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Action Alert: Oppose New State Funding of Planned Parenthood on March 5
ACTION ALERT The General Assembly's Human Services Committee will be holding a public hearing on providing Planned Parenthood millions of dollars in new state funding **Public Hearing on March 5, 2020** Please plan to attend if you can Dear Catholic Legislative Network Member, Pleas...

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Pro-Life, Catholic
God’s Plan Includes Helping Others
Those of you who have been fortunate to visit Haiti know firsthand that on the surface it looks beautiful and peaceful in many areas. This belies the fact that the Haitian people have seen more than their fair share of challenges, especially the January 12, 2010 earthquake that killed approximate...

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Haiti, Norwich, Catholic
March for Life Stirs Hopes of Norwich Diocese Faithful
As the first U.S. president to attend the March for Life stepped to the microphone, some eastern Connecticut residents could hardly believe it. Lisa Duda, who started attending the march in 2001, and who this year organized two buses from the Diocese of Norwich, witnessed a surge of emotion. &...

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Pro-Life, Norwich, Catholic, March, Washington, life

Ash Wednesday Prayer

Posted on February 21, 2020 in: Lent

Ash Wednesday Prayer
Ash Wednesday is the first day of the 40 days of Lent dedicated to prayer, fasting, and reflection in preparation for the great celebration of Christ’s Paschal Mystery in the Easter Triduum. We pray that this day marks the beginning of your spiritual renewal. If we can help you with prayers or...

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Catholic
Lenten Resources  to Help You Prepare for Easter
During Lent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection through prayer and reflection. We contemplate the promised Second Coming of Jesus as Savior. And amid the flurry of preparations, we look for practical ways to observe the holiness of the season in our everyday lives. ...

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Catholic

Witness to Steadfast Faith

Posted on February 18, 2020 in: News

Witness to Steadfast Faith
February 2020 Four County Catholic Witness to Steadfast Faith   My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, One of the many pleasures I have in being your bishop is witnessing the numerous acts of faith demonstrated throughout the diocese. As Christians, we are people of faith. It ...

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Bishop, Catholic

Vocations Corner

Posted on February 15, 2020 in: News, Vocations

Vocations Corner
Father Gregory Galvin, Director of Priestly Vocations During New Year’s week, more than 8,500 Catholic college students, Focus Missionaries, priests and religious from across the country and around the world gathered for a four-and-a-half-day national conference on the Catholic faith. It...

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Vocations, Norwich, Catholic, Priests
Making Lent a Season to Welcome and Not Dread
The Lenten season in the Catholic Church is a time when we focus on fasting, sacrifice and prayer. The truth is that most people don’t look forward to doing so for 40 days. Giving up candy, screen time or your favorite celebratory beverage is really not something we ever desire or feel motivat...

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Catholic, , lent, faith, sparks
St. Vincent De Paul Place Gets Generous Donation
Saint Vincent De Paul Place in Norwich recently received a generous donation from ConnectiCare to support energy efficient upgrades to their facility. ConnectiCare presented a $4,234.43 donation to St. Vincent de Paul Place on Jan. 30 in collaboration with the Connecticut Neighborhood A...

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Norwich, Catholic, Saint, Paul, vincent, de, place, donation
Sacred Heart Kindergarteners Learn About Giving
Giving Tree helps students fill backpacks for the less fortunate   How do you bring religion lessons to life for young children? This year for an Advent religion lesson on giving and sharing with children less fortunate, kindergarten teacher Trisha Fleury asked her class at Sacred Heart S...

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Norwich, Catholic, Youth, School, Sacred, Heart, Tree, giving
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