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USCCB Urges Preservation of the Hyde Amendment
Latest budget proposes forcing taxpayers to fund abortion on demand! Urgent Action Needed!  On Friday, May 28th, President Biden released his Fiscal Year 2022 budget in which he proposes to eliminate the Hyde Amendment and some related pro-life provisions. Calling for the elimination of Hyde in a president’s budget is unprecedented. The Hyde Amendment and similar laws have protected taxpayers from funding elective abortion for 45 years. Now, powerful members of Congress want to take away these laws that both Democrats and Republicans have supported for...

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Memorial Day Services Honor the Fallen
A dedicated group of about 40 people gathered Monday, May 31 at St. Joseph Cemetery in Norwich under gray skies to honor the U.S. Armed Forces men and women who have died in military service to our country.  The Memorial Day Mass in Norwich, as well as a Mass celebrated by the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in New London, marked a return to in-person observances of the holiday. Masses also took place in other cemeteries throughout the diocese. "We come together as God's family on this Memoria...

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Employment Opportunities in Education
It's that time of year - graduations for students and retirement for teachers.     There are a number of schools in the diocese that are looking for teachers and administrators.    Openings are posted weekly. NorwichDiocese.org/Employment.   Bookmark the site and check back often.   Please share with educators that you know.

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Mass of Ordination to the Diaconate of Reverend Mr. Jacob Ramos
Mr. Jacob Ramos was ordained to the Diaconate in a Mass of Ordination on Thursday, May 27, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, Norwich. Deacon Lawrence Barile, who was ordained last year, called the Elect, Jacob Ramos, forward during the Rite of Ordination before the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich. “We all rejoice with you and congratulate you for your generosity and readiness to offer your life to the Lord’s Church,” Bishop Cote told Mr. Ramos during his homily, while both men sat facing each other at the altar. A deacon, an ordain...

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Celebrating the Year of St. Joseph
Learn more about the Churches named St. Joseph of the Diocese of Norwich during the Year of St. Joseph

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Action Alert: Help Protect Pregnancy Resource Centers in Connecticut
  ACTION ALERT The State Senate and House of Representatives Pass Legislation Detrimental to Pro-life Pregnancy Resource Centers in Connecticut.   Urge the governor not to sign "S.B. 835," An Act Concerning Deceptive Advertising Practices of Limited Services Pregnancy Centers." Click on the link below to send the governor an email. You may edit the pre-written email with your own comments.     Send Governor Lamont an email    Serious flaws in S.B. 835:    S.B. 835 is bas...

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Reminder: Sunday Mass Obligation Resumes With The Vigil Mass Of The Solemnity Of Pentecost
As previously announced in a letter signed by the bishops of Connecticut, the general dispensation from attendance at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation will be ended as of this weekend – the Solemnity of Pentecost. While parishes can return to 100% capacity with no special social distancing requirements, pastors may consider designating a “social distance” section for those who are more vulnerable. Given the reality that the pandemic has not completely subsided, some persons may be prevented from attending Mass for legitimate...

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May is Mental Health Month
The National Catholic Partnership on Disability is recognizing that May is Mental Health Month. HUMAN LIFE IS SACRED. EVERY PERSON IS CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE. A PERSON'S DIGNITY AND WORTH CANNOT BE DIMINISHED BY ANY CONDITION INCLUDING MENTAL ILLNESS. Whoever suffers from mental illness 'always' bears God's image and likeness in themselves, as does every human being. In addition, they 'always' have the inalienable right not only to be considered as an image of God and therefore as a person, but also to be treated as such. Saint P...

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Connecticut Bishops Release Letter to the Faithful
      Download CT Bishops Statement on the Eucharist (English) Descargar la Declaración de los Obispos de CT sobre la Eucaristía (Español) May 10, 2021 Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, We have lived through an extraordinary year filled with personal challenges, fears, and sufferings caused by the pandemic. At the same time, we have been encouraged by the heroism of health care workers and first responders, the creativity of our pastors, and the kindness of neighbors and friends who by their love and service peeled back the darkness ...

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Action Alert: Help Protect A Pregnant Woman's Choice in Connecticut
ACTION ALERT The State Senate will soon be Voting on Legislation Detrimental to Pro-life Pregnancy Resource Centers in Connecticut Please send an email to your state Senator urging them to vote "NO" on this legislation. Please do so today. If you already emailed them earlier in the session, please do it again to remind them of your position      Urge your Senator to Vote "NO" on S.B. 835 "An Act Concerning Deceptive Advertising Practices of Limited Services Pregnancy Centers". Click on the link below or...

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