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In Case You Missed It: The Office of Faith Events Summer Mission Recordings
2024's Virtual Summer Mission was Recognizing the Divine in Art.   Art is a way to feel closer to God, it is a beautiful medium to connect with the divine and get in touch with your inner self. We should all take some time to explore art that speaks to the heart and see how our spiri...

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Save the Date: NDCCW's Day of Reflection is Sept. 14
THE NORWICH DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN PRESENTS A DAY OF REFLECTION SAVE THE DATE! FOOD FOR THE SOUL III Celebrating the Eucharistic Revival SPEAKER: Susan Conroy SEPTEMBER 14, 2024 ST. MARY’S - GROTON, CT Join us for an inspiring day dedicated to spiritual nourish...

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Grants from National Collections Reveal Global Impact of the Generosity of U.S. Catholics
The bishops awarded 453 grants totaling over $10.5 million that will support pastoral care, evangelization, and social ministry here in the United States and in three global regions, all made possible through the generosity of U.S. Catholics. WASHINGTON - In June, the bishops on the subcommittees...

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Catholic Charities Visits Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut’s New Innovation Center 
Kathy Capon, Norwich Diocesan Catholic Charities Board member, and Yahaira Gonzalez, New London Office Case Worker, visited the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut’s new Innovation Center on Eugene O’Neil Drive in New London, July 11, 2024. Mrs. Capon invited Erica Benvenuti from ...

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New Haven Church Rebuilds St. Trofimena Society
David Kelley says he was raised in an Italian household in New Haven that preserved “Italian food, traditions and the Catholic faith.”  Most of his Italian relatives were parishioners of their neighborhood St. Michael Church, located in Wooster Square in New Haven. The church, wh...

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Annual Golf Tournament: A Celebration of Community and Generosity
Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich recently held its highly anticipated Annual Golf Tournament, a cherished event that brings together community members, sponsors, and participants in support of various charitable initiatives. The tournament was not only a display of golfing prowess but also a te...

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‘Always smiling’: Chiara Corbella’s Father Remembers Her Joy, Faith
Last month, the Diocese of Rome closed its investigation into the virtues and reputation for holiness of Chiara Corbella Petrillo, a 28-year-old wife and mother who died in 2012 from cancer after delaying treatment until after the birth of her son.  Chiara is known for her joy and simple fai...

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‘God is Hidden in Human Misery’: Pope Francis Highlights Dignity of Migrants, Prisoners
In the face of a sometimes “anesthetized,” consumerist society, we must recall the “scandal” of our Christian faith — that God became man and dwells in each of us, especially the weakest, Pope Francis said in the northern Italian city of Trieste on July 7. “We ...

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Annual Blessing of the Fleet Returns to Stonington Borough
As Stonington has done for over 60 years, the St. Mary community will celebrate the annual Blessing of the Fleet. This is to honor present and past commercial fishermen, lobstermen and their families. The traditional celebration returns this year. THURSDAY, July 25 at 6 p.m.: The 2024 Blessing of...

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Pope: Anointing of the Sick Offers Strength to Those Seriously Ill, Elderly
Pope Francis reminds Catholics that there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the sacrament of the anointing of the sick. In his prayer intention for the month of July, he highlights the sacrament's importance for those who are very ill and elderly. VATICAN C...

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Posted on July 07, 2024 in: Events, Around the Diocese

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Diocese Celebrates the Ordination of Three Men to the Priesthood
On June 29, 2024, the Diocese of Norwich celebrated the ordination of three young men to the priesthood, marking a joyous event for the community. “You bring with you many gifts granted to you by God in His goodness,” said The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, to deacons Eric Carl Hosmer, Julian Felipe Cuervo-Lozada, and Alexander James Pandolfe during his homily. “Put them to good use, always, for the glory of God and the good of His holy people.” Bishop Cote expressed deep appreciation to Mount Saint Mary’s seminary faculty ...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on July 01, 2024 in: News, Vocations

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Clergy Appointments
July 1, 2024 The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointments in the Diocese of Norwich   Reverend Henry Agudelo, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Brendan the Navigator Parish-Saint Joseph Church and Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church, New London, Saint Paul Church, Waterford, and Our Lady of Grace Church, Fishers Island, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary Parish, Clinton.                       ...

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Faith and Freedom: Reflections on Independence Day
As the night sky explodes with vibrant fireworks and the tantalizing scents of barbecues drift through the air, Americans from every corner of the nation unite in celebration of the Fourth of July. For us, as Catholics, this day isn't just about national pride; it's a profound moment to delve into the intricate connection between our unwavering faith and the precious freedoms that define our lives. Cast your mind back to 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was boldly signed, proclaiming the inalienable dignity and rights bestowed upon every individual b...

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Annual Blessing of the Fleet Returns to Stonington Borough
As Stonington has done for over 60 years, the St. Mary community will celebrate the annual Blessing of the Fleet. This is to honor present and past commercial fishermen, lobstermen and their families. The traditional celebration returns this year. THURSDAY, July 25 at 6 p.m.: The 2024 Blessing of the Fleet 5K Race is an in-person timed race through historic Stonington Borough. The certified course starts and ends at the Town Dock, 1 High Street, Stonington. You can also choose to register for a non-competitive 2-mile walk. Register today: www.runreg.com/blessingofthefle...

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Pope Francis Asks Sacred Heart of Jesus to Convert Hearts Who Want War
Pope Francis prayed for the intercession of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Sunday to convert “the hearts of those who want war” to projects of dialogue and peace. On the last day of June, a month that the Catholic Church dedicates to the Sacred Heart, the pope asked people to continue praying for Ukraine, Palestine, Israel, Myanmar, and other parts of the world where there is much suffering caused by war. Pope Francis also asked people to remember the suffering of persecuted Christians during his Angelus address on June 29.  “Tod...

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