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The Gift of Warmth - Children Get Free Coats, Thanks to Knights
As many headed out to shop on the day after Thanksgiving, the Knights of Columbus in the Middletown Deanery distributed new winter coats to those in need at St. Sebastian’s Hall. The upper Middlesex councils have joined other councils in Connecticut and North America to give children in need a...

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Saint John Bosco - Patron Saint of Catholic Editors and Youth
“…that they are aware that they are loved” - Saint John Bosco 1815–1888 Patron Saint of apprentices, boys, editors, laborers, magicians, students Canonized by Pope Pius XI on April 1, 1934 The Church celebrates Saint John Bosco’s feast day on January 31. P...

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U.S. Premiere of Lourdes Documentary

Posted on January 30, 2023 in: News

U.S. Premiere of Lourdes Documentary
February 8 and 9, don’t miss the documentary Lourdes, which tells the compelling true stories of six pilgrims, each in search of a miracle at the Lourdes grotto in the south of France. From different backgrounds and with different expectations, their stories are a powerful reminder that the Bl...

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Norwich
Employment Opportunity for an Accounting Clerk
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich seeks a full-time accounting clerk with at least 2 years of experience. The position will require 30 hours per week. Duties include accounts payable, invoicing, spreadsheet analysis, and other related duties. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word, ha...

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The Camino de Santiago: A Pilgrimage to the Apostle St. James
I had first heard of the Camino de Santiago while studying Spanish as an undergraduate at the University of Connecticut. I learned about the exchange of cultures, ideas and material goods along this historical route starting from southern France to northwestern Spain. While in Spain for a semeste...

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Knights Templar March For Life in Nation's Capital
The 50th Annual March For Life in Washington, D.C. was unique for me on several levels. First and foremost because it was the first post-Roe March, and the joy of the marchers celebrating that fact was palpable. Also unique was the theme for this year’s March for Life, “Next Steps: Ma...

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Pro-Life
'Not Easy, But Fulfilling' - Young Adults Gather for Annual Mass in Storrs
Bishop Cote reminded young adults in our diocese of the promises of God as he preached to the young adults of the diocese gathered at Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapel in Storrs for the 5th Annual Young Adult Mass and the first Mass of UConn's spring semester. The Mass and reception drew young...

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Catholic
Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held Feb. 4
The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, February 4 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Ray Introvigne at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, t...

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Send in Your Nomination for the 2023 Our Lady Queen of Hope Award
Every year at the Norwich Diocesan Women’s Conference, Bishop Michael Cote announces the Our Lady, Queen of Hope Award to honor a woman in the diocese for her vision and leadership in the Catholic Church.  The award is named after Mary our mother, who is our role model and in whom we plac...

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Watch: Nationwide Prayer Vigil for Life Jan. 19-20
Catholics across the country are encouraged to observe a nationwide prayer vigil Thursday, January 19 and Friday, January 20 to pray for an end to abortion and a greater respect for all human life in post-Roe America. The National Prayer Vigil for Life will once again be held at the Basilica of...

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Posted on April 05, 2024 in: Events, Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events   April 13 St Joseph Church Goods & Services Auction 5-8pm  St Joseph Church - Parish Hall, Rockville 5 00 PM to 8 00 PM $35K+ in Auction Value - 100+ Items - 50/50 CASH Raffle.  $20 In Person (includes / meal) or Virtual Bidding Available at https://onecau.se/st-joseph-2024-auction April 20 Awakening: How is the Holy Spirit at work in your life? Join us for a one day retreat designed to help deepen your faith! Saturday, April 20, 2024, 9-4 (lunch included) St. Mary Church Hall, Putnam *Rediscover God’s U...

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Oh Happy Day!

Posted on March 28, 2024 in: Reflections

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Oh Happy Day!
Some years ago, a Gospel song made the top 10 charts, it was called “Oh Happy Day.” The refrain of the song is, “Oh happy day, oh happy day, when Jesus washed my sins away.” The “happy day” is Good Friday, because that is the day when Jesus brings salvation to humanity by His Passion and death on the cross. But for Christians, there is an even happier day, the day when He is risen: Easter Sunday. As Catholic Christians, we are, of course, a people of the Eucharist, and a people of the living Word of God. But primarily, we are an Easter...

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Here’s When Easter Officially Ends

Posted on April 04, 2024 in: News

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Here’s When Easter Officially Ends
Catholics recognize Easter — when Jesus Christ rose from the dead after sacrificing his life for all of humanity — as the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the spring equinox. But, as it turns out, they can continue saying “Happy Easter” into May or, in some years, into June. Easter lasts for a total of 50 days, from Easter Sunday until the feast of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles, Mary, and the first followers of Christ.  This year, 2024, Easter was on March 31 and runs until Pentecost Sunday, ...

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The Shroud of Turin - The Most Holy Cloth

Posted on March 19, 2024 in: News

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The Shroud of Turin - The Most Holy Cloth
It is said to have been brought from the Mideast to Europe by the Knights Templar, and it is purportedly the most studied artifact in history. But the greatest claim made for this cloth is that it is the actual burial cloth of Christ, the Shroud of Turin. On the cloth can be seen a faint image of the corpse of a tortured man, with blood stains indicating wounds around the head, chest, arms, hands, and feet. The first photograph of the cloth was taken in 1898, and to everyone’s amazement, it revealed that the image was something akin to a photographic negative, whic...

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A Glowing Celebration of Faith- Candlelit Easter Vigil at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick
A sea of candlelight cast a comforting glow over those gathered in the darkened Cathedral of Saint Patrick for the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, March 30th. The Liturgy of Light (Lucernarium) commenced as Bishop Michael R. Cote and ministers proceeded in silence and darkness to the rear of the Cathedral. There, the Bishop spoke to the faithful about the significance of the vigil before bestowing a blessing upon the new fire, which would be used to light the Paschal candle. Father Brian Romanowski then carried the lit candle down the main aisle into the dimly lit Cath...

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Sacred Oils, Sacred Vows - Chrism Mass 2024
"May your holy oil, O Lord, be blessed by You, for our sake" The annual Chrism Mass took place Tuesday morning, March 26th, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, continuing the celebration of Holy Week leading up to Easter.  The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Norwich, blessed the sacramental oils that will be used by parishes throughout the diocese in the coming year for baptism, confirmation, anointing of the sick and the ordination of priests.  In his homily, the Bishop remarked, "It is the c...

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