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We Can Help. Promise to Protect-Pledge to Heal
We Can Help To report inappropriate conduct of any kind by a Diocesan Bishop please contact ReportBishopAbuse.org or call 1-800-276-1562 To report inappropriate contact of any kind by a representative of the Diocese of Norwich or for assistance for victims, please call The Dioce...

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Jesuit Astronomer Remembers the First Christmas in Space
1968 was a turbulent year for America. As the Vietnam War raged and leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. lost their lives at assassins’ hands, cities across the United States were convulsed by riots.  Amid the chaos, three men left the earth behind, trading the strife of the world be...

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After 2,000 Years the Persecution of Christians Continues
During Tuesday’s Angelus on the occasion of the feast of St. Stephen — the first Christian martyr — Pope Francis renewed his call for peace and brought attention to the persecution that Christians are facing around the world. “Today, 2,000 years later, unfortunately, we se...

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When Does Christmas Actually End?

Posted on December 26, 2023 in: News

When Does Christmas Actually End?
By Catholic News Agency How many days is Christmas? When should you finally take those lights off the porch, or remove the tree? Read on for some of the arguments for and against commonly agreed-upon end dates for Christmas. Christmas is one day This, of course, is the simplest an...

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"May We Always Hear the Bells of Christmas"

Posted on December 25, 2023 in: News

"May We Always Hear the Bells of Christmas"
During the Christmas Eve homily at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich, Bishop Michael R. Cote drew inspiration from Longfellow's "Christmas Bells" poem, delving into the challenges faced by Longfellow and the poignant circumstances that gave rise to this enduring piece. The homi...

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Watch the Replay of Christmas Eve Mass from the Cathedral.
Merry Christmas! The beauty of the cathedral can be experienced year-round and will remain fully decorated until the Solemnity of the Epiphany on January 6, 2024. Masses are daily 7 AM and noon.

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Schedule of Christmas Masses - Cathedral of St. Patrick
The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord - Christmas is on Monday, December 25th. This year the Fourth Sunday of Advent falls on December 24th. All Catholics have the opportunity and obligation to attend Mass for both the 4th Sunday of Advent and the Sol...

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Statement of USCCB on Vatican’s Document Addressing Pastoral Blessings
WASHINGTON - In response to the Declaration “Fiducia supplicans” issued by the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith today, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) offered the following statement from its spokesperson, Chieko Noguchi, executive director of publi...

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Father Gregoire Fluet Named Interim President of College
In a unanimous vote of the Mount Saint Mary College Board of Trustees, Fr. Gregoire Fluet has been named Interim President of the college. At the beginning of September, Fr. Fluet assumed the role of Acting President of the college. In just a few weeks, Fr. Fluet has shown that he is a capable an...

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Relationship and Truth - Two Golden Threads of Campus Ministry in the Diocese of Norwich
A simple friendship can often serve as the spark that ignites a profound relationship with the Lord. It is in the warmth of a genuine connection with others that we sometimes discover the transformative power of faith. Through conversations, shared experiences and the unconditional support of friend...

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Diocese Celebrates the Ordination of Three Men to the Priesthood
On June 29, 2024, the Diocese of Norwich celebrated the ordination of three young men to the priesthood, marking a joyous event for the community. “You bring with you many gifts granted to you by God in His goodness,” said The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, to deacons Eric Carl Hosmer, Julian Felipe Cuervo-Lozada, and Alexander James Pandolfe during his homily. “Put them to good use, always, for the glory of God and the good of His holy people.” Bishop Cote expressed deep appreciation to Mount Saint Mary’s seminary faculty ...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on July 01, 2024 in: News, Vocations

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Clergy Appointments
July 1, 2024 The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointments in the Diocese of Norwich   Reverend Henry Agudelo, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Brendan the Navigator Parish-Saint Joseph Church and Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church, New London, Saint Paul Church, Waterford, and Our Lady of Grace Church, Fishers Island, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary Parish, Clinton.                       ...

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Pope Francis Asks Sacred Heart of Jesus to Convert Hearts Who Want War
Pope Francis prayed for the intercession of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Sunday to convert “the hearts of those who want war” to projects of dialogue and peace. On the last day of June, a month that the Catholic Church dedicates to the Sacred Heart, the pope asked people to continue praying for Ukraine, Palestine, Israel, Myanmar, and other parts of the world where there is much suffering caused by war. Pope Francis also asked people to remember the suffering of persecuted Christians during his Angelus address on June 29.  “Tod...

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Healing Masses -Suspended Until Further Notice
The monthly Healing Masses that take place every third Sunday of the month at Holy Family Church in Hebron/Amston, are suspended until further notice, due to circumstances beyond our control. We apologize for any inconvenience. -Office of Faith Events

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Pope Francis to Canonize ‘Martyrs of Damascus,’ Three Others on Oct. 20
Pope Francis will celebrate a Mass of canonization for 14 people, including the 11 “Martyrs of Damascus,” on Sunday, Oct. 20, the Vatican announced Monday. The pope declared the date of the canonization, which will take place during the 2024 assembly of the Synod on Synodality, after the College of Cardinals voted to approve the canonizations of 15 people in a consistory on the morning of July 1. The date of the much-anticipated canonization of Blessed Carlo Acutis will be set at a later time, according to the July 1 press release. The &l...

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What are Schism and Excommunication in the Catholic Church?
Recently a community of Poor Clare nuns in Spain announced their decision to leave the Catholic Church, thus committing the canonical crime of schism and incurring excommunication. Italian Archbishop Carlo María Viganò is also undergoing a Vatican extrajudicial process for schism.  Just what are schism and excommunication in the Catholic Church? An explanation follows. Schism According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, schism is “the rupture of ecclesiastical union and unity, i.e. either the act by which one of the faithful...

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