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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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Enroll Today in Classes at the New England Catholic Biblical School
“Pay attention and come to me; listen, that you may have life.” (Is 55:3 NABRE) Each day we let either the world or God’s Word shape our lives. Who is influencing your life? Whose voice are you allowing to shape who you are? The New England Catholic Biblical School offers accredited two year and four year certificates in Biblical Studies for adult learners and is now enrolling virtual classes for the 2023-24 academic year. Find out more at www.CatholicEdAOHCT.org, or contact us: catholic.biblical.school@aohct.org

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In Memoriam - Sr. Anita Paul, DHS

Posted on November 30, 2022 in: News, Vocations

In Memoriam - Sr. Anita Paul, DHS
1930 – 2022 Sr. Anita Paul, DHS, 92, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on November 23, 2022 at St. Joseph Living Center in Windham, CT. Born on December 31, 1930, in Washington, VT, the daughter of the late Felix and Antoinette (Roberge) Paul, Sr. Anita entered religious life in 1949 and made her religious profession on August 23, 1950 at the Motherhouse in Saint Brieuc, France. She was then known as Sr. Jeanne Benigna. She earned a B.A. in education from Diocesan Sisters’ College, South Woodstock, CT and a M.A. in religious education from...

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Seminarians Run a Thanksgiving Turkey Trot around Vatican City
American seminarians in Rome began Thanksgiving Day with a race around the world’s smallest country. The 13th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot around Vatican City State kicked off with an early start at the Pontifical North American College on Nov. 24. More than 130 seminarians, priests, and Catholic college students gathered near the starting line at 5:30 a.m. with t-shirts proudly proclaiming “the world’s only 5K to go around It was a seminarian sweep for the top three finishers of “the world’s only 5K to go around a sover...

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A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Posted on November 17, 2022 in: News, Reflections

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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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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'Let Yourself Be Loved' - Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
Saint of the Month: Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity The Church celebrates the feast day of Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity on November 8. “Let yourself be loved”, Sister Elizabeth of the Trinity wrote to her Prioress, Mother Germaine. This French Discalced Carmelite Sister was gifted to the Church for the years of 1880-1906. By her hands during her years as a religious, God wrote of His Trinitarian love for us. Sister Elizabeth died of Addison’s disease three years after professing final vows. Since then, she was beatified by St. John Paul II in 1984 and ...

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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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U.S. Bishops Offer Pro-family Policy Recommendations Ahead of Midterms
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in an Oct. 26 letter offered more than a dozen policy recommendations related to the health and well-being of women, children, and families, calling for a “radical solidarity” with mothers in need and the building of a society where families flourish without a supposed need for abortion. The bishops’ letter comes shortly before the Nov. 8 midterm elections in the United States, during which 34 of the 100 Senate seats and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives will be contested. The bishops called t...

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Wanted: Angel Ornaments for Annual Festival of Trees
The Office of Faith Events is seeking contributions of multicultural angel ornaments for our tree atthe Wadsworth Atheneum's 48th Annual Festival of Trees and Traditions. Please bring or send donations to: 199 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360 Donations needed by November 21, 2022 Thank you!

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