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Sacred Oils, Sacred Vows - Chrism Mass 2024
"May your holy oil, O Lord, be blessed by You, for our sake" The annual Chrism Mass took place Tuesday morning, March 26th, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, continuing the celebration of Holy Week leading up to Easter.  The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bi...

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The Annual Convocation for Priests in the Diocese of Norwich - Dec. 4-6
41st Annual Convocation For the Priests in the Diocese of Norwich The Annual Convocation for Priests will be held December 4-6, 2023.   It is an important event for the priests of the Diocese of Norwich who come together with Bishop Cote for spiritual renewal and continuing education/forma...

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Welcoming the Stranger: Archbishop Kevin S. Randall Embraces Diversity, Service in Bangladesh as Church's new Apostolic Nuncio
Archbishop Kevin S. Randall had the opportunity recently to celebrate Mass with members of Connecticut’s Bangladeshi community, a tight-knit group of about 600 worshipers based in Manchester.  A well-traveled man who has served in Roman Catholic diplomatic posts on four continents, Arc...

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U.S. Bishops Affirm Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Paulist Priest
      At their annual November Plenary Assembly, the bishops of the United States held a canonical consultation on the cause of beatification and canonization of the Servant of God Isaac Thomas Hecker. BALTIMORE - At their annual November Plenary Assembly, the bishops of t...

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Rest in Peace- Deacon Anthony Dombkowski
Deacon Anthony Dombkowski   Deacon Anthony Dombkowski, a Permanent Deacon of the Diocese of Norwich, died on Sunday, November 12, 2023. Obituary and arrangements are below.    Griswold-  Anthony Dombkowski of 163 Geer Road, Griswold died on November 12, 2023 after a y...

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Episcopal Ordination of Archbishop Kevin Randall: Video and Pictures
The motto Sub Umbra Crucis, or “Under the Shadow of the Cross,” underscored the special and holy gathering Nov. 4, 2023 at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich to celebrate the Episcopal ordination of The Most Rev. Kevin S. Randall to Titular Archbishop of Glenndalocha and Apostolic N...

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National Vocation Awareness Week Invites the Faithful to Pray for an Increase in Vocations in the United States
The Catholic Church in the United States will commemorate National Vocation Awareness Week, November 5-11.   WASHINGTON – The Catholic Church in the United States will commemorate National Vocation Awareness Week, November 5-11. Each year, national Catholic organizations, dioceses, ...

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Calling Upon the Faithful: Prayers to Nurture Vocations
                    I would like to begin by thanking you for your prayers. I have spoken to many of you who have taken up the challenge of praying for your pastors daily so that they might be strengthened by God's grace in times of in...

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Vocations, Prayer
The Seven Sisters: An Apostolate of Prayer
‘That our prayers may find the heart  of every priest and bishop’   In a recent Vocations column, Father Kevin Reilly, diocesan director of vocations, stated that perhaps we would see an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life if we prayed for our pa...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on September 20, 2023 in: News, Vocations

Clergy Appointments
September 20, 2023 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 Marvin Bearis, OFM Cap., to Saint Pius X Parish, Middletown, Pastor. Effective:  September 1, 2023.  ...

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Sacred Oils, Sacred Vows - Chrism Mass 2024
"May your holy oil, O Lord, be blessed by You, for our sake" The annual Chrism Mass took place Tuesday morning, March 26th, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, continuing the celebration of Holy Week leading up to Easter.  The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Norwich, blessed the sacramental oils that will be used by parishes throughout the diocese in the coming year for baptism, confirmation, anointing of the sick and the ordination of priests.  In his homily, the Bishop remarked, "It is the c...

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