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Students Continue Their Ascent

Posted on August 28, 2019 in: School News

Students Continue Their Ascent
Students around the diocese returned to school starting August 27th, when St. Bernard School in Uncasville opened its doors for a new year of classes. Then on Wednesday, August 28th, more than 1400 students in the 11 Catholic elementary schools throughout the diocese began the new academic year...

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A Prayer for Healing for Victims of Abuse
Andrea Hoisl I saw this prayer while visiting the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. The prayer directly spoke to me because it addressed healing for everyone in the Church – the victims, those who love them and everyone who is “broken...

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healing, Prayer
Pope Francis, Latin American and US Bishops Express Concern About Amazon Forest Fires
FCC News Desk At the Angelus on Sunday, August 25, Pope Francis noted the universal concern for the “vast fires” that are raging throughout the Amazon region. The Holy Father prayed that, “with the commitment of all,” the fires “might be contained as soon as possible...

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Missionaries of Charity Remember Saint Mother Teresa’s Birthday
Kolkata, India (CNA) - Hundreds of Missionaries of Charity gathered at their headquarters on Monday to commemorate the birthday of the order’s founder, Mother Teresa. Archbishop Thomas D'Souza of Calcutta, whose birthday falls on the same day, celebrated Mass on Aug. 26 to recognize wha...

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Saint, MOTHER TERESA, KOLKATA, INDIA, Charity
Blue Mass Steak Dinner Fundraiser to Take Place September 6
A steak dinner fundraiser for the Diocese of Norwich’s annual Blue Mass will be held on Friday, September 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the East Great Plain Fire Department, 488 New London Turnpike in Norwich. The fundraiser helps to defray expenses associated with the annual Blue Mass honor...

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Notre Dame Tag Sale

Posted on August 21, 2019 in: Events

Notre Dame Tag Sale
DURHAM -- Huge tag sale on Saturday, September 7 at Notre Dame Church, 272 Main St. from 8-1 p.m. Join us rain or shine. There will be more than 40 vendors in the parking lot selling antiques, tools, plants, pictures, produce, furniture, crafts, records, jewelry, yarn, greeting cards, hand...

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Day of Recollection

Posted on August 21, 2019 in: Events

Day of Recollection
The Legion of Mary Norwich Curia presents a Day of Recollection; Mary our Mother on October 12, at Saint Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Ave., Colchester from 8:30-2:15pm. Reverend Richard Breton will be the guest speaker. The cost is $25 and includes lunch. To register or for more information ...

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Together We Can Achieve More

Posted on August 20, 2019 in: ACA

Together We Can Achieve More
By Gina Foster This year’s ACA theme, Hand in Hand with all God’s Children, is lived every day in our Catholic schools. Our students model helping one another on a daily basis. We can thank Catholic school teachers and administrators who work very hard every day, teaching students to ...

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Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
By Paulina Angulo The weather was perfect for the 89th Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 11, celebrated with the Saint Brendan the Navigator Community. The community, formed by four parishes -Saint Joseph Church and Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church in New London, Saint...

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Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen to be Beatified
Archbishop Fulton Sheen, beloved American television catechist in the 1950s and 60s, has moved closer to becoming a saint. On July 12, Pope Francis approved a miracle attributed to the Archbishop, making his beatification possible. The Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints promulgated the de...

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Archbishop Sheen, beatification, miracle
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