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Memorial Day Masses Honor Sacrifices of Service Members
Memorial Day Mass took place throughout the diocese today to honor the sacrifices of service members. At Saint Joseph Cemetery in Norwich, the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote concelebrated Mass with priests from the Norwich deanery, at the cemetery's outdoor altar before a large statue of ...

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Keeping and Re-building Your Faith This Summer
Adults and children feel some responsibilities lift as the school year comes to an end and we swing into summer with all its sunshine, barbecues and fun. Some are saying this summer, in particular, will be a “summer of revenge” because they are finally feeling the weight of the Covid-19 ...

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We are Called to ‘Play’ Well Together
One thing I learned from my experience playing team sports in high school was that personal excellence translates to team excellence when individuals perform excellently together (as a team). It’s not enough for players to play well individually. They have to play well together to succeed.&nbs...

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Tickets Still Available for Gala Dinner Dance for the Missionaries of Holy Apostles
On Friday, June 17, Saint Clements Castle in Portland, Connecticut will be the site of a Gala Dinner/Dance in support of the senior members of The Society of the Missionaries of Holy Apostles (MSA). The MSA of the United States Province are a community of Priests and Brothers founded by Rev. Euse...

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Norwich Diocesan Cemetery Corporation is Hiring
Do you or someone you know like to work outdoors?   Seasonal Cemetery Field Worker Seasonal Employee: Operates cord trimmer, trims grass around monuments, markers, and other obstructions, assists with general maintenance and other related duties as assigned. Pay depends on experience...

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Texas School Shooting: US Catholic Bishops Lament ‘Epidemic of Evil and Violence’
The U.S. Catholic bishops said on Tuesday that the country was facing an “epidemic of evil and violence” after a gunman killed 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Texas. In a statement issued on May 24, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) urged citizens t...

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'God is Always with Me' - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Deacon Bill Hermann from Divine Mercy Community in Uncasville speaks about how his military service and faith connect. View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks    

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Saint Vincent de Paul Place, Norwich, has Volunteer Opportunities
Saint Vincent de Paul Place, Norwich, is looking for volunteers for various needs. Check out the below opportunities to lend your time and talents: St. Vincent de Paul Place is looking for summer volunteers.   Educators / college students consider helping at SVdPP once a week for the summ...

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Judge Blocks Auction of Dorothy's 'Wizard of Oz Dress,' over Catholic University's Objections
Catholic News Agency  The Catholic University of America cannot auction a dress from the Wizard of Oz until a court resolves a legal challenge about its ownership, a federal judge has said. The university had scheduled an auction of the dress worn by Judy Garland for the classic movie in ...

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Birdies for Charity to Benefit Catholic Charities
We are excited to announce our 2022 partnership with the Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity program. Birdies for Charity is a giving platform where nonprofits simply solicit donations and receive a 15% bonus on every dollar raised thanks to Webster Bank! So make your donation go even furt...

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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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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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