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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 o...

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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, o...

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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...

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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...

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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, ...

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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, ...

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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 atmos...

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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 effect...

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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 pers...

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