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Ride to Rebuild 2019 Visits St. Patrick School Students in Norwich
  FCC News Desk A small team from Outreach to Haiti is taking part in a five-day, 337-mile bike ride, touching five of the six New England states and climbing more than 13,000 feet.  The ride started Monday, Sept. 16, and its purpose is to raise awareness and funds to support the mission in Haiti. On the morning of Sept. 19, the riders visited the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, and were greeted by students from St. Patrick Cathedral School. Joining them were the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich and Outreach to Haiti Execu...

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Haiti
Conclusions of V Encuentro to Be Presented to Pope Francis
  Archbishop Gomez to present conclusions of V Encuentro to Pope Francis By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Sep 17, 2019 / 11:19 am (CNA).- A delegation from the U.S., including Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, will present the conclusions and proceedings of the National V Encuentro of Hispanic and Latino Ministry to Pope Francis Wednesday. The Encuentro was a September 2018 meeting of around 3,000 Hispanic and Latino Catholics on issues such as the accompaniment of immigrants, access to higher education, lay leadership formation, community outreach, an...

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CNA, VEncuentro, ArchbishopGomez
Accompanying our Youth on Their Faith Journey
New Curriculum Involves Accompanying Our Youth by Andrea Hoisl  “Walking with our youth in faith is dependent upon our trust in the Holy Spirit – trusting that it will take us where we need to go – closer to Christ,” said Fr. Frank Donio, director of the Catholic Apostolate Center in Washington, D.C.,  at a recent presentation to catechists, catechetical leaders and parents in the diocese.  Here is the complete video of Fr. Donio's Talk- Accompanying our Youth on their Faith Journey The topic of Fr. Donio&r...

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Fr.FrankDonio, Curriculum, FaithSparks, HolyFamily
Blue Mass to Honor Law Enforcement Personnel
The Diocese of Norwich's 29th annual Blue Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Patrick on Sunday, September 22, at 10:15 a.m., for law enforcement personnel and their families. The Mass honors all federal, state and local law enforcement officers, such as police and state troopers, who are both active duty and retired.

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Father Francis Xavier McMahon, S.S.E., May 18, 1925 -- Sept. 15, 2019
Townshend, Vt. - Father Francis Xavier McMahon, S.S.E., died Sept. 15, 2019, in Townshend, Vt. Father McMahon was born in Bronx, N.Y. May 18, 1925, the son of Francis Patrick McMahon and Teresa McCrea McMahon. After service in the United States Army Air Forces from 1943 to 1945 he attended Saint Michael's College, Winooski Park, Vt., graduating in 1949. He professed his first vows in the Society of Saint Edmund Oct. 20, 1950, and was ordained to the priesthood June 5, 1954. Father McMahon's assignments in the Society of Saint Edmund were as Secretary to the Super...

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Women Of Influence, Doctors of the Church

Posted on September 13, 2019 in: Events

Women Of Influence, Doctors of the Church
Throughout history, only four women have been given the title “Doctor of the Church” St. Hildegard of Bingen St. Catherine of Siena St. Teresa of Avila St. Therese of Lisieux Women of Influence October 10, 2019 - 7:00-8:30 pm St. Andrew Church Hall, Colchester   Sr. Elissa Rinere,C.P.,J.C.D. will present the life and times of these four great women, what they wrote, prayed and preached, and how each was and is a woman of influence.   RSVP by OCTOBER 7TH Office of Faith Events 860-848-2237, ext. 304 or ma...

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Doctors, WomenofInfluence, Saints, Avila, Lisieux
Everyday Blessings Recognize God’s Gifts to Us
By Andrea Hoisl Blessings are words that express gratitude for something or show God’s favor. What does the word “bless” actually mean? In Hebrew, the root means “to increase” or “bring down Divine abundance.” So if I bless you, I am asking God to increase your well-being, happiness, or circumstances – in essence, to give you more of Himself. In a world where there is so much going on, we often forget to take time to recognize and acknowledge the many blessings in our lives. Those can include the times when God has given...

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40 Days For Life - Why We Do It! - A Reflection
Here we are - peacefully praying and fasting for 40 Days - for Life! Started by some college students – young people – that knew ‘taking life’ was wrong. Young people – who started this prayer vigil –  to pray and fast for what is right – and stand up against – what is evil. Answering a call from God to defend the innocent unborn and build a better world. Here we are – in the greatest nation in the world – and we have so many thinking they know better than God. So many who justif...

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Pro-Life, Norwich, 40DaysNorwich, 40DaysforLife
Executive Director of the Connecticut Catholic Conference, Takes Issue with Planned Parenthood of CT
Chris Healy, Executive Director of the Connecticut Catholic Conference, takes issue with Planned Parenthood of CT attempt to get taxpayers to pay for more abortions after it declined federal money. Listen Here     Connecticut Planned Parenthood Rejects Federal Title X Family Planning Funds The Trump administration’s new regulations concerning Title X funding has resulted in Planned Parenthood organizations nationwide, including in Connecticut, to refuse to accept any further Title X funds. Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (...

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Pope John Paul II Grieved with America and the World on 9/11
FCC News Desk As three airliners smashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001, Joaquín Navarro-Valls, at the time the director of the Vatican press office, delivered the news to Pope John Paul II. "I remember that terrible afternoon as if it were yesterday. I called the Pope, who was at Castel Gandolfo, I gave him the news. He was shocked not only by the tragedy itself, but also because he could not explain how man could achieve this abyss of evil..." he recalled in a 2011 ...

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Pope, John, Paul, 9/11
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