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Catholic Charities Needs Your Help
Catholic Charities has put out a new urgent call for resources to help all of those in need in Eastern Connecticut. All donations are welcome especially non-perishable food, baby items such as diapers and wipes and, monetary donations of any size. If you or someone you know needs assistance, w...

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Campus Ministries: Accompanying Our Young Adults on the Journey
The Office of Campus Ministry was established to make Christ present to the academic communities in the Diocese of Norwich. The ministry serves students, faculty and staff at Connecticut College, Eastern Connecticut State University, UConn at Storrs, and Wesleyan University.  The Coronavirus...

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Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Supports Ministries
The Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (NDCCW), an affiliate of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW), works hard to carry out its mission by acting “through its members to support, empower, and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service. NCCW programs r...

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Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
"By His Ascension, Jesus draws our gaze to Heaven to show us that the end of our journey is the Father." Pope Francis   The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord will be celebrated by two live-stream events from the Cathedral of Saint Patrick. The first wiill  take...

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Relationship with God: Providing a Critical Piece to a Successful Life
As Father Steve Gulino finishes hearing several confessions, the altar is prepared and the congregation files in. As the seats are filled, volunteers are assigned the readings and the responsorial psalm. Holy Mass is set to begin.  This image might represent the celebration of Mass in any of...

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Properties & Cemeteries Employees Use Social Distancing to Provide Essential Services
Norwich Diocesan Cemeteries carry out the sacred religious rites of providing for the burial and care of the resting places of the deceased.  Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and precautionary quarantining, in the spirit of “One Faith, One Family,” our ministry has found ways to be ava...

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Norwich, Catholic, cemeteries
“In the Midst of a Pandemic: The Priesthood is a Beacon of Light”
For centuries nautical explorers traveled the Earth seeking new lands and civilizations. For weeks and months, they sailed following their maps by day and the stars by night. Often, they would find themselves amid horrific storms. The lighthouse beacon was their solace in the darkness and their guid...

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'Hope and Faith': Take Time to Listen to the Lord
The Office of Faith Events has decided to continue weekly videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Mary-Jo McLaughlin, Coordinator of Catholic Family Services in the Office of Faith Events, speaks about taking time to listen to the Lord ...

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In Case You Missed It: Laudato Si' Week 2020
Laudato Si’ Week has begun, and thousands of Catholics from all over the world have joined in. On Saturday and Sunday, the Holy Spirit moved the faithful during a two-day retreat that left many in tears of sorrow for our common home and tears of joy for the hope we share. On May 20, the ...

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Hispanic Ministry Exists to Preserve, Enrich and Strengthen Faith
Hispanic Ministry exists to preserve, enrich and strengthen the faith of Latino Catholics in the Diocese of Norwich, many of whom have been here for years, many others fairly recently arrived and not yet integrated into the mainstream of church and society. That makes it important for this ministry ...

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Twenty Years on from 9/11, How a NYC Firefighter Became a Catholic Priest
It’s been 20 years since the attacks of September 11, the most devastating terrorist attack in recorded history. If you were old enough, it’s likely you remember exactly where you were when you first learned of the attacks. Maybe you watched them, in real time, on the news. Maybe you learned about them from your parents when they picked you up from school that day. Tom Colucci was a lieutenant in the NYC Fire Department, and one of the first responders that fateful day. This week on CNA Newsroom, Tom shares his memories of September 11th. He says the witness ...

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Vigil Mass September 21 to Mark Start of 40 Days for Life Campaign
  The Norwich 40 Days-For-Life Campaign will begin with a Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday, September 21, at 7 PM. Bishop Michael R. Cote will be the principal celebrant and Fr. Michael Bovino will be the homilist. This year, The 40 Days for Life Campaign runs from Wednesday, Sept. 22nd through Oct. 31st. Please join-in with your fellow parishioners by praying, fasting, and signing-up to participate in the peaceful prayer vigil held outside the planned parenthood facility at 12 Case St. in Norwich. For more information, go to https://www....

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Reflecting on Summer Assignments

Posted on September 07, 2021 in: Vocations

Reflecting on Summer Assignments
An integral part of a seminarian’s priestly formation is his summer assignment. Each summer, upon returning home from the seminary, our seminarians are assigned to different parishes in the Diocese for eight weeks of pastoral work and experience. This time in the parish is important for them. It serves to assist them in developing pastoral competency, it teaches them about pastoral leadership, and it provides them with opportunities for collaboration with others. Most of all, it helps them become true shepherds after the heart and example of Jesus Christ. Just befo...

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St. Joseph Church in Norwich to Exhibit Parish History
Honoring the Year of St. Joseph 8 December 2020- 8 December 2021 St. Joseph Church on 120 Cliff St.  Norwich,  will be holding an exhibition of the parish history at the parish Rectory on Oct. 2nd and 9th after the 4PM mass and Oct 3rd and 10th after the 8:30 AM mass.   The exhibit will be open for 2 hours.  All are welcome.  

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Saint Bernard School Welcomes Students for New Year
The first day of Saint Bernard School's 2021-2022 school year on Aug. 30 was a great success.   Below are some photos from the first day.    Prayers to the students, faculty and staff for a healthy, educational and inspirational year.  

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Special Outreach to Haiti Events Coming Up
6th Annual Outreach to Haiti Golf Tournament   Outreach to Haiti's 6th annual Golf Tournament will be held at Wintonbury Hills in Bloomfield, CT, on September 11, 2021. Wintonbury Hills is a Pete Dye course, rated the #5 Municipal Course in the US by Golf.com, the #11 Course in New England by Golfweek, and is on the list of the top 10 Pete Dye Golf courses by GolfAdvisors.com.  This is where the golf tournament has been held each year, and all have had a wonderful time at it! Click here for the registration and sponsorship forms.  ...

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