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Program Awakens Retreatants to Holy Spirit’s Presence in Their Lives
“God loves us more than we love ourselves…not only when we’re holy. He loves us simply because of who we are.” With these words, Jean Soder, a member of the Awakening Team set the tone for a day of retreat for people across the Diocese who will be received into the fullne...

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Save The Date: Steubenville NYC 2024 To Be Held in July
STEUBENVILLE NYC 2024 - HIGH SCHOOL Join 3,000 teens from throughout the U.S. for three days of fellowship, faith, the sacraments, and awesome music at Steubenville NYC on Friday July 26 – Sunday July 28, 2024.  Begin your faith journey with a sendoff Mass with Bishop Cote...

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'The Greatest Gift' - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Alex Soucy, Executive Director of Crossroads for Christ, speaks about his favorite part of Mass. View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks    

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The Courage of Christian Martyrs is a Blessing for Everyone, Pope Says
The Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network, formerly known as the Apostleship of Prayer, released the pope's prayer intention for the month of March, which is dedicated to modern martyrs as witnesses to Christ.   VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Christians who never renounce their love for Christ a...

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24 Hours for the Lord

Posted on February 27, 2024 in: Events

24 Hours for the Lord
In communion with Pope Francis, we are invited to join with the universal Church around the world in observing “24 Hours for the Lord” – a way to encounter God and His mercy this Lent through Reconciliation. This is a time of seeking God’s forgiveness and a change of heart.&n...

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Lenten Recipes

Posted on February 26, 2024 in: Lent

Lenten Recipes
Lent is a time of reflection and prayer- and for many Catholic households, it also means switching up the menu and getting creative in the kitchen. Going meat-free doesn't have to mean boring! We're diving into some seriously tasty Lenten recipes that'll keep your taste buds ha...

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Vatican Announces Theme for World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
The Catholic Church celebrates the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly each year on the Sunday closest to the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, Jesus' grandparents. This year it is July 28.   VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has chosen a line from Psalm 71 -- "Do not cast ...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on February 23, 2024 in: Events, Around the Diocese

Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events   SACRED HEART ON THE LAKE RETREAT CENTER UP-COMING LENT RETREAT DAYS   THREE LENTEN RETREAT DAY CHOICES  Saturday, February 24th; Saturday, March 2nd; Tuesday, March 5th  How do we turn away from sin and live the Gospel through the three tradi...

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Friday Lenten Meal Schedule

Posted on February 22, 2024 in: Lent

Friday Lenten Meal Schedule
Fasting & abstinence Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.   The norms of fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitte...

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Save the Date: Catholic Charities Annual Golf Tournament
The Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich 18th Annual Golf Tournament will take place on May 6, 2024 at the Great Neck Country Club in Waterford.  To get more information, register or explore sponsorship, go to golfccnorwich.com.

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Calendar of Events

Posted on February 23, 2024 in: Events, Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events   SACRED HEART ON THE LAKE RETREAT CENTER UP-COMING LENT RETREAT DAYS   THREE LENTEN RETREAT DAY CHOICES  Saturday, February 24th; Saturday, March 2nd; Tuesday, March 5th  How do we turn away from sin and live the Gospel through the three traditional disciplines of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving?   ALL OUR RETREAT DAYS are from 9:30am – 3:00pm. A complete write-up of all our retreat days and programs can be found  on our WEBSITE www/sacredheartonthelake.org SACRED HEART ON THE LAKE RETREAT CE...

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What is Lent?

Posted on February 07, 2024 in: Lent

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What is Lent?
Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. Here are a couple of videos that explain the season of Lent. It's a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord's Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms, and we practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ's ...

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New London Couple Recognized as State’s Longest Married Couple
New London Couple Recognized as State’s Longest Married Couple   In each of the 71 years that Russell and Pauline DeMarco have been married, their love for each other has grown stronger. How does such an enduring love last despite the challenges and differences that all married couples face? The answer, the couple says, lies with two necessary and key ingredients – patience and understanding. As a way of recognizing and honoring the enduring love of couples like the DeMarcos, Worldwide Marriage Encounter, (WWME) a faith-based marriage enrichment pr...

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A Beautiful Act Of Contrition

Posted on February 17, 2024 in: Lent

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A Beautiful Act Of Contrition
Lent, a period of penitence and fasting, serves as an ideal time for the Sacrament of Reconcilliation due to its deep emphasis on introspection, repentance, and spiritual renewal. This season offers a profound opportunity to receive God's mercy, cleanse the soul, and renew one's relationship with God.    Lent calls us to return to God with all one's heart, making it a spiritually enriching experience that enhances the Lenten journey towards Easter's promise of redemption and new life.   A Beautiful Act of Contrition Fo...

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Let’s Fast!: Biblical Origins of Fasting

Posted on February 16, 2024 in: Lent

From archdioceseofhartford.org: In the first proper episode of this year’s ‘Lent with the Lord,’ Fr. Matt brings us the Biblical origins of fasting and why the act of fasting is such a meaningful gift that we can give to God.

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Resources to Help You on Your Lenten Journey

Posted on February 15, 2024 in: News, Lent

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Resources to Help You on Your Lenten Journey
During Lent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection through prayer and reflection. We contemplate the promised Second Coming of Jesus as Savior. And amid the flurry of preparations, we look for practical ways to observe the holiness of the season in our everyday lives. To help you with this preparation, we have gathered various Lent resources into one convenient online location. Here you will find several articles and videos about Lent, along with tools and links to help guide you in the understanding of this holy time.    ...

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