Home/Stay Informed/All Diocesan Articles

All Diocesan Articles

 

 

Seton Honorees Announced

Posted on June 09, 2022 in: School News, Catholic Foundation News

Seton Honorees Announced

A Catholic Education has had a great impact upon my life. Attending Catholic elementary, middle, and high school has provided me with a strong sense of community, the gift of life-long friendships and instilled the importance of volunteerism. I can remember many teachers throughout my Catholic education who had a profound influence on my life. I am sure we can all remember that one teacher who reached out to you when you needed support, stayed after school with you for extra help in Math or English, or simply complimented you on a report or test grade.

The commitment of those involved in our diocesan Catholic school education has been well known for years. Recognizing the exceptional work of our educators, in 2010 Bishop Cote established the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D. Award for Contributions to Catholic Education in the Diocese of Norwich. 

This annual award goes to three individuals who have made significant contributions to Catholic education in the Diocese of Norwich. The award ceremony takes place at the Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner. This year’s honorees are:

Amy Freeman, teacher, Mercy High School, Middletown

Mother M. Elaine Moorcroft S.C.M.C., principal, Saint John School, Old Saybrook,

Reverend Joseph Tito, administrator of Saint Joseph School, Baltic, and Sacred Heart School, Taftville; pastor, Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Church Baltic, Sacred Heart Church Taftville, and Saint Joseph Church, Occum

Amy Freeman has been an educator at Mercy High School for 35 years. During her career, she has taught a variety of different courses such as Spanish, French, English and creative writing. In addition to her teaching, she is the moderator of the French Honor Society, Breakfast Book Club, Japanese club and Mercy Students for Change.

Mother Elaine Moorcroft was born and raised in Glastonbury and attended Glastonbury Public Schools and Assumption Junior High School in Manchester, staffed by the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church. She entered the Sisters of Charity in January 1981 and professed her final vows in 1988. With a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s in math education, Catholic school administration and in theology, she has had the privilege of teaching elementary school for 16 years and serving as a Catholic school principal for 25 years, all within the Diocese of Norwich.

When asked what her greatest joy has been, she responded by saying, “Watching children, teachers and parents grow as persons of faith.” Mother Elaine is currently the principal of Saint John School, Old Saybrook.

Reverend Joseph Tito has been pastor at Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Church and administrator of Saint Joseph School, Baltic for 26 years. Saint Joseph School, Baltic is dedicated to helping families form children in heart, mind and soul. In addition, Reverend Tito also has served for the past five years as the pastor and administrator of Sacred Heart Church and School in Taftville. Sacred Heart School fosters Gospel values built upon the teachings of Jesus. Father Tito also has served as pastor at Saint Joseph Church, Occum for the past seven years.

The 12th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, at 4 p.m. at Saint Clements Castle & Marina, 1931 Portland-Cobalt Road, Portland, CT 06480. Sponsorship opportunities, program book ads and tickets are available for purchase by contacting Gina Foster, stewardship coordinator, Diocese of Norwich at gfoster@norwichdiocese.net or by calling the Office of Development at (860) 886-1928. All proceeds from the Seton Scholarship Dinner support our diocesan Catholic elementary school students. We really appreciate your generous support throughout the past 12 years and hope you can join us in celebrating Amy Freeman, Mother M. Elaine Moorecroft S.C.M.C and Reverend Joseph Tito.

By Gina Foster


Most Viewed Articles of the Last 30 Days

From the Superintendent's Desk: Mercy High School - A Strong Catholic Foundation
My dear friends, this month we focus the spotlight on another one of the outstanding educational institutions in the diocese, Mercy High School, in Middletown. Mercy High School in Middletown, Conn. provides young women in grades 9-12 a challenging college preparatory education with a strong foundation of Catholic teachings. Guided by the traditions and values of the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy High School promotes service, confidence, ethical leadership and respect. “Our students are encouraged to flourish individually, while remaining rooted in community,” n...

Read More

St. John School: Where Everybody is Somebody

Posted on September 17, 2022 in: School News

314

St. John School: Where Everybody is Somebody
My dear friends, this month we focus the spotlight on another one of the outstanding educational institutions in the diocese, St. John School, Old Saybrook. St. John Catholic School was founded in 1964-1972 and re-established in 1994. In 1999 a new wing was added to the school and the science lab was modernized in 2002-03.  The goal of Saint John School is to be Jesus to the world. By focusing on the commitment to both heart and mind, Saint John School sustains the traditional values of Catholic formation and community involvement. In addition to teaching the &ld...

Read More

schools
Backpacks for Back to School
Backpacks Containing School Supplies or Weekend Food Distributed throughout the Community I hope you all had a great summer and had the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine, a day at the shore, a fun family outing, or even journeyed to one of your favorite vacation spots.  My husband, daughter and I enjoyed lots of beach days and barbecues. Now that the fall is approaching, I am sure many of your children and grandchildren are getting so excited for that first day of school.  I remember shopping for school supplies with my mom, and picking out my favorite ba...

Read More

schools
Our Advertisers Support Our Ministries

Please Support Our Advertisers

 
Signup for Weekly Newsletter


    Recently Added Galleries
    Click to view album: Mass of Ordination  for Fr. Jacob Ramos
    Click to view album: Mass of Ordination for Father Lawrence Barile
    Click to view album: Palm Sunday
    Click to view album: Blessing of the Fleet
    Latest Articles
    Bishop's column: Go into the Whole World and Proclaim the Gospel
    We Can Help. Promise to Protect-Pledge to Heal
    From the Superintendent's Desk: Mercy High School - A Strong Catholic Foundation
    'Mass Confusion' Connects Youth, Families to the Eucharist
    40 Days for Life Begins with Mass
    The Peace of Saint Francis
    Exploring St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in New London
    Asking Questions Can Help Grow Our Relationship with Christ 

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich
    201 Broadway
    Norwich, CT 06360-4328
    Phone: 860-887-9294