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A Prayer for 2022

Posted on December 30, 2021 in: Reflections

A Prayer for 2022
Remember us, O God; from age to age be our comforter. You have given us the wonder of time, blessings in days and nights, seasons and years. Bless your children at the turning of the year and fill the months ahead with the bright hope that is ours in the coming of Christ. You are our Go...

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Challenged to Change - Hope & Faith Video Series
The week on the Hope and Faith Series, Andrea Hoisl- Director of the Office of Faith Events, challenges each of us to change our spiritual habits.   View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks

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The Light of Faith Can Illuminate Our Way This New Year
January brings hope for the spring because each day gets a little longer. The Catholic Church also celebrates the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus. What do both of these have in common? Light!  Pope Francis’ very first encyclical was called Lumen Fidei – The Light of Faith. In the l...

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Sr. Mary Jude Receives Liberty Bank's McRae Community Diversity Award
At its Corporate Headquarters, on December 6th, Liberty Bank presented Sister Mary Jude Lazarus of Willimantic with the Bank’s 2021 Willard M. McRae Community Diversity Award. Sister Mary Jude, who is the Director of the Office for Hispanic Ministry for the Diocese of Norwich, received the ...

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Calling All Knitters: The Office of Faith Events is Seeking Scarves
To our gifted and talented Knitters of the Norwich Diocese, please join the Office of Faith Events in reaching out to the community during the cold winter months by donating handmade scarves.  Whatever you could do to help support our new “Street Ministry” to the poor would be gr...

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Watch the Replay of Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
Couldn't Make it to Midnight Mass? Don't worry, we captured it all right here for you. Enjoy! Merry Christmas!

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on December 24, 2021 in: News, Vocations

Clergy Appointments
  The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointments in the Diocese of Norwich   Reverend Lawrence J. Barile, newly ordained, to Parochial Vicar, Blessed Sacrament Parish-Rockville and Tolland. Effective: December...

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Experience Christmas Eve Midnight Mass

Posted on December 23, 2021 in: News

Experience Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
Christmas Eve Midnight Mass You are invited to experience the beauty, the wonder, and the inspiration of Christmas at the Mass at Midnight in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. If you’ve never been before, know that all your senses will be engaged. Upon walking up to the cent...

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Bishop Cote's Christmas Message for 2021
December 2021 Four County Catholic Christmas Message 2021 “And the Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us, and we saw His glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Thes...

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Bishop Shares a Christmas Reflection - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Video Series, Bishop Michael Cote shares a Christmas Reflection with the Diocese of Norwich. Bookmark and visit NorwichDiocese.org/Advent for additional resources this Advent season.   View previous videos or more articles on Faith by v...

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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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