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Save the Date: Diocese to Recognize Anniversary Couples
Sunday, October 3 is the date set for the annual Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. Bishop Michael Cote will be the main celebrant for this year’s Mass, which will honor the enduring love of married couples. The Mass will begin at 2 p.m....

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Marriage Encounter Helped Me Find My Best Friend Again
I found my best friend again 12 years ago during a Worldwide Marriage Encounter experience. I married him on June 2, 1990, but somewhere during those first 19 years of marriage, raising children, changing careers and caring for an elderly parent, I woke up one day to realize my best friend was gone....

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Virtual Marriage Enrichment: May 15
Virtual Marriage Enrichment Come away for a day and re-energize and deepen your marriage and your faith with practical insights from Pope Francis’ wisdom on marriage and family life. Join other married couples for a virtual enrichment entitled “The Joy of Love” on Saturday, M...

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Strengthen Your Marriage

Posted on March 18, 2021 in: Events, Marriage, Lent

Strengthen Your Marriage
The Stations of the Cross for Couples Friday, March 26 7 PM Registration Required Sign-Up Today The Catholic Family Services Office and Worldwide Marriage Encounter are sponsoring a virtual Stations of the Cross for Couples on Friday, March 26 at 7 P.M.  Join us as we accompany Je...

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Celebrate National Marriage Week with an At-Home Marriage Retreat
National Marriage Week is February 7-14. In honor of the week-long celebration which recognizes and affirms the Sacrament of Marriage, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has released an  At-Home Marriage Retreat for couples to deepen their couple prayer and enrich their marriage. ...

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World Marriage Day Affirms the Matrimonial Sacrament
This year, Sunday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, has been designated World Marriage Day. The celebration over 35 years ago by Worldwide Marriage Encounter to recognize and affirm the Sacrament of Marriage. It received the Apostolic Blessing of St. John Paul II in 1993. World Marriage Day is the...

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February 12-14: Virtual Marriage Encounter Helps Couples Thrive
Are you looking for a way to enrich your marriage without leaving your home? Worldwide Marriage Encounter is offering an experience you can enjoy from the comfort of your home, using your computer. A virtual Worldwide Marriage Encounter experience in this region will take place Valentine’s ...

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Diocese of Norwich 2021 Marriage Preparation Brochure is Available
“Marriage is an intimate partnership of life and love.” ~ Gaudium et Spes The 2021 Diocese of Norwich Marriage Preparation Brochure If you are engaged to be married or know an engaged couple, please view the brochure by clicking THIS LINK Or for more information, please con...

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Diocese Honors Enduring Love of Anniversary Couples
On marriage, Pope Francis has written: “Love is not a feeling. Feelings come and go with the days and weeks. Love is more. It is a commitment to live through good times and difficult ones, through sickness and health, through thick and thin. Love comes from only one source: God. God is the bas...

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Restore, Renew, Rekindle Your Relationship
Online Marriage Encounter Experience   July 27 - August 17   Apply at   For more information, contact Frank and Margie Pearson, (860) 337-2447 or at

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Deepening Marital Unity With a Unicycle

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It was the Christmas of the unicycle. Yes, I said unicycle. For as far back as I can remember, my husband has wanted to learn how to ride a unicycle. Often at Christmas or around his birthday, he would mention his desire for one as a possible gift. I would just scoff, roll my eyes and shake my head no. My attitude about the topic was further cemented in January 2022 when he fell on the ice, resulting in a serious injury to his knee. It required surgery to repair it and months of physical therapy and recovery.  This, and the fact he isn’t getting any younger...

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