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Entries for August 2020

Ministry Fair Essay Winners Announced
Before this year’s Ministry Fair was cancelled due to the pandemic, the Office of Development held a contest for 4th and 5th grade students, requiring the submission of an essay entitled, “The Work of Christ Being Done Around Me.” We were so thrilled to receive many excellent essay...

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Ministry to the Sick Shows God’s Presence And The Power Of Prayer
It has been a long six months for most of us. I hope that you have enjoyed your summer and  been able to participate in some safe social-distancing outdoor activities. As we move forward together as “One Faith, One Family,” this crisis has provided a new perspective.  Most p...

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Gratitude - Hope and Faith Video Series Week 20
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 20 In this weeks "Hope and Faith" Series Mary-Jo McLaughlin- Coordinator of Catholic Family Services for the Office of Faith ...

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Xavier Student Activities Council President Has Many Goals
Ryan Solomon, elected Student Activities Council president for the 2020-2021 school year, has no shortage of ideas. His job is to work with the SAC board, SAC moderator, administration and faculty to coordinate activities for the student body and generate enthusiasm. He’s ready. &ld...

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Knights of Columbus Present 2020 College Scholarships
The Knights of Columbus Belltown Council 6190 was pleased to present our two 2020 college scholarships of $1,000 each to Katie Zimmer, daughter of Lynn and Michael Zimmer, and Joseph Marcin, son of Jeanine and John Marcin. Katie will be attending Fairfield University with a major in nursing. Joseph ...

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Three Familiar Faces In Diocesan Offices Retire
Humility, integrity and dedication are attributes that describe three familiar faces at the Diocese of Norwich Bishop Flanagan Ministry Center who retired this summer with a combined 37 years of service to the diocese.  The retirees are Karen Caise, director of the Office of Safe Environment...

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Vocations Corner: A Seminarian Reflection
Now it is a pleasure to introduce to you one of our seminarians who joined us from Medellin, Colombia, several years ago. It’s been a long road for Ruben Dario Garcia Sanchez, yet he continues to work toward one day being a priest of God, ready to serve the Diocese of Norwich.   Fathe...

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Bishop's Column: Hope For The Future
August 2020 Four County Catholic Hope For The Future   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, These have become extraordinary times. The world is intensely focused on the pandemic, the economy, politics, and social justice. “Facts” change depending on the source of...

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Golfers Needed!  Catholic Charities 15th Annual Golf Tournament Set to Play September 16th!
Golfers Needed! Join us for a swing and a prayer on Wednesday, September 16th at the Norwich Golf Course for Catholic Charities’ 15th Annual Golf Tournament. Catholic Charities has been Providing Help & Creating Hope to those most in need throughout Eastern Connecticut for the last 9...

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Employment Opportunities in the Diocese of Norwich
Looking for a job? We have a number of open positions that can be found at  NorwichDiocese.org/Employment.   The updated page includes listings for several employment opportunities within the diocese.   Development / Marketing Coordinator - St. Vincent de Paul Place...

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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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