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In the Month of Love, Take Time to Appreciate God’s Love
I met my husband Pat in 1989 when he placed a classified ad in the singles column of a local newspaper. Meeting him, I was immediately taken by his quick Irish wit, auburn hair, good looks, and self-confidence. His Irish Catholic background meshed with mine and the conversation between us flowed eas...

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Norwich, Catholic, faith, sparks
Action Alert: Help Protect A Pregnant Woman's Choice in Connecticut
ACTION ALERT Public Health Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Legislation Detrimental to Pro-life Pregnancy Resource Centers in Connecticut Please help the centers oppose the legislation by emailing the members of the committee or signing-up to testify during the ZOOM Publ...

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Catholic, Prayer
Celebrate National Marriage Week with an At-Home Marriage Retreat
National Marriage Week is February 7-14. In honor of the week-long celebration which recognizes and affirms the Sacrament of Marriage, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has released an  At-Home Marriage Retreat for couples to deepen their couple prayer and enrich their marriage. ...

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Vocations Corner: God’s Love Always Sustains Us in Being
Father Gregory Galvin, Director of Priestly Vocations Last month, the Christmas Season came to an end on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. By the grace of God and through the sacrament of baptism, here we are -- God’s children, with the gift of grace now always being offered to us for o...

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Vocations, Norwich, Priest, Catholic

The Presentation Of the Lord-Candlemas

Posted on February 03, 2021 in: News

The Presentation Of the Lord-Candlemas
On Tuesday, February 2nd at 7PM, Fr. Michael Bovino celebrated the Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas) in a special way. In the old Catholic calendar, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord was the official end to the Christmas Season. It was traditional to have a blessing of candles at the...

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Love- It's More Than Hearts and Flowers-- Hope and Faith Series 2021
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 40 Mary-Jo McLaughlin starts off the Month of February speaking about one of the 4 types of love- Eros. Eros is romantic love; what does tha...

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Xavier Student, Friend Cook Up 'Pizza 4 Pals'
“God bless you,” said the woman as she walked away from the window at MacDonough School in Middletown, where the Christmas spirit was alive and well on a late December day. The woman had four children to feed, so the “take and bake” pizzas, part of the Pizza 4 Pals program...

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We Can Help. Promise to Protect-Pledge to Heal
We Can Help To report inappropriate conduct of any kind by a Diocesan Bishop please contact ReportBishopAbuse.org or call 1-800-276-1562 To report inappropriate contact of any kind by a representative of the Diocese of Norwich or for assistance for victims, please call The Dioce...

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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, Inc. Annual Report 2020
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, Inc. Annual Report 2020 A year with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 brought many challenges and disrupted daily life for all of us. Individuals and families are struggling to survive. Our families, friends and neighbors became ill while others fou...

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Sacraments 101: The Eucharist is the True Body and Blood of Jesus
“Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on Earth: the Blessed Sacrament...there you will find romance, glory, honor, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves on earth, and more than that: Death.” These are words that autho...

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Calendar of Events

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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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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Pope Francis Asks Sacred Heart of Jesus to Convert Hearts Who Want War
Pope Francis prayed for the intercession of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Sunday to convert “the hearts of those who want war” to projects of dialogue and peace. On the last day of June, a month that the Catholic Church dedicates to the Sacred Heart, the pope asked people to continue praying for Ukraine, Palestine, Israel, Myanmar, and other parts of the world where there is much suffering caused by war. Pope Francis also asked people to remember the suffering of persecuted Christians during his Angelus address on June 29.  “Tod...

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