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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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You Are Invited to the Transitional Diaconate Ordination - May 27, 2021
Please join us for the Mass of Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate of Mr. Jacob Ramos Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7pm Cathedral of St. Patrick, Norwich   The Mass will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend in-person so that all may experience this joyous moment. ...

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Vocations: We Respond to the Lord's Call with, 'Here I Am'
This month, Jacob Ramos presents us with a brief look at his journey as he prepares to be called by Bishop Cote to ordination as a Transitional Deacon on May 27, 2021. Please keep Jacob and all of our seminarians in your prayers. - Father Greg Galvin   Recently, I was meditating on the...

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Bishop  Confers Rite of Candidacy
On Sunday, April 18th, Bishop Michael R. Cote bestowed the Rite of Candidacy on five men who are currently in formation for the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Norwich. The new candidates are (from left to right) Ronald Krystofic, Christopher Hammond, Joseph Delaney, Mark Desrosiers, and Davi...

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Vocations Corner: Dive Into Lent
At the beginning of the first week of Lent, the Church celebrated the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. The next day, during Holy Mass, we heard proclaimed the Gospel of Matthew chapter 6: verses 7-25 where Jesus teaches the apostles to pray. I highlight these two points as a way to simply yet signif...

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Norwich, Catholic, Priests
Sacraments 101: Jesus Transforms the Ordinary into Something Heavenly
As we’ve seen in both the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, each Sacrament of the Church comes to us with a particular form and a particular matter which are required in order for the Sacrament to be valid. But if we step back for a minute, we can see that there is a coherent reason w...

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Vocations Corner: God’s Love Always Sustains Us in Being
Father Gregory Galvin, Director of Priestly Vocations Last month, the Christmas Season came to an end on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. By the grace of God and through the sacrament of baptism, here we are -- God’s children, with the gift of grace now always being offered to us for o...

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Vocations Corner: Thank You for Supporting Our Seminarians
Father Gregory Galvin, Director of Priestly Vocations With the new year here, I hope and pray that the grace and blessings of God’s Love will continue to fill our hearts with joy for the gift of life we all share, and the gift of faith that has made us all children of God’s family. ...

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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 help of my hometown pastor, to pursue seminary studies and to begin the process of discerning a priestly vocation with the Diocese of Norwich. I don’t remember what we ate that day. I do, however, remember Fr. Greg asked me many questions. He was kind and considerate, open and...

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