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Catholic University to Auction Wizard of Oz 'Dorothy' Dress
Washington D.C., Apr 20, 2022 / 05:19 pm (CNA) - The Catholic University of America will auction a million-dollar dress that Judy Garland wore as Dorothy Gale in the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz.” The university says that the proceeds will go toward educating drama students. “Eve...

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Easter Blessings - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Mrs. Natalie Gould from Sacred Heart School speaks about her Easter Joy.   View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks    

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With God, All Things are Possible - Vocations Corner
Can you believe that it has been over three months since Father Larry Barile’s priestly ordination?  I asked Father Barile to reflect on his experience of priesthood thus far.  Here is what he had to say… On December 8, 2021, the Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, DD conferred the ...

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ACA Leadership is a Legacy of Love  

Posted on April 17, 2022 in: ACA

ACA Leadership is a Legacy of Love  
Each year the Annual Catholic Appeal Leadership Dinner Meeting brings together priests, secretaries and ACA Chairpeople from throughout the diocese who help to roll out the ACA in each parish. Our ACA leaders are critical to the success of our ACA weekends. They ensure that posters are put up, pl...

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'He Has Risen' - Bishop Cote's Easter Message
  Easter Message 2022 “There is no need for alarm. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here. See, here is the place where they laid him.” Mark 16:6 My dear brothers and sisters in the risen Lord: One of the greatest and mos...

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Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Returns to Cathedral for Palm Sunday Concert
After a three-year absence, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra again filled the Cathedral of St. Patrick with beautiful music on April 10 in a special Palm Sunday evening concert.  The orchestra and chorus performed before an audience that almost filled the cathedral, and which ...

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Hundreds Return to Annual Chrism Mass in 2022
The annual Chrism Mass took place Tuesday morning, April 12, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich.  Hundreds of faithful communicants continued the celebration of Holy Week leading up to Easter. It was the first time in three years that the cathedral was open for the Chrism Mass. ...

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Shoeboxes of Hope - Mercy Community Sends Love to the Children of Ukraine
The Mercy community responded immediately and enthusiastically to long-time friend and supporter, Katie McCarthy Lombardo, and her request to join a grassroots effort to help the children of Ukraine. “I was looking through social media posts about Ukraine and happened to come across the pro...

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Are We Living Easter Joy? Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Nina Romero-Caron speaks about her Easter Joy.   View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks    

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Assisted Suicide Bill, Once Again, Dies in Judiciary Committee
S.B. No. 88 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AID IN DYING FOR TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS  Failed to Pass the Judiciary Committee and is dead for this legislative session. Thank You - without the efforts of all those who sent in emails and called their Senators and Representatives this outcome...

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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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