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Vocations: From ‘Ashes to Life,’ Lent is a Time for Spiritual Renewal
Our Lenten journey began with Ash Wednesday on March 2. Catholics from throughout our diocese came to Ash Wednesday Masses and services and were marked with ashes. These ashes represented our mortality. They reminded us that we are dust and to dust we will return.  Yet, as Pope Fra...

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Faithful Around the World United in Prayer of Peace
The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D. joined with the Holy Father, Pope Francis, and the bishops of the world on March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation, in publicly offering a Prayer of Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. “As we gather today, our Holy Fath...

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Connecticut March for Life Draws Thousands to Capitol
On Wednesday, March 23, Connecticut saw its first March for Life held on the steps of the State Capitol in Hartford. Organizers estimated there were about 3,000 marchers. Among the speakers were Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life; Archbishop Leonard Blair of Hartford, evangelical arc...

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Explore the Diocese’s Unique Places of Prayer
During Lent I like to visit places of calm and reflection where I can feel alone in prayer, and  in the presence of God. Over the years I have visited several such places which are conveniently located in our Diocese. One spot that I often visit is Enders Island. This is an 11-acre island of...

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Called to Become a Sister - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Sr. Veronica Rose, SCMC speaks about her call to the vocation of a sister.     View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks

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Watch: Candlelight Concert and Compline at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick
Watch a full video replay of the hour-long, free concert of choral music followed by Compline in candlelight at the Cathedral of St. Patrick. on March 20th Compline is Night Prayer from the Catholic Liturgy of the Hours. It is where we pray to give thanks for the day and ask for protection whil...

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In Case You Missed It: Virtual Diocesan Lenten Mission - Explore the Saints
The Lenten Mission is an opportunity for us to deepen our faith, take time for reflection, and pray. Please join us as we explore the Saints and how they call us to renew our relationship with Christ. Thursday- March 10, 17, 24, 31, & April 7 at 7:00 - 7:45PM To register, contact Mariann...

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Vocation to Married Life - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Ken and MaryBeth Walter speak about their call to the vocation to married life.   View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks

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Hartford March a Chance to Proclaim the Value and Sanctity of Human Life
With a potentially historic U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion expected this summer, pro-lifers will gather in Hartford on Wednesday, March 23 for the first March for Life CT. At issue is a Mississippi law that prohibits abortion after 15 weeks with some exceptions.  Many analysts belie...

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Safe Environments Protects Our Young People
Keeping Kids Safe April is the month to mark and acknowledge our work in child abuse prevention and awareness. Here at Safe Environments we focus on this all year with our work teaching and screening adults youth, and young people.  Our job is to not keep this information on a shelf or in ...

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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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