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Forgive them-The Video

Posted on March 21, 2023 in: News, Vocations

Forgive them-The Video
Here is the video of how a misplaced homily created ripples that went on to work a miracle of God's grace for at least one family. Hopefully, sharing this will lead to more people realizing that life is too short to not forgive. If you haven't read the article in the Winter 2023 is...

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With A Father's Heart: Celebrating the Feast of Saint Joseph
Ordinarily celebrated on March 19, the Feast of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was celebrated in dioceses in the US on March 20 because March 19 fell on a Sunday. As a diocese, let us continue to renew our devotion to the beloved, tender, accepting father Saint Joseph is to us (...

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Come Pray For Vocations

Posted on March 20, 2023 in: Events, Vocations

Come Pray For Vocations
Join us each month to pray a Eucharistic Holy Hour for vocations led by Bishop Cote. These hours of adoration are a wonderful opportunity to pray for vocations to priesthood and religious life, to pray for our seminarians, and for our priests and religious already serving our diocese. The first Holy...

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St. Patrick's Day Lenten Dispensation
Whereas, the disciplinary practice of abstaining from meat on the Fridays in Lent is an important dimension of the penitential nature of the season and applies to all Catholics who have reached the age of fourteen (canons 1251 and 1252); Whereas, this year the Feast of St. Patrick, March 17, fall...

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An Unlikely Chaplain Evangelizing an Unlikely Team
Mount St. Mary Seminary has a tradition of allowing seminarians to act as sports chaplains for the university’s sports teams. Thanks to the work of now-Father Jacob Ramos, who was head chaplain at the time, I was asked to act as sports chaplain for the women’s rugby team —– a...

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Saint Patrick: "Christ Be With Me"
“Christ be with me, Christ within me” St. Patrick’s Breastplate The Church celebrates the feast day of Saint Patrick on March 17. The following prayer is attributed to Saint Patrick and has a personalized inspiration for all of us who reside in our diocese placed under his pr...

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The True Sense of Life

Posted on March 15, 2023 in: News, Outreach to Haiti

The True Sense of Life
I am Sherley Saintervé, a young woman and medical doctor who is 31 years old. As I have matured and faced the challenges that come with living on this earth, I have learned “the urgent necessity to refocus my life on Jesus.” Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, I grew up in the Tabarre Sect...

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Celebrating 10 Years of Pope Francis

Posted on March 12, 2023 in: News

Celebrating 10 Years of Pope Francis
  Vatican City - April 5, 2015. Pope Francis gives the Urbi et Orbi blessing (meaning "for the city and for the world") for the city of Rome and the entire world on April 5, 2015 in St. Peter's Basilica. | © L'Osservatore Romano By FAITH Catholic Celebra...

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Virtual Lenten Mission Recording: Witness and Wisdom
Please enjoy this recording of Fr. Jacob Ramos sharing his vocation story as part of the Office of Faith Event's Virtual Lenten Mission.     Lenten Mission - Fr. Jacob Ramos from Office of Faith Events-Norwich on Vimeo.

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Employment Opportunity for an Executive Assistant
Xavier High School in Middletown is looking for the right person to fill the position of Executive Assistant to the Headmaster and Principal. Details can be found HERE.   To view other job opportunities Click Here

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Calendar of Events

Posted on May 19, 2023 in: Around the Diocese

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Calendar of Events
  May 10 - June 13 Alzheimer’s and dementia-related illness program Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia-Related Illness & Aging: Healthy Brain and Healthy Body, Sponsored by the Caregiver Spirituality Ministry-Office of Faith Events. Please join us for a morning of information and sharing, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the following parishes on the respective dates.  Refreshments will be provided.  Keynote speaker will be The Alzheimer Association’s Eastern Region Director of Education and Outreach.  May 10, St. Sebastian Church,...

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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 May 21. 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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Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Patroness of Haiti
“Make her known throughout the world” The month of May is devoted to Our Blessed Mother Mary, who is honored under many titles including Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Mary holds a special place in the hearts of Haitians and is honored by the people of Haiti and our local Haitian population under the name Notre-Dame du Perpètuel Secours. Many Catholic Churches throughout the United States, including the Catholic Church in Quaker Hill (part of Divine Mercy Parish), also honor our Blessed Mother under this title and contain the icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help...

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Bankruptcy Court Approves Auction Procedures
The Diocese of Norwich has received approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to auction 113.19 acres of its property in Montville, which includes Saint Bernard School, on June 2. The property to be auctioned by Norwich Roman Catholic Diocesan Corporation comprises the real estate and all of its improvements located at 1593 Route 32, Montville. The Diocese requested the court order in April. Interested bidders have until 4 p.m. May 26 to submit written bids that satisfy all requirements detailed in the court’s sale procedures. If one or more qualified bids i...

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Addiction to Adoration: One Man's Spiritual Journey
There is an old saying that could very well describe Brother John Blaschik’s journey to the Trappists: “Every saint has a past and every sinner a future.” Not too long before becoming a monk, he was on a very different path — a path to perdition. Blaschik is a monk of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (also known as the Trappists). He resides at Our Lady of the Holy Cross Abbey in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He leads a life of relative simplicity, silence and separation from the dominant culture, following the Rule of St....

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Watch 'The Chair' - A Conversation About Our Diocese
The story of the faith in Norwich began under the anti-Catholic policies of early Puritan, New England. Grew rapidly with the Irish-Catholic immigrants in the mid-nineteenth century. And carries on today under the leadership of its current apostle, Bishop Michael R. Cote. Bishop Cote and the Cathedral of Saint Patrick were featured in 'The Chair,' a television series that highlights 85 of America's cathedrals. Each episode captures the unique beauty and characteristics of a diocese.    Watch the entire series of The Chair on Roku, Crackl...

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