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Christmas Message 2018

Posted on December 24, 2018 in: News

Christmas Message 2018
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God is with us.” Matthew 1:23 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the spirit of this holy season fill your hearts with joy and your homes with peace! Chris...

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FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted on December 21, 2018 in: Reflections

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
  The Fourth Sunday of Advent   Goal for the Week…  Welcome our Savior into the World! "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16   This last wee...

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Over 700 People Venerate St. John Vianney Relic in Gales Ferry
"There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, he would have given it to us." -St. John Vianney Over 700 people flocked to Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Gales Ferry on December 13th to venerate the incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney. The major relic...

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St. John Vianney, Relic, Interrupt Heart

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted on December 15, 2018 in: Reflections

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
The Third Sunday of Advent:  Gaudete Sunday Rejoice in the Lord, always: again, I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near. Goal for the Week… Spread Christian JOY! This is the week to express our joy at the coming of our Savior.  If we truly believe in the “gift of Chr...

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By Morningstar Stevenson RENTON, WA – After Noel Ramos returned from visiting a Catholic school in Haiti, he felt even more blessed by the resources he has teaching at St. Anthony School in Renton, Washington. “All they have are blackboards, but they are eager to learn,” said Ramos. “Education is so powerful, and the kids in Haiti understand that.” Ramos was ...

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Haiti, Catholic School, St. Anthony Parish, Outreach to Haiti

Second Sunday of Advent

Posted on December 08, 2018 in: Reflections

Second Sunday of Advent
Goal for the Week…  Let’s use technology to enhance our Advent preparation! Sometimes we hold the answers to our deepest Spiritual questions right in the palm of our hand. That being said take a look at what we hold in our hands most of the day- our cell phones.  Th...

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First Sunday of Advent

Posted on November 30, 2018 in: Reflections

First Sunday of Advent
The First Sunday of Advent: Goal for the Week… Let’s gain some perspective! Ready or not Advent has begun! It is now December and we all find ourselves looking ahead to the Christmas Season remembering all the preparation and work that is involved in making it special for our fami...

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2019 Women's Conference Save the Date

Posted on November 30, 2018 in: Events

2019 Women's Conference Save the Date
Please Save the Date for the 2019 Catholic Women's Conference. This year's conference will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 8:30- 3:00 p.m. at Mercy High School in Middletown. The keynote speaker joining us all the way form the west coast is author and EWTN contributor, Lis...

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Catholic Women, Norwich Diocese, 2019
Visitation of Major Relic – St. Jean Vianney
At the behest of Bishop Cote we are very excited to announce that the Diocese of Norwich has been blessed with the opportunity, through the Knights of Columbus, to host the major relic of St. Jean Vianney on December 13, 2018 at the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in Gales Ferry. The evening begins...

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Let's Stand Together to Build the Future this #GivingTuesday
On #GivingTuesday, we thank our generous ACA donors. Unfortunately, our shelves still need stocking.   If you are able to share your resources #GivingTuesday (Nov 27th) is the day to do it!  Please consider making a gift today! Thank you for being a good steward and shar...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on May 08, 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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Gala Dinner Dance for the Missionaries of Holy Apostles
On Friday, June 17, Saint Clements Castle in Portland, Connecticut will be the site of a Gala Dinner/Dance in support of the senior members of The Society of the Missionaries of Holy Apostles (MSA). The MSA of the United States Province are a community of Priests and Brothers founded by Rev. Eusebe Menard in 1962. Their Charism, or mission, is to promote and form men to the priesthood, and lay leaders for service in the Universal Church. Their primary ministry in the United States is to provide priests and lay leaders that can serve the Church, and spiritual directors, t...

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Parish Helps Displaced Ukrainians in Poland 
It all started with a couch.  Rev. Richard Sliwinski, pastor of St. Mary Czestochowa Parish in Middletown, was visiting his mother in Konin, Poland, just as Russia began the invasion of Ukraine. Due to her medical issues, Fr. Richard’s mother was in need of a hospital bed, and in order to make room for it, a couch had to be removed. Fr. Richard asked around if anyone could use it, and a local priest knew a family that could. Thus began Fr. Richard’s relationship with Ivan Volvin. Ivan is a Ukrainian Catholic who emigrated to Poland some 12 years ago, and...

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Holy Week: View Online Photos and Videos of Norwich Masses
Click on the photos below to be taken to galleries of photos from the Chrism and Easter Vigil Masses at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. Chrism Mass 2022   Easter Vigil 2022   View videos of Holy Week Masses - Below is a showcase of Masses from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday that took place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich

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Award Recognizes Judith Hughes for 45 Years of Service, Ministry
When Judith Hughes was asked how she felt receiving the Our Lady Queen of Hope Award at the Diocesan Women’s Conference last month, she replied in a soft voice, with gleaming eyes, and a gentle smile that exuded peace and warmth, with one simple word, “WOW!” Then she humbly added, “I feel I don’t deserve it. There are so many other women who are doing wonderful and important things who are more deserving than me.” But in reviewing the list of nominees for this year’s award, as well as the criteria for it, the members of the Di...

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Shoutouts to Some of Our Seminarians

Posted on May 07, 2022 in: Vocations

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Shoutouts to Some of Our Seminarians
First, a shoutout to seminarian Mark Johnson, our first year theologian, who received the ministry of lector with his classmates on Friday, April 22, in the seminary’s Immaculate Conception Chapel. The ministry of lector is conferred upon those who prepare and proclaim readings from scripture at Mass and other liturgical celebrations.  Second, a shoutout to seminarians Julian Cuervo, Alex Pandolfe, and Eric Hosmer, our second-year theologians, who received the ministry of acolyte with their classmates on Saturday, April 23, in the seminary’s Immaculate C...

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