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Amber Grace Smith’s Lasting Gift
Few of us know the pain of losing a child. As a parent of three, I cannot imagine having to send one of them home to be with God, yet I know that every year, thousands of parents fight through the pain of just that as childhood cancer claims another life. In all my life, I have never met a more faith filled family than the family of Matt and Caron Smith, who endured such a tragedy in December 2018. The Smiths’ second youngest child, Amber Grace Smith, became sick with a rare brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme, when she was only 6 years old. After being hospitali...

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2020 Norwich Diocesan Women’s Conference Afternoon Workshops
If you are thinking of attending the 2020 Norwich Diocesan Women's Conference March 28 at St. Bernard High School in Uncasville, please check out the afternoon workshop choices listed below.  Please list your top two choices on your registration form, workshops are filled according to a first come first serve basis, so send your registration in today!! We hope to see you on March 28! Faith and Family Balancing life and faith is a challenge most of us face daily.  Adding family to that equation sometimes proves to be impossible.  Li...

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Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations

Posted on February 09, 2020 in: Events, Vocations

Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations
Join us February 20, 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, Norwich as we pray for men to answer the call to be instruments of God’s grace as priests and for women to answer the call to consecrated life.  March Holy Hour for Vocations will take place March 19, 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, Chester

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Looking for Help Finding Employment?
Let Catholic Charities help you create a resume, prepare for interviews and help you with job searching skills.  One-on-one classes are available and held by appointment only.   Classes take place in our Norwich, New London and Willimantic offices.   Norwich 331 Main Street 860-889-8346 New London 28 Huntington Street  860-443-5328 Willimantic 88 Jackson Street 860-423-7065 For questions please contact Miriam Rodriguez  at 860-423-7065 ext. 11 or email miriamrodriguez@ccfsn.org  

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The Diocese of Norwich Marches for Life!
People of all ages from our Diocese trekked the 400 miles to Washington D.C. to join in supporting the voiceless, the most vulnerable, the innocent unborn children of God in their mothers wombs. The March for Life peacefully expresses our enthusiastic and loving witness to the inherent dignity of every human person. It’s one of the largest marches, by people of all faiths, for social justice in America! This year’s theme was “Life Empowers: Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.” Citing our year 2020, marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving wo...

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Family Formation Workshop: Connecting Church and Home
Family Formation Workshop Thursday, March 19, 2020, 9-12 St. Francis Church Hall, Middletown All are welcome! What is Family Formation? How do you implement it in a parish? Who are the people involved in Family Formation? What resources are needed or used for Family Formation? How does it help our families? Come and hear the answer to these questions and so much more! RSVP by March 16, 2020 manicholas@norwichdiocese.net or call 860-848-2237, ext. 304  

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Saint Bernard Theology Teacher is Ryken Award Winner
The 2019 Ryken Award was presented to Mr. Paul Servideo, a theology teacher in his second year at Saint Bernard School, following a school Mass on December 9th. "Mr. Servideo has won our admiration in the quiet unassuming manner reminiscent of XBSS founder Theodore James Ryken, and he is most deserving of this honor bestowed upon him by his colleagues," Headmaster Don Macrino said. The Ryken Award is given annually on the feast of St. Francis Xavier at each of the 13 Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools. The award recognizes an adult member of the school comm...

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Faith and Reason: Addressing the Mistruths About Science and God
The Diocesan School Office and the Office of Faith Events present… Faith and Reason Workshop Presentation on how to address mistruths about Science and God, with our youth and young adults! March 16, 2020, Mercy High School, Middletown Two sessions: 8:30-12:00 pm or 6:30-9:00pm Mr. Robert Alderman is the regional director of Catholic education development for the northeastern United States. As a member of Fr. Spitzer’s staff, he will be presenting a new supplemental module series for teenagers and young adults called 7 Essentials. This seri...

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Jubilarians Renew Vows at Mass for Consecrated Life
Those who have devoted their lives to God’s calling gathered to celebrate and renew that commitment at the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Gift of Consecrated Life on February 2nd at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. Six Jubilarians marked anniversaries of between 25 and 65 years of consecrated life in service to the Lord, such as sister Blanche Cadotte, DHS, with 65 years. Sister Cadotte was joined by Sisters Paulette Gariepy, DHS, and Dominic J. Valla, ASCJ, both 60 years; Sisters Bonnie Morrow, DHS, and Yvette J. Rainville, DHS, 50 years; and Brother Jude...

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Family, Faith and Fun!

Posted on February 02, 2020 in: School News

Family, Faith and Fun!
As part of the new Diocesan Faith Formation curriculum, students and families from grades K-2 from Blessed Sacrament Parish, Tolland, met recently for breakfast, faith sharing, fellowship and to work on a holiday service project. The service project consisted of making personalized placemats for Thanksgiving that were distributed to a local nursing home for residents to enjoy with their holiday meal. Participating in projects like this is one of the many ways that our children learn how important it is to share their God-given gifts and talents with others. “It&...

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