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Faith Sparks: Welcome Back…Love, God
“Welcome back” is a common, familiar phrase we use in our daily lives all the time. We welcome people back from vacation, sick leave, summer break, holidays – the list goes on and on. It’s an innocent salutation that makes us feel like we were missed. However, in 2021, this s...

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The Story of EWTN: From Garage Startup to Global Catholic TV Network
In honor of EWTN’s 40th anniversary, CNA shares some of the miraculous occurrences that aided the Catholic network’s early success. Listen to the podcast here, or on your favorite app:   CNA Newsroom · Ep. 109: The Story of EWTN - From Garage Startup to Global Ca...

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More Employment Opportunities in Education
It's that time of year - back to school for teachers and support staff. There are a few positions that have not been filled - See the link below.     There are a number of schools in the diocese that are looking for teachers and administrators.    Op...

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ACA Needs You to Reach Goal

Posted on August 19, 2021 in: ACA

ACA Needs You to Reach Goal
As our 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal, “One Faith, One Family” continues to move closer to its goal, we want to thank each of our donors who have committed to support the more than 25 ministries and programs of the diocese that receive financial sustenance from the ACA. We know that many pe...

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Video: Learn About the St. Joseph Churches in the Diocese
Celebrating the Year of St. Joseph Learn more about the Churches named St. Joseph in the Diocese of Norwich during the Year of St. Joseph. This week the Office of Faith Events visits Fr. Arul Peter at St. Joseph, Chester.   View Additional Churches with the honor of bein...

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Outreach to Haiti Statement on Earthquake
The following statement was posted Aug. 14 from Outreach to Haiti: Please keep Haiti and its people in your prayers after they suffered a major earthquake this morning. The earthquake was a magnitude 7.2 tremor followed by a 5.2 aftershock 20 minutes later. The area struck was in Western Haiti, a...

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Pope Francis Urges Solidarity with Haiti After Devastating Earthquake
Vatican City, Aug 15 -- Pope Francis has called for international solidarity to alleviate suffering in Haiti following a major earthquake that killed hundreds on the island nation. “In recent hours a strong earthquake has occurred in Haiti, causing numerous deaths, injuries and extensive ma...

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A Prayer to Begin a School Year

Posted on August 16, 2021 in: School News

A Prayer to Begin a School Year
Blessed are you, Lord God, Creator of body and mind and heart; you have sent the Spirit of wisdom and knowledge to guide your people in all their ways. At the beginning of this new school year, we implore your mercy: bless the students, teachers, and staff, that together we may ...

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Walking With Moms In Need: A Year of Service
WHAT IS WALKING WITH MOMS IN NEED? Walking with Moms in Need is a time of service in which Catholic parishes and communities "walk in the shoes" of local pregnant and parenting women in need. Everyone should know how to help moms in difficult circumstances. While no...

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Standing Up for the Defenseless: 40 Days For Life Begins Sept. 21 with Pro-Life Mass at Cathedral
For most of us, the world we live in today is not the world we grew up in. Our culture has advanced from pushing God to the sidelines, to now becoming ever more anti-Christian. Our spiritual battle for the protection of the defenseless is facing more and more threats and attacks. Standing up for Lif...

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Virtual Rosary Prayed Live Online Every Tuesday in October
October is the month of the Most Holy Rosary so the Office of Faith Events has put together a simple program to do a Group Rosary Virtually on Every Tuesday at 3pm.  It is a great opportunity for children and youth to learn the Rosary as a Community Online!  The first week will kick off on Tuesday, October 5th at 3pm.  We will do the first mystery of the Rosary and then the next mystery the following week.  By the end of the month, we will complete the 4 mysteries. In honor of 40 Days for Life, we will be offering a special Project Rachel Rosa...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on September 27, 2021 in: News

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Clergy Appointments
The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointments in the Diocese of Norwich   CLERGY APPOINTMENTS Reverend Francis Gilbert, from Parochial Vicar, The St. John Paul II Parish-Moodus and East Hampton, to Parochial Vicar, Divine Mercy Parish-Uncasville, Oakdale, and Quaker Hill. Effective: September 27, 2021. Rev. Msgr. Leszek T. Janik, from Vicar General for the Diocese of Norwich and Pastor, Sacred Heart Church, Norwichtown, to Vicar General for the Diocese of Norwich, Pastor, Sacred Hea...

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Willimantic Shelter in Need of Executive Director

Posted on September 30, 2021 in: News

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Willimantic Shelter in Need of Executive Director
The Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church seek a full-time Executive Director for Holy Family Home and Shelter in Willimantic CT, Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity, this 26-bed not-for-profit facility is funded by HUD, FEMA, and other grantors. "The successful applicant will be a powerful voice for the homeless, committed to faithful stewardship while developing community among a diverse population", Mother Marie Julie, SCMC said. "They must possess skills necessary for effective leadership and government grant writing."&...

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Couples Attend Special Mass to Celebrate the Enduring Sacrament of Marriage
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Robert Barron once said that, “in marriage we do not only administer the sacrament to each other, but we also become a sacrament.”  Loving husbands and wives married for 25, 50 and even 65 years joined hands with their spouse and renewed their sacramental commitment to each other before the Lord at the Diocese of Norwich Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, October 3. One of the four longest married couples at Sunday's Mass at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, ...

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RSVP Today: Outreach to Haiti 35th Anniversary Celebration is November 8th
You are cordially invited to attend 35th Anniversary Celebration Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti Building a Legacy of Hope – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Monday, November 8, 2021 Mercy High School, Middletown, CT 5:30 Reception, Dinner, Silent Auction   Honorees: Most Reverend Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D. Ellen Flynn, RSM Reverend Gerald Kirby Mr. Daniel O’Sullivan And our Inaugural Works of Mercy Award to The Padre Pio Foundation   Reservations $75 per person or $50 per religious RSVP by Octo...

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Bishop's Column: Respect Life, Always

Posted on September 30, 2021 in: Reflections, ProLife

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Bishop's Column: Respect Life, Always
October 2021 Four County Catholic Respect Life, Always My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, October is Respect Life Month. The theme this year is Saint Joseph, Defender of Life. In this year of Saint Joseph, we recall how Joseph protected the infant Jesus and His mother Mary. In his apostolic letter, “With a Father’s Heart” our Holy Father, Pope Francis wrote, “God trusted Joseph, as did Mary, who found in him someone who would not only save her life but would always provide for her and her child.” Saint Joseph, through his devot...

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