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The Blessings of Fatherhood-June 30-Hope & Faith Video Series
June 30, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Wayne Gignac, Director of Communications for the Diocese of Norwich, speaks about the importance of creating memories for our children. View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSp...

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Legislative Wrap-up - June 2021

Posted on June 30, 2021 in: News

Legislative Wrap-up - June 2021
June 2021  Be sure to see the Summer Reading suggestion at the end of this Newsletter  The 2021 legislative session ended on June 9th. It was soon followed by a Special Session to enact legislation legalizing recreational marijuana and the budget implementer bill. Below is a list ...

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Legion of Mary to Mark its Centennial
The Legion of Mary is a world-wide Papally-approved organization of Catholic men and women who offer their services to their Pastor to aid him in performing spiritual works in the Parish. This is done by placing themselves under the banner of Mary so that with her help they may develop greater holin...

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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 29 - Free Speech
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 8 of Religious Freedom Week Pray  That Christians will have the courage to speak the truth with kindness and clarity, even in the face of adversity. Reflect One of the promises of our country is that many voices, even voices express...

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Catholic Video & Audio Resources are Just a Click Away
Are you looking for an alternative to the content on secular TV & Social Media? The Office of Faith Events has compiled a curated list of hundreds of links to Catholic video and music content. Have fun exploring the many categories. Find links conveniently sorted into topics such as Cathol...

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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 28 -Christians in Iraq
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 7 of Religious Freedom Week Pray  For Christians in Iraq, and that people of all faiths in the land of Abraham may live in peace. Reflect Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq March 5 – 8, 2021 represented a historic milestone for...

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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 27 - Conscience Rights for Medical Professionals
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 6 of Religious Freedom Week Pray  That governments would respect the consciences of all people who care for the sick and vulnerable. Reflect For centuries, Christians have carried on the healing ministry of Christ by building i...

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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 26 - Catholics in Nicaragua
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 5 of Religious Freedom Week Pray  For our Catholic sisters and brothers who are suffering in Nicaragua. Reflect When peaceful protests began in April 2018 in response to a decision to raise taxes and decrease pension benefits, the g...

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Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 25 - Church Vandalism
Here is the Pray - Reflect - Act for Day 4 of Religious Freedom Week PRAY That Christian witness in the face of attacks on our churches will convert hearts to faith in Jesus Christ. REFLECT Recent years have seen a number of high-profile attacks on houses of worship.  Begi...

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Video Replay - Summer Mission on the Parables
Did you miss any of the sessions of the Summer Mission on the Parables? Here they all are in one convenient place for you to watch whenever you would like. Each session was led by Sr. Elissa Rinere, former Chancellor for the Diocese. -Click the icon on the video you are watching to ex...

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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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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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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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