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2020 Norwich Diocesan Women's Conference
**We Are Going Virtual** 2020 Norwich Diocesan Women’s CONFERENCE October 24, 2020 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM Keynote Speaker:  Danielle Bean: Author of …You Are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth       ...

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The 2020 Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference: Hits a Home Run!
No Doubt, it’s Divine Providence The Conference is Moving to New Britain Stadium! September 19, 2020 It seemed as though the pandemic would dash all hopes of a gathering this year. But thanks to the fortitude, ingenuity and prayers of the Conference Committee, we now have an O...

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Celebrate Seasons of Creation, September 1st - October 4th
What is the season of creation? The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation. It runs from September 1 to October 4.   What is this year’s theme? The 2020 Season of Creation theme is “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hop...

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Fall 2020: A Season of Change for Different Reasons
Fall is generally characterized by the leaves changing color, the days getting shorter and the temperature starting to dip. At its onset we experience a sense of nostalgia looking back at the fleeting days of summer. Our summer memories usually include vacations, family outings and days spent lying ...

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‘Perfect Storm’ Produces Forum on Life in the Thought of Pope Francis
A virtual event to give Catholics a clear understanding of how issues related to the protection of the unborn, care for our world, and the dignity of migrants and refugees intersect for us as followers of Christ, will take place October 4 from 7-8 P.M. Entitled, Life in the Thought of Pope Francis, ...

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Monthly Pro-Life Mass to be Held September 5th
The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, September 5 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Walter Nagle at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Ros...

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St. Joseph -  A Guide During Trying Times - Hope and Faith
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 21 Kathy D’Amelio, the new Director of the Office for Safe Environments, talks about St. Joseph.   To see past ...

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Connecticut's Catholic Schools Are Ready
Message from Executive Director Catholic Schools Are Ready By Christopher Healy No matter your age, or whether you are single, married, or with or without children, there has been no other issue that has so transfixed our society than the safe return of children to a regular, in-class e...

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For Parishes: A Square and Prayer Ministry
Now available from the Diocesan Square and Prayer Ministry Individually wrapped, knitted “prayer squares” with prayer cards are available to diocese parishioners for distribution to convalescent homes, hospitals, care facilities and more. “Prayer Squares” are free ...

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What's New in the August Four County Catholic
The latest issue of the Four County Catholic is available now, and is filled cover to cover with news from within the Diocese of Norwich.   Rev. Michael Bovino Ordained to the Priesthood The Mass of Ordination was celebrated on June 27th, 2020 at the Catrhedral of St. Patrick in N...

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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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