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The Blessings of Fatherhood-June 9-Hope & Faith Video Series
June 9, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series our discussion about the blessings of Fatherhood continues. View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks

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United in Hope - Bishop's June/July Column
June/July 2021 Four County Catholic United in Hope My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Recently I was thinking of my dear friend, Monsignor Brown, who only a few short years ago was suddenly called from us to eternal rest. He believed that through the strength of faith “we live in...

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Mercy's Italian Honor Society Makes Lasagna for SVDP Soup Kitchen
The Mercy chapter of the Italian National Honor Society, Società Onoraria Italica, Caterina di Siena, must complete a service project each year.  In the past, students have volunteered at the Saint Sebastian Church Feast as ticket vendors, in the fried dough booth, and helping with food sales.&...

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Building Hope In Haiti

Posted on June 05, 2021 in: Outreach to Haiti

Building Hope In Haiti
"For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."                                                ...

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Marriage Encounter Helped Me Find My Best Friend Again
I found my best friend again 12 years ago during a Worldwide Marriage Encounter experience. I married him on June 2, 1990, but somewhere during those first 19 years of marriage, raising children, changing careers and caring for an elderly parent, I woke up one day to realize my best friend was gone....

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Date, Honorees set for 11th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner
Now that many restrictions are being lifted in the State of Connecticut, we are so happy to announce that this year’s 11th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 4 p.m. at The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, located at 55 Bridge Road, Haddam. This is the n...

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USCCB Urges Preservation of the Hyde Amendment
Latest budget proposes forcing taxpayers to fund abortion on demand! Urgent Action Needed!  On Friday, May 28th, President Biden released his Fiscal Year 2022 budget in which he proposes to eliminate the Hyde Amendment and some related pro-life provisions. Calling for the elimination of H...

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

Posted on June 02, 2021 in: FaithSparks

Light at the End of the Tunnel
If you have driven through tunnels in Boston or New York City, you may wonder sometimes if you will ever see the light of day. I have been there. I commuted to Boston for two years and I know traffic. You can either get wrapped up in the craziness that surrounds you or you can look ahead and see if ...

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The Blessings of Fatherhood-June 2-Hope & Faith Video Series
June 2, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Frank Pearson from Our Lady Queen of Peace in Coventry and Storrs speaks about the blessings of fatherhood. View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks

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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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Calendar of Events

Posted on May 08, 2022 in: Around the Diocese

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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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Gala Dinner Dance for the Missionaries of Holy Apostles
On Friday, June 17, Saint Clements Castle in Portland, Connecticut will be the site of a Gala Dinner/Dance in support of the senior members of The Society of the Missionaries of Holy Apostles (MSA). The MSA of the United States Province are a community of Priests and Brothers founded by Rev. Eusebe Menard in 1962. Their Charism, or mission, is to promote and form men to the priesthood, and lay leaders for service in the Universal Church. Their primary ministry in the United States is to provide priests and lay leaders that can serve the Church, and spiritual directors, t...

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Parish Helps Displaced Ukrainians in Poland 
It all started with a couch.  Rev. Richard Sliwinski, pastor of St. Mary Czestochowa Parish in Middletown, was visiting his mother in Konin, Poland, just as Russia began the invasion of Ukraine. Due to her medical issues, Fr. Richard’s mother was in need of a hospital bed, and in order to make room for it, a couch had to be removed. Fr. Richard asked around if anyone could use it, and a local priest knew a family that could. Thus began Fr. Richard’s relationship with Ivan Volvin. Ivan is a Ukrainian Catholic who emigrated to Poland some 12 years ago, and...

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Holy Week: View Online Photos and Videos of Norwich Masses
Click on the photos below to be taken to galleries of photos from the Chrism and Easter Vigil Masses at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. Chrism Mass 2022   Easter Vigil 2022   View videos of Holy Week Masses - Below is a showcase of Masses from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday that took place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich

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Award Recognizes Judith Hughes for 45 Years of Service, Ministry
When Judith Hughes was asked how she felt receiving the Our Lady Queen of Hope Award at the Diocesan Women’s Conference last month, she replied in a soft voice, with gleaming eyes, and a gentle smile that exuded peace and warmth, with one simple word, “WOW!” Then she humbly added, “I feel I don’t deserve it. There are so many other women who are doing wonderful and important things who are more deserving than me.” But in reviewing the list of nominees for this year’s award, as well as the criteria for it, the members of the Di...

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Shoutouts to Some of Our Seminarians

Posted on May 07, 2022 in: Vocations

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Shoutouts to Some of Our Seminarians
First, a shoutout to seminarian Mark Johnson, our first year theologian, who received the ministry of lector with his classmates on Friday, April 22, in the seminary’s Immaculate Conception Chapel. The ministry of lector is conferred upon those who prepare and proclaim readings from scripture at Mass and other liturgical celebrations.  Second, a shoutout to seminarians Julian Cuervo, Alex Pandolfe, and Eric Hosmer, our second-year theologians, who received the ministry of acolyte with their classmates on Saturday, April 23, in the seminary’s Immaculate C...

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