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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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