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2020 Ryken Award Winner Helps School Navigate Tough Times
The 2020 Ryken Award was presented to Mr. Robert Bernard, who has been the Director of Finance at Saint Bernard School for the past eight years. The award is given annually on the feast of St. Francis Xavier at each of the 13 Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools. This year’s presentation, ho...

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Brother James M. Kelly Endowment Fund at Xavier
In the spring of 1982, Brother James Kelly, C.F.X., was preparing to become the next principal of Xavier High School by attending a convention of the National Catholic Education Association in Chicago. One of the speakers talked about writing monthly letters to the parents of boys at his school. ...

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Vocations: We Respond to the Lord's Call with, 'Here I Am'
This month, Jacob Ramos presents us with a brief look at his journey as he prepares to be called by Bishop Cote to ordination as a Transitional Deacon on May 27, 2021. Please keep Jacob and all of our seminarians in your prayers. - Father Greg Galvin   Recently, I was meditating on the...

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Earth Day 2021:  Care for Our Common Home
Happy Earth Day: April 22, 2021 As we gather this Earth Day in praise and thanksgiving for Creation, offered to each of us by our Creator, let us call to mind how we depend on and care for our common home How do we return to the Earth the love, care and sustainment we receive fro...

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Being Present to the Moments of Our Life
April 21, 2021 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, Mary-Jo McLaughlin - the Catholic Family Services Coordinator, speaks on being present in each moment when we experience new life during Easter. To see past videos or more articles on Faith, visit NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSpar...

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Assisted Suicide Bill Dies in Judiciary Committee
Assisted Suicide Bill Dies in Judiciary Committee    Today, the Judiciary Committee failed to take any action on House Bill 6425 "An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients",  resulting in the death of the bill for this legislative session. The b...

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'Just Mercy' Delivers Many Messages Amid a Range of Emotions
Catholic Social Teaching promotes the dignity of the human person. We are all created in God’s image. Our actions toward others must always be rooted in Christ’s love. With that in mind, Xavier High School students, faculty and staff viewed the film “Just Mercy” as part of...

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Speaker Tells Women Sharing Their ‘Thing’ Can Transform Lives
On a visit home to her native Ireland to be with her dying mother, Julianne Stanz discovered ‘the thing.’ She didn’t know what it was, what it was for, why she was drawn to it, or even why she bought it. She just knows that while she lingered in a trinket shop in Ireland for 22 min...

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Bishop  Confers Rite of Candidacy
On Sunday, April 18th, Bishop Michael R. Cote bestowed the Rite of Candidacy on five men who are currently in formation for the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Norwich. The new candidates are (from left to right) Ronald Krystofic, Christopher Hammond, Joseph Delaney, Mark Desrosiers, and Davi...

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Discipleship Begins with Accepting God’s Unconditional Love
“The most difficult part of being a disciple is accepting that we are loved, wholly, completely and tenderly by God,” Sr. Elissa Rinere, CP, told participants at the 11th Diocesan Women’s Conference that focused on the theme of Women as disciples. “God’s love is given t...

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Posted on July 07, 2024 in: Events, Around the Diocese

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Diocese Celebrates the Ordination of Three Men to the Priesthood
On June 29, 2024, the Diocese of Norwich celebrated the ordination of three young men to the priesthood, marking a joyous event for the community. “You bring with you many gifts granted to you by God in His goodness,” said The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, to deacons Eric Carl Hosmer, Julian Felipe Cuervo-Lozada, and Alexander James Pandolfe during his homily. “Put them to good use, always, for the glory of God and the good of His holy people.” Bishop Cote expressed deep appreciation to Mount Saint Mary’s seminary faculty ...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on July 01, 2024 in: News, Vocations

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Clergy Appointments
July 1, 2024 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 Henry Agudelo, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Brendan the Navigator Parish-Saint Joseph Church and Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church, New London, Saint Paul Church, Waterford, and Our Lady of Grace Church, Fishers Island, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary Parish, Clinton.                       ...

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Arrangements for Bishop Emeritus Daniel P. Reilly
  The Catholic community joins together in mourning the loss of Bishop Daniel Patrick Reilly, the revered fourth bishop of Worcester and third bishop of Norwich. At the age of 96, Bishop Reilly passed away peacefully at 8:10 p.m. on June 18. His dedication to the Church and his faithful service have left a lasting legacy. The Diocese of Worcester invites all to join in celebrating his life and legacy through a series of services held in his honor.   Services and Memorials The faithful are welcome to attend the services for Bishop Reilly at St. Pau...

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Faith and Freedom: Reflections on Independence Day
As the night sky explodes with vibrant fireworks and the tantalizing scents of barbecues drift through the air, Americans from every corner of the nation unite in celebration of the Fourth of July. For us, as Catholics, this day isn't just about national pride; it's a profound moment to delve into the intricate connection between our unwavering faith and the precious freedoms that define our lives. Cast your mind back to 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was boldly signed, proclaiming the inalienable dignity and rights bestowed upon every individual b...

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Annual Blessing of the Fleet Returns to Stonington Borough
As Stonington has done for over 60 years, the St. Mary community will celebrate the annual Blessing of the Fleet. This is to honor present and past commercial fishermen, lobstermen and their families. The traditional celebration returns this year. THURSDAY, July 25 at 6 p.m.: The 2024 Blessing of the Fleet 5K Race is an in-person timed race through historic Stonington Borough. The certified course starts and ends at the Town Dock, 1 High Street, Stonington. You can also choose to register for a non-competitive 2-mile walk. Register today: www.runreg.com/blessingofthefle...

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