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Superintendent's Letter: '7 Essentials' Useful for Teachers, Students
My Dear Friends,   Last November, Father Robert Spitzer (of EWTN fame) made a presentation at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) regarding a new supplemental module series for youth confirmation entitled 7 Essentials. This module was designed to supplement, not re...

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Norwich, Catholic
Diocese of Norwich Begins Its Lenten Video Series
  FCC News Desk The Diocese of Norwich announces the launch of its weekly Lenten Video Series.  The videos will appear on the Diocese of Norwich website, on the Office of Faith Events web page and through the diocese's free weekly e-mail newsletter.    ...

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Norwich, Catholic, lent
St. Joseph School Offers More Clubs, Sports
Over the past two years, St. Joseph School (SJS) in North Grosvenordale has increased its offerings to students in interscholastic athletics and extracurricular activities. The expansion of these activities stemmed from a summer meeting in late July 2018 when a group of parents brainstormed ways ...

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Saint, Joseph, School
Xavier Students Shine in Yale Model Congress
Xavier High School students Benjamin Pitruzzello ’22, Jordan Hetu ’21, Daniel Lyons ’21 and Cole Sierpinski ’21 recently won awards for individual pieces of legislation they wrote and presented in their committees at the Yale Model Congress. Pitruzzello also won an award a...

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Lenten Calendar of Daily Inspirations

Posted on February 25, 2020 in: Lent

Lenten Calendar of Daily Inspirations
Reflect – Repent – Restore “The path to Easter demands that we renew our faces and hearts as Christians through repentance, conversion and forgiveness, so as to live fully the abundant grace of the paschal mystery.”  Pope Francis, Message for Lent, 20...

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Norwich, Catholic, lent
Catholic Charities: Providing Help & Creating Hope
Catholic Charities is observing its 99th anniversary of Providing Help and Creating Hope to those most in need throughout Eastern Connecticut. Our rich history of ministering to people of all faiths during their time of crisis is the foundation of our daily work. For 99 years, Catholic Charities ...

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Norwich, Catholic, giving
Action Alert: Oppose New State Funding of Planned Parenthood on March 5
ACTION ALERT The General Assembly's Human Services Committee will be holding a public hearing on providing Planned Parenthood millions of dollars in new state funding **Public Hearing on March 5, 2020** Please plan to attend if you can Dear Catholic Legislative Network Member, Pleas...

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Pro-Life, Catholic
God’s Plan Includes Helping Others
Those of you who have been fortunate to visit Haiti know firsthand that on the surface it looks beautiful and peaceful in many areas. This belies the fact that the Haitian people have seen more than their fair share of challenges, especially the January 12, 2010 earthquake that killed approximate...

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Haiti, Norwich, Catholic
March for Life Stirs Hopes of Norwich Diocese Faithful
As the first U.S. president to attend the March for Life stepped to the microphone, some eastern Connecticut residents could hardly believe it. Lisa Duda, who started attending the march in 2001, and who this year organized two buses from the Diocese of Norwich, witnessed a surge of emotion. &...

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Pro-Life, Norwich, Catholic, March, Washington, life

Ash Wednesday Prayer

Posted on February 21, 2020 in: Lent

Ash Wednesday Prayer
Ash Wednesday is the first day of the 40 days of Lent dedicated to prayer, fasting, and reflection in preparation for the great celebration of Christ’s Paschal Mystery in the Easter Triduum. We pray that this day marks the beginning of your spiritual renewal. If we can help you with prayers or...

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