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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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Catholic Charities is 'An Island of Hope'
Catholic Charities is “An Island of Hope” to many these days who are dealing with the physical and financial effects of COVID-19. Catholic Charities provides a place of respite for our clients to weather the Covid-19 storm. The number of clients served by Catholic Charities throughout th...

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

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Diocese Celebrates the Ordination of Three Men to the Priesthood
On June 29, 2024, the Diocese of Norwich celebrated the ordination of three young men to the priesthood, marking a joyous event for the community. “You bring with you many gifts granted to you by God in His goodness,” said The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, to deacons Eric Carl Hosmer, Julian Felipe Cuervo-Lozada, and Alexander James Pandolfe during his homily. “Put them to good use, always, for the glory of God and the good of His holy people.” Bishop Cote expressed deep appreciation to Mount Saint Mary’s seminary faculty ...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on July 01, 2024 in: News, Vocations

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Clergy Appointments
July 1, 2024 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 Henry Agudelo, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Brendan the Navigator Parish-Saint Joseph Church and Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church, New London, Saint Paul Church, Waterford, and Our Lady of Grace Church, Fishers Island, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary Parish, Clinton.                       ...

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Faith and Freedom: Reflections on Independence Day
As the night sky explodes with vibrant fireworks and the tantalizing scents of barbecues drift through the air, Americans from every corner of the nation unite in celebration of the Fourth of July. For us, as Catholics, this day isn't just about national pride; it's a profound moment to delve into the intricate connection between our unwavering faith and the precious freedoms that define our lives. Cast your mind back to 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was boldly signed, proclaiming the inalienable dignity and rights bestowed upon every individual b...

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Annual Blessing of the Fleet Returns to Stonington Borough
As Stonington has done for over 60 years, the St. Mary community will celebrate the annual Blessing of the Fleet. This is to honor present and past commercial fishermen, lobstermen and their families. The traditional celebration returns this year. THURSDAY, July 25 at 6 p.m.: The 2024 Blessing of the Fleet 5K Race is an in-person timed race through historic Stonington Borough. The certified course starts and ends at the Town Dock, 1 High Street, Stonington. You can also choose to register for a non-competitive 2-mile walk. Register today: www.runreg.com/blessingofthefle...

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Pope Francis Asks Sacred Heart of Jesus to Convert Hearts Who Want War
Pope Francis prayed for the intercession of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Sunday to convert “the hearts of those who want war” to projects of dialogue and peace. On the last day of June, a month that the Catholic Church dedicates to the Sacred Heart, the pope asked people to continue praying for Ukraine, Palestine, Israel, Myanmar, and other parts of the world where there is much suffering caused by war. Pope Francis also asked people to remember the suffering of persecuted Christians during his Angelus address on June 29.  “Tod...

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