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Holy Week 2021 Resources Below are several links to photo galleries and video produced by the Office of Communications to highlight Holy Week 2021. Click on a link to be taken to a photo gallery.       PALM SUNDAY GALLERY CHRISM MASS GALLERY EASTER VIGIL GALLER...

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The Light of Resurrection: Faithful Return at Easter Vigil
A sea of candlelight brought a comforting glow to those gathered in the darkened Cathedral of Saint Patrick, where an in-person Easter Vigil returned on Holy Saturday, April 3. The Liturgy of Light (Lucernarium) began as Bishop Michael R. Cote and ministers proceeded in silence and darkness to th...

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How to Help: April is Autism Awareness Month
April is Autism Awareness Month   One Heart Ministry has lovingly designed and made Heart Pins to raise awareness in our Diocese.       If you would like some pins for individuals or for your parish please contact the Office of Faith Events 860-848-2237, ext. 30...

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In Case You Missed It: Palm Sunday Mass Video
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Sunday, March 28, 2021   Bishop Cote's Palm Sunday Homily     Photos from the Mass                        ...

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Lessons of the Basin and the Towel - Bishop's March Column
March 2021 Four County Catholic Lessons of the Basin and the Towel “I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.” John 13:15   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Our 40-day Lenten journey of sacrifice and sel...

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Connecticut Bishops Release Joint Statement on Vaccines
        Statement from Connecticut Catholic Bishops Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines   People should feel free in good conscience to receive any of the vaccines currently available (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson) for the sake of their own health an...

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Reminder: Winter Decoration Cleanup Dates
Winter decorations in all Diocesan Cemeteries should be picked up by March 21st, 2021.    Our Norwich Diocesan Cemetery winter decoration cleanup will start March 22nd, 2021.

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Must I Abstain from Eating Meat on the Solemnity of St. Joseph?
As you know, this year, the Solemnity of St. Joseph falls on a Friday. This has given rise to a number of questions from both clergy and faithful concerning whether or not the usual requirement to abstain from the eating of meat applies. Canon 1251 of the Code of Canon Law states: Abstinence f...

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 Keep Connecticut Healthy - Stop Legalization of Recreational Marijuana
 Action Alert Keep Connecticut Healthy - Stop Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Is Money the Only Thing that Matters?     The Governor and the promoters of marijuana, including many legislators, only seem to be talking about the financial gain to the state. They are ...

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Pope Francis Says He is Coming to Iraq as ‘A Pilgrim of Peace’
A day before he departs for Baghdad, Pope Francis sent a video message to the Iraqi people, saying that he was coming to Iraq as “a pilgrim of peace.” “I am coming as a pilgrim, as a penitent pilgrim, to implore from the Lord forgiveness and reconciliation after years of war and...

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More Employment Opportunities in Education
It's that time of year - back to school for teachers and support staff. There are a few positions that have not been filled - See the link below.     There are a number of schools in the diocese that are looking for teachers and administrators.    Openings are posted weekly. NorwichDiocese.org/Employment.   Bookmark the site and check back often.   Please share with educators that you know.

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Twenty Years on from 9/11, How a NYC Firefighter Became a Catholic Priest
It’s been 20 years since the attacks of September 11, the most devastating terrorist attack in recorded history. If you were old enough, it’s likely you remember exactly where you were when you first learned of the attacks. Maybe you watched them, in real time, on the news. Maybe you learned about them from your parents when they picked you up from school that day. Tom Colucci was a lieutenant in the NYC Fire Department, and one of the first responders that fateful day. This week on CNA Newsroom, Tom shares his memories of September 11th. He says the witness ...

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The Story of EWTN: From Garage Startup to Global Catholic TV Network
In honor of EWTN’s 40th anniversary, CNA shares some of the miraculous occurrences that aided the Catholic network’s early success. Listen to the podcast here, or on your favorite app:   CNA Newsroom · Ep. 109: The Story of EWTN - From Garage Startup to Global Catholic TV Network    

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Church-Declared Holy Legion of Mary Members on Their Way to Sainthood
FRANK DUFF, Servant of God, born in Dublin, Ireland June 7, 1889 the eldest of seven children. In 1916 at the age of 27 he published his first pamphlet, “Can We Be Saints?” In it he expressed one of the strongest convictions of his life, namely, that all without exception are called to be saints and that through our Catholic Faith we have available all the means necessary to attain this. In 1917 he came to know the Treatise of St. Louis Marie de Montfort on the “True Devotion of Jesus through Mary,” a work which changed his life completely. On Sept. ...

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