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Celebrate with Us The Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe
On December 12, 2019, faithful from across our Diocese will gather at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick to celebrate The Annual Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Join us at 6:30pm to pray the Rosary and attend Confession. The bilingual  Eucharistic Celebration will begin at 7pm. ...

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The Role of Spirituality in a Caregiver’s Life
    When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, "Woman, here is your son." Then he said to the disciple, "Here is your mother." And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.   &nb...

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First Sunday of Advent-Hope

Posted on November 27, 2019 in: Reflections, Advent

First Sunday of Advent-Hope
HOPE Hope is defined as a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen: a feeling of trust.   Life in today’s world has more than its share of uncertainty.  Will we go to war? Will I lose my job? Will I remain healthy?  Will I have enough mone...

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Many Voices Sing as One in Candlelight Concert and Compline
By Ryan Blessing The voices of the Norwich Diocesan Choir echoed through the Cathedral of St. Patrick and candlelight washed over the faces of those present during the annual concert and Compline on Sunday, November 17th. The concert and Compline were organized under the supervision of new mus...

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Second Graders Send 188 Pairs of Warm Socks to Local Shelters
Second grade students at The Church of the Holy Family in Hebron ran the church’s annual “Socktober” drive that collected 188 warm pairs of socks.  Socks were donated to the No-Freeze Shelter and Holy Family Home and Shelter for Battered Women & Children, both in W...

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Catholic Charities Board Member, Dr. Christopher Lipinski Invested into the Order of Malta
On November 15, 2019, Dr. Christopher Lipinski was invested into the Order of Malta. The investiture took place at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City during the Solemn Mass of Investiture celebrated by Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Boston. Dr. Lipinski was ...

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Diocese's Music Director is Getting in Tune with New Role
By Ryan Blessing When he’s not playing organ and directing the choir at Mass, Michael Lianos is busy preparing for several upcoming performances at the Cathedral of St. Patrick. The new Director of Music and Organist at the cathedral, Lianos started on August 1 and has been settling into...

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Superintendent's Letter: November is a Busy Month for Our Catholic Schools
My Dear Friends, November is a busy month in our Catholic Schools. We keep the Catholic tradition of teaching about the feast days, and during this month we celebrate many. I encourage all parents to speak to your children about these special days of rich heritage in our Catholic faith. It is...

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Thanksgiving Prayer

Posted on November 20, 2019 in: News, Reflections

Thanksgiving Prayer
Heavenly Creator, In this season of gratitude and abundance, we give You thanks for our many blessings as we pray for all who struggle with hunger and want. Be with them in the dark of night, when all hope seems lost. Keep their faith strong as they await relief. Let Your goodness flow thr...

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Community Pride Prospered at Tenth Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner
By Gina Foster In addition to providing an excellent education, our Catholic schools instill strong community pride which was apparent at this year’s Tenth Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner held on November 3rd at St. Clements Castle & Marina in Portland. In its largest dinner to date,...

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Reflecting on Summer Assignments

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Reflecting on Summer Assignments
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