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Rest in Peace - Monsignor Michael T. Donohue
Reverend Monsignor Michael T. Donohue Reverend Monsignor Michael T. Donohue retired priest of the Diocese of Norwich died Sunday, December 12, 2021, at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London. Obituary and arrangements are below.  East Lyme - Monsignor Michael T. Donohue,...

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Father Larry Barile Ordained to the Priesthood
A celebration of the ordination to the priesthood of Reverend Lawrence Barile for service as a priest in the Diocese of Norwich took place on December 8, 2021. The Ritual Mass for the Conferral of Holy Orders took place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, with the Most Reverend ...

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Ordination to Holy Priesthood: Lawrence J. Barile
Please join us for the Ordination to Holy Priesthood of Reverend Mr. Lawrence J. Barile - Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 10:30 a.m. Cathedral of St. Patrick, Norwich   Below is what he wrote in April 2020 about his journey as he prepared to be called to ordination as a Transitional De...

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National Vocations Awareness Week: November 7-13
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, On Nov. 1 we celebrated the feast of All Saints. This solemnity on the Church’s calendar is a day to honor all the saints, known and unknown. This week is National Vocations Awareness Week, a fitting reminder to all of us of our need for saints in ...

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Permanent Diaconate Candidates Complete Summer Pastoral Ministries
To be ordained as a Permanent Deacon in our diocese requires the completion of a five-year program comprising the four dimensions of formation: human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral. Candidates are formed in the human and spiritual dimensions by ordained deacons from the diocese. For their in...

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New 'Metanoia' Lecture Series Comes to UConn
By the time you read this, radio personality and Catholic commentator Gloria Purvis will have already offered her lecture, “Discovering Your Gifts and Mission” at the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel in Storrs to UConn students and young adults of our diocesan community. Her talk is the first o...

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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. ...

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Vocations: 'Thank You, Father Greg'
I remember meeting Father Greg Galvin for the first time over lunch at Willington Pizza. It was October of 2007. I was a senior at UConn and Fr. Greg had just been named vocations director for the Diocese of Norwich. We met to discuss my vocational discernment. I had finally decided, with the hel...

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Vocations Corner: Serving as Vocations Director Was an Honor
Back in July of 2007, Bishop Cote met with me in the Chancery and said he had given much thought to who he wanted to become the next Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Norwich. He looked me in the eye and said that throughout the process, he continued to come back to me. He offered me a cha...

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Mass of Ordination to the Diaconate of Reverend Mr. Jacob Ramos
Mr. Jacob Ramos was ordained to the Diaconate in a Mass of Ordination on Thursday, May 27, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, Norwich. Deacon Lawrence Barile, who was ordained last year, called the Elect, Jacob Ramos, forward during the Rite of Ordination before the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, B...

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Diocese Celebrates the Ordination of Three Men to the Priesthood
On June 29, 2024, the Diocese of Norwich celebrated the ordination of three young men to the priesthood, marking a joyous event for the community. “You bring with you many gifts granted to you by God in His goodness,” said The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, to deacons Eric Carl Hosmer, Julian Felipe Cuervo-Lozada, and Alexander James Pandolfe during his homily. “Put them to good use, always, for the glory of God and the good of His holy people.” Bishop Cote expressed deep appreciation to Mount Saint Mary’s seminary faculty ...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on July 01, 2024 in: News, Vocations

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Clergy Appointments
July 1, 2024 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 Henry Agudelo, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Brendan the Navigator Parish-Saint Joseph Church and Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church, New London, Saint Paul Church, Waterford, and Our Lady of Grace Church, Fishers Island, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary Parish, Clinton.                       ...

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