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What is an Annulment?

Posted on August 06, 2018 in: Events

What is an Annulment?
If you are a divorced Catholic who would like to know more about annulments or is considering beginning the annulment process but aren’t quite sure what it is or how to go about doing so, this informational workshop is for you. Join us: Thursday, September 13, 2018, 7-9 P.M. St. Bernard C...

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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 statement: “The accusations against Archbishop The...

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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&nb...

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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...

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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...

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Welcome to the Bereavement and Grief Support Page
Visit our Bereavement and Grief Support Page to Find a List of Resources and Articles to help you deal with grief.  

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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. Man...

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Disabilities Awareness Presentation

Posted on June 13, 2018 in: Events

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! ...

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Know Your Faith Game Show

Posted on June 13, 2018 in: Events

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 Ch...

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Enhancing Ministry with Technology

Posted on June 13, 2018 in: Events

Enhancing Ministry with Technology
August 28 - Christ the King, Old Lyme September 6 - Holy Family, Hebron September 18 - Saint Pius X, Middletown 7:00 - 8:15pm Help your ministry to be the most innovative it can be! Increase your attendance, plan times people are able to attend meetings, learn online programs for virtual ...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on April 05, 2024 in: Events, Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events   April 13 St Joseph Church Goods & Services Auction 5-8pm  St Joseph Church - Parish Hall, Rockville 5 00 PM to 8 00 PM $35K+ in Auction Value - 100+ Items - 50/50 CASH Raffle.  $20 In Person (includes / meal) or Virtual Bidding Available at https://onecau.se/st-joseph-2024-auction April 20 Awakening: How is the Holy Spirit at work in your life? Join us for a one day retreat designed to help deepen your faith! Saturday, April 20, 2024, 9-4 (lunch included) St. Mary Church Hall, Putnam *Rediscover God’s U...

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Oh Happy Day!

Posted on March 28, 2024 in: Reflections

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Oh Happy Day!
Some years ago, a Gospel song made the top 10 charts, it was called “Oh Happy Day.” The refrain of the song is, “Oh happy day, oh happy day, when Jesus washed my sins away.” The “happy day” is Good Friday, because that is the day when Jesus brings salvation to humanity by His Passion and death on the cross. But for Christians, there is an even happier day, the day when He is risen: Easter Sunday. As Catholic Christians, we are, of course, a people of the Eucharist, and a people of the living Word of God. But primarily, we are an Easter...

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The Shroud of Turin - The Most Holy Cloth

Posted on March 19, 2024 in: News

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The Shroud of Turin - The Most Holy Cloth
It is said to have been brought from the Mideast to Europe by the Knights Templar, and it is purportedly the most studied artifact in history. But the greatest claim made for this cloth is that it is the actual burial cloth of Christ, the Shroud of Turin. On the cloth can be seen a faint image of the corpse of a tortured man, with blood stains indicating wounds around the head, chest, arms, hands, and feet. The first photograph of the cloth was taken in 1898, and to everyone’s amazement, it revealed that the image was something akin to a photographic negative, whic...

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Here’s When Easter Officially Ends

Posted on April 04, 2024 in: News

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Here’s When Easter Officially Ends
Catholics recognize Easter — when Jesus Christ rose from the dead after sacrificing his life for all of humanity — as the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the spring equinox. But, as it turns out, they can continue saying “Happy Easter” into May or, in some years, into June. Easter lasts for a total of 50 days, from Easter Sunday until the feast of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles, Mary, and the first followers of Christ.  This year, 2024, Easter was on March 31 and runs until Pentecost Sunday, ...

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A Surprise Guest Reads to the Students at St. Joseph in Baltic.
Last week, Bishop Cote and the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Gail Kingston had the pleasure of visiting St. Joseph School in Baltic. It was a heartwarming experience as they joined in the celebration of "Read Across America Month" by engaging with every class in the school. Bishop Cote's dedication to promoting literacy was evident as he took the time to read to each group of students. As a cherished tradition, this visit not only fostered a love for reading but also strengthened the bond between the school and the local community. If you're interested, h...

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Sacred Oils, Sacred Vows - Chrism Mass 2024
"May your holy oil, O Lord, be blessed by You, for our sake" The annual Chrism Mass took place Tuesday morning, March 26th, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, continuing the celebration of Holy Week leading up to Easter.  The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Norwich, blessed the sacramental oils that will be used by parishes throughout the diocese in the coming year for baptism, confirmation, anointing of the sick and the ordination of priests.  In his homily, the Bishop remarked, "It is the c...

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