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Entries for January 2021

Events of Interest Happening in Our Parishes & Schools
Do you have an upcoming parish or school event that would be of interest to others in the Diocese? St. Joseph in Baltic does! Annual Winter Basket Raffle Goes Virtual St. Joseph School in Baltic is not letting the COVID-19 restrictions stand in the way of their major annual Christmas Extravag...

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Evangelizing with Simple Acts of Kindness
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 37 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Marianne Nicholas- Administrative Assistant for the Office of Faith Events, shares that we can be...

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Xavier Grad Wins $20,000 Entrepreneurial Award
Xavier graduate Peter Goggins recently reeled in a $20,000 first prize in a competition for start-up entrepreneurs. Goggins, ‘17, has a passion for improving the ecosystem that produces fish that ultimately end up on the dinner plate. The UConn senior, an environmental science major, has...

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The Master Weaver

Posted on January 11, 2021 in: Outreach to Haiti

The Master Weaver
I sometimes think of God’s plan as one beautiful tapestry that will not be revealed to us until we meet Him. God’s plan involves all His children. He wants us to love and help each other as He loves and helps us. Each of us is one thread in the tapestry, but all the threads are needed...

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Life in the Spirit Seminar Weekend Retreat - January 22 - 24, 2021
“Is something missing in your life and you can’t seem to figure out what it is?” A Life in the Spirit Seminar is an OPPORTUNITY for YOU to EXPERIENCE the GIFT OF PENTECOST! Presented by Spiritual Renewal Services, a ministry of the Diocese of Norwich The Life in t...

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Putnam Knights of Columbus Sponsor Blood Drives
Over the last five months, Cargill Council 64, Knights of Columbus, has collected 89 pints of blood for the Connecticut Chapter of the American Red Cross. On Friday, December 4, the Catholic family fraternal group sponsored its third and final blood drive of 2020. Red Cross blood donor teams went...

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Forever Faithful: Virtual Youth Explosion to Take Place January 31st
Virtual Youth Explosion: Forever Faithful January 31st, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Virtual YX is FREE   Joining us is national speaker, singer, songwriter and composer John Angotti.   All youth grade 6 and up are welcome to attend. To register, contact your Catechetical Lead...

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What does it mean to Evangelize as a Catholic?
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 36 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Liza Roach, Youth and Young Adult Minister, speaks about what evangelizing means for Catholics. ...

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Local Businesses Show Support to Catholic Schools
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Patron Saint of Catholic Schools, whose feast day is today, January 4, is the first American born saint to be canonized by the Church. She founded the first American religious community for women, the Sisters of Charity. She opened the first American parish school and ...

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Multicultural Celebration of Three Kings Day Takes on a New Look
Three Kings Day is celebrated all across the world.  Not to be deterred by the pandemic the Joint Norwich Catholic Cluster of Saint Mary, Saint Joseph, and  Saints Peter and Paul, stepped up their celebration to include YOU! View this virtual event, in the convenience of your ...

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Virtual Rosary Prayed Live Online Every Tuesday in October
October is the month of the Most Holy Rosary so the Office of Faith Events has put together a simple program to do a Group Rosary Virtually on Every Tuesday at 3pm.  It is a great opportunity for children and youth to learn the Rosary as a Community Online!  The first week will kick off on Tuesday, October 5th at 3pm.  We will do the first mystery of the Rosary and then the next mystery the following week.  By the end of the month, we will complete the 4 mysteries. In honor of 40 Days for Life, we will be offering a special Project Rachel Rosa...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on September 27, 2021 in: News

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Clergy Appointments
The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointments in the Diocese of Norwich   CLERGY APPOINTMENTS Reverend Francis Gilbert, from Parochial Vicar, The St. John Paul II Parish-Moodus and East Hampton, to Parochial Vicar, Divine Mercy Parish-Uncasville, Oakdale, and Quaker Hill. Effective: September 27, 2021. Rev. Msgr. Leszek T. Janik, from Vicar General for the Diocese of Norwich and Pastor, Sacred Heart Church, Norwichtown, to Vicar General for the Diocese of Norwich, Pastor, Sacred Hea...

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Willimantic Shelter in Need of Executive Director

Posted on September 30, 2021 in: News

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Willimantic Shelter in Need of Executive Director
The Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church seek a full-time Executive Director for Holy Family Home and Shelter in Willimantic CT, Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity, this 26-bed not-for-profit facility is funded by HUD, FEMA, and other grantors. "The successful applicant will be a powerful voice for the homeless, committed to faithful stewardship while developing community among a diverse population", Mother Marie Julie, SCMC said. "They must possess skills necessary for effective leadership and government grant writing."&...

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Bishop's Column: Respect Life, Always

Posted on September 30, 2021 in: Reflections, ProLife

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Bishop's Column: Respect Life, Always
October 2021 Four County Catholic Respect Life, Always My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, October is Respect Life Month. The theme this year is Saint Joseph, Defender of Life. In this year of Saint Joseph, we recall how Joseph protected the infant Jesus and His mother Mary. In his apostolic letter, “With a Father’s Heart” our Holy Father, Pope Francis wrote, “God trusted Joseph, as did Mary, who found in him someone who would not only save her life but would always provide for her and her child.” Saint Joseph, through his devot...

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Couples Attend Special Mass to Celebrate the Enduring Sacrament of Marriage
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Robert Barron once said that, “in marriage we do not only administer the sacrament to each other, but we also become a sacrament.”  Loving husbands and wives married for 25, 50 and even 65 years joined hands with their spouse and renewed their sacramental commitment to each other before the Lord at the Diocese of Norwich Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, October 3. One of the four longest married couples at Sunday's Mass at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, ...

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RSVP Today: Outreach to Haiti 35th Anniversary Celebration is November 8th
You are cordially invited to attend 35th Anniversary Celebration Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti Building a Legacy of Hope – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Monday, November 8, 2021 Mercy High School, Middletown, CT 5:30 Reception, Dinner, Silent Auction   Honorees: Most Reverend Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D. Ellen Flynn, RSM Reverend Gerald Kirby Mr. Daniel O’Sullivan And our Inaugural Works of Mercy Award to The Padre Pio Foundation   Reservations $75 per person or $50 per religious RSVP by Octo...

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