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Knights of Columbus Open 2022 Convention in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — How to be true pastors in the world. That was the message Bishop J. Mark Spalding shared with members of the Knights of Columbus from all over the world as they, along with their families, gathered for the Opening Mass of the 140th annual Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention Tuesday, Aug. 2, in the Delta Ballroom of the Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. Also in attendance at the Mass were dozens of bishops, priests, deacons and religious from around the world. Bishop Spalding noted the significance of the gathering...

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Many Attend First Full Blessing of the Fleet in Three Years
A large crowd turned out in Stonington Borough on a warm and sunny Sunday, July 31, to continue the time-honored tradition of blessing those fishermen who set out to sea from here.     The Blessing of the Fleet also remembers local fishermen who have died at sea and honors the vessels -- along with their captains, owners, crews and families -- that will go out to sea in the year ahead. The blessing is the culmination of a weekend of events surrounding it in Stonington Borough. There was a 5K race and walk on Friday in the Borough, followed by a gat...

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St. Vincent de Paul Place to Hold Neighborhood Health Clinic
When: Monday August 22, 2022  10am to 3pm   Where: St. Vincent de Paul Place: 120 Cliff St. Norwich. No appointment needed. Insurance not required Ice cream, snacks, games and crafts for children. Everyone is welcome.  Hartford Health Care: Visit with a provider, nurse, or medical assistant. Basic lab testing, prescription assistance, vaccinations, referrals, and follow-up care.  TVCCA: Economic stability, housing /food assistance. Case Management, childcare and preschool programs, energy assistance, financial education, housing, meals. ...

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Rest in Peace, Sr. Rita Johnson, SSND
Sr. Rita K. Johnson, SSND, Diocesan Director of Ministry to the Sick died on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at W.W. Backus Hospital in Norwich.  Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts on May 10, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Rita K. (Craven) Johnson and John Johnson. Sister Rita was born and raised in Roxbury, MA, and was taught by the School Sisters of Notre Dame at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School and Mission Church High School. After professing religious vows as a School Sister of Notre Dame in 1963, Sr. Rita taught in Catholic schools in New...

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A New Eucharistic Miracle in Mexico?
A video circulating on social media shows what appears to be a eucharistic miracle — a consecrated Host exposed for adoration by the faithful seems to “beat” like a heart. The video was recorded July 23 at Our Lady of the Rosary parish in the town of Zapotlanejo, near Guadalajara, in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Argentine priest Father Carlos Spahn, founder and superior of the Religious Family of the Immaculate Heart and Divine Mercy, who is currently ministering in Mexico, led the eucharistic adoration service. In a statement to ACI Prensa, CNA&...

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Ill or Homebound? Here is a list of Daily and Weekend Livestream Masses
FCC News Desk A number of parishes in the Diocese continue to Livestream Weekend Masses online for those persons and their caretakers who are ill or homebound. Some parishes archive their Masses for on-demand replay.  All Masses and special services from the Cathedral are available for viewing at any time.  Check out the following resources for online Masses:     Broadcast and Streaming Mass Schedule:   NorwichDiocese.org/Masses   Sunday morning Masses from the Cathedral of Saint Patrick are broadcast on t...

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Celebrate World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on July 24
This Sunday, July 24, is the celebration of World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, established by Pope Francis. The theme of this year’s celebration is, “In Old Age They Will Still Bear Fruit.” It emphasizes how grandparents are a gift both to society and the Church. Below is a prayer issued by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life for Grandparents and the Elderly. If you would like additional resources about this celebration, they can be reached on the USCCB website at the link below. World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly - Resources...

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Employment Opportunities in the Diocese of Norwich
Looking for a job? We have a number of open positions that can be found at  NorwichDiocese.org/Employment.   The updated page includes listings for several employment opportunities within the diocese.     Administrative Assistant - Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich     School job postings are online as well   Be sure to keep the link to NorwichDiocese.org/Employment handy  

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on July 20, 2022 in: News, Vocations

Clergy Appointments
July 5, 2022 The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointment in the Diocese of Norwich   Reverend Jacob Ramos, newly ordained, to Parochial Vicar, Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish - Coventry and Storrs. Effective: July 11, 2022     Reverend Peter J. Langevin, Chancellor

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Pope Francis: The Poor Suffer Most from Heat Waves, Drought
As Europe faces record high temperatures and summer wildfires, Pope Francis has pointed out that the poor suffer the most from heat waves, drought, and other environmental extremes. In a message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the pope said that it is “the poorest among us who are crying out.” “Exposed to the climate crisis, the poor feel even more gravely the impact of the drought, flooding, hurricanes, and heat waves that are becoming ever more intense and frequent,” Pope Francis said in the message published on July 21....

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