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In Memoriam - Sr. Anita Paul, DHS

Posted on November 30, 2022 in: News, Vocations

In Memoriam - Sr. Anita Paul, DHS
1930 – 2022 Sr. Anita Paul, DHS, 92, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on November 23, 2022 at St. Joseph Living Center in Windham, CT. Born on December 31, 1930, in Washington, VT, the daughter of the late Felix and Antoinette (Roberge) Paul, Sr. Anita entered religious...

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Video: A Visit to St. Mary of the Immacualte Conception in Baltic
Join the Office of Faith Events as we visit the churches of St. Mary in the Diocese of Norwich, today we visit St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Baltic. View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks    

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We Can Help. Promise to Protect-Pledge to Heal
We Can Help To report inappropriate conduct of any kind by a Diocesan Bishop please contact ReportBishopAbuse.org or call 1-800-276-1562 To report inappropriate contact of any kind by a representative of the Diocese of Norwich or for assistance for victims, please call The Dioce...

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2022 Advent Mission, Week One

Posted on November 29, 2022 in: ADVENT

2022 Advent Mission, Week One
The Advent Mission is an opportunity for us as individuals to deepen our faith, take up the call to conversion, and renew our commitment to the newborn Christ and His Church. Please join us as we explore the themes of anticipation, incarnation, new life, and new beginnings. Each Tuesday night Nov...

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How Did Advent Come to Be on the Church Calendar?
The word “Advent” derives from the Latin adventus, meaning “coming.” During Advent, we await the anniversary of Jesus’ coming in human flesh as a baby born to Mary. We also wait vigilantly for the second coming of Christ, who could arrive at our doorstep at any moment. ...

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Begin by Saying Yes to the Lord

Posted on November 25, 2022 in: ADVENT

Begin by Saying Yes to the Lord
There are few things more frustrating as a parent than trying to give your child a gift or help them experience something new, but, due to fatigue, confusion, diaper rash or distraction, they aren’t capable of receiving the offer. They fight, scream and even beg for the thing you want to gi...

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Let the Light of Christ Shine in the World
As the father of four young children, I am routinely subjected to the mild torture of car rides filled with the dulcet tones of children’s songs. Sure, “Silly Songs with Larry” and the occasional Disney anthem prompt my voice to join the cacophony emanating from the back seats, but...

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How Do I Pray For Someone to Come Back to God This Advent?
First of all, don’t worry about what words to use when you begin to pray for someone who has been away from the Lord – from the Church – for a long time. Just talk to God about the situation as you would to a good friend. In your own words, tell God your fear, your concern, perhaps...

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Saint Bernard Students Run Successful Thanksgiving Food Drive
Saint Bernard families donated nearly 1,000 items to help feed local families on Thanksgiving! Student Council's annual food drive was a success, with 990 items collected to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Place Norwich. The school's donation weighed a total of 680 pounds, according to SVDPP sta...

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Knights of Columbus to Continue Annual Coats for Kids Program on Black Friday
Knights of Columbus councils in Connecticut will continue their signature Coats for Kids program on Black Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, providing thousands of children with new winter coats at eight distribution sites throughout the state. Launched in 2009, the Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids program, t...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on March 18, 2023 in: Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
  Virtual Basket Raffle The Norwich Diocesan Women’s Conference Virtual Basket Raffle will be live beginning February 20 and culminate on Sunday, April 2 at midnight. Go online to https://go.rallyup.com/2023baskets  today to view 17 lovely baskets, chances are only $1 each.  Winners will be notified April 3. Questions? Call the Office of Faith Events at 860-848-2237. Thank you.   Brothers in Christ Brothers in Christ: A Men’s Virtual Faith Group Meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month. Join this gathering o...

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RSVP: Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti Annual Fundraiser
Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti will host its 15th annual For the Love of a Child Charity Gala, Saturday, April 29, 2023 at A Villa Louisa, 60 Villa Louisa Rd., Bolton, CT.  The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Norwich, invites you to join him. Cocktails are at 6:30, followed by dinner.  The price is $100 per person.  Please RSVP on-line www.outreachtohaiti.org or call the Outreach office at 860-800-3601.    For nearly 40 years, Outreach has been helping our Haitian brothers and sisters throughout the Ar...

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St. Patrick's Day Lenten Dispensation

Posted on March 16, 2023 in: News, Lent

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St. Patrick's Day Lenten Dispensation
Whereas, the disciplinary practice of abstaining from meat on the Fridays in Lent is an important dimension of the penitential nature of the season and applies to all Catholics who have reached the age of fourteen (canons 1251 and 1252); Whereas, this year the Feast of St. Patrick, March 17, falls on a Friday in Lent; Now therefore, in accord with canon 87 §1 of the Code of Canon Law, given the many celebrations that occur on this day in commemoration of St. Patrick, Principal Patron of the Diocese of Norwich and titular of the Cathedral, I hereby grant to all Ca...

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Come Pray For Vocations

Posted on March 20, 2023 in: Events, Vocations

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Come Pray For Vocations
Join us each month to pray a Eucharistic Holy Hour for vocations led by Bishop Cote. These hours of adoration are a wonderful opportunity to pray for vocations to priesthood and religious life, to pray for our seminarians, and for our priests and religious already serving our diocese. The first Holy Hour of 2023 is Thursday, January 19 at 6 PM.  See the schedule below.  January 19, SS. Peter & Paul, Norwich February 16, St. John, Montville March 16, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Quaker Hill April 20, St. Philip, Ashford May 11, St. Andrew, Colc...

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‘God Protected Me & the Virgin Mary Did Not Leave Me’
Mar 1, 2023 Only a few hours after Bassel Habkouk, a young Lebanese Catholic and father of two, arrived for a visit in Turkey on Feb. 6, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the country and nearby Syria. Habkouk found himself trapped underneath the rubble of fallen buildings for 52 hours as a result of the devastating earthquake, which killed more than 50,000 people and injured many more with tens of thousands still missing and hundreds of thousands homeless, according to the Associated Press. Miraculously, Habkouk survived, and he recently shared with ACI MENA, ...

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Employment Opportunity for an Executive Assistant
Xavier High School in Middletown is looking for the right person to fill the position of Executive Assistant to the Headmaster and Principal. Details can be found HERE.   To view other job opportunities Click Here

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