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Catholic Charities Assisting Families Through Pregnancy Services
If you are a parent-to-be, single mother, or parent of an infant one year and under, you can expect major challenges starting from before the child is born and throughout their infancy. Let’s not even talk about the challenges of raising adolescents, as that is a topic for another article. ...

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Norwich, Catholic
Saint Bernard Student Sews Face Masks for Hospitals
Katelyn Geren, a freshman at Saint Bernard School, is helping the local community by sewing masks for hospitals, nursing homes and organizations in need. Katelyn, a Ledyard resident, sews the masks in between her studies. Each mask takes about 10 minutes to create, she says. “I have fall...

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Norwich, Catholic, giving, schools
Saints of Molokai Minister to Forgotten Exiles
In February, my husband and I were blessed to vacation in Hawaii. The scenery everywhere was breathtaking, but there was a beauty and a peace on the island of Molokai that I didn’t experience on the other more populated islands we visited. Maybe it was the less-frantic pace of Molokai, which b...

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Seminarian Ordained to Diaconate

Posted on April 23, 2020 in: Vocations

Seminarian Ordained to Diaconate
Seminarian Lawrence Barile was ordained a transitional deacon on Wednesday, April 15th. The ordination took place at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, MA. Bishop Robert F. Hennessy, Auxilliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston presided. Here is a Reflection that...

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Virtual Holy Hour for Vocations-TONIGHT at 6pm
Join us TONIGHT, April 23, 6 pm, as we Livestream the Holy Hour for Vocations from St. Bridget of Kildare - Moodus, CT.  Our prayer is 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.  Livestream can ...

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'Hope and Faith' Video Series Week 3
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 the Hope and Faith series is joined by national youth speaker Robert Feduccia. Robert reflects on what God wants us to focus on eac...

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Norwich, Catholic, faith
One Heart Ministry Makes Pins and Prayers for Health Care Providers
This prayer and pin were made in gratitude by the One Heart Ministry Group for our HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.  If you would like a pin and prayer to be mailed to you, send a request to ahoisl@norwichdiocese.net and the group will mail one (or many) out to you. We are holding our HEALTH ...

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Prayer, Heart
Mercy Alumna Appointed President of Mercy High School
Sr. Maureen Reardon, RSM, PhD, chairperson of the Mercy High School Board of Trustees is proud to announce the appointment of Alissa K. DeJonge '95 as President of Mercy High School, effective July 1, 2020.  “I am confident that Ms. DeJonge will bring creative, visionary leadership to h...

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Norwich, Catholic, School
Submit Your Photos of Messages of HOPE and LOVE
The Office of Faith Events for the Diocese of Norwich is sharing messages of Hope and Love from the community.   If you have decorated the front door of your home with a message of HOPE or LOVE, Send a picture to the office at manicholas@norwichdiocese.net   The Office of Faith...

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Norwich, Catholic, faith
In Case You Missed It: CT Login for Life
Catch a video recap of the NEW      "CT-Login for Life"   This hour-long webinar event features:   State level presenters discussing current pro-life issues in Connecticut Information on lobbying your elected officials Questions by partici...

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Pro-Life, Norwich, Catholic
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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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