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The Blessings of Fatherhood-June 30-Hope & Faith Video Series
June 30, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Wayne Gignac, Director of Communications for the Diocese of Norwich, speaks about the importance of creating memories for our children. View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSp...

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children, memories

Legislative Wrap-up - June 2021

Posted on June 30, 2021 in: News

Legislative Wrap-up - June 2021
June 2021  Be sure to see the Summer Reading suggestion at the end of this Newsletter  The 2021 legislative session ended on June 9th. It was soon followed by a Special Session to enact legislation legalizing recreational marijuana and the budget implementer bill. Below is a list ...

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Legion of Mary to Mark its Centennial
The Legion of Mary is a world-wide Papally-approved organization of Catholic men and women who offer their services to their Pastor to aid him in performing spiritual works in the Parish. This is done by placing themselves under the banner of Mary so that with her help they may develop greater holin...

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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 29 - Free Speech
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 8 of Religious Freedom Week Pray  That Christians will have the courage to speak the truth with kindness and clarity, even in the face of adversity. Reflect One of the promises of our country is that many voices, even voices express...

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Catholic Video & Audio Resources are Just a Click Away
Are you looking for an alternative to the content on secular TV & Social Media? The Office of Faith Events has compiled a curated list of hundreds of links to Catholic video and music content. Have fun exploring the many categories. Find links conveniently sorted into topics such as Cathol...

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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 28 -Christians in Iraq
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 7 of Religious Freedom Week Pray  For Christians in Iraq, and that people of all faiths in the land of Abraham may live in peace. Reflect Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq March 5 – 8, 2021 represented a historic milestone for...

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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 27 - Conscience Rights for Medical Professionals
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 6 of Religious Freedom Week Pray  That governments would respect the consciences of all people who care for the sick and vulnerable. Reflect For centuries, Christians have carried on the healing ministry of Christ by building i...

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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 26 - Catholics in Nicaragua
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 5 of Religious Freedom Week Pray  For our Catholic sisters and brothers who are suffering in Nicaragua. Reflect When peaceful protests began in April 2018 in response to a decision to raise taxes and decrease pension benefits, the g...

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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 25 - Church Vandalism
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 4 of Religious Freedom Week PRAY That Christian witness in the face of attacks on our churches will convert hearts to faith in Jesus Christ. REFLECT Recent years have seen a number of high-profile attacks on houses of worship.  Begi...

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Video Replay - Summer Mission on the Parables
Did you miss any of the sessions of the Summer Mission on the Parables? Here they all are in one convenient place for you to watch whenever you would like. Each session was led by Sr. Elissa Rinere, former Chancellor for the Diocese. -Click the icon on the video you are watching to ex...

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A Prayer for 2022

Posted on December 30, 2021 in: Reflections


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


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


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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