form of learning can occur safely and without interruption. To that end, Connecticut&rsqu...

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Ministry Fair Essay Winners Announced
Before this year’s Ministry Fair was cancelled due to the pandemic, the Office of Development held a contest for 4th and 5th grade students, requiring the submission of an essay entitled, “The Work of Christ Being Done Around Me.” We were so thrilled to receive many excellent essays. The first-place winner, Aedin DiGiacomo, a 5th grader at Saint Patrick Cathedral School, wrote the following:   The Work of Christ Being Done Around Me By Aedin DiGiacomo Students in my school are doing kind things and bringing in food from their homes to people...

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Xavier Student Activities Council President Has Many Goals
Ryan Solomon, elected Student Activities Council president for the 2020-2021 school year, has no shortage of ideas. His job is to work with the SAC board, SAC moderator, administration and faculty to coordinate activities for the student body and generate enthusiasm. He’s ready. “I wanted to become SAC president because I love Xavier and I want to make it better than it already is,” Solomon said. “I am more than excited to take on this new challenge. As president, I hope to institute student section contests and prizes, hold social media r...

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Norwich, Catholic, School
Knights of Columbus Present 2020 College Scholarships
The Knights of Columbus Belltown Council 6190 was pleased to present our two 2020 college scholarships of $1,000 each to Katie Zimmer, daughter of Lynn and Michael Zimmer, and Joseph Marcin, son of Jeanine and John Marcin. Katie will be attending Fairfield University with a major in nursing. Joseph will be attending Fordham University majoring in biology with a focus on pre-med.  This year the competition was very close, and the council decided to also award two runners up with scholarships of $500 each. Lauren Annelli, daughter of Susan and Christopher Annelli, wil...

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Norwich, Catholic
Saint Bernard School Online Summer Studies Program
Saint Bernard School launched a new online studies program to encourage students to stay engaged with learning and stay connected to the school during the summer. The program allowed students to enroll in online courses for credit and as academic enrichment and was open to current Saint Bernard students and middle school or high schoolaged students interested in participating. The virtual classes were taught in realtime to resemble the look and feel of a classroom. “We recognized a need in our own school and the region for students to stay connected to each othe...

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Saint, School
A Notice About the New School Year
We at the Diocese of Norwich School Office hope you are enjoying your summer. The diocese has made the decision to open schools for the 2020/2021 school year. The decision was made taking into consideration current information and guidance given to us by the Connecticut State Department of Education. Each of our schools will be taking every reasonable precaution possible to ensure the safety of all students, faculty and staff. Due to their smaller populations in comparison to most public-school systems, our Catholic schools are uniquely able to implement the recommendati...

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Norwich, Catholic, schools
St. Bernard Holds Online Summer Studies Program
Saint Bernard School launched a new online studies program to encourage students to stay engaged with learning and stay connected to the school during the summer. The program allowed students to enroll in online courses for credit and as academic enrichment, and was open to current Saint Bernard students and middle school or high school-aged students interested in participating. The virtual classes were taught in real-time to resemble the look and feel of a classroom.  “We recognized a need in our own school and the region for students to stay connected to ...

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Mercy High School Holds Virtual Graduation
In May, seniors at Mercy High School held unique commencement exercises for the graduating Class of 2020.  It featured a drive-through ceremony and family photo opportunities, as well as pre-recorded speeches from the valedictorians and salutatorian. Everything was later combined into a video for the graduates and families to share.  Mercy grads Liz Malaquias Malczon ‘90 with her two daughters next to her; Caitlin graduated in 2018 and Abby (Abigail) 2020. The women, along with husband and father Gregory, live in Cromwell. ...

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