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A Reflection in Nature- Laudato Si
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 25 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Mary Jo McLaughlin, Catholic Family Services Coordinator in the Office of Faith Events speaks abo...

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Retirement after 40 Years in Education: Perfect Timing
Imagine being a high school teacher for 40 years, walking into a classroom every day and presenting information in new and innovative ways. Think of all the changes in education you would have “lived through.” There was chalk on a chalkboard instead of markers on a whiteboard; filmstrips...

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Norwich, Catholic
Outside Gift Benefits Office of Faith Events
Occasionally, we have the great fortune to receive gifts from people who are not members of our diocese. This was the case on August 4, when Robert N. Roach (Nick), chief executive officer of The Chemical Company of Jamestown, Rhode Island and his daughter, Liza Roach, the youth and young adult mini...

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Norwich, Catholic
Love is the Greatest Treasure of All
One of my favorite scriptural quotations can be found in Matthew (6:19-21), “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal....

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Haiti, Norwich, Catholic
Students Join Bishop Cote at St. Michael School Blessing
FCC News Desk Young students of Saint Michael School in Pawcatuck gathered on the front lawn of their 'new' building at the former West Broad Street School on September 15 as Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D., blessed the building with holy water and took part in a dedication for the new ...

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Norwich, blessing, Catholic
40 Days For Life is Returning With September 22nd Mass
There has been a lot of attention to human injustice in our news as of late. But regarding the respect and protection of the most vulnerable, the unborn babies in mother’s wombs, little is being reported or broadcast. Abortion continues to be the most significant human rights violation of our ...

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Pro-Life, Norwich, Catholic, EndAbortion, 40DaysNorwich, 40DaysforLife
Ride for Haiti Stops at Cathedral of Saint Patrick
FCC News Desk A team of four bike riders taking part in the annual "Ride for Haiti" across Connecticut made a stop Thursday, September 17, at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich.  The team chatted with Bishop Michael R. Cote and stopped for pictures with Father Frank ...

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Haiti, Norwich, Catholic, schools

Welcome to Sacraments 101

Posted on September 16, 2020 in: Sacraments 101

Welcome to Sacraments 101
If one of your non-Catholic friends were to approach you one day and say to you: “What are the Sacraments all about? Why do you Catholics place such importance on them? After all, I have read the Gospels - and Jesus doesn’t use the word Sacrament anywhere,” how would you respond? W...

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Norwich, Catholic
Laudato Si- Chapter 4- Relationships
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 24 Liza Roach, Youth and Young Adult Minister for the Diocese of Norwich discusses Chapter 4 of Laudato Si.   Related...

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LaudatoSi
Catechetical Sunday- September 20, 2020
A Prayer for Catechists Loving Father, we pray today for our catechists. We thank you for their gift of ministry in your Church. Grant them your wisdom that they may grow in the understanding and teaching of your Word. Grant them also your love that they may be fruitful heralds of your Word an...

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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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