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Action Alert: Help Protect A Pregnant Woman's Choice in Connecticut
ACTION ALERT The State Senate will soon be Voting on Legislation Detrimental to Pro-life Pregnancy Resource Centers in Connecticut Please send an email to your state Senator urging them to vote "NO" on this legislation. Please do so today. If you already emailed the...

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Is This the Beginning or the End?
When we reach this point of the year, we are usually giddy with anticipation over the promise and joy our summer events provide – longer days, warmer nights, outdoor activities, vacations, family gatherings, beach days, hiking/biking, swimming – and the list goes on and on! We have 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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Lost and Found: Xavier Alum Reunited with Ring Almost 40 Years Later
In the summer of 1982, between his junior and senior years at Xavier, Dan Hoey and some friends went to Misquamicut Beach in Rhode Island. Just months earlier he had received his class ring.   “I lost the ring in the water,” Hoey said. “I remember the waves were awesom...

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Spread Easter Joy

Posted on April 28, 2021 in: Reflections, FaithSparks

Spread Easter Joy
April 28, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Andrea Hoisl -Director of the Office of Faith Events, reminds us that Easter is a whole season, not just a day and we need to keep on spreading Easter Joy! View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting Norwi...

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From the Superintendent's Desk

Posted on April 27, 2021 in: School News

From the Superintendent's Desk
Dear Friends: As the Easter season is upon us, we celebrate the greatest feast in our Catholic calendar, we share the joy of the resurrection. Easter is a day of celebration because it represents the fulfillment of our faith as Christians. St. Paul wrote that, “Unless Christ rose from the d...

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Caring for the Environment: Xavier Students Pick Up 450 Pounds of Trash
Earlier this school year, Aidan Higgins, '22, approached Xavier High School Academic Dean Kyle St. George with a proposal.  After researching the Surfrider Foundation, which works to protect and preserve the world's oceans, waves, and beaches, Higgins wanted to start a new chapter at...

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2020 Ryken Award Winner Helps School Navigate Tough Times
The 2020 Ryken Award was presented to Mr. Robert Bernard, who has been the Director of Finance at Saint Bernard School for the past eight years. The award is given annually on the feast of St. Francis Xavier at each of the 13 Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools. This year’s presentation, ho...

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Brother James M. Kelly Endowment Fund at Xavier
In the spring of 1982, Brother James Kelly, C.F.X., was preparing to become the next principal of Xavier High School by attending a convention of the National Catholic Education Association in Chicago. One of the speakers talked about writing monthly letters to the parents of boys at his school. ...

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Vocations: We Respond to the Lord's Call with, 'Here I Am'
This month, Jacob Ramos presents us with a brief look at his journey as he prepares to be called by Bishop Cote to ordination as a Transitional Deacon on May 27, 2021. Please keep Jacob and all of our seminarians in your prayers. - Father Greg Galvin   Recently, I was meditating on the...

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Vigil Mass September 21 to Mark Start of 40 Days for Life Campaign
  The Norwich 40 Days-For-Life Campaign will begin with a Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday, September 21, at 7 PM. Bishop Michael R. Cote will be the principal celebrant and Fr. Michael Bovino will be the homilist. This year, The 40 Days for Life Campaign runs from Wednesday, Sept. 22nd through Oct. 31st. Please join-in with your fellow parishioners by praying, fasting, and signing-up to participate in the peaceful prayer vigil held outside the planned parenthood facility at 12 Case St. in Norwich. For more information, go to https://www....

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Reflecting on Summer Assignments

Posted on September 07, 2021 in: Vocations

Reflecting on Summer Assignments
An integral part of a seminarian’s priestly formation is his summer assignment. Each summer, upon returning home from the seminary, our seminarians are assigned to different parishes in the Diocese for eight weeks of pastoral work and experience. This time in the parish is important for them. It serves to assist them in developing pastoral competency, it teaches them about pastoral leadership, and it provides them with opportunities for collaboration with others. Most of all, it helps them become true shepherds after the heart and example of Jesus Christ. Just befo...

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Faith Sparks: Welcome Back…Love, God
“Welcome back” is a common, familiar phrase we use in our daily lives all the time. We welcome people back from vacation, sick leave, summer break, holidays – the list goes on and on. It’s an innocent salutation that makes us feel like we were missed. However, in 2021, this simple phrase has taken on a whole new meaning for all of us. We are welcoming people back to work, to shopping, to restaurants, and to normal life activities after a year and a half of unprecedented sickness, death, quarantine and gathering restrictions. “Welcome back&rdquo...

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Take a Look at September Events Around the Diocese
Notre Dame Church Tag Sale Saturday, September 4, at 272 Main St., Durham from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.,rain or shine  OUTSIDE you will find furniture, records, tapes, cds, books, pictures and frames, baskets, stuffed animals, electronics, sporting equipment, religious items and a full range of miscellaneous tag sale items.  INSIDE our church hall we will have a huge assortment of clothing, toys, jewelry, china, a variety of linens, kitchen supplies, craft supplies, and more. A few minor changes:  We will not be having OUTSIDE vendors, MASKS are requ...

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