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Diocese Honors Enduring Love of Anniversary Couples
On marriage, Pope Francis has written: “Love is not a feeling. Feelings come and go with the days and weeks. Love is more. It is a commitment to live through good times and difficult ones, through sickness and health, through thick and thin. Love comes from only one source: God. God is the bas...

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Blessing of the Animals is Coming to Saint Bernard Church
A Blessing of the Animals will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 4th, at St. Bernard Church in Rockville. You are invited to bring your pets for this special blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi (whose feast day is October 4th), patron saint of animals. Due to scheduli...

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Norwich, Catholic
Bishop's Column: Following in His Footsteps
October 2020 Four County Catholic Following in His Footsteps   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The devastating fires that have been raging in Oregon, California, and Washington and the storms that are impacting the Gulf coast states and the Atlantic shoreline, have taken...

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Bishop, Column, Norwich, Catholic
What Next? Putting Pope Francis' Message into Action
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 26 This week on the Hope and Faith series, Andrea Hoisl, the Director of the Office of Faith Events, reflects on Pope Francis’ message...

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LaudatoSi
Origins of Halloween Rooted in Catholic Faith
Halloween. It is perhaps one of the most misunderstood holidays, but one that has definite roots within the Catholic faith. Halloween comes from the word ‘hallow’ which means holy and ‘e’en’ a shortened form of the word evening.  November 1 is All Saints’ ...

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Catholic
Saints Celebrate Safe Return to School
Excitement and anticipation were in the air as more than 340 Saint Bernard School students returned to campus. After several months of planning and preparation by the administration and faculty, students resumed in-person learning for the first time since March.   To make students and parent...

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Catholic
New Session Added-Take a Journey With Mary Through Her Seven Sorrows
Due to popular interest, another session of this virtual program will take place Monday evenings from 7-8:15 P.M. October 19, 26 and November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 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 Sev...

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Norwich, Catholic
Faithful Gather to Pray for an End to Abortion
The 13th year of participation in the 40 Days for Life Campaign  began with a Mass from the Cathedral of Saint Patrick.  In addition to the five clergy who concelebrated the Mass, the cathedral was near COVID-19 guideline capacity of 100 socially distanced participants. Click the&nb...

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Virtual Forum: Life in the Thought of Pope Francis
Please join us for our virtual forum Life in the Thought of Pope Francis October 4, 2020 7:00-8:00 pm   sponsored by the Diocese of Norwich. The forum will include 3 National speakers highlighting 40 Days for Life Laudato Si World Day of Migrants and Refugees   ...

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Pro-Life, Catholic, Pope
Forced Like Jesus Christ to Flee - Virtual Bilingual Prayer Service
“Forced Like Jesus Christ to Flee.” “Obligados como Jesucristo a huir.” World Day for Migrants and Refugees 2020 Jornada Mundial del Migrante y del Refugiado 2020 “When we talk about migrants and displaced persons, all too often we stop at statistics; bu...

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Posted on August 05, 2022 in: Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
Do you have an upcoming parish or school event that would be of interest to others in the Diocese? Promote Your Parish or School Event Around the Diocese Submissions Press releases announcing a diocesan, parish, or Catholic school-sponsored event must be received at least 14 days in advance of the event..  Your information should be typed into the body of an email. Please DO NOT submit flyers. Compose your submission as seen below. Provide the essential information about your event — what, when, where, and whom to contact. 175-word maxi...

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Employment Opportunities in the Diocese of Norwich
Looking for a job? We have a number of open positions that can be found at  NorwichDiocese.org/Employment.   The updated page includes listings for several employment opportunities within the diocese.     Administrative Assistant - Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich     School job postings are online as well   Be sure to keep the link to NorwichDiocese.org/Employment handy  

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Norwich, Catholic
Rest in Peace, Sr. Rita Johnson, SSND
Sr. Rita K. Johnson, SSND, Diocesan Director of Ministry to the Sick died on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at W.W. Backus Hospital in Norwich.  Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts on May 10, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Rita K. (Craven) Johnson and John Johnson. Sister Rita was born and raised in Roxbury, MA, and was taught by the School Sisters of Notre Dame at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School and Mission Church High School. After professing religious vows as a School Sister of Notre Dame in 1963, Sr. Rita taught in Catholic schools in New...

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Ill or Homebound? Here is a list of Daily and Weekend Livestream Masses
FCC News Desk A number of parishes in the Diocese continue to Livestream Weekend Masses online for those persons and their caretakers who are ill or homebound. Some parishes archive their Masses for on-demand replay.  All Masses and special services from the Cathedral are available for viewing at any time.  Check out the following resources for online Masses:     Broadcast and Streaming Mass Schedule:   NorwichDiocese.org/Masses   Sunday morning Masses from the Cathedral of Saint Patrick are broadcast on t...

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Help is Available for Challenged Marriages
You Can Help Your Marriage Do you feel alone in your marriage? Are you frustrated or angry with your spouse? Do you and your spouse argue, or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about your relationship make it worse?  If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, consider attending a Retrouvaille weekend experience. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) is a lifeline for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationships. It seeks to help couples heal and renew their hurting marriages. For confidenti...

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A New Eucharistic Miracle in Mexico?
A video circulating on social media shows what appears to be a eucharistic miracle — a consecrated Host exposed for adoration by the faithful seems to “beat” like a heart. The video was recorded July 23 at Our Lady of the Rosary parish in the town of Zapotlanejo, near Guadalajara, in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Argentine priest Father Carlos Spahn, founder and superior of the Religious Family of the Immaculate Heart and Divine Mercy, who is currently ministering in Mexico, led the eucharistic adoration service. In a statement to ACI Prensa, CNA&...

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