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Fishermen's Mass to be Streamed

Posted on July 23, 2020 in: News, Events

Fishermen's Mass to be Streamed
Although the traditional, large Blessing of the Fleet ceremony will not take place this year because of COVID-19, the Stonington fishing fleet will still receive a special blessing on Sunday. The Fishermen's Mass, offered to remember deceased fishermen and their familes and to pray for a boun...

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Norwich, Catholic
God Will Provide - Hope and Faith Video Series
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 16 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, John Angotti, national Musician and speaker, reminds us that in difficult times, God will provide...

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Restore, Renew, Rekindle Your Relationship
Online Marriage Encounter Experience   July 27 - August 17   Apply at wwmectw.org   For more information, contact Frank and Margie Pearson, (860) 337-2447 or at Application@wwmectw.org

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Marriage, Norwich, Catholic
Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace: A Prayer for Civility
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.   Where uncivil words prevail, show me how to model love.   Help me remember the God-given dignity of all and invite others to do the same.   Show me how to build bridges and not walls and see first what unites us rather tha...

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Have an Anniversary? Plans for Annual Mass Have Changed
Because of uncertainties surrounding Covid-19, the Annual Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass will not take place this year. Bishop Cote will offer a private Mass for the intentions of all couples celebrating specific anniversaries this year. Each couple who registers will receive a signed...

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Share Your Talents

Posted on July 17, 2020 in: Volunteer Opportunities

Share Your Talents
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.  1Peter 4:10 Communications Ministry Volunteer Opportunities Do you like to take photos? Write? Or perhaps social media is your thing.  Th...

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass Resumes August 1
The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass is resuming and will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, August 1 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Walter Nagle at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mas...

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Pro-Life
Catholic Charities, Providing Hope in Times of Uncertainty
Now more than ever, Catholic Charities is providing support for our neighbors in need. Our Intensive Case Management Program provides emergency food, rental and utility assistance, baby items and other basic needs through our offices in Middletown, New London, Norwich and Willimantic. Because of the...

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Catholic Charities
Weeds and Wheat-Hope and Faith Series Week 15
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 15 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Mary-Jo McLaughlin, speaks about the parable of the weeds and the wheat reminds us that each pers...

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St. Bernard Holds Online Summer Studies Program
Saint Bernard School launched a new online studies program to encourage students to stay engaged with learning and stay connected to the school during the summer. The program allowed students to enroll in online courses for credit and as academic enrichment, and was open to current Saint Bernard ...

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A Prayer for 2022

Posted on December 30, 2021 in: Reflections

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A Prayer for 2022
Remember us, O God; from age to age be our comforter. You have given us the wonder of time, blessings in days and nights, seasons and years. Bless your children at the turning of the year and fill the months ahead with the bright hope that is ours in the coming of Christ. You are our God, living and reigning, forever and ever. Amen

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on December 24, 2021 in: News, Vocations

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Clergy Appointments
  The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointments in the Diocese of Norwich   Reverend Lawrence J. Barile, newly ordained, to Parochial Vicar, Blessed Sacrament Parish-Rockville and Tolland. Effective: December 17, 2021.   Reverend George Busto, from Parochial Vicar, Blessed Sacrament Parish- Rockville and Tolland, to Parochial Vicar, Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish-Coventry and Storrs. Effective: January 10, 2022.   Reverend Jeffrey Ellis, from Full-time Studie...

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When Does Christmas Actually End?

Posted on January 05, 2022 in: News

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When Does Christmas Actually End?
By Catholic News Agency How many days is Christmas? When should you finally take those lights off the porch, or remove the tree? Read on for some of the arguments for and against commonly agreed-upon end dates for Christmas. Christmas is one day This, of course, is the simplest answer. Christmas is typically celebrated on Dec. 25 for most of the world, and on Jan. 7 for Churches using the Julian calendar, and on Jan. 6 for yet another, considerably smaller, part of the world. On this day, the liturgy celebrated is the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord. Pr...

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Register Today: Virtual Norwich Diocesan Women's Conference
Join us March 26, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to noon for the Virtual Norwich Diocesan Women’s Conference   TO REGISTER: Click Here (Link: https://bit.ly/2Laol7Y) Registration is $10.   Hear a special message from Bishop Cote, witness the naming of the 2022 Our Lady Queen of Hope Award recipient, and much more all from the comfort of your own home! The conference will last from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Our keynote speaker will be author,professor, and spiritual director Liz Kelly. Liz will present ideas from her latest book, "Love Like A Sai...

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New Date: Young Adult Mass With Bishop Cote

Posted on January 10, 2022 in: Events

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New Date: Young Adult Mass With Bishop Cote
On Sunday, February 27, St. Thomas Aquinas in Storrs is delighted to host Bishop Michael Cote for the 4th Annual Diocesan Young Adult Mass & Reception. All young adults (ages 18-39, single and married) are invited and encouraged to attend. Young adults are welcome to invite friends to join us.  Mass with Bishop Cote will begin at 7 p.m. and following the liturgy there will be a social in the Catholic Center. For more information, please contact Liza Roach at lroach@norwichdiocese.net or call (860) 848-2237, ext. 305.  

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Register by Feb. 1: Marriage Enrichment Celebrates the Joy of Love
For Valentine’s Day this year, give your spouse the gift of your time and re-energize your marriage by attending a virtual marriage enrichment entitled The Joy of Love  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12. This enrichment will coincide with National Marriage Week, celebrated Feb. 7-14, and its theme “Marriage: Called to the Joy of Love.” Celebrate the joy of your love by focusing on the most important person in your life – your spouse. The enrichment is based on Chapter 4 of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love and ...

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