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Click Here: Coronavirus Resources, Information and Updates to Diocesan Events

Posted on March 19, 2020 in: News

Click Here: Coronavirus Resources, Information and Updates to Diocesan Events

The Diocese has created a special page for information about Masses and Church events affected by the coronavirus. 

 

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NorwichDiocese.org/Coronavirus
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Note: The Temporary Suspension of the Public Celebration of Mass in the Diocese of Norwich

NORWICH – Beginning effective immediately, Bishop Michael R. Cote has mandated that all public celebrations of Mass be temporarily suspended in all churches of the Diocese of Norwich (the Connecticut counties of Middlesex, New London, Tolland, and Windham and Fishers Island, New York), and continuing until further notice.

This decision was made in light of the recommendations of healthcare professionals and Governor Ned Lamont’s executive order requiring the closure of all restaurants, bars, gyms, and movie theaters and the prohibition of civic, social, and recreational gatherings of 50 or more people, including religious, spiritual, or worship gatherings of such size.

Priests will continue to celebrate a daily Mass with no congregation, remembering in prayer all who are affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Also, pastors are encouraged to make provision for their churches to be open during the day so individuals can still come and pray and make an Act of Spiritual Communion with the Lord.

Further information regarding other sacramental and liturgical celebrations, Holy Week and Easter, and all celebrations beyond that date will be forthcoming. 

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