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'Tis the Season to be Grateful
The act of reaching out and asking for a helping hand is difficult for many people to do. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich is here to help those who are in crisis and need assistance. The only way we are able to keep helping others is because of our supporters. We would not be in the position ...

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Norwich, Catholic
Author, Speaker Addresses Virtual Women’s Conference
Throughout the Bible one can find stories of women who considered themselves failures, were disillusioned, suffered physical and emotional wounds, and felt abandoned and broken by the circumstances life had inflicted on them. Even so, their stories have a message for women today, says author and tel...

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Norwich, Catholic
Mercy Math Club Seeks to Extend First Place Streak
Mercy High School continues its unblemished track record with a string of three first-place finishes in the competitive Middlesex County Math League, which includes teams representing 11 high schools from throughout the county. Mercy has been the only all-girls team to participate in the Middlese...

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Norwich, Catholic
Superintendent's Letter: Advent is An Important Time in Our Schools
My Dear Friends, December is a very special month for all of us. It is certainly about Christmas, but for all of us it is also about Advent. Advent is the time to remember and prepare for the real meaning of Christmas and the coming of Jesus into the world. This is an important educational opp...

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Norwich, Catholic
Mercy Students Earn AP Scholar Awards  
Sixty students at Mercy High School earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams for the 2019-20 school year. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to ta...

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Norwich, Catholic
Anticipating the Coming of Christ
This month’s Hope and Faith video series, sponsored by the Office of Faith Events, has a special guest speaker for the four weeks of Advent - The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote. His thought-provoking reflections will be a welcome addition to your Christmas preparation. Bishop Cote will sha...

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Bishop Cote's Christmas Message for 2020
December 2020 Four County Catholic Christmas Message 2020 “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Upon those who lived in a land of gloom a light has shone” Isaiah 9:1 My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, These words of the prophet Isaiah, taken fr...

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Bishop, Norwich, Catholic
December Holy Hour- Important Change in Time and Venue
The Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations will be Virtual this month with a time change due to the storm. See Note from Fr. Greg Galvin, Director of Vocations for the details. Due to the storm beginning Wednesday night into Thursday afternoon, the Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations which was due to ...

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A Thank You to Our Volunteers
A very BIG Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who made hundreds of prayer squares and many prayer shawls for the Square and a Prayer Ministry.   Through your hard work, love, and prayers you have touched the hearts and hands of so many in need of hope.

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Catholic, Prayer, giving, COVID-19

Bishop Cote Reflects on Peace

Posted on December 16, 2020 in: FaithSparks, Advent

Bishop Cote Reflects on Peace
This month’s Hope and Faith video series, sponsored by the Office of Faith Events, has a special guest speaker for the four weeks of Advent - The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote. His thought-provoking reflections will be a welcome addition to your Christmas preparation. Bishop Cote will sha...

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Twenty Years on from 9/11, How a NYC Firefighter Became a Catholic Priest
It’s been 20 years since the attacks of September 11, the most devastating terrorist attack in recorded history. If you were old enough, it’s likely you remember exactly where you were when you first learned of the attacks. Maybe you watched them, in real time, on the news. Maybe you learned about them from your parents when they picked you up from school that day. Tom Colucci was a lieutenant in the NYC Fire Department, and one of the first responders that fateful day. This week on CNA Newsroom, Tom shares his memories of September 11th. He says the witness ...

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  The Norwich 40 Days-For-Life Campaign will begin with a Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday, September 21, at 7 PM. Bishop Michael R. Cote will be the principal celebrant and Fr. Michael Bovino will be the homilist. This year, The 40 Days for Life Campaign runs from Wednesday, Sept. 22nd through Oct. 31st. Please join-in with your fellow parishioners by praying, fasting, and signing-up to participate in the peaceful prayer vigil held outside the planned parenthood facility at 12 Case St. in Norwich. For more information, go to https://www....

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Reflecting on Summer Assignments

Posted on September 07, 2021 in: Vocations

Reflecting on Summer Assignments
An integral part of a seminarian’s priestly formation is his summer assignment. Each summer, upon returning home from the seminary, our seminarians are assigned to different parishes in the Diocese for eight weeks of pastoral work and experience. This time in the parish is important for them. It serves to assist them in developing pastoral competency, it teaches them about pastoral leadership, and it provides them with opportunities for collaboration with others. Most of all, it helps them become true shepherds after the heart and example of Jesus Christ. Just befo...

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St. Joseph Church in Norwich to Exhibit Parish History
Honoring the Year of St. Joseph 8 December 2020- 8 December 2021 St. Joseph Church on 120 Cliff St.  Norwich,  will be holding an exhibition of the parish history at the parish Rectory on Oct. 2nd and 9th after the 4PM mass and Oct 3rd and 10th after the 8:30 AM mass.   The exhibit will be open for 2 hours.  All are welcome.  

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Saint Bernard School Welcomes Students for New Year
The first day of Saint Bernard School's 2021-2022 school year on Aug. 30 was a great success.   Below are some photos from the first day.    Prayers to the students, faculty and staff for a healthy, educational and inspirational year.  

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Special Outreach to Haiti Events Coming Up
6th Annual Outreach to Haiti Golf Tournament   Outreach to Haiti's 6th annual Golf Tournament will be held at Wintonbury Hills in Bloomfield, CT, on September 11, 2021. Wintonbury Hills is a Pete Dye course, rated the #5 Municipal Course in the US by Golf.com, the #11 Course in New England by Golfweek, and is on the list of the top 10 Pete Dye Golf courses by GolfAdvisors.com.  This is where the golf tournament has been held each year, and all have had a wonderful time at it! Click here for the registration and sponsorship forms.  ...

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