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Church Craft Fairs & Bazaars

Posted on December 01, 2023 in: Events, Around the Diocese

Church Craft Fairs & Bazaars

Discover an array of unique and handcrafted gifts at one of the many fairs happening throughout the Diocese.

Each one is unique and showcases the talents of local artisans, offering everything from beautifully crafted ornaments and decorations to delectable holiday treats. You'll also find a wide selection of hand-knit scarves, cozy winter wear, and stunning jewelry – perfect for finding that special something for your loved ones or treating yourself.

Your presence makes our holiday season brighter, and your support of our churches helps us spread love and warmth during this time of preparation for the upcoming Christmas season. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, Dec 16

Cookie Sale and Basket Raffle
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Our Lady of La Salette, Brooklyn

Join us for our fabulous annual Cookie Sale and Basket Raffle from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 16th!  This annual event sells out quickly, so you'll want to make sure to get here early.


Christmas Cookie Sale
9 a.m. to 12 p.m., St. Mark Church, Westbrook 

Decorated, wrapped plates of half-dozen assorted, home-baked cookies will be sold. Also a small selection of Haitian crafts. Proceeds benefit the church's twin parish in Haiti.   


Sunday, Dec 17

Journey to Bethlehem ... A Nativity Display
3 p.m. to 5 p.m., St. Matthias Church, East Lyme
A display of various Nativities hosted by St. John XXIII Catholic Community; Light refreshments; Proceeds from a free-will offering will benefit St. Vincent de Paul Place, Norwich 


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Posted on July 07, 2024 in: Events, Around the Diocese


Annual Blessing of the Fleet Returns to Stonington Borough
As Stonington has done for over 60 years, the St. Mary community will celebrate the annual Blessing of the Fleet. This is to honor present and past commercial fishermen, lobstermen and their families. The traditional celebration returns this year. THURSDAY, July 25 at 6 p.m.: The 2024 Blessing of the Fleet 5K Race is an in-person timed race through historic Stonington Borough. The certified course starts and ends at the Town Dock, 1 High Street, Stonington. You can also choose to register for a non-competitive 2-mile walk. Register today:

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Healing Masses -Suspended Until Further Notice
The monthly Healing Masses that take place every third Sunday of the month at Holy Family Church in Hebron/Amston, are suspended until further notice, due to circumstances beyond our control. We apologize for any inconvenience. -Office of Faith Events

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Save the Date: NDCCW's Day of Reflection is Sept. 14
THE NORWICH DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN PRESENTS A DAY OF REFLECTION SAVE THE DATE! FOOD FOR THE SOUL III Celebrating the Eucharistic Revival SPEAKER: Susan Conroy SEPTEMBER 14, 2024 ST. MARY’S - GROTON, CT Join us for an inspiring day dedicated to spiritual nourishment and reflection. Mark your calendars and prepare to deepen your faith with thought-provoking discussions and enriching fellowship.

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