Ministries of the Diocese of Norwich gathered to spread the word about their good works at the annual Ministry Fair on May 15 at the Holiday Inn in Norwich. It was the first time an in-person fair was held since 2019 in Cromwell, due to COVID restrictions in 2020 and 2021. Although it was a smaller gathering this year, attendees said they were happy to be able to meet face to face again and learn about the functions and services of many ministries of the diocese.
In addition to tables and displays set up by each ministry, the fair featured a kids corner, where children could color or do other fun and engaging activities. Guests also helped themselves to a continental breakfast buffet.
Students in the schools of the diocese took part in an essay contest titled, “The Work of Christ Around Me,” and two winners read their essays at the Ministry Fair.
Raymond Edwards, in the fourth grade at Sacred Heart School Groton, won first place. Frankie Castellano, also in the fourth grade at Sacred Heart School Groton, rerceived an Honorable Mention.
Visitors also went home with some merchandise, thanks to a raffle in which each ministry table offered up its own, unique prizes.