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Entries for August 2020

Laughter - Hope and Faith Video Series Week 19
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 19 Liza Roach, Youth and Young Adult Minister for the Diocese of Norwich, talks about how laughter reinvigorates the soul and is an essentia...

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Holy Hour for Vocations

Posted on August 11, 2020 in: Events, Vocations

Holy Hour for Vocations
Join us at Saint Sebastian Church, Middletown on August 13, at 6 p.m. 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.   If you can't make this one please consider joining us at a future Hol...

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Coronavirus Update- Distribution of Holy Communion
On August 6, 2020 the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, amended the Guidelines for the Restoration of Public Worship  to allow for the distribution of Holy Communion during Mass rather than at the conclusion of Mass, as had been the practice since public worship resumed on June ...

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Catholic, COVID-19
The 2020 Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference: Taking It To Higher Ground
Important Notice for September 19, 2020 No doubt, it’s Divine Providence  We’re moving the conference to New Britain Stadium! Prayers to Saint Joseph uncovered this opportunity! Outdoor venue with up to 1,500 capacity, in full compliance with Social Distancing prec...

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Catholic, CT
One Faith, One Family: Thankful For A Return To Sunday Mass
"Thank you, thank you to all of you who have remembered us in your prayers and continued to support our parish during the pandemic, it has meant so much to us,” Father Richard Breton enthusiastically said during the July 5 Mass at St. Andrew Church in Colchester. We were finally back to S...

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Norwich, Catholic
Knights of Columbus Creating Fr. Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center
The Knights of Columbus announced plans to create a new pilgrimage center for visitors to encounter the spirituality of the order’s founder, Fr. Michael McGivney, who is set to be beatified in October. The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center will be created at the current Knights of ...

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Vatican: Benedict XVI Health 'Not Serious' Concern
The Vatican said Monday the health problems of Benedict XVI are not serious, though the pope emeritus is suffering from a painful disease. The Vatican press office said according to Benedict's personal secretary, Archbishop George Ganswein, "the health conditions of the pope emeritus are...

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Catholic, Pope
Saint Bernard School 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 s...

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Saint, School
Faith in Action 'Blessing Bags’ Deliver Hope
Blessings come in various ways, but for 117 homeless people in Connecticut, blessings came in Ziploc bags. As a service project for faith formation, students at St. Luke Church, Ellington, collected snacks, toiletries and warm socks to create 117 “Blessing Bags” for homeless centers i...

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Norwich, Catholic
Hope and Faith Video Series-Pondering Christmas in July?
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 18 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Marianne Nicholas, Administrative Assistant to the Office of Faith Events, speaks about how the p...

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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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