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Celebrating Mrs. Meyer

Posted on January 31, 2020 in: Reflections

Celebrating Mrs. Meyer
Sometimes life has a way of surprising us and making us wonder what God has planned for us. If we rely on our faith to get through those difficult times, amazing things can happen. In August, our beloved fourth grade teacher, Kathleen O’Brien, was called by God to her eternal rest. All at S...

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Norwich, Catholic
The Coming Together of Heaven and Earth at Mass- A Video Representation
The Veil Removed is a moving 5 minute video that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth at Mass, as seen by saints and mystics, revealed by scripture and in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.   Enjoy and share. What love is there like to that of Jesus Christ? He chose...

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The Catholic Faith of Kobe Bryant

Posted on January 30, 2020 in: News

The Catholic Faith of Kobe Bryant
Catholic News Agency Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Southern California, along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. Bryant, the father of four, was Catholic. In all nine people were killed in the Jan. 26 crash. Bryant, 41, is widely considered one...

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Superintendent's Letter: Teaching is Truly a Vocation in Our Schools
My Dear Friends, On a personal level, this January is special to me, as I experience 2 milestones: my 40th year in the field of education, and my 25th year in Catholic school administration. God has truly blessed me every step of the way and it is my pleasure to serve the Diocese of Norwich in...

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Norwich, Catholic
Sacred Heart Students Win Knights of Columbus Essay Contest
8th Graders at Groton School earn awards The Spellman Council 6107, Knights of Columbus, sponsored their annual essay contest for all Catholic students in grades 8 through 12 in the Diocese of Norwich.  This year’s theme was “Charity is the theological virtue which we love God ab...

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Norwich, Catholic, Heart
Love: The Most Beautiful Gift Of All
I believe God’s greatest gift to us is His love, which is given to us unconditionally. I am truly thankful for God’s gift of love, freely given, because I know if I had to earn His love, I would be in trouble more often than not. St. Matthew (22:37-39) reminds us of Christ’s com...

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Another Year of Gratitude for ACA Donors and Ministries
Each year, the members of our diocesan family come together to support the Annual Catholic Appeal as best they can, by donating their hard-earned money throughout the year. With the close of 2019, we are happy to report that we have received a total of $2,522,300.25 in gifts and pledges. While we...

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Vocations Corner

Posted on January 30, 2020 in: Vocations

Vocations Corner
Father Gregory Galvin, Director of Priestly Vocations Hallelujah to our newborn King, Christ the Lord! My hope is that you experienced a merry Christmas filled with many blessings of joy, peace, faith and divine love! It’s amazing how quickly Advent and Christmas came and went. Who co...

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Vocations, Norwich, Catholic
Mercy High School Opens Nationwide Search for New President
The Presidential Search Committee has recently posted criteria that they are seeking in the next leader of Mercy High School, a Christ-centered Catholic diocesan college preparatory high school for young women, located in Middletown, Connecticut. Founded in 1963, Mercy is a highly rated, private ...

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Saint Michael's Reopens, Faithful Return Home
By Ryan Blessing Chanting “Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord,” a procession made its way up Liberty Street in Pawcatuck to open Saint Michael the Archangel Church for the first time in almost eight years. This ‘house of the Lord’ closed its doors in 2012 and...

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Reflecting on Summer Assignments

Posted on September 07, 2021 in: Vocations

Reflecting on Summer Assignments
An integral part of a seminarian’s priestly formation is his summer assignment. Each summer, upon returning home from the seminary, our seminarians are assigned to different parishes in the Diocese for eight weeks of pastoral work and experience. This time in the parish is important for them. It serves to assist them in developing pastoral competency, it teaches them about pastoral leadership, and it provides them with opportunities for collaboration with others. Most of all, it helps them become true shepherds after the heart and example of Jesus Christ. Just befo...

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Take a Look at September Events Around the Diocese
Notre Dame Church Tag Sale Saturday, September 4, at 272 Main St., Durham from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.,rain or shine  OUTSIDE you will find furniture, records, tapes, cds, books, pictures and frames, baskets, stuffed animals, electronics, sporting equipment, religious items and a full range of miscellaneous tag sale items.  INSIDE our church hall we will have a huge assortment of clothing, toys, jewelry, china, a variety of linens, kitchen supplies, craft supplies, and more. A few minor changes:  We will not be having OUTSIDE vendors, MASKS are requ...

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