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Entries for April 2020

'Hope and Faith' Video Series Week 4
As the Lenten Series has ended, the Office of Faith Events has decided to continue weekly videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Andrea Hoisl, Director of the Office of Faith Events, speaks about the Beatitudes in light of the coronavi...

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Office of Faith Events Makes Cards for Convalescent Care Facilities
The Office of Faith Events passes along the following message:   Thank you to all the people of the diocese who have assisted us in making cards to distribute to convalescent homes.  If you would like to request cards for your facility please e-mail Andrea Hoisl, ahoisl@norwichdio...

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Renewal of the Consecration of the U.S.A. to the Blessed Virgin Mary May 1, 3 p.m.
Friday, May 1st at 3 p.m. Bishop Michael R. Cote will be renewing the consecration of the Diocese to the Blessed Virgin Mary under her titles Mother of the Church and Queen of Peace  The ceremony will be Livestreamed on the Diocese of Norwich Facebook page and al...

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May 6: Join the Special 'Priest Chat' Online Event with the Office of Faith Events
The Office of Faith Events presents PRIEST CHAT Wednesday, May 6th at 6:30pm.   The BEST way to connect is through App or Internet so you can see the screen and hear the content!   Provided below are ways you can connect: Direct Link for Priest Chat: https://bit.ly/...

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Meet the Sandwich Kids

Posted on April 29, 2020 in: News

Meet the Sandwich Kids
The Sandwich Kids Project has been in operation for approximately seven years at the Church of the Holy Family in Hebron.   The goal of the project is to directly involve the parish children in a community volunteer project that benefits food-challenged members of the extended communiti...

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Catholic Charities Assisting Families Through Pregnancy Services
If you are a parent-to-be, single mother, or parent of an infant one year and under, you can expect major challenges starting from before the child is born and throughout their infancy. Let’s not even talk about the challenges of raising adolescents, as that is a topic for another article. ...

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Saint Bernard Student Sews Face Masks for Hospitals
Katelyn Geren, a freshman at Saint Bernard School, is helping the local community by sewing masks for hospitals, nursing homes and organizations in need. Katelyn, a Ledyard resident, sews the masks in between her studies. Each mask takes about 10 minutes to create, she says. “I have fall...

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Saints of Molokai Minister to Forgotten Exiles
In February, my husband and I were blessed to vacation in Hawaii. The scenery everywhere was breathtaking, but there was a beauty and a peace on the island of Molokai that I didn’t experience on the other more populated islands we visited. Maybe it was the less-frantic pace of Molokai, which b...

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Seminarian Ordained to Diaconate

Posted on April 23, 2020 in: Vocations

Seminarian Ordained to Diaconate
Seminarian Lawrence Barile was ordained a transitional deacon on Wednesday, April 15th. The ordination took place at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, MA. Bishop Robert F. Hennessy, Auxilliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston presided. Here is a Reflection that...

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Virtual Holy Hour for Vocations-TONIGHT at 6pm
Join us TONIGHT, April 23, 6 pm, as we Livestream the Holy Hour for Vocations from St. Bridget of Kildare - Moodus, CT.  Our prayer is for men to answer the call to be instruments of God’s grace as priests and for women to answer the call to consecrated life.  Livestream can ...

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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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Take a Look at September Events Around the Diocese
Notre Dame Church Tag Sale Saturday, September 4, at 272 Main St., Durham from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.,rain or shine  OUTSIDE you will find furniture, records, tapes, cds, books, pictures and frames, baskets, stuffed animals, electronics, sporting equipment, religious items and a full range of miscellaneous tag sale items.  INSIDE our church hall we will have a huge assortment of clothing, toys, jewelry, china, a variety of linens, kitchen supplies, craft supplies, and more. A few minor changes:  We will not be having OUTSIDE vendors, MASKS are requ...

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