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Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich: Key Dates and Milestones of the 2020s
Our History Continues . . . 2020 Susan Connelly was named Interim Executive Director on February 19th  while continuing as Finance Director following Edward Tessman’s resignation as Executive Director on January 30th. Catholic Charities Senior Management Team met to decide ho...

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Catholic Charities Achieves National Reaccreditation
The team at Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA).  A letter received from Jody Levinson-Johnson, president and CEO of the Council on Accreditation stated, “Congratulations! On behalf of the ...

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Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich: Key Dates and Milestones of the 2010s
Our History Continues . . .  2010 Catholic Charities established a diocesan connection with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., an entity established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. New office space was dedicated June 3  in New London. Bishop Cote bl...

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Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich: Key Dates and Milestones of the 2000s
2000 Great Jubilee Year Catholic Charities Donors and Benefactors are remembered during the January 1 Jubilee Mass celebrated by Bishop Hart at St. Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church, Groton. In May, Bishop Hart dedicated the new offices of Catholic Charities Inc./Family Services, 325 M...

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Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich: Key Dates and Milestones of the 1990s
1990 Bishop Reilly began the first Diocesan Synod. Parish delegates, clergy and advisors participated in sessions and submitted their proposals to Bishop Reilly in 1992. He formally promulgated them May 30, 1993. Among these was implementing the sacredness of human life, with Catholic Charities a...

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'Tis the Season for Giving!
Together, We Can Accomplish Great Things The holiday season of Thanksgiving and Christmas is coming upon us quickly and can be stressful for so many people. As we try to fit in all the extra activities into an already busy schedule, some of us struggle to afford all the additional expenses of foo...

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Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich: Key Dates and Milestones of the 1970s and 1980s
1970s Bishop Hines retired as Bishop of Norwich on June 17, 1975. Monsignor Daniel P. Reilly, Vicar General of the Diocese of Providence, R.I., was named Bishop. August 6, 1975, Bishop Daniel P. Reilly was ordained Bishop and installed as Bishop of Norwich.  He continued the work of Bisho...

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Former Chairperson’s Presence Felt at Catholic Charities Golf Tournament
Catholic Charities wrapped up another successful Golf Tournament at Great Neck Country Club on September 13th, 2021. We were blessed with a beautiful day to host 92 golfers, including Bishop Michael Cote, Monsignor Les Janik and Father Kevin Reilly.  This year’s tournament was bittersw...

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Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich: Key Dates and Milestones of the 1950s and 1960s
1950s Aug. 6, 1953, Pope Pius XII established the Diocese of Norwich with Bishop Bernard J. Flanagan as bishop. The jurisdiction of the Diocese included the four counties in Eastern Connecticut: New London, Norwich, Middlesex, Tolland, and Fishers Island, a small portion of Suffolk County in New ...

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Lifting the Burden: Help Catholic Charities by Donating Baby Supplies
Catholic Charities has been assisting struggling families for 100 years.  In Fiscal Year 2021 they have provided over 1,000 infant and toddler services to families in our neighborhoods. Can you help us - help those families who are facing increased hardship during this challenging time? We a...

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Knights Honor Catholic Charities with McGivney Award
Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich, Inc. received the Blessed Michael McGivney Award at the annual banquet of the Connecticut State Council of the Knights of Columbus March 24, 2024, at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. In presenting the Award, State Deputy Joseph C. Rahtelli stated, “The Blessed McGivney Award recognizes individuals and organizations who have made significant humanitarian, civic and social contributions to their state, church and country.” Accepting the Award was Jack Babbitt, Chief Operating Officer of Catholic Charities Dio...

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Norwich  Catholic Charities Celebrates Community History Project
"Never to be forgotten" was the goal of Kathleen Capon when she responded to the Connecticut History Project March 10, 2022. The Hartford-based Connecticut Museum of Culture and History launched the Connecticut History Project to document and preserve CO-VID19 Pandemic stories from marginalized and key underrepresented populations. One hundred years previously, historical archives were sparse about the diverse and inclusive representation of the 1918 Influenza, called the Spanish Flu. Otis Library on Main St. in Norwich was one of the three Connecticut librarie...

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Catholic Charities Visits Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut’s New Innovation Center 
Kathy Capon, Norwich Diocesan Catholic Charities Board member, and Yahaira Gonzalez, New London Office Case Worker, visited the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut’s new Innovation Center on Eugene O’Neil Drive in New London, July 11, 2024. Mrs. Capon invited Erica Benvenuti from the Community Nutrition Program Education Office at UCONN to provide a presentation between the two agencies. Catholic Charities provided information regarding client services and educational programs. These included:  The Financial Empowerment Program, SNAP applications ...

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Annual Golf Tournament: A Celebration of Community and Generosity
Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich recently held its highly anticipated Annual Golf Tournament, a cherished event that brings together community members, sponsors, and participants in support of various charitable initiatives. The tournament was not only a display of golfing prowess but also a testament to the generosity and community spirit that defines the diocese. A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Sponsors The success of the tournament would not have been possible without the generous contributions of our sponsors. We extend our deepest gratitude to the following spo...

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