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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 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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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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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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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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