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9th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner by: Kathy Gaito The tradition of celebrating Catholic education in the Diocese of Norwich continues this year with the 9th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner.  The Seton Dinner will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 4:00pm at the Mystic Marriott Hotel, 625 North Road, Groton, Connectic...

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The U.S. bishops urge our participation each Friday in a nationwide Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life, August 3–September 28. Participants will receive weekly email or text reminders to pray and fast, along with little-known facts about Roe v. Wade to share with others. Sign up at www.usccb.org/pray!

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All couples married 25 & 50 years, or celebrating a significant anniversary, are invited to attend this year’s Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass Celebrated by Bishop Michael R. Cote Sunday, October 21, 2018, at 2 P.M. Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Norwich   Come and share your witness of endurin...

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What is an Annulment?
If you are a divorced Catholic who would like to know more about annulments or is considering beginning the annulment process but aren’t quite sure what it is or how to go about doing so, this informational workshop is for you. Join us: Thursday, September 13, 2018, 7-9 P.M. St. Bernard Church Hall 25 St. Bernard’s Terra...

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WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement noting the steps the U.S. Bishops Conference will take in addressing the failures of the Church in protecting the people of God. Cardinal DiNardo’s full...

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Humanae Vitae- The Timeless Teaching from the Church on Marital Love
July 25, 2018 marked the Fiftieth Anniversary of Blessed Paul VI's landmark encyclical Humanae Vitae. Written in a turbulent era, the encyclical was prophetic in what it stated about human sexuality and the transmission of life. The document is counter-cultural and it is a treasure. It is a teaching full of ho...

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NDCCW Choose Keynote Speaker for Convention
Sister Elissa Rinere, C.P.,J.C.D. Chancellor of the Diocese of Norwich will be the Keynote Speaker at 2018 Convention Sister Elissa Rinere, C.P. is a member of the Sisters of the Cross and Passion.  She is originally from New York City, but has lived most of her religious life in New England.  In addition to an M.A. i...

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Bishop Ordains Three Permanent Deacons
In Service to the Church     Article by Edyta Wolk Photos by Marie Wynn On July 14 at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, three men were ordained to the order of the permanent diaconate. Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D. welcomed candidates Dan D’Amelio, Bryan Jones, and Kim Thompson, as well as their wives and fa...

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Francis J. Gilbert Ordained to the Priesthood
Laborer for the Vineyard Article by Edyta Wolk Photos by Wayne Gignac Family, friends, and Catholics from around the Diocese of Norwich joyfully celebrated as Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D. ordained Francis John Gilbert to the holy priesthood on June 30 at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick. Many gathered for the momentous occasion, a...

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Disabilities Awareness Presentation
Sponsored and paid for by the One Heart Ministry, Diocese of Norwich. A fun and interactive presentation for Elementary School Children Speaker: Ian Coyne- college sophomore How to be aware of differences (disabilities) in others – whether visible or not and celebrating them! Now scheduling for Mondays and Wednesda...

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Know Your Faith Game Show
We are looking for two parishes, who will be attending Youth Explosion in November, to compete for the title of… Parish Youth Champions 2018 for the Diocese of Norwich. The teams will be made up of 5 youth (ages 12-18) who are prepared to answer random questions about the Catholic Church and faith. There will be an este...

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Enhancing Ministry with Technology
August 28 - Christ the King, Old Lyme September 6 - Holy Family, Hebron September 18 - Saint Pius X, Middleton 7:00 - 8:15pm Help your ministry to be the most innovative it can be! Increase your attendance, plan times people are able to attend meetings, learn online programs for virtual meetings or sending texts, find new sites...

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World Youth Day Panama
JANUARY 21- 28, 2019 Join us at the next World Youth Day in Panama! Ages 21+ / Cost $2895 / Spaces available  Double Occupancy (with En-Suite) in beautiful Hotel in Panama City Contact Liza at the Office of Faith Events: lroach@norwichdiocese.net DIOCESE OF NORWICH YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY 

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Graduation 2018
100% of the Mercy High School Class of 2018 accepted to go on to higher education “There is not a part of society where Mercy women don’t exert their influence and bring about change.”  Sister Mary A. McCarthy, RSM, President, Mercy High School “We have learned from each other how to fearlessly be ou...

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Memorial Day 2018
We Remember “In this sacred space we honor our military men and women with this Votive Mass for the Preservation and Protection of Peace and Justice. Those who defend our country and defend our freedoms do so not to be aggressive but to protect our freedoms and justice. May all who have fought for our freedoms know the rewards of...

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