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Women's Conference Virtual Basket Raffle: Open to ALL
To support the Norwich Diocesan Women’s Conference there will be a Virtual Basket Raffle October 13 through October 31. Open to ALL.          There are 16 beautiful baskets to choose from. Winners will be notified November 2.  Chances are ONLY $1!&n...

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Hope and Faith - Interesting Stories of Saints
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 28 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Liza Roach- the Youth and Young Adult Minister in the Office of Faith Events explores interesting...

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October Celebrates Our Guardian Angels

Posted on October 13, 2020 in: ACA

October Celebrates Our Guardian Angels
As October unfolds, we welcome cooler temperatures and colorful foliage, and celebrate many feast days. One of my favorites, which I find to be particularly comforting in today’s world, is the Feast of the Guardian Angel on October 2. This feast day celebrates God’s loving care for ea...

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Grateful for Efforts of Properties and Cemeteries Office
The summer of 2020 has certainly been one for the record books. We continued to social distance, perhaps returned to work, and had to consider all options regarding childcare and school academics. In addition to all these difficult tasks Connecticut experienced some severe weather. When I drove t...

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Governor Lamont Issues Executive Order Regarding Worship Gatherings
Coronavirus Resources and Information Capacity Limits – Phase 3 Updated October 9, 2020 Yesterday Governor Lamont issued Executive Order No. 9F amending previous Executive Orders concerning limitations on religious gatherings as the State moves into phase three (3) of its reopening pl...

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Fishing Boats for Saintard, Haiti
  “…Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” By Father Frank Rouleau, Chaplain and Twinning Director, Outreach to Haiti With the arrival of  hurricane season, I was reminded of October four years ago when H...

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Virtual Forum Explores 'Life in the Thought of Pope Francis'
FCC News Desk -- An appreciation of the dignity and worth of all human beings was at the heart of a special online forum held Sunday, Oct. 4. "Life in the Thought of Pope Francis" was hosted from the Diocese of Norwich by Father Robert Washabaugh, who invited three national...

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Life in the Spirit Seminar Weekend Retreat - October 23 - 25, 2020
“Is something missing in your life and you can’t seem to figure out what it is?” A Life in the Spirit Seminar is an OPPORTUNITY for YOU to EXPERIENCE the GIFT OF PENTECOST!   Presented by Spiritual Renewal Services, a ministry of the Diocese of Norwich ...

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Partners in Caring: Catholic Charities, Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Help Others  
Catholic Charities is celebrating a long partnership with the Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Catholic Charities can trace its beginning to a meeting of the New London branch of the Connecticut Council of Catholic Women in May of 1921. Mrs. Frank L. McGuire, president of the council&#...

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Talking About Saints-Our Video Series Continues
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 27 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Marianne Nicholas, the Administrative Assistant for the Office of Faith Events speaks about Saint...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on June 07, 2024 in: Events, Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events Saturday June 15 Strawberry Festival 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. St. Lawrence parish hall Killingworth Food: homemade strawberry shortcake, hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork, fries and more. Attractions~Basket raffle, children's games, vendors, entertainment.   Sunday, June 16, July 21 Healing Mass & Healing Service Church of the Holy Family, Hebron 2 PM to 4 PM, the third Sunday of every month Fr. Ray Introvigne and Fr. Michael Phillippino. Music by: Joe D’Ambrose, Jayvee & Tina Mateo. “Remember- Jesus is...

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A Question of Faith - What does Mary, the ‘Mediatrix of All Graces' mean?
“Father Breton, I recently heard someone refer to the Blessed Mother as the ‘Mediatrix of All Graces.’ What is meant by this title and what is the Catholic understanding of Mary’s role in salvation history?” Known by her many titles, such as Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Peace and Our Lady of Lourdes, the Blessed Mother holds another special title: Mediatrix of All Graces. This title occupies a central place in the hearts and minds of millions around the world, embodying the eternal qualities of love, compassion, and...

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A Prayer for Father's Day

Posted on June 13, 2024 in: Reflections

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A Prayer for Father's Day
Dear God, Thank you for loving us with your perfect heart of a father. We ask you this Father's Day and always to guide and protect the hearts of all men in fatherly roles who are striving to love with your heart and do your work. Give them pure, chaste, courageous, and creative hearts like Saint Joseph. Give them hearts that never tire of serving those they are called to love. Give them hearts that seek out their loved ones and gently turn their gaze to see You, who is Love.  And we ask you, Father, to bless them abundantly today....

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Carlo Acutis to be First Millennial Saint: Pope Francis Recognizes Miracle for Canonization
Pope Francis has recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Carlo Acutis, paving the way for him to become the first millennial saint. The Italian computer-coding teenager who died of cancer in 2006 is known for his great devotion to the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The recognition of the second miracle attributed to Acutis’ intercession makes it possible that Acutis could be canonized during the Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year. In a decree on May 23, Pope Francis approved the miraculous healing of a 21-year-old girl ...

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held June 1

Posted on May 20, 2024 in: ProLife

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held June 1
The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, June 1 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Raymond Introvigne at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rachel Rosary will be prayed at the Cathedral. A brunch in the Cathedral Hall will follow the Rosary this month.      

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Saint of the Month- The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
  The feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church is a significant celebration in the Catholic liturgical calendar. It occurs on the Monday following Pentecost Sunday, highlighting Mary’s role as the spiritual mother of all believers and the Church itself. This feast recognizes her unique position in Christian theology and underscores her importance in the life of the faithful. Mary holds a special place in Catholic devotion as the Mother of God (Theotokos). Her “yes” to the angel Gabriel’s announcement paved the way for the Inc...

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