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A Prayer of Thanksgiving for 2021

Posted on November 18, 2021 in: Reflections

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for 2021
A Prayer of Thanksgiving   Lord God, on this day of Thanksgiving, we ask your blessings on our family, our friends, our home, our health and on the food we are about to eat. We thank you for this time together and the many gifts that you have given us. Help us to remember in this time o...

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Outreach to Haiti "For the Love of a Child" Raffle
FOR LOVE OF A CHILD RAFFLE Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti Ministry held its second annual raffle For the Love of a Child. The only prize, a Grand Prize, was $10,000 and tickets were limited to 400 at $100 each. The drawing was held on Friday, Nov. 5 at noon at the Outreach Office in No...

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The Academy of the Holy Family Presents 'Much Ado Out West'
Much Ado Out West; by Wade Bradford and Eldridge publishing, a Shakespearean comedy meets the American West!  November 19th at 10 am & 7 pm; November 20th at 2 pm. St. Michael Center, 200 School Hill Road, Baltic CT. In photo is from left to right Lovely Manfred (Wugly #1), Be...

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A Resource for Post Abortion Healing - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Sr. Mercy Marie of the Sisters of Life speaks about a retreat for women who are healing from post abortion syndrome and the effects it had. To speak to someone in the Diocese of Norwich about post abortion healing, call Project Rachel at (860) 861-4439. All ca...

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Your Guide to Church Bazaars and Holiday Craft Fairs
Use the Handy List Below to See Where All the Best Church Bazaars and Craft Fairs are Being Held Throughout the Diocese. You Can Also Add Events to Your Google Calendar from Ours.        Friday, November 19, 5 PM –– 7 PM Saturday, November 20...

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held December 4
The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, December 4th at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Walter Nagle at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Ma...

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Thankful and Blessed - New Traditions to Reinforce Thankfulness
This is the time of year when we typically give thanks for all the blessings in our lives.  Thanksgiving reminds us to pause and examine all that we've been gifted by God.  We marvel throughout the month at God's bounty and generosity – blessing each one of us in innumerable ...

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TRASHED: The Conclusion - November 21st
The dignity of human life is being called into question every day in our world on every level.  All that we believe and hold true as Christians has become countercultural and human life has now become a commodity with a monetary value.   Our throwaway society disposes of life when ...

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National Vocations Awareness Week: November 7-13
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, On Nov. 1 we celebrated the feast of All Saints. This solemnity on the Church’s calendar is a day to honor all the saints, known and unknown. This week is National Vocations Awareness Week, a fitting reminder to all of us of our need for saints in ...

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Rest in Peace- Deacon Michael L. Puscas

Posted on November 10, 2021 in: News

Rest in Peace- Deacon Michael L. Puscas
Deacon Michael L. Puscas, a Permanent Deacon of the Diocese of Norwich assigned to the Guardian Angels Parish in Colchester and Lebanon and the Director of Permanent Deacon Personnel for the Diocese of Norwich died on Sunday, November 7, 2021.   A wake will be held on Thursday, November...

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Calendar of Events

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

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Diocese Celebrates the Ordination of Three Men to the Priesthood
On June 29, 2024, the Diocese of Norwich celebrated the ordination of three young men to the priesthood, marking a joyous event for the community. “You bring with you many gifts granted to you by God in His goodness,” said The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, to deacons Eric Carl Hosmer, Julian Felipe Cuervo-Lozada, and Alexander James Pandolfe during his homily. “Put them to good use, always, for the glory of God and the good of His holy people.” Bishop Cote expressed deep appreciation to Mount Saint Mary’s seminary faculty ...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on July 01, 2024 in: News, Vocations

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Clergy Appointments
July 1, 2024 The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointments in the Diocese of Norwich   Reverend Henry Agudelo, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Brendan the Navigator Parish-Saint Joseph Church and Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church, New London, Saint Paul Church, Waterford, and Our Lady of Grace Church, Fishers Island, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary Parish, Clinton.                       ...

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Arrangements for Bishop Emeritus Daniel P. Reilly
  The Catholic community joins together in mourning the loss of Bishop Daniel Patrick Reilly, the revered fourth bishop of Worcester and third bishop of Norwich. At the age of 96, Bishop Reilly passed away peacefully at 8:10 p.m. on June 18. His dedication to the Church and his faithful service have left a lasting legacy. The Diocese of Worcester invites all to join in celebrating his life and legacy through a series of services held in his honor.   Services and Memorials The faithful are welcome to attend the services for Bishop Reilly at St. Pau...

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Faith and Freedom: Reflections on Independence Day
As the night sky explodes with vibrant fireworks and the tantalizing scents of barbecues drift through the air, Americans from every corner of the nation unite in celebration of the Fourth of July. For us, as Catholics, this day isn't just about national pride; it's a profound moment to delve into the intricate connection between our unwavering faith and the precious freedoms that define our lives. Cast your mind back to 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was boldly signed, proclaiming the inalienable dignity and rights bestowed upon every individual b...

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Annual Blessing of the Fleet Returns to Stonington Borough
As Stonington has done for over 60 years, the St. Mary community will celebrate the annual Blessing of the Fleet. This is to honor present and past commercial fishermen, lobstermen and their families. The traditional celebration returns this year. THURSDAY, July 25 at 6 p.m.: The 2024 Blessing of the Fleet 5K Race is an in-person timed race through historic Stonington Borough. The certified course starts and ends at the Town Dock, 1 High Street, Stonington. You can also choose to register for a non-competitive 2-mile walk. Register today: www.runreg.com/blessingofthefle...

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