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St. John Mission Church to celebrate 125th anniversary
Saint John Mission Church in Bozrah will mark the 125th anniversary of its dedication on June 16. Mass at 9 a.m. will be celebrated by Bishop Michael R. Cote, followed by a brunch at the Moose Club in Bozrah. St. John Church was built in 1893 and dedicated on June 17, 1894.  It is the oldest Roman Catholic mission east of the Mississippi River. Pastoral care of St. John Mission was entrusted to St. Andrew’s Church, Colchester, in 1893 and was transferred to Sacred Heart, Norwichtown, in 1960.

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Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations - June 28th at 7pm in Norwich, CT
Join us at St Patrick Cathedral at 213 Broadway, Norwich at 7pm on June 28, 2019 as we pray for men to answer the call to be instruments of God’s grace as priests of Jesus Christ.

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Vocations, Prayer, Holy Hour
Healing Mass / Celebration of Pentecost - Sunday, June 9 at Immaculata Retreat House in Willimantic
"When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them." (Acts 2:1-3) Come join us for a Celebration of Pentecost Healing Mass on Sunday, June 9 - 2pm at Immaculata Retreat House in Willimantic. Immediately following Mass, Prayer teams, individual prayer, and anoin...

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Pentecost, Healing Mass, Willimantic
Catholic Charities Night at Dodd Stadium June 21st- Tickets on Sale NOW!
Want to help others while enjoying your hometown Connecticut Tigers?   Come join Catholic Charities at Dodd Stadium on June 21st at 7:05pm and enjoy a game, while helping others! Come for the game and stay for the fireworks. Perfect opportunity to thank your employees, volunteers and families! Contact Christine Jackel at 860-889-8346 x287 or email christinejackel@ccfsn.org

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Daughters of the Holy Spirit Annual Jubilee Mass is June 2
The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Norwich, will celebrate a Jubilee Mass for The Daughters of the Holy Spirit, who are based in Putnam, on Sunday, June 2. The Mass will take place at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, in Willimantic. This year, the Daughters of the Holy Spirit will honor nine Jubilarians and one DHS Associate. Jubilarians are marking anniversaries of 60, 65 and 70 years. After the Mass, a reception will take place in the church hall. The Daughters of the Holy Spirit is an international religious congregation that is des...

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Monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass - Saturday, June 1 at 8:30am
The monthly diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at Christ the King Church, in Old Lyme on Saturday, May 4 at 8:30 AM. Please join our celebrant Rev. Walter Nagle at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing of those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the rosary will be prayed.

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Pro-Life, Old Lyme
Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate - Thursday, May 23 at 7:00p
You are cordially invited to attend the Mass of Ordination to the Diaconate of Mr. Michael Bovino on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. St. Mary Church 95 Main Street, Stonington. 

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Saint Vincent de Paul Place will hold a cleanup at Ellis Ruley Memorial Park
Saint Vincent de Paul Place will hold a 'Clean the Streets' cleanup from 9 to 11 a.m. on May  25 at Ellis Ruley Memorial Park, at 28 Hammond Ave. in Norwich. Last year the group kicked off the year by clearing brush and trees to make way for the park, which was dedicated July 27, 2018. The group encourages new volunteers to join in the effort, and has all the tools, gloves and equipment that you will need.

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Memorial Day Masses in the Diocese on May 27
Several Masses are planned to take place within the Diocese on Memorial Day, May 27.   Norwich In Saint Joseph Cemetery, Boswell Avenue, Norwich, the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich will celebrate Mass on Memorial Day on Monday at 9:00 a.m. Should there be inclement weather, this Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral of St. Patrick, 213 Broadway, Norwich.   Taftville In Sacred Heart Cemetery, 260 Harland Road, Taftville, Reverend Christopher Zmuda will celebrate Mass at 9:00 a.m. on Monday. In case of inclement weathe...

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Rally May 21 at the State Capitol to Support Pro-Life Pregnancy Care Center
ACTION ALERT The Connecticut Pregnancy Care Coalition is sponsoring a pro-life rally to defend the work and reputation of the pro-life pregnancy resource centers in our state. The rally will take place at noon Tuesday, May 21, at the State Capitol. This past week, the House of Representatives passed H.B. 7070, which subjects the advertising of pro-life pregnancy care centers to the oversight and authority of the Attorney General of Connecticut. The Attorney General will have sole discretion in determining whether the advertising is appropriate or not. The bill p...

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The Hope Lives Here Spring Walkathon & Music Festival will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. May 21 at Norwich Free Academy. Students from NFA Project Outreach, in an effort to raise awareness about homelessness, will hold a fundraiser, walkathon and music festival at Norwich Free Academy's Slater Building. Join them to see how many laps you can make while you collect stamps and earn tickets to enter for a free prize drawing. Bring a lawn chair to sit and enjoy live music. There will be a kids table with activities for them to do. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to seven local agencies, including ...

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Hope and Healing for the Divorced, Separated - June 15, 2019 in Portland, CT
DUE TO LACK OF REGISTRATIONS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Hope and Healing for the Divorced, Separated The Catholic Family Services Office is offering a program for Catholics experiencing the pain and hurt of losing a marriage relationship. Entitled Hope and Healing: Surviving Divorce and Separation, it will take place Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. at St. Mary Church Hall, 45 Freestone Ave., Portland, CT. This workshop will give you time for personal reflection, group sharing, prayer, ritual, journaling, and support with other Catholics seeking h...

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healing, Catholic Family Services, Divorce, Separation, Marriage
Memorial Day Cemetery Mass in Taftville, CT - May 27, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.
In Sacred Heart Cemetery, Harland Road, Taftville, Reverend Christopher Zmuda will celebrate this Mass at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019.  260 Harland Rd, Norwich, CT 06360 Get Directions >> In case of inclement weather, the Mass will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Taftville.  All priests are invited to concelebrate.  Please bring alb and white stole.

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Memorial Day Cemetery Mass in Norwich, CT - May 27, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.
In Saint Joseph Cemetery, Boswell Avenue, Norwich, the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich will celebrate Mass on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. In case of inclement weather this Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral of St. Patrick, 213 Broadway, Norwich. All priests are invited to concelebrate. Please bring alb and white stole.

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Memorial Day Cemetery Mass in New London, CT - May 27, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.
In Saint Mary Cemetery, Jefferson Avenue, New London, Msgr. Leszek Janik, VG, will celebrate Mass on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.  In case of inclement weather this Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary Church, New London.  All priests are invited to concelebrate.  Please bring alb and white stole.

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2019, Memorial Day, Mass, Cemetery, New London
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