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Origins of Halloween Rooted in Catholic Faith
Halloween. It is perhaps one of the most misunderstood holidays, but one that has definite roots within the Catholic faith. Halloween comes from the word ‘hallow’ which means holy and ‘e’en’ a shortened form of the word evening.  November 1 is All Saints’ ...

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Catholic
Saints Celebrate Safe Return to School
Excitement and anticipation were in the air as more than 340 Saint Bernard School students returned to campus. After several months of planning and preparation by the administration and faculty, students resumed in-person learning for the first time since March.   To make students and parent...

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New Session Added-Take a Journey With Mary Through Her Seven Sorrows
Due to popular interest, another session of this virtual program will take place Monday evenings from 7-8:15 P.M. October 19, 26 and November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 If you are seeking to find hope, strength and comfort from a loss, burden or sorrow, join us for A Journey with Mary Through Her Sev...

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Norwich, Catholic
Faithful Gather to Pray for an End to Abortion
The 13th year of participation in the 40 Days for Life Campaign  began with a Mass from the Cathedral of Saint Patrick.  In addition to the five clergy who concelebrated the Mass, the cathedral was near COVID-19 guideline capacity of 100 socially distanced participants. Click the&nb...

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Virtual Forum: Life in the Thought of Pope Francis
Please join us for our virtual forum Life in the Thought of Pope Francis October 4, 2020 7:00-8:00 pm   sponsored by the Diocese of Norwich. The forum will include 3 National speakers highlighting 40 Days for Life Laudato Si World Day of Migrants and Refugees   ...

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Pro-Life, Catholic, Pope
Forced Like Jesus Christ to Flee - Virtual Bilingual Prayer Service
“Forced Like Jesus Christ to Flee.” “Obligados como Jesucristo a huir.” World Day for Migrants and Refugees 2020 Jornada Mundial del Migrante y del Refugiado 2020 “When we talk about migrants and displaced persons, all too often we stop at statistics; bu...

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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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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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