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Updated: Pope Francis Offers Condolences After ‘Heinous Assassination’ of Haiti’s President
UPDATE: Outreach to Haiti has released a statement on their website. Click here to go to it (full statement also after this article)   Vatican City (CNA) - Pope Francis has offered his condolences to the Haitian people after their President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his home ...

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God Journeyed Through Covid with Us
As I sat home day after day in quarantine, I began to think about my blessings. To be perfectly honest the one that kept popping into my head was how lucky I was not to have young children. I was living in a house filled with twenty-somethings – which presented its own challenges every day &nd...

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Prayer
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A daily news briefing from Catholic News Agency, powered by artificial intelligence. Ask your smart speaker to play “Catholic News,” or listen every morning wherever you get podcasts. A service of EWTN News. Listening to “Catholic News” on your smart speaker Googl...

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ACA Ministry Spotlight: Catholic Charities
The mission of the 25 plus ministries and programs of the Diocese of Norwich can best be expressed by the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew: For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you care...

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The Importance of Sabbath - July 7 Hope and Faith Video Series.
July 7, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, the Office of Faith Events talks about Sabbath as the need to both play and pray. View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks

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Join a Young Adult Hike & Mass

Posted on July 06, 2021 in: Events

Join a Young Adult Hike & Mass
Young Adult Hike The Blessed Sacrament Parish is happy to announce the launch of the 4:12 Society, our new Young Adult Ministry. We are a faith-based community of young adults between the ages of 21 and older interested in engaging with our faith and community through service, spirituality, and s...

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Virtual Vacation Bible School Comes to the Diocese
Virtual Vacation Bible School The Office of Faith Event’s Virtual Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a 4-day summer program providing fun and faith about the workings of God for children through music, games and fun Bible lessons. This year the VBS program will be called “Thankful...

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Gather at the Cathedral for an All-American Sing-a-long: July 3
On Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., come and join us in a scintillating concert of American music. “My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” “Star-Spangled Banner,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Eternal Father, Strong to Save,” and others will be sung by ...

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Saint Patrick Church in Mystic Hosts Oil Paintings on the Mysteries of the Rosary
I have spent most of my adult life as a teacher of Oil Painting, fine artist, and lecturer. I am reminded of the writings of Albert Pike “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others remains and is immortal.” So it is with Fine Art. Six years ago, at age 65 I decide...

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We Can Help. Promise to Protect-Pledge to Heal
We Can Help To report inappropriate conduct of any kind by a Diocesan Bishop please contact ReportBishopAbuse.org or call 1-800-276-1562 To report inappropriate contact of any kind by a representative of the Diocese of Norwich or for assistance for victims, please call The Dioce...

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A Prayer for 2022

Posted on December 30, 2021 in: Reflections

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A Prayer for 2022
Remember us, O God; from age to age be our comforter. You have given us the wonder of time, blessings in days and nights, seasons and years. Bless your children at the turning of the year and fill the months ahead with the bright hope that is ours in the coming of Christ. You are our God, living and reigning, forever and ever. Amen

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When Does Christmas Actually End?

Posted on January 05, 2022 in: News

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When Does Christmas Actually End?
By Catholic News Agency How many days is Christmas? When should you finally take those lights off the porch, or remove the tree? Read on for some of the arguments for and against commonly agreed-upon end dates for Christmas. Christmas is one day This, of course, is the simplest answer. Christmas is typically celebrated on Dec. 25 for most of the world, and on Jan. 7 for Churches using the Julian calendar, and on Jan. 6 for yet another, considerably smaller, part of the world. On this day, the liturgy celebrated is the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord. Pr...

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Register Today: Virtual Norwich Diocesan Women's Conference
Join us March 26, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to noon for the Virtual Norwich Diocesan Women’s Conference   TO REGISTER: Click Here (Link: https://bit.ly/2Laol7Y) Registration is $10.   Hear a special message from Bishop Cote, witness the naming of the 2022 Our Lady Queen of Hope Award recipient, and much more all from the comfort of your own home! The conference will last from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Our keynote speaker will be author,professor, and spiritual director Liz Kelly. Liz will present ideas from her latest book, "Love Like A Sai...

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New Date: Young Adult Mass With Bishop Cote

Posted on January 10, 2022 in: Events

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New Date: Young Adult Mass With Bishop Cote
On Sunday, February 27, St. Thomas Aquinas in Storrs is delighted to host Bishop Michael Cote for the 4th Annual Diocesan Young Adult Mass & Reception. All young adults (ages 18-39, single and married) are invited and encouraged to attend. Young adults are welcome to invite friends to join us.  Mass with Bishop Cote will begin at 7 p.m. and following the liturgy there will be a social in the Catholic Center. For more information, please contact Liza Roach at lroach@norwichdiocese.net or call (860) 848-2237, ext. 305.  

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Register by Feb. 1: Marriage Enrichment Celebrates the Joy of Love
For Valentine’s Day this year, give your spouse the gift of your time and re-energize your marriage by attending a virtual marriage enrichment entitled The Joy of Love  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12. This enrichment will coincide with National Marriage Week, celebrated Feb. 7-14, and its theme “Marriage: Called to the Joy of Love.” Celebrate the joy of your love by focusing on the most important person in your life – your spouse. The enrichment is based on Chapter 4 of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love and ...

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Spiritual Book Study: The Ladder of the Beatitudes
Wednesdays January 10 to February 23, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:30 Sacred Heart on the Lake Retreat Center, 194 Candlewood Hill Rd., Higganum, CT. 06441 Facilitator: Sr. Patricia Cigrand Want to take a thought provoking journey? We all know that we are all called to be saints, but how do we approach this daunting task? Jesus gave us the map to sainthood in the beatitudes. While they sound beautiful in print they are challenging to live. Author Jim Forest gives us background on the beatitudes and explores these beatitudes individually by using example...

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