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Entries for October 2018

President of U.S. Bishops' Conference Issues Statement Following Shooting in Pittsburgh
October 27, 2018 WASHINGTON—Following the tragic shooting this morning at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement calling for prayer and action to put an end to violence. The full statement is as follows: "This morning violence, once again, struck one of our communities, this time in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is apparent at least eight souls lost their lives in a shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue. To our brothers and si...

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40 Days for Life

Posted on October 12, 2018 in: News, Events

40 Days for Life began with a vigil Mass, Tuesday September 25th at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick. Here is a brief portion of Father Brian Maxwell’s homily. In it he talks about the miracles in support of the cause that led to the upcoming (October 14th) Canonization of Pope Paul VI. “Pope Paul VI, who ordained Bishop Cote in 1975, will be proclaimed a Saint in just 19 days. I love one of Pope Paul’s explanations about our spiritual life — teaching us that “Holiness is within everyone’s reach”, and that we only need two elements in order to become saints, “the grace of...

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“Just Like You” Raises Disability Awareness
 “Children with disabilities are just like all children and they should not be defined by their disability,” said Andrea Hoisl, director of the Diocesan Office of Faith Events (OFE) in discussing a disabilities awareness presentation her office is offering to students in diocesan elementary schools and parish catechetical programs. The presentation, called “Just Like You,” is part of the One Heart Ministry, a disability outreach program sponsored by the Office of Faith Events. “In our culture today, raising awareness about the different...

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November 4th - Active and Retired Military Honored at  Red, White & Blue Mass
DIOCESE OF NORWICH TO HONOR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN AND THOSE WHO HAVE DIED IN SERVICE TO THE COUNTRY. 27th Annual Red, White and Blue Mass Sunday, November 4, 10:15 a.m. Cathedral of Saint Patrick Norwich, CT The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, will celebrate the Annual Red, White and Blue Mass, Sunday morning, November 4th, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich for all service branches: ARMY, NAVY, MARINES,  AIR FORCE, MERCHANT MARINE AND COAST GUARD. Parishioners from across the Diocese will join with family, friends and supporters...

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Firefighters/EMS Personnel Honor October 13
Diocese of Norwich to Celebrate Mass Honoring Saturday, October 13, 2018, Procession 4:00 pm Mass at 5:00 p.m. Cathedral of Saint Patrick Norwich, CT Norwich -- Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, will celebrate the 26th Annual Mass for Firefighters/EMS Personnel in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich.  The men and women firefighters and first responders of all faiths gather to thank God for their calling, to pray for their safety, and to remember their fallen colleagues.            ...

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Register Today!- Wine, Wisdom and Why- The Thanksgiving Edition
November 18, 2018, 3-5 pm Learn more about your faith and share some fellowship with other adult Catholics. Ask questions about our faith traditions, scripture and prayer that you have always wondered about! Our panel of experts ready to answer any questions include:  Most Reverend Michael R. Cote,D.D.  Bishop of Norwich Sr. Elissa Rinere CP, Chancellor, Director of Office of Worship/Pastoral Planning Deacon Chris Deskus, Director of Prison Ministry Office, Mr. Paul Kieda, Apologetics/Morality Teacher, Xavier High School, Middle...

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Partnership on Disability Mass - October 28th
Pontifical Mass for the Diocesan Partnership on Disability Please bring a friend and join us for a celebration of the Liturgy for people living with disabilities; for their family, friends, care-givers, co-workers, support staff and health care professionals. Principal Celebrant Bishop Michael R. Cote Sunday October 28, 2018 @11:00 a.m. Our Lady of Lourdes, 1650 Rt. 12, Gales Ferry Brief presentation & refreshments to follow in Church Hall For more information please contact the Office of Faith Events, 860-848-2237 x304 or faithevents@norwichdiocese.net

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October is Respect Life Month

Posted on October 02, 2018 in: News

October is Respect Life Month
As Catholics, we believe that every life is cherished and chosen, from the moment of conception until natural death. Every person is made in the image and likeness of God — the pre-born, those struggling with illness or a disability, those who are reaching the twilight of their life — and so each and every person has inherent dignity. We also believe that our baptism calls us to be the Light of Christ to others.  Resources Soon after the birth of my son Charlie*, who has Down syndrome, a visitor asked whether he was “mild, moderate, or ...

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Appreciating and Defending the Catholic Faith is the theme of an upcoming workshop by renowned Biblical Scholar and Author Tom Smith October 13, at Christ the King Parish in Old Lyme. The workshop is sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Faith Events. “I think the Church more than ever needs hope and healing,” said Smith. ““Our Christian hope is grounded on the sure promises of Christ to his Church. This hope sustains us through the storms we may be facing. Our seminar is an invitation to appreciate more deeply some of the core truths of our faith and learn how we can continue to share those joyfu...

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