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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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St. Patrick Cathedral School Team Rappels for a Cause: Special Olympics CT
In a heartwarming display of unity and support, the St. Patrick Cathedral School team recently descended from the heights of Mohegan Sun, not just for the thrill but for a noble cause. The team's mission was clear: raise funds for Special Olympics CT.   And raise they did! A remarkable $9754, falling just shy of the $1000 per person goal. To participate in the daring act of rappelling down the iconic venue, each team member needed to muster $1000, a target that they valiantly pursued. The sense of accomplishment and pride was palpable, as Special Olympics...

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Saint Bernard School and Mohegan Tribe Gather to Celebrate New Partnership
Officials from The Mohegan Tribe and Saint Bernard School gathered October 4th with local elected officials, community leaders, and supporters to mark a new chapter in the history of the Tribe and the school. The event celebrated a landmark partnership announced earlier this year which resulted in historically significant land being returned to the Mohegan Tribe and its members, while also ensuring Saint Bernard School remains operational and continues its mission of providing educational excellence to students.   Leadership from the school and the Tribe shared updat...

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A Prayer to Begin a School Year

Posted on August 24, 2023 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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