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Spiritual Renewal Ministry Offers Compassionate Care 
"COME TO ME ALL WHO ARE WEARY AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST" - Matthew 11:28 Spiritual Renewal Ministry has been active in the diocese of Norwich for more than 40 years.  Our mission is to help people develop a closer relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit, by offering spiritual...

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Norwich, Catholic
Restored Stained Glass Windows Return to St. Edward the Confessor Church
St. Edward the Confessor Church in Stafford Springs recently re-installed several restored stained glass windows that adorn its church building.   Bovard Stained Glass Studio performed the work, which included the full restoration of the stained glass windows on the ...

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Norwich, Catholic
Mercy High School Holds Virtual Graduation
In May, seniors at Mercy High School held unique commencement exercises for the graduating Class of 2020.  It featured a drive-through ceremony and family photo opportunities, as well as pre-recorded speeches from the valedictorians and salutatorian. Everything was later combi...

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Catholic, School, Mercy
2020 Annual Catholic Appeal Collection Scheduled July 25-26
It is with a great deal of thanks to God and a sigh of relief that many of us have resumed our attendance at Mass. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our regular in-pew collection was postponed and will now be taking place July 25-26, 2020. With the help of our “One Faith, One Family” 2020 An...

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Putnam Knights of Columbus to Hold Memorial Prayer Service
Serving Brother Knights and the Putnam area for 128 years Everyone is invited to a short, public outdoor memorial prayer service, to celebrate the 128th anniversary of Cargill Council 64, Knights of Columbus. The service will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, on Providence Street in Putnam...

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Saint Bernard School Planned Early For Remote Learning
In early January, St. Bernard School Headmaster Don Macrino and the administration became concerned by the reports of a virus impacting Wuhan, China and the closure of schools there. Watching the situation carefully, faculty and administration created a contingency plan that would enable St. Bernard...

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Blood Drive at St. Mary’s Church in Putnam, Tuesday, July 28, 2020
There will be a Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, July 28, in the basement of St. Mary’s Church, 218 Providence Street in Putnam, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., by appointment only. To make an appointment, go to RedCrossBlood.org, or call 1-800-733-2767. Covid-19 antibody testing will be d...

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COVID-19
A Guided Meditation-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 14 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, take a walk with this short guided meditation to assist you in praying for someone you care about...

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Monthly Hour Hour for Vocations

Posted on July 05, 2020 in: Vocations

Monthly Hour Hour for Vocations
Join us July 16, at 6 p.m. in Notre Dame Church, Durham 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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We Can Help. Promise to Protect-Pledge to Heal
We Can Help To report inappropriate conduct of any kind by a Diocesan Bishop please contact ReportBishopAbuse.org or call 1-800-276-1562 To report inappropriate contact of any kind by a representative of the Diocese of Norwich or for assistance for victims, please call The Dioce...

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Virtual Rosary Prayed Live Online Every Tuesday in October
October is the month of the Most Holy Rosary so the Office of Faith Events has put together a simple program to do a Group Rosary Virtually on Every Tuesday at 3pm.  It is a great opportunity for children and youth to learn the Rosary as a Community Online!  The first week will kick off on Tuesday, October 5th at 3pm.  We will do the first mystery of the Rosary and then the next mystery the following week.  By the end of the month, we will complete the 4 mysteries. In honor of 40 Days for Life, we will be offering a special Project Rachel Rosa...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on September 27, 2021 in: News

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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   CLERGY APPOINTMENTS Reverend Francis Gilbert, from Parochial Vicar, The St. John Paul II Parish-Moodus and East Hampton, to Parochial Vicar, Divine Mercy Parish-Uncasville, Oakdale, and Quaker Hill. Effective: September 27, 2021. Rev. Msgr. Leszek T. Janik, from Vicar General for the Diocese of Norwich and Pastor, Sacred Heart Church, Norwichtown, to Vicar General for the Diocese of Norwich, Pastor, Sacred Hea...

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Willimantic Shelter in Need of Executive Director

Posted on September 30, 2021 in: News

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Willimantic Shelter in Need of Executive Director
The Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church seek a full-time Executive Director for Holy Family Home and Shelter in Willimantic CT, Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity, this 26-bed not-for-profit facility is funded by HUD, FEMA, and other grantors. "The successful applicant will be a powerful voice for the homeless, committed to faithful stewardship while developing community among a diverse population", Mother Marie Julie, SCMC said. "They must possess skills necessary for effective leadership and government grant writing."&...

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Couples Attend Special Mass to Celebrate the Enduring Sacrament of Marriage
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Robert Barron once said that, “in marriage we do not only administer the sacrament to each other, but we also become a sacrament.”  Loving husbands and wives married for 25, 50 and even 65 years joined hands with their spouse and renewed their sacramental commitment to each other before the Lord at the Diocese of Norwich Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, October 3. One of the four longest married couples at Sunday's Mass at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, ...

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Bishop's Column: Respect Life, Always

Posted on September 30, 2021 in: Reflections, ProLife

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Bishop's Column: Respect Life, Always
October 2021 Four County Catholic Respect Life, Always My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, October is Respect Life Month. The theme this year is Saint Joseph, Defender of Life. In this year of Saint Joseph, we recall how Joseph protected the infant Jesus and His mother Mary. In his apostolic letter, “With a Father’s Heart” our Holy Father, Pope Francis wrote, “God trusted Joseph, as did Mary, who found in him someone who would not only save her life but would always provide for her and her child.” Saint Joseph, through his devot...

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RSVP Today: Outreach to Haiti 35th Anniversary Celebration is November 8th
You are cordially invited to attend 35th Anniversary Celebration Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti Building a Legacy of Hope – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Monday, November 8, 2021 Mercy High School, Middletown, CT 5:30 Reception, Dinner, Silent Auction   Honorees: Most Reverend Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D. Ellen Flynn, RSM Reverend Gerald Kirby Mr. Daniel O’Sullivan And our Inaugural Works of Mercy Award to The Padre Pio Foundation   Reservations $75 per person or $50 per religious RSVP by Octo...

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