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Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations - August 8th at 6pm in Stafford Springs, CT
Join us at St. Edward's Church in Stafford Springs at 6pm on August 8, 2019 as we pray for men to answer the call to be instruments of God’s grace as priests of Jesus Christ. St Edward's Church 6 Benton St, Stafford Springs, CT 06076

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Accepting Applications for Teaching Positions
Faithful Educators Welcomed If you are a fun-loving, hard worker, energetic, passionate about nurturing and making a difference in a child’s life and are looking to be a part of a fulfilling ministry of Catholic education in the Diocese of Norwich where faith and education meet, visit our website- NorwichDSO.org For the complete list of current job openings Click Here 

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Job Opennings, Teaching, Educators, Art, Science, Religion
The 66th Annual Blessing Of The Fleet Is Coming To Stonington Borough
The 66th annual Blessing of the Fleet will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 28, at St. Mary Church in Stonington Borough to honor and remember those who have died at sea on our local commercial fishing fleet, as well as to honor and bless the vessels--along with their captains, owners, crews and families--that will go out to sea in the year ahead. Following the 10:30 Mass, a parade will take place through Stonington Borough that will include the statue of Saint Peter, the patron saint of fishermen. A procession of boats will make their way past the...

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Norwich, stonington, fishing, blessing, fleet, borough, bishop, diocese, fishermen

40 DAYS STRONG !

Posted on July 25, 2019 in: Events, 40DaysForLife

40 DAYS STRONG !
Are you fed up hearing in the news about radical politicians, state legislatures and governors, and new laws being proposed and implemented for late-term abortions and infanticide? Do you feel compelled to do something about it? The Norwich 40 Days For Life Team invites you to join us in standing up for life and praying on the sidewalk outside the Planned Parenthood facility at 12 Case St. in Norwich for an end to this abomination. Kickoff The Norwich 40 Days For Life Campaign will begin with a Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday, September 24, a...

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40DaysforLife, ProLife, EndAbortion, Pray

Grateful for the Gift of Music

Posted on July 25, 2019 in: News

Grateful for the Gift of Music
“We are very grateful to you and your orchestra for sharing your music with us.”, said Bishop Michael R. Cote as he accepted a check from Maestro Toshiyuki Shimada, conductor and music director of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra.  “While I am pleased to receive this check for St. Vincent DePaul Place in Norwich, please know that the bigger blessing is your music.  What it does for our people spiritually is such a great, great gift.” The $1362 check was the result of donations made by attendees of the ECSO Palm Sunday concert a...

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ECSO, Symphony, SVdPP, BishopCote
Baltic Church & School Hold 33rd  Annual Rummage Sale
St. Mary's Rummage Sale is an annual, two weekend event. The sale is the main fundraiser for St. Mary's Church and St. Joseph School at 70 West Main Street in Baltic. The Sale is open during the last weekend of July and the first weekend of August. Thursday* July 25: 5-8pm  Friday, July 26: 9 - 6pm Saturday, July 27: 9- 2pm Friday, August 2: 10- 3pm Saturday, August 3: 9- 2pm *Thursday is our special EARLY BIRD shopping - $10 admission. All other days have FREE admission! Departments include: clothing; housewares; furniture; linens; books; jewelry ...

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St. Mary's Rummage Sale 2019, Bargains, Baltic, ThingstoDoThisWeekend, Southeastern CT, Baby Items
Youth Take Part in Sendoff Mass for Steubenville NYC Youth Conference July 20-21
By Ryan Blessing Diocesan youth and chaperones attended a special Mass on July 19 at St. John Church in Old Saybrook, concelebrated by the Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, before traveling to the Steubenville NYC Youth Conference at St. John’s University in Jamaica, Queens for the weekend. Several priests heard confessions for the teens and adults before the Mass. The theme of the 2019 conference was "Belong," and referenced 1 John 3:1, “See what love the Father has bestowed on us, that we may be called children of Go...

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Norwich, Mass, Steubenville, East, Conference
Registrations Now Being Accepted for Upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend in the Manchester, CT Area
Connecticut 2019 Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend - Register Today! The weekend is designed to help married couples communicate more intimately with one another in order to deepen and enrich their relationship. The weekend is free from everyday routines, distractions and tensions. An atmosphere is created where the couple can concentrate exclusively on one another in a private, confidential environment. A series of presentations that touch on many aspects of marriage is given by three couples, and a Catholic priest. After each presentation, the couple has ti...

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Marriage Encounter, Worldwide Marriage Encounter, Love, Communication, Marriage
Catholic Family Services Announces Natural Family Planning Week
Natural Family Planning Awareness Week July 21-27th The slogan for this year’s Natural Family Planning Awareness Week is: Love, Naturally! Cooperating with God’s design for married love.  Natural Family Planning is medically safe with no harmful side effects, is 99 percent effective at achieving or postponing pregnancy without the use of chemicals, is easy to learn and use, and is in keeping with God’s design for married love.  Read more about NFP at www.foryourmarriage.org or www.ccli.org. Or, for more information, call the Catholic Family Se...

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Marriage, NFP, Natural Family Planning
Life in the Spirit Seminar Weekend Retreat - August 2 - August 4, 2019
My Father's House Retreat Center 39 N Moodus Rd, Moodus, Connecticut 06469 Presented by Spiritual Renewal Services, a ministry of the Diocese of Norwich The Life in the Spirit Seminar is a highly enjoyable and healing eight- session program designed to bring an individual into a personal relationship with Jesus and to guide them into the Baptism of the Holy Spirit! Moodus, CT - August 2nd thru August 4th, 2019 Maximum number of attendees: 60 Please register as soon as possible with My Father’s House Retreat Center: Register Online: https://fo...

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Spiritual Renewal Services, Life in the Spirit Seminar, Retreat, Holy Spirit
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