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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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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
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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Christmas Commercialism Clouds Advent's Patient Waiting
Advent dawns upon us and once again we begin our journey of patient waiting for the arrival of Christmas – which can be a special challenge and struggle for children and young people, but also for adults. The culture decorates for Christmas even before Halloween is over. The Hallmark Channe...

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Calendar of Events

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

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Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events Saturday June 15 Strawberry Festival 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. St. Lawrence parish hall Killingworth Food: homemade strawberry shortcake, hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork, fries and more. Attractions~Basket raffle, children's games, vendors, entertainment.   Sunday, June 16, July 21 Healing Mass & Healing Service Church of the Holy Family, Hebron 2 PM to 4 PM, the third Sunday of every month Fr. Ray Introvigne and Fr. Michael Phillippino. Music by: Joe D’Ambrose, Jayvee & Tina Mateo. “Remember- Jesus is...

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A Question of Faith - What does Mary, the ‘Mediatrix of All Graces' mean?
“Father Breton, I recently heard someone refer to the Blessed Mother as the ‘Mediatrix of All Graces.’ What is meant by this title and what is the Catholic understanding of Mary’s role in salvation history?” Known by her many titles, such as Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Peace and Our Lady of Lourdes, the Blessed Mother holds another special title: Mediatrix of All Graces. This title occupies a central place in the hearts and minds of millions around the world, embodying the eternal qualities of love, compassion, and...

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A Prayer for Father's Day

Posted on June 13, 2024 in: Reflections

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A Prayer for Father's Day
Dear God, Thank you for loving us with your perfect heart of a father. We ask you this Father's Day and always to guide and protect the hearts of all men in fatherly roles who are striving to love with your heart and do your work. Give them pure, chaste, courageous, and creative hearts like Saint Joseph. Give them hearts that never tire of serving those they are called to love. Give them hearts that seek out their loved ones and gently turn their gaze to see You, who is Love.  And we ask you, Father, to bless them abundantly today....

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Carlo Acutis to be First Millennial Saint: Pope Francis Recognizes Miracle for Canonization
Pope Francis has recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Carlo Acutis, paving the way for him to become the first millennial saint. The Italian computer-coding teenager who died of cancer in 2006 is known for his great devotion to the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The recognition of the second miracle attributed to Acutis’ intercession makes it possible that Acutis could be canonized during the Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year. In a decree on May 23, Pope Francis approved the miraculous healing of a 21-year-old girl ...

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held June 1

Posted on May 20, 2024 in: ProLife

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held June 1
The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, June 1 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Raymond Introvigne at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rachel Rosary will be prayed at the Cathedral. A brunch in the Cathedral Hall will follow the Rosary this month.      

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Saint of the Month- The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
  The feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church is a significant celebration in the Catholic liturgical calendar. It occurs on the Monday following Pentecost Sunday, highlighting Mary’s role as the spiritual mother of all believers and the Church itself. This feast recognizes her unique position in Christian theology and underscores her importance in the life of the faithful. Mary holds a special place in Catholic devotion as the Mother of God (Theotokos). Her “yes” to the angel Gabriel’s announcement paved the way for the Inc...

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