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Catholic Charities: Providing Help, Creating Hope
To our valued supporters and clients,  We wanted to update you regarding Catholic Charities actions in response to the Corona (COVID-19) virus. Specifically, we are closely monitoring and following the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as that...

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COVID-19
POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER-Holy Family Parish, Hebron to Host Eucharistic Miracles Exhibition
This event is Postponed UNTIL September as a precaution to halt the spread of the Coronavirus. Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibit to come to the Diocese of Norwich Over the centuries, there have been countless instances all, over the world, where God has chosen to have The Eucharis...

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CANCELLED: Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations-March 19th
This Holy Hour is cancelled as a precaution to halt the spread of the Coronavirus. Join us March 19, 6 pm. at St. Joseph Church, Chester as we pray for men to answer the call to be instruments of God’s grace as priests and for women to answer the call to consecrated life.  ...

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CANCELED: Lenten Bible Study - The Eucharist in Scripture
This series is canceled as a precaution to halt the spread of the Coronavirus. The Cathedral of St. Patrick, Norwich invites you to participate in this six-week program and discover God’s plan of salvation as it is expressed through the Bible and the Mass. Built around three of Dr. Sco...

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Latest Information Regarding Precautions and Cancellations due to COVID-19(coronavirus)
As the concern over the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to evolve, the Diocese is closely monitoring the situation and consulting with state and local officials as well as health professionals as needed in order to respond in a responsible way. Some ministry events have been cancelled ...

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COVID-19
Catechist’s Energy Rooted in Faith
She is leader, catechist and mentor to more than 200 students in her faith formation programs and is the creative, artistic, musical, animated idea generator for the teachers/volunteers and parents who are also part of her programs. She has a room full of resources she created to enhance the live...

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Postponed: Action Alert - Help Oppose Legislation Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide in Connecticut
ACTION ALERT Public Health Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide in Connecticut ***The Public Hearing Scheduled for Monday, March 16th on Physician-Assisted Suicide has been Cancelled due to Coronavirus Precautions. All Public Hearings have been Canc...

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Lenten Video and Reflection- Week 3
  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 Three “Own It: Penance” Penance is a term we use to describe the outward...

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Faith Sparks: Help Children Connect to Their Faith Through the Lives of the Saints
As a young man in his 20s, my father lost both of his legs in an industrial accident. As it was the early 1940s and medicine was not as advanced as today, his doctors told him it was unlikely he would ever walk again. But, my father had faith in St. Jude, the patron saint for hopeless causes, to who...

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16th Annual Saint Andrew Passion Play CANCELLED
The 16th Annual Saint Andrew Passion Play, a musical celebration of the life of Jesus is cancelled as a precaution to halt the spread of the Coronavirus. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4. Doors open at 7 p.m. each night.  Tickets ar...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on February 23, 2024 in: Events, Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events   SACRED HEART ON THE LAKE RETREAT CENTER UP-COMING LENT RETREAT DAYS   THREE LENTEN RETREAT DAY CHOICES  Saturday, February 24th; Saturday, March 2nd; Tuesday, March 5th  How do we turn away from sin and live the Gospel through the three traditional disciplines of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving?   ALL OUR RETREAT DAYS are from 9:30am – 3:00pm. A complete write-up of all our retreat days and programs can be found  on our WEBSITE www/sacredheartonthelake.org SACRED HEART ON THE LAKE RETREAT CE...

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What is Lent?

Posted on February 07, 2024 in: Lent

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What is Lent?
Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. Here are a couple of videos that explain the season of Lent. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms, and we practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ's ...

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New London Couple Recognized as State’s Longest Married Couple
New London Couple Recognized as State’s Longest Married Couple   In each of the 71 years that Russell and Pauline DeMarco have been married, their love for each other has grown stronger. How does such an enduring love last despite the challenges and differences that all married couples face? The answer, the couple says, lies with two necessary and key ingredients – patience and understanding. As a way of recognizing and honoring the enduring love of couples like the DeMarcos, Worldwide Marriage Encounter, (WWME) a faith-based marriage enrichment pr...

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A Beautiful Act Of Contrition

Posted on February 17, 2024 in: Lent

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A Beautiful Act Of Contrition
Lent, a period of penitence and fasting, serves as an ideal time for the Sacrament of Reconcilliation due to its deep emphasis on introspection, repentance, and spiritual renewal. This season offers a profound opportunity to receive God's mercy, cleanse the soul, and renew one's relationship with God.    Lent calls us to return to God with all one's heart, making it a spiritually enriching experience that enhances the Lenten journey towards Easter's promise of redemption and new life.   A Beautiful Act of Contrition Fo...

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Let’s Fast!: Biblical Origins of Fasting

Posted on February 16, 2024 in: Lent

From archdioceseofhartford.org: In the first proper episode of this year’s ‘Lent with the Lord,’ Fr. Matt brings us the Biblical origins of fasting and why the act of fasting is such a meaningful gift that we can give to God.

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Resources to Help You on Your Lenten Journey

Posted on February 15, 2024 in: News, Lent

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Resources to Help You on Your Lenten Journey
During Lent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection through prayer and reflection. We contemplate the promised Second Coming of Jesus as Savior. And amid the flurry of preparations, we look for practical ways to observe the holiness of the season in our everyday lives. To help you with this preparation, we have gathered various Lent resources into one convenient online location. Here you will find several articles and videos about Lent, along with tools and links to help guide you in the understanding of this holy time.    ...

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