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Gala Dinner Dance for the Missionaries of Holy Apostles
On Friday, June 17, Saint Clements Castle in Portland, Connecticut will be the site of a Gala Dinner/Dance in support of the senior members of The Society of the Missionaries of Holy Apostles (MSA). The MSA of the United States Province are a community of Priests and Brothers founded by Rev. Eusebe Menard in 1962. Their Charism, or mission, is to promote and form men to the priesthood, and lay leaders for service in the Universal Church. Their primary ministry in the United States is to provide priests and lay leaders that can serve the Church, and spiritual directors, t...

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Award Recognizes Judith Hughes for 45 Years of Service, Ministry
When Judith Hughes was asked how she felt receiving the Our Lady Queen of Hope Award at the Diocesan Women’s Conference last month, she replied in a soft voice, with gleaming eyes, and a gentle smile that exuded peace and warmth, with one simple word, “WOW!” Then she humbly added, “I feel I don’t deserve it. There are so many other women who are doing wonderful and important things who are more deserving than me.” But in reviewing the list of nominees for this year’s award, as well as the criteria for it, the members of the Di...

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Knights Host Annual Youth Awards Event

Posted on April 26, 2022 in: News

Knights Host Annual Youth Awards Event
The Knights of Columbus, Edmund P. Perkins Council #6626 located in Tolland host an annual youth awards event to recognize young people who are making a significant and positive difference in the Tolland community. There are four awards given: The Civil Citizenship Award was created as a direct result of Columbine High School shootings in April of 1999. After witnessing the exaggerated amount of attention given to the shooters, a group of knights met and came to the conclusion that we must find a way to recognize those individuals in our middle school who exemp...

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David Kauffman's Work Inspires and Moves Others Worldwide
On St. Patrick’s Day, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Quaker Hill (Divine Mercy Parish) hosted a Lenten concert featuring David Kauffman, presented by Journey of Life Ministries (journeyforlife.org).  David Kauffman is a contemporary Catholic-Christian  songwriter and recording artist, screenwriter and movie producer. He is a prolific artist and the founder and creative director of Good For The Soul Music, whose works touch and inspire people worldwide. Kauffman has spent three decades on a faith journey that has grown from a personal pursuit to a fu...

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Holy Week: View Online Photos and Videos of Norwich Masses
Click on the photos below to be taken to galleries of photos from the Chrism and Easter Vigil Masses at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. Chrism Mass 2022   Easter Vigil 2022   View videos of Holy Week Masses - Below is a showcase of Masses from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday that took place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich

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Catholic University to Auction Wizard of Oz 'Dorothy' Dress
Washington D.C., Apr 20, 2022 / 05:19 pm (CNA) - The Catholic University of America will auction a million-dollar dress that Judy Garland wore as Dorothy Gale in the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz.” The university says that the proceeds will go toward educating drama students. “Even though we love the dress, it has never been displayed or shared broadly over the past 50 years,” Jackie Leary-Warsaw, dean of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art, said in a statement shared with CNA. “It was given to inspire and support the arts at ...

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'He Has Risen' - Bishop Cote's Easter Message
  Easter Message 2022 “There is no need for alarm. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here. See, here is the place where they laid him.” Mark 16:6 My dear brothers and sisters in the risen Lord: One of the greatest and most meaningful signs of Jesus’ Resurrection is His empty tomb. Tombs are meant for the dead; they are not places where the living reside. However, Jesus’ tomb is very different. “On the first day of the week” (Mark 16:2) the women who go to the Lord&rsquo...

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Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Returns to Cathedral for Palm Sunday Concert
After a three-year absence, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra again filled the Cathedral of St. Patrick with beautiful music on April 10 in a special Palm Sunday evening concert.  The orchestra and chorus performed before an audience that almost filled the cathedral, and which included The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich. "It's been a while since we have all been able to gather, and I'm grateful to the Almighty that things are beginning to settle down for us," Bishop Cote told an audience of several hundred that ...

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Hundreds Return to Annual Chrism Mass in 2022
The annual Chrism Mass took place Tuesday morning, April 12, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich.  Hundreds of faithful communicants continued the celebration of Holy Week leading up to Easter. It was the first time in three years that the cathedral was open for the Chrism Mass.  The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Norwich, blessed the sacramental oils that will be used by parishes throughout the diocese in the coming year for baptism, confirmation, anointing of the sick and the ordination of priests. After his homily, the...

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Assisted Suicide Bill, Once Again, Dies in Judiciary Committee
S.B. No. 88 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AID IN DYING FOR TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS  Failed to Pass the Judiciary Committee and is dead for this legislative session. Thank You - without the efforts of all those who sent in emails and called their Senators and Representatives this outcome would not have been possible. Article on the action of the Judiciary Committee. Related Articles on this Topic Assisted Suicide Bill Dies in Judiciary Committee- April 20, 2021 Read more ProLife articles Here Visit Action.CTCatholicPAC.org to read more and to sign...

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