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Photo Gallery: Mass For Firefighters and EMS
Firefighters and EMS personnel from throughout the Diocese and beyond came to the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich Sunday, October 20, for the annual Mass for Firefighters and EMS.  Members of departments from Norwich, Danielson, Cromwell, Groton and elsewhere, including Rhode Island, att...

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November 3rd - Active and Retired Military Honored at Red, White & Blue Mass
DIOCESE OF NORWICH TO HONOR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN AND THOSE WHO HAVE DIED IN SERVICE TO THE COUNTRY. 28th Annual Red, White and Blue Mass Sunday, November 3, 10:15 a.m. Cathedral of Saint Patrick Norwich, CT The Annual Red, White and Blue Mass will take place Sunday morning, November 3r...

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Norwich, Mass, Catholic
Advocating for Life: 2019 CT Pro-Life Conference
Are you interested in learning how to effectively advocate for pro-life concerns in CT?   The CT Catholic Conference, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition- USA (www.epcc.ca), and Family Institute of CT are jointly sponsoring this event in collaboration with Pro-Life Ministry of the Archdioce...

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All Souls Prayer

Posted on October 24, 2019 in: Reflections

All Souls Prayer
November 2 is the Commemoration of All of the Faithful Departed, or All Souls. On this day, we pray that all those who have died— our loved ones, and also those people around the world who we will never meet— through the mercy of God, will rest in peace. Merciful Father, On this da...

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Silver and Gold Jubilee Anniversary Mass Coming Oct. 27
All couples married 25 & 50 years or celebrating any significant anniversary year are invited to attend a Silver and Gold Jubilee Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2 p.m. Come and renew your commitment to live your marriage in holiness in ...

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Meet the Catholic Chaplain to the Washington Nationals
By Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Oct 22, 2019 (CNA).- A professional baseball clubhouse might not be considered a particularly religious place today, but one chaplain says the Catholic priesthood is needed—and desired—as much as ever there. “When I walk in the [clubhouse], they...

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Treasures of the Church
Often times hidden, they can be found in the most unexpected places By Wayne Gignac Saint Lawrence, a deacon under Pope Sixtus II during the reign of the Emperor Valerian, was given three days by the Roman Prefect to bring to the imperial palace the treasures of the Church. Quickly Lawrence s...

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Legal Assisted Suicide Puts People with Disabilities at Risk, Report Finds
Oct-16-2019  Washington D.C. (CNA) - Leaders in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops applauded the National Council on Disability for its recent research on the risks of assisted suicide for people with disabilities. “Every suicide is a human tragedy, regardless of the age, incap...

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Catholicism: The Pivotal Players

Posted on October 17, 2019 in: Events

Catholicism: The Pivotal Players
The Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Gales Ferry presents CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players, a series of segments from Bishop Robert Barron’s DVD that explores saints, artists, mystics and scholars who helped shape the life of the Church and the course of Western civilization. There is no fee f...

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CT Catholic Men's Conference is This Saturday
Gratitude I am writing this during a very hectic week as we prepare for the Connecticut Catholic Men’s conference on Saturday, October 19, 2019.  It’s not too late to buy your ticket (click here).  And if it is necessary you can purchase one at the door.  Please be...

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Virtual Rosary Prayed Live Online Every Tuesday in October
October is the month of the Most Holy Rosary so the Office of Faith Events has put together a simple program to do a Group Rosary Virtually on Every Tuesday at 3pm.  It is a great opportunity for children and youth to learn the Rosary as a Community Online!  The first week will kick off on Tuesday, October 5th at 3pm.  We will do the first mystery of the Rosary and then the next mystery the following week.  By the end of the month, we will complete the 4 mysteries. In honor of 40 Days for Life, we will be offering a special Project Rachel Rosa...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on September 27, 2021 in: News

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Clergy Appointments
The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointments in the Diocese of Norwich   CLERGY APPOINTMENTS Reverend Francis Gilbert, from Parochial Vicar, The St. John Paul II Parish-Moodus and East Hampton, to Parochial Vicar, Divine Mercy Parish-Uncasville, Oakdale, and Quaker Hill. Effective: September 27, 2021. Rev. Msgr. Leszek T. Janik, from Vicar General for the Diocese of Norwich and Pastor, Sacred Heart Church, Norwichtown, to Vicar General for the Diocese of Norwich, Pastor, Sacred Hea...

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Willimantic Shelter in Need of Executive Director

Posted on September 30, 2021 in: News

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Willimantic Shelter in Need of Executive Director
The Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church seek a full-time Executive Director for Holy Family Home and Shelter in Willimantic CT, Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity, this 26-bed not-for-profit facility is funded by HUD, FEMA, and other grantors. "The successful applicant will be a powerful voice for the homeless, committed to faithful stewardship while developing community among a diverse population", Mother Marie Julie, SCMC said. "They must possess skills necessary for effective leadership and government grant writing."&...

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Couples Attend Special Mass to Celebrate the Enduring Sacrament of Marriage
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Robert Barron once said that, “in marriage we do not only administer the sacrament to each other, but we also become a sacrament.”  Loving husbands and wives married for 25, 50 and even 65 years joined hands with their spouse and renewed their sacramental commitment to each other before the Lord at the Diocese of Norwich Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, October 3. One of the four longest married couples at Sunday's Mass at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, ...

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Bishop's Column: Respect Life, Always

Posted on September 30, 2021 in: Reflections, ProLife

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Bishop's Column: Respect Life, Always
October 2021 Four County Catholic Respect Life, Always My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, October is Respect Life Month. The theme this year is Saint Joseph, Defender of Life. In this year of Saint Joseph, we recall how Joseph protected the infant Jesus and His mother Mary. In his apostolic letter, “With a Father’s Heart” our Holy Father, Pope Francis wrote, “God trusted Joseph, as did Mary, who found in him someone who would not only save her life but would always provide for her and her child.” Saint Joseph, through his devot...

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RSVP Today: Outreach to Haiti 35th Anniversary Celebration is November 8th
You are cordially invited to attend 35th Anniversary Celebration Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti Building a Legacy of Hope – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Monday, November 8, 2021 Mercy High School, Middletown, CT 5:30 Reception, Dinner, Silent Auction   Honorees: Most Reverend Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D. Ellen Flynn, RSM Reverend Gerald Kirby Mr. Daniel O’Sullivan And our Inaugural Works of Mercy Award to The Padre Pio Foundation   Reservations $75 per person or $50 per religious RSVP by Octo...

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