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Saint Joseph School Embarks on Distance Learning
FCC News Desk As the Coronavirus has altered the lives of the entire world, school communities like St. Joseph School (SJS) in North Grosvenordale have had to make swift changes in a short time to keep the educational process moving forward for the students they serve in grades Pre-K through 8. A...

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Norwich, Catholic
The Cross is Our Hope: Pope Francis Gives Urbi et Orbi Blessing During Coronavirus
By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City (CNA) - On Friday, before an empty and rain-covered St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis held Eucharistic adoration and gave an extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing, praying for the world during the coronavirus pandemic which has killed more than 25,000 people. ...

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Online Confirmation Retreat on April 4
The Office of Faith Events will hold an online Confirmation Retreat from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 4. See the details below. CLICK HERE or below

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Norwich, Catholic
Online Resources Abound for the Faithful
FCC News Desk The new restrictions on public gathering and the enforcement of social distancing rules have affected us all, but online tools are freely availalbe to help Catholics remain connected to their faith in myriad different ways.   The Diocese of Norwich and its Office of Commu...

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Norwich, Mass, Catholic
Live Stream of Urbi et Orbi Blessing from St. Peter Square 1 pm Friday
All the faithful are invited to join Pope Francis on Friday, March 27 for a special Urbi et Orbi blessing. The prayer and blessing will be broadcast by Vatican News at 6pm Rome time, 1pm EDT, 12pm CDT, 11am MDT, and 10am PDT. The Holy Father will grant to all who participate in the livestream a Plen...

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Miraculous Crucifix Moved to St. Peter’s Square for Pope Francis' ‘Urbi et Orbi’ Blessing 
Vatican City, Mar 25, 2020 / 03:10 pm (CNA) - The miraculous crucifix at which Pope Francis prayed Sunday for an end to the coronavirus has been taken down from its altar and transported to St. Peter's Square, so it can be present on Friday during the pontiff's benediction "Urbi et...

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Lenten Video and Reflection- Week 5
Here is a Video and a Reflection to help you on your journey this Lent. For more video's reflections, and resources visit NorwichDiocese.org/Lent Lenten Reflection: Week Five “Own It: Prayer” Prayer is having a conversation with God, as well as develop...

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Save The Date: The 2020 Norwich Diocesan Women's Conference Returns in October
Save the Date The 2020 Norwich Diocesan Women's conference is scheduled to take place on October 24, 2020. The conference was scheduled for March 28 but was postponed because of pandemic-related closures. Those who registered for the March 28 date are automatically registered for t...

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Women, Love, healing, Norwich, Catholic, CatholicWomen
Check Out What's New in the Four County Catholic
The latest issue of the Four County Catholic is available now, and is filled cover to cover with news from within the Diocese of Norwich.   Vocations Corner Deacon Michael Bovino reflects on his call to the priesthood in the first of a series of columns by our seminarians. &nbs...

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Catholic, schools
Good Hygiene Slows the Spread of Infection
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, health authorities have been urging us to pay attention to our hand hygiene — and for good reason. Washing your hands with soap and water is one of our cheapest forms of infection control, and also one of the most effective. It signif...

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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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