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Married Couples Renew Vows at Anniversary Mass
By Ryan Blessing Loving husbands and wives married for 25, 50 and even 63 years joined hands with their spouse and renewed their commitment to each other before the Lord at the special Anniversary Mass on Sunday, October 27. John and Jane Sterry, married on June 30, 1956, stood with other coup...

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Busy Weekend for Pro-Life Activities
There are a number of Pro-Life activities going on throughout the state this weekend.   The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, November 2 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Fr. Ray Introvigne at Mass as we pra...

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The Hallowed Tradition of Cemetery Masses

Posted on October 28, 2019 in: News

The Hallowed Tradition of Cemetery Masses
By Christine Rousselle Mobile, Ala., Oct 31, 2019 (CNA) - The end of October and the first few days of November comprise of “Allhallowtide” in the Church--All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day. During the month of November, the Church takes special notice to rem...

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Turning 40 in Style

Posted on October 24, 2019 in: News

Turning 40 in Style
St. Vincent de Paul Place (SVdPP) hosted a celebration and open house Thursday, October 10th  to showcase its facility and many services. Volunteers, clients and friends were treated to tours, fellowship and food. The ministry, now housed on Cliff Street in the former St. Joseph ...

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Photo Gallery: Mass For Firefighters and EMS
Firefighters and EMS personnel from throughout the Diocese and beyond came to the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich Sunday, October 20, for the annual Mass for Firefighters and EMS.  Members of departments from Norwich, Danielson, Cromwell, Groton and elsewhere, including Rhode Island, att...

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All Souls Prayer

Posted on October 24, 2019 in: Reflections

All Souls Prayer
November 2 is the Commemoration of All of the Faithful Departed, or All Souls. On this day, we pray that all those who have died— our loved ones, and also those people around the world who we will never meet— through the mercy of God, will rest in peace. Merciful Father, On this da...

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Meet the Catholic Chaplain to the Washington Nationals
By Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Oct 22, 2019 (CNA).- A professional baseball clubhouse might not be considered a particularly religious place today, but one chaplain says the Catholic priesthood is needed—and desired—as much as ever there. “When I walk in the [clubhouse], they...

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Treasures of the Church
Often times hidden, they can be found in the most unexpected places By Wayne Gignac Saint Lawrence, a deacon under Pope Sixtus II during the reign of the Emperor Valerian, was given three days by the Roman Prefect to bring to the imperial palace the treasures of the Church. Quickly Lawrence s...

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Legal Assisted Suicide Puts People with Disabilities at Risk, Report Finds
Oct-16-2019  Washington D.C. (CNA) - Leaders in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops applauded the National Council on Disability for its recent research on the risks of assisted suicide for people with disabilities. “Every suicide is a human tragedy, regardless of the age, incap...

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Your Guide to Church Bazaars and Craft Fairs
Use the Handy List Below to See Where All the Best Church Bazaars and Craft Fairs are Being Held Throughout the Diocese. You Can Also Add Events to Your Google Calendar from Ours.    October 26 Annual Fair/Tag/Bake Sale Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Quaker Hill 9am...

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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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Eucharistic Congress - Two Bus Trips

Posted on May 05, 2022 in: Events

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Eucharistic Congress - Two Bus Trips
Join Us on a Eucharistic Pilgrimage Ever since a 2019 Pew Research Center study found that only 31 percent of self- identifying Catholics said they believe that Jesus Christ truly becomes present in Holy Communion, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has been calling for a Eucharistic Revival in the Church.  A core tenet of the Catholic faith is that the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ is truly made present in the Eucharist. But belief in The True Presence has waned in recent years. Cardinal Seán O’Malley invites all the Catholic faithful...

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