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All Souls Prayer

Posted on October 31, 2019 in: News

All Souls Prayer
November 2 is the Commemoration of All of the Faithful Departed or All Souls. On this day, we pray that all those who have died— our loved ones, and also those people around the world — that through the mercy of God, will rest in peace. Merciful Father, On this day, we are...

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Love, Prayer, AllSouls

Dead Theologians Society

Posted on October 29, 2019 in: News

Dead Theologians Society
The ‘Memento Mori’ Youth Group Denver, Colo. (CNA) - When Eddie Cotter Jr. was a youth minister in the diocese of Orlando, Florida, he had his students watch the 1989 film “Dead Poets Society.” The movie stars the late and widely beloved Robin Williams, who plays an ecc...

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youth, AllSouls, Saints, AllSaints
Updated Guide to Church Bazaar and Craft Fairs
Use the Handy List Below to See Where All the Best Church Bazaars and Craft Fairs are Being Held Throughout the Diocese. You Can Also Add Events to Your Google Calendar from Ours.      November 2 Holiday Bazaar St. Patrick Church, East Hampton 9am-2pm Knick-kna...

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CraftFairs
Married Couples Renew Vows at Anniversary Mass
By Ryan Blessing Loving husbands and wives married for 25, 50 and even 63 years joined hands with their spouse and renewed their commitment to each other before the Lord at the special Anniversary Mass on Sunday, October 27. John and Jane Sterry, married on June 30, 1956, stood with other coup...

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Marriage, Norwich, Mass, Catholic

Praying Your Goodbyes

Posted on October 28, 2019 in: Bereavement Support, Events

Praying Your Goodbyes
~Bereavement Day of Prayer ~ The Diocesan Catholic Family Services Office is sponsoring two workshops for the bereaved entitled: Praying Your Goodbyes  Both workshops will include time for private reflection, prayer and journaling, and will give participants suggestions on how to navig...

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healing, Catholic Family Services
Mass to Honor Children Who Have Died from Stillbirths, Miscarriages or Abortions
MASS OF REMEMBRANCE The Annual Diocesan Mass of Remembrance to honor children who have died from stillbirths, miscarriages or abortions, whether recently or years ago, will take place Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 7 P.M. at Sacred Heart Church, 52 West Town St., Norwichtown, CT. The M...

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Busy Weekend for Pro-Life Activities
There are a number of Pro-Life activities going on throughout the state this weekend.   The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, November 2 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Fr. Ray Introvigne at Mass as we pra...

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Pro-Life, Catholic, Prayer, 40DaysforLife, ProLife, 40DaysNorwich, 40DaysforLife, FamilyInstitute, CCC, CTPublicAffairs

The Hallowed Tradition of Cemetery Masses

Posted on October 28, 2019 in: News

The Hallowed Tradition of Cemetery Masses
By Christine Rousselle Mobile, Ala., Oct 31, 2019 (CNA) - The end of October and the first few days of November comprise of “Allhallowtide” in the Church--All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day. During the month of November, the Church takes special notice to rem...

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Mass, Catholic

Turning 40 in Style

Posted on October 24, 2019 in: News

Turning 40 in Style
St. Vincent de Paul Place (SVdPP) hosted a celebration and open house Thursday, October 10th  to showcase its facility and many services. Volunteers, clients and friends were treated to tours, fellowship and food. The ministry, now housed on Cliff Street in the former St. Joseph ...

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Catholic, Norwich, Catholic, St. Vincent de Paul Place, , SVdPP, OPENHOUSE
The Family Catechesis Workshop is Cancelled
The FAMILY CATECHESIS: MODELS AND RESOURCES workshop scheduled for this Saturday October 26, 2019 at St. Mary Church in Coventry:  has been CANCELLED. .  We hope to reschedule this workshop in the spring or next fall.  Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. Andrea Hoisl,...

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More Employment Opportunities in Education
It's that time of year - back to school for teachers and support staff. There are a few positions that have not been filled - See the link below.     There are a number of schools in the diocese that are looking for teachers and administrators.    Openings are posted weekly. NorwichDiocese.org/Employment.   Bookmark the site and check back often.   Please share with educators that you know.

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Twenty Years on from 9/11, How a NYC Firefighter Became a Catholic Priest
It’s been 20 years since the attacks of September 11, the most devastating terrorist attack in recorded history. If you were old enough, it’s likely you remember exactly where you were when you first learned of the attacks. Maybe you watched them, in real time, on the news. Maybe you learned about them from your parents when they picked you up from school that day. Tom Colucci was a lieutenant in the NYC Fire Department, and one of the first responders that fateful day. This week on CNA Newsroom, Tom shares his memories of September 11th. He says the witness ...

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Catholic Men's Conference to Host Speakers, Activities for Spiritual Growth
  2021 CT Catholic Men's Conference  -  get your tickets today Calling all men of the diocese! It’s time to step up and join us for the 14th Annual Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference. This year is going to be our best year ever! We have lined up some great speakers and some great activities to help you grow spiritually as men. This is an opportunity to share your faith with Catholic men from all over Connecticut, experience powerful worship, go to Confession, and have an all-around great time! The ticket price is $45 and in...

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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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Faith Sparks: Welcome Back…Love, God
“Welcome back” is a common, familiar phrase we use in our daily lives all the time. We welcome people back from vacation, sick leave, summer break, holidays – the list goes on and on. It’s an innocent salutation that makes us feel like we were missed. However, in 2021, this simple phrase has taken on a whole new meaning for all of us. We are welcoming people back to work, to shopping, to restaurants, and to normal life activities after a year and a half of unprecedented sickness, death, quarantine and gathering restrictions. “Welcome back&rdquo...

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Vigil Mass September 21 to Mark Start of 40 Days for Life Campaign
  The Norwich 40 Days-For-Life Campaign will begin with a Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday, September 21, at 7 PM. Bishop Michael R. Cote will be the principal celebrant and Fr. Michael Bovino will be the homilist. This year, The 40 Days for Life Campaign runs from Wednesday, Sept. 22nd through Oct. 31st. Please join-in with your fellow parishioners by praying, fasting, and signing-up to participate in the peaceful prayer vigil held outside the planned parenthood facility at 12 Case St. in Norwich. For more information, go to https://www....

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