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'One Faith, One Family' Lived Everyday by the Families of Our Diocese
This year’s Annual Catholic Appeal theme, “One Faith, One Family,” is lived every day by families in the Diocese of Norwich. Many of our parishioners face daily challenges in their lives. One very difficult challenge that many confront is the selection of an assisted living cent...

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Norwich, Catholic
"Hope and Faith" Video Series Week 2
As the Lenten Series has ended, the Office of Faith Events has decided to continue weekly videos focused on Hope and Faith during the Pandemic.  This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Mary-Jo McLaughlin, coordinator of Catholic Family Services in the Office of Faith Events, speaks about no...

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Norwich, Catholic, faith
Outreach to Haiti: Easter Hope, Easter Joy
Recently, while I was celebrating Mass for the Missionaries of Charity in Port au Prince, Haiti, a four-year- old boy came up to me as I was listening to the First Reading being proclaimed. He pointed to the Crucifix on the wall above me. The Mass was celebrated in English. The child doesn’t s...

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Haiti, Norwich, Catholic
Vocations Corner: A Seminarian Reflection
This month, Larry Barile presents us with a brief look at his journey as he prepares to be called to ordination as a Transitional Deacon. Please keep Larry in your prayers, Larry was ordained a transitional deacon, April 15, 2020 at Pope John XXIII National Seminary where he is presently in h...

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Vocations, Norwich, Catholic

Masses Go Online for Holy Week

Posted on April 16, 2020 in: News

Masses Go Online for Holy Week
Services for Holy Week in the Diocese of Norwich this year were unlike any in memory, with hundreds attending Masses online or listening on radio and clergy celebrating Mass in empty churches. Churches in the diocese have been closed to parishioners because of social distancing orders put in plac...

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Norwich, Mass, Catholic
Faith Sparks: Celebrating Easter as a Season Not a One-day Holiday
The Lenten season is over and Jesus is out of the tomb. It is time to celebrate the joy of the Resurrection and Christ’s victory over sin and death for as St. Augustine tells us, “We are an Easter people.” But, what does that mean for most of us? As a child growing up in what I ...

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Norwich, Catholic, sparks
Christ is Risen; He is Truly Risen! Alleluia!!
Easter Message, 2020 "For they did not yet understand the Scripture that He had to rise from the dead." John 20:9   Dear brothers and sisters in the Risen Lord, The passage from the Gospel of John cited above is the last verse proclaimed in the Gospel for the Mass of Eas...

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Additional Resources to Enhance Your Good Friday and Beyond
Here are Two Additional Resources to Help You with Your Journey On Good Friday we are being asked by Archbishop Gomez, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops President to Pray Together at Noon on Good Friday.   Go to Facebook.com/usccb to view the Live stream ...

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What's New in the April Four County Catholic
The latest issue of the Four County Catholic is available now, and is filled cover to cover with news from within the Diocese of Norwich.   Bishop's Easter Message Bishop Michael R. Cote shares his Easter message for 2020, words of hope amidst the challenging times in which we...

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Norwich, Catholic
"Be Not Afraid" - Hope & Faith During the Pandemic- OFE Launches New Video Series
As the Lenten Series has ended, the Office of Faith Events has decided to continue weekly videos focused on Hope and Faith during the Pandemic.  This week, Liza Roach, Youth and Young Adult Minister for the Diocese of Norwich, kicks off the series during Holy Week speaking about the numerou...

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  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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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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