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Memorial Day Services Honor the Fallen
A dedicated group of about 40 people gathered Monday, May 31 at St. Joseph Cemetery in Norwich under gray skies to honor the U.S. Armed Forces men and women who have died in military service to our country.  The Memorial Day Mass in Norwich, as well as a Mass celebrated by the Most Reverend ...

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An Action-Packed Day At Xavier

Posted on June 01, 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, before the...

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Memorial Day Prayer

Posted on May 29, 2021 in: News, Reflections

Memorial Day Prayer
God of power and mercy, you destroy war and put down earthly pride. Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears, that we may all deserve to be called your sons       and daughters. Keep in your mercy those men and women who have died in the cause of freedom ...

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Mass of Ordination to the Diaconate of Reverend Mr. Jacob Ramos
Mr. Jacob Ramos was ordained to the Diaconate in a Mass of Ordination on Thursday, May 27, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, Norwich. Deacon Lawrence Barile, who was ordained last year, called the Elect, Jacob Ramos, forward during the Rite of Ordination before the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, B...

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ACA Ministry Spotlight: Office of Faith Events
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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Schedule of Memorial Day Masses

Posted on May 27, 2021 in: Events

Schedule of Memorial Day Masses
Memorial Day Monday, May 31, 2021 We remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.   THE NORWICH DEANERY In Saint Joseph Cemetery, Norwich Reverend Monsignor. Leszek Janik, VG, will celebrate Mass at 9:00am. In case of inclement weather, Mass will be celebrate...

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The Blessings of Motherhood-May 26-Hope & Faith Video Series
May 26, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Jennifer O’Neill from St. Pius X talks about the blessings of motherhood. View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks

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Coping with Life Alone  . . . In the Beginning
Program Offers Support for the Loss of a Marriage Relationship If you are widowed, separated, or divorced and want help in resolving the pain and grief of losing the marriage relationship and create a more peace-filled future, consider attending a Beginning Experience one-day event. The next one,...

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Celebrating the Year of St. Joseph
Learn more about the Churches named St. Joseph of the Diocese of Norwich during the Year of St. Joseph

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I Am With You- an EWTN Original Documentary
EWTN ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY I Am With You Be encouraged by Blessed Carlo Acutis' story This special documentary discusses the life of Blessed Carlo Acutis (1991-2006). Due to his deep love for the Blessed Sacrament, Carlo cataloged all of the Church-approved Eucharistic miracles. His prof...

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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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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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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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Eucharistic Congress - Two Bus Trips

Posted on May 05, 2022 in: Events

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Eucharistic Congress - Two Bus Trips
Join Us on a Eucharistic Pilgrimage Ever since a 2019 Pew Research Center study found that only 31 percent of self- identifying Catholics said they believe that Jesus Christ truly becomes present in Holy Communion, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has been calling for a Eucharistic Revival in the Church.  A core tenet of the Catholic faith is that the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ is truly made present in the Eucharist. But belief in The True Presence has waned in recent years. Cardinal Seán O’Malley invites all the Catholic faithful...

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