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Cards Spread Hope, Happiness to Shut-ins
“Hope and happiness is something we all need now,” said Kathleen Kukish of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Durham. That thought, she said, was the motivation she needed to join an Office of Faith Events (OFE) venture making greeting cards for residents confined to area convalescent homes and h...

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A Cheerful Heart- Hope and Faith Video Series
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 12 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Liza Roach the Youth and Young Adult Minister in the Office of...

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Prayers From Haiti

Posted on June 23, 2020 in: Outreach to Haiti

Prayers From Haiti
 As we deal with the pain, sorrow and fear from the coronavirus, one of our friends in Haiti, an artisan, sent the following sentiments to one of our board members. How are you doing these days? I was thinking about you. By the grace of God, we are fine in Croix-des-Bouquets. My only c...

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St. Vincent de Paul Place, Norwich, Receives Federal Funds for Food Pantry
FCC News Desk St. Vincent De Paul Place, Norwich, will receive $25,000 in relief aid for its food pantry through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Executive Director Jillian Corbin said the number of households that signed up with the food pantry for the fi...

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A Seminarian Reflection: Dharen Manuel Brochero Garavito
By Manuel Brochero Garavito 1 st Theology, Mount Saint Mary Seminary I LOVE JESUS! These words bring me back to the moment I realized how much I love Jesus. It reminds me of a story Father Richard Ricard, pastor of my home parish, Blessed Sacrament in Rockville-Tolland, said in one of his homi...

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Religious Freedom Week- June 22-29

Posted on June 19, 2020 in: News

Religious Freedom Week- June 22-29
Beginning June 22, the Feast of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrates Religious Freedom Week. Join us in promoting religious freedom For the Good of All. All people desire to know their Creator. All people have a natural impulse to seek th...

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Sunday Public Worship to Resume

Posted on June 19, 2020 in: News

Sunday Public Worship to Resume
Norwich- Today the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, announced that due to the success and positive feedback received regarding the public celebration of weekday masses, parishes of the Diocese of Norwich may resume the public celebration of Sunday Mass beginning the weekend of July ...

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Video Series Explores 'Hope and Faith'
While most people were shut in during the pandemic, the Office of Faith Events in the Diocese of Norwich embarked this Spring on a new series of weekly online videos, with office members offering messages of positivity and hope for troubled times. The “Hope & Faith” video series g...

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See the Mass of Ordination of Reverend Mr. Michael Bovino on June 27th
The Mass of Ordination to the Holy Priesthood of Reverend Mr. Michael Bovino will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. The Mass will be live streamed so that all may experience this joyous moment. Attendance at the cathedral is by invi...

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Catholic Charities Needs Your Help!
Due to the enormous impact of Covid-19, we are quickly running out of resources to help all of those who come to us in need within the Diocese of Norwich.  Requests for our services are overwhelming!  In the last 3 months we have served 1,288 clients with 2,517 services and provided over 2...

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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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