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Gallery & Video: Father Michael Bovino Ordained to the Priesthood
A celebration of the ordination to the priesthood of Reverend Michael Bovino for service as a priest in the Diocese of Norwich took place June 27, 2020. The Ritual Mass for the Conferral of Holy Orders took place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, with the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, as the ordaining celebrant. A gathering of invited congregants, fellow diocesan priests, and deacons were at the cathedral to witness the ordination, which was celebrated under new social distancing rules because of COVID-19. The Mass also was liv...

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Reimagining Faith Formation with John Roberto
We have all been witnesses to a world that has been dramatically changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. No aspect of life has been unaffected. We have been witnesses to and agents in the abrupt move of church life from the physical to the virtual.  How do we reinvent Faith Formation for this new reality? Watch the Replay of the webinar to learn more.

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on June 29, 2020 in: News, Vocations

Clergy Appointments
June 29, 2020 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 Michael Bovino, Newly Ordained, Parochial Vicar, Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Norwich. Effective:  July 16, 2020.   Reverend Michael Castiblanco from Parochial Vicar, Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Norwich, to Parochial Vicar, Corpus Christi Parish, Willimantic.  Effective:  July 16, 2020.   Reverend Juan Angel Aguirre Palacio from Parochial Vicar, Corpus Chr...

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Mercy Students’ ‘A Butterfly of Love’ Project Shows Support
A group of Mercy High School friends have teamed up to assemble care packages for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as part of a service project called A Butterfly of Love. The girls put together packages of face masks for people working and volunteering on the front lines during the pandemic. They also are delivering care cards for patients and people who cannot receive visitors, and including messages of thanks to helpers and caregivers. A Butterfly of Love mandala is a gift of patience, love and hope. A mandala represents that life is never ending...

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Priest Chat 2

Posted on June 26, 2020 in: News

Priest Chat 2
Priest Chat 2 - June 18th Our Chancellors, Fr. Brian and Fr. Peter, answer questions about the Diocese of Norwich as the church begins to open in the midst of the Pandemic.

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Cards Spread Hope, Happiness to Shut-ins
“Hope and happiness is something we all need now,” said Kathleen Kukish of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Durham. That thought, she said, was the motivation she needed to join an Office of Faith Events (OFE) venture making greeting cards for residents confined to area convalescent homes and health care facilities. “By making cards … I can spread a little happiness to someone at this trying time. It’s the least I can do and it gives me happiness also.” It began as a simple idea by OFE director Andrea Hoisl. Before the shelter-in-place...

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St. Vincent de Paul Place, Norwich, Receives Federal Funds for Food Pantry
FCC News Desk St. Vincent De Paul Place, Norwich, will receive $25,000 in relief aid for its food pantry through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Executive Director Jillian Corbin said the number of households that signed up with the food pantry for the first time amid the pandemic more than doubled compared to the same period last year. In May, St. Vincent De Paul Place saw a 28.5 percent increase in the number of meals served over the previous year. The food pantry served 14 percent more households, a total of 1,543, than it ...

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Religious Freedom Week- June 22-29

Posted on June 19, 2020 in: News

Religious Freedom Week- June 22-29
Beginning June 22, the Feast of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrates Religious Freedom Week. Join us in promoting religious freedom For the Good of All. All people desire to know their Creator. All people have a natural impulse to seek the good and to live in accordance with that good. All people can flourish when they pursue the truth about God and respond to the truth. Religious freedom means that all people have the space to flourish. Religious freedom is both an American value and an important part of Catholi...

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Sunday Public Worship to Resume

Posted on June 19, 2020 in: News

Sunday Public Worship to Resume
Norwich- Today the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, announced that due to the success and positive feedback received regarding the public celebration of weekday masses, parishes of the Diocese of Norwich may resume the public celebration of Sunday Mass beginning the weekend of July 4 and 5. The limitation on gatherings for religious worship, as amended by Executive Order No. 7SS of Governor Lamont, remains in effect. By this order, indoor gatherings are limited to 25% of capacity of the indoor space or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is smaller. These...

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Video Series Explores 'Hope and Faith'
While most people were shut in during the pandemic, the Office of Faith Events in the Diocese of Norwich embarked this Spring on a new series of weekly online videos, with office members offering messages of positivity and hope for troubled times. The “Hope & Faith” video series grew out of a prior regular video series, which was under way just as the COVID-19 pandemic began to take root in the United States. Faith Events produced a series of weekly videos exploring themes of the Lenten season. As the Lenten Series ended, the office decided to continue...

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