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Judge Blocks Auction of Dorothy's 'Wizard of Oz Dress,' over Catholic University's Objections
Catholic News Agency  The Catholic University of America cannot auction a dress from the Wizard of Oz until a court resolves a legal challenge about its ownership, a federal judge has said. The university had scheduled an auction of the dress worn by Judy Garland for the classic movie in ...

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Knights Give Out McGivney Awards

Posted on May 17, 2022 in: News

Knights Give Out McGivney Awards
The Little Sisters of the Poor in Enfield and St. Edmund’s Retreat on Enders Island received the 2021 and 2022 Blessed Michael McGivney Award, respectively. The 46th annual McGivney Awards banquet was held March 27 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Connecticut. The 2021 award to the Lit...

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Conference Speaker Urges Women to ‘Love Like A Saint’
The stories told of two unknown yet faith-filled women inspired participants at the 12th Annual Diocesan Women’s Conference to ‘Love Like A Saint.’  Keynote speaker Liz Kelly, an award-winning author, professor and spiritual director, told women attending the virtual confer...

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Award Recognizes Judith Hughes for 45 Years of Service, Ministry
When Judith Hughes was asked how she felt receiving the Our Lady Queen of Hope Award at the Diocesan Women’s Conference last month, she replied in a soft voice, with gleaming eyes, and a gentle smile that exuded peace and warmth, with one simple word, “WOW!” Then she humbly adde...

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Knights Host Annual Youth Awards Event

Posted on April 26, 2022 in: News

Knights Host Annual Youth Awards Event
The Knights of Columbus, Edmund P. Perkins Council #6626 located in Tolland host an annual youth awards event to recognize young people who are making a significant and positive difference in the Tolland community. There are four awards given: The Civil Citizenship Award was created as ...

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David Kauffman's Work Inspires and Moves Others Worldwide
On St. Patrick’s Day, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Quaker Hill (Divine Mercy Parish) hosted a Lenten concert featuring David Kauffman, presented by Journey of Life Ministries (journeyforlife.org).  David Kauffman is a contemporary Catholic-Christian  songwriter and recordi...

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Funeral Mass for Fr. Konopka - April 23rd -Saint Peter Church, Higganum
Reverend Edward M. Konopka February 20, 1933 ~ February 16, 2022      The Reverend Edward M. Konopka, son of the late Myron T. and Anna M. Konopka died February 16, 2022, following a long illness. Visitation will be held beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Ap...

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Holy Week: View Online Photos and Videos of Norwich Masses
Click on the photos below to be taken to galleries of photos from the Chrism and Easter Vigil Masses at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. Chrism Mass 2022   Easter Vigil 2022   View videos of Holy Week Masses - Below is a showcase of Masses from Palm Sund...

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Catholic University to Auction Wizard of Oz 'Dorothy' Dress
Washington D.C., Apr 20, 2022 / 05:19 pm (CNA) - The Catholic University of America will auction a million-dollar dress that Judy Garland wore as Dorothy Gale in the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz.” The university says that the proceeds will go toward educating drama students. “Eve...

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'He Has Risen' - Bishop Cote's Easter Message
  Easter Message 2022 “There is no need for alarm. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here. See, here is the place where they laid him.” Mark 16:6 My dear brothers and sisters in the risen Lord: One of the greatest and mos...

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Employment Opportunities in the Diocese of Norwich
Looking for a job? We have a number of open positions that can be found at  NorwichDiocese.org/Employment.   The updated page includes listings for several employment opportunities within the diocese.     Administrative Assistant - Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich     School job postings are online as well   Be sure to keep the link to NorwichDiocese.org/Employment handy  

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Rest in Peace, Sr. Rita Johnson, SSND
Sr. Rita K. Johnson, SSND, Diocesan Director of Ministry to the Sick died on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at W.W. Backus Hospital in Norwich.  Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts on May 10, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Rita K. (Craven) Johnson and John Johnson. Sister Rita was born and raised in Roxbury, MA, and was taught by the School Sisters of Notre Dame at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School and Mission Church High School. After professing religious vows as a School Sister of Notre Dame in 1963, Sr. Rita taught in Catholic schools in New...

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Ill or Homebound? Here is a list of Daily and Weekend Livestream Masses
FCC News Desk A number of parishes in the Diocese continue to Livestream Weekend Masses online for those persons and their caretakers who are ill or homebound. Some parishes archive their Masses for on-demand replay.  All Masses and special services from the Cathedral are available for viewing at any time.  Check out the following resources for online Masses:     Broadcast and Streaming Mass Schedule:   NorwichDiocese.org/Masses   Sunday morning Masses from the Cathedral of Saint Patrick are broadcast on t...

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A New Eucharistic Miracle in Mexico?
A video circulating on social media shows what appears to be a eucharistic miracle — a consecrated Host exposed for adoration by the faithful seems to “beat” like a heart. The video was recorded July 23 at Our Lady of the Rosary parish in the town of Zapotlanejo, near Guadalajara, in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Argentine priest Father Carlos Spahn, founder and superior of the Religious Family of the Immaculate Heart and Divine Mercy, who is currently ministering in Mexico, led the eucharistic adoration service. In a statement to ACI Prensa, CNA&...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on July 20, 2022 in: News, Vocations

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Clergy Appointments
July 5, 2022 The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointment in the Diocese of Norwich   Reverend Jacob Ramos, newly ordained, to Parochial Vicar, Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish - Coventry and Storrs. Effective: July 11, 2022     Reverend Peter J. Langevin, Chancellor

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Webb Telescope Images Feed the Mind and Spirit, Jesuit Astronomer Says
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Jesuits at the Vatican Observatory were wowed like most people by the beauty of the photos from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, but the director said they also are excited by the scientific information the telescope will reveal. “Such images are a necessary food for the human spirit — we do not live by bread alone — especially in these times,” said Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, the observatory director, after NASA released a first batch of images from what the space agency describes as “the largest, ...

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