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Saint Joseph School Embarks on Distance Learning
FCC News Desk As the Coronavirus has altered the lives of the entire world, school communities like St. Joseph School (SJS) in North Grosvenordale have had to make swift changes in a short time to keep the educational process moving forward for the students they serve in grades Pre-K through 8. A...

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Norwich, Catholic
The Cross is Our Hope: Pope Francis Gives Urbi et Orbi Blessing During Coronavirus
By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City (CNA) - On Friday, before an empty and rain-covered St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis held Eucharistic adoration and gave an extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing, praying for the world during the coronavirus pandemic which has killed more than 25,000 people. ...

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Online Confirmation Retreat on April 4
The Office of Faith Events will hold an online Confirmation Retreat from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 4. See the details below. CLICK HERE or below

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Norwich, Catholic
Online Resources Abound for the Faithful
FCC News Desk The new restrictions on public gathering and the enforcement of social distancing rules have affected us all, but online tools are freely availalbe to help Catholics remain connected to their faith in myriad different ways.   The Diocese of Norwich and its Office of Commu...

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Live Stream of Urbi et Orbi Blessing from St. Peter Square 1 pm Friday
All the faithful are invited to join Pope Francis on Friday, March 27 for a special Urbi et Orbi blessing. The prayer and blessing will be broadcast by Vatican News at 6pm Rome time, 1pm EDT, 12pm CDT, 11am MDT, and 10am PDT. The Holy Father will grant to all who participate in the livestream a Plen...

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Miraculous Crucifix Moved to St. Peter’s Square for Pope Francis' ‘Urbi et Orbi’ Blessing 
Vatican City, Mar 25, 2020 / 03:10 pm (CNA) - The miraculous crucifix at which Pope Francis prayed Sunday for an end to the coronavirus has been taken down from its altar and transported to St. Peter's Square, so it can be present on Friday during the pontiff's benediction "Urbi et...

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Lenten Video and Reflection- Week 5
Here is a Video and a Reflection to help you on your journey this Lent. For more video's reflections, and resources visit NorwichDiocese.org/Lent Lenten Reflection: Week Five “Own It: Prayer” Prayer is having a conversation with God, as well as develop...

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Save The Date: The 2020 Norwich Diocesan Women's Conference Returns in October
Save the Date The 2020 Norwich Diocesan Women's conference is scheduled to take place on October 24, 2020. The conference was scheduled for March 28 but was postponed because of pandemic-related closures. Those who registered for the March 28 date are automatically registered for t...

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Check Out What's New in the Four County Catholic
The latest issue of the Four County Catholic is available now, and is filled cover to cover with news from within the Diocese of Norwich.   Vocations Corner Deacon Michael Bovino reflects on his call to the priesthood in the first of a series of columns by our seminarians. &nbs...

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Good Hygiene Slows the Spread of Infection
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, health authorities have been urging us to pay attention to our hand hygiene — and for good reason. Washing your hands with soap and water is one of our cheapest forms of infection control, and also one of the most effective. It signif...

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Diocese Celebrates the Ordination of Three Men to the Priesthood
On June 29, 2024, the Diocese of Norwich celebrated the ordination of three young men to the priesthood, marking a joyous event for the community. “You bring with you many gifts granted to you by God in His goodness,” said The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, to deacons Eric Carl Hosmer, Julian Felipe Cuervo-Lozada, and Alexander James Pandolfe during his homily. “Put them to good use, always, for the glory of God and the good of His holy people.” Bishop Cote expressed deep appreciation to Mount Saint Mary’s seminary faculty ...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on July 01, 2024 in: News, Vocations

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Clergy Appointments
July 1, 2024 The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointments in the Diocese of Norwich   Reverend Henry Agudelo, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Brendan the Navigator Parish-Saint Joseph Church and Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church, New London, Saint Paul Church, Waterford, and Our Lady of Grace Church, Fishers Island, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary Parish, Clinton.                       ...

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Faith and Freedom: Reflections on Independence Day
As the night sky explodes with vibrant fireworks and the tantalizing scents of barbecues drift through the air, Americans from every corner of the nation unite in celebration of the Fourth of July. For us, as Catholics, this day isn't just about national pride; it's a profound moment to delve into the intricate connection between our unwavering faith and the precious freedoms that define our lives. Cast your mind back to 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was boldly signed, proclaiming the inalienable dignity and rights bestowed upon every individual b...

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Annual Blessing of the Fleet Returns to Stonington Borough
As Stonington has done for over 60 years, the St. Mary community will celebrate the annual Blessing of the Fleet. This is to honor present and past commercial fishermen, lobstermen and their families. The traditional celebration returns this year. THURSDAY, July 25 at 6 p.m.: The 2024 Blessing of the Fleet 5K Race is an in-person timed race through historic Stonington Borough. The certified course starts and ends at the Town Dock, 1 High Street, Stonington. You can also choose to register for a non-competitive 2-mile walk. Register today: www.runreg.com/blessingofthefle...

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Pope Francis Asks Sacred Heart of Jesus to Convert Hearts Who Want War
Pope Francis prayed for the intercession of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Sunday to convert “the hearts of those who want war” to projects of dialogue and peace. On the last day of June, a month that the Catholic Church dedicates to the Sacred Heart, the pope asked people to continue praying for Ukraine, Palestine, Israel, Myanmar, and other parts of the world where there is much suffering caused by war. Pope Francis also asked people to remember the suffering of persecuted Christians during his Angelus address on June 29.  “Tod...

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