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Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich: Key Dates and Milestones of the 1970s and 1980s
1970s Bishop Hines retired as Bishop of Norwich on June 17, 1975. Monsignor Daniel P. Reilly, Vicar General of the Diocese of Providence, R.I., was named Bishop. August 6, 1975, Bishop Daniel P. Reilly was ordained Bishop and installed as Bishop of Norwich.  He continued the work of Bisho...

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Vigil Mass Kicks Off 40 Days for Life Campaign
The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote greeted participants in attendance at the vigil Mass held on September 21st with these words, “I thank you for joining us in this opening mass as we begin our 15th year of participation in the prayerful 40 Days For Life campaign in the Diocese of Norwich. We g...

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Cyclists Complete 5-Day, 337-mile Virtual Trip Across Haiti
Ride to Rebuild Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti A team of riders participated in the 7th Annual Bike Ride for Haiti. This 5-day, 337-mile virtual trip across Haiti was from October 11 to 15. The distance represents the mileage from Jérémie on the west coast of Haiti, through the capital c...

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O Tannenbaum - Help Us Decorate a Tree
The Office of Faith Events will be donating two Christmas trees this year to the Festival of Trees at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford.  We are still seeking ornaments to help complete our tree entitled “The Nativity”.  If you have a nativity-themed ornament/s you would...

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 Praying Your Goodbyes ~ Bereavement Day of Prayer
Invites you to a  ~ Bereavement Day of Prayer ~ The Diocesan Catholic Family Services Office is sponsoring a virtual workshop for the bereaved entitled: Praying Your Goodbyes on Saturday, November 13 from 10 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. It will include time for private reflection, prayer, and journ...

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Permanent Diaconate Candidates Complete Summer Pastoral Ministries
To be ordained as a Permanent Deacon in our diocese requires the completion of a five-year program comprising the four dimensions of formation: human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral. Candidates are formed in the human and spiritual dimensions by ordained deacons from the diocese. For their in...

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40 Days For Life Campaign Director - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Steve Karlen- Campaign Director for 40 Days for Life, speaks about what 40 Days for Life is all about.   View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks Please visit our 40 Days for Li...

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Former Chairperson’s Presence Felt at Catholic Charities Golf Tournament
Catholic Charities wrapped up another successful Golf Tournament at Great Neck Country Club on September 13th, 2021. We were blessed with a beautiful day to host 92 golfers, including Bishop Michael Cote, Monsignor Les Janik and Father Kevin Reilly.  This year’s tournament was bittersw...

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Take a Look at October Events Around the Diocese
  Saint Pius X Church Fair Saturday, October 16 - 10 AM – 3 PM. The Fair will feature our General Raffle as well as Arts and Crafts, Baked Goods, White Elephant, and Refreshments. It will also be the kickoff of the Church’s large prize raffle which will now be drawn on Satu...

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An Autumn Journey

Posted on October 12, 2021 in: School News, ACA

An Autumn Journey
With the arrival of Autumn, I hope that you get to visit your favorite farm or orchard, enjoy a piece of warm apple cobbler and sip your favorite pumpkin-spiced coffee. Whether it’s the start of a new school year, a new job or perhaps a residential move, autumn can bring many changes. A jou...

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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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