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Diakonia: Hospital Ministry Serves the Sick and Dying
It was in 2005, when I was in my fourth year of studies to become a deacon, that I was required to volunteer for a community service experience. As deacon candidates, we were encouraged to find a volunteer experience that would take us out of our comfort zones. About the same time, I saw a church...

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We are Called to ‘Play’ Well Together
One thing I learned from my experience playing team sports in high school was that personal excellence translates to team excellence when individuals perform excellently together (as a team). It’s not enough for players to play well individually. They have to play well together to succeed.&nbs...

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Diakonia: Installation into the Ministry of Lector
Bishop Michael R. Cote installed five candidates for the Order of the Permanent Diaconate into the Ministry of Lector on May 27: Joseph Delaney, Mark Desrosiers, Christopher Hammond, David Imhof and Ronald Krystofik.  The installation into the Ministry of Lector was one of the required steps...

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Shoutouts to Some of Our Seminarians
First, a shoutout to seminarian Mark Johnson, our first year theologian, who received the ministry of lector with his classmates on Friday, April 22, in the seminary’s Immaculate Conception Chapel. The ministry of lector is conferred upon those who prepare and proclaim readings from scripture ...

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God Calls Us To Share His Love Through Service
As we celebrtate our Lord Jesus Christ's resurrection, we often think of all those who have sacrificed as Jesus did, whether it be the forgoing of personal time through volunteerism, making monetary donations to organizations even through these difficult times or for those who made a life-long c...

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With God, All Things are Possible - Vocations Corner
Can you believe that it has been over three months since Father Larry Barile’s priestly ordination?  I asked Father Barile to reflect on his experience of priesthood thus far.  Here is what he had to say… On December 8, 2021, the Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, DD conferred the ...

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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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Vocations: From ‘Ashes to Life,’ Lent is a Time for Spiritual Renewal
Our Lenten journey began with Ash Wednesday on March 2. Catholics from throughout our diocese came to Ash Wednesday Masses and services and were marked with ashes. These ashes represented our mortality. They reminded us that we are dust and to dust we will return.  Yet, as Pope Fra...

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Anchors of Hope-Diocese Celebrates Consecrated Life
World Day for Consecrated Life February 6, 2022 10:30 a.m. "Anchors of Hope" was the theme for this year's celebration of consecrated life in the Diocese of Norwich. The virtue hope is described as the anchor of the soul in the letter to the Hebrews chapter 6 v...

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“Your Powerful and Authentic Voice” - Ike Ndolo Comes to UConn
On Dec. 2, National Catholic musician, speaker, campus minister, family man and podcaster Ike Ndolo came to the UConn Storrs campus to speak to university students and young adults in our diocese about "Your Powerful and Authentic Voice" in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas.  It was the las...

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Come Pray For Vocations

Posted on March 20, 2023 in: Events, Vocations


Come Pray For Vocations
Join us each month to pray a Eucharistic Holy Hour for vocations led by Bishop Cote. These hours of adoration are a wonderful opportunity to pray for vocations to priesthood and religious life, to pray for our seminarians, and for our priests and religious already serving our diocese. The first Holy Hour of 2023 is Thursday, January 19 at 6 PM.  See the schedule below.  January 19, SS. Peter & Paul, Norwich February 16, St. John, Montville March 16, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Quaker Hill April 20, St. Philip, Ashford May 11, St. Andrew, Colc...

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Forgive them-The Video

Posted on March 21, 2023 in: News, Vocations


Forgive them-The Video
Here is the video of how a misplaced homily created ripples that went on to work a miracle of God's grace for at least one family. Hopefully, sharing this will lead to more people realizing that life is too short to not forgive. If you haven't read the article in the Winter 2023 issue of the Four County Catholic magazine, we've included it below. The video can be found after the article. Forgive them, they know not what they do The words below are an edited transcript of a sermon given recently in the diocese. Whenever I’m giving a homi...

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An Unlikely Chaplain Evangelizing an Unlikely Team
Mount St. Mary Seminary has a tradition of allowing seminarians to act as sports chaplains for the university’s sports teams. Thanks to the work of now-Father Jacob Ramos, who was head chaplain at the time, I was asked to act as sports chaplain for the women’s rugby team —– a group that had not had sports chaplains the previous four years.  What that meant for me was that I was working with a team that had no idea what a sports chaplain was supposed to do, and I didn’t either. Throwing everything against the wall for the past three seme...

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