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Why You Should Attend the Connecticut March for Life on March 22 in Hartford
SAVE THE DATE Wednesday March 22, 2023 at the State Capitol For More Information Go To CTMarchforLife.org WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND It is with great excitement that we are announcing the 2023 Connecticut March for Life, scheduled for March 22 in Hartford! This ...

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Celebrating 10 Years of Pope Francis

Posted on March 12, 2023 in: News

Celebrating 10 Years of Pope Francis
  Vatican City - April 5, 2015. Pope Francis gives the Urbi et Orbi blessing (meaning "for the city and for the world") for the city of Rome and the entire world on April 5, 2015 in St. Peter's Basilica. | © L'Osservatore Romano By FAITH Catholic Celebra...

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Virtual Lenten Mission Recording: Witness and Wisdom
Please enjoy this recording of Fr. Jacob Ramos sharing his vocation story as part of the Office of Faith Event's Virtual Lenten Mission.     Lenten Mission - Fr. Jacob Ramos from Office of Faith Events-Norwich on Vimeo.

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Employment Opportunity for an Executive Assistant
Xavier High School in Middletown is looking for the right person to fill the position of Executive Assistant to the Headmaster and Principal. Details can be found HERE.   To view other job opportunities Click Here

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Deepening Marital Unity With a Unicycle
It was the Christmas of the unicycle. Yes, I said unicycle. For as far back as I can remember, my husband has wanted to learn how to ride a unicycle. Often at Christmas or around his birthday, he would mention his desire for one as a possible gift. I would just scoff, roll my eyes and shake my he...

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To Love is to Serve: Xavier Dean of Students Puts His Faith in Action
Who knew that a young boy’s Catholic school education would solidify his career path in life? Especially when he really did not want to continue on to a Catholic high school as an adolescent.  But life has a way of redirecting us and showing us what is truly important. That is what happen...

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VaILimar Jansen Hosts Two-night Lenten Mission March 19-20
All are invited to join professional performer VaILimar Jansen for a two-night Lenten Mission with the theme REBIRTH RECONNECT RECOMMIT. Ms. Jansen uses song, dramatization and reflection to engage the audience in a spiritual experience. ValLimar tours the United States, Europe, Israel and the...

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Make a Memory Easter Basket Project
The Office of Faith Events is sponsoring The Make a Memory Easter Basket Project.  We invite every family to make an Easter basket that will be delivered to a soup kitchen/shelter in the Norwich Diocese for children and families who would not otherwise receive one.  Please fill with Eas...

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Catholic Charities Impacts Community History Project
Three years ago, COVID-19 slammed into our lives, putting a stop to our daily experiences. Most affected were people living on day-to-day incomes. Neighborhood and community connections were in danger, caused by dire predictions of contagion. For many, their only connections were with the Catholi...

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Knowledge is Power: Education at Any Age is the Key to a Better Life
Sir Francis Bacon is famous for saying, “Knowledge is power.” This quote is often used to relay the idea that having and sharing knowledge is the cornerstone of education and achievement. When it comes to finances, knowledge is simply not just dollars and cents. It is the ability to reas...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on March 24, 2023 in: Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
  Virtual Basket Raffle The Norwich Diocesan Women’s Conference Virtual Basket Raffle will be live beginning February 20 and culminate on Sunday, April 2 at midnight. Go online to https://go.rallyup.com/2023baskets  today to view 17 lovely baskets, chances are only $1 each.  Winners will be notified April 3. Questions? Call the Office of Faith Events at 860-848-2237. Thank you.   Brothers in Christ Brothers in Christ: A Men’s Virtual Faith Group Meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month. Join this gathering o...

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RSVP: Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti Annual Fundraiser
Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti will host its 15th annual For the Love of a Child Charity Gala, Saturday, April 29, 2023 at A Villa Louisa, 60 Villa Louisa Rd., Bolton, CT.  The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Norwich, invites you to join him. Cocktails are at 6:30, followed by dinner.  The price is $100 per person.  Please RSVP on-line www.outreachtohaiti.org or call the Outreach office at 860-800-3601.    For nearly 40 years, Outreach has been helping our Haitian brothers and sisters throughout the Ar...

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St. Patrick's Day Lenten Dispensation

Posted on March 16, 2023 in: News, Lent

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St. Patrick's Day Lenten Dispensation
Whereas, the disciplinary practice of abstaining from meat on the Fridays in Lent is an important dimension of the penitential nature of the season and applies to all Catholics who have reached the age of fourteen (canons 1251 and 1252); Whereas, this year the Feast of St. Patrick, March 17, falls on a Friday in Lent; Now therefore, in accord with canon 87 §1 of the Code of Canon Law, given the many celebrations that occur on this day in commemoration of St. Patrick, Principal Patron of the Diocese of Norwich and titular of the Cathedral, I hereby grant to all Ca...

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Come Pray For Vocations

Posted on March 20, 2023 in: Events, Vocations

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Come Pray For Vocations
Join us each month to pray a Eucharistic Holy Hour for vocations led by Bishop Cote. These hours of adoration are a wonderful opportunity to pray for vocations to priesthood and religious life, to pray for our seminarians, and for our priests and religious already serving our diocese. The first Holy Hour of 2023 is Thursday, January 19 at 6 PM.  See the schedule below.  January 19, SS. Peter & Paul, Norwich February 16, St. John, Montville March 16, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Quaker Hill April 20, St. Philip, Ashford May 11, St. Andrew, Colc...

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Employment Opportunity for an Executive Assistant
Xavier High School in Middletown is looking for the right person to fill the position of Executive Assistant to the Headmaster and Principal. Details can be found HERE.   To view other job opportunities Click Here

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Forgive them-The Video

Posted on March 21, 2023 in: News, Vocations

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Forgive them-The Video
Here is the video of how a misplaced homily created ripples that went on to work a miracle of God's grace for at least one family. Hopefully, sharing this will lead to more people realizing that life is too short to not forgive. If you haven't read the article in the Winter 2023 issue of the Four County Catholic magazine, we've included it below. The video can be found after the article. Forgive them, they know not what they do The words below are an edited transcript of a sermon given recently in the diocese. Whenever I’m giving a homi...

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