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Xavier Student, Friend Cook Up 'Pizza 4 Pals'
“God bless you,” said the woman as she walked away from the window at MacDonough School in Middletown, where the Christmas spirit was alive and well on a late December day. The woman had four children to feed, so the “take and bake” pizzas, part of the Pizza 4 Pals program...

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Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas)

Posted on February 01, 2021 in: Events

Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas)
On Tuesday, February 2nd at 7PM, we will be celebrating the Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas) in a special way. In the old Catholic calendar, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord was the official end to the Christmas Season. It is traditional to have a blessing of candles at the beginni...

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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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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, Inc. Annual Report 2020
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, Inc. Annual Report 2020 A year with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 brought many challenges and disrupted daily life for all of us. Individuals and families are struggling to survive. Our families, friends and neighbors became ill while others fou...

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Sacraments 101: The Eucharist is the True Body and Blood of Jesus
“Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on Earth: the Blessed Sacrament...there you will find romance, glory, honor, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves on earth, and more than that: Death.” These are words that autho...

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Embracing the Year of Saint Joseph
FCC News Desk The parish of Our Lady of La Salette in Brooklyn has embraced the year of St. Joseph and has set up an area devoted entirely to St. Joseph. Prayer cards were designed and printed to aid parishioners in praying to St. Joseph after every Mass.   Related: Pope Francis Pro...

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Tonight at 7:00 PM -'The Doug and Dave Show' - Family, Fun and Faith
Tonight! in the Comfort of Your Home FAMILY... FUN... and FAITH! National Catholic musicians and talents, The Doug and Dave Show, will join the Office of Faith Events on February 11th at 7pm for "Family, Fun and Faith" - everyone is encouraged to join.  Filled with c...

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Service as Evangelization- Hope & Faith Video Series
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 39 Andrea Hoisl of the Office of Faith Events, talks about sharing and helping others as a way to show people a glimpse at God. Service is a...

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Pope Francis Releases World Communications Day Message
Pope Francis issued his World Communications Day message on January 23, saying that the risk of misinformation being spread on social media was now widely recognized. “We have known for some time that news and even images can be easily manipulated, for any number of reasons, at times simply...

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World Marriage Day Affirms the Matrimonial Sacrament
This year, Sunday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, has been designated World Marriage Day. The celebration over 35 years ago by Worldwide Marriage Encounter to recognize and affirm the Sacrament of Marriage. It received the Apostolic Blessing of St. John Paul II in 1993. World Marriage Day is the...

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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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