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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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Lenten Reflection - Deacon Dennis Dolan
March 17, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Deacon Dennis Dolan speaks on renewal during the season of Lent. For more resources to help you on your Lenten journey Visit and Bookmark  NorwichDiocese.org/Lent

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Did You Miss the Third Lenten Mission Meeting? Here's the Video!
Did you miss last week’s Lenten Mission??  Bishop Michael Cote explored faith through the eyes of the apostle Judas.  Bishop Cote reflected on Judas' remorse, but called us to take the step to ask for Jesus' forgiveness. Click the link below and use the passwo...

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Must I Abstain from Eating Meat on the Solemnity of St. Joseph?
As you know, this year, the Solemnity of St. Joseph falls on a Friday. This has given rise to a number of questions from both clergy and faithful concerning whether or not the usual requirement to abstain from the eating of meat applies. Canon 1251 of the Code of Canon Law states: Abstinence f...

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St. Joseph, faith
Novena to St. Joseph: For Those on the Path of Adoption
Invoking the intercession of St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, we pray that the Lord will bless all who travel upon the path of adoption. And, recalling the mercy which God our Father has shown to us, we also ask that, through our words and actions, they may encounter the outstretched hands of his...

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 Keep Connecticut Healthy - Stop Legalization of Recreational Marijuana
 Action Alert Keep Connecticut Healthy - Stop Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Is Money the Only Thing that Matters?       The Governor and the promoters of marijuana, including many legislators, only seem to be talking about the financial gain to the state. The...

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Did You Miss the Second Lenten Mission Meeting? Here's the Video!
Did you miss last week’s Lenten Mission? Father Peter explored faith through the eyes of the apostle Peter. We hope you will take time to hear this wonderful example of forgiveness and love.   Click the link below and use the password to view the video: CLICK ...

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Norwich, Catholic
St. John School Congratulates 8th Grader on Xavier High School Scholarship
A 'Well done' to Saint John School 8th grade student Owen Jones, who received the Bishop Vincent Hines Honors Memorial Scholarship from Xavier High School recently. This scholarship is attained by scoring in the 99th percentile in the Xavier High School entrance exam and applies to all ...

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Lenten Reflection - Deacon Dan D'Amelio
March 10, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Deacon Dan D’Amelio from St. Bridget of Kildare in Moodus speaks about going into the desert during Lent. For more resources to help you on your Lenten journey Visit and Bookmark  NorwichDiocese.org/Lent

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Shroud of Turin to go on Virtual Display for Holy Saturday
For the second time, the Shroud of Turin will be exposed for veneration on social media and websites on Holy Saturday, the archbishop of Turin has announced. The Shroud, which bears the image of a crucified man and has been venerated for centuries as Christ’s burial cloth, will be displayed...

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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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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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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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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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