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Culmination of Laudato Si' Week 2020
WOW! Where to begin? With the gift of the Holy Spirit, Laudato Si’ Week was incredible. Amazing. Outstanding. Beyond everyone’s wildest dreams. Here’s what we accomplished–together: Hundreds of thousands of Catholics on six continents praying, reflecting, and prepari...

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Knights of Columbus Founder Fr. Michael McGivney Moves Closer to Sainthood
Connecticut priest launched international lay movement, died in 19th century pandemic   ROME – The Vatican on May 27 announced that Pope Francis approved the promulgation of a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Ve...

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Online 'Priest Chat' Returns June 18th
The Office of Faith Events presents:   Priest Chat June 18th, 6:30 p.m.   Join together online as a community in prayer and solidarity as we talk about our lives during this pandemic. The chancellors from the Diocese of Norwich will guide us through these unprecedented time...

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Two Resources Prepare Parishioners for Public Worship
On Wednesday, May 27th, Bishop Cote released the Parish Reopening Guidelines to the Pastors of the Diocese.  While the Pastors and staff are making preparations, it is just as important that we prepare ourselves and our families for returning to Mass. The initial resumption of public...

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'Hope and Faith': Mary in the Month of May
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, the Office of Faith Events presents National Speaker and brand manager of CatholicMom.com, Danielle Bean. Danielle speaks about Mary in th...

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Guidelines for Opening Churches for Public Worship Issued
On May 27, 2020 the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, released the Parish Reopening Guidelines to the Pastors of the Diocese.  The guidelines were developed to assist Pastors and parish administrators in facilitating the resumption of public worship. These standards are drawn...

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K of C Reduces New Members Fee for a Limited Time
Connecticut Catholic Men Join the Knights of Columbus for $1* For the first time ever and to celebrate the 127TH anniversary of the CT State Council,Catholic men from Connecticut will be able to join the Order as online members for $1*. It’s only for the first 127 men to join by June 15...

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St. Joseph Living Center in Windham Continues Its Mission
COVID-19 has certainly changed how things are done here at St. Joseph Living Center. While families have been asked not to visit, we work hard to make sure our residents have the ability to chat with them. Communication is the key in every aspect of life.  St. Joseph Living Center is a 120-b...

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Memorial Day Prayer

Posted on May 22, 2020 in: News, Reflections

Memorial Day Prayer
God of power and mercy, you destroy war and put down earthly pride. Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears, that we may all deserve to be called your sons       and daughters. Keep in your mercy those men and women who have died in the cause of freedom ...

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Laudato Si' Week 2020: Get Inspired, Because the Church Is Leading the Way
  This week two global webinars connected thousands of people with concrete ways to take action. Cardinal Peter Turkson helped us understand that creation is a “great act of God” and that everything we do for the Earth must “give glory to God.” Yeb Saño, clima...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on April 05, 2024 in: Events, Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events   April 13 St Joseph Church Goods & Services Auction 5-8pm  St Joseph Church - Parish Hall, Rockville 5 00 PM to 8 00 PM $35K+ in Auction Value - 100+ Items - 50/50 CASH Raffle.  $20 In Person (includes / meal) or Virtual Bidding Available at https://onecau.se/st-joseph-2024-auction April 20 Awakening: How is the Holy Spirit at work in your life? Join us for a one day retreat designed to help deepen your faith! Saturday, April 20, 2024, 9-4 (lunch included) St. Mary Church Hall, Putnam *Rediscover God’s U...

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Oh Happy Day!

Posted on March 28, 2024 in: Reflections

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Oh Happy Day!
Some years ago, a Gospel song made the top 10 charts, it was called “Oh Happy Day.” The refrain of the song is, “Oh happy day, oh happy day, when Jesus washed my sins away.” The “happy day” is Good Friday, because that is the day when Jesus brings salvation to humanity by His Passion and death on the cross. But for Christians, there is an even happier day, the day when He is risen: Easter Sunday. As Catholic Christians, we are, of course, a people of the Eucharist, and a people of the living Word of God. But primarily, we are an Easter...

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Here’s When Easter Officially Ends

Posted on April 04, 2024 in: News

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Here’s When Easter Officially Ends
Catholics recognize Easter — when Jesus Christ rose from the dead after sacrificing his life for all of humanity — as the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the spring equinox. But, as it turns out, they can continue saying “Happy Easter” into May or, in some years, into June. Easter lasts for a total of 50 days, from Easter Sunday until the feast of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles, Mary, and the first followers of Christ.  This year, 2024, Easter was on March 31 and runs until Pentecost Sunday, ...

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The Shroud of Turin - The Most Holy Cloth

Posted on March 19, 2024 in: News

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The Shroud of Turin - The Most Holy Cloth
It is said to have been brought from the Mideast to Europe by the Knights Templar, and it is purportedly the most studied artifact in history. But the greatest claim made for this cloth is that it is the actual burial cloth of Christ, the Shroud of Turin. On the cloth can be seen a faint image of the corpse of a tortured man, with blood stains indicating wounds around the head, chest, arms, hands, and feet. The first photograph of the cloth was taken in 1898, and to everyone’s amazement, it revealed that the image was something akin to a photographic negative, whic...

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A Glowing Celebration of Faith- Candlelit Easter Vigil at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick
A sea of candlelight cast a comforting glow over those gathered in the darkened Cathedral of Saint Patrick for the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, March 30th. The Liturgy of Light (Lucernarium) commenced as Bishop Michael R. Cote and ministers proceeded in silence and darkness to the rear of the Cathedral. There, the Bishop spoke to the faithful about the significance of the vigil before bestowing a blessing upon the new fire, which would be used to light the Paschal candle. Father Brian Romanowski then carried the lit candle down the main aisle into the dimly lit Cath...

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Sacred Oils, Sacred Vows - Chrism Mass 2024
"May your holy oil, O Lord, be blessed by You, for our sake" The annual Chrism Mass took place Tuesday morning, March 26th, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, continuing the celebration of Holy Week leading up to Easter.  The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Norwich, blessed the sacramental oils that will be used by parishes throughout the diocese in the coming year for baptism, confirmation, anointing of the sick and the ordination of priests.  In his homily, the Bishop remarked, "It is the c...

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