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National Council of Catholic Women Convention Six women from the Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women attended the 98th Annual Convention of the National Council of Catholic Women.  They joined with more than 500 women and 42 priests from throughout the United States in Pittsburgh, PA from August 29-September 1, 2018.  ...

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MASS OF REMEMBRANCE – The Annual Diocesan Mass of Remembrance to honor children who have died from stillbirths, miscarriages or abortions, whether recently or years ago, will take place Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Christ the King Church, 1 McCurdy Rd., Old Lyme, CT. The Mass of Remembrance is an opportunity for family members to...

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Catholic Funeral Workshop-November 3rd
Register Now! Catholic Funerals Rites, Cremation, Planning, Pre-planning, Cemetery Policies Sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Worship SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018 St. Matthew Parish Hall 111 Tolland Green Tolland, CT  06084 Click Here for a Registration Form Registration begins at 9:00 Program from 9:30 &ndash...

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If you are seeking to find hope, strength and comfort from a loss, burden or sorrow, join us for A Journey with Mary Through Her Seven Sorrows, a seven-week program sponsored by the Catholic Family Services Office. The program will explore each of the seven sorrows of Mary’s life and the message of strength and encouragement each on...

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Bishop Addresses Recent Events in Pastoral Letter
Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D. addressed parishioners throughout the Diocese in a pastoral letter read and/or distributed at all masses this weekend.  See letter below and links to the Office for Safe Environments Statement and webpage.   August 21, 2018   My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We are, ...

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A Celebration of Current and Past Leaders of Catholic Education
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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 Wedding Anniversary Mass
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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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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