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Diocese of Norwich Issues Financial Report

Posted on November 06, 2018 in: News

By Karen Huffer, Diocesan Finance Officer The Diocese of Norwich has issued a financial report for The Norwich Roman Catholic Diocesan Corporation and The Annual Catholic Appeal of The Diocese of Norwich, Inc. for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. The Diocese of more than 228,520 Catholics spent $3,977,445 on funding for ministries and programs, including but not limited to, Catholic Charities/Family Services in Norwich, New London, Willimantic and Middletown, St. Vincent de Paul Places in Norwich and Middletown, Project Northeast in Putnam, the Hispanic and Haitian Ministries throughout the Diocese, and the offi...

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Diocese Honors Teachers at 23rd Annual Educators Mass “It was a very fulfilling career seeing the growth in my students through the school year was very gratifying.” Maryanne Leone has dedicated 29 years of her life to Education. By Stephanie Gallow On Sunday September 9th, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick educators from around the Diocese gathered for the 23rd Annual Diocesan Mass for those Dedicated to Education. The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich was the main celebrant. The Homilist Reverend Francis J. Gilbert, addressed the congregation, reminding us that we are all...

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Priests and parishioners gathered in grateful memory of Deacon Tom Lewis, a dear friend and servant of St. Joseph Parish in Norwich. Parishioners and members of the Lewis family gathered at the 4pm.Sunday Vigil Mass to pray for the soul of Deacon Tom and to hang in the entranceway a memorial plaque in his memory. Deacon Tom Lewis died last summer at age 85. He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Parish and was the first permanent deacon to serve there. He served as a deacon from 2001-2007. Deacon Tom was revered for his gentleness, steadiness in ministry, and generous love. A Pot Luck Supper i...

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Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

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Connecticut Families Continue to Struggle
By Edward J. Tessman As an agency that Provides Help & Creates Hope to those most in need throughout Eastern Connecticut, the recent 2018 ALICE Report issued by the United Way of Connecticut is cause for concern. Based on the ALICE Report for Connecticut, 40% of households or 4 out of 10 families in Connecticut, have income which falls below what is needed to pay for basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care, technology and transportation. ALICE, stands for - Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed. The United Way Office in Connecticut and s...

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U.S. Bishops To Meet Nov. 12-14 in Baltimore
Will Address Abuse Crisis and Action Items; Assembly to be Live Streamed, Live Tweeted, Carried Via Satellite October 30, 2018 WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather for the 2018 Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, November 12-14.   The assembly will begin with an address by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the USCCB and also an address by the Papal Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre. The body of bishops will then adjourn to an on-site chapel f...

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Sarah Engel, Saint Edmund Honor Scholarship Honoree
The St. Edmund’s Honor Scholarship, established in memory of the members of the Society of St. Edmund who served as faculty and staff members of St. Bernard School was awarded to Sara Engel, Friday October 12th at a Mass and Dinner held at Enders Island Retreat center in Mystic. Instituted in 2007, the endowed Saint Edmund’s Honor Scholarship is given annually to a first semester senior of St. Bernard School who has shown through academics and service the virtues that St. Edmund heroically manifested in his life. Sarah, the daughter of Stephen and Eileen E...

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