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A Seminarian Reflection: Dharen Manuel Brochero Garavito
By Manuel Brochero Garavito 1 st Theology, Mount Saint Mary Seminary I LOVE JESUS! These words bring me back to the moment I realized how much I love Jesus. It reminds me of a story Father Richard Ricard, pastor of my home parish, Blessed Sacrament in Rockville-Tolland, said in one of his homi...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on June 10, 2020 in: News, Vocations

Clergy Appointments
The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointments in the Diocese of Norwich   Reverend George Busto, from Hospital Chaplain, Middlesex Memorial Hospital, Middletown, with Residence at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Middleto...

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Relationship with God: Providing a Critical Piece to a Successful Life
As Father Steve Gulino finishes hearing several confessions, the altar is prepared and the congregation files in. As the seats are filled, volunteers are assigned the readings and the responsorial psalm. Holy Mass is set to begin.  This image might represent the celebration of Mass in any of...

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Vocations Corner: A Seminarian Reflection by Mr. Jacob Ramos
As we all continue carrying on the directives given to us as a country trying to fight off this invisible enemy, COVID-19, I take this opportunity to let you know how the seminarians are doing. Below is a reflection from Jacob Ramos, who is finishing his second year of theology and next year is look...

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Holy Hour for Vocations- Live-streamed from the Cathedral
Join Bishop Michael R. Cote,   Thursday, May 14th, 6 pm, as we pray for Vocations.  In keeping with the social distancing directives, this Holy Hour will be Livestreamed from the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich. Our prayer is for men to answer the call to be in...

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Seminarian Ordained to Diaconate

Posted on April 23, 2020 in: Vocations

Seminarian Ordained to Diaconate
Seminarian Lawrence Barile was ordained a transitional deacon on Wednesday, April 15th. The ordination took place at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, MA. Bishop Robert F. Hennessy, Auxilliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston presided. Here is a Reflection that...

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Virtual Holy Hour for Vocations-TONIGHT at 6pm
Join us TONIGHT, April 23, 6 pm, as we Livestream the Holy Hour for Vocations from St. Bridget of Kildare - Moodus, CT.  Our prayer is 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.  Livestream can ...

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Vocations Corner: A Seminarian Reflection
This month, Larry Barile presents us with a brief look at his journey as he prepares to be called to ordination as a Transitional Deacon. Please keep Larry in your prayers, Larry was ordained a transitional deacon, April 15, 2020 at Pope John XXIII National Seminary where he is presently in h...

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CANCELLED: Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations-March 19th
This Holy Hour is cancelled as a precaution to halt the spread of the Coronavirus. Join us March 19, 6 pm. at St. Joseph Church, Chester 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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Vocations Corner

Posted on February 15, 2020 in: News, Vocations

Vocations Corner
Father Gregory Galvin, Director of Priestly Vocations During New Year’s week, more than 8,500 Catholic college students, Focus Missionaries, priests and religious from across the country and around the world gathered for a four-and-a-half-day national conference on the Catholic faith. It...

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Rest in Peace, Sr. Rita Johnson, SSND
Sr. Rita K. Johnson, SSND, Diocesan Director of Ministry to the Sick died on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at W.W. Backus Hospital in Norwich.  Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts on May 10, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Rita K. (Craven) Johnson and John Johnson. Sister Rita was born and raised in Roxbury, MA, and was taught by the School Sisters of Notre Dame at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School and Mission Church High School. After professing religious vows as a School Sister of Notre Dame in 1963, Sr. Rita taught in Catholic schools in New...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on July 20, 2022 in: News, Vocations

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Clergy Appointments
July 5, 2022 The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointment in the Diocese of Norwich   Reverend Jacob Ramos, newly ordained, to Parochial Vicar, Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish - Coventry and Storrs. Effective: July 11, 2022     Reverend Peter J. Langevin, Chancellor

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Monthly Hour Hour for Vocations

Posted on July 25, 2022 in: Vocations

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Monthly Hour Hour for Vocations
Join us August 11, at 6 p.m. at St. john Church, Old Saybrook, 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.  The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, leads the Holy Hour.   God-Calls.com  

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“It Was Like a Wedding” 

Posted on August 02, 2022 in: Vocations

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“It Was Like a Wedding” 
Cade Buckheit is a rising Senior at the University of Connecticut. He is an active member of the UCONN Catholic Community. He serves the student Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel on Sundays and participates in campus ministry events and activities. I invited Cade to serve the Ordination Mass of Fr. Jacob Ramos last June. He agreed. Now, about a month later, I asked him to reflect on his experience of serving the Ordination Mass for this column. Here is what he had to say.  As I walked down the long aisle of the Cathedral of St. Patrick, I was confronted by a mixture...

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Bishop's Column: Sowing Seeds

Posted on August 04, 2022 in: Reflections, Vocations

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Bishop's Column: Sowing Seeds
August 2022 Four County Catholic Sowing Seeds “So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; It shall not return to me empty, but shall do what pleases me, achieving the end for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Many people have influence on the direction our lives take. Parents, family members, friends, and teachers all have an impact on who we are and who we will become. I am very proud to be a product of Catholic education. Many wonderful teachers were a part of my early faith formation...

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