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Reimagining Faith Formation with John Roberto
We have all been witnesses to a world that has been dramatically changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. No aspect of life has been unaffected. We have been witnesses to and agents in the abrupt move of church life from the physical to the virtual.  How do we reinvent Faith Formation for this...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on June 29, 2020 in: News, Vocations

Clergy Appointments
June 29, 2020 The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointments in the Diocese of Norwich   Reverend Michael Bovino, Newly Ordained, Parochial Vicar, Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Norwich. Effective:  July 16, 2020...

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June is 'Leave a Legacy Month' - What Will Your Legacy Be?
The pandemic we are all experiencing together has introduced a new sense of busy into our lives. We are now faced with balancing working from home, schooling our kids, shopping and preparing meals in the safest way possible, keeping our home virus-free and looking out for our “at risk” f...

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Mercy Students’ ‘A Butterfly of Love’ Project Shows Support
A group of Mercy High School friends have teamed up to assemble care packages for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as part of a service project called A Butterfly of Love. The girls put together packages of face masks for people working and volunteering on the front lines during the pandem...

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Priest Chat 2

Posted on June 26, 2020 in: News

Priest Chat 2
Priest Chat 2 - June 18th Our Chancellors, Fr. Brian and Fr. Peter, answer questions about the Diocese of Norwich as the church begins to open in the midst of the Pandemic.

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Cards Spread Hope, Happiness to Shut-ins
“Hope and happiness is something we all need now,” said Kathleen Kukish of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Durham. That thought, she said, was the motivation she needed to join an Office of Faith Events (OFE) venture making greeting cards for residents confined to area convalescent homes and h...

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Live Streaming Information for Mass of Ordination of Reverend Mr. Michael Bovino
The Mass of Ordination to the Holy Priesthood of Reverend Mr. Michael Bovino will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. Attendance at the cathedral is by invitation only. The Mass will be live streamed so that all may experience this joyous m...

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A Cheerful Heart- 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 12 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Liza Roach the Youth and Young Adult Minister in the Office of...

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Prayers From Haiti

Posted on June 23, 2020 in: Outreach to Haiti

Prayers From Haiti
 As we deal with the pain, sorrow and fear from the coronavirus, one of our friends in Haiti, an artisan, sent the following sentiments to one of our board members. How are you doing these days? I was thinking about you. By the grace of God, we are fine in Croix-des-Bouquets. My only c...

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St. Vincent de Paul Place, Norwich, Receives Federal Funds for Food Pantry
FCC News Desk St. Vincent De Paul Place, Norwich, will receive $25,000 in relief aid for its food pantry through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Executive Director Jillian Corbin said the number of households that signed up with the food pantry for the fi...

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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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