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The Role of Spirituality in a Caregiver’s Life
    When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, "Woman, here is your son." Then he said to the disciple, "Here is your mother." And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.   &nb...

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Many Voices Sing as One in Candlelight Concert and Compline
By Ryan Blessing The voices of the Norwich Diocesan Choir echoed through the Cathedral of St. Patrick and candlelight washed over the faces of those present during the annual concert and Compline on Sunday, November 17th. The concert and Compline were organized under the supervision of new mus...

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Norwich, Catholic
Second Graders Send 188 Pairs of Warm Socks to Local Shelters
Second grade students at The Church of the Holy Family in Hebron ran the church’s annual “Socktober” drive that collected 188 warm pairs of socks.  Socks were donated to the No-Freeze Shelter and Holy Family Home and Shelter for Battered Women & Children, both in W...

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Catholic Charities Board Member, Dr. Christopher Lipinski Invested into the Order of Malta
On November 15, 2019, Dr. Christopher Lipinski was invested into the Order of Malta. The investiture took place at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City during the Solemn Mass of Investiture celebrated by Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Boston. Dr. Lipinski was ...

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Diocese's Music Director is Getting in Tune with New Role
By Ryan Blessing When he’s not playing organ and directing the choir at Mass, Michael Lianos is busy preparing for several upcoming performances at the Cathedral of St. Patrick. The new Director of Music and Organist at the cathedral, Lianos started on August 1 and has been settling into...

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Norwich, Mass, Catholic
Superintendent's Letter: November is a Busy Month for Our Catholic Schools
My Dear Friends, November is a busy month in our Catholic Schools. We keep the Catholic tradition of teaching about the feast days, and during this month we celebrate many. I encourage all parents to speak to your children about these special days of rich heritage in our Catholic faith. It is...

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Norwich, Catholic, schools

Thanksgiving Prayer

Posted on November 20, 2019 in: News, Reflections

Thanksgiving Prayer
Heavenly Creator, In this season of gratitude and abundance, we give You thanks for our many blessings as we pray for all who struggle with hunger and want. Be with them in the dark of night, when all hope seems lost. Keep their faith strong as they await relief. Let Your goodness flow thr...

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Community Pride Prospered at Tenth Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner
By Gina Foster In addition to providing an excellent education, our Catholic schools instill strong community pride which was apparent at this year’s Tenth Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner held on November 3rd at St. Clements Castle & Marina in Portland. In its largest dinner to date,...

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Norwich, bishop, Catholic
Pope Calls on Catholics in Thailand to Follow in Footsteps of Early Missionaries
Bangkok, Thailand (CNA) - Thailand’s first Christian missionaries set out feeling the absence of the Thai people from their lives and wanted to share everything they knew about God’s love, Pope Francis told the country’s Catholics during Mass on Thursday. The missionaries ended ...

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How One School Celebrated New England Catholic Schools Week
The week of November 4 – 8th was devoted to New England Catholic Schools Week. The students and families of St. Mary – St. Joseph School in Willimantic, celebrated the week by having several events that honored our uniqueness!  We kicked off the week with Buddy Day. Upper stude...

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Calendar of Events

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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Shoutouts to Some of Our Seminarians

Posted on May 07, 2022 in: Vocations

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Shoutouts to Some of Our Seminarians
First, a shoutout to seminarian Mark Johnson, our first year theologian, who received the ministry of lector with his classmates on Friday, April 22, in the seminary’s Immaculate Conception Chapel. The ministry of lector is conferred upon those who prepare and proclaim readings from scripture at Mass and other liturgical celebrations.  Second, a shoutout to seminarians Julian Cuervo, Alex Pandolfe, and Eric Hosmer, our second-year theologians, who received the ministry of acolyte with their classmates on Saturday, April 23, in the seminary’s Immaculate C...

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