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It's Not too Late to Enrich Your Marriage & Learn to Love More Deeply
Connecticut 2019 Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend - Register Today! The weekend is designed to help married couples communicate more intimately with one another in order to deepen and enrich their relationship. The weekend is free from everyday routines, distractions and tensions. An atmos...

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Marriage Encounter, Worldwide Marriage Encounter, Love, Marriage, Retreat, Catholic
Creative Children Enhance the Pontifical Mass Reception
By Andrea Hoisl The Pontifical Mass for the Partnership on Disability had a few hundred extra members on the planning committee this year!  The students at St. Joseph School in North Grosvenordale played an active role in the Mass as well as the reception. A member of the seventh-grade cl...

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Norwich, Mass, Catholic, schools

OFF TO A GREAT START !

Posted on October 04, 2019 in: 40DaysForLife, ProLife

OFF TO A GREAT START !
Thanks to a number of parishes and churches, and hard-working pro-life reps, we began our 40 Days For Life campaign with a great turnout. Following the kick-off Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, prayer warriors were out and about at 12 Case St. early the next morning. Even though we di...

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40DaysforLife, ProLife, 40DaysNorwich, 40DaysforLife
Saint Joseph School Golf Tournament A Big Success
FCC News Desk St. Joseph School in North Grosvenordale recently held its sixth annual Julia Marcoux Memorial Golf Tournament at CT National in Putnam on Thursday, October 3. With prayers and divine intervention, the skies stayed rain-free throughout the tournament, allowing for the appr...

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St. Joseph, School, golf, fundraiser
Annual Blue Mass Draws Police From Many Departments
  Monsignor Robert J. Romano Video Homily    By Ryan Blessing Photos by Annette Hanrahan The Reverend Monsignor Robert J. Romano was at Ground Zero in New York City on a daily basis, ministering to the needs of police off...

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Norwich, Mass
Pets to Be Blessed at Special Events this Weekend
FCC News Desk In honor of the Feast of St. Francis, (Friday, October 4) a lover of all creatures, a Blessing of Pets will take place at two special events in the diocese this weekend. Norwich The public is invited to be a part of a special blessing for animals on October 4 in downtown ...

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Norwich, blessing
October is Respect Life Month- Read Bishop Cote's Column
Respect Life Month Although we must cherish, protect, and defend human life year-round, the Catholic Church in the United States sets aside each October as Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish...

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Pro-Life
St. Vincent de Paul Place, Norwich to Celebrate 40 Years
Join our open house celebrating 40 years of helping the community. Come see all that we have to offer and do: Community meals, food pantry, case management, community partnerships, hygiene, showers, apartment furnishings, hair salon, pet care and more! Tour our building located at 120...

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St. Vincent de Paul Place

Parishes "Adopt a Day"

Posted on October 01, 2019 in: 40DaysForLife, ProLife

Parishes "Adopt a Day"
The 40 Days for Life Campaign continues in front of the Planned Parenthood office on 12 Case Street in Norwich. Parishes within the Diocese have chosen to  ‘Adopt-A-Day’ for parishioners come out and pray, fast, and participate in this peaceful community outreach to preserve the ...

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Pro-Life, 40DaysNorwich, 40DaysforLife
Renovated Playground Dedicated at St. Joseph School
FCC News Desk St. Joseph School in North Grosvenordale marked the first day of autumn through a special dedication of its newly renovated playground area.  Leading the SJS community in the beginning of the school day ceremony was Father Steven Gulino, Associate Pastor of St. T...

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More Employment Opportunities in Education
It's that time of year - back to school for teachers and support staff. There are a few positions that have not been filled - See the link below.     There are a number of schools in the diocese that are looking for teachers and administrators.    Openings are posted weekly. NorwichDiocese.org/Employment.   Bookmark the site and check back often.   Please share with educators that you know.

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Twenty Years on from 9/11, How a NYC Firefighter Became a Catholic Priest
It’s been 20 years since the attacks of September 11, the most devastating terrorist attack in recorded history. If you were old enough, it’s likely you remember exactly where you were when you first learned of the attacks. Maybe you watched them, in real time, on the news. Maybe you learned about them from your parents when they picked you up from school that day. Tom Colucci was a lieutenant in the NYC Fire Department, and one of the first responders that fateful day. This week on CNA Newsroom, Tom shares his memories of September 11th. He says the witness ...

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Catholic Men's Conference to Host Speakers, Activities for Spiritual Growth
  2021 CT Catholic Men's Conference  -  get your tickets today Calling all men of the diocese! It’s time to step up and join us for the 14th Annual Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference. This year is going to be our best year ever! We have lined up some great speakers and some great activities to help you grow spiritually as men. This is an opportunity to share your faith with Catholic men from all over Connecticut, experience powerful worship, go to Confession, and have an all-around great time! The ticket price is $45 and in...

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Reflecting on Summer Assignments

Posted on September 07, 2021 in: Vocations

Reflecting on Summer Assignments
An integral part of a seminarian’s priestly formation is his summer assignment. Each summer, upon returning home from the seminary, our seminarians are assigned to different parishes in the Diocese for eight weeks of pastoral work and experience. This time in the parish is important for them. It serves to assist them in developing pastoral competency, it teaches them about pastoral leadership, and it provides them with opportunities for collaboration with others. Most of all, it helps them become true shepherds after the heart and example of Jesus Christ. Just befo...

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Faith Sparks: Welcome Back…Love, God
“Welcome back” is a common, familiar phrase we use in our daily lives all the time. We welcome people back from vacation, sick leave, summer break, holidays – the list goes on and on. It’s an innocent salutation that makes us feel like we were missed. However, in 2021, this simple phrase has taken on a whole new meaning for all of us. We are welcoming people back to work, to shopping, to restaurants, and to normal life activities after a year and a half of unprecedented sickness, death, quarantine and gathering restrictions. “Welcome back&rdquo...

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Vigil Mass September 21 to Mark Start of 40 Days for Life Campaign
  The Norwich 40 Days-For-Life Campaign will begin with a Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday, September 21, at 7 PM. Bishop Michael R. Cote will be the principal celebrant and Fr. Michael Bovino will be the homilist. This year, The 40 Days for Life Campaign runs from Wednesday, Sept. 22nd through Oct. 31st. Please join-in with your fellow parishioners by praying, fasting, and signing-up to participate in the peaceful prayer vigil held outside the planned parenthood facility at 12 Case St. in Norwich. For more information, go to https://www....

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