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A Prayer for 2022

Posted on December 30, 2021 in: Reflections

A Prayer for 2022
Remember us, O God; from age to age be our comforter. You have given us the wonder of time, blessings in days and nights, seasons and years. Bless your children at the turning of the year and fill the months ahead with the bright hope that is ours in the coming of Christ. You are our Go...

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Challenged to Change - Hope & Faith Video Series
The week on the Hope and Faith Series, Andrea Hoisl- Director of the Office of Faith Events, challenges each of us to change our spiritual habits.   View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks

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The Light of Faith Can Illuminate Our Way This New Year
January brings hope for the spring because each day gets a little longer. The Catholic Church also celebrates the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus. What do both of these have in common? Light!  Pope Francis’ very first encyclical was called Lumen Fidei – The Light of Faith. In the l...

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Sr. Mary Jude Receives Liberty Bank's McRae Community Diversity Award
At its Corporate Headquarters, on December 6th, Liberty Bank presented Sister Mary Jude Lazarus of Willimantic with the Bank’s 2021 Willard M. McRae Community Diversity Award. Sister Mary Jude, who is the Director of the Office for Hispanic Ministry for the Diocese of Norwich, received the ...

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Calling All Knitters: The Office of Faith Events is Seeking Scarves
To our gifted and talented Knitters of the Norwich Diocese, please join the Office of Faith Events in reaching out to the community during the cold winter months by donating handmade scarves.  Whatever you could do to help support our new “Street Ministry” to the poor would be gr...

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Watch the Replay of Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
Couldn't Make it to Midnight Mass? Don't worry, we captured it all right here for you. Enjoy! Merry Christmas!

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on December 24, 2021 in: News, Vocations

Clergy Appointments
  The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointments in the Diocese of Norwich   Reverend Lawrence J. Barile, newly ordained, to Parochial Vicar, Blessed Sacrament Parish-Rockville and Tolland. Effective: December...

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Experience Christmas Eve Midnight Mass

Posted on December 23, 2021 in: News

Experience Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
Christmas Eve Midnight Mass You are invited to experience the beauty, the wonder, and the inspiration of Christmas at the Mass at Midnight in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. If you’ve never been before, know that all your senses will be engaged. Upon walking up to the cent...

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Bishop Cote's Christmas Message for 2021
December 2021 Four County Catholic Christmas Message 2021 “And the Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us, and we saw His glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Thes...

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Bishop Shares a Christmas Reflection - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Video Series, Bishop Michael Cote shares a Christmas Reflection with the Diocese of Norwich. Bookmark and visit NorwichDiocese.org/Advent for additional resources this Advent season.   View previous videos or more articles on Faith by v...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on October 02, 2022 in: Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
  Brothers in Christ   Brothers in Christ: A Men’s Virtual Faith Group Meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month. Join this gathering of men who will share faith, personal experiences, and discussion. If you are interested in developing fellowship and discipleship with other men devoted to Christ, register by emailing Liza Roach at lroach@norwichdiocese.net or call 860-848-2237 ext. 305.    Virtual Program Explores Mary’s Seven Sorrows  The Catholic Family Services office is offering a virtual seven-week program e...

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Sept. 19 is Deadline to Register for Anniversary Mass
The September 19 deadline for registering for the 2022 Silver and Golden Jubilee Anniversary Mass is fast approaching. This is a firm date, so please register soon if you plan to attend. The Mass, which will take place October 16 at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, is open to all couples married 25 & 50 years or celebrating any significant anniversary year. Bishop Michael Cote will celebrate this annual Mass which honors the enduring love of married couples.  To register, send the following information:  husband and wife’s name, address, te...

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Let His Love Shine Through What You Do - Colleen Puscas
Music, especially Liturgical music, has always been a passion for Colleen Puscas. Some 30 years ago, she was the director of liturgy and music at Christ the Teacher Parish/Newman Center at Northern Illinois University. Then her husband, Michael, had a job opportunity in Connecticut, so she and her family moved to Colchester. One Sunday morning, after moving there, the family was running late preparing their four children for church, so they ended up attending a later Mass, 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Church. That was the first time Colleen heard the choir sing for Mass, and al...

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'Happy Hour for Couples' Will Enrich Relationships

Posted on September 22, 2022 in: Events

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'Happy Hour for Couples' Will Enrich Relationships
Couples, are you looking for a unique date night idea that will enrich both your relationship and your spiritual lives? Grab your favorite beverage and join other couples for an uplifting Couples’ Happy Hour that will inspire you and offer different perspectives about romance, relationships and family life.  The Diocesan Catholic Family Services Office is sponsoring a virtual Couples’ Happy Hour the second Friday every other month beginning September 9 from 7-8:30 p.m.. Each evening will include a presentation on topics relevant to today’s couples,...

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The Celebration of the Eucharist Daily Television Mass - Streaming Video
The Office of Radio and Television (ORTV) streams the Celebration of the Eucharist (daily television Mass) Live Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. Other live stream liturgical celebrations will be announced on the ORTV home page. The LIVE stream broadcasts Monday thrpugh Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  On weekends, there is no LIVE stream of the Mass.  To view a weekend Mass, click the Vimeo link below. Vimeo Link In addition to streaming live on the ORTV website, the TV Mass is also live streamed on its Facebook page and its YouTube...

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Diakonia - Prison Ministry

Posted on September 08, 2022 in: Vocations

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Diakonia - Prison Ministry
Prison Ministry Having been a high school religion teacher for 18 years, I was in diaconal formation when my second high school was closed and I was jobless. At a retreat for deacon candidates and lay ministers on Ender’s Island, I was mulling over where I would do my six-week ministry rotation. I believed that deacons needed to go where no one else would go and where the need was great. One of the lay ministers I had met was a deputy warden at JB Gates. So I asked him about doing something at his institution. After teaching a class called, “How to M...

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