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Vocations Corner: Thank You for Supporting Our Seminarians
Father Gregory Galvin, Director of Priestly Vocations With the new year here, I hope and pray that the grace and blessings of God’s Love will continue to fill our hearts with joy for the gift of life we all share, and the gift of faith that has made us all children of God’s family. ...

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December Holy Hour- Important Change in Time and Venue
The Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations will be Virtual this month with a time change due to the storm. See Note from Fr. Greg Galvin, Director of Vocations for the details. Due to the storm beginning Wednesday night into Thursday afternoon, the Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations which was due to ...

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Vocations Corner: A Seminarian Reflection
It’s hard to believe we have celebrated All Saints, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, and now find ourselves at Advent. Recently, three of our seminarians, Eric, Julian and Alex, received Admission to Candidacy. They did so on November 20th at Holy Mass. Each candidate petitions their bishop in w...

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Vocations Corner: A Seminarian Reflection
I learned in early October that the seminary community at Mount St. Mary Seminary has been doing very well and they have no COVID infections. They have continued to social distance, wear masks and be very mindful of hygiene. Thank you, God, and our Blessed Mother, for keeping our seminarians all saf...

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Vocations Corner: A Seminarian Reflection
It is with great joy that I reflect on the recent ordination to Transitional Deacon of Reverend Mr. Larry Barile and the Priestly Ordination of Father Michael Bovino. These past months have been so different, and yet much remains the same. As men continue to respond to the will of God in their lives...

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The Rite of Religious Profession

Posted on September 05, 2020 in: Vocations

The Rite of Religious Profession
"Do not forget that when the Lord calls, He also provides the necessary strength and grace to answer His call." -- Pope Saint John Paul II     On August 19, the chapel at Holy Family Motherhouse in Baltic was the place of this wondrous moment for two young women inv...

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Vocations Corner: A Seminarian Reflection
Now it is a pleasure to introduce to you one of our seminarians who joined us from Medellin, Colombia, several years ago. It’s been a long road for Ruben Dario Garcia Sanchez, yet he continues to work toward one day being a priest of God, ready to serve the Diocese of Norwich.   Fathe...

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Holy Hour for Vocations

Posted on August 11, 2020 in: Events, Vocations

Holy Hour for Vocations
Join us at Saint Sebastian Church, Middletown on August 13, at 6 p.m. as we pray for men to answer the call to be instruments of God’s grace as priests and for women to answer the call to consecrated life.   If you can't make this one please consider joining us at a future Hol...

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Monthly Hour Hour for Vocations

Posted on July 05, 2020 in: Vocations

Monthly Hour Hour for Vocations
Join us July 16, at 6 p.m. in Notre Dame Church, Durham as we pray for men to answer the call to be instruments of God’s grace as priests and for women to answer the call to consecrated life.   

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Gallery & Video: Father Michael Bovino Ordained to the Priesthood
A celebration of the ordination to the priesthood of Reverend Michael Bovino for service as a priest in the Diocese of Norwich took place June 27, 2020. The Ritual Mass for the Conferral of Holy Orders took place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, with the Most Reverend Michael R. C...

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Reflecting on Summer Assignments

Posted on September 07, 2021 in: Vocations

Reflecting on Summer Assignments
An integral part of a seminarian’s priestly formation is his summer assignment. Each summer, upon returning home from the seminary, our seminarians are assigned to different parishes in the Diocese for eight weeks of pastoral work and experience. This time in the parish is important for them. It serves to assist them in developing pastoral competency, it teaches them about pastoral leadership, and it provides them with opportunities for collaboration with others. Most of all, it helps them become true shepherds after the heart and example of Jesus Christ. Just befo...

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