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A Tradition Continues: Blessing of the Fleet
Fishing boats in Stonington’s fleet headed out toward the harbor’s breakwater on Sunday, July 25, after a brief rain shower so the fishermen could complete a tradition that they have observed for decades. The Blessing of the Fleet remembers local fishermen who have died at sea and hon...

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Aug 15: The Solemnity Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
What is the Assumption? The first name of this solemnity was the Feast of Mary, Mother of God. Later, its name in the East carried over, the Dormition (or Falling Asleep) of Mary. In the West, it became known as the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This solemnity celebrates the fact that Ma...

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Vocations: 'Thank You, Father Greg'
I remember meeting Father Greg Galvin for the first time over lunch at Willington Pizza. It was October of 2007. I was a senior at UConn and Fr. Greg had just been named vocations director for the Diocese of Norwich. We met to discuss my vocational discernment. I had finally decided, with the hel...

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A ‘True Living Medieval Experience’
Catholic University students replicate Notre Dame cathedral architecture  Washington D.C. (CNA) - Students and professors at the Catholic University of America (CUA) are building a full-scale truss replicating that which was destroyed in a 2019 fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.  ...

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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 qu...

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Sacraments 101: Anointing of the Sick Protects in One's Final Moments
That evening, at sundown, they brought to [Jesus] all who were sick or possessed with demons. The whole city was gathered together about the door (Mark 1:32-33). Anyone who has ever experienced illness or sickness before, especially if it’s a chronic illness, could understand the desperatio...

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Letting God’s Light Shine in the Dark
While many are focused on the current situation in Haiti brought about by the assassination of  President Jovenal Moise, we should take heart in the light that shines forth from the work being done by Haitians that glorifies God. In Christ’s message to us in St. Matthew (5:16), “Jus...

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Who Was St. Christina the Astonishing? Find Out Here
Feast Day – July 24 1150 – 1224 Born at Brusthem, Belgium, Christina had a seizure at age 21 that was thought to have killed her. At the Mass being said for her, she suddenly flew to the top of the church, later saying she had been to hell, purgatory and heaven, and was allowed to ...

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Can't Make it to Mass? View Our Online Streaming Archive
FCC News Desk Weekend Masses continue to be live streamed online and posted on the Diocese of Norwich website. Check out the following resources for online Masses:     Broadcast and Streaming Mass Schedule:   NorwichDiocese.org/Masses   Sunday morni...

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Young Catholic Professionals Group is Seeking Members
Young Adults to Help Start Young Catholic Professionals   The Office of Faith Events is looking at the possibility of starting a chapter of Young Catholic Professionals (YCP) in the Diocese of Norwich.  We are seeking dedicated young adult Catholics from our diocese who would have a ...

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Diocese Files Chapter 11 to Ensure Fairness and Equity for Abuse Survivors
July 15, 2021, Norwich, CT – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich today filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the federal Bankruptcy Code. Bankruptcy proceedings will be before Judge James J. Tancredi in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut in Hartford. In a letter from the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich which was posted to the Diocese’s website, Chapter 11 is described as the most equitable way to resolve numerous pending lawsuits alleging the abuse of students at Mount Saint John School filed against the ...

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More Employment Opportunities in Education
It's that time of year - graduations for students and retirement for teachers. New postings just added.     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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Sponsors and Players Needed for Upcoming Catholic Charities Golf Tournament
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of others” – Charles Dickens Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich will be hosting its 16th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, September 13, 2021, at Great Neck Country Club, Waterford, CT.  Registration begins at 11:00 am.  Kick-off your day with an all-you-can-eat BBQ and an on-sight cigar roller!  Shotgun start at 12:30 pm, concluding after play with delicious small bites, raffle results, and award winners. The price is $175 per player. Golfers of all levels welcome. ...

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With Heavy Hearts and Gratitude, A Legacy Continues at Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, experienced a great loss this week, with the passing of Ralph Monaco. Ralph was an attorney in New London with the firm Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco and he served on Catholic Charities Board of Directors, as well as many other outside organizations, boards and committees. Ralph began his involvement with Catholic Charities 16 years ago when he was serving on the New London Advisory committee. During his first year on the committee, he originated the Catholic Charities Annual Golf Tournament, which still continues today a...

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Updated: Pope Francis Offers Condolences After ‘Heinous Assassination’ of Haiti’s President
UPDATE: Outreach to Haiti has released a statement on their website. Click here to go to it (full statement also after this article)   Vatican City (CNA) - Pope Francis has offered his condolences to the Haitian people after their President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his home Wednesday by a group of gunmen. “Hearing the news of the heinous assassination … His Holiness Pope Francis offers his condolences to the Haitian people and to his wife, also seriously injured, whose life he commends to God,” said a telegram sent on...

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God Journeyed Through Covid with Us
As I sat home day after day in quarantine, I began to think about my blessings. To be perfectly honest the one that kept popping into my head was how lucky I was not to have young children. I was living in a house filled with twenty-somethings – which presented its own challenges every day – but I did not have young children to accompany on this scary journey. All I could think about was how do you begin to explain this unprecedented situation to children?  What words or descriptive language would help them understand a pandemic? Professionally our offic...

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