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Getting Closer to God at St. Patrick Cathedral School - Hope & Faith
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Faustine from St. Patrick Cathedral School in Norwich speaks about the highlight of her Catholic education. View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks    

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Seniors Grow into Sisterhood

Posted on June 20, 2022 in: School News

Seniors Grow into Sisterhood
Senior year can be challenging in many ways, but at the Academy of the Holy Family, the seniors have grown as a result of these challenges.  The majority of the class was new this year, and included girls from all around the world: Rwanda, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Brazil, and South Africa,...

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USCCB to Celebrate Religious Freedom Week: June 22-29
Religious Freedom Week takes place June 22-29. It begins with the feast day of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, includes the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and ends with the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.   The theme for this year is Life and Dignity for All. This year, as we approach the ...

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Knights of Columbus Present Connecticut State Council Program Service Awards
The Knights of Columbus honored local councils for some of their creative activities during the Connecticut State Council Program Service Awards at the state council’s annual meeting.  The Faith in Action Family Award went to Our Lady of Fatima Council 4122 in Vernon for the Keep Chris...

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In Case You Missed it - Virtual Summer Mission
Catch up on weeks 1 and 2 of our first Summer Virtual Mission, if you missed it - you can view them by watching the video replays below.   In the Week 2 session, Sr. Elissa Rinere delves into the Eucharist as a Mode of the Presence of Christ in the Liturgy. Click the link and enjoy! &n...

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National Eucharistic Revival Kick-off
The bishops of the United States are calling for a three-year grassroots revival of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.  The bishops believe that God wants to see a movement of Catholics across the United States, healed, converted, formed and unified by a...

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School is 'Like a Family' - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Anthony from Sacred Heart School in Taftville talks about what a Catholic education means to him. View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks    

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Christ’s Love is ‘Not for Ourselves Alone’
I often think how wonderful it is that God loves me and how awesome it is that He loves all of us. This recently came to mind when I was visiting the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website and learned in the celebration of Mass, “we receive grace that enables us to imitat...

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June Is Legacy Month- What will be Your Legacy?
Every year, the Diocese of Norwich proclaims June as “Leave a Legacy” month. Through this initiative parishioners are reminded of the importance and benefits of giving through estate planning and planned gifts. The Annual Catholic Appeal provides an opportunity for our generous parishion...

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Diakonia: Hospital Ministry Serves the Sick and Dying
It was in 2005, when I was in my fourth year of studies to become a deacon, that I was required to volunteer for a community service experience. As deacon candidates, we were encouraged to find a volunteer experience that would take us out of our comfort zones. About the same time, I saw a church...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on October 02, 2022 in: Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
  Brothers in Christ   Brothers in Christ: A Men’s Virtual Faith Group Meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month. Join this gathering of men who will share faith, personal experiences, and discussion. If you are interested in developing fellowship and discipleship with other men devoted to Christ, register by emailing Liza Roach at lroach@norwichdiocese.net or call 860-848-2237 ext. 305.    Virtual Program Explores Mary’s Seven Sorrows  The Catholic Family Services office is offering a virtual seven-week program e...

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Sept. 19 is Deadline to Register for Anniversary Mass
The September 19 deadline for registering for the 2022 Silver and Golden Jubilee Anniversary Mass is fast approaching. This is a firm date, so please register soon if you plan to attend. The Mass, which will take place October 16 at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, is open to all couples married 25 & 50 years or celebrating any significant anniversary year. Bishop Michael Cote will celebrate this annual Mass which honors the enduring love of married couples.  To register, send the following information:  husband and wife’s name, address, te...

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Let His Love Shine Through What You Do - Colleen Puscas
Music, especially Liturgical music, has always been a passion for Colleen Puscas. Some 30 years ago, she was the director of liturgy and music at Christ the Teacher Parish/Newman Center at Northern Illinois University. Then her husband, Michael, had a job opportunity in Connecticut, so she and her family moved to Colchester. One Sunday morning, after moving there, the family was running late preparing their four children for church, so they ended up attending a later Mass, 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Church. That was the first time Colleen heard the choir sing for Mass, and al...

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'Happy Hour for Couples' Will Enrich Relationships

Posted on September 22, 2022 in: Events

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'Happy Hour for Couples' Will Enrich Relationships
Couples, are you looking for a unique date night idea that will enrich both your relationship and your spiritual lives? Grab your favorite beverage and join other couples for an uplifting Couples’ Happy Hour that will inspire you and offer different perspectives about romance, relationships and family life.  The Diocesan Catholic Family Services Office is sponsoring a virtual Couples’ Happy Hour the second Friday every other month beginning September 9 from 7-8:30 p.m.. Each evening will include a presentation on topics relevant to today’s couples,...

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The Celebration of the Eucharist Daily Television Mass - Streaming Video
The Office of Radio and Television (ORTV) streams the Celebration of the Eucharist (daily television Mass) Live Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. Other live stream liturgical celebrations will be announced on the ORTV home page. The LIVE stream broadcasts Monday thrpugh Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  On weekends, there is no LIVE stream of the Mass.  To view a weekend Mass, click the Vimeo link below. Vimeo Link In addition to streaming live on the ORTV website, the TV Mass is also live streamed on its Facebook page and its YouTube...

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Diakonia - Prison Ministry

Posted on September 08, 2022 in: Vocations

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Diakonia - Prison Ministry
Prison Ministry Having been a high school religion teacher for 18 years, I was in diaconal formation when my second high school was closed and I was jobless. At a retreat for deacon candidates and lay ministers on Ender’s Island, I was mulling over where I would do my six-week ministry rotation. I believed that deacons needed to go where no one else would go and where the need was great. One of the lay ministers I had met was a deputy warden at JB Gates. So I asked him about doing something at his institution. After teaching a class called, “How to M...

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