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Finding Wisdom and Encouragement in Mary’s Friendship
Growing up, I was never drawn to a close relationship with the Mother of Jesus. This was despite being a devout Catholic in a home where we prayed the family Rosary, and where pictures and statues of our Lady were always present. My sister Mary Ellen and I were both named after Mary, too.  I...

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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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Award Recognizes Judith Hughes for 45 Years of Service, Ministry
When Judith Hughes was asked how she felt receiving the Our Lady Queen of Hope Award at the Diocesan Women’s Conference last month, she replied in a soft voice, with gleaming eyes, and a gentle smile that exuded peace and warmth, with one simple word, “WOW!” Then she humbly adde...

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The Gift of Easter Time - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Deacon Bryan Jones from the Holy Spirit Catholic Community shares his Easter Joy. View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks    

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Knights Host Annual Youth Awards Event

Posted on April 26, 2022 in: News

Knights Host Annual Youth Awards Event
The Knights of Columbus, Edmund P. Perkins Council #6626 located in Tolland host an annual youth awards event to recognize young people who are making a significant and positive difference in the Tolland community. There are four awards given: The Civil Citizenship Award was created as ...

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Moments of Hope in Haiti

Posted on April 25, 2022 in: Outreach to Haiti

Moments of Hope in Haiti
When asked many years ago what the scriptures say about hope the late Maurice Blumberg shared the following in one of a series of articles he wrote for Catholic Exchange. “Hope is faith directed to the future. It’s faith acting on and trusting in the promises God has made. It’s hop...

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God Calls Us To Share His Love Through Service
As we celebrtate our Lord Jesus Christ's resurrection, we often think of all those who have sacrificed as Jesus did, whether it be the forgoing of personal time through volunteerism, making monetary donations to organizations even through these difficult times or for those who made a life-long c...

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David Kauffman's Work Inspires and Moves Others Worldwide
On St. Patrick’s Day, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Quaker Hill (Divine Mercy Parish) hosted a Lenten concert featuring David Kauffman, presented by Journey of Life Ministries (journeyforlife.org).  David Kauffman is a contemporary Catholic-Christian  songwriter and recordi...

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Catholic Charities Social Media Volunteer Intern Opportunity
Looking for an opportunity to give something back to your community or maybe you just want to make a difference to the people around you?  Want to build your social media resume?  Catholic Charities has the perfect volunteer opportunity available for someone with social media exp...

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Holy Week: View Online Photos and Videos of Norwich Masses
Click on the photos below to be taken to galleries of photos from the Chrism and Easter Vigil Masses at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. Chrism Mass 2022   Easter Vigil 2022   View videos of Holy Week Masses - Below is a showcase of Masses from Palm Sund...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on May 08, 2022 in: Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
Do you have an upcoming parish or school event that would be of interest to others in the Diocese? Promote Your Parish or School Event Around the Diocese Submissions Press releases announcing a diocesan, parish, or Catholic school-sponsored event must be received at least 14 days in advance of the event..  Your information should be typed into the body of an email. Please DO NOT submit flyers. Compose your submission as seen below. Provide the essential information about your event — what, when, where, and whom to contact. 175-word maxi...

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Gala Dinner Dance for the Missionaries of Holy Apostles
On Friday, June 17, Saint Clements Castle in Portland, Connecticut will be the site of a Gala Dinner/Dance in support of the senior members of The Society of the Missionaries of Holy Apostles (MSA). The MSA of the United States Province are a community of Priests and Brothers founded by Rev. Eusebe Menard in 1962. Their Charism, or mission, is to promote and form men to the priesthood, and lay leaders for service in the Universal Church. Their primary ministry in the United States is to provide priests and lay leaders that can serve the Church, and spiritual directors, t...

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Parish Helps Displaced Ukrainians in Poland 
It all started with a couch.  Rev. Richard Sliwinski, pastor of St. Mary Czestochowa Parish in Middletown, was visiting his mother in Konin, Poland, just as Russia began the invasion of Ukraine. Due to her medical issues, Fr. Richard’s mother was in need of a hospital bed, and in order to make room for it, a couch had to be removed. Fr. Richard asked around if anyone could use it, and a local priest knew a family that could. Thus began Fr. Richard’s relationship with Ivan Volvin. Ivan is a Ukrainian Catholic who emigrated to Poland some 12 years ago, and...

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Award Recognizes Judith Hughes for 45 Years of Service, Ministry
When Judith Hughes was asked how she felt receiving the Our Lady Queen of Hope Award at the Diocesan Women’s Conference last month, she replied in a soft voice, with gleaming eyes, and a gentle smile that exuded peace and warmth, with one simple word, “WOW!” Then she humbly added, “I feel I don’t deserve it. There are so many other women who are doing wonderful and important things who are more deserving than me.” But in reviewing the list of nominees for this year’s award, as well as the criteria for it, the members of the Di...

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Holy Week: View Online Photos and Videos of Norwich Masses
Click on the photos below to be taken to galleries of photos from the Chrism and Easter Vigil Masses at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. Chrism Mass 2022   Easter Vigil 2022   View videos of Holy Week Masses - Below is a showcase of Masses from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday that took place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich

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Eucharistic Congress - Two Bus Trips

Posted on May 05, 2022 in: Events

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Eucharistic Congress - Two Bus Trips
Join Us on a Eucharistic Pilgrimage Ever since a 2019 Pew Research Center study found that only 31 percent of self- identifying Catholics said they believe that Jesus Christ truly becomes present in Holy Communion, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has been calling for a Eucharistic Revival in the Church.  A core tenet of the Catholic faith is that the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ is truly made present in the Eucharist. But belief in The True Presence has waned in recent years. Cardinal Seán O’Malley invites all the Catholic faithful...

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