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Fasting - Abstinence - Lenten Meals

Posted on February 14, 2023 in: Lent

Fasting - Abstinence - Lenten Meals
Fasting & abstinence Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. The norms of fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat o...

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The Power of Prayer - One Woman's Amazing Experience
May 27, 2021 dawned with blue skies and fair weather as Lois Roy, Sexton at Church of the Holy Family, in Hebron, arrived to begin her day.  She met and spoke with the pastor, Father Michael Phillippino in the driveway as he arrived for his duties. A short time later, Father was jolted ...

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Spend Time in Eucharistic Adoration

Posted on February 13, 2023 in: Reflections

Spend Time in Eucharistic Adoration
What we look at has the power to change us. Our eyes are like portals to our imagination. Seeing something has a unique ability to stimulate new thoughts, clarify former ideas and significantly alter our perception. To gaze upon the Grand Canyon, the face of a child or, more problematically, images ...

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Beloved ‘Mother Church' in Need of Care

Posted on February 08, 2023 in: News

Beloved ‘Mother Church' in Need of Care
Rescue the tower or close the church: That’s the dilemma facing congregants of St. Mary Church in Norwich and their pastor, the Rev. Robert Washabaugh. Parts of the exterior of the 100-year-old church are crumbling and have been declared a safety hazard - so much so that the perimeter is fe...

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Knights Corner- Why We March

Posted on February 07, 2023 in: News, ProLife

Knights Corner- Why We March
On the way home from attending a luncheon for the Connecticut March for Life kickoff last month, my wife Kerry and I began discussing the value in holding such a rally in Hartford this spring. It was certainly expensive to charter buses, print signs and pay for gas and parking if one drives there. W...

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World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life in the Diocese of Norwich
On Feb. 5, priests and Religious from around the Diocese of Norwich gathered at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick to celebrate the gift of the Consecrated Life. All the faithful attendees came together to pray in thanksgiving for the Consecrated life and to ask God to bless members of Religious Co...

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Finding Hope When Your Children Fall Away from the Church
The question is one that many Catholic parents struggle with: Why don’t my adult children attend Mass or practice their faith? The answer is complicated and comprised of a myriad of factors beyond any parent’s control, said Deacon Dennis Dolan. “One thing I know, this is not on ...

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Where is Mass Attendance Highest? One Country is the Clear Leader
A compilation of new data by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University sheds light on the countries around the world that have the highest Mass attendance numbers.  CARA researchers used data from the World Values Survey (WVS), a major intern...

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Can Our Work Help Our Faith?

Posted on February 02, 2023 in: Reflections

Can Our Work Help Our Faith?
Each and every one of us, by virtue of our baptism, is called to live the Gospel and to follow Jesus in our daily lives. But how practical is that? Is it realistic to think that we can actually practice our faith in our daily work? According to Michael W. Sullivan, SFO, here are three ways our wo...

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We Can Help. Promise to Protect-Pledge to Heal
We Can Help To report inappropriate conduct of any kind by a Diocesan Bishop please contact ReportBishopAbuse.org or call 1-800-276-1562 To report inappropriate contact of any kind by a representative of the Diocese of Norwich or for assistance for victims, please call The Dioce...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on May 19, 2023 in: Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
  May 10 - June 13 Alzheimer’s and dementia-related illness program Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia-Related Illness & Aging: Healthy Brain and Healthy Body, Sponsored by the Caregiver Spirituality Ministry-Office of Faith Events. Please join us for a morning of information and sharing, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the following parishes on the respective dates.  Refreshments will be provided.  Keynote speaker will be The Alzheimer Association’s Eastern Region Director of Education and Outreach.  May 10, St. Sebastian Church,...

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Healing Masses and Healing Services in Hebron
Come join us for a Mass of Healing and Hope on the third Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. at Church of the Holy Family, 185 Church St, Hebron. The next Mass scheduled will be on May 21. Mass will be celebrated by Father Ray Introvigne with a healing service following the Mass led by Father Ray.  For more information, contact Andrea Hoisl at faithevents@norwichdiocese.net or (860) 848-2237 ext. 203  

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Patroness of Haiti
“Make her known throughout the world” The month of May is devoted to Our Blessed Mother Mary, who is honored under many titles including Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Mary holds a special place in the hearts of Haitians and is honored by the people of Haiti and our local Haitian population under the name Notre-Dame du Perpètuel Secours. Many Catholic Churches throughout the United States, including the Catholic Church in Quaker Hill (part of Divine Mercy Parish), also honor our Blessed Mother under this title and contain the icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help...

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Bankruptcy Court Approves Auction Procedures
The Diocese of Norwich has received approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to auction 113.19 acres of its property in Montville, which includes Saint Bernard School, on June 2. The property to be auctioned by Norwich Roman Catholic Diocesan Corporation comprises the real estate and all of its improvements located at 1593 Route 32, Montville. The Diocese requested the court order in April. Interested bidders have until 4 p.m. May 26 to submit written bids that satisfy all requirements detailed in the court’s sale procedures. If one or more qualified bids i...

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Addiction to Adoration: One Man's Spiritual Journey
There is an old saying that could very well describe Brother John Blaschik’s journey to the Trappists: “Every saint has a past and every sinner a future.” Not too long before becoming a monk, he was on a very different path — a path to perdition. Blaschik is a monk of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (also known as the Trappists). He resides at Our Lady of the Holy Cross Abbey in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He leads a life of relative simplicity, silence and separation from the dominant culture, following the Rule of St....

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Watch 'The Chair' - A Conversation About Our Diocese
The story of the faith in Norwich began under the anti-Catholic policies of early Puritan, New England. Grew rapidly with the Irish-Catholic immigrants in the mid-nineteenth century. And carries on today under the leadership of its current apostle, Bishop Michael R. Cote. Bishop Cote and the Cathedral of Saint Patrick were featured in 'The Chair,' a television series that highlights 85 of America's cathedrals. Each episode captures the unique beauty and characteristics of a diocese.    Watch the entire series of The Chair on Roku, Crackl...

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