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Entries for September 2020

11th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner Postponed
The 11th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner has been postponed until November 7, 2021 due to pandemic restrictions. The Honorees which were announced in June are Andrea D. Hoisl, Very Reverend Dennis M. Perkins, and Fredric S. Smith. For more information please call Gina Foster gfoster@norwichdioc...

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ACA “One Faith, One Family” Working Hard to Help
While we face uncertainty in some aspects of our lives, all of us can take strength and hope from our faith. We believe that God is always with us and will never forsake us. We can also find great comfort in knowing we are all in this together, each of us helping our family, friends and neighbors as...

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Coming Up: World Day for Migrants and Refugees: It’s About All of Us
“We lived in fear. We never knew when the gangs would decide it was our turn for them to take my daughter. One night they came looking for her. She was not home. They said they would return. They said they would kill me if I tried to hide her. That’s when I decided I had to take her and ...

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A Year of Service- Walking with Moms in Need
Heeding the call of Saint John Paul II to build a culture of life, our diocese, in union with an initiative from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is partaking in a year of service titled “Walking with Moms in Need”. The purpose of this year of service is to increase the ...

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Day 9 Laudato Si from the Ninigret Conservation Area
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 23 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Marianne Nicholas, Administrative Assistant for the Office of Faith Events reflects on Laudato Si...

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Superintendent's Desk: We're Blessed to Be Able to Re-open Schools
My Dear Friends, The principals, head masters, deans, teachers and staff at all of the schools in the Diocese of Norwich are so excited and feel blessed to be able to re-open all the schools and deliver direct instruction to their students. The schools along with their committees have done a r...

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Catholic Charities SNAP Enrollment Services
Catholic Charities SNAP Enrollment Services Catholic Charities can assist you with food stamp application and determination.  Please call any of our locations to make an appointment. Norwich 860-889-8346, New London 860-443-5328, Middletown 860-346-0060, and Willimantic 860-423-7065. &...

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The Rite of Religious Profession

Posted on September 05, 2020 in: Vocations

The Rite of Religious Profession
"Do not forget that when the Lord calls, He also provides the necessary strength and grace to answer His call." -- Pope Saint John Paul II     On August 19, the chapel at Holy Family Motherhouse in Baltic was the place of this wondrous moment for two young women inv...

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Bishop's Column: Fortified With a Refreshed Understanding
September 2020 Four County Catholic Fortified With a Refreshed Understanding   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, September marks the start of another school year. Since the beginning of this pandemic I have witnessed the unwavering dedication of our faculty and staff membe...

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USCCB Labor Day 2020 Statement: Rebuilding a Dignified Post-COVID World
"Behold, I make all things new" (Rev. 21:5) Here are highlights of the Labor Day 2020 Statement written by the Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley Archbishop of Oklahoma City and Chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development for United States Conference of...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on August 05, 2022 in: Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
Do you have an upcoming parish or school event that would be of interest to others in the Diocese? Promote Your Parish or School Event Around the Diocese Submissions Press releases announcing a diocesan, parish, or Catholic school-sponsored event must be received at least 14 days in advance of the event..  Your information should be typed into the body of an email. Please DO NOT submit flyers. Compose your submission as seen below. Provide the essential information about your event — what, when, where, and whom to contact. 175-word maxi...

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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.     Administrative Assistant - Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich     School job postings are online as well   Be sure to keep the link to NorwichDiocese.org/Employment handy  

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Rest in Peace, Sr. Rita Johnson, SSND
Sr. Rita K. Johnson, SSND, Diocesan Director of Ministry to the Sick died on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at W.W. Backus Hospital in Norwich.  Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts on May 10, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Rita K. (Craven) Johnson and John Johnson. Sister Rita was born and raised in Roxbury, MA, and was taught by the School Sisters of Notre Dame at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School and Mission Church High School. After professing religious vows as a School Sister of Notre Dame in 1963, Sr. Rita taught in Catholic schools in New...

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Ill or Homebound? Here is a list of Daily and Weekend Livestream Masses
FCC News Desk A number of parishes in the Diocese continue to Livestream Weekend Masses online for those persons and their caretakers who are ill or homebound. Some parishes archive their Masses for on-demand replay.  All Masses and special services from the Cathedral are available for viewing at any time.  Check out the following resources for online Masses:     Broadcast and Streaming Mass Schedule:   NorwichDiocese.org/Masses   Sunday morning Masses from the Cathedral of Saint Patrick are broadcast on t...

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Help is Available for Challenged Marriages
You Can Help Your Marriage Do you feel alone in your marriage? Are you frustrated or angry with your spouse? Do you and your spouse argue, or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about your relationship make it worse?  If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, consider attending a Retrouvaille weekend experience. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) is a lifeline for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationships. It seeks to help couples heal and renew their hurting marriages. For confidenti...

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A New Eucharistic Miracle in Mexico?
A video circulating on social media shows what appears to be a eucharistic miracle — a consecrated Host exposed for adoration by the faithful seems to “beat” like a heart. The video was recorded July 23 at Our Lady of the Rosary parish in the town of Zapotlanejo, near Guadalajara, in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Argentine priest Father Carlos Spahn, founder and superior of the Religious Family of the Immaculate Heart and Divine Mercy, who is currently ministering in Mexico, led the eucharistic adoration service. In a statement to ACI Prensa, CNA&...

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