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Video: Learn About the St. Joseph Churches in the Diocese
Celebrating the Year of St. Joseph Learn more about the Churches named St. Joseph in the Diocese of Norwich during the Year of St. Joseph. This week the Office of Faith Events visits Fr. David Choquette at St. Joseph, North Grosvenordale.

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The Blessings of Fatherhood-June 23-Hope & Faith Video Series
June 23, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Kelsey Doherty from St. Bridget of Kildare in Moodus, speaks about the blessings of fatherhood. View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks

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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 23 - Catholic Social Services During the Pandemic
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 2 of Religious Freedom Week   PRAY That God would continue to grant Catholic institutions the wisdom and courage to serve a world suffering the effects of the COVID pandemic. REFLECT The COVID pandemic has inflicted deep wounds o...

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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 22 - Adoption and Foster Care
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 1 of Religious Freedom Week   PRAY That children waiting to be placed in a loving home and the caregivers who serve those children will find strength and support from the Church. REFLECT The command to care for the orphan appears thro...

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held July 3
The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, July 3rd at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Walter Nagle at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, ...

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Solidarity in Freedom - Religious Freedom Week- June 22-29
In the United States, we celebrate a long history of religious freedom, protected under the First Amendment, passed by Congress September 25, 1789, and ratified on December 15, 1791. Religious freedom permits the Church, and all religious communities, to live out their faith in public and to serv...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on June 20, 2021 in: News

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 Very Rev. Grzegorz Brozonowicz, Dean, Old Saybrook Deanery. Effective: June 21, 2021 Very Reverend Brian Converse...

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An Action-Packed Day at Xavier

Posted on June 18, 2021 in: School News

An Action-Packed Day at Xavier
Friday, April 30, was one of those celebratory days at Xavier.  “As we begin the end of the year celebrations, days like this are why we chose to be educators. A truly fabulous day at Xavier,” Headmaster Dave Eustis said as he reflected on all that had occurred. First up, befo...

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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 24 - The Equality Act
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 3 of Religious Freedom Week   PRAY That the dignity of all people will be respected in our country. REFLECT Every human person is made in God's image and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.  That means we need to...

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June is Legacy Month - What Will Your Legacy Be?
Each year, the Diocese of Norwich proclaims June as “Leave a Legacy” month. Through this initiative parishioners are reminded of the importance and benefits of giving through estate planning and planned gifts. During this past year, so many of us have been concerned with helping our frie...

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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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