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Christians and Muslims Alike Welcome Pope Francis' Trip to Iraq
EWTN will Begin Coverage with Pope Francis' Arrival in Iraq, March 5th at 6 am Eastern Time  Rome Newsroom, CNA- March 3, 2021 - Iraqi Christians and Muslims alike have expressed excitement for Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Iraq, an aid worker based in Erbil told CNA this wee...

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CT Catholic Conference Executive Director Speaks Out to Stop Assisted Suicide
A proposal will be heard in a public hearing this Friday before the Connecticut Legislature’s Public Health Committee that would allow doctors and others to help our fellow brothers and sisters take their own lives without safeguards and often through painful means. In this video, Chris Healy,...

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Host a Parish Book Club

Posted on February 25, 2021 in: News

Host a Parish Book Club
After meeting author Jim Sano at the final diocesan Book Club session, many participants were motivated to start a book club in their own parish. The author of the book “The Father’s Son” encouraged the participants to help evangelize by sharing their faith through love of literatu...

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Norwich, Catholic
Mystic Teaches Message of God’s Encompassing Love
Although mystic, spiritual guide and visionary Julian of Norwich died 600 years ago, her writings reveal a powerful message for us today – God looks on all of us with great love.   “Julian of Norwich saw in God only love and in the context of this wrote her famous quote, &ls...

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Women's Conference Virtual Basket Raffle: Open to ALL
Virtual Basket Raffle *Raffle is open to all* To benefit the 2021 Norwich Diocesan Women’s Conference February 13 through March 14 *Winners will be notified March 15* 14 Beautiful Baskets to choose from ONLY $1 a chance Simply use the link below to participate! https://go.rall...

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Norwich, Catholic
Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held March 6th
The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, March 6th at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Ray Introvigne at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, th...

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Norwich, Catholic
Agape Love- Hope and Faith Video Series
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 43 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Andrea Hoisl- Director of the Office of Faith Events, gives insight into what agape love is. ...

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Watch Doug and Dave Show On-Demand

Posted on February 22, 2021 in: Events, Lent

Watch Doug and Dave Show On-Demand
Missed It- Watch it Here THE DOUG AND DAVE SHOW!! Aired Live on Thursday, Feb 11th at 7:00 pm Available until March 2nd Did you miss the Doug and Dave show last week? We had a blast and laughed so much!! The event was called Family, Fun, and Faith. This show was filled with de...

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Virtual Parish Auction, ACTS Raffle are Coming in March
St. Pius X Church in Middletown is holding its 21st Annual Extraordinary Year, Extraordinary Giving Auction virtually.  This means ALL in the community are invited to participate in the online auction for the first time. From March 6th through March 14th you will be able to go to saintpiu...

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Norwich, Catholic
Shattered Dreams to Self-Forgiveness: A Journey of Pain, Prayers and Mercy
Years ago, when I was teaching here in our Academy, I had a student who often shared her dreams with me, the way that happens in a boarding school. After she graduated, she called me one evening at the end of her freshman year of college. She was sobbing. She told me she had become involved with a m...

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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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