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January 1, 2020 - Holy Day of Obligation: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
January 1, 2020 is One of Seven Holy Days of Obligation. The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God The title “Mother of God” goes back to the third or fourth century, but the Greek term Theotokos (“The God-bearer”) was officially consecrated as Catholic doctri...

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Pope Francis: Nativity Scenes Show a 'Domestic Gospel'
By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City (CNA) - Pope Francis Wednesday called Christmas nativity scenes a “domestic Gospel,” which helps to make the Holy Family present in one’s home. He also encouraged every family to have one in their home at Christmas time. During hi...

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An Invitation to a Truly Sensory Experience- Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
Christmas Eve Midnight Mass You are invited to experience the beauty, the wonder, and the inspiration of Christmas at the Mass at Midnight in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. If you’ve never been before, know that all your senses will be engaged. Upon walking up to the cent...

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Lowes Donates Toys to Saint Vincent de Paul Santa's Workshop
By Saint Vincent De Paul Place, Norwich For the past several weeks, our good friends from Lowe's Home Improvement in Lisbon coordinated a toy collection at their store. Employees, contractors and customers donated these awesome toys for our Santa's workshop. When the Lowe's team ca...

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Prayer for Pope Francis on the 50th Anniversary of His Ordination
Prayer for Pope Francis who will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on Friday, December 13, 2019: Father of mercy, we come before you with gratitude for the fifty years of priesthood of Pope Francis, whom you have made Peter’s successor. Support hi...

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St. Joseph Religious Education To Host 'Lights For Christ' Celebration
FCC News Desk Parishioners are invited to a celebration by the St. Joseph Church Religious Eduucation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 17th at St. Joseph Church in Rockville. "Lights for Christ" will celebrate Jesus' birth with a light procession to the outdoor creche, with a Gospel r...

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Advent Resources to Help You Prepare for Christmas
“Beloved, now is the acceptable time spoken of by the Spirit, the day of salvation, peace and reconciliation: the great season of Advent. This is the time eagerly awaited by the patriarchs and prophets, the time that holy Simeon rejoiced to see.” - St. Charles Borromeo ...

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Sharing the Reason for the Season

Posted on December 05, 2019 in: News, Advent

Sharing the Reason for the Season
"I wish to encourage the beautiful family tradition of preparing the nativity scene in the days before Christmas, but also, the custom of setting it up in the workplace, in schools, hospitals, prisons and town squares."  Pope Francis Holiday Greetings from the Communications Offic...

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Bishop Cote to Celebrate Young Adult Mass December 8 in Coventry
On Sunday, December 8th, St. Mary Church in Coventry is delighted to host the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, for the Third Annual Diocesan Young Adult Mass & Reception. All Young Adults (ages 18 - 39, single and married) are invited and encouraged to atten...

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The Most Reverend Christopher J. Coyne Formally Succeeds Archbishop Leonard P. Blair as Archbishop of Hartford
At 6 AM local time (noon in Rome) today, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Leonard P. Blair upon reaching the retirement age of 75. At the same time, the Most Reverend Christopher J. Coyne immediately assumed office as sixth Archbishop and 14th Bishop of Hartford. A Mass to mark the inauguration of his ministry will be held on Sunday, May 5th at 11 AM, as the Archbishop takes possession of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, the mother church of the Archdiocese. Upon his succession as chief shepherd of the Archdiocese, Archbishop Coyne said, “After a ...

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Saint of the Month- The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
  The feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church is a significant celebration in the Catholic liturgical calendar. It occurs on the Monday following Pentecost Sunday, highlighting Mary’s role as the spiritual mother of all believers and the Church itself. This feast recognizes her unique position in Christian theology and underscores her importance in the life of the faithful. Mary holds a special place in Catholic devotion as the Mother of God (Theotokos). Her “yes” to the angel Gabriel’s announcement paved the way for the Inc...

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‘Little Miracle of Lille’: How a Candlelight Mass Gathers Hundreds of Young People Every Week in France
“The good makes no noise,” St. Francis de Sales would say of Lille’s candlelight Mass.  Indeed, while France regularly shows itself to be at the forefront of the de-Christianization of the West and recently made headlines for its constitutionalization of abortion, the embers of Christian renewal are already igniting — quietly yet powerfully — on the country’s northern horizon. Every Tuesday evening at 10 p.m., between 800 and 900 students converge on the historic St. Joseph’s Chapel at Lille Catholic University for a...

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Fatima Feast Comes to Stonington Borough

Posted on May 14, 2024 in: News

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Fatima Feast Comes to Stonington  Borough
Saint Mary Church in Stonington will hold its annual celebration in honor of Our Lady of Fatima on May 18th.  Saturday, May 18, 2024     7:30pm Mass of Our Lady of Fatima     8:30pm Candlelight Procession   Sunday, May 19, 2024     10:30am Mass     Rosary & Benediction to follow      Please note: There will be no 5:30pm Mass at St. Mary’s  on Saturday, May 18th  

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National Day of Prayer- May 2, 2024

Posted on May 01, 2024 in: News

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National Day of Prayer- May 2, 2024
As we approach the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2, 2024, Catholics around the country are called to reflect on the power of prayer in our lives, both individually and collectively as a community of believers. The National Day of Prayer provides a unique opportunity for Catholics to come together in unity, setting aside differences and focusing on our shared faith and values. It is a time to lift our hearts in unison, offering prayers for our nation, its leaders, and the world at large. This year's theme, "Embracing Faith," resonates deeply wit...

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 Catholic Charities Seeking Sponsors for Annual Golf Tournament
  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich is looking for sponsors to support their 18th Annual Catholic Charities’ Golf Tournament on July 8th, 2024 at Great Neck Country Club in Waterford   What a great way to highlight your business while helping those in need in your community!   All proceeds of the tournament will go to support the Catholic Charities’ Case Management/Basic Needs Program, which provides compassionate human services to individuals and families, no matter their faith, race, ethnicity, age gende...

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