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Outreach to Haiti: 'We Belong To Each Other…'
Haiti has seen more than its share of strife: earthquakes, hurricanes, epidemics, and violent civil unrest. In all my visits to Haiti I have never had a Haitian say to me, “Why us? What did we do to deserve this?” I believe this is due to Haitians having a deep reservoir of hope thanks t...

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Norwich, Catholic, Outreach, haiti
Faith Sparks: Positive Aspects of Technology Can Enhance Spirituality
As a young child, I remember my grandfather having a truck with two gas caps on it. I always wondered why this was so. Did the truck need a second fluid to run, was there something about the truck that made it special, or did it just need extra gas to function?  Puzzled after investigating this...

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faith, sparks
New England Faith Forum 2020 Goes Virtual
To register, go to https://NEFaithForum2020.eventbrite.com   The 2020 New England Faith Forum has changed to become a virtual event, featuring presentations throughout the year starting on August 18. The first takes place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. om August 18. There is no cost...

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Prayer, faith, COVID-19
Cargill Knights of Columbus Council 64 Celebrates 128 Years of Service
Although much has changed in northeastern Connecticut since 1892, Putnam’s Cargill Council 64, Knights of Columbus, remains a force for good in the community. That was recognized on Sunday morning, July 26, when council members celebrated a Roman Catholic Mass to commemorate the council’...

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Norwich, Catholic
Bishop Blesses Local Fishermen And Their Boats
The tradition of the annual Blessing of the Fleet in Stonington continued this year, albeit with a much smaller crowd and scaled-back ceremonies. The blessing remembers local fishermen who have died at sea and honors the vessels -- along with their captains, owners, crews and families -- that wil...

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Norwich, fishing, fleet, bishop, Catholic
Hope & Faith Video - National Catholic Partnership on Disability Statement on Racism
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 17 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, listen to the statement on racism from the National Catholic Partnership on Disability. ...

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Norwich, Catholic, Hope, Faith, video
A Notice About the New School Year
We at the Diocese of Norwich School Office hope you are enjoying your summer. The diocese has made the decision to open schools for the 2020/2021 school year. The decision was made taking into consideration current information and guidance given to us by the Connecticut State Department of Education...

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Norwich, Catholic, schools
Thank You to Catholic Charities 15th Annual Golf Tournament Sponsors!
Catholic Charities would like to express our thankfulness to ShopRite of Norwich & New London, Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C., Attorneys at Law, and RAD Computing for their sponsorship of our 15th Annual Golf Tournament to be held September 16th! Catholic Charities Golf Tournam...

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Memory Page Established to Support Grieving Families
  In this time of social distancing due to Covid-19, the Diocese of Norwich Office of Faith Events seeks to support grieving families whose loved ones have died by including the names of their deceased loved ones on a Memory Page Click Here on the Diocese of Norwich Website. ...

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Pope's Homilies During Lockdown Are Published in a New Book
By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City (CNA) - A print book which includes Pope Francis’ homilies during the coronavirus lockdown in Italy has been published by the Vatican. “Strong in the Face of Tribulation: The Church in Communion – A Sure Support in Time of Trial,” collec...

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Catholic, Pope, Francis
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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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