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Catholic Funeral Workshop-November 3rd

Posted on August 30, 2018 in: Events

Catholic Funeral Workshop-November 3rd
Register Now! Catholic Funerals Rites, Cremation, Planning, Pre-planning, Cemetery Policies Sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Worship SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018 St. Matthew Parish Hall 111 Tolland Green Tolland, CT  06084 Click Here for a Registration Form Registration ...

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If you are seeking to find hope, strength and comfort from a loss, burden or sorrow, join us for A Journey with Mary Through Her Seven Sorrows, a seven-week program sponsored by the Catholic Family Services Office. The program will explore each of the seven sorrows of Mary’s life and the message of strength and encouragement each one contains. The program is based on the book Your Sorrow is ...

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Mass of Remembrance Nov. 7th
MASS OF REMEMBRANCE – The Annual Diocesan Mass of Remembrance to honor children who have died from stillbirths, miscarriages or abortions, whether recently or years ago, will take place Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Christ the King Church, 1 McCurdy Rd., Old Lyme, CT. The Mass of Remembrance...

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23rd Annual Educators Mass - September 9th
Diocese to Honor Educators Xavier Graduate Chosen as Homilist The 23rd  ANNUAL Diocesan Mass for Those Dedicated to Education will take place 8:45 am on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich.  Each year this special Mass is held to honor teachers, ad...

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Bishop Addresses Recent Events in Pastoral Letter
Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D. addressed parishioners throughout the Diocese in a pastoral letter read and/or distributed at all masses this weekend.  See letter below and links to the Office for Safe Environments Statement and webpage.   August 21, 2018   My Dear Bro...

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Support Catholic Education

Posted on August 24, 2018 in: School News

Support Catholic Education
Catholic Elementary School Collection This September 8th and 9th the Annual Catholic Elementary School Collection will be conducted throughout the Diocese.  This will only be an in-pew collection.  Donation envelopes will be available in church.   Appropriately titled, Faith f...

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9th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner

Posted on August 12, 2018 in: Events

9th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner
A Celebration of Current and Past Leaders of Catholic Education by: Kathy Gaito The tradition of celebrating Catholic education in the Diocese of Norwich continues this year with the 9th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner.  The Seton Dinner will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 4:...

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The U.S. bishops urge our participation each Friday in a nationwide Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life, August 3–September 28. Participants will receive weekly email or text reminders to pray and fast, along with little-known facts about Roe v. Wade to share with others. Sign up at www.usccb.org/pray!

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 Wedding Anniversary Mass -October 21st
All couples married 25 & 50 years, or celebrating a significant anniversary, are invited to attend this year’s Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass Celebrated by Bishop Michael R. Cote Sunday, October 21, 2018, at 2 P.M. Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Norwich   ...

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What is an Annulment?

Posted on August 06, 2018 in: Events

What is an Annulment?
If you are a divorced Catholic who would like to know more about annulments or is considering beginning the annulment process but aren’t quite sure what it is or how to go about doing so, this informational workshop is for you. Join us: Thursday, September 13, 2018, 7-9 P.M. St. Bernard C...

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