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Day of Recollection

Posted on August 21, 2019 in: Events

Day of Recollection
The Legion of Mary Norwich Curia presents a Day of Recollection; Mary our Model on October 12, at Saint Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Ave., Colchester from 8:30-2:15pm. Reverend Richard Brenton will be the guest speaker. the cost is $25 and includes lunch. To register or for more information please call 631-946-2888

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Notre Dame Tag Sale

Posted on August 21, 2019 in: Events

Notre Dame Tag Sale
DURHAM -- Huge tag sale on Saturday, September 7 at Notre Dame Church, 272 Main St. from 8-1 p.m. Join us rain or shine. There will be more than 40 vendors in the parking lot selling antiques, tools, plants, pictures, produce, furniture, crafts, records, jewelry, yarn, greeting cards, handmade items etc. Vendor space is only $15.  Vendors do not need to register, just show up that morning. Hidden treasures in the Church Hall offer a huge assortment of clothing, toys, Christmas and holiday items, jewelry, china, a variety of linens, brass, kitchen su...

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Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
By Paulina Angulo The weather was perfect for the 89th Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 11, celebrated with the Saint Brendan the Navigator Community. The community, formed by four parishes -Saint Joseph Church and Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church in New London, Saint Paul Church in Waterford and Our Lady of Grace Church on Fishers Island is under the direction of their pastor, the Reverend Mark O’Donnell. Jubilant parishioners gathered at Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church to venerate Our Blessed Mother in a solemn Mass with the main...

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Monthly Hour Hour for Vocations
Join us at St. Francis Church in Lebanon at 6pm on September 19, 2019 as we pray for men to answer the call to be instruments of God’s grace as priests and for women to answer the call to consecrated life.  St. Francis Church 67 West Town Street Lebanon, 06249

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Together We Can Achieve More

Posted on August 20, 2019 in: ACA

Together We Can Achieve More
By Gina Foster This year’s ACA theme, Hand in Hand with all God’s Children, is lived every day in our Catholic schools. Our students model helping one another on a daily basis. We can thank Catholic school teachers and administrators who work very hard every day, teaching students to be kind, loving and compassionate individuals. They teach the importance of loving thy neighbor, offering a friendly smile, and being a loyal friend. Teachers encourage students to pray and talk with God, when they are having both a good day and a bad day. Teachers explain to stu...

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Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen to be Beatified
Archbishop Fulton Sheen, beloved American television catechist in the 1950s and 60s, has moved closer to becoming a saint. On July 12, Pope Francis approved a miracle attributed to the Archbishop, making his beatification possible. The Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints promulgated the decree approving Sheen’s miracle on July 6. According to the Catholic News Agency, the miracle involves the unexplained recovery of James Fulton Engstrom, born apparently stillborn in September 2010 to Bonnie and Travis Engstrom of the Peoria- area town of Goodfield. He sh...

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Archbishop Sheen, beatification, miracle
Monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass - Saturday, September 7 at 8:30am
The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at The Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, September 7 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Rev. Brian Maxwell at Mass as we pray to end abortion and for the healing for those who have had an abortion. Following the Mass, the Rosary will be prayed both at the Cathedral and Planned Parenthood.

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Educating Women Leads to Success in Business and Family Life
By Dennis Petruzzi At Outreach to Haiti we believe in the principle that education is the path to opportunity and the way out of poverty. For 30 years we have invested in educating school-age children and young adults. In the summer of 2016, aided by a grant from the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, we began to apply that same principle to adult women. Mothers in Haiti, and in most developing countries, are often looked upon as pillars of the family and the community. Yet their potential and development needs are sometimes overlooked. So, Outreach began a pi...

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Outreach, haiti, outreachtohaiti, education

Vocations Corner

Posted on August 14, 2019 in: Vocations

Vocations Corner
  Father Gregory Galvin, Director of Priestly Vocations In memory and honor of Monsignor Thomas R. Bride, who went home to his heavenly reward on June 26, please offer one Hail Mary, one Our Father and one Glory Be, in thanksgiving for his dedication to the priesthood and especially for serving as former Director of Vocations for 34 years. Thank you. Monsignor Bride was instrumental in assisting many of the men who are serving as priests in our diocese. He was my vocation director as well as a very good friend. He loved the Church and he loved Christ in the Eu...

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Vocations, Norwich, Priests
Catholic Charities receives $123K from United Way of Southeastern Connecticut
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut last week awarded $123,382 to Catholic Charities for emergency financial assistance, intensive case management and the mental health clinic.   “We say that Allocations Volunteers are the eyes and ears of United Way donors,” said Virginia L. Mason, President and CEO of United Way of Southeastern Connecticut. “They ensure that your donation is truly making a difference every day at local nonprofit organizations, helping those in need, and improving community conditions.” United Way of Southeastern ...

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Norwich, Catholic Charities, Catholic, United Way
Diocese to Celebrate Third Annual Partnership on Disability Mass
Join Bishop Michael R.Cote for a celebration of the Liturgy for people living with disabilities; for their family, friends, caregivers, co-workers, support staff and health care professionals. Sunday October 6, 2019 at 11am at St. Andrew Church, Colchester. Presentation and light refreshments to follow in the church hall. For more information or to RSVP for the reception, please contact the Office of Faith Events 860-848-2237 x304 faithevents@norwichdiocese.net

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The Catholic Foundation Continues 19th Year of Giving
By Mary Ellen Mahoney The Catholic Foundation celebrated its 19th year of giving on June 20th during its Annual Awards Dinner held at the Holiday Inn, Norwich. The dinner was attended by the largest number of families, students and ministry representatives to date and tuition assistance, amounting to $117,890 was distributed to the largest number ever, a whopping 281 elementary students! In addition, another $15,805 was distributed among the four diocesan secondary schools. A total of $117,647 in grant money was distributed to beneficiaries of the foundation’s rest...

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Family Prayer Teaches Valuable Life Lessons
by Mary-Jo McLaughlin Is family prayer a part of your family’s life? I have vivid memories as a child kneeling beside my family as we prayed the Rosary. I would look out the window and see neighborhood children playing in their yards and I longed to be with them. Instead, I was cooped up inside participating in something that I saw as little more than a burdensome chore. When I was 11 years old, my mother died and family life as we knew it changed drastically. So many activities that we once did as a family were gone, the family rosary among them. It’s ...

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The Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference:  A Prayer For Inner Healing
At the 2018 Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference, the featured speaker was Bob Kroll of With All Your Heart Ministry (www.withallyourheart.org). Bob talked about the Father Wound and the struggle men have to overcome the hurts that our fathers leave in our lives. At the end of his presentation, he and the men prayed the Prayer for Inner Healing. That prayer led to deeper sharing among the men following the talk. This is the power and presence of the Holy Spirit that lives and moves among the men at the conference.   PRAYER FOR INNER HEALING Loving Fathe...

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Lay Carmelites Reflect on Silence, Prayer and the Psalms at Annual Retreat
By Suzanne Henderson The 2019 Annual Lay Carmelite Retreat was held at Enders Island in June. Forty-five retreatants from communities throughout Connecticut and New York enjoyed four conferences on the Psalms presented by Father Francis Amodio, Provincial Delegate for the Province of St. Elias in Middletown, New York.  “Jesus prayed the Psalms, and as a Church we pray the Psalms as we pray the Liturgy of the Hours. This is the prayer of the Church. The Psalms are written by and for the people of God,” stated Father Francis. As Carmelites, we are calle...

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