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Brother James M. Kelly Endowment Fund at Xavier
In the spring of 1982, Brother James Kelly, C.F.X., was preparing to become the next principal of Xavier High School by attending a convention of the National Catholic Education Association in Chicago. One of the speakers talked about writing monthly letters to the parents of boys at his school. ...

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'Just Mercy' Delivers Many Messages Amid a Range of Emotions
Catholic Social Teaching promotes the dignity of the human person. We are all created in God’s image. Our actions toward others must always be rooted in Christ’s love. With that in mind, Xavier High School students, faculty and staff viewed the film “Just Mercy” as part of...

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Speaker Tells Women Sharing Their ‘Thing’ Can Transform Lives
On a visit home to her native Ireland to be with her dying mother, Julianne Stanz discovered ‘the thing.’ She didn’t know what it was, what it was for, why she was drawn to it, or even why she bought it. She just knows that while she lingered in a trinket shop in Ireland for 22 min...

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Discipleship Begins with Accepting God’s Unconditional Love
“The most difficult part of being a disciple is accepting that we are loved, wholly, completely and tenderly by God,” Sr. Elissa Rinere, CP, told participants at the 11th Diocesan Women’s Conference that focused on the theme of Women as disciples. “God’s love is given t...

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Diocesan Woman Honored for Vision and Leadership
At the 10th anniversary Diocesan Women’s Conference held in March, Bishop Michael Cote honored Elizabeth Percy for her vision and leadership in the Church by presenting her with the newly created Our Lady, Queen of Hope Award. Percy is a parishioner at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in Coventr...

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Cathedral Holy Week Schedule

Posted on March 22, 2021 in: Events, Lent

Cathedral Holy Week Schedule
Holy Week Masses for the Cathedral of Saint Patrick Space is limited due to social distancing guidelines as mandated by the state of Connecticut  Masses will be live-streamed as indicated by * NorwichDiocese.org/Masses   Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord March 28 9am +...

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Must I Abstain from Eating Meat on the Solemnity of St. Joseph?
As you know, this year, the Solemnity of St. Joseph falls on a Friday. This has given rise to a number of questions from both clergy and faithful concerning whether or not the usual requirement to abstain from the eating of meat applies. Canon 1251 of the Code of Canon Law states: Abstinence f...

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St. Joseph, faith
March For Life Will Have a Different Look for 2021
The March for Life is scheduled to take place virtually on Friday, January 29th. It occurs every year near the anniversary of Roe v. Wade as a peaceful protest to the Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling, which mandated legal abortion nationwide. This year, due to the pandemic, our diocesa...

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Xavier Grad Wins $20,000 Entrepreneurial Award
Xavier graduate Peter Goggins recently reeled in a $20,000 first prize in a competition for start-up entrepreneurs. Goggins, ‘17, has a passion for improving the ecosystem that produces fish that ultimately end up on the dinner plate. The UConn senior, an environmental science major, has...

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The Master Weaver

Posted on January 11, 2021 in: Outreach to Haiti

The Master Weaver
I sometimes think of God’s plan as one beautiful tapestry that will not be revealed to us until we meet Him. God’s plan involves all His children. He wants us to love and help each other as He loves and helps us. Each of us is one thread in the tapestry, but all the threads are needed...

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