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New Donors Help Annual Catholic Appeal 

Posted on October 27, 2021 in: ACA

New Donors Help Annual Catholic Appeal 
Many people have told me recently how quickly summer has flown by. I think it’s because with the rescheduling of so many 2020 events, our weekends were full of weddings, showers, bachelorette parties, along with the usual number of graduations, birthdays, and family parties. While so busy with...

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New Teachers Join Highly Regarded Mercy Faculty
A new school year is underway at Mercy High School in Middletown. The 400 students from nearly 50 towns across the state, were greeted by the addition of new faculty members.  “We’re thrilled to welcome outstanding educators to our faculty, who will help us build on a solid found...

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Confronting Climate Change - Hope and Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Fr. Robert Washabaugh speaks with Teresa Eikel, the Director of the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network about climate change.   View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks   ...

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40 Days For Life  - Concluding Mass
40 DAYS FOR LIFE CONCLUDING MASS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31ST 5 PM ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH, COLCHESTER It’s been one more meaningful campaign this year. The 40 Days For Life Team thanks you very much for your peaceful witness and heartfelt prayers for the moms and their unborn c...

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One Quick Kiss Leads to an Enduring Love Story
The chorus of a well-known 1960’s song goes, “If you want to know if he loves you so, it’s in his kiss.” After 74 years of marriage, those words are still ringing true for Anna Karrenberg of Colchester. On New Year’s Eve, 1925, when Anna was 15, she and a girlfriend ...

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A Day in the Life of an Outreach to Haiti Student
Jimmy Kervens Jean-Felix, a member of our staff in Christ the King neighborhood of Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince, was able to attend school and graduate from University thanks to the Education Sponsorship Program Outreach has had for many years. Jimmy recently shared the trials and t...

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St. Michael School is Vibrant Part of Community
My Dear Friends, This month we highlight another one of the outstanding educational institutions of the diocese.  St. Michael School at West Broad, in Pawcatuck, has been a vibrant part of the community for more than 145 years.  The school is summed up in our mission to engage studen...

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Sacraments 101: Elements of Marriage - 'Free, Total, Faithful, Fruitful'
Last month we introduced the Sacrament of Matrimony. In doing so, we also entered into the third and final category of the sacraments. First, we covered the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist. Then, we looked at the second category, the Sacraments of Healing: Penance...

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SVdPP Ministry is Looking for a Grant Writer
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.  1Peter 4:10 Do you possess skills that can help those in need?  St. Vincent de Paul Place Norwich has an immediate opening for a part-time Grant W...

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CST Principles Address Needs of the Poor and Migrants
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Sr. Mary Jude- Director of the Office for Hispanic Ministry, speaks about five principles of migration from Catholic Social teaching.   View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks...

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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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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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Pope Francis Asks Sacred Heart of Jesus to Convert Hearts Who Want War
Pope Francis prayed for the intercession of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Sunday to convert “the hearts of those who want war” to projects of dialogue and peace. On the last day of June, a month that the Catholic Church dedicates to the Sacred Heart, the pope asked people to continue praying for Ukraine, Palestine, Israel, Myanmar, and other parts of the world where there is much suffering caused by war. Pope Francis also asked people to remember the suffering of persecuted Christians during his Angelus address on June 29.  “Tod...

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