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Entries for May 2020

St. Bernard School Graduates Don Caps & Gowns for a Virtual Commencement
This week, St. Bernard School filmed and photographed each member of the Class of 2020 at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, where the school's annual graduation ceremony is held. While the school can't hold its traditional ceremony this year due to COVID-19, each member of the Class o...

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Norwich, Catholic
Online Video Q&A with Father Greg Galvin a Success
On Wednesday, May 6, Andrea Hoisl, Director of Faith Events, was joined by Father Greg Galvin, Director of Vocations as he answered questions asked by parishioners throughout the Diocese about church life during the pandemic. The hour-long Q&A was well attended and answe...

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Catholic Charities Provides Compassionate Care
For 99 years, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, Inc. has assisted disadvantaged communities within Eastern Connecticut. With the motto of “Providing Help and Creating Hope,” the agency, through its Intensive Case Management/Emergency Basic Needs Program, provides compassionate huma...

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Annual Catholic Appeal: Unwavering Commitment in Uncertain Times
There has never been an Annual Catholic Appeal theme that was more applicable to the lives of our entire diocesan community than this year’s theme, “One Faith, One Family.” Together, as one family of God, we are experiencing a pandemic gripping the entire world. Whether we live ...

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Norwich, Catholic
Sa ou plante se sa ou rèkolte (A Haitian Proverb): What you plant is what you harvest
For nearly 40 years the Diocese of Norwich has had a presence in Haiti, the poorest and most densely populated country in the Western Hemisphere. A series of pilgrimages by clergy, religious and lay people in the early 1980s profoundly impacted all who came to this little island country approxima...

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Vocations Corner: A Seminarian Reflection by Mr. Jacob Ramos
As we all continue carrying on the directives given to us as a country trying to fight off this invisible enemy, COVID-19, I take this opportunity to let you know how the seminarians are doing. Below is a reflection from Jacob Ramos, who is finishing his second year of theology and next year is look...

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Vocations, Norwich, Catholic
'Hope and Faith' Video Series Week 6
As the Lenten Series has ended, 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, Marianne Nicholas, Administrative Assistant to the Office of Faith Events, speaks about Hope. The Good New...

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Norwich, Catholic, faith
Faith Sparks: Family Faith in Isolation
In a recent statement Pope Francis said, “I am thinking of the families under lockdown, children who aren’t going to school, parents who cannot leave the house, some who are in quarantine. May the Lord help them discover new ways, new expressions of love, of living together in this new s...

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'Hope and Faith' Video Series Week 5
As the Lenten Series has ended, 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 we are joined by national youth speaker Mike Patin. Mike ponders during these "stay at home" days...

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Norwich, Catholic, faith
Ministry During Pandemic - Special "One Faith, One Family" Edition of the Four County Catholic
Approximately two months ago the Ministry Fair that was to be held on March 15 was postponed due to coronavirus concerns. This annual event is a way to showcase the good works of our diocesan ministries. It is at the Ministry Fair that ministry directors and their staffs update partic...

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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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  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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