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Consecrated Life Mass is February 6th
On Sunday, February 6th, the annual Mass of Thanksgiving for the Gift of Consecrated Life will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. All are invited to join Bishop Michael R. Cote in thanking God for the gift of consecrated life and for the sisters, brothers, and ...

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Celebrate National Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 30 - Feb. 5
What is National Catholic Schools Week? Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2022 is January 30 – February 5. The theme for National Catholic Schools ...

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See God in New and Beautiful Ways - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Andrea Hoisl, Director of the Office of Faith Events, speaks about undertaking spiritual resolutions that take us out of our comfort zones.   View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/Faith...

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Middle School Math Madness at Saint Bernard School
Last year was the inaugural year for the Saint Bernard Chapter of Chi Alpha Mu Middle School Honor Society. Chi Alpha Mu stands for Creative Adventures in Mathematics and it promotes enjoyment and understanding of mathematics by middle school students. One of the goals of Chi Alpha Mu is to recogniz...

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'A Great Witness to the Sanctity of Human Life' - March for Life 2022
By Katie Yoder, Christine Rousselle, Shannon Mullen  Catholic News Agency Participants returned in large numbers to the annual March for Life Friday, January 21, braving frigid weather one year after the event’s pandemic-related virtual shutdown to demonstrate solidarity for the unbor...

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CT Catholic Public Affairs Conference will be Present when General Assembly Convenes
The 2022 session of the Connecticut General Assembly will convene on Wednesday, February 9th, and adjourn on Wednesday, May 4th. The Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference will be tracking various issues of interest and will be actively lobbying to protect the sanctity of life, parental r...

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Virtual Rachel Rosary is February 15th

Posted on January 23, 2022 in: Events

Virtual Rachel Rosary is February 15th
Virtual Rachel Rosary The third Tuesday of each month at 3pm, come and pray the Project Rachel Rosary online with the Office of Faith Events. The Project Rachel Rosary focuses on an end to abortion and healing for those who have been involved in an abortion. This month’s Rosary will b...

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Upcoming Program: Coping With Life Alone
Beginning Experience of the Hudson Valley invites men and women of all ages who have suffered the loss of a spouse due to death, divorce or separation to a multi-session remote program: COPING WITH LIFE ALONE Take the first step on the road to recovery from one of life's most traumati...

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Bishop Cote's Pastoral on Life
My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, "Equality begins in the Womb." This is the theme for the 49th annual March for Life which will be held on January 21, 2022, in Washington, D.C. January 22, 2022, marks 49 years since the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing (Roe v. Wade) ...

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Register by Feb. 1: Marriage Enrichment Celebrates the Joy of Love
For Valentine’s Day this year, give your spouse the gift of your time and re-energize your marriage by attending a virtual marriage enrichment entitled The Joy of Love  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12. This enrichment will coincide with National Marriage Week, celebrated Fe...

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A Prayer for 2022

Posted on December 30, 2021 in: Reflections

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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 God, living and reigning, forever and ever. Amen

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When Does Christmas Actually End?

Posted on January 05, 2022 in: News

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When Does Christmas Actually End?
By Catholic News Agency How many days is Christmas? When should you finally take those lights off the porch, or remove the tree? Read on for some of the arguments for and against commonly agreed-upon end dates for Christmas. Christmas is one day This, of course, is the simplest answer. Christmas is typically celebrated on Dec. 25 for most of the world, and on Jan. 7 for Churches using the Julian calendar, and on Jan. 6 for yet another, considerably smaller, part of the world. On this day, the liturgy celebrated is the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord. Pr...

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Register Today: Virtual Norwich Diocesan Women's Conference
Join us March 26, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to noon for the Virtual Norwich Diocesan Women’s Conference   TO REGISTER: Click Here (Link: https://bit.ly/2Laol7Y) Registration is $10.   Hear a special message from Bishop Cote, witness the naming of the 2022 Our Lady Queen of Hope Award recipient, and much more all from the comfort of your own home! The conference will last from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Our keynote speaker will be author,professor, and spiritual director Liz Kelly. Liz will present ideas from her latest book, "Love Like A Sai...

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New Date: Young Adult Mass With Bishop Cote

Posted on January 10, 2022 in: Events

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New Date: Young Adult Mass With Bishop Cote
On Sunday, February 27, St. Thomas Aquinas in Storrs is delighted to host Bishop Michael Cote for the 4th Annual Diocesan Young Adult Mass & Reception. All young adults (ages 18-39, single and married) are invited and encouraged to attend. Young adults are welcome to invite friends to join us.  Mass with Bishop Cote will begin at 7 p.m. and following the liturgy there will be a social in the Catholic Center. For more information, please contact Liza Roach at lroach@norwichdiocese.net or call (860) 848-2237, ext. 305.  

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Register by Feb. 1: Marriage Enrichment Celebrates the Joy of Love
For Valentine’s Day this year, give your spouse the gift of your time and re-energize your marriage by attending a virtual marriage enrichment entitled The Joy of Love  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12. This enrichment will coincide with National Marriage Week, celebrated Feb. 7-14, and its theme “Marriage: Called to the Joy of Love.” Celebrate the joy of your love by focusing on the most important person in your life – your spouse. The enrichment is based on Chapter 4 of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love and ...

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Spiritual Book Study: The Ladder of the Beatitudes
Wednesdays January 10 to February 23, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:30 Sacred Heart on the Lake Retreat Center, 194 Candlewood Hill Rd., Higganum, CT. 06441 Facilitator: Sr. Patricia Cigrand Want to take a thought provoking journey? We all know that we are all called to be saints, but how do we approach this daunting task? Jesus gave us the map to sainthood in the beatitudes. While they sound beautiful in print they are challenging to live. Author Jim Forest gives us background on the beatitudes and explores these beatitudes individually by using example...

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