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Dead Theologians Society

Posted on October 29, 2019 in: News

Dead Theologians Society
The ‘Memento Mori’ Youth Group Denver, Colo. (CNA) - When Eddie Cotter Jr. was a youth minister in the diocese of Orlando, Florida, he had his students watch the 1989 film “Dead Poets Society.” The movie stars the late and widely beloved Robin Williams, who plays an eccentric and unorthodox teacher that inspires his students to re-found a clandestine club called the “Dead Poets Society.” Members of the club meet in a cave to read and discuss poetry, including their own poems. In 1997, the film inspired Cotter’s youth group to ...

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youth, AllSouls, Saints, AllSaints
Updated Guide to Church Bazaar and Craft Fairs
Use the Handy List Below to See Where All the Best Church Bazaars and Craft Fairs are Being Held Throughout the Diocese. You Can Also Add Events to Your Google Calendar from Ours.      November 2 Holiday Bazaar St. Patrick Church, East Hampton 9am-2pm Knick-knacks, china, holiday decor, stocking stuffers, linens, children’s books, toys, homemade goodies and jewelry.  St. Theresa Guild - Harvest Fair St. Sebastian Church, Middletown 9am-2pm Handmade items and so much more Don’t miss our famous Italian cookie walk....

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Praying Your Goodbyes

Posted on October 28, 2019 in: Bereavement Support, Events

Praying Your Goodbyes
~Bereavement Day of Prayer ~ The Diocesan Catholic Family Services Office is sponsoring two workshops for the bereaved entitled: Praying Your Goodbyes  Both workshops will include time for private reflection, prayer and journaling, and will give participants suggestions on how to navigate the upcoming holidays, and discover ways to grow through the experience of their loss.  It will be offered on two separate dates: Thursday, November 7  9 A.M. to 12 P.M. St. Sebastian Parish Hall, 155 Washington St., Middletown or Saturday, November ...

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healing, Catholic Family Services
Mass to Honor Children Who Have Died from Stillbirths, Miscarriages or Abortions
MASS OF REMEMBRANCE The Annual Diocesan Mass of Remembrance to honor children who have died from stillbirths, miscarriages or abortions, whether recently or years ago, will take place Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 7 P.M. at Sacred Heart Church, 52 West Town St., Norwichtown, CT. The Mass of Remembrance is an opportunity for family members to memorialize and honor the dignity of the precious lives of pre-born children.  For more information, call Mary-Jo McLaughlin at the Catholic Family Services Office, 860-848-2237, Ext. 312.    

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Busy Weekend for Pro-Life Activities
There are a number of Pro-Life activities going on throughout the state this weekend.   The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, November 2 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Fr. Ray Introvigne at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rosary will be prayed both at the Cathedral and Planned Parenthood. A brunch in the Cathedral Hall will follow the Rosary this month.   This weekend concludes the 40 Day...

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Pro-Life, Catholic, Prayer, 40DaysforLife, ProLife, 40DaysNorwich, 40DaysforLife, FamilyInstitute, CCC, CTPublicAffairs

Turning 40 in Style

Posted on October 24, 2019 in: News

Turning 40 in Style
St. Vincent de Paul Place (SVdPP) hosted a celebration and open house Thursday, October 10th  to showcase its facility and many services. Volunteers, clients and friends were treated to tours, fellowship and food. The ministry, now housed on Cliff Street in the former St. Joseph School building, began 40 years ago in the Shannon Building in downtown Norwich. “We were delusional young people trying to change the world,” “We were delusional young people trying to change the world,” said Deacon Tom Casey, reflecting on the gene...

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Catholic, Norwich, Catholic, St. Vincent de Paul Place, , SVdPP, OPENHOUSE
The Family Catechesis Workshop is Cancelled
The FAMILY CATECHESIS: MODELS AND RESOURCES workshop scheduled for this Saturday October 26, 2019 at St. Mary Church in Coventry:  has been CANCELLED. .  We hope to reschedule this workshop in the spring or next fall.  Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. Andrea Hoisl, Office of Faith Events  

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Treasures of the Church

Posted on October 17, 2019 in: News, ProLife

Treasures of the Church
Often times hidden, they can be found in the most unexpected places By Wayne Gignac Saint Lawrence, a deacon under Pope Sixtus II during the reign of the Emperor Valerian, was given three days by the Roman Prefect to bring to the imperial palace the treasures of the Church. Quickly Lawrence sold off all the vessels and distributed the money to the widows, the sick and the poor. After three days had elapsed, he returned but he did not return alone.  The imperial forces, greedily expecting to see gold, silver, and precious jewels, were enraged when the humble deac...

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Legal Assisted Suicide Puts People with Disabilities at Risk, Report Finds
Oct-16-2019  Washington D.C. (CNA) - Leaders in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops applauded the National Council on Disability for its recent research on the risks of assisted suicide for people with disabilities. “Every suicide is a human tragedy, regardless of the age, incapacity, or social/economic status of the individual,” said Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, and Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida. Naumann is chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Dewane heads the Committee on Dome...

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Pro-Life, , RespectLife, Suicide
CT Catholic Men's Conference is This Saturday
Gratitude I am writing this during a very hectic week as we prepare for the Connecticut Catholic Men’s conference on Saturday, October 19, 2019.  It’s not too late to buy your ticket (click here).  And if it is necessary you can purchase one at the door.  Please be sure to invite a friend. Many homilies about gratitude were given recently because of the Gospel reading.  It had me thinking that so many good things happen after we act with gratitude.  Personally, I am grateful that our small committee becomes an integral part of...

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