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Our Lady of La Salette Offers Holiday Cookies by the Pound
Saturday, December 18, 9 AM – 1 PM Our Lady of La Salette Annual Cookie Sale and Basket Raffle 25 Providence Rd (Rt. 6), Brooklyn, CT Holiday cookies sold by the pound! Select the types of cookies you want for your holiday box. More than 50 varieties from which to choose: simple, fancy...

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"Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe"
On Sunday, December 12, 2021, faithful from across our Diocese gathered at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick to celebrate The Annual Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Very Reverend Laurence LaPointe celebrated the Mass.  Reverend Luis Henry Agudelo delivered a stirring Homily bookende...

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ACA Donors Share Their Hearts

Posted on December 10, 2021 in: ACA

ACA Donors Share Their Hearts
In my May Four County Catholic article, I asked people to share with me their thoughts on why they donate to the Annual Catholic Appeal each year. As our year comes to a close, I reflect back on some of what I had gathered and noticed the common theme of giving from the heart. From people that I hav...

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Celebrate with Us  - The Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe
On Sunday, December 12, 2021, faithful from across our Diocese will gather at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick to celebrate The Annual Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Join us at 6:30 pm to pray the Rosary and attend Confession. The bilingual  Eucharistic Celebration will begin...

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Advent Mission Week 2 Video

Posted on December 09, 2021 in: Advent

Advent Mission Week 2 Video
Did you miss this week's Diocesan Advent Mission?  For the second week of Diocesan Advent Mission, the Office of Faith Events invites Msgr. Les Janik to speak on Mary.   Bookmark and visit NorwichDiocese.org/Advent for additional resources this Advent season. ...

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Knights to Give Out Winter Coats to Children in Need
Free, New, Warm Winter Coats for Needy Local Children Sunday, December 19, 2021, 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Cargill Council 64 Knights of Columbus Hall 64 Providence Street Putnam, Connecticut SANTA will be there! ALL NEEDY LOCAL CHILDREN ARE INVITED, with their parents or guardi...

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Father Larry Barile Ordained to the Priesthood
A celebration of the ordination to the priesthood of Reverend Lawrence Barile for service as a priest in the Diocese of Norwich took place on December 8, 2021. The Ritual Mass for the Conferral of Holy Orders took place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, with the Most Reverend ...

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Mary's Parents: A Source of Virtue and Strength - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Mary-Jo McLaughlin the Coordinator of Catholic Family Services, speaks about the parents of Mary, Anne and Joachim. Bookmark and visit NorwichDiocese.org/Advent for additional resources this Advent season.   View previous videos ...

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Following the Example of the Holy Family
What makes a family holy? When I asked that question on a Google search in preparation for writing this column, I found several responses. At the top was this quote from Bishop Robert Barron, founder of the Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. He said that as far as the biblical writers were concerned,...

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Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich: Key Dates and Milestones of the 2000s
2000 Great Jubilee Year Catholic Charities Donors and Benefactors are remembered during the January 1 Jubilee Mass celebrated by Bishop Hart at St. Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church, Groton. In May, Bishop Hart dedicated the new offices of Catholic Charities Inc./Family Services, 325 M...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on June 07, 2024 in: Events, Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events Saturday June 15 Strawberry Festival 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. St. Lawrence parish hall Killingworth Food: homemade strawberry shortcake, hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork, fries and more. Attractions~Basket raffle, children's games, vendors, entertainment.   Sunday, June 16, July 21 Healing Mass & Healing Service Church of the Holy Family, Hebron 2 PM to 4 PM, the third Sunday of every month Fr. Ray Introvigne and Fr. Michael Phillippino. Music by: Joe D’Ambrose, Jayvee & Tina Mateo. “Remember- Jesus is...

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A Question of Faith - What does Mary, the ‘Mediatrix of All Graces' mean?
“Father Breton, I recently heard someone refer to the Blessed Mother as the ‘Mediatrix of All Graces.’ What is meant by this title and what is the Catholic understanding of Mary’s role in salvation history?” Known by her many titles, such as Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Peace and Our Lady of Lourdes, the Blessed Mother holds another special title: Mediatrix of All Graces. This title occupies a central place in the hearts and minds of millions around the world, embodying the eternal qualities of love, compassion, and...

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A Prayer for Father's Day

Posted on June 13, 2024 in: Reflections

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A Prayer for Father's Day
Dear God, Thank you for loving us with your perfect heart of a father. We ask you this Father's Day and always to guide and protect the hearts of all men in fatherly roles who are striving to love with your heart and do your work. Give them pure, chaste, courageous, and creative hearts like Saint Joseph. Give them hearts that never tire of serving those they are called to love. Give them hearts that seek out their loved ones and gently turn their gaze to see You, who is Love.  And we ask you, Father, to bless them abundantly today....

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Carlo Acutis to be First Millennial Saint: Pope Francis Recognizes Miracle for Canonization
Pope Francis has recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Carlo Acutis, paving the way for him to become the first millennial saint. The Italian computer-coding teenager who died of cancer in 2006 is known for his great devotion to the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The recognition of the second miracle attributed to Acutis’ intercession makes it possible that Acutis could be canonized during the Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year. In a decree on May 23, Pope Francis approved the miraculous healing of a 21-year-old girl ...

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held June 1

Posted on May 20, 2024 in: ProLife

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held June 1
The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, June 1 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Raymond Introvigne at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rachel Rosary will be prayed at the Cathedral. A brunch in the Cathedral Hall will follow the Rosary this month.      

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Saint of the Month- The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
  The feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church is a significant celebration in the Catholic liturgical calendar. It occurs on the Monday following Pentecost Sunday, highlighting Mary’s role as the spiritual mother of all believers and the Church itself. This feast recognizes her unique position in Christian theology and underscores her importance in the life of the faithful. Mary holds a special place in Catholic devotion as the Mother of God (Theotokos). Her “yes” to the angel Gabriel’s announcement paved the way for the Inc...

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