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St. Bernard School Graduates Don Caps & Gowns for a Virtual Commencement
This week, St. Bernard School filmed and photographed each member of the Class of 2020 at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, where the school's annual graduation ceremony is held. While the school can't hold its traditional ceremony this year due to COVID-19, each member of the Class o...

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Online Video Q&A with Father Greg Galvin a Success
On Wednesday, May 6, Andrea Hoisl, Director of Faith Events, was joined by Father Greg Galvin, Director of Vocations as he answered questions asked by parishioners throughout the Diocese about church life during the pandemic. The hour-long Q&A was well attended and answe...

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Catholic Charities Provides Compassionate Care
For 99 years, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, Inc. has assisted disadvantaged communities within Eastern Connecticut. With the motto of “Providing Help and Creating Hope,” the agency, through its Intensive Case Management/Emergency Basic Needs Program, provides compassionate huma...

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Annual Catholic Appeal: Unwavering Commitment in Uncertain Times
There has never been an Annual Catholic Appeal theme that was more applicable to the lives of our entire diocesan community than this year’s theme, “One Faith, One Family.” Together, as one family of God, we are experiencing a pandemic gripping the entire world. Whether we live ...

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Sa ou plante se sa ou rèkolte (A Haitian Proverb): What you plant is what you harvest
For nearly 40 years the Diocese of Norwich has had a presence in Haiti, the poorest and most densely populated country in the Western Hemisphere. A series of pilgrimages by clergy, religious and lay people in the early 1980s profoundly impacted all who came to this little island country approxima...

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Vocations Corner: A Seminarian Reflection by Mr. Jacob Ramos
As we all continue carrying on the directives given to us as a country trying to fight off this invisible enemy, COVID-19, I take this opportunity to let you know how the seminarians are doing. Below is a reflection from Jacob Ramos, who is finishing his second year of theology and next year is look...

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Vocations, Norwich, Catholic
'Hope and Faith' Video Series Week 6
As the Lenten Series has ended, the Office of Faith Events has decided to continue weekly videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Marianne Nicholas, Administrative Assistant to the Office of Faith Events, speaks about Hope. The Good New...

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Faith Sparks: Family Faith in Isolation
In a recent statement Pope Francis said, “I am thinking of the families under lockdown, children who aren’t going to school, parents who cannot leave the house, some who are in quarantine. May the Lord help them discover new ways, new expressions of love, of living together in this new s...

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'Hope and Faith' Video Series Week 5
As the Lenten Series has ended, the Office of Faith Events has decided to continue weekly videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  This week on the Hope and Faith series we are joined by national youth speaker Mike Patin. Mike ponders during these "stay at home" days...

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Ministry During Pandemic - Special "One Faith, One Family" Edition of the Four County Catholic
Approximately two months ago the Ministry Fair that was to be held on March 15 was postponed due to coronavirus concerns. This annual event is a way to showcase the good works of our diocesan ministries. It is at the Ministry Fair that ministry directors and their staffs update partic...

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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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