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Special Indulgences Granted to the Faithful in the Current Pandemic
N. 200320c Friday 20.03.2020 Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on the granting of special Indulgences to the faithful in the current pandemic The gift of special Indulgences is granted to the faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, commonly known as Coronavirus, as well as to health ...

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Pope Francis Calls for Prayer in Light of Pandemic
On Sunday, March 22, Pope Francis invited all Christians throughout the world, of all denominations, to unite in prayer by offering an Our Father at Noon on March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation. He also will give a special blessing to the world on Friday, March 27, delivering an&nbs...

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New Program to Report Sexual Misconduct Involving U.S. Bishops Launched
Hartford – In May 2019, Pope Francis released his apostolic letter, Vos estis lux mundi (“You are the light of the world”) to address the issue of sexual abuse and bishop accountability in the global Catholic Church. Vos estis calls upon the metropolitan archbishops to receive and ...

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Click Here: Coronavirus Resources, Information and Updates to Diocesan Events
The Diocese has created a special page for information about Masses and Church events affected by the coronavirus.    Bookmark and Visit NorwichDiocese.org/Coronavirus to stay Up-to-Date   Note: The Temporary Suspension of the Public Celebration of Mass in the Diocese of...

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On St. Joseph's Feast, Pope Francis Prays the Rosary
Vatican City (CNA) - On the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the protector of families and the Church, Catholics in Italy will pray the rosary together from their homes for protection from the coronavirus. Pope Francis said he will also be praying the rosary from his home at the Vatican. “M...

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Online and Broadcast Mass Schedules

Posted on March 19, 2020 in: News

Online and Broadcast Mass Schedules
Because of the COVID-19 ban on large group gatherings we have collected a list of Broadcast Mass times and Live/On-Demand Streams to help you fulfill the Third Commandment directive to keep holy the Sabbath.   Click Here  

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Outreach to Haiti: We Are Ambassadors for Christ
As we continue our Lenten journey together and individually, let us remember “We are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us.” (2 Corinthians 5:20). Our daily lives, especially during Lent, should reflect our faith in and love for God. These reflections can take the f...

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A Prayer in Times of a Pandemic

Posted on March 19, 2020 in: Reflections

A Prayer in Times of a Pandemic
The following prayer is being shared online as communities adapt to the affects of the coronavirus pandemic. Please share with your friends and loved ones.   May we who are merely inconvenienced      Remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no ris...

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Spiritual Communion Resources

Posted on March 18, 2020 in: News

Spiritual Communion Resources
Beginning effective immediately, Bishop Michael R. Cote has mandated that all public celebrations of Mass be temporarily suspended in all churches of the Diocese of Norwich (the Connecticut counties of Middlesex, New London, Tolland, and Windham and Fishers Island, New York), and continuing until fu...

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Lenten Video and Reflection: Week 4
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 Four “Own It: Service” “You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on June 07, 2024 in: Events, Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events Saturday June 15 Strawberry Festival 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. St. Lawrence parish hall Killingworth Food: homemade strawberry shortcake, hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork, fries and more. Attractions~Basket raffle, children's games, vendors, entertainment.   Sunday, June 16, July 21 Healing Mass & Healing Service Church of the Holy Family, Hebron 2 PM to 4 PM, the third Sunday of every month Fr. Ray Introvigne and Fr. Michael Phillippino. Music by: Joe D’Ambrose, Jayvee & Tina Mateo. “Remember- Jesus is...

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A Question of Faith - What does Mary, the ‘Mediatrix of All Graces' mean?
“Father Breton, I recently heard someone refer to the Blessed Mother as the ‘Mediatrix of All Graces.’ What is meant by this title and what is the Catholic understanding of Mary’s role in salvation history?” Known by her many titles, such as Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Peace and Our Lady of Lourdes, the Blessed Mother holds another special title: Mediatrix of All Graces. This title occupies a central place in the hearts and minds of millions around the world, embodying the eternal qualities of love, compassion, and...

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A Prayer for Father's Day

Posted on June 13, 2024 in: Reflections

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A Prayer for Father's Day
Dear God, Thank you for loving us with your perfect heart of a father. We ask you this Father's Day and always to guide and protect the hearts of all men in fatherly roles who are striving to love with your heart and do your work. Give them pure, chaste, courageous, and creative hearts like Saint Joseph. Give them hearts that never tire of serving those they are called to love. Give them hearts that seek out their loved ones and gently turn their gaze to see You, who is Love.  And we ask you, Father, to bless them abundantly today....

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Carlo Acutis to be First Millennial Saint: Pope Francis Recognizes Miracle for Canonization
Pope Francis has recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Carlo Acutis, paving the way for him to become the first millennial saint. The Italian computer-coding teenager who died of cancer in 2006 is known for his great devotion to the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The recognition of the second miracle attributed to Acutis’ intercession makes it possible that Acutis could be canonized during the Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year. In a decree on May 23, Pope Francis approved the miraculous healing of a 21-year-old girl ...

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held June 1

Posted on May 20, 2024 in: ProLife

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held June 1
The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, June 1 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Raymond Introvigne at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rachel Rosary will be prayed at the Cathedral. A brunch in the Cathedral Hall will follow the Rosary this month.      

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Saint of the Month- The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
  The feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church is a significant celebration in the Catholic liturgical calendar. It occurs on the Monday following Pentecost Sunday, highlighting Mary’s role as the spiritual mother of all believers and the Church itself. This feast recognizes her unique position in Christian theology and underscores her importance in the life of the faithful. Mary holds a special place in Catholic devotion as the Mother of God (Theotokos). Her “yes” to the angel Gabriel’s announcement paved the way for the Inc...

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