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Funeral Arrangements for Fr. John F. Ashe

Posted on December 17, 2022 in: News

Funeral Arrangements for Fr. John F. Ashe
Reverend John F. Ashe, retired priest of the Diocese of Norwich died on Friday, December 16, 2022, at Waters Edge Center for Health and Rehab in Middletown.  Visitation will be held beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at Saint Mary Church, 45 Freestone Avenue, Portland, Co...

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It’s a Wonderful Life: How a 75-year-old Movie is the Gospel Transposed onto Celluloid
If you are one of the few people who have never seen this classic movie, be warned, there are some spoilers to follow. Hopefully, by the time you finish this article, you will want to pop some corn or roast some chestnuts and find an airing of It’s a Wonderful Life. Be sure to share it with...

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Seeking Applicants for the Our Lady Queen of Hope Award
Every year at the Norwich Diocesan Women’s Conference, Bishop Michael Cote announces the Our Lady, Queen of Hope Award to honor a woman in the diocese for her vision and leadership in the Catholic Church.   The award is named after Mary our mother, who is our role model and in whom we ...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on December 15, 2022 in: News, Vocations

Clergy Appointments
December 12, 2022 The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointment in the Diocese of Norwich   Deacon Douglas Hoffman, Director of Permanent Deacon Personnel. Effective:  December 6, 2022. Reverend Roy Parayi...

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Christ in Our Midst - Hope & Faith Video Series
This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Liza Roach, Youth and Young Adult Minister, speaks about preparing for Advent by recognizing Christ in our midst. View previous videos or more articles on Faith by visiting NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks    

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Hundreds of Faithful Celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast
On Monday, December 12, 2022, faithful from across our Diocese gathered at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick to celebrate The Annual Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Reverend Robert Washabaugh celebrated the Mass.  Reverend Michael Castiblanco delivered a stirring Homily. Upbeat...

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2022 Advent Mission, Week Three

Posted on December 13, 2022 in: ADVENT

2022 Advent Mission, Week Three
The Advent Mission is an opportunity for us as individuals to deepen our faith, take up the call to conversion, and renew our commitment to the newborn Christ and His Church. Please join us as we explore the themes of anticipation, incarnation, new life, and new beginnings. Each Tuesday night Nov...

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Collecting and Caring:  St. Bernard Girls Help New Moms, Babies
Three students at St. Bernard School in Uncasville are on a mission to change the lives of new mothers and their babies.  Olivia Gionet, Anna Kate O’Donnell and Sarah O’Donnell collected supplies this summer to benefit the Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center in New London.  ...

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Knights Food Drive Helps Colchester Community
The men of the Knights of Columbus Cardinal Spellman Council 6107 affiliated with Guardian Angels Parish in Colchester, have completed their food drive to assist our brothers and sisters in need within the Colchester community. The nonperishable food items were collected over the period from Nove...

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Help the Needy: Saint Vincent De Paul Place Norwich Collecting Miracle Bags
Christmas Miracle Bags 2022 St Vincent de Paul Place will be distributing and delivering roast beef dinners on Christmas Day. On that day, we would like to give each person or family a Miracle Bag. Miracle bags are gift bags that contain items like warm hats, gloves and personal hygiene items....

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Calendar of Events

Posted on January 20, 2023 in: Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
  Brothers in Christ Brothers in Christ: A Men’s Virtual Faith Group Meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month. Join this gathering of men who will share faith, personal experiences, and discussion. If you are interested in developing fellowship and discipleship with other men devoted to Christ, register by emailing Liza Roach at lroach@norwichdiocese.net or call 860-848-2237 ext. 305.    January 25 - February 15 Diocesan Virtual Book Club Meets virtually on Wednesday nights, January 25 to February 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. We will rea...

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Healing Masses and Healing Services in Hebron

Posted on January 16, 2023 in: Events

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Healing Masses and Healing Services in Hebron
Come join us for a Mass of Healing and Hope on the third Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. at Church of the Holy Family, 185 Church St, Hebron. The next Mass scheduled will be on March 19. Mass will be celebrated by Father Ray Introvigne with a healing service following the Mass led by Father Ray.  For more information, contact Andrea Hoisl at faithevents@norwichdiocese.net or (860) 848-2237 ext. 203  

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Diocese Files Reorganization Plan, Establishing a Compensation Fund for Abuse Claims
Late last night, a plan of reorganization was filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court in the District of Connecticut, to settle the Diocese’s Chapter 11 reorganization case. The reorganization process has been ongoing since July 2021, when the Diocese filed for bankruptcy protection. Since that time, the Diocese has been working with the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and other stakeholders to create a fund to compensate survivors of abuse. Under the proposed Plan, the Diocese and other entities will establish a Trust with funding in the amount of ...

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Calendar of Events

Posted on December 31, 2022 in: Around the Diocese

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Brothers in Christ A Men’s Virtual Faith Group Meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month. Join this gathering of men who will share faith, personal experiences, and discussion. If you are interested in developing fellowship and discipleship with other men devoted to Christ, register by emailing Liza Roach at lroach@norwichdiocese.net or call 860-848-2237 ext. 305.    Couples Happy Hour Make your Couple relationship a priority this year and join other couples for an uplifting ‘Couples Happy Hour’ January 13, 2023, from 7- 8 PM. W...

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2023 Norwich Diocesan Women's Conference
2023 Norwich Diocesan Women's Conference  Dinner with Jesus: A Ladies' Night Out The Norwich Diocesan Women’s Conference Committee is putting a fresh face on this year’s event.   The newly imagined conference entitled, “Dinner with Jesus”, will change format and location this year to be an inspirational evening out at the historic Inn at Middletown, Middletown, CT, March 22, 2023, at 6 P.M.  Bring your sisters, daughters, friends and fellow parishioners to be inspired and fed in a deep and meaningful way. Ret...

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Knights Templar March For Life in Nation's Capital
The 50th Annual March For Life in Washington, D.C. was unique for me on several levels. First and foremost because it was the first post-Roe March, and the joy of the marchers celebrating that fact was palpable. Also unique was the theme for this year’s March for Life, “Next Steps: Marching into a Post-Roe America” emphasizing the need, despite the absence of Roe v. Wade, for pro-life advocates to continue defending the unborn, both on the state and federal level. It was unique because Jesus spoke there -  well, at least the actor who plays Him ...

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