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Did You Miss the Fourth Lenten Mission Meeting? Here's the Video!
Did you miss last week’s Lenten Mission??  Fr. Peter Langevin explored faith through the eyes of Mary Magdalene.  Fr. Peter reflected on Mary Magdalene as a sinner forgiven by Jesus, but also as the one who was chosen to first announce the Resurrection to the apostl...

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Life in the Spirit Seminar Weekend Retreat : April 23 - 25, 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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Saint Bernard Students Learn About the Stock Market in a Fun Way
For the past three years, Kelli Hammond’s eighth-grade history classes have learned valuable lessons using the Stock Market Game. Since its inception in 1977, the Stock Market Game has helped almost 20 million students prepare for financially independent futures. Students are introduced to ...

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Vocations Corner: Dive Into Lent
At the beginning of the first week of Lent, the Church celebrated the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. The next day, during Holy Mass, we heard proclaimed the Gospel of Matthew chapter 6: verses 7-25 where Jesus teaches the apostles to pray. I highlight these two points as a way to simply yet signif...

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A Reflection on Saint Joseph

Posted on March 18, 2021 in: Reflections

A Reflection on Saint Joseph
Mary-Jo McLaughlin, Coordinator of Catholic Family Services, gives a reflection and prayer on St. Joseph.    

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Connecticut Bishops Release Joint Statement on Vaccines
        Statement from Connecticut Catholic Bishops Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines   People should feel free in good conscience to receive any of the vaccines currently available (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson) for the sake of their own health an...

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Sacraments 101: Jesus Transforms the Ordinary into Something Heavenly
As we’ve seen in both the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, each Sacrament of the Church comes to us with a particular form and a particular matter which are required in order for the Sacrament to be valid. But if we step back for a minute, we can see that there is a coherent reason w...

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Strengthen Your Marriage

Posted on March 18, 2021 in: Events, Marriage, Lent

Strengthen Your Marriage
The Stations of the Cross for Couples Friday, March 26 7 PM Registration Required Sign-Up Today The Catholic Family Services Office and Worldwide Marriage Encounter are sponsoring a virtual Stations of the Cross for Couples on Friday, March 26 at 7 P.M.  Join us as we accompany Je...

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A Prayer to Saint Joseph

Posted on March 18, 2021 in: Reflections

A Prayer to Saint Joseph
The prayer is ordinarily enriched with a partial indulgence (Handbook of Indulgences, conc. 19). During the Year of Saint Joseph, however—which lasts from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021—the use of this prayer has been included among those enriched with a plenary indulgence (se...

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Reminder: Winter Decoration Cleanup Dates
Winter decorations in all Diocesan Cemeteries should be picked up by March 21st, 2021.    Our Norwich Diocesan Cemetery winter decoration cleanup will start March 22nd, 2021.

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Calendar of Events

Posted on August 05, 2022 in: Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
Do you have an upcoming parish or school event that would be of interest to others in the Diocese? Promote Your Parish or School Event Around the Diocese Submissions Press releases announcing a diocesan, parish, or Catholic school-sponsored event must be received at least 14 days in advance of the event..  Your information should be typed into the body of an email. Please DO NOT submit flyers. Compose your submission as seen below. Provide the essential information about your event — what, when, where, and whom to contact. 175-word maxi...

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Employment Opportunities in the Diocese of Norwich
Looking for a job? We have a number of open positions that can be found at  NorwichDiocese.org/Employment.   The updated page includes listings for several employment opportunities within the diocese.     Administrative Assistant - Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich     School job postings are online as well   Be sure to keep the link to NorwichDiocese.org/Employment handy  

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Rest in Peace, Sr. Rita Johnson, SSND
Sr. Rita K. Johnson, SSND, Diocesan Director of Ministry to the Sick died on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at W.W. Backus Hospital in Norwich.  Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts on May 10, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Rita K. (Craven) Johnson and John Johnson. Sister Rita was born and raised in Roxbury, MA, and was taught by the School Sisters of Notre Dame at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School and Mission Church High School. After professing religious vows as a School Sister of Notre Dame in 1963, Sr. Rita taught in Catholic schools in New...

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Ill or Homebound? Here is a list of Daily and Weekend Livestream Masses
FCC News Desk A number of parishes in the Diocese continue to Livestream Weekend Masses online for those persons and their caretakers who are ill or homebound. Some parishes archive their Masses for on-demand replay.  All Masses and special services from the Cathedral are available for viewing at any time.  Check out the following resources for online Masses:     Broadcast and Streaming Mass Schedule:   NorwichDiocese.org/Masses   Sunday morning Masses from the Cathedral of Saint Patrick are broadcast on t...

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Help is Available for Challenged Marriages
You Can Help Your Marriage Do you feel alone in your marriage? Are you frustrated or angry with your spouse? Do you and your spouse argue, or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about your relationship make it worse?  If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, consider attending a Retrouvaille weekend experience. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) is a lifeline for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationships. It seeks to help couples heal and renew their hurting marriages. For confidenti...

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A New Eucharistic Miracle in Mexico?
A video circulating on social media shows what appears to be a eucharistic miracle — a consecrated Host exposed for adoration by the faithful seems to “beat” like a heart. The video was recorded July 23 at Our Lady of the Rosary parish in the town of Zapotlanejo, near Guadalajara, in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Argentine priest Father Carlos Spahn, founder and superior of the Religious Family of the Immaculate Heart and Divine Mercy, who is currently ministering in Mexico, led the eucharistic adoration service. In a statement to ACI Prensa, CNA&...

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