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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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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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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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'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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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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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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Calendar of Events

Posted on May 10, 2024 in: Events, Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events Sunday, May 19, 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 the Healer!” For more information contact Andrea Hoisl at faithevents@norwichdiocese.net or 860-848-2237 ext. 203 Thursday, May 23  "Open Your Heart" Gala to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Middletown. Thursday, May 23, 2024, 5:30 to ...

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Why Mary is Our 'Perfect Mother'

Posted on May 09, 2024 in: Reflections

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Why Mary is Our 'Perfect Mother'
Mary is our heavenly mother and the month of May, dedicated to her, always provides us an opportunity to consider how much our Mama loves us and cares for us. Nowhere is her maternal protection over us more evident than in the numerous visits from heaven that she has made. Each apparition of Our Lady demonstrates that the Queen of the Universe loves us and will do all that she can to aid us and bring us to her Son. Many people know about the marvelous visit of Mary to Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, beginning in May and culminating in October with the great miracle of the ...

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Healing Mass Schedule for 2024

Posted on May 09, 2024 in: Events

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Healing Mass Schedule for 2024
Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. -Matthew 11:28 Come join us for a Healing Mass & Healing Service 2:00-3:00 pm 3:00-4:00 pm 2 PM the third Sunday of every month with Fr. Ray Introvigne and Fr. Michael Philippino All masses will be celebrated at the Church of the Holy Family 185 Church St, Hebron, CT, 06248 (RT 85) January 21 February 18 March 17 April 21 May 19 June 16 July 21 August 18 September 15 October 20 November 17 December 15 Music by Joe D’Ambrose, and Jayvee & ...

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The Most Reverend Christopher J. Coyne Formally Succeeds Archbishop Leonard P. Blair as Archbishop of Hartford
At 6 AM local time (noon in Rome) today, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Leonard P. Blair upon reaching the retirement age of 75. At the same time, the Most Reverend Christopher J. Coyne immediately assumed office as sixth Archbishop and 14th Bishop of Hartford. A Mass to mark the inauguration of his ministry will be held on Sunday, May 5th at 11 AM, as the Archbishop takes possession of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, the mother church of the Archdiocese. Upon his succession as chief shepherd of the Archdiocese, Archbishop Coyne said, “After a ...

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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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The 2024 Annual Catholic Appeal: How to Help

Posted on May 01, 2024 in: ACA

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The 2024 Annual Catholic Appeal: How to Help
Together we can all be the loving hands and feet of Jesus Christ!   Thank you for your generosity! Gifts and pledges received: $1,752,541 Progress toward meeting our goal: 64.9% Parishioners who have donated: 10.63%  Please help the ACA reach our goal of $2.7 million!   Watch Bishop Cote's 2024 Annual Catholic Appeal Message:

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