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Renovated Playground Dedicated at St. Joseph School
FCC News Desk St. Joseph School in North Grosvenordale marked the first day of autumn through a special dedication of its newly renovated playground area.  Leading the SJS community in the beginning of the school day ceremony was Father Steven Gulino, Associate Pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, who offered a special prayer and blessing for the playground. Joining him in congratulatory remarks was Henry Fiore, superintendent of schools for the diocese, David Sizemore, principal of SJS, Lindsay Lehmann, chair of the Parent School Connection (PSC)...

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Diocesan Policy Review Board Posts Revised Policies
Office for Safe Environments The Diocesan Policy Review Board has recently revised the following diocesan policies: Pastoral Code of Conduct, Sexual Misconduct Policy, Comprehensive Screening Policy, and Electronic Communications, Internet, and Computer Use Policy. Copies are available from your parish/school office, Child Advocate, on the diocesan web site https://www.norwichdiocese.org/Find/Diocesan-Offices/Safe-Environments , on Praesidium’s Armatus program, and from the Office for Safe Environments (860-848-2237 ext. 212 -or- ose@norwichdiocese.net). As a...

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Seek Justice – Be a Blessing

Posted on September 29, 2019 in: News

Seek Justice – Be a Blessing
“Our dignity as human beings is not found in the accumulation of stuff and things but by being a blessing –– helping people who cross our path in our professional lives and in our personal lives,” said Reverend Brian J. Romanowski, J.C.L., Adjutant Judicial Vicar for the Diocese. Father Romanowski was the homilist for the 29th Annual Red Mass, celebrated Sunday, September 29th at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. He went on to say, The rich man in Jesus parable could not save the world but he could’ve helped Lazarus. May ...

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Are We Good Stewards of God’s Creation?
 Environmental Awareness Evening October 23, 2019, 6:30-8:00 pm Sacred Heart Church Hall, Norwichtown Are we good stewards of God’s Creation? How is God challenging us to take care of the planet?  What does catholic social teaching ask of us today?  What can we do to reduce our carbon footprint? How do we recycle effectively?     Come explore the answers to these questions and so many more! This interactive environmental awareness workshop will also provide updates on current legislation here in CT and will present...

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The 2019 Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference – What are You Longing For?
By Mark C. McCann The 2019 Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference will be here before we know it. Our committee members share a passion to see Catholic men come to a deeper appreciation of their faith and to live that faith out in a more meaningful way. We hope the conference will reach into that empty space within each man’s heart and offer him something that will satisfy his deepest inner needs. We all have our pictures of what it means to be satisfied. For some, it is having the best of everything: the biggest house in the finest neighborhood, the mo...

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Pope’s Message for 2019 World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Full Text
Pope Francis releases his message for the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which is commemorated on Sunday, September 29, 2019. The full text of the message is below:   "It is not just about migrants" Dear Brothers and Sisters, Faith assures us that in a mysterious way the Kingdom of God is already present here on earth (cf. Gaudium et Spes, 39). Yet in our own time, we are saddened to see the obstacles and opposition it encounters. Violent conflicts and all-out wars continue to tear humanity apart; injustices and discrimination foll...

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Connecticut Catholic Conference to be Honored by Family Institute of Connecticut
Connecticut Catholic Conference to be Honored by Family Institute of Connecticut on October 3rd  Please Read the Announcement Below and Plan to Attend September 26, 2019 -- Family Institute of Connecticut is pleased to announce that Chris Healy and the CT Catholic Conference will be FIC's 2019 Charles Stetson Awardees. The award is given each year at our annual banquet to whomever has shown the most courage in pro-family battles over the previous 12 months. The Conference is the official voice of the Catholic Church on public affairs in Co...

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Red Mass to Honor Those in the Legal Community
Lawyers, judges and other members of the legal community are invited to attend the Diocese of Norwich's 29th annual Red Mass. The Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 29th, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, in Norwich.

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Women of Influence, Doctors of the Church

Posted on September 25, 2019 in: Events

Women of Influence, Doctors of the Church
The date of this Event has Changed to November 5, 2019 Throughout history, only four women have been given the title “Doctor of the Church” St. Hildegard of Bingen St. Catherine of Siena St. Teresa of Avila St. Therese of Lisieux Women of Influence November 5, 2019 - 7:00-8:30 pm St. Andrew Church Hall, Colchester   Sr. Elissa Rinere,C.P.,J.C.D. will present the life and times of these four great women, what they wrote, prayed and preached, and how each was and is a woman of influence.   RSVP by OCTOBER ...

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A Peaceful Protest-40 Days for Life Begins
Homilist, Reverend Jeffrey Ellis Delivers Inspiring Message at the September 24th Vigil Mass to Kickoff the 40 Days for Life Campaign in the Diocese of Norwich.  Press Play to view the Highlights of the Mass. This year, the 40 DAYS FOR LIFE campaign runs from Wednesday, September 25th through Sunday, November 3rd. It is hoped that you will join Pro-Life people of all faiths by praying, fasting, and signing-up to attend the 40 DAYS FOR LIFE peaceful prayer vigil held outside Planned Parenthood, 12 Case Street, Norwich. Never done it before? There’s nothi...

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