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Jesus Elevates Beauty of Marriage to Something Even Better
In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a collection of the official teachings of the Church, we read the following: “we profess that ‘the sacraments of the new law were…all instituted by Jesus Christ our Lord’” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1114). This claim ...

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Twenty Years on from 9/11, How a NYC Firefighter Became a Catholic Priest
It’s been 20 years since the attacks of September 11, the most devastating terrorist attack in recorded history. If you were old enough, it’s likely you remember exactly where you were when you first learned of the attacks. Maybe you watched them, in real time, on the news. Maybe you lea...

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Reflecting on Summer Assignments

Posted on September 07, 2021 in: Vocations

Reflecting on Summer Assignments
An integral part of a seminarian’s priestly formation is his summer assignment. Each summer, upon returning home from the seminary, our seminarians are assigned to different parishes in the Diocese for eight weeks of pastoral work and experience. This time in the parish is important for them. ...

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Student Essays of Our Lady’s Approved Apparitions
Student Essays of Our Lady’s Approved Apparitions In Honor of the Centennial Celebration of the Legion of Mary OUR LADY OF BEAURAING is very important to us.  On the evening of November 29, 1932, five children, fun-loving, mischievous playmates, ranging from 15-19 were walking toward...

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'We Are All in This Together' - Sept. 8 Hope and Faith Video
September 8, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Marianne Nicholas- Administrator for the Office of Faith Events, speaks about getting back to school. View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks

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Virtual Program Explores Mary’s Seven Sorrows
If you are seeking to find hope, strength and comfort from a loss, burden, trouble or sorrow, come take a walk with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and find a message of strength and support from a woman who transformed her heartache and sorrow into peace and hope. The Catholic Family Services office ...

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Civilize It: A Better Kind of Politics
A polarized Church. A divided nation. Pope Francis calls for “a better kind of politics.” How will you respond? As Catholics, we take to heart Jesus’ invitation to follow the example of the Good Samaritan, who challenges us to “become neighbors to all” (no. 80). As a...

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Virtual Rachel Rosary is September 21
Virtual Rachel Rosary The third Tuesday of each month at 3pm, come and pray the Project Rachel Rosary online with the Office of Faith Events. The Project Rachel Rosary focuses on an end to abortion and healing for those who have been involved in an abortion. This month’s Rosary will b...

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Vigil Mass September 21 to Mark Start of 40 Days for Life Campaign
  The Norwich 40 Days-For-Life Campaign will begin with a Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday, September 21, at 7 PM. Bishop Michael R. Cote will be the principal celebrant and Fr. Michael Bovino will be the homilist. This year, The 40 Days for Life Campaign runs from W...

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The Diocese's Anniversary Mass is Coming Up - Register by September 10th
Sunday, October 3 at 2 p.m. is the date set for the annual Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. The registration deadline is September 10, 2021. Bishop Michael Cote will be the main celebrant for this year’s Mass, which will honor the endu...

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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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