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Comfort from Our Lady of Guadalupe

Posted on December 08, 2020 in: ACA, Advent

Comfort from Our Lady of Guadalupe
When I was a high school student at St. Bernard School, I had the good fortune to travel on a school trip to Mexico where we visited the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I remember feeling awestruck as I entered the building, reading the inscription above me, "¿No estoy yo aquí que soy...

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Norwich, Catholic
Bishop Cote Announces New Award to Honor a Diocesan Woman
In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Diocesan Women’s Conference, Bishop Michael R. Cote announces the Our Lady, Queen of Hope Award to honor a woman in the diocese for her vision and leadership in the Catholic Church. The award is named after Mary, our Mother, who is our role model a...

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Postponed: The Festival of Lessons and Carols
The Festival of Lessons and Carols has been postponed to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, January  3, 2021.  It is one of the most festive ways to enjoy the beauty of the Cathedral of Saint Patrick. There will be a reading of sections of the Christmas story, choir music and singing of car...

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Norwich, Catholic
Send in Your Nativity Scene Photos to be Used in an Online Gallery
FCC News Desk Last Christmas season, Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter, Admirabile signum, on the meaning and importance of nativity scenes, calling for this “wonderful sign” to be more widely displayed in family homes and public places throughout the world. Last year, in res...

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Bishop Cote Reflects on the Virtue of Patience
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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Advent Resources to Help You Prepare for Christmas
“Beloved, now is the acceptable time spoken of by the Spirit, the day of salvation, peace and reconciliation: the great season of Advent. This is the time eagerly awaited by the patriarchs and prophets, the time that holy Simeon rejoiced to see.” - St. Charles Borromeo ...

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We Can Help. Promise to Protect-Pledge to Heal
We Can Help To report inappropriate conduct of any kind by a Diocesan Bishop please contact ReportBishopAbuse.org or call 1-800-276-1562 To report inappropriate contact of any kind by a representative of the Diocese of Norwich or for assistance for victims, please call The Dioce...

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Coming December 31st: Virtual Bingo

Posted on November 30, 2020 in: Events

Coming December 31st: Virtual Bingo
Great Fun! Prizes! Bingo played on the internet! Virtual Bingo will take place December 31st from 3:30-5 p.m. Cards are $6 each and will be e-mailed to players To register: Go to https://bit.ly/3kohQtJ Or call Marianne at 848-2237 ext. 304

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Gratitude for Those We Have Lost

Posted on November 30, 2020 in: FaithSparks

Gratitude for Those We Have Lost
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 35 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Mary-Jo McLaughlin, our Catholic Family Services Coordinator, talks about the gratitude we need t...

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Norwich, Catholic, faith

First Sunday of Advent-Patience

Posted on November 28, 2020 in: Advent

First Sunday of Advent-Patience
Patience --An ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay; quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care.                                          ...

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Diocese Files Chapter 11 to Ensure Fairness and Equity for Abuse Survivors
July 15, 2021, Norwich, CT – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich today filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the federal Bankruptcy Code. Bankruptcy proceedings will be before Judge James J. Tancredi in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut in Hartford. In a letter from the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich which was posted to the Diocese’s website, Chapter 11 is described as the most equitable way to resolve numerous pending lawsuits alleging the abuse of students at Mount Saint John School filed against the ...

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More Employment Opportunities in Education
It's that time of year - graduations for students and retirement for teachers. New postings just added.     There are a number of schools in the diocese that are looking for teachers and administrators.    Openings are posted weekly. NorwichDiocese.org/Employment.   Bookmark the site and check back often.   Please share with educators that you know.

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Sponsors and Players Needed for Upcoming Catholic Charities Golf Tournament
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of others” – Charles Dickens Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich will be hosting its 16th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, September 13, 2021, at Great Neck Country Club, Waterford, CT.  Registration begins at 11:00 am.  Kick-off your day with an all-you-can-eat BBQ and an on-sight cigar roller!  Shotgun start at 12:30 pm, concluding after play with delicious small bites, raffle results, and award winners. The price is $175 per player. Golfers of all levels welcome. ...

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With Heavy Hearts and Gratitude, A Legacy Continues at Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, experienced a great loss this week, with the passing of Ralph Monaco. Ralph was an attorney in New London with the firm Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco and he served on Catholic Charities Board of Directors, as well as many other outside organizations, boards and committees. Ralph began his involvement with Catholic Charities 16 years ago when he was serving on the New London Advisory committee. During his first year on the committee, he originated the Catholic Charities Annual Golf Tournament, which still continues today a...

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Updated: Pope Francis Offers Condolences After ‘Heinous Assassination’ of Haiti’s President
UPDATE: Outreach to Haiti has released a statement on their website. Click here to go to it (full statement also after this article)   Vatican City (CNA) - Pope Francis has offered his condolences to the Haitian people after their President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his home Wednesday by a group of gunmen. “Hearing the news of the heinous assassination … His Holiness Pope Francis offers his condolences to the Haitian people and to his wife, also seriously injured, whose life he commends to God,” said a telegram sent on...

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God Journeyed Through Covid with Us
As I sat home day after day in quarantine, I began to think about my blessings. To be perfectly honest the one that kept popping into my head was how lucky I was not to have young children. I was living in a house filled with twenty-somethings – which presented its own challenges every day – but I did not have young children to accompany on this scary journey. All I could think about was how do you begin to explain this unprecedented situation to children?  What words or descriptive language would help them understand a pandemic? Professionally our offic...

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