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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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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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In for a Treat - A Message of Hope and Appreciation
2021 ACA Video with Bishop Cote  Throughout this pandemic, I have had the pleasure of being able to meet with my boss, Bishop Cote, on a regular basis. I cannot begin to tell you how much I’ve treasured these meetings. We of course talked about my job responsibilities in the Develo...

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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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