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Easter Joy- Hope and Faith Video Series
April 7, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Marianne, Administrative Assistant for the Office of Faith Events, speaks about our Easter joy. To see past videos or more articles on Faith, visit NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks

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Keeping Alive the Tradition of Polish Easter Baskets
Being Polish-American Catholics, my family has always adhered to Polish holiday traditions.  As a child, one of the most loved and awaited traditions for me every year was the blessing of the Easter baskets on Holy Saturday at our home parish, St. Joseph’s in Norwich.  On Holy Sat...

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Agape Love- Hope and Faith Video Series
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 43 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Andrea Hoisl- Director of the Office of Faith Events, gives insight into what agape love is. ...

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Storge Love - Hope & Faith Video Series
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 42 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Marianne Nicholas- Administrative Assistant in the Office of Faith Events, provides us with a wit...

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Members of One Family - Hope and Faith Series 2021
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 41 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Liza Roach, Youth and Young Adult Minister, explores Philia, love of friends, in the Bible. ...

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In the Month of Love, Take Time to Appreciate God’s Love
I met my husband Pat in 1989 when he placed a classified ad in the singles column of a local newspaper. Meeting him, I was immediately taken by his quick Irish wit, auburn hair, good looks, and self-confidence. His Irish Catholic background meshed with mine and the conversation between us flowed eas...

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Love- It's More Than Hearts and Flowers-- Hope and Faith Series 2021
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 40 Mary-Jo McLaughlin starts off the Month of February speaking about one of the 4 types of love- Eros. Eros is romantic love; what does tha...

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Service as Evangelization- Hope & Faith Video Series
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 39 Andrea Hoisl of the Office of Faith Events, talks about sharing and helping others as a way to show people a glimpse at God. Service is a...

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Your Relationship with God - Hope & Faith Video Series
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 38 This week on the Hope and Faith series, Mary-Jo McLaughlin from the Office of Faith Events points out that to be an evangelizer we need t...

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Evangelizing with Simple Acts of Kindness
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 37 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Marianne Nicholas- Administrative Assistant for the Office of Faith Events, shares that we can be...

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Thankful and Blessed - New Traditions to Reinforce Thankfulness
This is the time of year when we typically give thanks for all the blessings in our lives.  Thanksgiving reminds us to pause and examine all that we've been gifted by God.  We marvel throughout the month at God's bounty and generosity – blessing each one of us in innumerable ways, whether we deserve it or not.  But the practice of only thinking about this around Thanksgiving needs to be changed. We need to try to infuse thankful contemplation into our lives throughout the year.  Being grateful and thankful is a practice that not only glo...

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Laudato Si and the Role of Catholics - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Joe Meyer speaks about Pope Francis' Laudato Si and what it calls us to do as Catholics.   View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks        

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In Case You Missed It: Metanoia Lecture Series
Did you miss the Metanoia Lecture last week? “Responding to God’s Call: Witness Stories” took place at St. Thomas Aquinas on the University of Connecticut Campus with the Sisters of Life and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Great talks and a panel discussion on discernment took place about the will of God. We hope you enjoy!   Metanoia Lectures Rewind If you missed the first of the Metanoia Lectures at St. Thomas Aquinas in Storrs with Gloria Purvis, it is not too late.  We have the recording for you to watch and share!&...

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The Value of Vocations - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series Fr. Jonathan Ficara, the Director of Vocations in the Diocese of Norwich and the Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace, speaks about using our vocations to respond to God's grace and using service as Thanksgiving.   View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks        

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Sr. Amaris Salata Discusses Human Trafficking - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Sr. Amaris Salata speaks about a social justice issue in our own backyard: Human trafficking.*   *Warning- subject matter may trigger some individuals who have experienced similar trauma.  Viewer Discretion Advised Please join us for the culmination of this video series on Sunday, November 21, 2001, 7- 8PM, the feast of Christ the King, with a Virtual Event designed to answer questions about the topics that were presented over the previous seven weeks.   To obtain the link for the me...

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A Resource for Post Abortion Healing - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Sr. Mercy Marie of the Sisters of Life speaks about a retreat for women who are healing from post abortion syndrome and the effects it had. To speak to someone in the Diocese of Norwich about post abortion healing, call Project Rachel at (860) 861-4439. All calls are confidential.   View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks        

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