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Xavier Students Serve Others During COVID -19
You've seen the pictures, the ones with the healthcare workers taking off their masks after a long day and exposing bruises. You can't help but have a reaction, especially considering what doctors, nurses and first responders are already dealing with these days. Alex Rowlins '23 and his ...

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Faith in Action: Easter People Respond in Time of Need
 In the worst of times, the best of people shine through. That is how to describe Operation Parish Hands, a mask-making outreach ministry currently under way at the yoked parishes of St. Columba in Columbia and the Church of the Holy Family, Hebron. Within days after the state directed that...

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Public Worship Resumes-Many are Grateful
Hundreds of faithful availed themselves of the opportunity to return to the public celebration of Mass this week. Public Masses have not been celebrated in the Diocese since Bishop Michael R. Cote, together with bishops throughout the region made the decision to suspend public worship in mid-March. ...

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Mass, COVID-19
Faithful Come Together for Peaceful Prayer Vigil
A one-hour prayer vigil, hosted by the Norwich Area Clergy Association, was held at Wednesday evening at Chelsea Parade in memory of all of those who have died due to racism in the country. Religious leaders of various faiths shared words of unity and hope, and led the nearly 100 faithful pa...

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The Cracked Pot- Hope and Faith Video Series Week 11
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 11 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Andrea Hoisl, the Director of the Office of Faith Events, reflections on the story of the Cracked...

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Stations of the Cross Parallel Grief During COVID-19
Someone we loved died during the COVID-19 quarantine. Unfortunately, this has become a very common experience for so many people across the globe and in our diocese. This unique period in time has afforded us and so many others a new way of experiencing the process of dying with our loved ones. Alth...

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Norwich
"Hold On" - A Musical Reflection- Hope and Faith Video Series
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 10 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, the Office of Faith Events presents a Musical Reflection.  John Angotti ...

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A Message from Bishop Cote

Posted on June 10, 2020 in: News, ProLife

A Message from Bishop Cote
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I have used that salutation in hundreds of letters, columns, and homilies throughout my 45 years of ministry as a priest and bishop. They remind us that as Christians we share a common kinship in the Lord Jesus; that we are created and loved equally, withou...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on June 10, 2020 in: News, Vocations

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   Reverend George Busto, from Hospital Chaplain, Middlesex Memorial Hospital, Middletown, with Residence at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Middleto...

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National Catholic Partnership on Disability Gives Update, Plans More Programs
Thank you to all who have supported National Catholic Partnership on Disability this year. Your generous donations have helped to support persons with disabilities and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is what we have been working on:   Virtual regional meetings t...

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Calendar of Events & Fall Fair Schedule
  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.    December 6, 13, and 20 Virtual Diocesan Advent Mission Join Vicar General Msgr. Les Janik and Director of Catholic Family Services Mary- Jo McLaugh...

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Centennial Celebration of 'The Mother Church of Eastern Connecticut' - and a Plea to Save It
On Sunday, December 11, 2023 Saint Mary Parish, Est. 1845 “The Mother Church of Eastern Connecticut” Celebrates the Centennial of Its Building Although the dedication of St. Mary Church took place on December 10, 1922, parishioners past and present, members of the Catholic family, and all neighbors are invited to A Multicultural Centennial Mass Sunday, December 11 at 10:30, Followed by a Festive Shared Meal The languages, music, decor, and forms of celebration at the centennial Mass and reception will reflect the richness of St. Mary Pari...

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Norwich
NEW: School of Spiritual Direction in Putnam, CT
The Immaculate Conception Center in Putnam, CT - in partnership with Franciscan University's School of Spiritual Direction - is offering a two-week intensive training program in spiritual direction, January 29- February 11, 2023. This is the first part of a three-year program for Certification in Spiritual Direction. There is a great hunger for spiritual direction and a need for qualified spiritual directors who are willing to serve the Church by leading others to a deeper intimacy with God. Those who are interested or feel that they can benefit from such a program c...

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A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Posted on November 17, 2022 in: News, Reflections

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A Thanksgiving Day Prayer
God, all powerful, most holy, most high and supreme; Father: holy and righteous; Lord: king of heaven and earth; we thank you for yourself, because by your holy will and through your only Son and the Holy Spirit you created all things, spiritual and material. You made us in your image and likeness and placed us in paridise, and we, through our transgression fell away. We give you thanks because, as you created us through your Son, so by the holy love with which you loved us you willed your Son to be born true God and true man of the glorious and holy ...

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In Memoriam: Sr. Mary Alice Kline, RSM

Posted on November 07, 2022 in: News, Vocations

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In Memoriam: Sr. Mary Alice Kline, RSM
Sister Mary Alice Kline, RSM, died peacefully on Baggot Street, Saint Mary Home, West Hartford, on Wednesday, October 26th. Born in Washington, D.C. on March 26, 1934, she was a Sister of Mercy for 69 years, she served in ministries throughout CT. Sister Mary Alice earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education at the Diocesan Sisters’ College, Madison CT, (1956), a Masters’ Degree in French from Assumption College, Worcester, MA (1963), an Advanced Certificate in Elementary Education from Southern CT State University, New Britain, CT (1976), and a Masters&rsq...

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Save the Dates: Virtual Adult Confirmation Program
Classes take place Tuesday evenings in 2023 Are you an active member of your parish? Have you been baptized and have received communion? Would you like to complete your sacraments of initiation by receiving Confirmation? This six-week virtual course gives candidates the opportunity to grow in faith with other candidates who are on the same spiritual journey. Classes to be held 7 - 8:15 p.m. January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7 To register, see your parish priest

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