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Project Rachel Can Help

Posted on January 09, 2020 in: ProLife

Project Rachel Can Help
Are you grieving from an Abortion? Trust in the mercy of God’s love. Consider these words from St. John Paul II to those suffering because of abortion: “The church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and she does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision. The wound in your heart may not yet have healed. Certainly what happened was and remains terribly wrong. But do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope….The Father of mercies is ready to give you His forgiveness and His peac...

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Lowes Donates Toys to Saint Vincent de Paul Santa's Workshop
By Saint Vincent De Paul Place, Norwich For the past several weeks, our good friends from Lowe's Home Improvement in Lisbon coordinated a toy collection at their store. Employees, contractors and customers donated these awesome toys for our Santa's workshop. When the Lowe's team came to drop off the gifts, we showed them how nice the place looks all decorated for the holidays with the freshly painted walls that they painted in October. We love you Lowes!  

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Celebrate with Us The Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe
On December 12, 2019, faithful from across our Diocese will gather at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick to celebrate The Annual Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Join us at 6:30pm to pray the Rosary and attend Confession. The bilingual  Eucharistic Celebration will begin at 7pm. The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich is the Principal Celebrant. Following the Liturgical celebration, please join us for a fiesta of delightful music, delicious food & warm fellowship, as together we honor Our Lady and ask her intercession for peace in...

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Second Graders Send 188 Pairs of Warm Socks to Local Shelters
Second grade students at The Church of the Holy Family in Hebron ran the church’s annual “Socktober” drive that collected 188 warm pairs of socks.  Socks were donated to the No-Freeze Shelter and Holy Family Home and Shelter for Battered Women & Children, both in Willimantic.

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How One School Celebrated New England Catholic Schools Week
The week of November 4 – 8th was devoted to New England Catholic Schools Week. The students and families of St. Mary – St. Joseph School in Willimantic, celebrated the week by having several events that honored our uniqueness!  We kicked off the week with Buddy Day. Upper students got together with their younger reading buddies and collaborated on two projects; making Veteran’s Day cards and puzzle pieces.  Students painted, glued, and designed handmade thank you cards to hand out to our Veteran friends at the special Veteran’s Day Pra...

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Posted on November 10, 2019 in: Events

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a common religious experience involving children and adults in which the religious values of childhood, primarily those values of contemplation and enjoyment of God, are predominant. This experience is shared in a place particularly prepared for the religious life of children called the Atrium. Join us on Saturday, December 7 St. Patrick Church, Mystic 9 am-12 pm Come learn new “hands on” methods and techniques to help children come to know God personally. Come listen to catechists speak about the techniques ...

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Blessing of the Pets Invokes the Spirit of St. Francis of Assisi
The Feast of Saint Francis occurs each October and commemorates the life of Saint Francis, who was born in the 12th century and is the patron saint of all animals. Many churches celebrate and honor Saint Francis by offering services in which animals are blessed and prayed for. It is a day to give thanks to God for His wonderful works, Father Richard Brenton, Pastor of St. Andrews Colcehester, blessing the animals.

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Silver and Gold Jubilee Anniversary Mass Coming Oct. 27
All couples married 25 & 50 years or celebrating any significant anniversary year are invited to attend a Silver and Gold Jubilee Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2 p.m. Come and renew your commitment to live your marriage in holiness in a Pontifical Mass celebrated by Bishop Michael R. Cote. Family and friends are invited to share in this special testimony and witness to love and marriage. Dessert and beverages will be served following the Mass in the Cathedral Hall.

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St. Vincent de Paul Place, Norwich to Celebrate 40 Years
Join our open house celebrating 40 years of helping the community. Come see all that we have to offer and do: Community meals, food pantry, case management, community partnerships, hygiene, showers, apartment furnishings, hair salon, pet care and more! Tour our building located at 120 Cliff Street, Norwich and spend some time with us from 3:30-5:30pm. For more information, please call 860-889-7374.        

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Hope and Healing for the Divorced and Separated
Catholic Family Services Office is offering a day for those experiencing the pain and hurt of losing a marriage relationship. Hope and Healing: Surviving Divorce and Separation, Saturday, November 23, from 9-2pm. The Church of the Holy Family Parish Hall, 185 Church St., Hebron. This workshop will give you time for personal reflection, group sharing, prayer, ritual, journaling, and support with other Catholics seeking hope and healing as you gently move forward in your life. The cost for the day is $15, which includes materials and lunch. Registration is required...

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