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Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Returns to Cathedral for Palm Sunday Concert
After a three-year absence, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra again filled the Cathedral of St. Patrick with beautiful music on April 10 in a special Palm Sunday evening concert.  The orchestra and chorus performed before an audience that almost filled the cathedral, and which ...

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Hundreds Return to Annual Chrism Mass in 2022
The annual Chrism Mass took place Tuesday morning, April 12, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich.  Hundreds of faithful communicants continued the celebration of Holy Week leading up to Easter. It was the first time in three years that the cathedral was open for the Chrism Mass. ...

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Assisted Suicide Bill, Once Again, Dies in Judiciary Committee
S.B. No. 88 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AID IN DYING FOR TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS  Failed to Pass the Judiciary Committee and is dead for this legislative session. Thank You - without the efforts of all those who sent in emails and called their Senators and Representatives this outcome...

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New Parish and Administration Center at Blessed Sacrament Parish
On February 27th Bishop Michael Cote blessed the new Blessed Sacrament Parish Administration Center and the renovated St Bernard Parish Center. Father Rick, pastor of the Blessed Sacrament Parish addressed the parish on this great occasion. From his homily at the Mass of Blessing Father Rick shar...

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Deacons Shift from 'Build A House' to 'Give A Goat'
The word “deacon” is derived from “diakonia'', a Greek word which means “to serve”. Deacons are members of the clergy along with priests and bishops.  The deacon’s ministry has three dimensions: liturgy, word and service. Deacons are ordained as a sac...

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Saint Vincent de Paul Place Helps Community with Housing Essentials 
“Lent is a good time for sacrificing. Let us deny ourselves something every day to help others.” – Pope Francis  Self-sacrifice can be defined as the act of giving up something in order to help another. Ever since I was very young, my family made a self-sacrifice during Le...

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Eastern Connecticut Symphony's Palm Sunday Concert Returns!
Palm Sunday Concert Sunday, April 10, 2022 7:30 PM Cathedral of St. Patrick, Norwich With Jūrate Švedaitė, soprano Stephan Tieszen, violin The Concert is FREE, Please Reserve Your Ticket Click Here to Reserve Your Free Ticket  Thank you to our concert sponsor: The Edward an...

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In Memoriam -  Reverend Edward M. Konopka
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. Fr. Konopka, a Middletown native, attended local schools and grad...

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Faithful Around the World United in Prayer of Peace
The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D. joined with the Holy Father, Pope Francis, and the bishops of the world on March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation, in publicly offering a Prayer of Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. “As we gather today, our Holy Fath...

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Connecticut March for Life Draws Thousands to Capitol
On Wednesday, March 23, Connecticut saw its first March for Life held on the steps of the State Capitol in Hartford. Organizers estimated there were about 3,000 marchers. Among the speakers were Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life; Archbishop Leonard Blair of Hartford, evangelical arc...

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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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