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Superintendent's Letter: See the Positives Among the Challenges of this School Year
On Wednesday, September 9th, The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, appointed  Dr. George Milot, Ed.D as Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Norwich. Dr. Milot comes very highly recommended and brings a wealth of experience as a veteran Catholic school educator and...

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Norwich, Catholic, schools, COVID-19
Sacraments 101: Baptism is a Joining with Christ
As was mentioned in the first installment of “Sacraments 101,” the sacraments are the primary means by which Jesus gives us ongoing access to His treasury of grace. We now face the imposing task of unpacking what these gifts are and how we benefit from them. If we think of the sacrame...

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Norwich, Priest, Catholic
Forever Faithful: Virtual Youth Explosion to Take Place November 8th
Virtual Youth Explosion: Forever Faithful November 8th, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Virtual YX is FREE   Joining us is national speaker, singer, songwriter and composer John Angotti.   All youth grade 6 and up are welcome to attend. To register, contact your Catechetical Lead...

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Norwich, Catholic, Youth
“Respect Life Month” 2020 and the 25th Anniversary of The Gospel of Life
One year ago, even before the unthinkable effects of the pandemic and the social unrest and division that we are now witnessing, a piece in the New York Times stated: “The world we live in now is one in which no place is safe, no lives really matter, when it comes to violence” (9/2/19). ...

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Norwich, Connecticut, Catholic
Women's Conference Virtual Basket Raffle: Open to ALL
To support the Norwich Diocesan Women’s Conference there will be a Virtual Basket Raffle October 13 through October 31. Open to ALL.          There are 16 beautiful baskets to choose from. Winners will be notified November 2.  Chances are ONLY $1!&n...

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Norwich
Hope and Faith - Interesting Stories of Saints
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 28 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Liza Roach- the Youth and Young Adult Minister in the Office of Faith Events explores interesting...

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October Celebrates Our Guardian Angels

Posted on October 13, 2020 in: ACA

October Celebrates Our Guardian Angels
As October unfolds, we welcome cooler temperatures and colorful foliage, and celebrate many feast days. One of my favorites, which I find to be particularly comforting in today’s world, is the Feast of the Guardian Angel on October 2. This feast day celebrates God’s loving care for ea...

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Grateful for Efforts of Properties and Cemeteries Office
The summer of 2020 has certainly been one for the record books. We continued to social distance, perhaps returned to work, and had to consider all options regarding childcare and school academics. In addition to all these difficult tasks Connecticut experienced some severe weather. When I drove t...

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cemeteries
Governor Lamont Issues Executive Order Regarding Worship Gatherings
Coronavirus Resources and Information Capacity Limits – Phase 3 Updated October 9, 2020 Yesterday Governor Lamont issued Executive Order No. 9F amending previous Executive Orders concerning limitations on religious gatherings as the State moves into phase three (3) of its reopening pl...

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Fishing Boats for Saintard, Haiti
  “…Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” By Father Frank Rouleau, Chaplain and Twinning Director, Outreach to Haiti With the arrival of  hurricane season, I was reminded of October four years ago when H...

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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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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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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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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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