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Outside Gift Benefits Office of Faith Events
Occasionally, we have the great fortune to receive gifts from people who are not members of our diocese. This was the case on August 4, when Robert N. Roach (Nick), chief executive officer of The Chemical Company of Jamestown, Rhode Island and his daughter, Liza Roach, the youth and young adult minister for the Diocese of Norwich Office of Faith Events, gave Bishop Cote a $10,000 check. This was not the first time that the Roach family gifted their money across state lines. In 2018, they established the Roach Family Endowment to support the Diocesan Office of Faith Event...

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ACA “One Faith, One Family” Working Hard to Help
While we face uncertainty in some aspects of our lives, all of us can take strength and hope from our faith. We believe that God is always with us and will never forsake us. We can also find great comfort in knowing we are all in this together, each of us helping our family, friends and neighbors as best we can, as “One Faith, One Family.” Members of our diocese working as doctors, nurses, first responders, delivery drivers, grocery workers and pharmacists have labored tirelessly in so many ways, caring for those in need. In addition, our donors have really s...

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COVID-19
Coming Up: World Day for Migrants and Refugees: It’s About All of Us
“We lived in fear. We never knew when the gangs would decide it was our turn for them to take my daughter. One night they came looking for her. She was not home. They said they would return. They said they would kill me if I tried to hide her. That’s when I decided I had to take her and leave. I was scared, but I had no choice.” – Excerpt from the story of a migrant, now a member of Sagrado Corazon Church in Willimantic. We’ll call her Luisa. On September 27, 2020 the Catholic Church will celebrate the 106th World Day for Migrants and Refuge...

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Laudato Si in 30 Days

Posted on September 01, 2020 in: News, Reflections, FaithSparks

Laudato Si in 30 Days
As Stewards of Creation we share Laudato Si’ this month, written by Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common Home the earth. For the fifth anniversary of the original Laudato Si, the encyclical has been condensed into thirty-day examination, for which the Office of Faith Events will facilitate a daily reflection through e-mails from September 1 through October 4. If you would like to sign up for this daily reflection please send your e-mail address to manicholas@norwichdiocese.net To view the condensed Laudato Si month long daily reflections document please click HE...

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What's New in the August Four County Catholic
The latest issue of the Four County Catholic is available now, and is filled cover to cover with news from within the Diocese of Norwich.   Rev. Michael Bovino Ordained to the Priesthood The Mass of Ordination was celebrated on June 27th, 2020 at the Catrhedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. See the story online along with video of the Mass and a photo gallery.   67th Annual Blessing of the Fleet The traditional Fishermen's Mass and Blessing of the Fleet in Stonington continued this year, with some changes.   Faith in Action: '...

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Ministry to the Sick Shows God’s Presence And The Power Of Prayer
It has been a long six months for most of us. I hope that you have enjoyed your summer and  been able to participate in some safe social-distancing outdoor activities. As we move forward together as “One Faith, One Family,” this crisis has provided a new perspective.  Most people know someone affected by COVID-19, and some have experienced the loss of a friend or family member to the disease. People have been out of work or have lost their jobs or businesses. Tragically, I lost my great-aunt to the illness. It was very difficult for our family, espe...

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Knights of Columbus Present 2020 College Scholarships
The Knights of Columbus Belltown Council 6190 was pleased to present our two 2020 college scholarships of $1,000 each to Katie Zimmer, daughter of Lynn and Michael Zimmer, and Joseph Marcin, son of Jeanine and John Marcin. Katie will be attending Fairfield University with a major in nursing. Joseph will be attending Fordham University majoring in biology with a focus on pre-med.  This year the competition was very close, and the council decided to also award two runners up with scholarships of $500 each. Lauren Annelli, daughter of Susan and Christopher Annelli, wil...

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Three Familiar Faces In Diocesan Offices Retire
Humility, integrity and dedication are attributes that describe three familiar faces at the Diocese of Norwich Bishop Flanagan Ministry Center who retired this summer with a combined 37 years of service to the diocese.  The retirees are Karen Caise, director of the Office of Safe Environments, her database coordinator Randy Bouley, and Susan Underhill, campaign manager for the Diocesan Office of Development.  Caise began her work as OSE director in May 2010 with 18 years of experience owning two childcare centers in Ledyard, Connecticut. Before that she was ...

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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.   Development / Marketing Coordinator - St. Vincent de Paul Place, Norwich Bookkeeper - St. Vincent de Paul Place, Norwich   School job postings are online as well Part-Time Special Ed. Teacher-Sacred Heart School, Groton Middle School Math Teacher - St. John School, Old Saybrook Physics/Engineering Teacher - Xavier High...

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Coronavirus Update- Distribution of Holy Communion
On August 6, 2020 the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, amended the Guidelines for the Restoration of Public Worship  to allow for the distribution of Holy Communion during Mass rather than at the conclusion of Mass, as had been the practice since public worship resumed on June 8, 2020. The guidelines were developed to assist Pastors and parish administrators in facilitating the resumption of public worship. These standards are drawn from a variety of sources and were developed in consultation with the Pastors of the Diocese. Safety and Shared Res...

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