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Virtual Forum Explores 'Life in the Thought of Pope Francis'
FCC News Desk -- An appreciation of the dignity and worth of all human beings was at the heart of a special online forum held Sunday, Oct. 4. "Life in the Thought of Pope Francis" was hosted from the Diocese of Norwich by Father Robert Washabaugh, who invited three national...

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Norwich, Catholic, ProLife, Pope, Francis, life
Life in the Spirit Seminar Weekend Retreat - October 23 - 25, 2020
“Is something missing in your life and you can’t seem to figure out what it is?” A Life in the Spirit Seminar is an OPPORTUNITY for YOU to EXPERIENCE the GIFT OF PENTECOST!   Presented by Spiritual Renewal Services, a ministry of the Diocese of Norwich ...

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Partners in Caring: Catholic Charities, Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Help Others  
Catholic Charities is celebrating a long partnership with the Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Catholic Charities can trace its beginning to a meeting of the New London branch of the Connecticut Council of Catholic Women in May of 1921. Mrs. Frank L. McGuire, president of the council&#...

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Norwich, Catholic
Talking About Saints-Our Video Series Continues
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 27 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Marianne Nicholas, the Administrative Assistant for the Office of Faith Events speaks about Saint...

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Vocations Corner: A Seminarian Reflection
It is with great joy that I reflect on the recent ordination to Transitional Deacon of Reverend Mr. Larry Barile and the Priestly Ordination of Father Michael Bovino. These past months have been so different, and yet much remains the same. As men continue to respond to the will of God in their lives...

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Virtual Forum-Livestream Tonight at 7p

Posted on October 04, 2020 in: ProLife

Virtual Forum-Livestream Tonight at 7p
Tonight  7:00 pm Join Host Fr. Robert Washabaugh for his conversations with 3 national speakers • Ashley Feasley: Director of Policy for USCCB Migration and Refugee Services • Steve Karlen: National Campaign Director 40 Days for Life • Joseph Meyer: Executive Director of...

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Superheroes Always Wear Masks
I’ve always heard that real superheroes always wear masks. Recently, I had the experience of meeting my first real superhero. This was when eight-year-old Abby shyly walked through the doors of Catholic Charities. Accompanied by her mother, practicing social distancing, and wearing her mask, y...

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Due to Response, Virtual Forum is Open to Everyone
Due to the response, registration for the Life in the Thought of Pope Francis Virtual Forum is no longer required. It can be viewed live at NorwichDiocese.org/Live-Events and the Diocese of Norwich Facebook page. View Promo Video Click here for related stories ~~~~~ ...

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Special Announcement Regarding Boy Scouts of America
The Diocese of Norwich is committed to providing support and outreach to all victims of sexual abuse committed by personnel of the Diocese.  In our victim assistance program, we provide outreach and support to such victims of abuse who contact us. The filing of bankruptcy by the Boy Scouts o...

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We Can Help. Promise to Protect-Pledge to Heal
We Can Help To report inappropriate conduct of any kind by a Diocesan Bishop please contact ReportBishopAbuse.org or call 1-800-276-1562 To report inappropriate contact of any kind by a representative of the Diocese of Norwich or for assistance for victims, please call The Dioce...

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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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