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Coming December 31st: Virtual Bingo

Posted on November 30, 2020 in: Events

Coming December 31st: Virtual Bingo
Great Fun! Prizes! Bingo played on the internet! Virtual Bingo will take place December 31st from 3:30-5 p.m. Cards are $6 each and will be e-mailed to players To register: Go to https://bit.ly/3kohQtJ Or call Marianne at 848-2237 ext. 304

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Gratitude for Those We Have Lost

Posted on November 30, 2020 in: FaithSparks

Gratitude for Those We Have Lost
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 35 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Mary-Jo McLaughlin, our Catholic Family Services Coordinator, talks about the gratitude we need t...

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Norwich, Catholic, faith

First Sunday of Advent-Patience

Posted on November 28, 2020 in: Advent

First Sunday of Advent-Patience
Patience --An ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay; quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care.                                          ...

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Christmas Commercialism Clouds Advent's Patient Waiting
Advent dawns upon us and once again we begin our journey of patient waiting for the arrival of Christmas – which can be a special challenge and struggle for children and young people, but also for adults. The culture decorates for Christmas even before Halloween is over. The Hallmark Channe...

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Norwich, Catholic

An Advent Prayer

Posted on November 26, 2020 in: Advent

An Advent Prayer
A Prayer for Advent God of Love, Your son, Jesus, is your greatest gift to us. He is a sign of your love. Help us walk in that love during the weeks of Advent, As we wait and prepare for his coming. We pray in the name of Jesus, our Savior  - Author Unknown The National Black ...

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Diocesan Advent Mission is Online

Posted on November 26, 2020 in: Events, Advent

Diocesan Advent Mission is Online
The Advent Mission is online each Thursday, 7-7:45pm December 3rd: Patience December 10th: Love December 17th: Peace To register, call (860) 848-2237 Ext. 304 or e-mail manicholas@norwichdiocese.net

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advent, Norwich, Catholic
Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held December 5th
The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, December 5 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Walter Nagle at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rosa...

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Norwich, Mass, Catholic

Gratitude- An Everyday Practice

Posted on November 25, 2020 in: FaithSparks

Gratitude- An Everyday Practice
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 34 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Andrea Hoisl- the Director of the Office of Faith Events, suggests that focusing on gratitude doe...

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Bishop's Column: A Christian is a Missionary of Hope
November 2020 Four County Catholic  A Christian is a Missionary of Hope   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, As we approach this Thanksgiving, we find ourselves challenged on many fronts.  Political and social unrest is in our streets and in the media. We are hind...

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Bishop, Norwich, Catholic
Benefiting Mothers in Need: Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Holds Drive-Through Layette
The Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (NDCCW) held its annual layette on October 17th at St. Sebastian Church in Middletown Connecticut. The NDCCW has organized and held this layette for over 40 years in parishes throughout the diocese, due to the pandemic, this particul...

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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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