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Letting Love Consume Us: Living Lent During the Eucharistic Revival
Something is going to consume us. We are wired that way. If we don’t choose what we want to consume us, something or someone will. Our hearts desire a “one thing.” Our Human Drive This human drive for a “one thing” leaves our spirits longing to pour ourselves into...

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Fasting - Abstinence - Lenten Meals

Posted on February 14, 2023 in: Lent

Fasting - Abstinence - Lenten Meals
Fasting & abstinence Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. The norms of fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat o...

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A Chance for YOU to Share Your Eucharistic Adoration Stories
Do you have an amazing, even life-changing Eucharistic Adoration story? Why not share it and inspire others. The Office of Faith Events would like to hear these stories so we can record and share them as part of our Hope and Faith series for Lent. If you are interested, please email Andrea Hoi...

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Save the Dates for a Lenten Mission at the Cathedral
Save the date(s) for the St. Patrick Cathedral Lenten Mission... Manna in the Desert: Letting Love Rend Our Hearts All are welcome to enjoy three evening conferences preached by Eucharistic Revival preacher Father Emmanuel Mansford, CFR on March 20, 21 and 22 at 6...

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Hundreds Return to Annual Chrism Mass in 2022
The annual Chrism Mass took place Tuesday morning, April 12, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich.  Hundreds of faithful communicants continued the celebration of Holy Week leading up to Easter. It was the first time in three years that the cathedral was open for the Chrism Mass. ...

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In Case You Missed It: Virtual Diocesan Lenten Mission - Explore the Saints
The Lenten Mission is an opportunity for us to deepen our faith, take time for reflection, and pray. Please join us as we explore the Saints and how they call us to renew our relationship with Christ. Thursday- March 10, 17, 24, 31, & April 7 at 7:00 - 7:45PM To register, contact Mariann...

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Cathedral Holy Week Schedule

Posted on April 10, 2022 in: Events, Lent

Cathedral Holy Week Schedule
Holy Week Masses for the Cathedral of Saint Patrick Masses will be live-streamed as indicated by * NorwichDiocese.org/Masses   Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord April 10 7:30am + 9am + 10:30am* + 5pm Vigil Saturday April 9th   Chrism Mass Tuesday, April 12 ...

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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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In Case You Missed It: Virtual Diocesan Lenten Mission - Explore the Saints
The Lenten Mission is an opportunity for us to deepen our faith, take time for reflection, and pray. Please join us as we explore the Saints and how they call us to renew our relationship with Christ. Thursday- March 10, 17, 24, 31, & April 7 at 7:00 - 7:45PM To register, contact Mariann...

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Novena for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph
The spouse of Mary and the legal father of Jesus according to Jewish law, Joseph is a model of humility and obedience to God’s will. Today, St. Joseph’s Day is observed all over the world on March 19th with a feast. Celebrated as early as the ninth century, St. Joseph’s Day b...

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St. Patrick's Day Lenten Dispensation

Posted on March 16, 2023 in: News, Lent

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St. Patrick's Day Lenten Dispensation
Whereas, the disciplinary practice of abstaining from meat on the Fridays in Lent is an important dimension of the penitential nature of the season and applies to all Catholics who have reached the age of fourteen (canons 1251 and 1252); Whereas, this year the Feast of St. Patrick, March 17, falls on a Friday in Lent; Now therefore, in accord with canon 87 §1 of the Code of Canon Law, given the many celebrations that occur on this day in commemoration of St. Patrick, Principal Patron of the Diocese of Norwich and titular of the Cathedral, I hereby grant to all Ca...

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Virtual Lenten Mission Recording: Witness and Wisdom
Please enjoy this recording of Fr. Jacob Ramos sharing his vocation story as part of the Office of Faith Event's Virtual Lenten Mission.     Lenten Mission - Fr. Jacob Ramos from Office of Faith Events-Norwich on Vimeo.

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