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All Souls Prayer

Posted on October 31, 2019 in: News

All Souls Prayer
November 2 is the Commemoration of All of the Faithful Departed or All Souls. On this day, we pray that all those who have died— our loved ones, and also those people around the world — that through the mercy of God, will rest in peace. Merciful Father, On this day, we are called to remember those who have died, Particularly those who have died in the past year, And pray for their joyful reunion with you, their loving creator. As your son taught us to call the stranger neighbor, our fallen are many— Names we will never know, Voices...

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Love, Prayer, AllSouls

Dead Theologians Society

Posted on October 29, 2019 in: News

Dead Theologians Society
The ‘Memento Mori’ Youth Group Denver, Colo. (CNA) - When Eddie Cotter Jr. was a youth minister in the diocese of Orlando, Florida, he had his students watch the 1989 film “Dead Poets Society.” The movie stars the late and widely beloved Robin Williams, who plays an eccentric and unorthodox teacher that inspires his students to re-found a clandestine club called the “Dead Poets Society.” Members of the club meet in a cave to read and discuss poetry, including their own poems. In 1997, the film inspired Cotter’s youth group to ...

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youth, AllSouls, Saints, AllSaints
Updated Guide to Church Bazaar and Craft Fairs
Use the Handy List Below to See Where All the Best Church Bazaars and Craft Fairs are Being Held Throughout the Diocese. You Can Also Add Events to Your Google Calendar from Ours.      November 2 Holiday Bazaar St. Patrick Church, East Hampton 9am-2pm Knick-knacks, china, holiday decor, stocking stuffers, linens, children’s books, toys, homemade goodies and jewelry.  St. Theresa Guild - Harvest Fair St. Sebastian Church, Middletown 9am-2pm Handmade items and so much more Don’t miss our famous Italian cookie walk....

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CraftFairs
Married Couples Renew Vows at Anniversary Mass
By Ryan Blessing Loving husbands and wives married for 25, 50 and even 63 years joined hands with their spouse and renewed their commitment to each other before the Lord at the special Anniversary Mass on Sunday, October 27. John and Jane Sterry, married on June 30, 1956, stood with other couples in the Cathedral of St. Patrick and praised God for accompanying them during good times and bad. The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D said that “faithful marriage is a re-creation in time and space of Jesus’ love for His people, the Church. We believe that se...

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Marriage, Norwich, Mass, Catholic

Praying Your Goodbyes

Posted on October 28, 2019 in: Bereavement Support, Events

Praying Your Goodbyes
~Bereavement Day of Prayer ~ The Diocesan Catholic Family Services Office is sponsoring two workshops for the bereaved entitled: Praying Your Goodbyes  Both workshops will include time for private reflection, prayer and journaling, and will give participants suggestions on how to navigate the upcoming holidays, and discover ways to grow through the experience of their loss.  It will be offered on two separate dates: Thursday, November 7  9 A.M. to 12 P.M. St. Sebastian Parish Hall, 155 Washington St., Middletown or Saturday, November ...

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healing, Catholic Family Services
Mass to Honor Children Who Have Died from Stillbirths, Miscarriages or Abortions
MASS OF REMEMBRANCE The Annual Diocesan Mass of Remembrance to honor children who have died from stillbirths, miscarriages or abortions, whether recently or years ago, will take place Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 7 P.M. at Sacred Heart Church, 52 West Town St., Norwichtown, CT. The Mass of Remembrance is an opportunity for family members to memorialize and honor the dignity of the precious lives of pre-born children.  For more information, call Mary-Jo McLaughlin at the Catholic Family Services Office, 860-848-2237, Ext. 312.    

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Busy Weekend for Pro-Life Activities
There are a number of Pro-Life activities going on throughout the state this weekend.   The monthly Diocesan Pro-Life Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich on Saturday, November 2 at 8:30 A.M. Please join our celebrant Fr. Ray Introvigne 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. A brunch in the Cathedral Hall will follow the Rosary this month.   This weekend concludes the 40 Day...

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Pro-Life, Catholic, Prayer, 40DaysforLife, ProLife, 40DaysNorwich, 40DaysforLife, FamilyInstitute, CCC, CTPublicAffairs

The Hallowed Tradition of Cemetery Masses

Posted on October 28, 2019 in: News

The Hallowed Tradition of Cemetery Masses
By Christine Rousselle Mobile, Ala., Oct 31, 2019 (CNA) - The end of October and the first few days of November comprise of “Allhallowtide” in the Church--All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day. During the month of November, the Church takes special notice to remember, honor and pray for the dead. There are many different cultural traditions around this period, but one of the most consistently honored is the practice of visiting cemeteries.  Some dioceses mark this tradition in an especially solemn way, by celebrating a Mass on A...

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Mass, Catholic

Turning 40 in Style

Posted on October 24, 2019 in: News

Turning 40 in Style
St. Vincent de Paul Place (SVdPP) hosted a celebration and open house Thursday, October 10th  to showcase its facility and many services. Volunteers, clients and friends were treated to tours, fellowship and food. The ministry, now housed on Cliff Street in the former St. Joseph School building, began 40 years ago in the Shannon Building in downtown Norwich. “We were delusional young people trying to change the world,” “We were delusional young people trying to change the world,” said Deacon Tom Casey, reflecting on the gene...

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Catholic, Norwich, Catholic, St. Vincent de Paul Place, , SVdPP, OPENHOUSE
The Family Catechesis Workshop is Cancelled
The FAMILY CATECHESIS: MODELS AND RESOURCES workshop scheduled for this Saturday October 26, 2019 at St. Mary Church in Coventry:  has been CANCELLED. .  We hope to reschedule this workshop in the spring or next fall.  Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. Andrea Hoisl, Office of Faith Events  

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